Arizer Air Review - Solo's smaller better brother? (+Video)
Build Quality90%
Vapor Quality85%
Look and Feel85%
Difficulty80%
Portability75%
Discreetness75%
86%Overall Score

Welcome to the Arizer Air Review! Today we’re doing a special review on yet another bottom of the 9th addition to the vaporizer world. This unit is the newest portable to come from Arizer, the same people who brought the Arizer Solo, a fan favorite. This unit looks promising, but can it really live up to the legacy Arizer has built up so far? We’re going to find that out by diving in to the Arizer Air Vaporizer review to get a closer look at what this thing can do!

Keep in mind that the predecessor, the Solo is now much cheaper than the Air. I would say the Solo is somewhat outdated now, but if you still want to check out the comparison of the Solo vs the Air, follow the link. Alternatively i would recommend a Smite over the Solo any day.

Product Pros

  1. Durably built
  2. Light
  3. Powered by a removable 18650
  4. Great vapor quality
  5. Easy to use
  6. Easy to keep hidden

Product Cons

  1. Battery life isn’t the best
  2. Glass makes us worry

 

 

Arizer Air Review Video

If you rather watch a how it works video, follow this link to the Arizer Air product page on TorontoVaporizer.ca and click the “how it works” video in the center of the page.

Arizer Air Vaporizer Review: Breakdown

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

This unit is built solidly, as you’d expect from an Arizer product. The shell looks like it’s made of a high quality heat resistant plastic that’s durable, yet light. The heating element is ceramic, but the chamber where the stem sits is made of stainless steel. All the pieces, be it plastic or otherwise are well machined and all fit together nicely. The unit manages to balance the use of plastic with a quality feeling that lets it still feel like a premium unit. The stems are made of glass which makes for a very pure flavor, despite the plastic tip. The tip of the stems are plastic, but it’s heat resistant and doesn’t end up impacting the performance of the unit. There is also only 1 button on the unit, and that one button feels well made. They’ve made it so the unit acts as the power button as well as the up and down button for adjusting the temperature. It fulfills all functions flawlessly.

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Vapor Quality

The vapor quality of this unit is outstanding. The ceramic heating element does a great job of heating up air that makes its way into the chamber and helps make for good convection heating of your herb. The glass stems do a good job of keeping the flavor of the vapor true to your herb with a very mild and pleasant toasty flavor. The plastic mouth piece doesn’t add any plastic flavor to the vapor and the length of the stem gives your vapor enough time to cool down before reaching your mouth making for nice cool vapor. The style of heating not only keeps the flavor true, but also makes for nice and smooth vapor which all adds up to a great experience!

Design
Arizer Air Vaporizer Review - Unit and stems together

look-and-feel

Look and Feel

This unit looks like a cylinder which is great for holding. It doesn’t look like anything spectacular, but it is elegant and simple. The unit is well machines, do all the pieces fit together to make a nice, smooth and finished exterior. The unit is quite light, but still manages to feel high quality because of Arizer’s attention to detail while manufacturing the unit. The 1 button design doesn’t leave you feeling confused as to how the unit works, but instead keeps the experience understandable and the look understated.

Discreetness

Discreetness

This unit’s size makes it really easy to hide it in your hand when you’re using it. This is a huge advantage in this category as size can sometimes make or break a unit’s ability to be discreet. This goes double for the stem, which they decided to make smaller than the Solo’s. This makes it a great deal less noticeable and the black tip helps to make it even more discreet. The unit also doesn’t leak odor. We really liked that aspect of the unit because it lets you have sessions that fly way below the radar.

Difficulty

Ease of Use

This unit is really easy to use, and that’s really for the best because Arizer, for some reason, hates to put instructions in their boxes. Like we mentioned before, there is only one button on the unit, and that button is used to turn the unit on, off, and adjust the temperature. There are 5 settings that range from 356 Fahrenheit to 410 Fahrenheit. This is pretty impressive for a portable unit of this size. The unit heats up in as little as a minute and a half give or take 30 seconds depending on what temperature setting you’ve selected so you can start your session super fast. This unit provides a no-fuss session that’s easy to enjoy.

