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Arizer Air Vaporizer Review


The Arizer Air is a portable hybrid conduction/convection vaporizer made by the company Arizer. The Air is the newer version of the Solo. Arizer also makes the Extreme Q desktop vape. The Arizer Air has some big improvements over the Solo as far as size and the battery system but the vapor quality and design are almost identical.

The Air still has the ability to use your old GonG adapters which is awesome for people like me because I can still use my old hydrotubes from the Solo with the new Air. The glass mouthpieces for the new Air are the same size as the old ones from the Solo as well. I really like that they made everything interchangeable. You can click here to pick up the Arizer Air ($169) from the same place I get my vapes from (Make sure to use coupon code “AIR”).

Arizer Air Solo ComparisonSize/Portability –  One of my main complaints about the Solo was the size of the unit especially when the glass mouthpiece was connected but the Air has completely solved this issue. The new Air can fit easily in my pocket and I can even leave the smallest mouthpiece attached. It does require a little deeper pockets than normal but it is possible. I can almost completely palm the Air for discreetness and the included skin makes it super easy to hold on too.

Now the Air comes with quite a few options as far as mouthpieces, GonG adapters and hydrotubes so I’ll list the height with each accessory.

Included with the Air are the Short, Medium, and Large Mouthpieces.

-Arizer Air (No attachments) – 4.8 inches tall x 1.14 inches in diameter
-Air w/ Short Mouthpiece – 6.5 inches tall
-Air w/ Medium Mouthpiece – 7 inches tall
-Air w/ Large Mouthpiece – 8.75 inches tall
-Air w /GonG Adapter & Hydrotube – 10.6 inches tall

Heating – The Air uses a ceramic heating element with five different temp selections ranging from 338 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a drop down from the previous Solo model which had 7 different temps ranging from 122 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. So the temps are much more condensed and tailored more specifically for dry herbs. I prefer to start off on green which is 374F and bump up to orange (393F) later on in my session.

Here are the new Arizer Air temperature settings:

  1. 180C/356F (Blue)
  2. 190C/374F (White)
  3. 200C/392F (Green)
  4. 205C/401F (Orange)
  5. 210C/410F (Red)

Chamber/Bowl – The Air heating chamber is basically the same as the Solo using a high quality ceramic chamber and an all glass vapor path provided you use the longer stem. Unfortunately the newer, smaller stems have a plastic screw on mouthpiece so that kind of eliminates the all glass vapor path feature but the new stems are also a fraction of the size. You win some and you lose some. I can usually get about .2 grams of dry herb in the bowl and this is good for multiple people and plenty for one. The Solo glass stems and GonG adapters are also fully interchangeable with the new Air.

Battery – Although the Air has a new battery system, the average life has dropped quite a bit compared to the Solo. Now the system itself is much better because the Air uses one replaceable 18650 internal rechargeable li-ion battery. I like the idea of removable batteries for day trips, hiking, snowboarding etc… This is pretty much the exact setup as the Haze but with only one battery and no charging dock.

The good news is you can pick up extra 18650’s from Arizer and they will be releasing a charging dock here soon. I haven’t taken any long trips with the Air but so far around the house I can get about 3-4, 12-15 minute sessions, before the battery dies. The Air takes about 2 ½ hours to completely recharge from dead and the Air does offer pass-through charging after about a 20 minute initial charge.

MFLB's, Air, Solo, Crafty, MightyAir & V2 Pro S3 w/ CookiesArizer Air Gong Hydrotube
Accessories – I really like the amount of accessories that comes with the Air. It really helps complete the entire package and you can tell that they took the time to make sure we had everything we need. You get three different glass stems, a slick carrying case that can attach to a belt like a Leatherman, and a protective silicone skin. The skin makes it really easy to grip and also helps with the hotter temps at the top of the unit.

Solo Owners – Overall the Air has some decent improvements over the Solo. The biggest being the size and portability of the unit. If you already own the Solo and want a more portable unit then picking up the Air isn’t a bad idea. It’s basically the same unit in a smaller shell with replaceable battery system. All of my adapters swap easily between the two units and you will get the same great taste and vapor production with the Air that you’re used to with the Solo. The Solo battery does last about twice as long, but you can’t swap in a new battery and keep going if it dies.

Summary – The Arizer Air has definitely fixed the main complaints I had with the Solo which are the overall size and the charging system. It’s now pocketable and uses replaceable 18650’s.

