Arizer Tech is a company that has manufactured some fantastic tabletop vaporizers and essential oil diffusers. With the Air, Arizer vaporizers hoped to bring the vaporizer community a portable vape with affordable technology just like their previously released Extreme Q Vaporizer.
The Air is most comparable to the Inhalator INH05 but a little more heavy, or the Firefly but a little lighter. Their previous portable vape, the Arizer Solo, was a bit larger than this one; with Air, they hoped to create a more portable device.
The Arizer Air Herbal Vaporizer Basics
The unit itself is about 5’’x 1’’ with a sleek black plastic body, it features a silicone covering to help control temperature to the touch while the unit heats up. It has a 18650 lithium-ion battery and comes with an extra for easy on-the-go re-charging. You get roughly an hour of usage from one fully charged battery, which splits well into 5 twelve minute sessions. The coolest thing about the Arizer Air battery is that you can plug it in and continue vaping. Yep, you can charge it while you vape.
Arizer portable allows you to choose from 5 temperature settings that are chosen using the up and down arrow buttons located on the front of the unit. You can pick between Levels 1-5 ranging from 356 degrees Fahrenheit to 410 degrees Fahrenheit, the level is indicated by the color-changing LED light. The settings for this vape are as follows:
- Level 1 (Blue) – 180°C / 356°F
- Level 2 (White) – 190°C / 374°F
- Level 3 (Green) – 200°C / 392°F
- Level 4 (Orange) – 205°C / 401°F
- Level 5 (Red) – 210°C / 410°F
To set the temperature just click the buttons up and down until you reach the desired color. The piece takes about 120 seconds (2 minutes) to heat up using their patented five-step ceramic heating process. It’s LED light will blink until the unit is fully heated. The Arizer Air uses a combination of convection and conduction heating process.
You simply fill the small cylindrical dish with flower, it fits about .5 of finely ground dry botanicals, and then place the crucible mouthpiece into the top of the unit. Two different mouthpieces are included with the Arizer Air, one that is identical to the glass mouthpiece on the Arizer Solo and one that has a removable plastic tip on the end. Place the glass piece into the top of the unit, if it is hard to slide in just let the unit heat up and you should find more ease placing it in the Air.
Vaping with the Arizer portable vape is quality, although I do find the vapor slightly more harsh than other flower vapes. My favorite temperatures to vape at are 374°F (190°C) & 392°F (200°C), start with the white level and ramp it up to green at the end of your bowl. It does have kind of a hard draw as well, getting a thick vapor takes a lot of heavy pulling. If you don’t get much at all moving the glass mouthpiece up about 1-2mm to make the draw a bit easier. The first couple of hits are always light but if you take 5-10 second draws you’ll find you get some good, heavy hits from the vape.
How to use the Arizer Air Vape:
- Fully charge your Arizer Air.
- Turn on the piece and set it to the desired temperature using arrow buttons on the front of the unit.
- Grind up herb, dip the mouthpiece/crucible in your herbs and tamp. Place filled mouthpiece back into unit.
- Once light shines without blinking simply draw from your vape mouthpiece.
- After vaping is complete empty your crucible and soak in alcohol if possible.
Special Features of the Arizer Air Portable Vaporizer
The first awesome thing about this vape is the ability to vaporize while it’s plugged in, a super clutch that a dead battery doesn’t kill your session. The ceramic heating element has a lifetime warranty, which is another epic draw for all weed vaporizers. The battery also features a 10-minute shut offsetting, after 10 minutes without being utilized the vape will shut itself off to reserve battery. The crucibles also make it easy to load since you simply dip your mouthpiece in your finely ground bud and tamp; no need to touch the flowers with your fingers. The aroma dish is another nice touch, you can vape all the essential oils you’d like!
Unfortunately, there’s more to complain about with the Arizer Air than there is to write home about. The mouthpiece gets hot which makes it very difficult to vape easily and discreetly while on-the-go; the whole point of a vape being portable. The very long heat-up time also makes it quite difficult to vape while you’re out and about. It is also large which makes it hard to just place it in your pocket although it does come with a carrying case. We’re a bit terrified of breaking the mouthpiece while in transit since that is the main component needed to vape your herbs. Lastly, a couple of draws throws the vape temperature; you’ll have to wait 5-10 seconds after every couple of hits for the temperature to set again.
What comes with the Arizer Air:
- 1 Warming unit with battery
- 1 Charger / Power Adapter
- 2 Glass Diffuser Stems
- 1 Glass Aroma Dish
- 1 Carrying Case
- 1 Clear Protective Silicone Skin
- 1 Stainless Steel Stirring Tool
- Mostly quality hits.
- Charge while you vape.
- Five easy to set temperature settings.
- Really slow heat up time.
- Not super portable or discrete.
- Bowls get hot, too hot to replace without letting cool.
- Poor temperature stamina.
- Harsh, scratchy vapor.
The Final Verdict
The Arizer vaporizer pipe is an alright purchase, but for that chunk of change, I might go with a comparable Davinci Ascent or Inhalator. You will get vapors, and you will be able to set your temperature and it will be easy to use, but you could be getting way higher quality for that price. I give this vaporizer a 4 out of 10, they didn’t do anything different with this model from the Solo except shrink the size a bit. Higher functionality will get a higher score; simple as that.