Arizer Solo 2 Vpaorizer
- Lifetime Warranty
- 30 sec Heat Up Time
- high Precision Heating
- LED Display
- Upgraded Battery
- Borosilicate Glass Vapor Path
Arizer Company Profile
Arizer is a vaporizer company located in Ontario, Canada. Arizer manufactures a line of vaporizers including the V-Tower, the solo and Extreme Vaporizer. The V-Tower is the original Arizer’s vaporizer, the Solo is a battery-operated portable vaporizer and the Extreme-Q vaporizer is the most popular combo whip/balloon for home use. Arizer has built its reputation as one of the best vaporizer companies in the industry. The company has been in the industry for the last 10 years, and their portable vape, the Solo, has become a customer favorite.
Arizer Product Line
Arizer Air Portable Vaporizer
The Air is the latest portable vaporizer from Arizer. It is considered a smaller version of the popular solo I vaporizer. The Air is powered by internal rechargeable Li-ion batteries that are removable and replaceable. It measures 122mm by 29 mm, which is roughly the same size as the Firefly. The device boasts a five-stage ceramic heating element that gets up to its highest temperature in about 120 minutes. The heating element and the battery are found in the same matte silver or black base unit.
The air feels well made. It is nice and efficient; each of its two stems can hold approximately 0.25 grams of ground up dry herbs. You should be able to get at least 10 to 15 nice draws from that. The Air comes with five different temperature selections ranging from 338 to 410 degrees F.
The vapor quality is very good and users can get huge clouds, especially if they go for the GonF Adapter w/ hydro tube. The device is also easy to clean and maintain. Like other portables, all you have to do is brush out the chamber and stem after each session. The Arizer Air retails for only $194.99 which is quite cheap when compared to other portable vapes in the same class.
The Arizer Company manufactures two major models of the Solos: Arizer Solo I and Arizer Solo 2.
1. Arizer Solo I
Arizer Solo I vaporizer was released in May 2011. The Solo I vaporizer is one of the well made vaporizers on the market. First, its aluminum casing not only looks great, but also makes this vape extremely durable. Its heating element is made of ceramic and it perfectly complements the stainless steel heating chamber. The Arizer Solo I has seven temperature settings. The most commonly used settings are between levels 3 to 7. The device takes 95 seconds to heat up to level 3. The heating mechanism of this portable vaporizer is extremely consistent and very reliable. In addition, the device is very easy to use.
When it comes to size, the Arizer Solo is quite compact and discreet. It can possibly fit in your pockets depending on how big they are. What is also nice about this vaporizer is that you can turn off the sound, which can virtually make for silent operation. The Solo I comes with a rechargeable battery that gives you 90 minutes to 2 hours of runtime on a full charge, or about 6 to 9 sessions. The device takes 2 minutes to heat up, which makes the Solo I great for more relaxed sessions around house. It retails for only $134.99. The Solo I holds its value at these prices due to its efficiency and cool tasty vapor. The Solo I comes with two years of manufacturer warranty.
2. Arizer Solo II
The Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer is the latest release from the popular Canadian manufacturer. It is the successor of the Arizer Solo I vaporizer. It features the Arizer’s famous all glass path, precise temperature control and an LED displays. The Solo II is the same as the Solo I, and a little thinner. The new LED display is great and the oval shape feels better in the hands.
The Solo II comes with a full digital control, a battery indicator and control of all the session parameters right on the board. According to Arizer, the Solo II has 3 hours of operating time, which is about 15 sessions on a full charge using the 12-minute timer like the Solo I does. The device heats up in only 28 seconds, which is crazy compared to the couple of minutes needed with the original Solo
The Solo II produces a very cool and tasty vapor. Every temperature settings allow you to enjoy smooth, comfortable and great vapor. The Solo II uses both convection and conduction methods to heat materials and has a bowl capacity of 0.15 to 0.2 grams depending on how fine the ground material is. The device is price at $239.99 and comes with two years of manufacturer warranty.