The vapor quality is very good for the first few hits but tapers off fairly quickly similar to the Solo. You can however get huge clouds especially if you pick up the GonG adapter w/ Hydrotube.

I definitely recommend the Arizer Air if you want a good portable vaporizer for mostly home use with the ability to add some attachments for home use. You can now buy the Arizer Air from the same place I get my vapes from.

If you are looking for an on the go vape, I really think the Pax 2 is a better option. Thanks for checking out my Arizer Air vaporizer review and please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below if you have any questions about the Air or any other vaporizer.

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Arizer Air Vaporizer Review

59 Comments

  • joe says: January 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Really excellent and useful review – especially that the solo pvhe gong adapters still fit. Thanks!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: January 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      My pleasure man thanks for checking out my site.

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  • Will says: January 24, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you for the review! I love your work!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: January 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      No problem! Glad I could help you out.

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  • Allbrews says: February 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Nice job on the review. You covered all the bases thoroughly and succinctly.

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  • Tre Day says: March 5, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Hey Buzz,
    If you had to choose between the pax and arizer air, which one would it be and why?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 5, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      If you are mostly vaping on the go I would chose the Pax, it is quite a bit quite a bit smaller (even without the stem) and it’s almost 50% lighter (Pax 2 is even 10% lighter and 25% smaller further). The Pax fits really nicely in your pocket, whereas the Air+Stem is definitely more cumbersome, especially if you try to pre-pack the stem and then carry it. The Pax is still my go-to vape for outdoor activities like hiking/biking/snowboarding etc.

      If you are vaping mostly at home, at a friends, etc. I would definitely chose the Air, it has better flavor, it takes almost no maintenance, and it can be used while plugged in.

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      • Tre Day says: March 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

        Thanks for the advice buzz. I just got my Pax and I love it

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    • Sawna says: March 10, 2015 at 9:43 am

      I have both and I would choose the Arizer Air hands down. The pax is smaller, but not by much and you get MUCH better vapor quality. Also, the air is super simple to clean and maintain. You just need to clean the stem when it get’s more oil build up than you like. You won’t be prevented from using the device because it needs to be cleaned. When the pax gets a little build up, the mouthpiece will stick when you try to turn it on and may not want to go stay down when you are done. I do not know anyone with a Pax who has not complained about the mouth piece sticking. I have several vaporizers and my pax would be the easiest to part with. This is not to say it is a bad vape, because it isn’t. It’s a really descent vaporizer and when it was released, it was probably the best in it’s category. That is my two cents. :-)

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      • Udo says: April 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

        Yeah and the Pax 2 requires that you use oil to lubricate the stem below the mouthpiece from time to time.
        Sorry don’t want to inhale oil vapours lol

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        • Buzz Danklin says: April 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm

          Not the Pax 2. I think you are thinking about the original Pax and it’s food safe propylene glycol.

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  • Joe says: March 30, 2015 at 8:33 am

    The first line of your review states that the Air is a conduction vaporizer. I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure it is a convection vaporizer. IMO that is an important distinction and the reason I bought the Air. Aside from that, great review :)

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 30, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Hey Joe! Thanks for checking out my site. The Air is definitely a conduction and convection vaporizer as the herbs are in direct contact with the heating element. The glass around the herbs also heats up the entire chamber rather than just allowing warm air to pass over the herbs. The first few draws are mostly convection, but after that the conduction takes over and you can definitely taste it.

      So for example, on the Firefly. The herbs sit in a chamber but the chamber doesn’t get hot. You can pull off the lid and touch the bowl where the herbs sit and it’s cool to the touch. It uses the air from your draw to pass over the herbs.

      I hope I explained this well. If not, hit me up through email or another comment and I’ll try to get some specifics for you. Thanks again Joe.

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  • Scott says: April 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Is the Solo Convection? It is listed as such but I’m doubtful based on your review of the Rizer Air. I was leaning toward the Solo because I thought that it was convection

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 1, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      The Solo is a combination of conduction/convection as well.

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  • Leon says: April 18, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    The celsius temperatures are correct but the Fahrenheit conversions are wrong. They should be:
    Level 1 (Blue) – 180°C / 356°F
    Level 2 (White) – 190°C / 374°F
    Level 3 (Green) – 200°C / 392°F
    Level 4 (Orange) – 205°C / 401°F
    Level 5 (Red) – 210°C / 410°F
    Just a heads up.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 28, 2015 at 3:03 am

      Thanks for catching my mistake, the Arizer website changed their officially stated temps, and I corrected the Celsius, but didn’t update the Fahrenheit numbers… oops.

