The vaporizer world has a lot to offer. There are a great many manufacturers out there and their individual visions give way to a diverse selection of vaporizers that are as unique as the people who dream them up. In this this showdown, the two units going heat to heat are very different, but aim to do the same thing – provide an amazing vaporizing experience. To see which one comes the closest to that dream, we’ll compare them to see which one better accomplished that dream! Let’s get into the Air vs Haze battle to see who does the best!
Arizer Air vs Haze
The Haze offers a few things to keep the experience pretty dynamic in the vapor quality department like the convection baskets, the conduction baskets, the all-purpose cans and the glass or stainless steel mouth piece. In the end, these don’t end up changing the experience all that much. The patented heat exchange does cool the vapor quite a bit on its way to your mouth, but it still can’t quite beat the Air.
The Arizer Air brings great vapor quality to the table thanks to the efficiency of its stainless steel heating chamber, the managed air flow and the glass stem that makes for pure flavor and a cooling of the vapor on its way to your mouth. It’s like the Solo in a smaller package, and that means it’s going to be hard to out-do this unit when it comes to vapor quality.
The Haze is pretty solidly built. The selection of materials is actually pretty good, and it makes the unit feel pretty sturdy. The real issue is in the finer details and the machining. The battery door doesn’t close properly on the first try with ease and the switch at the top of the unit doesn’t feel the most secure when pushed forward or backward. These aren’t the biggest deals, but it does end up being a problem when it’s compared to a unit like the Air.
The Air has managed to integrate the strengths of the Solo into its design with well machined parts, durable construction and an overall very polished look and feel when all is said and done. This unit uses plastic for the shell while managing to stay durable, not compromising it’s high quality feel and still making the unit lighter. Every part of this unit feels like it was tended to by diligent eyes and hands and it makes the unit feel more polished than the Haze.
The Haze has decent temperature flexibility with its 4 settings. These settings range from 120 Celsius to 210 Celsius, which isn’t a bad range.
The Air has 5 temperature settings, which make for a slightly more dynamic experience than the Haze. The range from 180 Celsius to 210 Celsius, which isn’t as big a range, but this unit can reach its max temperature in about 2 minutes. It may be close, but in the end, the Air still takes this category!
The Haze does everything it can to improve its portability what with its 2 bowls, removable battery and portability-friendly design, but the unit is still sort of boxy and a bit big. Normally it wouldn’t be worth talking about as there are many portables that are much later and less friendly in this category, but we’re still putting this unit against the Air, and that puts this unit at a disadvantage.
Arizer made sure to develop a unit that had the strengths of the Solo while correcting some of the issues that exist with the Solo, and portability is one of those issues they managed to take care of. Using not only a smaller design and lighter materials, but also a carrying holster that holds the unit and the glass stems, they’ve made this unit surprisingly easy to carry around with you when you want to enjoy a session on the go.
This is one area where the choices made by both manufacturers managed to put them on an even tier. The Haze is shaped like a flask which makes this unit look like you’re enjoying a quick drink on the go – something that wouldn’t look out of place at a party or at many special event of some sort. The Air is small enough to allow for pretty stealthy sessions while out and about as well, and this makes for a pretty even playing field in this category. In the end, these units are tied in discreetness!
Ease of Use
The Haze is surprisingly easy to use due to the fact that turning it on is as easy as a flick of a switch and you can change the temperature with the press of a button. This is really convenient, but not exactly where the unit shines. It’s real appeal is in the ability to load 2 bowls at the same time and then use them interchangeably. This is a feature unique to the Haze that makes it such a strong contender in this category.
The Air is really easy to use as all the interaction with the unit can be done from one place, but there is one place where the unit provides enough trouble to keep it from taking the win in this category. Loading and unloading the unit has to be done by turning the unit upside down and pulling the stem out. This isn’t the biggest deal, but seeing as the Haze can be reloaded by opening a simple door and dumping the contents of the baskets or just swapping the oil cans, the Air’s loading ends up becoming a bit of a problem and helps to assure the Haze’s win in this category.
This year seems to be the year of the 18650 battery. It’s being used in a great many units and different ways, but in the end, it’s the same battery. The both the Haze and the Air use an 18650 to power the unit and they both offer the option to swap the battery out and pop in a fresh battery to keep the session going. Because of this, they end up with yet another tie as both batteries offer the same length of time for a session.
It’s been a pretty good battle today, and both competitors put up some good numbers, but in the end the Air takes the victory for today. Arizer has learned much from their experience with the Solo, and that experience translated into a better unit that managed to come out on top of the innovative Haze. Better luck next time, Haze!