Arizer Solo Vaporizer
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Arizer Solo Vaporizer

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  • 26 of 26 people found the following review helpful

    Great Vape

    I was sad when I first received this vape. It was supposed to be the holy grail of portables and I found that I had to put it on temperature 7 just to get a decent draw, and felt like I was sucking mud through a straw in order to even get that. Searching the web I found very little helpful info on technique from anywhere, least of all from the Arizer website, just nothing! And even the 700pg forum postings on the Solo that are impossible to sort through, still no good info. The Vape Critic was silent. No one was telling me how to use this thing. The one piece of info that helped was to put a 1/2" pipe screen just above the small holes in the mouthpiece to improve airflow. This definitely helped with the mud-sucking, but still the issue of high-heat.

    So maybe I am a vape rookie and every vape-person in the world knew this already. But I didn't know, and I don't think any of the newbies do, and no one is sharing it. Here is the most important step to getting a beautiful cloud from temp 4 on the Solo and the best taste you have ever had in your mouth/lungs (as long as you are using good flowers)....

    PREHEAT LOADED MOUTHPIECE FOR 45 SECS - 1 MIN BEFORE DRAWING !!

    That, combined with the metal screen will make you love this vape forever and ever. Best taste and ease of use...plus the fact that it is the simplest vape of all time to clean and the stem fits perfectly in your glass-on-glass piece for extra nice deliciousness!

    So, remember these few tips and you will be a Solo worshiper like me:

    1. Get a 1/2" screen and push it down a bit over the end of a sharpie marker top to make it a bit domed. Fit into the bowl just above the little holes oriented with the dome shooting up away from the holes. This is crucial for airflow and this thing never gets very dirty or resinous. If it gets a little messed up, pull it out and light it up with a Bic and voila. I hate metal for smoking, but with vaping, you do not taste this thing at all.

    2. Grind your flowers well, fill bowl loosely at first approximate 3/4 of the way up or all the way to the top.

    3. Pack lightly with your fingertip. Lightly, but just hard enough so the flowers don't fall when the stem turns upside down.

    4. Always pre heat! Turn on the unit and get it heating while you set up your bowl. Then set the bowl in its place on the heating element and wait 45 seconds to a minute. (Try heat level 3-5, I love 4 !! )

    5. Then pull smoothly (preferably through a glass water pipe) for about 20 seconds...inhale deep and enjoy the flavor sensation.

    6. Cash out the bowl into an old vitamin container and save for edibles.

    7. What ??? Only one draw and then you cash it? Well, this part is optional, but if you really want the ultimate taste sensation and nothing else, the first toke is the only one worth taking. At least I re-use it later !!! ;)




    By One Time on

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  • 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful

    Arizer Solo Review

    The Solo is a handheld portable direct draw vaporizer that has properties of passive convection heating.

    Pre-Purchase Inspection-Technically i didn't purchase this, i won it in Vapor Nation's Contest. I did do a lot of research on FC and VP(vaporpedia). I discovered that this was a very petite and efficient vaporizer.After getting rid of my MFLB, i longed for a portable to fill its place in convenience and mobility.A device that could supply me with satisfying clouds of vapor.I was a little worried/skeptical because of multiple Solo users complaining about chipping ceramic interior and smell that originated within their units.

    Initial thoughts(Unboxing/Before first use)


    Solo
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    Arizer did an amazing job giving birth to this portable powerhouse.
    I'-m impressed the Solo isn't as large as i thought, it easily rests in the palm of my hand.The unit is 4.5" tall ,roughly as long as my xbox360 controller and is the same matte black.The Solo has a good weight to it, about 181 grams(.4lbs) about the same as a Quarter Pounder from Mcdonalds. Wouldn't be heartbroken if it was knocked over or fell off a table,its very sturdy and solid with no moving parts inside.
    Fits in my pocket with ease and because of its low profile its easily concealable,at a glance most would think its a black stud finder if anything.

    Glass Accessories(mouthpiece and Aroma top)
    Seems to be Boro glass (Borosillicate) It's pretty thin and fragile but its gets the job done withstanding heats from 122F-410F.

    Preparation and Operation-
    So far I've used two different methods for the Solo, i didn't create them myself so i'm not taking credit.
    However i did come up with some names.