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  • charlie says: April 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    i cant get a good draw on my new air i just bought.ive had good vaes on my solo

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 28, 2015 at 3:05 am

      That is quite interesting, my Air performs very similar to my Solo. I am wondering if you have a defective unit, or maybe a bad stem? Try using your Solo stem inside the Air, and see if that makes any difference. Is the flavor poor? or are you just having problems getting the vapor density you want?

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      • Eric Reid says: May 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm

        Also, if you are using the stem that comes with the Air, it only has four tiny holes in it instead of the replacement PVHEGonG 14mm Turbo which has one giant hole with a screen. If you grind your herb very fine and pack the 4-hole stem, you can get completely clogged and have a very hard time taking a draw. Switch stems or don’t grind quite as finely and it’ll work very nicely.

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        • Jonathan says: June 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

          If you push the glass all the way down into the oven, you get less airflow. There are tiny holes in the oven that you cover. Just push it in all the way and then pull it out a slight bit until you get the air flow you want.

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  • Reid says: May 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I was curious on the smell difference between the air and the pax 2? I want one that smells the least, even though I know all of them are going to smell at least some. Thank You!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      The Air is going to smell less, but like you mentioned they all smell, and the difference between the Air and the Pax 2 is very minimal. You will notice the biggest drop in smell if you go with an on demand vape like the Firefly or MFLB.

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  • Bill Jones says: May 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I have used the arizer solo in the past but have never purchased my own vape. What I care about more than anything else is efficiency. I want to be able to vaporize the smallest amount possible at one time and still have it be plenty of vapor for one person. What would be your suggestion for the most efficient vape (ideally under $200). Thanks!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      The MFLB is probably the very best for ultra tiny loads, but if you are fine with a .08-.12g load size the Solo/Air are both very efficient. The Grasshopper is also very efficient with small loads, but its currently only pre-order.

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  • Jen says: June 6, 2015 at 11:19 am

    This unit is a nuisance to use and also embarrassing to use with others (especially if they know the cost of these things!). When used while charging it seems there is a glitch that keeps being referred to as the “cooling/transitional state”. This happens every 10 minutes and last for 2 to 17 minutes making the unit unusable. The battery only lasts 3 to 4 ten minute sessions so using it while charging is important. This does not happen with the Solo.

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  • Jane says: July 22, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    “Amount” of accessories (are those measured by volume, like water)? Or is “number” the right word? Learn the difference by studying online English Grammar. Good if you want to be a writer.

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    • Eileen says: November 4, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      It’s great to be perfect all of the time, Jane, but I think all of his readers knew exactly what he meant and received great information. Thanks, Buzz!

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  • joel says: November 1, 2015 at 6:48 am

    So if I’m not massively bothered by the actual size of the unit/portability but battery life is important (I spend a lot of time walking in the countryside) is this one of the best units? I like the idea of a changeable battery easily expanding usage times? And the variety of stems seems to make portability the compromise of your choice? (I’m assuming flavour is impacted by using the shorter plastic stems?)
    Some advice would be awesome over got paused off waiting for my hopper and got am waiting for a refund so I can get something else

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    • joel says: November 1, 2015 at 6:49 am

      Sorry tablet autocorrect I got pissed off waiting for a gh

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    • Buzz Danklin says: November 5, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Yea the main reason I don’t rate the Air higher is because of the stems making it a bit cumbersome to take with you places, especially out in public. But if you are just walking the countryside then I don’t see any problems at all with the Air. It really sounds like the Grasshopper is your best bet. It sucks that you cancelling the pre-order but I understand the frustration with the shipping issues. They did just get in a huge order of parts for 3000+ units to be made so I’m assuming they will start to get more units out here soon.

      I think you will like the Air and it seems to be the ideal fit for your situation. Still prefer the Grasshopper though :) let me know if you have any more questions.

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  • Vincent says: November 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Why do you suggest this website? There is one that sells it for 150(aromatek) with 2 day shipping…why not suggest that?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: November 7, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      I recommend websites that I have personally bought products from. I will be offering some more solutions for Arizer products here soon. I realize they are much cheaper at other places. Just make sure that you are getting a legitimate unit and not a knock off.

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      • R Harris says: April 12, 2016 at 11:59 am

        How does one distinguish between a “legitimate unit” and a “knock off”? On eBay I can find units as low as $129.00 versus the standard prices in the $140 to $160 range. Should I be wary? What questions should I ask dealer?

