Arizer is a Canadian vaporizer manufacturing enterprise known for regularly producing some of the best designs in the industry. Its motto is “Better by Design” and its range of stunning vaporizers has earned it an enormous and loyal customer base. If you’ve only ever considered smoking your marijuana and have never tried vaping, you’re missing out!
There is a multitude of reasons to choose a vaporizer ahead of smoking weed including:
- Better long-term health.
- A greater level of discretion.
- Enhanced flavor notes.
- Intense Sensation.
After you’ve made the initial investment, you’ll begin to save money because your vaporizer will convert almost twice as much THC into vapor than smoking. Vaporizers are more discreet than joints and while combustion creates harmful smoke, vaporizing cannabis produces a vapor that’s 95% smoke and carcinogen free.
Arizer offers to take things to a whole new level as its special aromatherapy, convection-style heat draws out a greater degree of cannabinoids. The result is a smoother and healthier session where you get the most out of your marijuana. Today, we will provide you with a detailed Arizer vaporizers review to find out if this well-respected brand warrants all the hype by looking at several of its products.
Review of Arizer Air
When reviewing this particular Arizer Air vaporizer, it is important to note that it is effectively an updated model of Arizer Solo and there are two different options. The Firefly vaporizer was considered the king of the portable vaporizer marketplace until the Air came to steal its thunder and you’ll find out why in this Arizer Air Review.
You can order Arizer Air on Amazon and should be able to find it for around $165. Its design includes a durable shell that protects it from everyday wear and tear so it should last you for years. It uses Li-ion batteries and a full charge earns you 60 minutes of nonstop vaping. We were delighted to discover that you can also use the Air while it is charging. If you end up zoning out during a session; never fear! The Air has an automatic shut-off feature which switches off the heater after 10 minutes of use.
A ceramic heating element is used to provide you with five Arizer Air temperature settings:
- Blue: 356 degrees Fahrenheit (180 Celsius).
- White: 374 degrees Fahrenheit (190 Celsius).
- Green: 392 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius).
- Orange: 401 degrees Fahrenheit (205 Celsius).
- Red: 410 degrees Fahrenheit (210 Celsius).
This is a good temperature range and it reaches its highest temperature in around two minutes. While other models heat quicker, they don’t provide you with the same level of vaping control as the Air. You will find the battery and heating element within the black or silver matter base unit and load your herbs into the durable pull-out glass mouthpiece. We found that it was possible to add about 0.2 grams of dry weed in the bowl which is more than enough.
The device also has a new battery system albeit one with a shorter lifespan than the Solo. How long does it take to charge Arizer Air? Well, the 18650 internal rechargeable battery can be purchased online if you need an extra while traveling and it takes around 150 minutes for it to charge from zero.
One of the many great things about the Air is the ease of use. Loading it is a piece of cake because all you need to do is pull the mouthpiece from the base, dip the bowl into your leaf, and push it back into the base unit. As you don’t need to handle the ground weed when trying to pack the bowl, it is less likely that you’ll spill some on the floor. We also like the fact that you get two Arizer Air mouthpieces so you can swap them during sessions without having to wait for a cooldown.
Arizer is known for the quality of vapor its products create and the Air does not disappoint on that front. Admittedly, experienced vapers may find the Blue and White settings a touch weak but the Green, Orange and Red settings produce a visible and satisfying vapor that rewards you with the actual taste of marijuana and not just burning!
As always, there is an impressive array of Arizer Air accessories available including:
- Air Glass Aroma Tube
- Air Tipped Glass Aroma Tube
- Air Replacement Mouthpiece Tip
- Air Frosted Glass Aroma Tube
- Air Stem Cap Pack
- Air Glass Aroma Dish
- Air Battery Case
Pros of the Arizer Air
- Outstanding amount of vapor, extremely potent and you taste the herb’s flavor clearly.
- The ceramic heating chamber is well-built and also comes with a lifetime warranty.
- The swappable battery means you can quickly change and vape on the go.
- It is possible to use the Air when it is still charging.
- Five temperature settings.
- There is only one button so it is incredibly easy to use.