The Arizer Extreme Q is a top quality desktop vaporizer, and is one of the best options available under $200. It is an ideal vaporizer for someone looking to experience multiple methods of vaping without spending lots of money. The Extreme Q is a dual purpose vaporizer, meaning you can use it with a big balloon or a whip. Balloons are especially nice as the vapor can fully cool down before inhalation. Both systems allow users to extract excellent vapor that has a very nice consistency and great flavor. Best of all, the vapor of this unit is quite smooth allowing users to have the best vaping experience.
The digital display is very accurate and enables you to exactly set your temperature. The unit performs great on both high and low heat settings, although most users love the 210 degrees setting. For more comfortable vaping experience, it is recommendable to buy the ZEUS Iceborn, a new vapor cooling device that actually increases the vapor quality.
Arizer V Tower Vaporizer
The V Tower is a powerful stationary vaporizer. It is elegantly simple in design and gives you an amazing value for its affordable price. Out of the box, you have all you need to enjoy the vape for months. It contains the unit itself, a three foot whip, a potpourri dish, a cyclone bowl, a glass stirring tool and the owner’s manual. The V Tower is made using high quality materials. Its heating bowl is made of glass coated ceramic, which is housed in a two layer aluminum chassis. The aluminum housing helps to keep the exterior of the unit cool while the heating chamber works away inside.
Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer Design
Arizer sticks with the familiar design and glassware from the Arizer Solo I. However, the Solo is slightly more compact than its predecessor. The Solo II has a very sleek look that goes well with any fashion, including urban styles. The vape is 4.5 inches long and weighs 7.4 oz. The oval shape is very ergonomic and comfortable in hand, and the smooth metal exterior is cool and soft. The tubes are made with the highest quality glass you will find in the vaporizer world.
The overall unit is thicker at the top than the bottom, making it easy to hold without keeping a firm grip on it. The vapor path is long enough to ensure that the vapor is cool a bit before it reaches your mouth. The top is sealed with a rubber cap (when the mouthpiece is removed). The charging port is located on the side of the unit, making it easy for the unit to stand upright during charging. The OLED display is eye catching. The screen displays the current and set temperature as well as the battery life. Overall, Solo II is aesthetically pleasing and attractive.
Size and Portability
The Arizer Solo II is the same size as the Solo I, but a little thinner. The unit weighs 210g, and measures 4.5 inches height, 1.75 inches width and 1.19 inches depth. Arizer reduced the interior enough to slim the top by 0.375 in inches and the bottom by 0.25 inches. The Solo 2 is lighter than the original Solo, but still has a bit of heft which gives it a really solid, quality feel that should stand up to some abuse over years.
Even though the Solo II is not one of the lightest vapes on the market, it feels solid and durable in the hand. The unit can be concealed in the palm of your hand, making it competitive with the Pax 3 in terms of stealth. The Solo II is perfect for those looking for an on-the-go device. The device can fit in the pocket or be carried in a belt-clip carrying case without much of a problem.
Generally, the build of the Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer is fairly inconspicuous. The slimmer design and the plain carbon black body keep the unit looking professional during handing. Even though its long glass stems is not really the best choice for the discreetness, they help to ensure the vapor stays cool even at higher temperatures. This allows the users to enjoy lots of clouds while not baiting themselves out excessively.
Overall, the device measures 4.5 inches tall and weighs about 7 ounces. The vaporizer is made of a lighter, but sturdy and durable body. Needless to say, it is a very compact vaporizer that can be concealed in your hand. The unit lays very well in the palm and it is easy to control.
Arizer Solo 2 Build Quality
What is it made of?
The Solo II is made of very strong and durable materials. The outer shell is made from brushed aluminum that looks beautiful, feels premium and is one of the reasons why this vaporizer is so sturdy. The glass pathways are made of high-quality glass to retain a fantastic level of vapor quality. There is certain weightiness to the Solo that makes the unit feel secure in handling without feeling cumbersome. The mouthpiece is removable and is constructed of a completely BPA free FDA food grade materials. Additionally, the LED screen in place of lights for temp control is a great boon for the Solo’s build quality. The machining is strong and secure and the buttons are quite responsive.
