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Review: Arizer ArGo portable vaporizer

Arizer has a real winner on their hands with the portable ArGo.

arizer argo vaporizer
Image: Josiah Motley/KnowTechie
The Good
Compact
Quick heating
Easy to use
Replaceable li-ion battery
The Bad
Glass stem somewhat problematic
8.5
Overall

Dry herb vaporizers are very hit-or-miss for me, with miss generally being the consensus. Consistency issues with the heating mechanism being one main issue and often times they feel overly complicated and become more trouble than they are actually worth. The Arizer ArGo suffers from none of the aforementioned issues.

Both form and function are top-notch on this unit and with the price point ($210-250), it is right on point with what one would expect to pay for a vaporizer of this caliber. Let’s dive in.

The vaporizer has a wide temperature range, allowing users to adjust the unit anywhere from 112°F to 428°F. I was continually impressed during testing with the ArGo’s ability to rise to the correct temperature in almost no time. The unit does get a bit warm, with temps over 250°F being noticeably warm to the touch while smoking. It’s definitely not a deal breaker, but some people might be a bit concerned the first time they smoke if they aren’t ready for it.

arizer argo vaporizer with case

Image: Josiah Motley/KnowTechie

The ArGo is the perfect size. Personally, I don’t need the “portable” part as I’m not going anywhere with this, but for those that live in states where the Devil’s lettuce is legal, or you’re not afraid of getting busted, the size is optimal. It will fit in your palm, pocket, or purse easily with the glass stem fitting flush with the unit when the top panel is extended, completely squashing any fears of breaking the stem during transport.

While on the subject of the stem, Arizer has perfected the sizing when inserting the tube. It obviously has to be tight, so that smoke and flower doesn’t escape, but many similar units are uncomfortably snug, to the point that you worry of breaking the stem, the ArGo does not suffer from that.

Once that top panel is pushed down, you get about half an inch of mouthpiece visible for smoking. For me, I wish there had been a bit more tube sticking out when using the unit, but it definitely fits with the portable theme and it doesn’t take anything away from the vape. The only issue I had with the ArGo is that the holes used in the stem that allows for vapor to pull through are a bit large, and you’ll probably find yourself pulling flower off your tongue with many of your hits.

arizer argo flush

Image: Josiah Motley/KnowTechie

Another nice feature of the unit is the use of a replaceable 18650 lithium-ion battery. Personally, I dislike products in general that don’t allow for the replacement of batteries, as over time they are prone to lose the amount of charge it can store and generally will start discharging quicker, as well, so discovering that this unit featured a replaceable battery was very welcome.

The Arizer ArGo portable vaporizer is a solid offering in the world of vapes. Compact size, quick heating, and ease-of-use all make it great for first-time vape users and seasoned veterans alike.

A review unit was provided for the purpose of this review. 

The Good
Compact
Quick heating
Easy to use
Replaceable li-ion battery
The Bad
Glass stem somewhat problematic
8.5
Overall
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