Arizer Solo Review – Portable Vaporizer from Arizer


by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: December 18, 2020

Arizer Solo Review

Review Score: 85/100

Price Range:
Black, Silver
Dimensions :
11.4 x 4.5 x 4.5cm
Battery Capacity:
2200 mAh
ceramic, stainless steel, and glass
Works with:
  • Herbs icon


  • Seven heat settings
  • Simple design featuring two-button design
  • Outfitted with a glass-on-glass delivery system


  • Non-intuitive
  • Cannot be used while charging

Starting Price: $ 107.99

Since its introduction in the market in 2011, the Arizer Solo dry herb vaporizer has continued to take the vaping world by storm. It offered a new portable solution to the vaping enthusiasts. As a result, it lets you enjoy herbal blends on the move.

Arizer Solo creates quality vapor even from coarsely ground solid. Consequently, helped the device find its way into the USA where marijuana was legal for either recreational or medicinal use. Thanks to many amazing features, this vaporizer mod has attracted a devout legion of fans in the vaping wing. Check Arizer Solo 2 here, an updated version of a classic Arizer Solo.

Arizer Solo Design

Arizer Solo Review

Available in the brushed aluminum/black, the Solo vaporizer is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. It can serve you for about 2.5-4 hours. It’s equipped with a removable cap to make cleaning and maintenance easy.

This Arizer Solo’s heating unit warms up quickly. It is also outfitted with a detachable glass wand attachment plus an extra wand. This helps you inhale directly and a glass bowl to take care of aromatherapy.

VD Arizer Solo

Bigger than other portable vaporizers, the Arizer Solo looks more like a household appliance than a vaporizer. A glass tube extends out the top, which makes it a little difficult to carry around. It is recommended that users remove the mouthpiece before transporting the device.

Arizer Solo Vaporizer Feature List

  1. Reputation
  2. The Arizer Solo has a strong reputation, scoring fairly well in online reviews. For this reason, many vape shops frequently recommend it. Due to Arizer Solo’s glass tube, this dry vaporizer has gained praise for its amazing-tasting quality vapor.

  3. Guarante
  4. With this unit, you get a two-year warranty on the craftsmanship, parts, and battery life. The manufacturer has backed the ceramic heating element with a lifetime limited warranty. It is to ensure your vaping is uninterrupted.

  5. Preparation Time
  6. Depending on your preferred temp level, this unit can be ready for use within one minute. However, it reaches optimal performance if you let it heat for about two minutes. For vapers, this can be a little annoying, but the vapor you get is worth the wait.

    VD Arizer Solo colors

    If it is your first time using the Arizer Solo, you may experience difficulty when assembling the Arizer Solo. This is evident when inserting the glass tube into the taut O-ring seal on your vaporizer. However, you can simplify the process by preheating the vaporizer with high temp to loosen the O-ring seal. Don’t be afraid to apply some force when trying to insert the tube. They made the tube from durable glass, so chances of breaking are minimal.

  7. Portability, Size, and Privacy
  8. Measuring 1.75 by 4.5 inches, you can use the Arizer Solo as a portable vaporizer. However, it is relatively larger than most other portable vaporizers in its class. Consequently, keeping it concealed in the pocket isn’t easy. Thus, this vaporizer is ideal for those who want a cordless vaporizer for home use purposes.

  9. Ease of Use
  10. This unit features straightforward controls, making it simple to clean and maintain. However, drawing vapor from this system can be challenging, mainly because of a tight draw. Most users compare the process of pulling the vapor from this device as being similar to attempting to suck up thicker milkshake via a straw. Nevertheless, the best way to go is by drawing slowly and deeply, for a few seconds in each inhalation. Remember, the slower you do it, the thicker the vapor you’re likely to get.

  11. Heating and Temperature Regulation
  12. The Arizer Solo is designed to offer seven temperature control settings, and options range from 122- 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Though there are a few vaporizers that offer better customization, most will allow you only 2-4 preset heat settings. So, we can give it an above average grading.