Portability

Portability

Size is also important in this category as the more bulky a unit is, the less capable it is of easily being taken from place to place. This unit doesn’t suffer from that at all as it’s not only small, but quite light. To improve on that, they’ve also included a carrying case that’s a holster that’s capable of carrying the unit and has 2 slots for either loaded stems or extra batteries. This means you’ll always be covered if you have to take longer trips away from the house and far from a charger or wall socket. Each battery will only last you about an hour though, which isn’t exactly the best battery life on the market. Regardless, that does mean that you’ll get 6 10 minute sessions from the unit and you can switch out the battery on the fly.

Compatible with ZEUS Iceborn
This vaporizer is compatible with the ZEUS Iceborn, a revolutionary new vapor cooling system engineered by Canadian vape manufacturer ZEUSArsenal. The Iceborn is designed to produce cooler draws and bigger clouds when connected to your vaporizer. The vapour produced is ultra smooth and crisp and because of ice cooling, instead of water filtration, there is no loss of efficiency. The ZEUS Iceborn adds an additional 2 points to the vapor quality score of this vaporizer and is a highly recommended vaporizer accessory.

Conclusion

That pretty much sums it all up. This unit is an awesome addition to Arizer’s lineup of strong units, but portable and stationary. This unit delivers awesome vapor quality, great portability, fantastic build quality and great discreetness. It might not have the same battery life as some of the other premium units on the market, but its approach to the other categories is so strong that we couldn’t help but forgive it’s minor downfalls.

We also wanted to suggest you check out a cool, new the vapor filtration device, called the ZEUS Iceborn that makes a great addition to the Air. We recently reviewed it and were blown away by how it cools down even some of the hottest vapour with ice, bumping up its vapor quality by 2 points! The Iceborn is also much more efficient than filtering your vapor with a bong, and allows you to blow massive frosty clouds. You can read our review of the Iceborn here!

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Dan is a writer with a massive vaporizer collection who loves video games, superhero movies, finding new music, comic and regular books and critically deconstructing those things until he wonders why he liked them in the first place. He's also a pragmatic fitness enthusiast who believes that the best actions you can take in your daily life are those that help you reach your goals, and that naps are the most lofty, but also the most noble goal one can have.

22 Responses

  1. Tony

    Hi what is the vapour quality compared to the devinci ascent. Looking to buy a vape for herb and not sure which to get. thanks

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      Dan C

      The Air’s vapor quality is on par with the Solo, and the Solo was always a bit better in vapor quality than the Ascent. The Ascent does a good job, but the Air is a bit better in that regard. Hope that helps, Tony!

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      Dan C

      They might, but to be safe you might want to get your batteries from the same source you’d get the unit from. At least then you know they won’t be able to let it slide if something goes wrong with the battery!

      Reply
  2. marcelo

    why does the arizer air doesnt accept extracts and the arizer solo does? whats the difference??

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      Dan C

      Neither was made for extracts, but some people have use little tricks and such to let them use extracts in their Solo. It might be possible to do it with both, but they weren’t designed for it.

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      Dan C

      Neither was made for extracts, but some people have use little tricks and such to let them use extracts in their Solo. It might be possible to do it with both, but they weren’t designed for it.

      Reply
  3. Jen

    This unit is a nuisance to use and also embarrassing to use with others (especially if they know the cost of these things!). When used while charging it seems there is a glitch that keeps being referred to as the “cooling/transitional state”. This happens every 10 minutes and last for 2 to 17 minutes making the unit unusable. This does not happen with the Solo.

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      Dan C

      Hey Jen, why do you find the Arizer Air embarrassing to use with others? We’ve found quite the opposite – that it is actually pretty impressive and a general crowd pleaser. Care to expand? As for this ‘cooling/transitional’ state: We’ve not heard of that before so I’m wondering if you know of others experiencing this problem or perhaps if your unit specifically has a glitch. The only thing I can think of is that when the unit is 100% dead, it will take about 10-20 minutes to get to a battery level that will allow you to vaporize. Kind of like when your phone is 100% dead, it takes a few minutes to gain enough juice to turn back on and be usable. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this more.

