Arizer Solo II or Arizer Air 2?
If you are browsing the market for a new portable dry herb vape then I’m sure you’ve come across some of the Arizer products. Manufactured in Waterloo, Canada the Arizer brand has a reputation of producing durable, high quality, to-the point vaporizers. They may not have all the bells and whistles of the Mighty plus or the Pax 3 but with it’s all glass vapour path and budget price the Arizers Solo 2 or the Arizer Air 2 could be just the vapes you’re looking for.
Released in 2017, the Solo 2 was a big upgrade from its predecessor. The oven heats up quicker, it has an improved battery life, more compact, it has a bigger temperature range along with a digital display. In the same year the Arizer Air 2 was released providing a significant upgrade including longer battery life, digital display and improved temperature range and control. So between the two vapes, which is the one for you?
While the Solo 2 did get a bit thinner from its predecessor it still doesn’t compare to the portability of the Air 2 which would be a far thinner and lighter vape and generally closer to the size of an e-cigarette. The Solo 2 is still classed as a portable but it’s certainly on the bulker side of things when compared against its competitors. On the positive side as a result of its sturdy design, the Solo 2 would be considered more durable.
What the Solo 2 loses in portability however it makes up for in battery life, after one charge the Solo 2 can last up to 3 hrs depending on the session. Whereas the Air 2 typically lasts in and around 80 mins. They both come with a replaceable rechargeable battery so you also have the option to pick up a few extra ones in case of a vaping emergency.
The Solo 2 also wins when it comes to the oven heat up time. It’s so efficient that the solo 2 is ready to vape after only 20 seconds! That’s as efficient as you can get when it comes to cooking herbs with portable vapes. The Air two will take up to a full minute.
The vapour quality on the other hand is much the same as both vapes are equipped with the same heating element that consists of a hybrid convection/conduction oven and they both use a glass mouthpiece resulting in slightly cooler and more flavourful vapour. They also come in at the same budget retail price in and around €130.
So which vape should you buy? That depends… If you value a slightly more portable/discrete vaping experience than anything else I would recommend the Air 2 and if that doesn’t make a difference to you, then go for the Solo 2 and its longer battery life and extra durability. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced vaper you can’t go wrong with either of these products.