The Original Arizer Solo vaporizer was one of my first vapes years ago, and I used it daily for the better part of a year. The Canadian company Arizer has been around for quite some time and has made huge improvements with its latest units.
The new Arizer ArGo vaporizer is one of the most pocketable dry herb vaporizers to be released in the last couple of years. The Extreme-Q is still one of, if not the best, best budget desktop options on the market and the Solo 2 offers the best battery life of any portable vaporizer on the market. These vaporizers stand the test of time. They are durable, reliable and all the units offer great vapor quality.
Not-So-Portable, Portable Vaporizers – Anyone that reads my reviews will know that one of the main things I look for in a portable vaporizer is the unit’s actual portability. I like to take my vaporizers to all kinds of places, and a glass stem in your pocket isn’t always the best idea.
For this reason, I haven’t been a huge fan of using the Arizer vaporizers on the go. Here enters the newest Arizer vaporizer.
Finally, a portable vaporizer from Arizer – This is where the ArGo shines. You can literally palm the device for discretion, and the new design allows the mouthpiece to conceal within the unit. You don’t have to worry about the glass breaking or the mouthpiece coming out spilling dry herb everywhere.
The ArGo is about the size of an old-school pager and fits easily in your pocket or small purse. The Arizer Go is the perfect vaporizer for festivals and concerts because it’s easily concealed and you can always bring extra batteries.
Battery Life KINGS – I use the other Arizer vaporizers most at home, especially with a water piece. Also, the Arizer Solo and Solo 2 offer the best battery life you can currently get out of a portable vaporizer. The new Solo 2 averages close to three hours of average battery life. You can literally vape this thing for days and never run out of battery life. It’s the ultimate vaporizer for carrying around the house and offers the option to take it on the go.
BUILT LIKE A TANK – The Solo vapes are big and heavy so they aren’t the best unit to throw in your pocket. Think fanny pack or backpack. The upside to the bigger size and heavier design of the Arizer vaporizers is the durability. They are virtually indestructible if you take out the glass stem. I think I even remember seeing a guy way back in the day, run over his solo with his car and it still worked. *Please don’t run over your Solo with your car.
Dual-Action Desktop Vaporizer (Whip + Bags) – The Extreme-Q has been my top pick for the best budget desktop vaporizer for over five years. The multi-use system allows you to use it with a whip (with or without fan assist) or with a bag option, similar to the Volcano vaporizer.
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Arizer ArGo – Pocket Friendly Yet Powerful
The ArGo is Arizer’s newest dry herb portable vaporizer, and it’s been a favorite of mine since I first got it. I was immediately blown away by the size of this device. It can be easily concealed, easily pocketed, and the outer shell is super durable.
The Arizer ArGo offers a full temp spectrum (122F-428F), a replaceable battery system, and on vape digital display. I’ve been averaging around 90 minutes on a full charge, which is outstanding for a device this size.
The downside is that it takes roughly 3.5 hours to charge from dead fully. This is why I recommend picking up a couple of extra 18650s and an external charger. This way, you can have plenty of backups if you need them.
The ArGo also offers pass-through charging, meaning you can use the device while it’s charging.
The ArGo vape produces some warmer temps because of the shorter vapor path, but extended stems are available, and the temp isn’t all that bad.
The average heat-up time is around 60 seconds, which is pretty slow by today’s standards, and the draw resistance is about average. Definitely not free-flowing like the Crafty+ or Mighty.
The ArGo is one of the most portable vaporizers to hit the market in the last couple of years, and I really feel like the majority of the people thinking about buying the ArGo will absolutely love it. You get everything you need in a tiny, pocketable device.
Arizer Air 2 – Replaceable Battery Option
Just like all the Arizer vaporizers, the Air 2 features an isolated, all-glass vapor path which is one of the main reasons I like them so much. It comes with a full temp spectrum, a replaceable battery system (18650), and a ceramic heating chamber.
I like using the Air 2 but I really don’t know where it fits in. It’s only slightly better than the OG Air and the ArGO is WAY better. If you wanted a home-use type of portable, I definitely recommend the Solo 2. The Air 2 does feature micro-USB charging vs DC on the OG Air.
