Among dry herb vaping enthusiasts, the Arizer brand has an impeccable reputation. When you buy an Arizer vape, you know that you’re in for a great experience because the Arizer name stands for sturdy construction, top-quality flavor and easy cleanup. If Arizer is your vaporizer brand of choice, though, there’s just one problem: Which vape should you buy? Comparing the Arizer ArGo vs the Solo II and Air II, you’ll find at the three devices have similar prices. There’s no clear “best” Arizer vaporizer – just devices with slightly different sets of features designed to please different types of customers. Are you having trouble choosing the best Arizer vaporizer for your needs? In this article, we’re going to compare the Arizer Solo 2 vs. the Air 2 and Argo. By breaking down the features of these three great vapes, we’ll help you find the one that’s right for you.
The Arizer ArGo and Air II both include removable batteries, while the Solo II has an internal battery. All three include extra screens, glass stems, silicone covers and charging accessories. The ArGo and Air II include carrying cases.
The Arizer Solo II, Air II and ArGo all use the same control scheme and have the menu and temperature adjustment buttons on the front of the device. The three devices do not have Bluetooth compatibility, and you can access all of their features without using a mobile app.
One great feature of all Arizer vaporizers is that their flavor quality is absolutely terrific. With all three vaporizers, the herbs and the vapor only touch borosilicate glass. Since there are no foreign materials to interfere with the flavor, you can enjoy the terpenes in your favorite strains with no distractions and no off flavors.
If you like your vapor on the cooler side, it’s worthwhile to know that the Arizer Solo II uses a longer glass stem than the Air II and ArGo. With a little more distance between the herbs and your mouth, you’ll find that the Solo II produces cooler, milder vapor – although the longer stem may also mean that some flavor notes are a bit less pronounced.
Cleaning any Arizer vaporizer is a breeze because Arizer’s vaporizers store your herbs in removable glass stems. When resin begins to collect in the stem of your Arizer vape, simply remove the stem and soak it in alcohol. After a long soak, you can rinse away any remaining residue in the sink. Clean the chamber of your vaporizer with a pipe cleaner or cotton swab dipped in alcohol. Let the vaporizer and stem dry completely before vaping again.
The Arizer ArGo, Solo 2 and Air 2 all load in exactly the same way. After grinding your herb, remove the glass stem from the vaporizer. Push the bottom of the stem into the pile of ground herbs a few times. The herbs will collect in the chamber at the bottom of the stem. Push gently with your finger to compress the herbs. Return the stem to the vaporizer, turn the device on and enjoy. Since the herbs stay in the pipe stem during vaping, you can dump the used herbs by removing the stem and shaking it gently at the end of your session. Let the stem cool down before removing it.
Being a larger and less portable vaporizer, the Arizer Solo II differs significantly from the Air II and ArGo in battery technology. The Air II and ArGo both use single removable 18650 lithium-ion batteries. The included batteries have stated capacities of 3,000 mAh and nominal voltages of 3.6-3.7 volts. The Arizer Solo II, on the other hand, uses a much more powerful battery pack consisting of two 18650 cells wired in series. The battery pack has a capacity of 3,400 mAh and a nominal voltage of 7.2 volts. The higher battery voltage means that the oven heats more quickly. It also means that there’s less voltage sag and less battery drain when vaping at higher temperatures. Although the capacity in mAh of the Arizer Solo II battery is only slightly higher than those of the ArGo and Air II, you’ll find in practice that the Arizer Solo II lasts much longer on a full battery charge.
While choosing the Arizer ArGo or Air II means that you’ll have a more portable device with slightly less battery life, it also means that you’ll have the ability to remove the battery. The lower battery capacity is less of an inconvenience when you can simply swap out a dead battery for a charged one.
The Arizer Solo II, Air II and ArGo all work while charging.
As we mentioned above, the Arizer Solo II is the least portable vaporizer in this comparison. Although you can certainly carry it in a bag, it won’t fit comfortably in any pocket. The Solo II is about 10.86 cubic cm in volume and weighs 210 g. You also can’t carry it with the stem attached. The Arizer Air II doesn’t fare much better in size, but it does weigh significantly less at 116 g. Like the Solo II, the Air II doesn’t have built-in storage for the glass stem. It does, however, include a carrying case with room for two stems or one stem and an extra battery. If you want the most portable Arizer vaporizer, you need the ArGo. The Arizer ArGo has a body that extends at the push of a button to conceal and protect the stem, so there’s no need to store the stem separately. The ArGo is about 5 cubic cm in volume and weighs137 g ounces.
Although the Arizer ArGo, Air 2 and Solo 2 have different stems, their oven capacity is about the same at approximately 0.15 grams. If you grind your material finely enough and pack your vape’s stem tightly, it’ll hold a bit more. You have to be careful, though, not to pack the herbs so tightly that they restrict airflow. If you block the vapor path, you’ll have trouble inhaling the vapor.
The Arizer ArGo, Air 2 and Solo 2 are all designed to produce a great experience when vaping dry herbs. The design – which requires you to pack the stem and invert it over the heating element – is incompatible with wax vaping. If you place a wax concentrate in the stem, the wax will liquify and drip down into the oven.
While Arizer vaporizers aren’t compatible with wax concentrates, the Solo II and Air II have an aromatherapy feature that you won’t find in many other vaporizers. The Solo II and Air II both include glass stems for aromatherapy. Simply replace the standard mouthpiece with the aromatherapy stem and fill the stem with a dried herb such as lavender. When you turn the vaporizer on, your room will fill with the scent of the herb. The aromatherapy feature is a great option if you’re out of your usual herb or simply want to enjoy an alternative form of relaxation.
Between the Arizer ArGo, Air II and Solo II, the Air II is the slowest to heat up with an oven heating time of about 60-90 seconds. With an average heating time of 60 seconds, the ArGo is a bit faster. Oven preheating, though, is where the dual-cell battery pack of the Solo II really shines. With the Solo II, you can vape in about 30 seconds. Although the Solo II isn’t quite an on-demand vaporizer, it’s certainly close.
Arizer backs its products with a two-year warranty. While the warranty won’t cover battery degradation or wear and tear from normal use, it does give you protection from manufacturing defects and sudden hardware failure.
The Arizer Solo II, Air II and ArGo use similar technology, but their differences are significant enough that they’ll attract slightly different users. The Solo II, for example, is portable only in the sense that it operates on battery power and is small enough to carry in most bags. You might want to bring the Solo II on a weekend camping trip, but you’re definitely not going to carry it in your pocket and stealth vape. The Solo II is ideal for lengthy vaping sessions at home. The long stem and all-day battery life never fail to deliver a lengthy, mellow vape.
If you’re looking for a vaporizer that you really can bring anywhere, the Arizer ArGo is for you. With the ArGo, there’s no need to remove the stem for transportation. You can carry it in your pocket, and its relatively fast oven heating time ensures that it’s always ready to go when you want to enjoy a quick vape.
Are you looking for something that bridges the gap between the portability of the ArGo and the power of the Solo 2? The Arizer Air 2 is your best bet. Although the non-retractable stem of the Air 2 means that you need to transport it in the carrying case, the included aromatherapy stem of the Air 2 gives it a secondary purpose that other vaporizers lack.