The Haze v3 and the Arizer Air are both two of the top portable vaporizers on the market.
I did find one to be better than the other personally, but each unit will appeal to different people, and that’s what this comparison will focus on is the different strengths and weaknesses between the Air and Haze so that you can decide which one is best for you.
Both of these vaporizers are coming in at two different price points as well, so there’s a lot of comparisons to be made with these.
With all that said, let’s get into the comparison. This review is going to broken down into the following categories:
- Ease of Use
- Temperature Control
- Vapor Quality and Efficiency
- Pocketability and Discreteness
- Battery Life
Ease of Use
Both of these devices are pretty simple designs, but we’re going to break down how easy each of these units are to use.
Ease of Use with the Haze V3
The Haze v3 is sporting a pretty clean design in terms of control options on the device itself. There are not really any buttons or anything on the device, the only actual button the unit has is on the top of the unit, which is used to cycle through the heating settings.
The way you actually power on this vape is by rotating the top piece of the vaporizer clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on which oven you want to heat up.
The Haze V3 offers their users 2 different ovens in which they can choose from on the fly. The way you control which oven you are vaping from is by selecting which direction you rotate the top of the Haze v3.
Each oven is marked with a different symbol – one oven has a fully colored in circle, and the other is the outline of a circle (these correspond to the circles on the top of the unit).
After you decide which oven you want to vape from, you can start cycling through the 4 temperatures with the button on the top of the unit that we mentioned.
The 4 LED’s on the front of the Haze will light up to tell you which temperature you have selected. The lights will flash until the vape is heated up, which at this point the LED’s will turn solid instead of blinking.
You are provided with a metal and a glass mouthpiece that are more or less the same for you to choose from. As with any vaporizers, If I have the option to rest my lips on glass, I will always choose that as it’s the most comfortable option for me personally.
There’s really no difference in vapor quality between the two mouthpieces, so just pick what you prefer.
When preparing dry herbs, I found it best to finely grind my herb for optimal extraction. The Haze V3 works well with the standard coarse grind from a normal 4 piece grinder, but I found vapor production to be significantly improved with a fine grind.
There’s a bit of a maintenance process with this vape, but it’s nothing too major. It just involves soaking a cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol, running it through the vapor path where the stem of your choice is usually stored, and running it through the ovens cleaning off any residual oil.
I also like to wet a paper towel with isopropyl alcohol and wipe down my stems regularly so they always slide in and out of place easily.
Ease of Use with the Arizer Air
When you first look at the Air, you’ll notice on the front of the device there is only 1 button with 2 arrows on it. All of the device operation is done from this button.
You hold the button in place for a few seconds to power on the device, and you use the up and down arrows to cycle through the 5 temperature settings.
The two LED’s on the front will give you all the information you need to know about your Air. The top LED will glow different colors according to what temperature setting you are on, and the bottom blue LED will flash or stay solid indicating whether the oven is heating up or that it’s at temperature.
Arizer gives you two options for stems: a short glass stem with a plastic tip, and a longer all glass stem.
A cool thing to mention about the short stem, is that the black plastic tip on it makes a perfect seal on a 14mm female water pipe joint, meaning this vape works well with a lot the water pipes currently on the market.
Something else cool about the Arizer Air is the fact you don’t have to do much at all when preparing to load ground herbs into the chamber. Any grind works fine.
A fine grind can give you better results, but you will need to add a mesh screen to the stem, as the glass screen built into the stems does not stop the finer particulates from being pulled into the stem or your throat.
Maintenance is super easy with the Air, just soak the glass stems in some isopropyl alcohol and you are done. It’s a really painless process and much simpler than the Haze V3’s.
Which Vape is the Easiest to Use?
I feel the Arizer Air is the easier design to use. It’s just a much more straight forward design, preparing your herbs is a little simpler, and the maintenance process in itself is a lot easier than the Haze V3’s.
The temperature control category will briefly go over each of these vaporizers means of controlling the amount of heat outputted by the oven.
Temperature Control with the Haze V3
The Haze V3 is offering 4 different temperature settings to choose from. To adjust them, simply tap the button to cycle through the temperature settings.
The 4 LED lights on the front of the unit will glow to designate what temperature you are on. If you are on temperature level 2, two LED’s will glow on the front.
