It’s been a long time coming, but we need to finally pit two of the finest portable vaporizers out there against each other and see who wins the battle.

Today, old-school champion Arizer Air is being stacked up against the new-school contender Utillian 720; both items have significant advantages and minor drawbacks, but how do they perform back-to-back in the harsh light of day? The Air’s glass stems give you some of the smoothest vapor around, but the allure of the Utillian’s affordable all-convection oven cannot be denied. Let the judgment commence!


Vapor Quality


Arizer Air

The Arizer Air is almost in a battle with itself at the moment, producing incredibly tasty vapor but almost teasing the user with how tight the airflow is. Even when the Air is fully heated, it can still take multiple draws to get the full effect. So, while the Air earns points for giving you some of the most well-rounded flavors from your herbs, do expect some resistance when reaching for the Air.

Utillian 720

The Utillian 720 boast an all-convection oven, allowing herbs to be cooked without direct contact being made with the heating element itself. This leads to generally tastier vapor, and the Utillian delivers this much more consistently than the Air, The quicker draw time of the 720 also helps curry favor with us, as pulling from the Air can sometimes be like drawing through molasses.

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Vapor Quality Winner: Arizer Air

 


 Build Quality


Arizer Air

Arizer has been crushing it for a while in the manufacturing quality of their vaporizers, with both the Solo and the Air showing great longevity. Operating is the Air is pretty simple, with two up-and-down buttons to control both power and temperature (5 settings between 180 – 215 degrees Celsius). The Arizer Air is equipped with one 18650 battery which only gives you around 45 minutes, or 2 to 3 sessions. The benefit of this battery is being able to replace it easily if failure occurs.

Utillian 720

The 720 features four base temperatures and the boost mode of increasing temperatures by 5 degrees Celsius, giving you the 180 – 220 degrees Celsius range. The Utillian 720 also easily doubles the Air’s operating time, with generally 90 minutes worth of sessions drawn from the battery. However, it is worth noting the Utillian uses a non-removable lithium polymer battery, which is a plus in being much more stable than lithium-ion batteries but also means the whole unit will need replacement if the battery fails.

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Build Quality Winner: Utillian 720

 


Portability


Arizer Air

While we were elated at Arizer’s attempt to make a more portable version of their Solo model without compromising vaping integrity, the design of the Air is still not quite idea for carrying in pockets or bags unchecked. The air stems must be removed in order to travel with the unit, meaning users need to carry around at least two parts with them.

As well, loading herbs is slightly convoluted. The herbs are packed into the a dish at the bottom of the mouthpiece, which then inserted into the heating chamber. This ends up being nearly impossible to use for more than one session on the go, if that.

Utillian 720

The slender shape and movable mouthpiece make the 720 quite reasonable to carry in a pocket and simple. While the plastic mouthpiece is not as high-quality as the Air’s glass, it still produces consistently decent vapor and is much easier to transit than the Air. The Utillian is also easier to pack, with a simple pop-and-drop top-loading chamber as opposed to the Air’s cumbersome bottom loader.

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Portability Winner: Utillian 720

 


Discreetness


Arizer Air

It’s a well-known challenge in the vape world to create a portable vaporizer which can create consistently pleasing vapor while not creating conspicuous bulges in users’ pants. The Air is almost able to achieve this as the unit itself is a reasonable size, but the glass tubes will definitely blow any semblance of cover you have. The removable glass tubes needed by the Arizer Air are always a hit for maximum quality vapor and a hit against discreetness and portability.

Utillian 720

The flattened design and compact size of the Utillian 720 definitely matches the Air in keeping your vape’s presence low-key. The small plastic mouthpiece also keeps things covert, making one look like they are drinking from a high-tech juicebox (make no mistake, this is a compliment). The Utillian 720 is one of the strongest contenders in portable vaporizers for both quality and discretion of use.

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Discreetness Winner: Utillian 720

 


Winner: Utillian 720 These are two solid devices, and the Air has been a popular choice for vapers of all sorts since its release in 2015. However, the Utillian is able to not only match most of the Air’s core strengths, but also provide them in a more convenient design for true portability. As strong as the Arizer Air’s finer points are, the Utillian 720 just offers more bang for the buck. Thanks so much for reading our Vaporizer Showdown. Feel free to leave us any rants and raves about the products we review! If you are interested in purchasing a Utillian 720, visit the Vaporizera page to find out more about best pricing.

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Kevin is an everyman vaporizing aficionado who loves weird movies, noisy music, cuddling with cats, and turning people on to new and exciting developments in the vape world. He thrives on your rants and raves, so feel free to leave them both!

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