The heating element is made of ceramic while the oven is made of food grade stainless steel. This allows the unit to heat the materials efficiently through both conduction and convection. The Arizer Solo II has no plastic in most essential parts, which makes most people happy since plastic does not have the best reputation in terms of safety and flavor. Overall, the build quality of the Solo 2 vaporizer is top notch. Not only does this vape feel totally solid, materials used are exactly what a vaping enthusiast is looking for.
The Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer uses a dual heating system that operates on both convection and conduction heating methods. The vape comes with a full digital temperature control with temp levels ranging from 122 F to 428 F. The most amazing thing is that the Solo II can attain maximum temperature in only 28 seconds. This more powerful heater allows for more aggressive hauls since it can maintain temperature during use more easily. Also added to the advanced technology of the Arizer Solo II is the improved battery life that can go on for three hours of continuous vaping.
The OLED display on the device is controlled with three buttons at the front of the unit. The screen lets you know when the unit is heating, battery life and of course temperature. You can dial in the exact temperature you want using 1-degree Celsius or 10 –degree F. You can also adjust things like the volume of the beeps or can even turn them off completely. The brightness of the displays and Fahrenheit/ Celsius settings can also be adjusted. The vaporizer also has a power-on delay as well as an auto shut off time built in for safety purposes.
Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer Heating
Heating Chamber – Oven
The Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer uses both convection and conduction heating methods. The heating element is made of food grade ceramic while the bowl is made of high quality stainless steel. Ceramic has a higher melting point than glass and is twenty times stronger. It is commonly used in dental crowns. The Solo II oven has a small heating chamber of about 0.15-0.2 grams, and delivers instant heat, making it an exceptional quick heater vaporizer.
For most efficient vaporization, it is advisable you avoid over packing the oven. Small, loosely packed ovens usually yield the best results. More importantly, consider using a coarse grind as opposed to a fine grind. Just like other portable vapes in the same class, Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer usually ends up pulling finely ground material into the vapor path, impending airflow in the device and consequently causing unnecessary draw resistance. Its near instant heat up for quick sessions and minimal odors compared to other vaporizers makes the Solo II, one of the pretty easy to use vaporizers on the down-low.
The Arizer Solo II vaporizer has a e full digital temperature control from 50 degrees to 220 degrees Celsius, or 122 degrees to 428 degrees Fahrenheit, that is adjustable in one or ten degree increments. The temperature spectrum is good as it covers the temperatures you will most likely be vaping at in most conditions and situations. The Solo 2 preset temperature control helps you have full control over the effects of your vapor. The temperature is easily controllable with the buttons on the unit. With its wide temp range, you are able to vape some well known herbs with a low boiling point, like lemon balm or lavender.
If you are looking for smooth flavor and light effects do not get higher than 356 degree F (180 degree Celsius). Similarly, if you are looking for those dense, milky clouds that will send you to a different world, go for at least 393 degrees F (200 degree Celsius). You never experience harsh vapor at any temperature on the Solo II. The length of the aroma tubes do a good job at cooling the vapor before it reaches your lips to provide a satisfying draw every time. If you want to dramatically cool the vapor, it is recommended you pair the Solo II with the Zeus Iceborn for a truly chilled out session.
Just like the Firefly 2, the vapor path of the Arizer Solo 2 is made of borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is a chemical and temperature resistance glass commonly used in scientific labs. Air in the bowl gets pulled directly from the outside via the oven lid, gets channeled in the isolated vapor path and then finishes by coming out via the mouthpiece. Due to the high quality materials used for the Solo 2, it produces extremely high quality vapor and more importantly creates a high quality vaping experience.
Cosmetically, the vapor path is great and only gets dirty after a long period of usage and this does not affect its performance. The best thing on this though is that the vapor path is very easy to wipe down with isopropyl alcohol and a paper towel or included alcohol wipes. Cleaning the vapor path only takes about 10 to 30 seconds with the included alcohol wipes.
The Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer comes with two glass stems to deliver the flavor rich vapor the Arizer vapes are known for. The glass aroma tubes give the vapor more time to cool off so the hits are smoother and do not hurt your lips. Additionally, they preserve flavor as they do not rub off on the taste as metal and plastic mouthpieces do. The two mouthpieces are made of borosilicate glass, which is very resistant to thermal shock. Additionally, the mouthpieces are extremely removable for easier cleaning.
Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer Battery
The first Solo had a non-removable 18650 mAh lithium ion battery that lasted for about 2 hours on full charge. The Solo II comes with a removable dual 1860 lithium ion battery that lasts for about three and a half hours. The Solo 2 charges through an external DC wall charger. The device is not USB compatible, but it does have pass through charging, but it needs to charge for five to ten minutes before starting a session. The unit will not operate if the battery is completely dead. It takes about 2 hours 50 minutes for the battery to reach its full charge.
The removable 18650 mAh lithium ion battery found in the Solo II is estimated to more efficient and longer lasting where compared to other vaporizers. The battery lasts for about 3 hours with up to 20, 10-minute sessions per full charge. The battery in the Solo II is an upgrade of the original Arizer Solo I which has about 5 to o7 sessions per charge. To preserve the battery power, the Solo II comes with a 10-second auto shutoff. The best thing about this vaporizer is that it does not get hot to hold. Even after ten minutes of vaping, the unit does not even feel warm to the touch. Arizer Solo 2 is one of the well-insulated vapes on the market today.
Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer User Manual
· How do I Use the Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer?
The Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer is simple and easy to use. Here are the critical steps to follow when using it.
1. Switch on the device by pressing both the up and down buttons for a few seconds. The device will beep and start heating up. You can turn off the sound function by powering on the unit and holding down the up button for about two to three seconds.
2. If you are a new user, it is important to first note that the solo comes with two tubes a straight one and a bent one. Sometimes these tubes may not fit, this is because the unit is new. You will need to break in the seal. To break in the seal, heat the solo to the maximum temp for about 7 minutes. This is also allows you to burn off any residue left during its manufacturing. Take your tube and align it straight and insert it into the size slightly.
3. Dial your desired temperature. A low temperature produces a lighter vapor while a higher temperature produces thicker vapor.
4. Take one the tubes and pack with ground material. It is recommendable to grind up product to ensure maximum surface area, but avoid grinding the herbs up too finely. Pack the bowl loosely. Avoid packing it too tightly to enable air to flow through. When the device is at desired temperature, turn the unit upside down and insert the packed tube into it, so that the product does not fall out. Turn the unit over and proceed to the next step.
5. Wait for 2 to 3 seconds and then start to slowly inhale vapor. Inhaling the vapor slowly allows you to maintain a bearable temperature and prevents the product from getting inhaled into the tube.
6. When you are finished turn the unit off. Do not forget to turn the device upside down to pull out the tube. Remember to clean the heating out after it has cooled. This can be done using a pipe cleaner or a Q-tip. Be careful not break the glass tube. Do not forget to cap the heating element with a cap attached to it to prevent dust and other materials from getting into the element.
The Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer is easy to use and has all the features one could have wished the original had. The unit works great as a cordless home vaporizer and is perfect for small parties or group of friends. The Solo 2 is smaller than the original, heats up four times faster and delivers 50 percent more battery life. It also gives users full on-board session controls. The Solo II comes standard with all the little improvements made to the Solo I for years, such as the recessed heat jets. The stems and ovens are similar to those in the Solo I, so all the accessories for the Solo I will work with the Solo 2 except for some of the exotic charging stands since the charging port was moved. The vapor quality of this unit is great and it does not get hot regardless of how high the temperature is set.
Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer Maintenance
Cleaning the Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer is easy, especially if you do not over pack the stems and get the bottom of the oven dirty. If you get the oven dirty, soak a cotton swab in isopropyl alcohol and rub the dirty sports while holding the unit upside down. Then, do two or three burn off sessions buy turning the unit on high and allowing it to run its auto shut offs. Do this until the alcohol smell is gone.
To clean the stems, soak them in isopropyl alcohol for two hours. Next, rinse them in hot water until all the debris comes off. Repeat as needed and rinse the stems thoroughly until you do not get that nasty alcohol taste.
The Arizer Solo 2 comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty on workmanship and defects, a 1-year warranty on the battery and a lifetime warranty on the heating element. Like all the other Arizer vapes, the Solo 2 is covered by the Arizer’s 100 percent Satisfaction Guarantee.