    *Make sure your unit is fully charged otherwise warm up times may vary depending on Battery strength*

    Pr-e-Heat Method
    -Grind your material until its to your preference(coarse)
    -Place material in stem until about 1/4 or 1/2 full.
    -Practice inhaling through the stem make sure there is some air circulation.
    --Power up unit(hold down both UP and DOWN buttons)
    -Select #/temp for your session ( Use UP and DOWN Buttons).
    -Wait for unit to warm up(1.5 minutes)
    -Once the LED next to your # glows solid you can enjoy
    -Inhale and stir frequently so more surface area is vaporized

    Simmer Method
    -Grind your material until its to your preference(coarse)
    -Place material in stem until about 1/4 or 1/2 full.
    -Practice inhaling through the stem make sure there is some air circulation.
    --Place stem inside Solo and Proceed to power up(hold down both UP and DOWN buttons).
    -Select #/temp for your session(Use UP and DOWN Buttons).
    -Wait for the unit to warm up.(1.5 minutes)
    -Once the #/temp's led you selected glows solid you can enjoy.
    -Inhale and stir frequently so more surface area is vaporized.
    The difference bewteen these two method is that in the "Simmer" your material has a chance to cook a little before your first inhale.This allows for better developed clouds, because more convection takes place.I started doing the "Simmer" out of habit of my Supreme Vaporizer ritual, placing material in and heating it so it cooks a little before sessions.

    *I-f you wish to get more out of your material,stir or grind material again and increase the temp*

    First Impressions(aft-er first successful use)
    *Before i used my solo i burned it in, by placing it on its highest temp for about an hour*
    I decided to use #2(365F) for my first hit, a decent amount of oils/compounds are vaporized at that temp..where a plethora of effects can be experienced.
    After my first successful hit,I immediately started clapping as i exhaled a delicious cloud of vapor. I wasn't expecting anything near what i experienced, maybe a small puff and a wisp of vapor when i exhaled but i inhaled something i thought could only be produced by a whip based vaporizer.Arizer really made something in a league of its own.A portable that can throw punches with the heavy weights(desktop-/table top units).

    Production Details
    The Solo is made in Canada
    Some glass parts made in China
    Safety and Precautions
    Th-e glass stems can get pretty hot when used and can still be pretty hot after your down using, make sure you have a place set aside to rest them safely.

    Applications
    This Micro heater can be used for various things..
    With the aroma top it can be used as a aromatic therapy device, dispensing bountiful fragrances in the immediate area.
    With the stems they can be used to vaporize different herbs and concentrates whether it be for relaxtion or medication.
    Ca-n be used in collaboration with water filtration devices in order to cool down and moisture vapors for consumption.

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    Aesthetics and Design
    Very sleek and sophisticated.
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    The silver unit looks like something you would find in a well established chef's chrome filled kitchen, between the toaster and food processor with metallic finishes.
    The black unit looks like tool used by either an electrician or contractor,basically looks like a stud finder or a really expensive piece of equipment.Looks at home when placed against router/modem or other computer peripherals.

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    Design is well through out,its the perfect sized to be operated with one hand.
    The curves in the outer casing allows for you to have a grip when handling.
    Heating element is ceramic, like a majority of other vaporizers on the market but its powered by a li-ion battery.Similar to a cellphone it needs to be charged via wall outlet for about 4 hours.The Battery and wires/circuits are separate from the air path so it doesn't effect your vapor.

    Learning Curve
    You have to learn how to hit it. A lot of vaporizers let you just suck vapor through the mouthpiece, in order for the Solo to provide thick well developed clouds you have to sip it.
    as if your sipping a milkshake through a straw.

    Performance
    When charged the Solo performs best, heating up in under 2 minutes and vaporizing material soon after.I tried using the Solo on all 7 settings, i found #3 and #4 to be more desirable than #6 and #7. I prefer light vapor with a lot of flavor and great aroma, the higher numbers vaporize basically everything its harder to decipher what your tasting.Also the higher numbers give very dry and harsh hits, this is where water filtration would shine.
    I plan on using the solo at all 7 setting again but with water filtration to see how it compares with using the solo as just a direct draw unit.

    Overall Experience
    This unit is a paragon for those who desired convenience and mobility, with no sacrifice to taste or vapor spectrum exploration. With separate stems you would be able to have multiple people in on one session. If your limited on glass stems or vaporizer alone most of the time the solo will greatly cater to your cloud needs.It's been great having a chance to use such a good unit.I highly suggest this vaporizer to beginners and experienced vaporists alike.

    By Black Bur on

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  • 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful

    Great Product!