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        • Buzz Danklin says: April 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm

          Knockoff Air’s have unfortunately become extremely common recently. The only way to know for sure is to contact Arizer themselves, I would suggest going through a reputable distributor like Puffitup or PlanetoftheVapes, you will pay $169 but you will get a few freebies with your purchase like grinders, they will ship faster, and they will handle any warranties/complaints/repairs much quicker/faster than Ebay Vendors or Arizer will.

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  • Dean says: November 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    My only vape at the moment is the Flowermate v5.0s (I would love to see you do a review on it), and it is great for my intents and purposes. However, I wish to upgrade to better vaporizer eventually, and I have a few ideas: the Arizer Air, the Firefly, the DaVinci Ascent, and the Atmos Transporter. I am leaning towards the Arizer Air, as I’ve heard this vape is (mostly?) convection and it has above average efficiency when vaporizing a bowl. The Firefly is expensive for me, and I believe it wouldn’t be much better than an Arizer Air (could be wrong?). The DaVinci Ascent looks nice, however, the price is also a bit high for me, and I’ve heard that the Air vapes better in general than the Ascent. The main thing that puts me off from the Transporter is the fact that it has only one temperature setting. I want a vaporizer that can be used as a session vape (with 1-3 friends aswell, ideally), and I want it to be portable. I also wish for all cleaning to be able to be done with just ISO and water. Do you have any suggestions for me?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: November 27, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      It seems like you have done your research quite well and the Air would be perfect for you. The option for water attachments is a nice plus too.

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      • Dean says: November 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

        I see. Have you ever used the Transporter before? If so, how did you like it?

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        • Buzz Danklin says: December 19, 2015 at 9:07 am

          I have, not a big fan. I would check out the Flowermate V5s or the Xmax v2 pro.

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  • Sammmmmmm says: December 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I love my Arizer Air. I bought it from aroma-tek and it’s been great. I also have a MFLB but I found it to be cumbersome with people who’ve never used it before. Also when I’m feeling lazy, the Air is great. I just ordered a high efficiency stem and can’t wait to get it. I’m impressed with how much I’m saving for the results. Granted, I haven’t used a Pax before, but my air gets me toasty and saved me a few dollazzz. Also fits in my purse nicely

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    • Earl says: January 28, 2017 at 10:20 am

      The Pax 2 sucks! I ordered one, it burned my lips. I settled for the Arizer Air, it’s the only vaporizer I have ever owned, I love it!

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      • Earl says: January 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

        I ordered extra batteries and a charger, I also ordered an extra stem. You don’t have to get them from parts from a reputable dealer. I ordered my batteries and charger through Walmart real cheap, I got an extra curved stem through Amazon.

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  • orsumthin says: April 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    only complain to air is that you cant use it plugged when battery is dead you need to wait for it to charge a bit then it works plugged into ac/dc lol.
    but after several months of everyday use no problem not even once very good vape unit is this air :)

    it is my first vape and it was best purchase ever!
    you can use very tiny amounts of herb like 2 or 3 grains/pieces of rice whats that 0.04g? lol
    and it will get you where you want to be :)

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks for sharing your experience, I am really glad the Air is treating you well.

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  • Mark K says: May 11, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    thanks for the review. Currently can’t decide between an arizer air, or a zeus smite plus. what are your thoughts? mainly looking for something as efficient as possible, and with the best flavor and smoothness

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      I would definitely go for the Air, the Zues Smite Plus is a re-branded flowermate at a marked up price. The Flowermate is a full conduction unit whereas the Air is a hybrid conduction/convection unit that produces tastier and overall higher quality and more enjoyable vapor.

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  • Ava says: May 18, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I bought a Haze a year ago and even though I liked it, since I only use herbs the dual chamber was actually more of an annoyance (I’d rather have just one, possibly larger chamber). I also found that after 3 months of heavy use, even though I cleaned it fairly regularly, I could tell that the top switch where you turn it on or off was starting to become stuck. There are obviously parts you can’t reach to clean, and I could tell that eventually it would become fully stuck. I am looking to buy another vaporizer this year and am heavily debating whether to get the Arizer, it looks easy to clean and has good reviews. I am hesitant because of the battery option, I loved how the Haze came with two batteries and a docking station for them. If I get a spare battery with the Arizer Air, it would be a little more expensive than simply buying another Haze (my last one got lost). Which one would you recommend? I am looking to use it heavily, mostly indoors so discretion and portability take second place over ease of cleaning and the ability for it to last, either through battery cycling or plugging in.
    Thanks!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 30, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      I think the Air is a great vaporizer and you’re right, way less moving parts and much easier to clean. I would also look into the Firefly 2. The FF2 comes with two batteries and I’m getting between 4-6 bowls per battery. Pure convection with quick heat up and easy to clean as well. You can also do concentrates with the FF2 if that would ever be an option. Also the Grasshopper comes in at $175 for the SS model. Wait times are still a few months unfortunately. Maybe more. The Grasshopper is the best choice IMO but it just sucks you won’t get it for awhile. The GH has pass-through charging, replaceable batteries, extremely powerful heater for glass use. It basically hits all your preferences. If you don’t want to wait, I think the Air is a great choice.