The temperature settings are as follows:
- Temperature 1: 365 °F
- Temperature 2: 385 °F
- Temperature 3: 395 °F
- Temperature 4: 420 °F
This temperature spectrum covers a lot of the areas you want to vape at, but I would always like to see more options for the end user.
Temperature Control with the Arizer Air
The Arizer Air offers its users 5 different temperature settings which can be adjusted with the up and down arrow button on the front of the device.
The Top LED will glow to represent which temperature setting you are on, and the bottom blue LED will flash if you are heating up, or stay solid if it’s at optimal temperature.
The Arizer Air’s temperature settings are as follows.
- Level 1 (Blue) – 356°F
- Level 2 (White) – 374°F
- Level 3 (Green) – 392°F
- Level 4 (Orange) – 401°F
- Level 5 (Red) – 410°F
Who has the Best Temperature Control?
I would hand the win to the Arizer Air, as it offers one more temperature setting over the Haze V3.
Vapor Quality and Efficiency
This category is going to compare each units vapor quality, and their respective efficiency with dry herbs and concentrates.
The Haze V3’s Vapor Quality and Efficiency
The Haze V3 is a session style vaporizer like the Arizer Air. The Haze V3 utilizes conduction heating to vaporize your material.
As we stated before, the Haze V3 offers dual ovens, and they give you a lot of options for loading the two ovens.
You have the following options when deciding to use the Haze V3, and each method offers some pros and cons over one or the other:
- Best flavor
- Slightly smoother
- Worst vapor production
- Quickest extraction
- Greatest vapor production
- Hottest and harshest packing method
- Worst flavor
Dry Material Can
- Can pack the most material
- Best compromise of flavor and vapor production
- Best solution for on the go since you can pack a few and bring them with you
- Can is hot after use
Oil and Concentrate Can
- Great flavor
- Great vapor production
- Can hold large amount of concentrate
- Easy to clean
- Can is hot after use
In the end, I find every option to be an effective method of medicating depending on what you’re looking for at the time.
There’s something for everyone with the Haze V3. You have so many options, and each one offers something that the others don’t, as we just learned.
I use every way of packing the Haze V3 personally, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the convection screen.
There isn’t much technique to getting good vapor production with the Haze V3, you just have to pull at a slow to medium pace. If you pull too aggressively, I find the oven can’t keep up with the faster draw speeds.
When vaping, I found temperatures 1 and 2 to be really enjoyable. I usually finish up a session on temperature 3, but I’m not a big fan of going right to temperature 3. I like to work my way up the temperature spectrum with session style vaporizers like the Haze V3.
Temperature level 4 I found too harsh for my liking for dry herb, but not everyone will share that opinion. This temperature is outstanding for concentrates though.
Each oven holds about .2 of finely ground material, which is a crazy amount of herb for on the go use if you’re going to be by yourself.
The Haze V3 does a good job at evenly extracting all the active compounds out of your material, especially when using the conduction screen.
Overall, the Haze V3 is an efficient use of your herb and a great option for anyone, whether you have a low or high tolerance for cannabis.
The vapor quality with concentrates is also really good. You don’t need a lot to get good vapor production either. I found a small rice sized dab in the concentrate can is all you need. You can load more if you want, but it’s not necessary.
The Arizer Air’s Vapor Quality and Efficiency
The Arizer Air is a session style vaporizer that uses primarily conduction heating to vaporize your material.
There’s a fair amount of draw resistance when drawing through the Arizer Air, and this can be a pro or a con for some.
One thing I would say about this is that it makes it really easy to get good results with the Air. It gives you the perfect draw speed and gives you really consistent vapor production.
Temperatures 1 through 3 are great for all around enjoyment, and most people gravitate towards heat level 3 as their preferred setting. It offers outstanding vapor production, and great flavor.
I personally prefer temperature levels 1 and 2, and then I like finishing up on 3. You can take it higher than level 3, but I’m not a fan of high temperature vapor from portables in most cases like this.
Each glass stem holds roughly .2 of ground material. The Arizer Air evenly vapes your material without much effort. Especially at the higher temperature settings like 4 and 5, your herb won’t be left with much on it.
You can load smaller amounts too and get good results, and this is a really good option for someone who’s looking at using smaller amounts of herb during their sessions.
Unfortunately, the Arizer Air does not do concentrates natively like the Haze V3.
Which vape has the Best Vapor Quality and Efficiency?
