Vaporizer Shark has finally reviewed Arizer’s latest portable vaporizer, the Solo II, which is the successor to the Arizer Solo – a vape that helped restore faith in the portable vaporization of dried blends for a lot of folks. With the new version already for sale online at various vape shops and the like, it’s no surprise that vape reviewers like VaporizerShark.com are actively trying to review the latest vapes. After all, that’s what everyone’s curious about, right? And to feed that curiosity, Vaporizer Shark followed its usual routine of comprehensively covering virtually every aspect of the Arizer Solo 2 in their new review of it. They cover everything from its temperature information to heat up time, vapor quality to build materials, and so on. Just about everything you might want to know and more can be found in it. So if you have an interest, be sure to check it out.
Their consensus, in agreement with more than a few other vaporizer review sites, is that the latest Solo by Arizer is one of the best portable vaporizers for dry blend on the market, but they’re not without their reservations as they clearly note that it is on the larger side of modern portables and it doesn’t have a user-replaceable battery design or the ability to vaporize liquids. Still, they, like many others, can’t help but like it given everything else it entails: powerful vapor production, high quality vapor, fast heat up time, long battery life, ability to vape while charging, digital controls for adjusting the temperature and options, worthwhile accessories, and an interface that’s so easy to use – even novices can figure it out with little effort.
More About The Arizer Solo II:
What really sets this vape apart from the vape that came before, the original Arizer Solo, is its temperature control system. With the original, you have seven temperature settings to choose from – none of which can be adjusted, just selected. With the new temperature control system that the Solo 2 offers, you have a very wide range of different temperatures that you can choose from, effectively opening up more of the heating element’s potential. This allows you to fine-tune the vape to find what works best for you and your blends. Beyond this, it’s also seen as an improvement in a number of other ways, such as heat up time, battery life, and so on. Between all of its various improvements, it truly is the next version, the Arizer Solo 2.0 – which is formally known as the Arizer Solo II or Arizer Solo 2. Will there be an Arizer Solo 3? We imagine there could be, but we have yet to hear of any formal release date nor rumors for that matter. Still, we’ll keep you all posted if we happen to hear anything about a Solo 3 vaporizer either in the works or being released.
Back to what’s current and what’s out right now, the Solo II, what you’re looking at is a vaporizer that’s not built to compete in such a direction fashion to the Pax 3 and similarly compact vaporizers, as it’s quite a bit bigger. But what it lacks in portability, it does well to make up for with the power of its high quality vapor production. Which, from what various reviewers have claimed, is far better than the average portable.
Usage Tips From Vaporizer Shark:
VaporizerShark.com offers some interesting tip on how to use the S2. For the user that wants to get the biggest, thickest clouds, they suggest using a grinder like the Magic Flight Finishing Grinder to achieve a very finely ground blend before loosely stuffing it into the stem’s bowl and then cranking the heat up to a higher temperature setting. Apparently, this results in some of the best cloud production they managed to achieve with it. The Magic-Flight grinder we just mentioned, the Finishing Grinder, is designed to grind up your blend into really small particles, which Vaporizer Shark insists is better than large chunks of ground blend for packing the Solo 2, assuming that the desired result is large thick clouds of vapor.
Another tip they offer is to reduce the startup timer setting to the smallest possible number. This way, it’ll startup that much faster and you can start vaping that much sooner.
As less of a tip and more of a general note, they point out that you’ll have to clean the unit less often if you don’t overpack it. So you can actually save yourself a bit of extra effort by packing it less. You also won’t have to stir the blend, or at least as much, during sessions because it’ll more evenly vaporize the contents of the bowl.
What’s the best Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer temperature to use? To get the best vapor production, biggest clouds and all that, Vaporizer Shark suggests using a temperature right around 395 degrees Fahrenheit. Not much warmer and not much cooler if you want the best clouds, according to their review.
“Set the temperature to right around 395 degrees Fahrenheit and combine the above tip–finely ground blend loosely packed–for the biggest clouds. This combination results in large, thick clouds of vapor. So if you want fat hits, follow these tips.”
Solo II Vaporizer Comparisons:
As we’ve seen with all of their vape reviews, Vaporizer Shark made a point to include a section in their review dedicated to comparisons between the new Solo and its top rivals. Here’s a brief breakdown of what they found during their analysis and review of these different vapes as they compare to the S2:
Arizer Air – In comparison to the Air, these vaping sharks prefer the Solo 2. But for them, there is reason to get an Air instead. Need a higher level of portability? The Air is the better option of the two due to its more compact design. Really want the ability to remove your drained battery and replace it with one that’s charged? Then again, the Air is the answer. But for all other intents and purposes, they believe that the Solo 2 is the better vape.