Cons of the Arizer Air
- It is expensive by portable vaping standards.
- You need to clean the glass stem regularly.
- The glass is fragile; it WILL break if you drop it.
- The vapor can be a little bit too hot at times.
- It is relatively large for a portable.
Is There an Upgrade?
Yes! The Arizer Air 2 is an upgraded version of the Air. While it still contains the removable 18650 battery, it offers up to 80 minutes of use on a full charge and it charges from zero in around 90 minutes.
When it comes to the Air 2, Arizer has adopted an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ attitude. The heating chamber and vapor pathway are almost the same and it retains the famed portability of its predecessor. The bright OLED screen clearly displays the temperature and battery life, and once again, you benefit from two mouthpieces.
Although it weighs just 116 grams, the Air 2 is an extremely strong and well-designed product. It actually looks a little like a microphone and the tips are specifically engineered to enable users to load and clean them quickly and easily. You can comfortably pack 0.15 grams of dry herb into the chamber which is more than enough for a single session.
Indeed, we found that it was enough to vape for up to 11 minutes per session. To load, place the gauze in first and dip the chamber end of your tip into the grinder to pick up the weed. One clever tip involves pre-loading the glass tips so you can store them for use later on. Once you’ve filled it up, place the tip into the Air 2 unit.
The new and improved temperature range is an excellent update. Now you benefit from full temperature control from 122 to 405 degrees Fahrenheit which means you can enjoy a brand-new vaping experience. You can adjust the temperature using the + and – buttons and display in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
To change settings while the device is on, press the m button and you can cycle through a variety of different options. The power-on delay safety feature is standard in Arizer models and the Air 2 is no different. The default setting is 6 seconds but you can change it to 2, 4, and 8 seconds if you wish. There is also an automatic shut-off timer; on its default setting, it switches off the unit after 10 minutes when not in use.
The heat up time of 60 seconds may be too slow for some. Also, you have to wait a few extra seconds for the beginning of vapor production. Therefore, the Air 2 may not be the best option for those in dire need of a quick hit! Cleaning is easy; use an isopropyl wipe to get the job done.
As usual, it is all about the vapor quality and the Air 2 is exceptional in this regard. The device provides you with a smooth and flavor-filled vapor and as usual, Arizer knocks it out of the park in terms of design and durability. Users can benefit from utilizing one of the many Arizer Air tips and tricks.
It has taken some testing but we eventually found out how to use Arizer Air in the most efficient manner possible. You should only pack the bowl halfway because if you add too much weed, the bottom half gets too close to the heating element which changes the color and flavor too quickly.
Overall, both the Air and Air 2 are fantastic vaporizers. They are well designed, provide you with high-quality vapor, and are small yet durable. At around $230, the Air 2 is a little pricier but is worth it if you want faster charging, 30% longer battery life and complete temperature control.
Pros of Arizer Air 2
- Easy to load.
- Aesthetically pleasing.
- Excellent battery life.
- Replaceable battery.
- Good vapor quantity and quality.
- Custom settings.
Cons of Arizer Air 2
- The extraction rate is not particularly quick.
- Lacks the power of the Solo 2.
Review of the Arizer ArGo
With this device, a great vaping experience is as simple as ready, set, ArGo! Pretty much every Arizer ArGo review has praised the device’s portability and we’re not going to argue! It includes all the usual Arizer features such as the swappable 18650 battery, two glass mouthpieces and handy temperature controls, not to mention high-quality vapor as per Arizer standard.
As well as being able to swap batteries, the ArGo enables you to charge it on the move via USB. Its temperature control is peerless as you can heat your herb from 122 degrees Fahrenheit to 428 degrees! The display shows how much battery you have left and clearly illustrates the current temperature.
You can even change screen brightness, start-up and shut-off timers and the temperature-based indicator sounds, directly from the product. In other words, the ArGo allows you to be in complete control.
For the record, you’ll reach 390 degrees in around a minute and it takes approximately 90 seconds to hit the maximum temperature of 428 degrees. When fully charged, the ArGo enables you to vape for up to 90 minutes. During testing, we discovered that it was possible to go through 10 bowls’ worth of weed before the battery died which is an exceptional runtime for a device this size.
