It’s about that time we take a little detour and revisit the world of portable vaporizers. I’ve had a chance to get my hands on a nifty little product that’s been making quite a bit of buzz in the vaporizer world. I figured it was about that time for me to try it out so that I can give you guys the real deal.
The vaporizer I’m going to be reviewing today is the Arizer Solo. This vaporizer is relatively new to the market and is already gaining a reputation as a high end portable vaporizer. And after trying it out for a few days, I have to say that I see why.
What I really like about the Arizer Solo is that upon first picking it up, it actually feels pretty solid. There’s a nice amount of weight to it that gives it a more quality feel than some of the other portable vaporizers on the market. This type of quality combined with a nice and strong vapor are more than I could expect from a portable vaporizer.
How does the Arizer Solo work?
The Arizer Solo vaporizer is pretty easy to operate. On the front side there are two function buttons along with a battery indicator sitting right beside a temperature indicator. When you’re ready to turn it on all you have to do is push the two buttons on the front at the same time and the unit will power on followed by an audible beep. I should also add that right when the unit powers on it displays your remaining battery power so you know up front how much use you can get out of it. The unit also beeps when it turns on, and you can turn this feature off by holding down the “up” arrow.
Next up comes the temperature selection which is pretty easy on the Arizer Solo. All you need to do is select a pre-defined setting that ranges from 1-7 and then allow the unit to begin heating up. I should add that overall the unit takes around 1-2 minutes to fully heat up, but you’ll also want to make sure that you let your whip and mouthpiece sit inside as well while it’s warming in order to get the best draw on the first try.
- Improved Airflow: the newest Solos (2013 models) have improved airflow to make the draw easier.
- Use while charging: the newest model (2013) can be used while charging. However, only use this feature if you really have to, like if you are in the middle of your session and the battery is super low. Do not, I repeat DO NOT use it while it is charging all the time. It will damage your battery and you will have to send it to Arizer for repairs.
- Battery indicator. You’d think that all battery powered portable vaporizers would have something like this, but unfortunately not. The indicator bar on the Arizer Solo vaporizer will allow you to see if you have enough battery power for a session rather than fire it up only to have it go dead on you.
- Lifetime warranty. The Arizer Solo feels solid and very well built. It is such a great product that the manufacturers, Arizer, offer a full lifetime warranty.
- A little hard to pull. I found that the Arizer Solo did feel a bit “clogged” while using it. But then again this is an issue that most portable vapors in general experience. UPDATE: This has been greatly improved in the 2013 models so it’s no longer an issue if you get a newer one.
- Comes in two separate pieces. With portable vaporizers that comes in parts like the Arizer Solo you really have to be careful. Extra pieces can be really tricky to keep up with while on the go and it doesn’t help that one of them happens to be glass. The stems do break if you aren’t careful, and they get really hot right after use, so let them cool down a bit before you touch them.
Our Video Review
We did a video demonstration of the Arizer Solo to give you guys more of a visual on how it works. Check it out below:
What’s the best place to buy the Arizer Solo?
If you’re ready to get your hands on the Arizer Solo then the best place to make your purchase is from Vapor Nation. Hands down Vapor Nation offers the best prices out of all of the vaporizer dealers you’ll find online. What’s even better is that the shipping is fast and free, and you will also get some free gifts like a grinder with your purchase.
I have to say, when it comes to the world of portable vaporizers, the Arizer Solo belongs up there with the best of them. It’s not hard to see why this little device is getting so much attention. It’s small, sleek and produces a very good vapor quality (some of the best on the market).
However, this is definitely more of an “at home” or “in the car” vape. It’s a bit on the bigger end, but you can get around the big-ish size by putting the unit in a paper drink cup with some holes in the bottom. Then the glass stem just looks like a thick straw and it’s not so obvious what you’re doing in public.