    The Arizer Solo is a convection model, which is ideal for producing great, tasty vapor. The quality of vapor is high because it doesn’t get in touch with a heating plate. It usually results in uneven vaporizing, or even worse, combustion of the medium. On the flip, hot air blowing through the medium offers much better, even vaporization and better flavor.

  13. Power Supply
  14. Solo’s marketing department suggests that the Arizer Solo offers a lithium-ion battery. This can last for 2.5-4 hours. However, we found that it greatly depends on the temperature setting you choose. At the highest heat setting, it lasts about an hour and a half or a little longer. On medium levels, it can last you for at least 2 hours – which isn’t bad. And if you’re an intermittent vaper, you can extend the battery life up to a whole hour by powering it off when not in use.

Using the Arizer Solo: Tips on How to Get the Most

  • Ensure to grind the herbs to a medium coarseness before using the Solo
  • Do not leave the device in a very cold place (like inside a car during winter time)
  • For most conduction vapes, we recommend packing the chamber snugly. However, for Solo, keep the herbs loosely packed so that the airflow is not blocked which can diminish vapor production.

Similar Competitors on the Market

Dray Dry Herb Vaporizer

The Dray Dry Herb Vaporizer is a uniquely designed vaporizer that is highly efficient and emits intense flavors. While the Arizer Solo contains a ceramic heating chamber, the Dray Vaporizer utilizes a quartz heating chamber. It is also designed to be fully customizable, in contrast to the Arizer Solo’s seven temperature presets.

VD DRAY Dry Herb Vaporizer

The Dray Vaporizer has a large dry herb chamber, allowing the user to pack as much herb as they prefer. The optimized mouthpiece is easy to use and perfect for direct-to-lung vaping. Overall, the Dray Dry Herb Vaporizer is a close competitor to the Arizer Solo.

Herb-E Vaporizer

The Herb-E Vaporizer is an incredibly portable vaporizer that is affordable and powerful. It comes with only two settings: “happy” mode and “angry” mode. While this may limit the customizability of the vaporizer in comparison to the Arizer Solo, it surely does not sacrifice functionality. The Herb-E’s vaporization abilities do not disappoint in relation to its small size.

VD MigVapor Herb E Micro Dry Herb Vaporizer

The vaporizer is elegant and stylish, making it perfect for on-the-go and everyday use. If one is looking for a more portable option than the Arizer Solo, the Herb-E Vaporizer is an excellent choice.

Arizer Solo Specifications

Materials: Ceramic material, stainless steel, and glass
Battery: 2200 mAh lithium-ion
Outfitted accessories: Potpourri dish, aromatherapy sample, wall battery charger
Required maintenance: Does not require replacement of parts, but does require frequent cleanup

Positives and Negatives

The Positives

  • Seven heat settings let you choose what best works for you
  • Simple design featuring two-button design
  • Designed to yield small air-to-vapor ratio (i.e., a ratio of 1:1)
  • Fits perfectly in your hands
  • Outfitted with a glass-on-glass delivery system
  • Features an LED indicator system that lets you know the status of power

The Negatives

  • Non-intuitive – you need directions on how to use the unit as there is a learning curve, especially if you’re a beginner
  • The unit is not so discreet
  • Cannot be used while charging

Final Thoughts

The Arizer Solo Vaporizer lets you get thick vapor clouds. On the other hand, you have to learn how to draw properly because of a different, comparatively tight airflow. With an option of choosing between seven different temperature settings, you can minimize combustion risks, maintain, and clean the Arizer Solo easily.

Perhaps the two biggest weaknesses of this vaporizer are its relatively bigger size and a tight draw. (though technically portable, it’s a little too big and a little too fragile) . Therefore, it might not be the best portable vape. However, it can be a solid vaporizer for use at home if you prefer clean, rich flavor.

Published: February 23, 2017Updated: December 18, 2020

Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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