Of course, none of the above matters if the ArGo isn’t easy to use but thankfully, it is every bit as convenient as Arizer claims. The glass mouthpiece works just like it does in the Air 2. All you need to do is dip it into your herb, avoid packing it too tight, and slip it into the vaporizer.
We love the fact that you can pop the top of the vaporizer to protect your mouthpiece so it is pressed against the body of the device. After inserting the mouthpiece, press the button at the back to extend the top. The result is a mouthpiece that sits snugly and when you’re ready to use it, push the top down and marvel at the fact that the mouthpiece is revealed.
The key to any vaporizer is the quality of the vapor and as per usual, Arizer excels in this department. From the first pull, the ArGo’s vapor is powerful and you soon see the satisfying thick clouds. Even the last couple of draws provide you with nice, strong hits. This is mainly due to the Arizer hybrid heating which is a feature of its products.
Overall Thoughts About the Arizer ArGo
The ArGo’s stylish design is aesthetically pleasing and while there are some plastic parts (which are reasonably durable), the bottom piece is coated in silicone. However, the main body is comprised of stainless steel, ceramic and glass and we were impressed by the overall toughness of the device.
About the only downside of the Arizer ArGo is that the compact design makes cleaning a bit tricky. On the plus side, you don’t need to clean it often and we recommend blowing out the steam and oven after every single use to avoid nasty buildup (which can really smell). Leave at least one 1mm between the herb and the device’s oven end when packing the weed. For the record, you can load 0.3 grams in the stem but in reality, you’ll do just fine with half that amount.
As tough as the ArGo is, you’ll be delighted to know that Arizer covers all workshop and materials with a two-year warranty and while the stems aren’t part of the warranty, they are inexpensive to replace. You should find the ArGo for sale online for around $240 or so.
Overall, the ArGo is one of the finest portable vaporizers on the market. Aside from the cleaning, the other slight issue is the 60-second heat up time but frankly, it is ludicrous if you can’t wait that long! The ArGo is a small yet powerful portable vaporizer that offers smooth and strong hits, temperature control, and a swappable battery which you can change on the go.
Pros of Arizer ArGo
- The extendable glass mouthpiece is useful if you want a cooler vape temperature.
- The Lithium-Ion battery is easy to exchange.
- The temperature range is excellent as is the ability to control it to a single degree.
- USB charging.
Cons of Arizer ArGo
- Relatively expensive for a portable.
- The unit tends to overheat.
- It can take up to 15 minutes to complete a vaping session.
Arizer Solo Review
The Arizer Solo vaporizer is one of the company’s oldest offerings having been made available for sale way back in May 2011. Seven years on, there have been dozens of vaporizers created by other firms, including Arizer itself, but even today, the Solo remains one of the best options on the market.
Part of the reason is the price: You can purchase a Solo vaporizer for under $150 in most places. The other reason is the device’s overall quality which has stood the test of time. While the design is arguably dated, the main body of the Solo is almost unbreakable! One issue is that the glass mouthpiece doesn’t attach to anything so you could break it if you’re not careful.
Compared to today’s latest offerings, the Solo performs remarkably well in battery life terms. Depending on the setting you use, you can Solo vape on a single charge for 2.5 to 4 hours! There are seven temperature settings with a maximum of 410 degrees Fahrenheit (210 degrees Celsius). For the record, it takes over 90 seconds to reach 374 degrees (190 degrees Celsius) which is Level Three.
The two-button design makes the Solo simple to use and the automatic shut-off timer ensures that the device stops working after 12 minutes of use; a great way to preserve battery life.
It is clear that the Solo is an older device because it isn’t quite as portable and light as newer units. The glass stem can easily fall and break so we would recommend investing in Arizer Solo accessories including a carrying case to increase the unit’s portability. You can even turn off the sound on the Solo which means discreet vaping is possible.
One issue that Solo users have is that the holes in the bottom of the stem are too large to perform a fine grind. Fortunately, you can rectify the issue by cutting a screen to the correct size and putting it at the stem’s bottom. This ensures you don’t suffer from ‘herbs in the mouth’ when you try to vape!
