Arizer Solo Vaporizer Review (+Video)
Build Quality75%
Vapor Quality90%
Look & Feel75%
Difficulty80%
Portability60%
Discreetness60%
73%Overall Score

Welcome to the Arizer Solo vaporizer review! The Solo is a popular portable vaporizer from Canadian manufacturer Arizer. When you open your Solo’s box you’ll find the vaporizer itself, a bent tube and a straight tube, a potpourri dish, some potpourri, a charger, and a brief instruction manual.

It’s been on the market for a few years now and has built up quite a reputation amongst vapor experts. We took a critical look at the solo to help you understand the basis for this unit’s popularity in this review.

Editors Note: Arizer has launched the all new Solo 2, be sure to check out our review.

Product Pros

  1. Great build quality
  2. All-glass vapor pathway
  3. Good temperature control
  4. Good battery life

Product Cons

  1. Glass vapor pathway is hard to carry around
  2. Temperature control isn’t fully customizable
  3. Not very discreet

 

Arizer Solo Vaporizer Review: Video

If you prefer a how it work video to understand better how to use the Arizer Solo, TorontoVaporizer has a nice tutorial if you follow the link.

Arizer Solo Vaporizer Review: Breakdown

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

The manufacturer used high quality materials in putting together this vaporizer. The heating element itself is made of ceramic and the heating chamber where your botanical sits is stainless steel. The air pathway is glass which is one of the factors that makes the Solo’s vapor quality so great. The chassis is made of brushed aluminum and does an excellent job of insulating the unit from the element’s heat. Even at the highest temperature settings, the Solo’s exterior stays cool as a cucumber.

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Vapor Quality

There are a few things that contribute to the unit’s excellent vapor quality. As mentioned previously, the manufacturer used high quality materials in putting the device together and that makes a big difference. A glass pathway is ideal and it does an excellent job of cooling your vapor without imparting any tastes onto it.

Beyond the materials used, the engineering of the Solo aides its vapor quality. It’s possible with other vaporizers to draw very hard on the stem, dropping the temperature of the heating chamber. With the Solo the draw speed is controlled by four airflow holes, which only allow the perfect amount of air movement. The result is the thick and delicious vapor that we’re used to from the Solo.

Design

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Look and Feel

The Solo looks and feels like a high quality unit. The brushed aluminum gives the unit a nice texture and is very resistant to scrapes and scratches. It is somewhat utilitarian in design and lacks aesthetic flashiness, but the amazing vapor quality of the unit is what it’s all about with the Solo.

The Solo also has an option that’s unique to portable vaporizers: the potpourri dish. This allows you to diffuse aromas into your room after a vapor session. You can also experiment with your own herbal blends – try diffusing mint and citrus for a lovely scent combo that you’ve custom-designed for your place!

Discreetness

Discreetness

The Solo isn’t the most discreet vaporizer in the world and is better for those looking for great vapor quality rather than a super stealthy vaporizer. The biggest thing that makes the Solo stand out in a crowd is its glass stem. Without the stem, you could conceal the Solo in your hands, but you do need the stem to operate the unit. If you need a unit that is extremely stealthy in public places, the Solo might not be best for you, but it would be an excellent unit to have at home to vaporize cord-free.

Difficulty

Ease of Use

The Solo is one of the easiest vaporizers to pick up and use. Loading the heating chamber is simple – you simply grind up your botanical and load it into the base of one of your glass aroma tubes. Once loaded, you insert the tube into the Solo and push it in.

Another reason why the Solo is so easy to pick up is that the air flow is controlled as we mentioned earlier. This means a novice vape user won’t be left wondering whether they should draw faster or slower on the unit to get the thickest vapor – you simply draw on it and the Solo guides you to the perfect airflow.

Portability

Portability

The glass stem that we mentioned as an interruption to the Solo’s discreetness also hinders it’s portability. Because the unit has that glass stem, the unit is harder to travel with without worrying that the stem will break. That being said, it does have the best battery life of any portable vaporizer. You can run the Solo for up to 1.5 hours on one charge, depending on the temperature setting you’re using. This is certainly a lovely factor that will keep you from running back to an outlet to keep a charge – we’re already busy doing that enough with our cell phones!

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.

The Arizer Solo is simply one of the best portable vaporizers you can own. If you’re someone who wants a portable unit with the best vapor quality, look no further than the Solo. It’s something we think everyone should have as a part of their collection!

So, if the Arizer Solo is a unit you’d like to add to your collection too, you can purchase it from an authorized retailer we highly recommend for their fast/free shipping and low prices. The buy button is on the right or at the bottom of the page if you are on a mobile device.

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 Arizer Solo. 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.

6 Responses

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      Dan C

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      Dan C

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