- Great vape clouds
- Easy draw
- Aftermarket stems
- Can't use while charging
Design and Portability
The Solo is brilliantly easy to use and clean, with none of the finicky controls or strange construction of other portable vaporizers. Packing your herbs is as simple as removing the glass stem on the top of the Solo, placing them in the receptacle, and then replacing the stem. The Solo turns on with two buttons on the front of the device, and its battery level will display on the LCD meter there. The Solo is capable of a range of seven temperature options from 50C to 210C, all taking less than three minutes to heat up, allowing you to find your own sweet spot. The all-glass airway of the Solo changes the experience in a few ways: the vapor is incredibly smooth and flavorful, and it cools on its way to your mouth. It does, however, require a much harder and longer pull than other vapes you may be used to – around ten or fifteen seconds, with about as much pull as sucking a good milkshake through a small straw.
In terms of portability, at four and a half inches tall and just under two inches around, the Solo isn’t the smallest vape available, but it will travel easily in a large pocket or bag. The glass stem on top might pose a problem for some – while easily removable and not incredibly fragile, glass is glass, and it might be hard to pack safely in some situations. Luckily, replacement tubes are only ten dollars from Arizer’s website.
Battery Life and Charging
The Solo’s lithium ion battery will last around two hours, depending on how high you’ve set the heat, and it will charge fully from a wall socket in four hours. Unfortunately, unless you purchase an AC adapter with the Solo, you’ll be unable to use it while it’s charging. Additionally, you have to be careful to charge the Solo’s battery before it runs fully out. Charging any lithium ion battery from a dead state will reduce their long-term battery life drastically. Spare or replacement batteries cost between fifty and one hundred dollars.
All in all, if you’re looking for a simple, portable vape with vapor quality that’ll blow your mind and you don’t mind paying a little extra, you owe it to yourself to check out the Solo.