One of the things you’ll notice about vaping with the Solo is how ‘clean’ it tastes. As long as you don’t pack it too tightly, the flavor of the herb is very noticeable. On the downside, you’ll need to take at least a 5-second draw to get a reasonable amount of vapor, but the extra effort is well worth it.
Overall Thoughts About the Arizer Solo
The Arizer Solo is surprisingly large for a portable vaporizer and one of its weaknesses is the relatively tight draw. However, if you can get past this issue, you’ll enjoy the thick vapor clouds and the low airflow means you’ll also learn how to draw correctly.
For best results, we recommend grinding the herb to medium coarseness. While it is okay to pack the chamber tightly in most conduction vaporizers, the Solo works best when you loosely pack the herbs. If you pack it tightly, you risk blocking the airflow and reducing vapor production.
Pros of the Arizer Solo
- Seven heat settings.
- The two-button design means it is easy to use.
- It is the ideal size for a portable.
- It yields an excellent 1:1 air-to-vapor ratio.
- The LED indicator system lets you keep an eye on the amount of power left.
Cons of the Arizer Solo
- There is something of a learning curve.
- It isn’t as discreet as one would like.
- You can’t use it while it charges.
- You need to take care when emptying the chamber as the glass diffusers become extremely hot.
Arizer Extreme Q Review
Unlike the portable options already reviewed, the Arizer Extreme Q vaporizer is a large desktop version which looks a little like a coffee maker if truth be told! It was released in 2010 and it is on sale for as little as $159, a stunning price for a top-notch product. Read our Arizer Extreme Q review to learn more.
At the time, it was the world’s first remote-controlled vaporizer which means you can control it from a distance. You can heat your herb anywhere from 122 degrees Fahrenheit to 500 degrees (50 – 260 degrees Celsius) and it takes around three minutes to reach maximum temperature. The LED screen clearly displays timer, temperature and fan information.
The remote control works at a range of approximately four meters although it is hard to read the screen from that distance. It has a button for each of the six temperatures (50, 100, 200, 210, 220, and 230 degrees Celsius) as well as fan buttons. Given the importance of the remote control, make sure you keep it in a safe place!
We found that the best Extreme vape temperature was 372 degrees Fahrenheit. The unit is extremely easy to clean and it is made of durable stainless steel with a lifetime warranty. Oddly enough, there is no shut-off feature which is standard in newer models.
Using the Extreme Q
You have the option of using a whip or a forced air system to fill bags. When using the whip, you can try to use your lungs to get vapor with no fan assistance. Alternatively, you have the option of using forced air with the whip.
If you use the whip, you need to wait 15 minutes for the unit to heat up. Next, use an herb grinder for your herbal blend and place the blend in the Cyclone Bowl. Then, place the bowl on the warming unit. Swivel the whip’s elbow into place to connect it to the bowl. Now, inhale deeply and slowly with a break every 4-5 draws.
If you elect to use the balloon bag, use the remote or the screen to set your temperature. Again, wait 15 minutes for the unit to heat up and grind your herb. Slide the mini whip into place to attach it to the balloon bag. Place your blend into the bowl and place the bowl on the warming unit. Swivel the mini whip into place to connect it to the bowl.
Switch the fan to the highest setting, wait for the bag to fill, and turn the fan off. Disconnect the mini whip from the bowl first and then from the bag. Place your finger over the mouthpiece until you’re ready to vape.
We recommend using the lowest fan setting to get the best quality vapor. The problem with this is that the Arizer Extreme Q takes almost 4.5 minutes to fill the balloons. You can sacrifice Extreme vapor quality somewhat by using fan speed three as it reduces the fill time to approximately 90 seconds.
One of the advantages of balloons is that the vapor cools down fully before you inhale which reduces the risk of lung damage. Arizer has recently made some improvements on the Extreme Q device. It has added a faster ceramic heating unit and the unit is almost 80% quieter than before when operating.
