Air Vaporizer Review
The Arizer Air was introduced as essentially the new and improved, dramatically more compact, version of the Arizer Solo, one of our all time favorites in the portable category due to its ease of use and quality of vapor. If you’re familiar with the Solo, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Air offers the same quality of vapor, which is excellent, but with the added benefit of being smaller in size – thus making it that much portable and easy to carry around.
While the Solo boasts seven unique temperature settings, the Air only has five. But five vaping temps ranging from 356 degrees Fahrenheit to 410 degrees Fahrenheit seem to be more than just sufficient. For the most part, we like to start our sessions on the second temperature setting, which correlates with 374 degrees Fahrenheit, as this temperature provides some tasty vapor that we can comfortably enjoy. But as our sessions progress we like to bump the temperature up near the high end and squeeze what remains out of our blend, which we do by increasing the temperature to the next level around 392 degrees Fahrenheit.
Adjusting the temperature is incredibly straight forward and easy. There’s an up and down button on the vape that you use to move between the different temperature settings. A light located just above the temperature controls tells you what temperature setting you’re on. Each temperature corresponds with a different color light so all you have to do is check the color to know what temperature setting you’re on. The different temperatures and their corresponding colors can be seen below:
- 180C/356F (Blue)
- 190C/374F (White)
- 200C/392F (Green)
- 205C/401F (Orange)
- 210C/410F (Red)
Unlike the Solo, the Air’s rechargeable battery is designed to be easily swapped out for a fresh replacement. So if you don’t have the time to wait around for it to recharge after you’ve drained it, you can simply swap it out for a fresh one. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come standard with an extra battery so if you want one, you’ll have to buy it separately.
The battery, a rechargeable 18650 lithium-ion, lasts for just about an hour before it needs to be replaced or recharged. For us, this translates into anywhere from three to five sessions. If you don’t have a backup battery to swap in when it runs dry, you’ll find that it takes approximately 2.5 hours to fully recharge. And if you don’t care to wait until it’s completely recharged, you’ll be happy to find that it can be used after about 20 minutes of charging due to its pass-through charging technology.
As far as portability is concerned, the Arizer Air is a lot more compact than its predecessor, but it’s definitely not the smallest portable vaporizer we’ve tested. All the same, it is small enough to stuff into your pocket, whereas the Solo is a bit of a chore to carry around as it doesn’t fit comfortably in most pockets. Like the Solo, the Air vape is noticeably heavy for its size. Not so heavy that it bothers us to carry around, but heavy enough to feel like something sturdy, which it is. With this in mind, if you’re looking for a highly portable alternative that is that much lighter and compact, we suggest taking a look at the Pax 2 and Pax 3 vaporizers.
While accessories are no stranger to the Solo, the Air vaporizer offers a range of accessories that exceed that of the Solo. And for Solo owners, the best part is that they’re interchangeable so if you want to use your old Solo mouthpiece or adapter, you can. For those who want to attach a water filter, there are GonG adapters and hydrotubes that will allow you to do just that.
The only downside with the Air is that it doesn’t vape anything other than dried blends. So if you’re looking for a vape that can handle liquids and oils, you’ll want to look elsewhere. But if you’re content with just vaping dried blends, the Air has got you covered.
As far as the quality of vapor is concerned, the Air vaporizer works great. It does exactly what you’d want it to do and that’s produce tasty, full-bodied vapor. It’s not quite as good as the Crafty, but it is better than most. For those familiar with the Solo vaporizer’s vapor, it’s about the same.
All things considered, the Arizer Air is definitely one of the best portable vaporizers around. It’s compact, easy to use, produces excellent vapor, and best of all, it’s not super expensive. So if you’re looking for what is quite possibly the best vaporizer for under 250 dollars, look no further. The Arizer Air is where it’s at. If you’re interested in buying the Air, we suggest you buy it from this authorized Arizer dealer.
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