This Arizer Solo review focuses on the fact that both Arizer Air and Solo boast a vapor quality that rivals that of the best portable vaporizers in the industry, at a fraction of the cost. The Solo is not the typical “portable” vaporizer as it’s slightly big and non discrete, so if you’re looking for something you can travel or use in public, this isn’t it. However, if you do want a vaporizer that you can use at home or with friends that delivers excellent efficiency and taste, look no further. The Solo is one of the most cost effective portable vaporizer I’ve reviewed so it’s definitely worth a look into.
The shining aspect of the Solo is it’s superb vapor quality. It has a very clean taste with almost every pull, long after most other vaporizers would result to throwing out blandness. With marijuana the taste can be very soothing and fragrant. There is definitely draw resistance in the Solo but I think it’s for a good reason as the clouds tend to be a little thick. I really liked the way VapeCritic explained it: almost luck sucking thick milkshake through a straw. Therefore you have to sit and inhale deeply for a good hit. This works out because the vapor quantity tends to be a little on the lower side, which means that you need longer pulls to get a decent hit anyway. The Solo works so well that once you start tasting a lot of blandness in your clouds, you can be sure that the herbs are used up.
No need to mix or do anything when using the Solo because it vaporizes the leaves very evenly. You can pack the oven with a small amount of herbs and usually the Solo is still able to produce you quality vapor so there is an extremely high level of efficiency. Clouds tend to be potent but somehow the weed tends to last the same amount of time as other vaporizers so I dare say it… this thing actually gets you higher than most other vaporizers for the same amount of weed which is very commendable. There are multiple temperature settings (7 exactly) so you can cycle from lower to higher as you continue to use more and more of your herb. I recommend using the 3rd setting and slowly dialing up the heat to the 5th one when you’re using marijuana. Heat up time is very quick and loading/taking out herb is very easy as well, allowing for increased efficiency. The Solo best works with finely coarse herbs so make sure you’re using quality grinders.
Ease of Use
While it is very powerful, the Solo is actually pretty easy to use. There is an up and down arrow located in the front of the vape, and if you press both for a second you turn it on. You can then keep on hitting up or down to get to the temperature setting you prefer. There will be a blinking red light to indicate that the device is heating up. Once it’s heated, you can attach one of the two attachable stems that come with it (this is where the herb is also packed) and insert it into the top of the Solo. Once you get used to the harder draw resistance, congratulations: you’ve mastered the Solo. There isn’t really any other advanced techniques or attachments you’ll need. Cleaning and maintainability are very easy with the Solo and usually you don’t have to clean it more than a couple of times a month.
Here’s a video going over the basics of how to use the vape and overall arizer solo review (by VapeCritic):
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The battery life is very good. Usually on a fully charged battery you’re able to get 7-8 sessions of 10+ minutes so you’re looking at nearly a 90 minute vaping time. Recharging is also on the faster side, requiring a little over 2 hours to go from zip to full charge. Most other portable vaporizers take at least 3-4 hours for this. There is a battery indicator so you can easily tell how much charge you have left while you’re smoking, which is nice. A tiny nitpick is that you can’t charge the battery and use the vape at the same time, so you’ll have to let it sit and charge for a bit if it’s low. Apart from that, no complains: you really can’t find such a large battery life in other vapes.
The Solo does not have a particularly discrete design. Add the glass stem and it’s pretty obvious that it’s a vaporizer. The fact that it’s decently sized and weighs a good amount also doesn’t help. If you are looking to vape outside, you will have to do it inside a car or another secluded location as it simply is too big and obvious to hide. If you would like to travel often or use your vape in public, this wouldn’t be too good of a choice. The smell is pretty strong with the Solo so you should keep that in mind when smoking around roommates or other friends. If you’re looking for something more discrete, I recommend checking out my PAX 2 review.
It’s not terribly easy carrying the Solo around. It definitely is too big to fit into your pocket so you will need a bag or somewhere else to put it in. You will also need to bring the glass stem with you which is somewhat annoying as it can break. However, if you can deal with that then the Solo is pretty easy to bring with you wherever you go. The battery lasts a long time so it can often go days without a charge if you use it for small sessions only. You can also comfortably grip it in your hand so there is no need to really set it down anywhere.
This vaporizer is made from quality materials so it can last many years if you take time to clean and maintain it. There are really no complains about any durability issue with the Solo. There are multiple reviews online where customers have dropped it multiple times, only for it to continue to work flawlessly. Be warned however that the glass stem that comes with it is fragile and can break. As long as you take care with the stem and don’t drop the Solo into water, you should be ok.
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