It’s vape freak back with another vape review and today I thought I’d take a look at the Arizer Air portable vape.
Now I’m actually by no means new to Arizer products and I’ve reviewed several of them in the past including the V Tower which is actually a pretty great budget desktop vape, then there was the Extreme Q which is another desktop vape but with a few more features and then there was the Solo with is pretty similar to the Air but quiet a deal larger.
But today I’m going to be checking out their newer and more portable offering the Arizer Air to so see if this thing is actually worth getting. Plus I’ll also be doing an Arizer Air VS Solo comparison to give you a lowdown on the differences between these two devices!
So as per usual let’s start this review by taking a close up at what we get with our Arizer air.
The device comes in a pretty prain brown box. I’m not sure why but for some reason all Arizer products seem to come in this pretty bland sort of packaging. It could be a be to keep the costs down but I don’t think it does them any favors when it comes to first impressions.
But nevertheless here’s what you’ll find inside the box:
- The main Arizer Air unit.
- An instruction booklet which is short but tells you everythin you need to know about using the device.
- A couple of different different sized mouth pieces.
- A stirring tool for stirring your herbs.
- A wall charger.
- A protective silicon case.
- A carry case.
- A potpourri dish for ‘herbal fragrances’ (that you will most likely never use).
Now the air comes in both a silver and a black version and I have to say that I really like the look of these new vapes:
Arizer Air VS Solo Size Comparison…
Although the Solo is technically a portable vaporizer it’s definitely still on the larger size and it’s not really what I’d class to be a ‘pocket vaporizer’ or something that I’d be able to easily take on the go with me unless I had something to carry it in. Usually I prefer to use the Solo as a handheld vape for around the home because of it’s size.
The Air on the other really is MUCH smaller than the Solo and it’s a hell of a lot lighter too weighing in at just 100 grams where as the Solo weight is over double that at 230 grams.
Before You Use The Air…
Before I get to the usage and vaping portion of this review there’s one important thing I want to point out.
Inside the instruction booklets you’ll see that the VERY first line instructs you to warm up the unit on high for a few minutes before you do anything else. And trust me you DO want to do this.
I initially overlooked this step because… pffft who reads instructions right?
But I can definitely tell you this thing works 10x better once you have done this first initial step first to break the device in.
Not only will this burn off any residues from the manufacturing process but you will just get a much better experience if you take the time to do this step first. At least that’s what I found.
Anyway once you have properly broken your device in it’s time to get to the fun bit which is of course in using the device.
Vaping With The Air Is A Synch…
Despite the big size difference the Air works very similarly to the Solo.
- First take one of the mouth piece tips that comes with the Air and then fill up the herb chamber portion of it with your herbs like so. I have found that grinding up the herbs too finely can actually result in herbs coming through these holes which isn’t fun so just a word of advice – don’t grind your herbs up super finely.
- Then once you’ve packed your chamber just push the stem into the device like so. Just like the Solo don’t be afraid to give it a bit of a push – you wont break it. Once it’s in though it sits reallyt nice and tightly and these stems aren’t moving anywhere unless you take them back out yourself.
- Then simply turn the device on by holding down the main control button down for a few seconds until you hear a beep which means that the device is on (and heating up).
- Once the device is on we can also alternate the devices between five different heat temperatures by pressing the up and down arrows on the front button to change between five heat settings each with a different color ranging from very low to very high. For the lowest heat setting you have blue, then white, then green, then yellow, then red.
- Take a hit!
Personally I like to keep it somewhere around the middle level to higher levels – so usually either green or yellow but as always be sure to play around with the different settings to find out what works best for you.
Vapor Quality = High…
The clouds I get off this thing are super nice and big and the Air is really quite easy to get a pull from.
And although it’s a lot smaller than the Solo it really does still have that great vapor quality that the Solo had. Just in a much, much smaller device.
If you’re looking for a portable that doesn’t sacrifice on vapor quality then the Air is a solid contender for your money.
Removable Batteries = Awesome!
There is one other pretty huge reason that you might want to get the Air over other devices.
And that’s that the Air has removable batteries that aren’t – you know – built into the device itself.
And the reason I find this so refreshing is because:
- If the battery every fails then all you need to do is just buy another instead of sending the whole unit away to get it repaired.
- You can actually stock up and buy lots of these batteries and furthermore you can buy a little recharge dock just like the one that you can see below so that you can easily charge multiple batteries at the same time and basically never be without a battery.
Now this might not seem like that big of a plus if you’re a casual vaper but if you’re a pretty hardcore and regular vaper like myself then you’ll probably know how much of a pain in the butt it can be to constantly be charging and then using up your batteries when you’ve only got the one in built battery to work with.
But with a setup like this it means I’m basically never caught out without a fully charged battery.
And as a bonus this thing also has pass through charging which means that you can vape it and charge it at the same time so that you’re not going to be stuck waiting around if you find yourself suddenly with a dead battery.
Who The Air Is (And Isn’t) For…
If you’re looking for something like the Solo but that’s more portable then the Air is exactly what you’re looking for.
Because whilst Solo really did have great vapor quality it’s definitely on the larger size when it comes to portable vapes and it can be pretty bulky to carry around.
The Air on the other hand really is portable enough to take with you on the go . You can stick in your pockets or in a compartment and it’s just a lot more portable than the Solo was.
I would say however that it’s probably a little less stealthy and portable than some of the other portables that are out there right now like the Pax 2 and the Crafty not just because of it’s size but also due to the fact that this still isn’t really a one piece device like some of these other vapes.
You will either need to carry it around with the glass mouth piece in the top or you will need to carry around your glass mouth pieces separately meaning it does create that extra chance for losing bits and pieces here and there.
I’d say in terms of aesthetics as well the Air isn’t quite as sexy and sleek as these other vaporizers either and the design does feel a little bit on the generic side. If you’re simply looking for a shiny, sexy vaporizer that looks more like an MP3 player or something like that then this may not be the vape for you.
The Final Verdict…
Overall there’s a lot to like about the Arizer Air.
It’s more affordable than a lot of the other comparable portables on the market and although it’s not the most discreet vaporizer on the market it’s high vapor quality, simple design and interchangeable battery really lends itself to those that are looking for something portable that they are going to be using a lot.
I’m going to give the Air an 8.5/10.