Arizer Go, ArGo for short, just came out in time for the new year. With a late December 2017 release date, we’re pretty sure this super small portable is going to be one of the best new vaporizers of 2018. Hard to say for sure given that we don’t know everything that’s scheduled to come out in 2018, but as it stands, this is probably one of the best vapes we’re going to see this year. That’s our guess anyways. Either way, we already have a review up on our site of this awesome new vape that you should DEFINITELY check out because it’s one of the best pocket-friendly vapes we’ve tested. But don’t be too surprised because this is, after all, an Arizer vape and we all know what Arizer is about: high quality and low prices.
What You Need To Know
Here’s what you need to know about the new ArGo vaporizer. It’s small, like really-really small. It takes a minute or two to heat up. It only supports dry blends. Its temperature, which has a nice range to it, can be adjusted in 1 or 10 degree increments via its digital temperature controls. Its controls are very similar to their other new vaporizers, the Arizer Air 2 and Solo 2 to be specific. It has the replaceable battery design that we’re quite fond of, which means vape until you’re done, not until your battery is done. Each fully charged battery gives you about an hour and a half of vape time. The whole thing is really low maintenance, which isn’t something we see all that often with the ultra compact portables. It’s protected by a solid warranty. And perhaps the most important aspect: its vapor is awesome.
We don’t usually talk too much about the vapor quality in these quick review summaries we post here on our blog, but in this case, we’re going to tell you a bit more. Because of the materials it uses in the vapor path’s construction, glass and stainless steel, it’s always tasty (assuming your blend is tasty). Usually when we see vapes this small we worry that the vapor is going to be too hot, but with this one, it’s actually really cool considering its size. As far as density goes, it’s way denser than what we see with some of the other similarly sized portables designed for dried blends. In other words, it has some really good cloud production for its size. All things considered, it’s one of the better super small portables and one that has yet to let us down. We’re impressed.
Here are some of the specifics of what the Arizer Go entails. Its battery is rechargeable and can be recharged with the included USB charger, but it can also be recharged with a third-party charger. This way, you can charge batteries while you’re using it so that when the one inside of it is drained, you can just pop in a fully charged one and keep on going.
It comes with a poker, carrying case, a couple of stems, everything you need to recharge it, a battery (just one), some screens, and a couple of caps to cover the ends of the stems. The caps let you preload the stems so you can pop them in real quick like when you’re ready to vape. We really like this feature because with it, you can get everything ready beforehand and take off on the road with them in your pocket, pop them in when you’re ready to vape. And in addition to all this, it also comes with a manual that includes instructions on how to use it – not that you’ll need it though because it’s actually really easy to use. The one thing you might not know though is how to turn it on, which is easy enough: just press and hold the menu and temp down button at the same time and it’ll fire up. Well, actually, it’ll show you a countdown on the display and then it’ll fire up. This little countdown is a safety feature that’ll help prevent it from turning on in your pocket by accident. You can adjust the timer on it through the menu, just press the menu button to bring up the options and cycle through until you find it.
We’ve been playing around with it a lot since we got it so we have some usage tips for all of you to help you get the most out of it. For starters, you want to keep your material pretty coarse instead of finely ground because that’s what this vaporizer likes. But, that’s not to say that you can’t use finely ground material, only you might not want to because you could suck some material into your mouth while you’re drawing on it and it makes it a little more difficult to clean after you’re done. Here’s another tip: don’t pack too much in it. Pack it full, but keep it loose. You don’t want to stuff it in there tight because it needs room to breathe as it uses super heated air to vaporize the blend, which needs to be able to pass freely through the material in order to properly vaporize it.
Arizer Go is NOT designed to work with concentrates, but it does. Don’t ever use liquids or anything that runs when heated. And if you do use concentrates, make sure you stuff them between layers of dry blend to keep it in place. We’ve done it. It works. And it works great. But, the manufacturer, Arizer, doesn’t recommend it and we’re pretty sure that if you happen to break something doing this, you’ll have voided your warranty so you should probably think twice before you even think about doing it.
This blog post is basically a summary of some of what we already said in our complete review on our site. We strongly suggest taking a look at it before you buy it to make sure that it’s the one for you. After all, there are a lot of options out there and you don’t want to jump the gun and buy something that’s not quite right for you when there are some many different options to choose from, some of which might actually be better for you than this one. So take a look at the review by clicking the link below and while you’re there, take a peek at some of the other vaporizers we’ve reviewed. There are some really good ones and this is just one of the many.
Vaporizer Shark put together this review summary for all of you so please enjoy and if you like what you see, feel free to share it with your friends! For more vaporizer reviews, check out our website at VaporizerShark.com or click the link above to check out our ArGo review and then browse from there.
