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Accessories December, 20 2012

Arizer Solo Vaporizer

Vaporizers are all the rage right now, and for good reason. They’re healthy, pleasantly portable and inherently inconspicuous; but the real trick is finding the right quality for the right price. The Arizer Solo Vaporizer hits your wallet a bit hard – but it matches that impact with high flying in the performance department.

The solidly built cylindrical vaporizer is a tad hefty compared to true “portable” devices and a bit less sleek than the beautifully designed PAX by Ploom, for example. But this bit of clunkiness comes with a truly well-crafted build. The Arizer’s ceramic heater has a lifetime warranty, unless you lose it (or a friend “borrows” it) you won’t have to worry about replacement.
The sleek silver body comes with two different glass mouthpiece pipes (straight and whip), each of which holds your tobacco or other organic product within a small sieve at its bottom. Prepping is easy: just fill the pipe, select a heat setting, and insert the pipe (upside down) into the body. While we’re discussing pros, let’s not forget one of the Arizer’s biggest: extreme control over temperature settings, on a 1-7 scale. What’s more, the thing holds a charge. Though you can’t use it while it charges, once it’s fully juiced, the Arizer lasts for 4 hours of use.

And taste? One of the best around.

Now, to a few concerns. First, there’s price. The Arizer Solo retails for around $230. Like most things, paying for quality is worth it; still, it’ll cut into your bank roll. Then, there’s the learning curve – there’s more than just a few buttons, and paired with the necessity of inserting the glass inhaling pipe upside down, this makes for a bit of a nerve-wracking first use experience.

But once you get the hang of it – and it’s not hard, by any stretch – the Arizer Solo is a great vaporizer. If you don’t need utter portability, and you’re ready to spend more dough than on a Magic Flight Box, the Arizer Solo should be on your list.

Highsnobiety