I really feel like the ArGo killed the Air and Air 2 vaporizers. Yes, they are still good units, and they offer cooler vapor because of the longer stems, but when I’m out biking or skiing, I don’t want to be carrying around a 3-4 inch glass mouthpiece in my pocket.
If I wanted a good home use unit, I would go with the Solo 2 because of the 3+ hour average battery life.
If you were going to be using the unit mostly at home and didn’t care about the glass stem, I think this is still a good option, especially because of the cooler sessions. I use vapes differently and really enjoy the portability of the ArGo.
Arizer Solo 2 – Best Battery Life
The Solo 2 is a beast of a vaporizer. It took me days of testing to kill the battery on this guy. I average close to three hours of average battery life on a single charge.
The vapor quality is outstanding, and the unit is powerful enough to satisfy even the heaviest users. If you do get this unit, I highly recommend picking up a water pipe adapter and some glass.
Hitting the Solo 2 vaporizer through water is one of the most enjoyable session experiences I think you can get out of a portable vaporizer.
The downsides to this unit are the overall size and weight. This is the definition of a home-use portable vaporizer. It’s not going in your pocket comfortably, and it feels like shoving a big rock in your pocket.
You get a full temp spectrum (122F – 428F), 20 seconds average heat-up times, 3 hours of average battery life, and an on vape display with temp control buttons. If you’re looking for a vaporizer to use mostly at home with an option to take it on the go, look no further than the Solo 2 portable vaporizer.
Arizer Air – Budget Option w/ Swappable Batteries
The OG Arizer Air at $114 is a good deal. You get 5 preset temps ranging from 338F to 410F and a 18650 replaceable battery.
I prefer to use this and the Air 2 at home because of the glass stems, but they can be taken on the go if needed. I average about four 12-15 minute sessions, and it takes roughly 150 minutes to charge fully.
If you are considering the Air vaporizer, I think it’s worth looking at the Air 2 for the full temp spectrum, and the Air 2 also has less draw resistance meaning that it will be easier to draw from.
The Miqro vaporizer retails for $99 for the basic kit and offers a full temp spectrum, a replaceable battery system, and a 5-year warranty. The Air 2 does offer a more powerful heater that can keep up with aggressive draws.
Arizer Solo – Best Budget Option
My Arizer Solo vaporizer is still going strong to this day. It’s seen its fair share of use and abuse over the years and still delivers.
The Arizer Solo vaporizer features 7 different heat levels, and I’ve found the best temps are right around the 3-5 range. I like the price most of all on this unit and dislike the size. It’s bulky, heavy, and uses a glass stem, but it makes a great vape for at-home use with water pieces.
It’s very sturdy, reliable, and consistent. Cleaning is a bit of a pain because of the screens, but it’s easy to throw them in some ISO.
Arizer Extreme Q – Best Cheap Desktop Vaporizer
The Extreme-Q has been the king of budget desktop vaporizers since it was released in 2010. I’d still spring for the Volcano if you wanted the absolute best desktop experience, but you can’t go wrong with the Extreme-Q vaporizer.
The Extreme-Q is called a “multi-purpose” vaporizer meaning that it features both whip and bag options. You can also draw directly from the whip or use the fan assist.
You can also check out my review by clicking above or watching the video if you wanted to see it in action. The video is age-restricted so you’ll need to be logged into your YouTube account. I’m working on another solution for videos.
Which Arizer Vaporizer Should You Buy?
If you’re looking for the most portable unit, hands down, you want the ArGo. If you’re looking for the unit with the most battery life, go with the Solo 2.
Budget wise I think the Solo for $99 is a steal. I’m not really a huge fan of the Air or Air 2, especially because the ArGo is better than both and more portable.
I also have a complete list of the top portable vapes under 150 if you wanted to check out some more vaporizers in this price range.
Feel free to leave a comment below with any questions or if you want something compared. Thanks for checking out my blog, and have a great day!