Hey everyone, it’s out. The new Air 2 Vaporizer by Arizer is finally out and we’re one of the first to review it. We got our hands on it and at first glance, we couldn’t help but notice just how small the thing is. It’s super compact. Makes the Solo look like an elephant in comparison. Not really, but you get the point. Well, now that we have our review of it published on our website, we just wanted to let you all know about it which is why we’re sharing this update here on our blog – to let all of you know.
Just in time for the holidays, this new portable vaporizer for dry blends designed and manufactured by the Canadian vape manufacturer Arizer is sure to shake things up this season. But the big question is, is it worth buying? If you’re looking for a gift for someone you care about or just a little something for yourself, our answer in short is yes – this is one vape that’s totally worth buying this holiday season. But what makes it worthwhile and why might some prefer something else? Those are questions we’re going to answer right here and now so if you want to know, just keep on reading below because we have those answers for you.
Why Buy It?
Arizer has a track record of producing vapes that are two things: good vapor producers and inexpensive for customers. In other words, they make vapes that are good and cheap. What else could one want? Perhaps something so compact that it fits easily into just about any pocket? Check. How about something with easy to use digital controls? Check. How about a heat up time that won’t have you feeling like you’re growing old while your vape heats up? Done and done. Just about everything you want, you’ll find in the Air 2. It even has a replaceable battery design so you don’t have to let your battery running out of juice keep you down, just pop in a new one and keep on going. But what is probably the main reason why we like this vape is its vapor quality. It’s smooth, tasty, pure, and thick enough. Not the most dense, but when you taste it, you’ll understand why we appreciate it. It really is quite exceptional, to say the least.
So with all these good things, all these selling points, there has to be something wrong with it. Perhaps it’s hard to clean and maintain? Nope, it’s actually one of the easiest portables to clean. Then maybe it’s an issue with the battery life? Nope, battery life is actually quite good and given that you can swap dead ones for fresh ones, no complaints on that end. What about usage? Is it hard to use? No, but now we’re on to something. When using it, some users may notice more draw resistance than they’d prefer. If you have a problem with draw resistance, you can try packing it a little lighter and see if that doesn’t do the trick. If it doesn’t, well, you may have just run into its one drawback: draw resistance. When you draw through a vaporizer, it may feel like you’re sucking through a straw depending on how you’re using it and how it’s designed. In this case, you basically are sucking through a straw as the glass stems are more or less the size of a straw. That is, to us, the big drawback. But with the ability to pack your stems ahead of time to be used later, replace your dead battery with a fresh one, choose from a wide range of temperatures, adjust the temperature easily via digital controls, and the fact that it fits in your pocket, there are a lot more reasons to like this vape than there are to dislike it. As it stands, we love it. This is a solid vape. A top tier vape. And that’s why we recommend it to all of our friends in need of something cheap and highly portable that works well.
This new version of the Arizer Air comes with a display, a feature that the old one lacked. And with it comes a range of temperature options instead of a limitation to just a small number of preset temperatures. Now, with the new controls, users can select the temperature of their choosing from a range that spans from 122 degrees Fahrenheit all the way up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit.
The heat up time is better than what we saw with the last Air as it now heats up about 20 seconds faster than it used to. It doesn’t make it as fast to heat up as the Firefly 2 but it’s definitely a lot faster than before.
The entire device is less than 5 inches tall and about 1.1 inches in diameter. Translating that to give an idea of how small it is, it’s a vape that you can fit in your pocket and hold comfortably in one hand.
Cleaning it is really easy. You’re basically dumping the oven and cleaning the stems. To clean the stems, just soak them in isopropyl alcohol and then rinse them in water. If they’re still dirty, use a q-tip soaked in ISO to scrub them out. Easy.
There are a lot of accessories available for this little vape and among them is one that really stands out: the adapter. This adapter lets you connect it to a third-party glass piece. So if you have a glass water filter, you can connect the vape to it for extra smooth hits.
Like all Arizer products, the Air II is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty that ensures its quality. If you actually find yourself in need of its protection, you’ll be pleased to find that Arizer’s customer service is among the best in the industry.
As we noted at the beginning of this blog post, we actually have a full review of this vape on our website. In it, we analyze just about everything there is to analyze and we also compare its features and shortcomings to some of its biggest competitors. So if you want to know how well it works and how well it compares to the other portables out right now, then your best bet is to take a look at our full Arizer Air 2 review on our site. There you’ll learn much more about the new Air vape than you ever hoped to because we always make a point to really dig into a vape when we test it. That way, we leave nothing to mystery. It’s all there. Everything you want to know and then some. Give it a read. And if you like it, share it.
