If you’ve already read our previous post: Top 5 Mid-Size Dry Herb Vapes to Use with Marijuana Flower then you know that the Arizer Solo 2 is a mid-sized dry herd vape that has consistently garnered rave reviews online. While it is not exactly top-of-the-line, it has certainly carved its own niche so perfectly that it has gotten better review scores over more expensive vapes in its class.
A vape this popular is sure to have a number of replacement parts and accessories, but if you’re still unfamiliar with the Arizer Solo II, let’s take a quick look at what makes it so well-received.
Arizer Solo 2 Specs
- Year introduced: 2012
- Size: 4.5 x 1.7 x 1 in
- Weight: 7.4 oz/210 g
- Battery capacity and usage: 3500 mAh, 3 hours of continuous use.
- Heating technology: Hybrid, mostly conduction
- Temperature range: 50 up to 220 degrees Celsius (122 to 428 degrees Fahrenheit
- Price: $164.99 (used to be $269.99)
The good: The Arizer Solo II has a nice digital control panel that lets you know the exact temperature and battery life. Heat up time is around 20 to 30 seconds.Good battery life with charge that lasts a bit longer than advertised, it can do 12 up to 36 sessions depending on your settings. It also comes with a solid warranty guarantee: 2 year warranty on workmanship and defects, lifetime warranty on the heating element.
The bad: The Arizer Solo II is not exactly a pocket vape, it’s not as sleek as its peers. Despite its size, it has a bowl capacity that’s a bit on the smaller side: 0.15 grams. It’s also a hassle to remove the battery, you have to unscrew it which means you can’t do a quick swap.
All in all, the Arizer Solo II is a great buy if you’re looking for a sturdy, decently priced all rounder. It’s not a top of the line vape but what it can do, it does pretty well. Owners also praise the company for its good customer service which says a lot about the product. Even though it came out almost a decade ago, it is still a good choice especially now that it is a hundred less from its original price.
Arizer Solo II Parts and Accessories
Once you use the Arizer Solo 2 out of the box, it’s hard to imagine what else you can add or replace on it to make it better. It’s already a complete package, and although it has a number of accessories on the Arizer website and on Amazon, most are just replacement parts or extras that you won’t necessarily need. Here is a more or less complete list of accessories for the Arizer Solo II:
Chargers – these are a variety of chargers with the following specs: 12V, 1000mA, 1.7mm. There are original chargers from Arizer but other customers say that any other charger will work as long as the specs are the same.
Aroma tubes and mouthpieces – This is what separates the Solo II from most other vapes, it uses a glass “aroma” tube that serves as the mouthpiece and also the chamber for your weed. Although the Solo can also use metal screens, the aroma tube itself has a screen so that the flavor of your vapor won’t be affected. The difference in the shapes, length and tips of these aroma tubes impact both the amount of vapor and draw resistance.
- Glass aroma tube – $9.99
- Curved glass aroma tube – $7.99
- Tipped glass aroma tube – $16.80
- Bubbler mouthpiece – $14.39
- Ed’s TNT Wood Stem – $34.89
- Replacement mouthpiece tip – $2.69
- Frosted glass aroma tube/water pipe adapter – $14.99
- Aroma dish – $7.99
Caps – These are silicone caps that seal your aroma tubes to protect the tips and prevent contents from spilling out.
- Aroma tube silicone caps – $4.49
Filters – Although aroma tubes are already made with filters, some customers prefer to use screens just to be sure.
- Stainless steel filter screens – $2.50
Tools – The stirring tool can be used to sift the weed in the aroma tube and also to clean it.
- Stirring tool for glass aroma tubes – $3.14
Cases – The Solo II isn’t exactly pocket-sized, you may find it better to carry it and a few accessories in its own case.
- Softshell case – $16.19
- Belt-clip carry case – $7.19
As you can see, most of the accessories and replacement parts for the Arizer Solo II are readily available on Amazon and other places online. This says a lot about the longevity of the Solo 2, so if you are considering getting this dry herb vape, go ahead and pull the trigger as it will give you good value for money especially after the price drop. As far as its accessories go, they are nice to have if you can spend a little extra but the Solo II is not by any means incomplete without them.