Arizer Solo 2 Comparison to Other Models in Its Class
· Arizer Solo 2 Vs. Crafty Vaporizer
Both the Solo 2 and the Crafty are well-made and sturdy types of vaporizers. Their sizes are comfortable in the hands and are both easy to clean and maintain. The Solo 2 has a very good battery life of up to 3 hours when fully charged, while the Crafty is known to have a battery life of up to 45 minutes. The Solo 2 heats materials via both conduction and convection heating methods, while the Crafty heats materials via the convection method. The Arizer Solo 2 retails for only $239.99 while the Crafty costs $279.00.
· Arizer Solo 2 Vs. Firefly 2 Vaporizer
Firefly 2 is a pure convection vape, meaning that vaporizes your herbs or concentrates solely with super-heated. The Solo II uses both convection and conduction methods to heat materials. Both the Firefly 2 and the Solo 2 come with two years of manufacturer warranty. Both units have the nearly same oven capacity of o.15 to 2 grams depending on how coarse the material is. The charge time for the Solo II is three hours, while that of the Firefly is 45 minutes. The Firefly 2 costs around $330 while the Solo II retails at $239.99.
· Arizer Solo 2 Vs. Pax 3 Vaporizer
The Pax 3 is highly portable conduction heating vaporizer while Solo 2 uses both conduction and convection methods to heat your material. The Pax 3 has an oven capacity of 0.3 grams while the Solo 2 has an oven capacity of 0.15 to 0.2 grams. The charge time for the Pax 3 is two to three hours depending on the charging system used, while that of the Solo II is 3 hours. The Pax 3 also comes with 10 years of warranty, while the Solo 2 comes with 2 years of warranty. The Pax 3 retails at $274.99, while the Solo 2 costs $239.99.
· Arizer Solo 2 Vs. Davinci IQ Vaporizer
Davinci IQ is a pure conduction vape, meaning it uses radiant heat from the wall of the oven to vaporize your herb. The Solo 2 heats materials via both conduction and convection heating methods. The vapor path of Davinci IQ is made of ceramic zirconia while the vapor path of Solo 2 is made of borosilicate glass. The oven capacity for Davinci IQ is 0.3 grams while that of Solo 2 is 0.15 to 0.2 grams. The battery charge time for Davinci IQ is 3.5 hours while Solo 2 battery charge time is 3 hours. Davinci IQ produces a very good vapor smoothness and an above average vapor flavor or taste. The Solo II produces cool, smooth vapor and does not get hot regardless of how high the temperature is set. Davinci IQ retails at around $275 while Solo 2 retails at around $239.99.
· Arizer Solo 2 Vs. G Pen Elite Vaporizer
The G-pen Elite measure 4.5 inches height, which is the same height of the Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer. The Solo 2 is however, priced higher than the G-Pen Elite. While the G-pen Elite costs about $149.99, the Solo 2 vaporizer retails at $239.99. The vapor quality of both vapes is of a high quality. The G-pen elite is more portable than the Solo II. The Solo II does not get hot on very high temperatures, but the G-pen Elite can.
Pros of Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer
· Smooth and intuitive user experience
· Precise temperature control for full control over the effects of your vapor
· Micro-dosing with 0.05 grams for quick and small sessions
· Improved draw resistance for easy draws
· Quick heat up time
· Insane battery life
· Great flavor that does not deteriorate deep into your sessions
Cons of Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer
· It is way too big and heavy to be a pocket vape
· The air-path is not fully separated from electronics
Why the Arizer Solo 2 Is the Best Choice for a Herb Vaporizer
The Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer is the latest release from the popular Canadian manufacturer. It is the successor of the Arizer Solo I vaporizer. It comes with a fresh design and whole bunch of new features. It boasts a sturdy and durable construction that makes it worth price. The Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty on workmanship and defects, a 1-year warranty on the battery and a lifetime warranty on the heating element. The Solo II produces a very cool and tasty vapor on every temperature setting It works great as a cordless home vaporizer and it’s perfect for small parties or group of friends.