[Disclaimer] We were not paid by Arizer to make this review. Arizer kindly provided the vaporizers for us, however, this did not affect our overall feelings of the vaporizer from a reviewers perspective.
This is Canadian company Arizer Tech’s smallest dry-herb vape yet! Arizer Tech create a variety of different vaporizer products, such as the Extreme Q, Air, Air 2, Solo, Solo 2 (and a few more I can remember the names of). The Arizer ArGo is a portable conduction/convection hybrid vaporizer. So far it’s been a real treat, and I’d like to discuss some of its features that make it one of the best portable dry-herb vaporizers on the market right now. Also, I think it wins the award for cutest vape!
First things I noticed:
- This thing is just so cute and small.
- It fits extremely snuggly in your hand.
What You Get
After a deeper delve into the box that the vape comes here’s what you’ll find.
Included in the Box:
- 1 X ArGo Portable Vaporizer
- 1 X 18650 3.7V 3400mAh Replaceable/Rechargeable Battery
- 2 X ArGo Glass Stems
- 1 X USB Charger/Power Adapter
- 1 X Belt-Clip Carrying Case
- 2 X Silicone Stem Caps
- 1 X Stirring Tool
- 4 X Screens
- 1 X Owners Manual
The carrying case that comes with the vape is very handy and offers you that extra layer of protection while transporting.
Arizer’s vaporizer range has been moving over to simple OLED displays. While not that visually appealing, they are crystal clear and do a great job of displaying the temperature and other parts of the user interface. I’ve not used either the Air 2 or Solo 2, so this was my first time using and Arizer OLED screen. It’s a great experience being able to control the temperate one decimate at a time. There are three buttons, one of which is used to select between modes and the others are used to select between modes settings and temperature. The device even greats you the with a little smiley face and a “Hi!” when you turn it on.
How to use the ArGo
- Load the glass mouthpiece – either by dipping it into your herb and scooping it up. Or you can take a small pinch of herb and drop it pack it in the top.
- Pop it in the top of the vape, pressing down so that the mouthpiece becomes exposed. The mouthpiece really does have a perfect, snug fit.
- Turn the vape on by pressing down both the plus and menu buttons at the same time.
- Set to your desired temperature by using the plus and minus buttons.
- When it’s heated up, the device will beep twice and the LCD screen will stay set at your desired temperature.
You can also turn the display brightness down, change the sound tone volume, set the auto turn-off timer, and swap between Fahrenheit or Celsius.
Vapour Quality and Temperature Settings
The ArGo lets you control the temperature in 1 decimal point increments from 50°c up to 220°c. This means that you can get the most out of your bud. Start the vape at a low temperature and then slowly increase the temperature until you reach 220°c. At lower temperatures (160°c-185°c) you get a lot more flavour from the bud, this is because the terpenes which cause the smell and taste burn at a lower temperature than other compounds within the flower. You also get a higher ratio of the type of cannabinoids that have an effect on your mind and consciousness. (herbonaut). Hit the vape above 200°c and that’s when you start vaporizing the compounds that have an effect on your body. I like to start off low for about 10 or so puffs then kick it on up to around 210°c-220°c for another 10-20 puffs.
Overall the quality of the vapour is unparalleled compared to any other portable dry-herb vaporizer that I have seen out there. You also get a lot more out of your herb with the ArGo. I was able to fill it with 0.02 worth of herb and still get around 20 or so puffs. Although, the quality of your vapour ultimately comes down to the quality of your herb – not the vaporizer.
Quarter Filled: 5-10 Puffs
Half Filled: 8-15
Fully Filled: 10-30 Puffs
Your results may be different to mine as it all depends on the quality of herb you have. Some strains even tend to vape better than others. I tend to find that indica strains give off less vapour that sativa or hybrid strain. However, I may be wrong.
The ArGo is a super strudy little thing. It feels good to hold and the quality of the build materials clearly shines through. There’s also a cool little feature on the ArGo that helps make it even more durable. There’s a small black button on the back that releases the top part of the vape and moves it above the glass mouthpiece, protecting it from damage if dropped. It’s a nice little a feature that gives you peace of mine while the vape is in your bag or while you’re travelling. I’ve dropped it a few times over the past month or so and not once has it become damaged. I’ve also not worried as much at the moment when I do drop it too. Which is a nice bonus I guess! I’ve even dropped it twice from a height of about a meter onto a wooden floor with the glass mouth piece still inside. Both times there wasn’t event a scratch.
As of writing this article, the Arizer ArGo is currently on sale for $202.49 on their site, with an RRP of $269.99. In the UK, you’ll find it on offer for around £170-£200 across a whole range of different websites. It’s a very, very reasonable price considering how durable and efficient this piece of kit is. You literally hardly ever have to clean it, and that’s something not a lot of portable herbal vaporizers out there can say. Here are a few links to places where you can buy the Arizer ArGo.
Arizer’s full vaporizer range offers a good variety of choices to vapers needs. For those who want a more static desktop vape, to those who are after something a little more portable. The ArGo sits right between the spot for those who want something portable, but still enough to offer them enough power while sharing with friends at home our outside. For around the same price you can get some like the CloudV F17, it’s a lot sleeker and lighter, but there’s just something about the build quality and the craftsmanship that makes the ArGo come out on top for me.
When it comes down to it, this is the best vaporizer for dry-herb. Its design isn’t like a conventional ‘pen’ vape which is refreshing, and the LCD screen and interface is easy to use without too much need for a manual.
Things I was pleasantly surprised by:
- How powerful it is for its size
- How long the battery lasts
- You NEVER need to clean it.
It’s only flaw?
It doesn’t hold enough bud! 😉
Big thanks to Arizer for giving us the chance to review the ArGo. It sure is a little beast!
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