The Original Arizer Solo vaporizer was one of my very 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 their latest units.
These vaporizers stand the test of time. They are durable, reliable and all the units offer great vapor quality. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Air and Air 2 because it’s a portable unit with a large glass stem.
Anyone that reads my reviews will know that one of the main things I look for in a portable vaporizer is the actual portability of the unit. I like to take my vaporizers all kinds of places and a glass stem in your pocket isn’t always the best idea. Check out my Instagram to see how I use my vaporizers.
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 Arizer Solo and Solo 2 are battery life kings. 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. The Solo vapes are just so big and heavy that it’s not the best unit to throw in your pocket. Think fanny pack or backpack.
Below are the Arizer Vaporizers Summer price drops and a little info on each of the vaporizers. Click on the names for the full review and buying options.
Arizer Vaporizers Overview
ArGo – $184.99
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 fully charge from dead. 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. 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.
While there are a few things I don’t really like about this vape, beggars can’t be choosers when the device is this small. The ArGo is one of the most portable vaporizers to hit the market in the last couple 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 an extremely small, pocketable device.
Air 2 – $174.99
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. And 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 just use vapes differently and really enjoy the portability of the ArGo.
Solo 2 – $184.99
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.
Air – $114.99
The OG Arizer Air at $131 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 fully charge.
If you are considering the Air vaporizer, I do 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.
I would also check out the Davinci Miqro. The Miqro vaporizer retails for $149 for the basic kit and offers a full temp spectrum, a replaceable battery system and a 5-year warranty. I would even pick the Miqro over the Air 2 unless you are going to be using it mainly with water bongs. The Air 2 does offer a more powerful heater that can keep up with aggressive draws.
Solo – $107.99
My 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.
Extreme Q – $169.99
The Extreme-Q has been the king of budget desktop vaporizers since it’s release 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. It’s easy to load and you can check out my review by clicking above or watch below if you wanted to see it in action.
Extreme-Q Review and Tutorial ~10:03
Which Arizer Vape is Right For You?
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 $108 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. They kind of killed the Air with the release of the ArGo in my opinion.
I’m not for sure if this will be a permanent price drop but I’m glad to see they dropped the price on the ArGo. I think it’s worth the $229 original price tag but it’s a lot easier to digest at $185. 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!