    This is my second purchase of an Arizer Solo. The first one purchased still works perfectly after a couple years of almost daily use but I wanted a back up. The new Solo feels lighter and you can use it while recharging. I love the Solo! It is discrete, easily portable, simple to operate, and economical on herb. I broke only one glass wand when I dropped the unit--very sturdy considering how much it's used. Great product!!!

    By Mary on

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  • 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful

    $aves a pile of money on gra$$

    I am saving a pile of money on grass! I have owned one for over a year, but only recently realized I was overfilling. It was great before, but now it's fantastic. An improvement of 100%. I recently bought another one which holds the stem more securely. With the added security of the new arizer holding the glass stem I find I am much more mobile and I can take it almost anywhere. I have found that if I keep it below 6 I will not cough, but if I set it to 6 I will cough if I take real big hit. So, I only go over 5 when I am am no longer getting productive clouds and I want to extract the last little bit of essence from the plant material. You cannot go wrong with this cloud generating machine!

    By Biffster on

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  • 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful

    Winner is Arizer

    I have both the Arizer Solo (about three weeks now) and the DeVinci (about three months). Both are good units. Each having good and not so good points. You are actually dealing with two different Vaping methods. Arizer is a convection unit with glass path which is great for taste, using less product and ease of cleaning. DeVinci is conduction (heats product in an oven and turns it to fine ash), uses surgical tubing instead of glass and is more difficult to keep clean. All in all I like the Arizer Solo for taste and saving product and ease of cleaning. DeVinci is much more stealth and this could be something to consider. Most other points are all covered if you read the rest of the reviews.

    By Gaudy on

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  • 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful

    One of, if not the best portable Vaporizer out there

    The vapor quality is amazing, it’s easily portable, and it’s very sturdy. Also, it’s easy to charge and the charge lasts forever. What’s ever cooler is you can “plug it in” to your water pipe and vape from that, even though it wouldn’t exactly be more efficient. This is by far the best portable vaporizer I’ve ever used and I strongly recommend its purchase to anyone interested.

    By Kevin Bacon on

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  • 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful

    Arizer Solo

    This is my first vaporizer and I love it. It heats up relatively quickly, vapor tastes fantastic, and the simplicity/ease of use is unmatched. After about 10 uses, I now realize that screens are a necessity as it is possible to get some bits in the mouth. Other than that, I'm very satisfied.

    Shopper Tip: The lowest price to enter in the price match box is $125

    By Alex on

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  • 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful

    Great for Price

    The Solo is the perfect unit for someone wanting the quality experience and ease of use of a desktop plug in unit with the convenience of a smaller portable. It is not truly portable in terms of something you would regularly put in a pocket and take everywhere. However, its portable enough for someone who is going to use it mainly at home around the house and on your own property. It is also small enough that you could take it out from time to time even if it does not quite fir easily into a pocket.

    I had a hotbox years ago and I have tried other no name pens and portables and this by far exceeds all of them . With the manufacturer now discounting this thing well under $200, its the best deal out there IMHO. I got mine for $158 including shipping.

    By zombrob on

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  • 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful

    Great little vaporizer

    I got this vaporizer after sharing a friends and I am absolutely loving it. The unit remains cool in the hands during use and the vapor is quite smooth. It doesn’t take that long to heat up and the LED temperature controls on the front are easy to read. The herbs do not combust and are quite tasty. That said, I don’t really like to use it to share with others because the herbs end up getting sucked up into the glass tubes, which can be difficult to clean. The “elfin clean multi-surface cleanser” has come in quite handy for this job though and is highly recommended for cleaning the tubes. Long, even, draws are recommended rather than forceful heavy drags to avoid getting the herbs into the glass mouthpiece. I really like that the Arizer Solo can be used while recharging, however the charge lasts for some time… definitely enough time for personal use, and heartily sufficient for sharing. The chamber holds enough herbs to be sufficient and is not difficult to fill or empty. It is not that inconspicuous due to the glass mouthpieces, and I am concerned about breaking them. But after several months of use, everything is as good as the day I got it. It is very easy to operate. I would definitely recommend it.

    By Gene on

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  • 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful

    Best small vaporizer ever!

    I purchased my 1st Solo 2.5 years ago along with another small vaporizer. I ended up using the Solo only for all that time. The old one was getting sluggish from tons of use, so I bought a new one a couple weeks ago, and WOW what an improvement in every category! This new Solo heats up faster, stays at temperature easily, has longer battery life, charges faster, and produces outstanding vapes. If you vape the best herb like I do, you need and deserve this new Solo.

    By Irontoyman on

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