The Arizer Air portable vape is the latest in the line of Arizer products, following the very well-liked Arizer Solo. It is the smaller version of the Solo and is much more discreet than the previous models by Arizer.
The Arizer Air features a sleek, black matte finish much like its predecessor and features multiple new features. This vape is for anyone and everyone as it is very easy to use and doesn’t take any finessing. In this Arizer Air review, I’ll go through many of its features and talk about just how well it stacks up to others in its price point.
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Bigger Isn’t Always Better
As I said earlier, the Arizer Air is a smaller, more compact version of the Solo. It makes you wonder why they just didn’t go with the smaller model, to begin with. We know the Solo for its bulky, almost pill bottle shape. As a result, it was rather difficult to hold in places like your pockets without it looking very obvious. They fixed it with the Air, looking much more streamlined and being about the size of a tall battery. The mouthpiece is a lot like the Solo except thankfully, it isn’t long as it was before.
With the Solo, the mouthpiece is glass and very long. Therefore, it was very easy to accidentally bump it off a counter and break it in half. While the mouthpiece on the Arizer Air is still fairly long, it is nowhere near as bad as its predecessor. It’s long enough for the vapor to cool down, but not too long to become fragile.
A Very Warm Reception
The heating element of the Arizer Air is made of ceramics. The dry herb vaporizer features five different temperature settings. It allows you to pick from a range of between 338, and 410F. The temperature range is condensed because this vape is more for dry herbs. While the Solo (with seven temperature options) had a wider range of products it could use. More experienced vapers like to start off with the green setting (around 390 Fahrenheit) and escalate from there. Consequently, it starts your session with a punch. After, allowing you to feel it much faster than you would, starting on the blue setting.
However, with the newer, relatively smaller glass paths it brings up a few problems that weren’t originally there. They boast an all glass vapor path feature. This goes out of the window when there is a plastic screw on the mouthpiece. Though the fact that the stems are much smaller than before makes up for that fact. You can fit about 0.2 grams of herb which is just about enough if you plan on going at it alone. You would need more if you plan on having a group session. Additionally, you can still change the glass stem out and replace them with the stems from the Solo. This is because they haven’t changed.
New Battery, Same great Performance
The Arizer Air has a new battery, most likely because the battery for the Solo didn’t fit its frame. The battery life has dropped pretty significantly from the Solo. However, it is now removable which makes it much easier to take it on long trips. This way, you won’t need to charge it while hiking. Who wants to get stuck with a vape that doesn’t allow to swap the battery anyway?
Moreover, the Arizer Air recently released a charging dock. This is great if you want to have a setup with all of your vapes that you have. If you have sub 30-minute sessions, you can get around four or so sessions out of it. We think this is more than enough. It takes around 2 ½ hours to recharge from the dead which is closer to the long side. However, it offers pass-through charging after its been charging for about 20 minutes.
Arizer Air Accessories
The accessories on the Arizer Air certainly sweeten the deal. It comes with three different glass stems (not to mention if you have the Solo you can also use those). You also get a great carrying case that you can attach to your belt. In addition, it has a protective skin made of silicone. This makes it MUCH harder to break your device if you drop it. The skin also makes it much easier to grip.
It also makes it much cooler to the touch than it would originally be when dealing with the higher temperatures.
This vape is also very deceptive in its small package. You would think that when you take a hit from it that it wouldn’t punch you in the face as it does. The power compared to the warm-up period is almost unrivaled. Furthermore, if you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, the Air is your best bet. There are claims that some vapor leaks out of the connection between the mouthpiece and the vape. However, we didn’t experience this problem.
Cleaning the vape is also a point of contention. The glass tends to become yellow after using it for more than a few sessions. I’ve read online that some people boil it in milk. I just clean it thoroughly with a cotton swab, and some alcohol. I try not to leave any cotton residue in the pipe.
Arizer Air Vaporizer Specifications
|Arizer Air Vaporizer|
|Materials:||Stainless steel, glass stems, anodized exterior|
|Battery:||18650 rechargeable Li-Ion battery|
|Heating Time:||1-2 minutes|
|Temperature Control:||Pre-set temperatures|
|Automatic Shut off:||10 minutes|
Pros & Cons
- Quality Build
- Replaceable Batteries
- Short Battery Life
- Limited Temperature Range
Should You Buy Arizer Air?
If you were annoyed with how bulky the Solo is, but like its performance, you’ll love the Arizer Air. It took all of the Solo’s best features and made them better. Meanwhile, they placed it in a smaller, sleeker package. That said, if the Solo’s size isn’t a problem, then upgrading to the Air might not be worth it. It is expressly meant to replace the Solo while also creating a new experience for others.
If you never owned the Solo and are just looking for a top Vaporizer, the Arizer Air worth a look. The unit definitely justifies the $149.99 price tag. Fair enough, there might be cheaper options, but you will be sacrificing quality and performance.