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      • Jen

        Hi Dan,

        Thank you for your question. I find it embarrassing and a nuisance to use because of this so called “cooling and transitioning state”. I have been in contact with Arizer customer service and they have advised me the problem I’m having is not a glitch, rather it is a result of the “cooling transitioning state” What happens is, if you use the unit plugged in (and this has nothing to do with the battery, as it happens charged or not) after 10 minutes it automatically shuts off. It cannot be used again until it resets, which can range from 2 -17 minutes (from my testing). You cannot turn it off or on, or use it. You cannot unplug it and plug it back in. It will reset whenever it wants to. This happens after every 10 minutes of use.
        I’d like to know if your unit does the same thing because Arizer has been pretty rude about it — they won’t even reply to me any longer – that’s why I felt the need to post what I did. I even sent them video recording of what happens and they continue to tell me that’s what it is supposed to do. So if yours isn’t doing it I’d really like to know!
        Cheers!

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        Dan C

        Hey thanks for those details! Honestly Jen, I personally haven’t experienced this so its pretty surprising to hear that you’re having that issue. Have you heard from anyone else that may have experienced this cooling/transitioning state?

      • Jen

        Hey Dan,

        No I haven’t heard of anyone else experiencing this. Only that “customer service” assured me that’s the way it’s supposed to be…
        I will forward this conversation on to them to see their responses.
        Thanks for your reply.

      • Jen

        “The yellow LED indicates that the unit is in a cooling / transition state because it is too warm to charge and heat. This is a built in safety feature and is nothing to worry about. Once the unit cools to an operable temperature the unit will return to normal functioning as indicated by the LEDs. ”

        This was their original response. There was further conversation but they stuck by their original statement. Like I mentioned I am going to forward this conversation to them to see what they say now.

      • Jen

        Follow up – I spoke with Customer Service again. They are basically calling me an idiot and that I am trying to use it when the battery is dead.
        I don’t know how to make them understand that this happens every 10 minutes like clockwork, whether the battery is fully charged, half charged or dead! I even sent them video proof!
        So even if you are thinking about the Air – keep in mind their customer service absolutely sucks and do not expect to get any help from them – even with a “warranty”.

    • Grinspoon

      If you don’t use the vape on the charger you shouldn’t need that cooling period. Using while charging is terrible for battery cells and probably the unit itself (I had one Arizer Air that started to overheat and I did sessions on the charger). Arizer offered that feature because their customers wanted it, but the charger does not bypass the battery and act as a true power adapter.

      Why did you keep asking CS the same question if they explained it already? That’s just stubborn

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  4. Jane

    I saw a review on something (the Air?) the other day and the fellow said you had to push the ‘On’ button every minute during use…it goes off automatically to preserve the battery. But sorry, don’t remember if it was the Air or not.

    Really appreciate the review. I must go back and see if this Air also takes rechargeable (switch out) batteries. I don’t normally like to use the USB for charging all the time. The Air looks really nice and I’ve heard wonderful things about the older Solo. Thanks again!

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      Dan C

      Hey Jane, I think you may be thinking of the Crafty, which does have an auto-shut off every minute, unless your draws are powerful enough for the unit to register that you are still vaping :) Thanks for the feedback on the Air review! To help you out, I can confirm that the Air does allow you to switch out the rechargeable batteries which is very convenient and means LOTS of battery life if you don’t mind pre-charging/ carrying around/ storing extra batteries. The Solo however does not have this advantage as its an internal battery, but it’s a tried and true unit with great vapor quality. Let me know if you have any other questions ;)

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      • Anonymous

        You’re right! It was the Crafty that you have to push the button on every minute to keep it going (on).

        Do you happen to know if the 18650 batteries I already have for all my ecigs will be okay to use in the Air? They’re for vaping between 1.0 and 3 ohms at low Watts (9 to 12W). Thanks

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        Dan C

        To be honest, I’m not sure, and I wouldn’t recommend using batteries other than what comes with the Air/ sold from an authorized retailer of the Air. Just in case. I’d hate for there to be a battery problem that could mess up your Air, so I recommend sticking to the safe side.

    • Jen

      I do believe you can buy extra batteries for the air – that is a plus. I loved my Solo and used it for years. I only wish I had bought the newer version of the Solo instead of the air.

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        Dan C

        Yes, you can actually buy more batteries for the Air and switch them out when ever you need! Makes the unit super handy and it really extends the ‘battery life’. :) It’s really too bad that you’re having issues though :(

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