Overall Thoughts on the Arizer Extreme Q
If you need a durable vaporizer, the Extreme Q from Arizer is still a good option, over eight years after its initial release. It requires more cleaning than portable versions. We recommend using rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab/pipe cleaner to clean the glass before rinsing it with warm water. Arizer Extreme Q accessories and parts include:
- Glass stirrer
- Aromatherapy dish
- Two Cyclone bowls
- 3-inch mini whip
- A pair of extra glass end pieces
- A 110-220-volt power adaptor
Pros of the Arizer Extreme Q
- It is a very versatile desktop vaporizer.
- You can vape with a water pipe, balloon, or a whip.
- It has a lengthy warranty.
- The model is durable and it is quiet when in use.
- The remote control only adds to the Extreme Q’s convenience.
Cons of the Arizer Extreme Q
- The vapor balloon fill time is longer than some of its rivals.
- The glass components become hot when in use so you have to wait for it to cool before it refills.
- The manual controls are not easy to use.
- As the balloons don’t have a valve integrated into the design, it is possible for them to leak.
Arizer V Tower Review
Initially, this device looks eerily similar to the Extreme Q but in this Arizer V-Tower review after usage, you can see that it has its own unique features. It is a typical whip-style vaporizer and the air that flows through the botanical is heated, NOT the heating chamber itself.
The Tower vaporizer unit includes a simple control panel, gorgeous stainless-steel casing and boasts extremely low defect rates. Like the Extreme Q, the V-Tower has heat settings from 122-500 degrees Fahrenheit (50-260 degrees Celsius). For best results, keep the heat below 455 degrees Fahrenheit or risk reducing the quality of the herb.
Patience is key when using this device because it takes up to seven minutes to reach the 455-degree mark. The automatic cool down setting is a handy feature and we found the unit easy to fill, and also to disassemble when we were finished. As a bonus, the cooldown feature allows you to vaporize potpourri to either freshen the room or hide your vaping!
You’ll find it easy to fill the Cyclone bowl but it is necessary to take the unit apart when cleaning. Your best option is to soak the necessary parts in warm water for five minutes and soak it in organic cleaning solution. For hygiene’s sake, replace the tube every two months as a clean tube makes a huge difference in taste!
How to Use the Arizer V-Tower
Its operation is similar to that of the Extreme Q. When using it for the first time, allow it to heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit; this process takes around 15 minutes. It ensures the manufacturer’s packing oils are burned off. Attach the cyclone bowl and whip to the heating element. It is essential that the bowl is NOT packed at this time.
When using the V-Tower, utilize your stir tool every second pull to get the best results. After your session, wait for the bowl and heating element to cool down before you clean the bowl. If you prefer long and hard draws when vaping, you’ll need to clean your glass elbow adaptor more regularly.
Expert vapers say that you’ll enjoy stronger pulls if you pack the bowl end of the whip that is normally attached to the cyclone bowl.
We cannot complain about the excellent vapor quality in the V-Tower. As it is made with primarily glass components and uses a premium quality ceramic heating element, you don’t have to worry about impurities. The clouds of vapor it produces is a glorious sight to behold.
Overall Thoughts on the Arizer V Tower
In terms of value for money, few vaporizers can match the V-Tower. It is available for under $150 in most places and with a defect rate of below 3%, you can rest assured that this device will provide you with years of pleasurable vaping. It may not be the most advanced option around but it does what it says on the tin; excellent vapor quality, easy to use, and extremely durable.
Pros of the Arizer V-Tower
- Extremely easy to use.
- Looks and acts like a premium unit.
- Exceptionally durable.
- Outstanding vapor quality.
Cons of the Arizer V-Tower
- Fragile glass pieces.
- Fairly low reach.
- The unit doesn’t offer many options.
Comparing 5 Models of Arizers
The ‘trouble’ with the five Arizer vaporizer models is that you have to choose between a high-quality selection. Below, we compare and contrast the models in head-to-head battles.
