Stronger than many plug-ins, this powerful portable offers great temperature range controls and long battery life. But it’s too big to be pocket-sized or discreet.
Arizer Solo has great temperature controls and a well-made heating element. Strong heat delivers strong vapor clouds making the Solo much closer to a plug-in vaporizer in terms of power. Drawing air from the glass stem tastes clean, airflow requires some mouth effort, but still fairly easy to draw slow, consistent and large hits. Its wide range of adjustable temperatures are well-suited for a variety of herb strains, from moist to dry and delicate, you can dial down the temperature fast and easy with separate plus and minus buttons.
The battery is noteworthy for a portable, lasting about 90 minutes of use on medium temperature in our tests; charge to 100% in under 4 hours. Solo warms-up and is ready to use in under 2 minutes depending on the temp setting.
Available in black or silver, our unit held up very well over the course of hundreds of uses.
- Made in Canada
- Battery: lasts 1-2 hours use; 4 hours to full charge
- Seven temperature settings for a variety of herb strains (122-410°F / 50-210°C)
- Auto-shutoff after 12 minutes
- 2-year warranty
- Specs: 4½ (plus glass stem) x 1.75 inches • 8.3 ounces
Step 1: Prep
Step 2: Turn on
Many Indica strains we tried were a good dry consistency on heat setting 3 or 4. Temperatures above 4 tasted dark and toasted, but a setting of 3 or 4 seemed to be a nice medium heat. Sativa users might try a slightly higher temperature, or if your herb is slightly moist this helps dry it as well.
Here are the official temperature ranges for the Arizer Solo (and their warm-up times):
- Setting 1 50°C/122°F (15 sec)
- Setting 2 185°C/365°F (1 min)
- Setting 3 190°C/374°F (1 min 10)
- Setting 4 195°C/383°F (1 min 30 sec)
- Setting 5 200°C/393°F (1 min 50 sec)
- Setting 6 205°C/401°F (2 min 10 sec)
- Setting 7 210°C/410°F (2 min 30 sec)
Step 3: Attach
Step 4: Enjoy
The air flow holes let you suck in ground herb straight into your mouth. Yuck!
Insert a screen into the stem and be worry-free about inhaling bits of cannabis.
1. Glass stems are fragile—many people report breaking them while traveling.
2. Stems require screens—not included.
3. It isn’t very discreet—too large to carry in your pocket or use openly in public. Some folks use a cup and pretend to drink from the Solo straw which is hidden inside your cup! Try the Pax or Magic Flight Launch Box for stealthy options that are more pocket-sized and easier to conceal.
A minor aside, but it would be nice if you could use the Solo and charge it at the same time, you can’t. A $50+ power cord let’s you use it while plugged in, but then you have to switch cords to charge vs use plugged in.
What’s in the Box?
- straight glass stem
- bent glass stem
- battery charger
- potpourri glass dish
- aromatherapy sample
Quote from Around the Web
“I’ve had my Solo for around 2-3 weeks. I’ve grown to like it more and more everyday. I’ve found that I can use on setting 4…when it cuts off I can run on setting 5. When it cuts off, I can then run on setting 7! I can run the same stem for 3 freaking times!! I get effective vape from each stem. .10grams can give at least 2 sessions, often 3! I usually add a bit of abv to fill it out completely. I generally stir a bit because I use moist, small, nugged material. Stirring allows me to break it down further after each sesh. I’ve also found that metal screens keeps pieces out of my mouth and stem. I trim and dome them, then use it convex style. I love it!— Curiousone, fuckcombustion.com forum member
My use has dropped dramatically…and I’ve truly f’ed combustion from the day I got it. Seriously, I turned down a blunt offered by my smoking partner. That just doesn’t happen, lol.”