Arizer Solo History

It was the Canadian Arizer Solo vaporizer that changed the vape game when it was first introduced in 2011.

As with all electronics it took a few years for Arizer to perfect the technology and get the right combination of hardware that make this vape one of our favorites.

Now in its 6th year of production we have a reliable, dry herb vaping workhorse. 

Design and Size

A lot has already been written about this vaporizer so I’ll give you my perspective from a users AND retailers point of view.

The Solo is based on a pedestal heating chamber design.

A stainless steel crucible for your herb is heated by a ceramic heating element.

Plant matter is placed into the top of the included glass tubes and the tube is then inserted into the crucible.

I’ve been told that in this department size matters.

The Arizer Solo has some girth to it and fits about half of your palm, this gives enough internal space for its lithium power pack that is based on two 18650 batteries.

You’re looking at 11 cm height with a 4.5 cm diameter (4.5 inches by 1.75 inches).

A good charge gives me about a week and a half worth of power before I need to recharge again. (based on 5-10 minutes per session).

You can also vape when the unit is plugged into power.


The unit has 7 preset heat settings.

  • Level 1-50°C / 122°F (15 sec)
  • Level 2-185°C / 365°F (1 min)
  • Level 3-190°C / 374°F (1 min 10)
  • Level 4-195°C / 383°F (1 min 30 sec)
  • Level 5-200°C / 393°F (1 min 50 sec)
  • Level 6-205°C / 401°F (2 min 10 sec)
  • Level 7-210°C / 410°F (2 min 30 sec)

As I wrote in the Arizer Air review, I tend to stick to the lower end of the heat settings working between 2 and 4 depending on moisture level of the herb and mood of the day.

I aim for light but full clouds.

Although occasionally I’ll take a “rasta” hit with level 6 or 7 (for old time’s sake).

*If you forget to turn the unit off, I've done it before for emmm certain reasons, it will turn automatically off after 12 minutes of continuous heating.


Reliability of the unit is fairly uniform, we have a less than 1% warranty claim rate with a slight spike last April, this indicates to me that there could have been a small batch of units with some battery issues.

This has now been addressed as warranty claims have dropped off to nearly nil.