1 – Arizer Air vs. Solo
|Feature||Arizer Air||Arizer Solo|
|Temperature Settings||5 levels ranging from 356 degrees F to 410 degrees F||7 levels ranging from 122 degrees F to 410 degrees F.|
|Weight||116 grams||217 grams|
|Dimensions||122mm high, 29 mm diameter||113mm high, 46mm diameter|
|Battery Performance||3-5 uses per charge, up to 60 minutes||5-10 uses per charge, up to 150 minutes|
|Warranty||Limited 2-year warranty on defects in workmanship/materials & lifetime warranty on heating element.||Limited 2-year warranty on defects in workmanship/materials, 1-year limited on battery & lifetime warranty on heating element.|
|Full Charging Time||3-4 hours; but you can partially charge for 15-20 minutes and set the temperature.||1 hour|
|Heat Up Time||115 seconds to max temperature||30-120 seconds|
2 – V-Tower vs Extreme Q
|Temperature Settings||Temperature range of 122-500 degrees Fahrenheit (50-260 degrees Celsius). You can adjust the temperature in 1-degree Celsius increments.||Temperature range of 122-500 degrees Fahrenheit (50-260 degrees Celsius). You can adjust the temperature in 1-degree Celsius increments. The Extreme Q enables you to do this via remote control.|
|Weight||428 grams (with no parts)||442 grams (with no parts)|
|Dimensions||170mm high, 165mm in diameter||170mm high, 165mm in diameter.|
|Warranty||Lifetime warranty on the heating element and limited 3-year warranty on defects in workmanship/materials.||Lifetime warranty on the heating element and limited 3-year warranty on defects in workmanship/materials.|
|Fan Settings||N/A||3-speed fan|
|Heat Up Time||2 minutes||2 minutes|
3 – Arizer Air vs Air 2
|Feature||Arizer Air||Arizer Air 2|
|Temperature Settings||5 levels ranging from 356 degrees F to 410 degrees F||Range of between 122 degrees F and 428 degrees F. Adjustable in 1 and 10-degree increments.|
|Weight||116 grams||116 grams|
|Dimensions||122mm high, 29 mm diameter||122mm high, 29mm diameter|
|Battery Performance||3-5 uses per charge, up to 60 minutes||Up to 90 minutes of continuous use.|
|Warranty||Limited 2-year warranty on defects in workmanship/materials & lifetime warranty on heating element.||Limited 2-year warranty on defects in workmanship/materials & lifetime warranty on heating element.|
|Full Charging Time||3-4 hours; but you can partially charge for 15-20 minutes and set the temperature.||3 hours|
|Heat Up Time||115 seconds to max temperature||100 seconds to max temperature|
4 – Arizer Argo vs Solo
|Feature||Arizer Argo||Arizer Solo|
|Temperature Settings||Range of 122-428 degrees Fahrenheit (50-220 degrees Celsius). Adjustable in 1 and 10-degree increments.||7 levels ranging from 122 degrees F to 410 degrees F.|
|Weight||97 grams||217 grams|
|Dimensions||83/93mm high, 52mm long and 24mm wide||113mm high, 46mm diameter|
|Battery Performance||Up to 90 minutes||5-10 uses per charge, up to 150 minutes|
|Warranty||Limited 2-year warranty on defects in workmanship/materials & lifetime warranty on heating element.||Limited 2-year warranty on defects in workmanship/materials, 1-year limited on battery & lifetime warranty on heating element.|
|Full Charging Time||3.5 hours||1 hour|
|Heat Up Time||60 seconds||30-120 seconds|
Final Thoughts on Arizer Vaporizers
Arizer is rightfully regarded as a ‘giant’ in the vaporizer industry. In the last decade, it has released seven of the finest vaporizers, both desktop and portable, that the industry has ever seen. Although its Solo and Air offerings were regarded as being ahead of their time, such plaudits were not enough for Arizer.
It recognized that there were a couple of things worth improving on and released upgrades of both. Meanwhile, the company dipped its toe in the desktop market with the Extreme Q and V-Tower both making significant waves. Its latest release, the Arizer ArGo, has quickly captured the imagination of vaping aficionados everywhere as it is the smallest portable vaporizer released by the firm to date.
Despite the company’s success, there is no danger of it resting on its laurels as it continues to strive for perfection. We look forward to seeing what Arizer has planned for the future and for now, vapers can choose between a Magnificent Seven vaporizers for different needs and budgets.