The Arizer Solo 2 is an uber popular portable vaporizer from the Canadian manufacturer Arizer. From 2017 – 2020 the only other portable herb vaporizer which outsold the SOLO 2 was the Mighty Vaporizer by Storz & Bickel. Successor to the simple yet effective Arizer Solo, the newer SOLO 2 boasts functional highlights like an LED display, temperature control, and an all glass vapor path. So let’s dive in for this updated review of the Arizer SOLO 2 and see how it stands up today.
A Smarter SOLO
The User Interface (UI) on the Solo 2 is most likely the greatest change in the Arizer Solo versions. The 7 temperature lights corresponding to the 7 temperature settings in the predecessor have been replaced with a brilliant LED display.
You will see navigation buttons below the LED display with the inside button set apart with the “M” as the menu. Here you can get into plenty of customizations to suit your vapor experience. Above and below the menu, you will discover the up and down arrow buttons which enable you to control the temperature and change other settings in the menu.
To turn it on, press and hold the menu and the up button together. The screen will light up and a clock will begin tallying down. Note that the default clock is 6 seconds, and when the counter achieves 0, the vaporizer will beep and turn on. The display will welcome you with a cordial “Hello there” and a smiley face.
The next screen you will see is for temperature selection. Here, you will see the current temperature up front in the large content and your set temperature in little content beneath the set temperature.
To modify the temperature, just press the up or down button till you reach the desired range and the Solo 2 will naturally start heating.
Loading the Arizer SOLO 2
Loading the Arizer Solo 2 is practically the same as the other portable Arizer Vaporizers. In case you haven’t utilized any Arizer model in the past, take the glass aroma tube, fill the base of the dish with your choice of ground herbs and embed it into the heating chamber. You are all set to vape !
Arizer SOLO 2 Settings - Basic Yet Functional
As specified, the Solo 2 enables you to modify different settings through the main menu. You can flip through the accessible settings by pressing the middle “Menu” button.
The menu in this latest version is perfect, simple to explore, and control. To be completely forthright, it is an extremely pleasant upgrade from the original SOLO. However in 2022 when lots of other vaporizers have smart phone app integration or programmable settings, the SOLO 2 controls are not anything special. Then again our recentl review the G Pen Elite 2 Vaporizer pointed out these session timer, Fahrenheit or Celsius, sounds on or off controls are all you really need. This is an herb vaporizer, not a Tesla and the Arizer SOLO 2 does a magical job of doing what it is supposed to do – vaporize your herb.
Arizer SOLO 2 Temperature Controls
The Arizer Solo 2 brings precise temperature control to the 2nd Arizer SOLO series, which is something that was missing from the original. Through the LED display, the Solo 2 can be set to any temperature between 122°F and 428°F. Again in 2022 this is all you need. You can set any temperature on the SOLO 2 with ease. No apps, no programming, no frills.
It’s good to use an increment of 10 degrees in SOLO 2 temperature, which will give off a thicker vapor as you go along.
Another change to the Solo 2 model is the heating time. Trials reveal the Arizer Solo 2 reaches its ideal temperature within 30-40 seconds. While this is now the standard for most portable herb vapes it’s nice to know that an oldie but goodie does not have you sitting tight for your vaporizer to heat. You can experience delicious, top-notch vapor in less than half of a minute!
Arizer Vapor Quality
This one’s is truly on top of the list. Perhaps we should have lead with it. Arizer has dependably been known for units that deliver unadulterated, quality texture and flavor vapor particularly with their all glass stems. The vapor quality on Arizer Vaporizers is pretty near similar. You cannot discern between the original SOLO and the SOLO 2. They both provide great vapor but the SOLO 2 just does it with greater ease thanks to improved controls. Which many would argue do make it better vapor.
Precise temperature controls could be seen as a factor in giving the SOLO 2 vapor quality the edge. Where the SOLO 2 really wins is the vapor quality relative to the price. When the SOLO 2 was released at $239 it was seen as a bargain. Today you can buy the Arizer SOLO 2 for only $164.99.
Lower temperatures provide amazing flavor all through the session while delivering pleasant, thin vapor. On the other hand, higher temperatures give an incredible flavor to begin, but the flavor may decrease more rapidly making way for larger clouds. Anyway, a few herbs still feel pleasant even at the highest temperature range, with a more cooked flavor.
The SOLO 2 is one of the best portable herb vaporizers for vapor quality is what we are getting at.
Better by Design
The first Solo was a brute of a vaporizer, and it’s still popular and works well without issue, even after all these years. There are many people out there who are still using their original SOLO. Arizer has gained a reputation for manufacturing quality vaporizers and the custom seems to proceed with the Solo 2, too. No pun intended.
The basic fundamentals which made the SOLO so popular and brought Arizer to the front of the vaporizer game are what continue with the Arizer SOLO 2 – durable alloy base, stainless steel chamber and an all glass vapor path. No need to reinvent the wheel.
It may not look the most pleasant when contrasted with a unit like the Firefly 2, or PAX 3 however, it is definitely strong and does its job strikingly well.
Arizer SOLO 2 Battery Life
Another significant change to the Arizer Solo 2 is the battery life. The first Solo gave clients around 90 minutes of vaping time contingent upon the heat settings. With the Arizer Solo battery upgrade in the upgraded SOLO 2 , depending on your heating settings, you can get just up to 3 hours of battery life, which is straight double to that of the predecessor.
Another good thing is you can use the new Arizer Solo 2 while charging! We are extremely glad to see such a major improvement in its battery life. The Arizer SOLO 2 is one of the vaporizers you do not see complaints about not having removable batteries. This is truly odd given a superior vaporizer like the Mighty+ ; feedback by in large continues to request removable batteries. With an insane long battery life and pass through charging the SOLO 2 will never leave you stranded when you need it most.
The SOLO 2 is pretty much an at home or out back portable vaporizer. The SOLO 2 is more convenient than the first one, however, only slightly. The body of the unit is sleek and fits in a pocket effortlessly. Yet it is going to create a visible lump, which may make a few people think, “Is it a vape in your pocket!” It is bulky, heavy (relative to say the G Pen Dash) and with glass tubes sticking out the top, rather fragile.
There is still no option to store your glass aroma tubes for transport, which implies you have to bear additional pieces when you need to utilize your Solo 2. However, the new Arizer includes a belt-cut conveying case, which reminds of the old phone carrying pouch. You will look like a hip dad of the 80’s rocking your SOLO 2 on you belt. This is by no means a portable vaporizer, but it can be transported with ease.
The Arizer SOLO 2 - Still A Winner After All These Years
The Solo 2 is less demanding and more intuitive to use than original Solo and Arizer Air. This is a direct result of the advanced display, well-defined menu, and precise temperature control.
It removes all the mystery from discovering which temperature setting works for you and with the settings discussed in the begging of our Arizer SOLO 2 review, you can dial in what works best for your sessions within reason all on the device itself.
To conclude, much the same as the first Solo, the Arizer Solo 2 is simple to clean and maintain, but flaunts many more advanced features. If you want quality smooth vapor and flavor and prefer better quality vapor over looks, then this portable vaporizer is perfect for you.
Sadly the SOLO 2 still is the best it has got for Arizer. They have failed to produce anything better after all these years even with the likes of the Arizer XQ2 and the overpriced AirMAX . Their “better by design” slogan while true, limits them on how well they can design a vaporizer if using the standard Arizer stainless steel chamber and glass vapor path. Buying the Arizer SOLO 2 you will be getting the best Arizer has to offer and one of the best portable herb vaporizers that exist in 2022.