The ArGo (aka Arizer Go) by Arizer came from a long line of portable vapes which are the Solo 2 and Air 2. It packs most of the great features of the bigger models into a convenient and more pocket-friendly version. Arizer Go is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand and it has an all-glass vapor path to keep the vapor pure. Other notable features are- full digital control which allows users to set the temperature from 122°-428°F and adjust settings, and a removable 18650 battery.
What’s In The Box
The kit comes with the basic things that you need plus some accessories that you’ll find useful:
- Arizer Go Vaporizer
- Wall Charger and Battery
- Silicone Stem Caps
- Filter Screens
- User Manual
- Glass Aroma Tubes – The kit contains two glass aroma tubes that served as a vapor path and the mouthpiece. The spare glass tube can be pre-filled with your herbs so that you can easily swap it out if you want to have a quick session.
- PVC Travel Tube w/ Cap – Since the tubes are made of glass, this keeps the pre-filled glass aroma tube from breaking when you’re traveling. You can easily put the tubes and seal it with the cap.
- Carrying Case – You can use this to store the unit and an extra battery that you can clip to your belt.
- Stainless Steel Stirring Tool – You can use this to empty the oven at the end of the session.
Just like the from the previous Arizer vaporizers, the ArGo has some useful optional accessories:
- Frosted Glass Aroma Tube – This is used to connect your favorite water pipe to your Arizer ArGo.
- Pre-Load & Go Case – This is a sturdy and durable case that includes 5 glass aroma tubes w/ caps, and a stainless steel stirring tool.
- Batteries & External Charger – The ArGo features a removable 18650 battery and having a spare is a must. You also might be needing an external charger if you can’t stand the long charge time.
Design & Features
The Arizer Go is made of durable plastic and measures only 3.5″ tall and 2″ wide. It’s a sleek-looking compact vaporizer that does not feel too cumbersome in your pocket and can be easily concealed with your hands. It has an anodized aluminum mid-section and has a silicon cover at the bottom that allows a firmer grip to the device.
The top part of the ArGo has a pop-up function that encloses the mouthpiece after you press a button on the back of the device. It’s designed to protect the mouthpiece as well as preventing it from getting dirty while the device is in your pocket/bag. In my opinion, this is a well-thought design since it maintains the signature Glass Aroma Tube while making the ArGo highly portable than other Arizer vapes.
Full Digital Session Control
The ArGo has a LED screen that displays some vital information such as the temperature setting, battery life, and other options. You can precisely set the temperature from 122°-428°F in a one-degree increment by using the “+” and “-” button.
Underneath the temperature dial is the menu button that you can use to toggle the shut-off timer, screen brightness, start-up timer, and sound indicator. The ArGo does not need any smartphone app to adjust the temperature and other basic settings which is the case with some advanced small vapes like the Firefly 2+.
Glass Aroma Tube
The ArGo features an Aroma Tube that’s made of highly durable borosilicate glass. This is where the vapor passes through before it hits your lungs. This feature is good since the vapor is isolated from any electronic parts of the vaporizer, and also the glass is neutral material which means the vapor is pure and flavorful.
Unfortunately, the Aroma Tube of the ArGo is shorter than the rest of Arizer’s portable vapes. It does not cool down the vapor as effectively as its bigger siblings, therefore, the vapor could be harsh on higher temp settings or if you’re using it for an extended period.
Decent Battery Life
The Arizer Go features a 3400 mAh removable battery that could last for an hour of continuous vaping. It’s the same 18650 battery that’s found in the Arizer Air 2 and several other high-end vapes. The battery life is pretty decent since you can have 6-9 sessions before having the battery to charge again. However, it will take around 4 hours to fully charge the ArGo when using the micro-USB charger, but if you have an external charger, it will cut the charge time in half.
How To Use
Arizer vaporizers are simple and easy to use and the ArGo is no different. To use it you need to:
- Load the mouthpiece by dipping the end of it into your herb.
- Place the herb-filled end into the ArGo and then press down the top of the device.
- Hold down the plus and menu buttons to power up the device.
- Use the plus and minus buttons to select the desired temperature.
- When the ArGo beep twice, inhale from the mouthpiece.
Cleaning and Maintenance: The ArGo is pretty easy to clean and maintain as the other Arizer vaporizers since the only thing that you need to clean is the glass tube. You can do that by using a q-tip to wipe the inner surface of the mouthpiece. For a stubborn residue, you can dip the q-tip in isopropyl alcohol before you start.
Press the Menu button to navigate through different settings-
- Beep Notification: The beep notification has 3 volume settings and can be turned on and off.
- Power-On Delay: This feature ensures you don’t accidentally turn on the unit and has three settings: 4 seconds, 6 seconds, and 8 seconds. The default is 6 seconds.
- Shut-Off Timer: This feature ensures you don’t forget to turn off the unit and helps to conserve battery life. The shut-off timer can be adjusted between 5-15 minutes. The default is 10 minutes.
- Display Brightness: The ArGo has three brightness settings- low, medium, and high. The default is on medium setting.
Performance & Vapor Quality
The Arizer Go holds up to 0.2g of herbs that take a minute to heat up which is probably longer than I expected. I can inhale the vapor easily which is nice, and the AVB is cashed which means the herbs are vaped efficiently. The first few draws of the ArGo are flavorful and the terps started to fade after 5-7 draws hits.
As I’ve mentioned above, it shares the same issue with smaller vapes: It gets hot after using it for a while. This is pretty forgivable since small vapes have no way to disperse the heat properly. So as long as you don’t vape continuously and vape in the lowest setting available, you will do just fine.
Though the device and vapor itself get warm, it delivers excellent vapor for its size especially if you vape at 370-400°F. Any lower and the flavor wasn’t strong, any higher the vapor will start to get harsh and uncomfortable to inhale. Draw resistance is pretty low too as long as you keep the mouthpiece and screen maintained. If you slack off on cleaning, the draw resistance will keep getting higher, so make sure you clean your ArGo after every session.
The ArGo excels in one thing that the Solo 2 and Air 2 lack: portability. Yes, the vapor might be intense on higher temp settings but it produces similar flavor notes as the bigger models. And if I were to compare it to small vapes such as K-Vape Pro or DaVinci Miqro, the ArGo doesn’t get hot that much and does a better job at dispersing the heat.
So if you prioritize buying a vaporizer that you can bring wherever you go, the ArGo is probably the best vape that I can recommend that’s under $200. But if you prefer performance and vapor quality above anything else, the Crafty+ and Mighty are currently the finest dry herb vapes this 2020.