The Arizer Go "ArGo" - What's New?
Back in the Summer of last year, Canadian manufacturers, Arizer released the impressive Solo II dry herb vaporizer. This vape was widely regarded as one of the best vapes of 2017 and was a marked improvement over the original Solo - it had a vastly improved battery life, quick heat up time, smoother airflow and new digital features. Then came the Arizer Air II, which was marketed as a portable version of the Solo II. The Air II had the same great vapor quality but was smaller and could be more easily transported, although it sacrificed battery life and heat up time for this compactness. So what could the Arizer Go possibly offer as an alternative?
The ArGo Offers Something Different in Design
Well, for starters, the Arizer Go design is completely different to that of the Air II and Solo II. While wider than both of the other Arizer models, it is considerably shorter and is the only vape which can confidently be said to fit in the palm of your hand. This makes the ArGo the perfect choice for customers who value discretion above all and want to have a device that fits easily into a jeans pocket.
The Arizer Go's Retractable Top Protects and Conceals Your Glass Mouthpiece
The device also features a retractable top which is designed to protect the glass stem used with the Arizer Go - this means that this vape really is protected when it's dropped in your pocket. A common complaint with the other models was that the glass stems were prone to breaking and needed replacing quite often. This was quite annoying for me personally as the glass for my Solo II often broke when it found its way to the bottom of my bag.
Also, the protective top acts as a way to conceal the glass mouthpiece, making it very difficult for people to even recognize the ArGo as a vaporizer when not in use. Another thing I like about the design of the Arizer Go is how the glass stem is really embedded within the device, which allows it to be so compact - it's quite satisfying to fill it up with herb and click it in place. This doesn't make it any more difficult to clean the stems than in the other two models, which were famed for being remarkably easy to clean.
Replaceable 18650 Battery Helps Keep the Arizer Go Alive and Running
Another feature which really improves the functionality of the ArGo is the removable 18650 lithium ion battery. This is not new to the Arizer family as the Air II also has replaceable batteries, but the incorporation in the Arizer Go's small design is very clever and makes up for the limited battery life compared with the Solo II. The battery can easily be removed and its housing revealed by depressing the latch on the bottom of the device. The battery also enables the ArGo to be used while charging which is always a nice attribute for any vape to have.
Impressive Heat Up Speed and Temperature Control for a Device of the ArGo's Size
Despite being small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, no bigger than a deck of playing cards, the ArGo still boasts full temperature control allowing you to heat the device to the nearest The ArGo has a temperature range of up to 220°C, which is more than enough for the optimal vaping experience of your herbs - I preferred it at a temperature of around 200°C or just over.
The Arizer Go also heats up relatively quickly, given its size and the fact it uses a glass mouthpiece which always increases the time needed to reach suitable temperatures. It takes around a minute for your dry herbs to reach the required temperature. The ArGo also uses a mixture of both conduction and convection heating, which aids in keeping the vapor cool when it hits the back of your throat.
Conclusion - Arizer Have Produced Possibly the Best Ultra-Portable Vape on the Market
Although the Arizer Go does not possess the super long battery-life of the Solo II and is slower to heat up, it does provide a great alternative due to its compact size and high-quality vapor. The retractable top which protects the glass stem makes the ArGo a much more viable alternative to carry around with you without the risk of breaking, also, the replaceable battery does make up for the shorter battery life than the Solo II to some degree. So yes, Arizer has developed a valuable addition to its range, and one that rivals other ultra-portable devices of the highest quality out there like the PAX 3 and DaVinci IQ. However, for me at least, it seems difficult to determine where the Air II fits in with all this. Of course, some users may still prefer the design of the Air II, but I find it difficult to look past the novel yet useful features of the Arizer Go and its ability to fit more easily and less dangerously in a pocket or bottom of a backpack. Having said that, all the Arizer products are of great quality and I'm sure you won't be disappointed with your purchase, regardless of which device you choose.