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  • Jethro Tull says: June 24, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    What is the MaH battery rating that comes with the Air? Amazon sells rechargeable 18650 sized batteries that have 5800 MaH ratings. If the battery that comes with the unit has a low rating, that could explain why it needs recharging so often.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: June 24, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      The Arizer Air uses a 2600mAh 18650 battery which isn’t bad but it’s also nothing to brag about. The problem with 18650 batteries right now is anyone can re-wrap them and market them with any capacity they want, the highest rated battery I have seen actually verified through testing has been 3600mAh, so you should definitely be suspect of anything marketed at 3500 or above as they are actually very rare. I have read we may have batteries hit 3800mAh by the very end of 2016 or early 2017. After all of this, if you decide to upgrade your Air battery I would personally go with the Panasonic NCR18650 series, and go for either the 3400mAh B or the 3600mAh G model. Samsung and LG also make quality batteries.

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  • Jethro Tull says: June 25, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Thanks for your thorough reply to my question. I currently use the Arizer Solo as my day to day vape. The interchangeable batteries with the Air are a big plus. Why they don’t include a standalone charger makes no sense when they’re easily available online.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: June 27, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Glad to hear the Solo has been working out for you, I agree it would be nice to have a standalone charger as well, but at least they are very common and easy/cheap to find like you mentioned. I hear lots of good things about the Nitecore i4 which is very reasonably priced.

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      • Jethro Tull says: July 10, 2016 at 5:16 pm

        I just ordered the Arizer Air using your link and went to Amazon to buy the Panasonic 18650 batteries and Nitecore i4. Having the glass stems interchangeable with the Solo is a big plus to me. Thanks again for your advice.

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        • Buzz Danklin says: July 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm

          I think you are going to love your Air! Definitely let me know how you like it after a few weeks or use, and if you have any sort of problems or issues let me know and I’ll get you straightened out.

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          • Jethro Tull says: August 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm

            Buzz, now that I’ve had the chance to use the Air for a few weeks I can only give a big thumbs up on it. The more compact size of the unit with the smaller tubes is really nice. The swappable batteries are a nice feature when traveling and sharing on a road trip, but charging the unit directly for home use is plenty enough, esp. with the long lasting Panasonic batteries. I also think it works better than the Solo for up to 3 people at a time. It heats up fast- 63 seconds for the middle heat (green). The one feature that made me buy Arizer again is the simple clean up as compared to some other vapes. I just fill the tube halfway with rubbing alcohol and hold between my index finger and thumb and shake for about 1 minute, then rinse with tap water. Cleans out all of the oil that accumulates and is ready to go. Thanks for your advice as you steered me in the right direction!

  • Robert says: July 10, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Hey, I’m new the game and looking for a portable vaporizer … I have scaled the list down to the Arizer Air and Gpen Elite. I would appreciate your thoughts/ recommendation?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: July 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      The Air produces nicer tasting and smoother/cooler vapor. The Air also has replaceable batteries, so overall I definitely prefer to use my Air. However the Elite has fully adjustable temps, much quicker heat-up time, and its smaller and more portable. I personally use the Air at home or at a buddies house over the Elite, but if I am going biking/skiing or doing anything athletic where it needs to be small and it might get dropped I always reach for the Elite. So basically pick the vape that fits your lifestyle and your usage better. Let me know if you want me to clarify even further.

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  • Jorge says: April 2, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Hi, thanks for this great review! I have some questions: Does it get very hot while using it? And if it does, where does it get hot, at the top or at the bottom? Does it become awkward to hold if using without the sleeve?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 8, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Thanks Jorge! Nah, it doesn’t really get that hot at all and you can definitely use it without the condom. I personally don’t ever use the sleeve/condom thing.

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