The Arizer Solo II, as it maker likes to refer to it, is a bit larger than what you might expect from a portable vaporizer designed for dried blends but it’s still a whole lot more portable than Arizer’s Extreme Q, which is designed for the desktop but does have a battery pack that makes it cordless for those of you who don’t already know. Now while it’s not the smallest, it is small enough that we have managed to put it into some pockets. If you’re thinking a small pocket on your pants, you might want to think again. While it might fit there, there’s a chance it’ll be a tight squeeze. But if you have baggy pockets on your pants or a big pocket on your jacket, you can easily stash it away. Then again, you can also clip it to your belt using its belt-clip carrying case accessory. But if you’re trying to be a bit more discreet, a big pocket, purse, or backpack should suffice. So it’s not the most portable, that much is clear. But it’s still a more than worthwhile vape and we’re going to tell you why.
For one, the new Solo has digital temperature controls – something the original didn’t have, at least not like this. The original had preset temps and just a couple of handfuls to choose from, less even. Which hardly compares to the wide range of temperatures that the new version offers, all of which accessible via the builtin digital temperature controls, which entail a big display and buttons to push the temp up and down. Easy to use? Super easy to use. We love it. Reminds us of the Mighty by Storz & Bickel or the Ascent, only a much better display than the Ascent in our opinion. It also has more battery life than the original, which is good because who wouldn’t want more? The original had enough but this extended battery life, which is about double what the original offers, is that much more – easily enough to get through the day even if you share some of that precious battery life with your friends. It’s also, in a general sense, much more powerful.
How’s the Vapor?
The vapor is really one of the big talking points here for a couple of reasons: it’s one of the most important variables to assess and it’s one of the aspects where the Solo 2 really shines. The vapor quality we see coming out of the new Solo is super impressive. This is serious vapor production and we wouldn’t expect any less from Arizer. They’ve shown a lot of improvement with the new version and this is one area where there’s no exception – the vapor is definitely better with the S2 and the original. A job well done in this regard. It’s tasty, thick, and pure. And where it’s not quite that smooth, you can make it smoother with a water piece attached to it, which is something you can actually do thanks to the adapter that Arizer makes for it. Really all of the bases covered, except for one: the draw resistance. It really could have less draw resistance. While this isn’t an issue, it does make it a little less pleasant to use. But if you can get over that, or if you can master a little trick to decrease the draw resistance we outlined in our in-depth Arizer Solo 2 review published on our site, you’ll absolutely love using this vape. Its vapor production is out of this world. Definitely top tier as far as vapor production goes. You’ll be hard pressed to find a dry blend portable that produces better vapor than this bad boy here.
Precision Temperature Control
When it comes to controlling this vape’s temp, Arizer makes it easy. Instead of limiting your options, the S2 offers a full range of vaping temps to choose from. And accessing them is made easy via the display, which shows the current and set temps, and temperature adjustment buttons that let you make adjustments on the fly with great ease and a high level of precision. This is basically a home run as far as we’re concerned, Arizer really hit it out of the park with the S2’s temp controls and it shows, especially in comparison to the original Solo vaporizer’s.
How does it work?
The Solo 2 uses conduction to heat the blend. When you draw on it, the vapor travels from the stainless steel bowl through the glass mouthpiece and to your mouth. There are a few different options as far as mouthpieces/stems are concerned. You can use the straight one, one with a mouthpiece tip, a bent one, and even attach it to your favorite water piece and hit it through that. Whatever option you choose, you’ll almost certainly be impressed with the outcome. After you’re done, it’ll turn off automatically thanks to its auto-shutoff timer. A lot of the features it has can be accessed/controlled through the menu which you access by clicking the big button in between the temperature control buttons. We suggest setting the startup timer to the lowest interval so you can get to vaping quicker when you first turn it on.
To help explain how it works, here’s a video published on YouTube by Got Vape, one of the most well known names in the vaporizer industry.
Arizer Solo 2 Tips
Want some tips on how to use it? We’ve compiled some here for you to enjoy. We have more information on how to use the Arizer Solo 2 on our website at VaporizerShark.com so be sure to head on over there and check out our complete Solo 2 review to learn more if you’re not finding what you want to learn here in this brief review summary we’ve shared here on our blog on WordPress.
Really grind your blend up well because if you grind it well and pack it loose while you vape at high temps, you’ll get some SERIOUS vapor production. No exaggeration here – you’re going to be impressed with the vapor it spits out when you vape like this.
Try lifting the stem up a little bit so that some air can flow through the bottom if you’re having trouble with draw resistance.
Want to make the vapor smoother? Use the water adapter to connect your favorite water piece.
Buy the car charger if you spend a lot of time on the road, it’ll help ensure that you’re never out of juice when you want to use it.
Share it with your friends. They’re going to love you for it.