Crafty Vaporizer – They call this “a tough comparison to make” in their review, yet in the end, they call it the way they see it: the Crafty is the better vape, “but not by much.”
Mighty Vape – In comparison, the two have their similarities, however, only the Mighty is designed to all types of blends. So if you want to vape liquids, waxes, or other forms of concentrates, then the Mighty is the vape for you. But if you want power just shy of what the Mighty offers and don’t mind giving up extracts for the sake of portability, the Solo II is your more compact solution.
DaVinci IQ – A vape that’s been in the news a lot lately, the new IQ can’t be beat – at least not by the likes of the new Solo vaporizer. That’s the way Vaporizer Shark sees it anyways as they “tend to get a lot more use” out of it (the IQ). Neither of these vapes, as reference, is designed to vaporize non-dry blends so if you have concentrates, you might want to look elsewhere for a solution.
Pax 3 Vaporizer – Ploom, by which we mean Pax Labs as they’re now called, really hit the ball out of the park with the new Pax. This is a very popular vape and not without good reason so seeing this comparison was, to us, nothing short of intriguing. As it turns out, both have their place in this world, at least that’s the way the Shark team sees it. For extracts/concentrates, the Pax 3 is the solution. Why? Easy: because it’s the only one of the two that’s designed to vape concentrates. It has a concentrate lid/insert that transforms it from a compact portable designed for dried blends to a compact portable that does it all. However, when it comes to dried blends, they prefer the Solo II’s powerful heating element and all glass vapor path as it produces a higher quality of vapor when vaping dried blends, or at least that’s the way they see it.
Then, of course, there’s their comparison between the original and the new version, which we discussed the findings of a bit in the beginning of this news report. To summarize their findings here, the Solo 2, perhaps unsurprisingly, is the better of the two. It is essentially an improvement in virtually every regard over the original and as such, is truly deserving of the “2” in its name. To recap, it has improved vapor production, a faster heat-up time, and it’s actually a bit smaller than the old one. It also has temperature controls that make the original’s look like a joke, not to mention a wider range of temperatures to choose from.
Solo II Accessories:
For owners of the original Arizer Solo, there’s at least one big benefit to already owning the original and that’s the fact that virtually all of its accessories work with the new version. So if you have a stem that you like, go ahead and use it with the new version. Bought replacement parts that you haven’t used? There’s a really good chance they’ll work with the new version. So don’t feel like you have to throw anything away because there’s a high likelihood that your old Solo’s parts and accessories will come in handy when you acquire the new version. This all according to Vaporizer Shark.
On the Arizer website, there’s a list of available accessories, however, this isn’t the complete list of accessories available for it – it’s just the list of manufacturer made accessories. The reality is that this vape actually works with a number of third party accessories thanks to the adapter that Arizer makes for it which allows it to be connected to a water pipe such as a bubbler or what have you. And according to Vaporizer Shark’s analysis, it works well in this fashion. To quote their review, “the vapor is super smooth” once you’ve attached your favorite water pipe. Which, just in case you missed it, is a type of product that Vape World now carries for sale on their online vaporizer store.
Of all the accessories available, there are some that stand out to us. There’s the car charger, which is something that a lot of owners are sure to find useful. There’s the belt-clip carry case, which might be practical but as Vaporizer Shark notes in their review, there’s a chance you’ll just end up looking “like a nerd,” which could be a good thing depending on how you see yourself and who, if anyone, you’re trying to impress. There are replacement screens, a stirring tool, and then there’s an accessory that really piques our interest here at Vaporizer Wire: the stem cap pack. These caps let you secure any blend contained within your stems, which allows you to pack a stem up in advance and then place it a cap on it to seal it, storing it safely for later use. We like this idea and find it reminiscent of what Haze Technologies did with their Haze vaporizers, providing a small container as an accessory that’s designed to hold pre-packed bowls for quick use. Think of it as a speed loading system that reduces downtime when it’s time to vape. Then there’s the most intriguing of all the accessories: the adapter. This single piece is perhaps the most important accessory as it turns the Arizer Solo 2 into a water filtered vaporizer.
What do you think, which accessory sounds the coolest to you? Also, let us know what you think about this new vape and whether you agree with Vaporizer Shark’s analysis and review. We look forward to hearing from all of you. From your friends here at Vaporizer Wire, stay vaped friends!
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