The Arizer family of dry herb vaporizers are among the most lauded in the vaping industry. That is because they all share many of the same qualities, like the borosilicate glass mouthpieces, precise temperature control, and a simple, clean interface. All of those qualities help to improve both the vaping and user experience and help to make the Arizer vapes some of the best around. But which of them is the best?
That is the question this article answers by comparing the various attributes of these vapes against each other. However, regardless of which one emerges victorious, all of these vapes are still some of the best dry herb vaporizers around. So, the term best is relative here because no matter which Arizer vape you end up getting, you will be getting one of the top weed vapes money can buy.
Design & Features
Arizer Solo 2
The Solo 2 is the largest—though not the tallest—of the three Arizer vapes. It is the girthiest and the second tallest of the three of them. That means it is not particularly portable friendly, a notion that is only reinforced by the fact that it requires a wall outlet for recharging. Its battery life and recharge rate are both very good but it is too unwieldy and inconvenient to be a true portable, much like the similarly large Mighty.
However, the Solo 2 is great for home vaping because the signature glass mouthpiece makes loading the Solo 2 fast and easy. Controlling it is fast and easy as well since it has simple controls and a large OLED screen that clearly displays the selected temperature and the battery level. The Solo 2 otherwise has a pretty bland design that won’t turn any heads but its practicality, ease of use, and low maintenance will make it an attractive proposition for most vapers.
Arizer Air 2
The Air 2 has many of the same qualities as the Solo 2, but in a much slimmer, cylindrically shaped package. That gives it more portability than the Solo 2, an attribute enhanced by the removable battery. Instead of waiting for it to recharge, you can simply swap in a fresh one so you can keep the good times rolling. The Air 2 is actually a little taller than the Solo 2, but its slimmer shape makes it easier to carry around, at least as long as the mouthpiece isn’t attached.
That mouthpiece does simplify the loading procedure and cools down the vapor as it does in the Solo 2, but it impedes portability. Fortunately, the air 2 includes a carrying case that can comfortably hold the Air 2, its mouthpiece, and even an extra battery. Without the case, a purse or backpack is needed to carry the Air 2 and its necessary accessories. The Air 2 is a little more interesting looking than the Solo 2 but its design pales in comparison to prettier vapes like the Pax 3. Even so, the Air 2 is still a great combination of form and function.
The compact, ultra-portable ArGo is the best looking and most portable of the Arizer weed vapes. Its petite size means that it easily slips in and out of pockets, and while it isn’t as stylish as something like the DaVinci IQ, its design holds some aesthetic appeal. You would think that the ArGo’s tiny size would mean that it wouldn’t be able to hold the signature glass mouthpieces of the Arizer vapes, but you would be wrong. An innovative pop up top protects that mouthpiece and keeps the portable friendly nature of the ArGo intact.
The mouthpiece is shorter than the ones in the other Arizer vapes of course, but the fact that it even has one is impressive. Like the Air 2, the Argo also features a removable battery, which enhances its portability even further. The main downside to cramming all the signature Arizer features into such a small package is that the ArGo can get warm to the touch after it has been in operation for a while.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Since all three Arizer vapes have a similar structure, they all have similar cleaning and maintenance procedures. Fortunately, those procedures are quick, easy, and infrequent. You only need to clean the mouthpieces after every few sessions and doing so is simple enough. Just dab a cotton swab in some isopropyl alcohol and wipe it around the inside of the mouthpiece. The same method is used to clean out the oven, though you need to do that even less frequently than cleaning the mouthpieces.
Longevity and Reliability
The three Arizer vapes are all pretty reliable and long-lasting, which is a testament to how simply constructed they are. They each consist of just two pieces, the device itself and the mouthpiece, which are both well constructed in each case. Each of these vapes have been around for a while now and they haven’t exhibited any problems so far and there is a good chance that will continue to be the case.
- All Arizer vaporizers have a two year warranty
Arizer Solo 2
The Solo 2 has some of the best vapor quality around and easily the best vapor quality of the three Arizers. The borosilicate glass mouthpiece is a big contributor to its impressive vapor quality because it keeps the vapor cool and pure. The vapor can get pretty dense at higher temperatures if that’s what you’re into. Draw resistance is pretty good too provided that you’re careful to grind the herb finely and not overpack the stem when you’re loading it. Overall, the vapor quality of the Solo 2 is good enough that it might end up being your only way of consuming weed after you give it a try.
Arizer Air 2
The Air 2 sits in the middle of the Arizer vapes when it comes to vapor quality, but when the quality is this high in general, the middle is still really good. As with the Solo 2, the glass mouthpiece helps with the vapor quality, but the Air 2 doesn’t quite reach the heights of the Solo 2.
The ArGo produces some nice vapor but it can’t match its larger siblings. That is because it has the shortest mouthpiece of the three, so the vapor doesn’t cool down as much as it does with the longer mouthpieces. That means the vapor can get a little warm, which means that the flavor doesn’t express itself as strongly as it does in the Solo 2 and Air 2. The flavor is comparable to—and in some cases superior to—other similarly sized weed vapes, so don’t think that the quality is bad, it’s just outmatched by the bigger vapes.
So, which one should you choose?
The answer is easily the Solo 2. That is because it produces the strongest flavor of the three and has the longest battery life, so you can enjoy that great vapor for a longer time. The fact that it isn’t very portable friendly is ultimately a very small downside considering all the positive qualities inherent in the Solo 2.
If you want a more portable vape of a similar quality, then look no further than the Air 2. Its vapor quality is nearly as good and you can fit it into a pocket, at least as long as the mouthpiece is not attached. Plus the removable battery is pretty convenient.
If portability is your main priority, then it’s the ArGo all the way. It easily fits into any pocket and the pop up top that protects the mouthpiece is a cool innovation that adds to the convenience and pocket-friendliness of the ArGo. Vapor quality is quite good, but it can’t match the other Arizer vapes because it has the shortest mouthpiece.
So, all of the Arizer vapes are great, but the Solo 2 is the greatest of the great. You won’t be disappointed with any of them, but if flavor is your highest priority, then you need to get the Solo 2.