I found the Haze V3 offered slightly better vapor quality. All of the options you have for loading the Haze V3 really gives the vape a lot of flexibility in how you use and enjoy it.
Plus, the Haze has the ability to do concentrates as well.
Pocketability and Discreteness
The pocketability and discreteness category will go over how easy these units are to transport on the go and how discrete their designs are for public use.
Pocketability and Discreteness of the Haze v3
The Haze V3 is coming in at a super compact size, with its design resembling a small flask.
The design is pretty comfortable to hold and easily slips into most pockets or bags.
It’s a pretty obscure design for public use, and its relatively concealable in the hand, especially if your hands are larger than mine.
Pocketability and Discreteness of the Arizer Air
The Arizer Air is a pretty small vape, resembling some larger vape pens or e-cigs to the ignorant eye.
I find the design really comfortable and natural to hold. Some vapes have very obscure shapes that can make them uncomfortable for certain people to hold for extended periods, but that’s not the case with the Air at all.
It’s best practice to separate the stem from the unit when it’s in your pocket or bag, but I’ve gotten away with transporting the unit with the stem installed. You just have to be mindful that it is in your pocket or bag and be careful not to do anything crazy that might break the stem.
Which Vape is More Pocketable and Discrete?
I find the Haze v3 easier to bring on the go. It’s just a smaller design and the lack of a separate stem makes it easier to transport.
The battery life section of this comparison is going to compare how long each battery lasts, how they are changed, and if they are replaceable.
The Haze v3’s Battery Life
I found the Haze v3 offered about an hour of usage per battery, or about 4 sessions.
Haze technologies provides its users with two 3.7V 18650 3200mAh Lithium-Ion batteries. This gives the user the ability to double their battery life, or if a battery should fail – you have the ability to replace it.
You can also buy additional batteries if you want, so you can always have multiple batteries charged and ready to go.
I found it took about 2 and a half hours on average to charge each battery with the included external charging station.
The Arizer Air’s Battery Life
I get about an hour of usage with the Arizer Air. If you stay on the lower end of the temperature spectrum, you can extend this further if you wish.
The Arizer Air uses a replaceable 18650 style battery, and you can purchase extras from Arizer’s website if you wish to extend your battery life further or replace your existing battery.
The Arizer Air is charged with their standard DC plug that also works with the Solo. If you have multiple batteries, I would think about picking up an external charging station like the Haze v3 offers standard.
I found the battery took about 2 hours to fully recharge.
Who has the Best Battery Life?
Both of these units are about equal in this respect seeing as they both offer replaceable batteries, so you can always have an extra charged and ready to go.
The Haze v3 does give its users an extra battery in the box, but that’s not much of a reason to call it a winner over the Air for battery life. I would call it a tie here.
This section will briefly go over the warranties on each of these units.
The Haze V3’s Warranty
Haze Technologies offers a 10 year warranty. The warranty covers any defects in material or workmanship under intended use. The warranty covers the unit only, and none of the accessories.
The Arizer Air’s Warranty
Arizer offers its a users a lifetime warranty on the heating element, and a limited two year warranty covering defects in the materials or workmanship. Please note that the batteries and glass are not covered by the warranty.
Who has the Best Warranty?
While the Arizer Air’s heating element is covered for a lifetime, its overall construction is only covered for 2 years, which isn’t a bad warranty at all.
However, Haze technologies offers a 10 year warranty, which is substantially better than 2 years, so the winner is clearly the Haze V3.
The Haze V3 vs Arizer Air Conclusion: Which Vape is the Best for you?
I think it comes down to your budget. The Haze V3 is about $100 more than the Arizer Air, but I feel it offers an all around better package in my opinion.
While I do find the ease of use and temperature control slightly better on the Air, I think the Haze V3 is just offering a better package in terms of its better portability, vapor quality, ability to vape concentrates, extra battery, dual battery charging station, and a better warranty.
If you have the money, go for the Haze V3. You wont be disappointed with it!
That’s not to say you shouldn’t buy the Arizer Air either. If you are on a tighter budget or are new to vaping herb but still want a higher end portable, I think the Arizer Air is one of the best options you have for under $200.
Great vapor production, vapor quality, and replaceable batteries in a pretty affordable package!
I hope this comparison helped you guys out. If you have any questions, as always feel free to leave a comment and we would be glad to answer them.
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