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.
In this Arizer Vaporizer Review, I will break down all the different types of Arizer vaporizers and try to help you decide which one is best for you. There are a few different options to choose from, and they are all great choices. I personally use the Solo 2 vaporizer most, but the ArGo vaporizer makes it out on my biking and hiking adventures as well. Read on below to learn more about the Arizer vaporizers, and then I’ll get down into the details of the different Arizer models.
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Arizer Vaporizers – A Quick Overview
- 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 now we have an upgraded version of the Extreme Q called the Arizer XQ2.
- 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 and 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 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 and the new Arizer XQ2 is now my top pick for budget desktops. I encourage you to check out my XQ2 Vaporizer review for more info, and I also have a full Arizer XQ2 vs Extreme-Q comparison if you were on the fence between the two. 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 Hybrid Vaporizer.
Arizer ArGo – Pocket-Friendly
The ArGo Vaporizer (read review) is Arizer’s newest dry herb portable vaporizer, and it’s been a favorite of mine since I first got it. The size of this device immediately blew me away. It can be easily concealed and 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 Solo 2 – Best Battery Life
The Solo 2 vaporizer (read review) is a beast of a dry herb 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 XQ2 – Best Desktop Vaporizer
Arizer Extreme Q – Best Budget Desktop
The Extreme-Q (read review) has been the king of budget desktop vaporizers since it was released in 2010. I’d still spring for the Volcano Vaporizer (read review) 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, which features both whip and bag options. You can also draw directly from the whip or use the fan assist.
Arizer Vaporizer Review Summary
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. The new Arizer XQ2 is rated as my best-budget desktop vaporizer, and the Extreme-Q is still a great option for someone entering the market.
Overall, the Arizer Vaporizers are high-quality vaporizers, and any one of them could easily be your daily driver. Which one you end up with will completely depend on what you’re looking for, and I hope this Arizer Vaporizer Review has helped you reach a decision.
Feel free to leave a comment below with any questions or if you want something compared. Thanks for checking out my Arizer Vaporizer review, and have a great day!
Discontinued Arizer Vaporizers
Arizer Air 2
Just like all the Arizer vaporizers, the Air 2 Vaporizer 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.
The OG Arizer Air Vaporizer 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.
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.