February 01, 2021
The Arizer Solo II is not the newest vaporizer on the market but it remains one of the best in class. Simple to use and boasting incredibly long battery life, the Solo II is a pleasure to use. Let’s have a look at some of the attributes of this vaporizer and you can decide if the Solo II is a suitable device for your particular needs.
You don’t need any experience with vaporizers in order to get started with the Arizer Solo II. It’s extremely easy to use. Make sure your battery is charged with the charging cable ahead of use. Load your ground bud or concentrate into the glass bowl at the end of the tube. Pop your glass tube onto the Solo II, ensuring that the tube meets the bottom of the chamber. Press the power button (both inside and outside rings simultaneously) five times. Once the vaporizer has powered on (it will beep) adjust to your preferred heat. The display will alert you once temperature has been reached, within seconds.
One of the great things about the Solo II is how much it can stretch your budget, by getting the most out of your marijuana. The Solo II powers down automatically after a session. But you can turn your Solo back on and go again. You’re only going to be able to do this so many times (two to three depending on how much you’ve previously heated) but it’s nice to be able to extract every bit of goodness from your stash.
On that note, the Solo II holds about 0.3 grams of dry bud- a decent amount. By comparison, the Dynavap M holds 0.2 grams. The heat up time is great, occurring within seconds of setting your temperature, so there’s no waiting. The glass, ceramic, and stainless steel that form the airway and heating chamber produce a very clean and cool vapour. Heating is nice and even, and you can see this for yourself when you dispose of your used flower- it will be colored through nice and evenly.
The display is plenty large enough but could be a better quality. Our readers who vape nicotine may scoff a bit, they’ll be used to the better quality in the nicotine vape space, but the screen is all right. It’s large enough that it compensates for being old-school and it is fully legible, even if it could be improved.
What is pretty impressive for a vaporizer in the 420 space, is the battery life of the Solo II. Arizer puts the battery life at three hours and that does stand up to testing. That’s pretty good if you’re planning on being outdoors or away from a charging station for a period and don’t want to resort to smoking just because your battery is dead. If you do happen to forget to charge the Solo, you can use it while it is charging. If it’s completely dead, plug it in and wait five minutes before powering it up and keep it plugged in while you vape so that it can continue to charge.
If you are planning to use your Arizer outside, the Solo II comes with a Dad-style belt clip. If you’re alone and there’s no chance anyone will see you, it’s not a bad belt clip. The Solo II is a heavy device though, so even if you’re a fashion rebel it is a bit much to carry on your hip. The case fits the Arizer and a couple of glass aroma tubes, and it’s a great carry case to fit in your purse, backpack, or laptop bag.
The Solo II comes with the aforementioned belt clip, a couple of aroma glass tubes (one 90 mm, one 110 mm), a power adapter, glass aroma dish, silicone stem caps that you can pop on to protect your loaded tubes, stainless steel screens and stir tool, and of course the Arizer Solo II vaporizer itself. There is a user manual and Arizer does warranty the device two years from purchase, with a one year warranty on the battery. All in all, the Solo II is a great device, well worth checking out.
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