Comparison: Arizer Solo VS Solo 2
How do these two vapes stack up against each other? That’s a great question to ask. Why bother getting the new one instead of the old one? The answer is simple: because it’s better. But why exactly it’s better is something we’ll explain to you. It has improved battery life, more power, better vapor, better temperature controls, a wide temperature range, and it’s even a little bit smaller. All in all, it’s just clearly superior. If you have to choose, definitely go with the new one because it’s that much better. But if you do have to pickup the original instead for whatever reason, be it the cost or what have you, you will not be disappointed because even though it’s inferior to the Solo II, it’s still a really good vape. Absolutely solid in our book. You’ll love it. You’ll just love the new version that much more. We wrote about this topic much more extensively in an article we published on LinkedIn, titled: “Why The Arizer Solo 2 Is That Much Better Than The Original Solo Vaporizer” – a long title we admit, but it gets the point across, no?
The Heat Up Time
Why is this a big deal? That answer should be obvious but if it’s not here’s why: waiting around for your vape to heat up when you want to get to vaping as quickly as possible is awful. So when your vape takes minutes to heat up and you’re trying to take some quick puffs and be on your way, you’re going to wish you went with a vape like the Solo 2 instead. It heats up in less than a minute. Less than 30 seconds for that matter. It is, needless to say, impressive. You will not be disappointed with the heat up time. Still, there are better – the Firefly 2 in particular comes to mind with its near-instant heat up time. But when it comes to heat up times in general, the S2 is definitely on the right side of the equation.
Who is the Solo 2 designed for?
This is the kind of vape that you could give to a first time vaper with a packed stem and tell them where to stick it and they’d probably figure out the rest on their own. It’s that easy. It’s also great for experiences vapers who just need a really good portable vape and don’t mind the extra size (it’s not the smallest) because it pushes out vapor like it’s a plugin vape only it’s 100% portable. So it really doesn’t matter who you are, there’s a good chance this hi-quality portable Arizer vaporizer is a good fit for you so long as quality vapor, ease of use, and dry blends only is what you have in mind. Although, we do want to note that if you check out our full review on our site, you will find more information on its potential to vape concentrates so if you’re curious about that — whether it can vape various forms of extracts — be sure to check out our complete review, which we’ll link to again at the bottom of this article in case you missed it earlier.
How does it compare to the Arizer Air?
This is an interesting comparison and while we have tested the Air, we have yet to publish a review for it on our website. However, we did notice an Arizer Air review on VapeGuide.com that’s more or less in line with our own view on it after having tested it somewhat extensively so if you want to learn more about it, you can always take a look at their review. But for now, we’ll offer a quick breakdown on the differences in order to explain why we prefer the Solo 2 even though it is quite a bit bigger. Basically, the Solo 2 is better in every way with two exceptions: portability (size) and battery life. While the Solo 2’s battery actually lasts longer, the Air offers a feature that we love to see in portable vapes: the ability to swap out a dead battery for a fresh one. So as soon as it’s done, no need to wait for it to recharge, you can just move on to the next. But it is worth noting that the Solo 2 does have the ability to be used while it’s charging so there’s no actually waiting for it to recharge – only you do have to plug it in to recharge which temporarily transforms it into a plugin vaporizer. Once it’s adequately charged, back to a portable. But then there’s the size difference. The Air is the right size but it lacks in features and quality what the Solo 2 delivers in stride. Both are good but the Solo 2 is better. However, if you need something smaller, the Arizer Air is an excellent alternative.
Keeping the Solo II clean isn’t the easiest task but it’s far from difficult. There are definitely portables that are far more of a pain to clean. This is definitely one of the easiest we’ve come across thus far. All you do is pull the stem, drop it in isoproyl alcohol (ISO) and let it soak for a while then rinse it under warm water and let it dry. Take a cotton swab of sorts and gently dip it in some ISO and use it to clean the oven area. Make sure you run some temp cycles after to burn off any leftover residue and you’re good to go. That’s basic maintenance for you. Couldn’t be easier.
That link will take you directly to our complete Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer review on our website at VaporizerShark.com, which is where you’ll find a much more in-depth analysis of the new Solo along with additional technical information, tips, and various insights. You’ll also find more comparisons in which we compare it to its most formidable competitors to see how it fares – competitors which include the likes of the newest Pax vaporizer, the Pax 3, and the newest Storz & Bickel vaporizers, the Crafty and Mighty, and others. You definitely want to check it out if you still have questions about the Solo 2 or just want to learn more about it in general. And while you’re there, you’ll find additional vaporizer reviews as well as reviews of vaporizer accessories, not to mention our growing repository of vaping guides and vapor industry news updates. So in a general sense, if you just want to learn more about vaping and the products that compose the industry, head on over to our site and take a stroll through the world of vaporization with us as your guide.
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