The Arizer Air has been on the market for a while, since November of 2014. Despite being a couple years older, it’s still one of the more popular cannabis vaporizers on the market.
It’s an ultra-compact and lightweight device that utilizes a combination of convection and conduction – although it’s mostly conduction.
What’s in the Box
– Arizer Air (warming unit as they call it)
– charger (plugs into wall, plugs into vape – not a separate battery charger)
– 2 glass stems (one straight, one with plastic mouthpiece tip)
– 2 rubber caps (for stems)
– glass aroma dish
– carrying case with belt holster
– silicon skin
– stainless steel stirring tool / pick
Build Quality & Design
The Arizer Air is a sexy unit. Standing at 122mm tall (4.8″) and weighing 4.12oz, its smooth and seamless aluminum body feels silky and peach-like. A gentle twist of the lower end unscrews the battery cover. It was slightly resistant at first – but a quarter turn and it slips right off. The threads feel buttery smooth, precise and high quality. The battery, flat top unprotected 18650, snugly fills the battery cavity. Everything is very precise and really well engineered. It’s obvious that Arizer puts a lot of care into look and feel of their product – it’s very Apple-like in ways.
The Glass Stems are nice and heavy. The glass is 1.4mm thick. The ‘bowl’ portion is segmented off by a glass screen. The screen has four 1.2mm holes, so you’ll need to use a medium or course grind. The bowl is 11.5mm diameter and about 10mm deep. With a light pack it will hold about .15g. Packing them too full will really restrict the airflow.
Using the Arizer Air
The unit turns on by holding both up and down for 2 seconds. I think technically it’s a 3 button rocker switch, but it’s small (4.9mm x 13mm) and I have fat fingers.
Heat up time is slow Patience is a must here, as the Arizer Air takes 1 minute 42 seconds to heat up to its highest setting, and about 1 minute 25 seconds to heat to its lowest setting. It beeps when you turn it on, but it doesn’t do anything to notify you that it’s ready. 🙁 The lower blue light flashes when its heating, stays solid when the device is at the desire temperature.
It has 6 heat settings, which are indicated by the upper LED.
Level 1 (Blue) – 180°C / 356°F
Level 2 (White) – 190°C / 374°F
Level 3 (Green) – 200°C / 392°F
Level 4 (Orange) – 205°C / 401°F
Level 5 (Red) – 210°C / 410°F
I typically use White or green, or a combination of the two (depending on strain) – For stonier indicas, start with green, finish in red.
The Arizer Air shuts off after 10 minutes. I like this!
The Arizer Air puts out a high quality vapor, better than anything less than $100. At lower temps the vapor is rich and pungent with terpenes. This is a great vape for actually tasting the differences in strains. At higher temps, and at the ends of most sessions, the vapor starts to get a little harsh and hot. It’s not too noticeable if the unit is being passed around, but if you’re flying solo you’re going to feel it.
– made of metal
– glass vapor path & mouthpiece
– small, stealthy, sexy, ergonomic design
– user swappable battery
– no learning curve
– heat up time
– carrying stems sucks
– long charge time
The battery is strong enough to put out about 5 sessions – although the 5th session is a gamble. That’s about 50 minutes of vaping time. The Air takes longer to heat up as the battery dies too. Using the wall charger takes about 2.5 hours to charge the battery. Here’s the cool thing. It’s a user replaceable battery. Buy a good charger and another battery and you never have to deal with the slow charging battery. The Arizer Air can be used while charging, but the plug isn’t very comfortable.
I love that this vape is so easy. It’s easy to pack, easy to clean, and easy to use. There’s no learning curve required – just pack it, heat it up, and blow clouds.
I have issues with its ‘portabiity’ – I’m not a fan of carrying multiple pieces. I’d much rather have everything self-contained. However the included belt holster works great, and it has two side pockets for the stems.
The heat up time is my biggest downer. It takes well over a minute, and there’s no vibe or beep to let me know its ready. I have ADHD – if I set that vape down I’m going to forget about it.
All in all, this is a great vaporizer. It’s perfect for both casual and moderate users. The Air is customizable. You can add wooden stems, silicon sleeves, and water pipe adapters.
Normal price is $259, which is a lot. Puffitup has it for $169 after coupon (promo code: AIR), and I look forward to seeing what Arizer comes out with next.
Arizer Air FAQ
How big is the chamber?
The chamber, or bowl on the Arizer Air is 992mm3
How much does the Arizer Air weigh?
With an empty stem and battery, the Arizer Air weighs 4.52oz.