Vape feels solid in your hand, but the glass stems are fragile. Both powering on and off is annoying and usually it takes a few times to get the timing right. Even after hundreds of turning it on and off we find this annoying.
Charging is however very easy, just plug in the power cord to the bottom of the vape and come back in a few hours. We took off points because the glass stems require screens for use with ground cannabis, and we highly recommend grinding your marijuana for maximum efficiency and potency. Arizer sells dome screens, but they are very expensive (a rip off), but you can jam a small round screen in the stem opening and make it work, DIY-style. Aluminum heating element delivers great heat, this is not under-powered. Hold the vape upside down when removing the stem and you won’t spill your ABV herb. Strong heating element, nice range of temperatures to suit all herbs and personal tastes. Often we got over 20 hits from a single tightly packed bowl on setting 4 and the finished herb was dark brown but nothing like burnt ash.
Clean the glass stems/straws when they get too yellow/orange. 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. The air flow holes let you suck in ground herb straight into your mouth. Insert a screen into the stem and be worry-free about inhaling bits of cannabis. Glass stems are fragile —many people report breaking them while traveling. 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. straight glass stem bent glass stem battery charger potpourri glass dish aromatherapy sample manual. I’ve found that I can use on setting 4…when it cuts off I can run on setting 5. 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. 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. We highly recommend the Arizer Solo, capable of powerful vapor clouds from a small portable package. Other pocket-sized vapes are smaller and more discreet, but not as powerful, clean tasting or long-lasting battery-wise as the Arizer Solo. If you’re on the fence about portable vs plugin, this is a nice in-between.
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