The Arizer Go Vaporizer, also known as the ArGo, is the 5th and latest release from Canadian Vaporizer manufacturer Arizer, featuring an all glass vapor path, precise temperature control and removable battery in a compact and portable package. It is quite evident that Arizer’s focus for this vaporizer was portability, a department where their previous releases had lacked. So let’s dive right in and see if the ArGo is the Arizer unit we have all been waiting for!
Also if this is your first vaporizer be sure to check out our Vaporizer Buyers Guide.
Review: Arizer Go (ArGo)
How it Works
To load the Arizer Go, push down the mouthpiece guard to expose the glass aroma tube, pull the glass aroma tube from the heating chamber and load your herbs into the dish at the bottom of the aroma tube. Once the aroma tube is loaded push it back into the heating chamber in the ArGo.
To turn the unit on, press and hold the M and + button. The screen will illuminate and start counting down, continue holding the M and + buttons until the unit beeps and greets you with a smiley face.
Now that the device is on, press the + or – buttons to set your desired temperature. The Arizer Go takes about a minute and a half to reach temperature and it will beep to let you know the device has reached temperature. You can then begin to take draws from the glass mouthpiece.
We are happy to see that Arizer has continued to offer users precise temperature control as it was a welcome addition in the newest iterations of the Solo and Air.
With a full temperature spectrum at your disposal the ArGo is able to satisfy a large swath of vapers.
Just like the rest of the Arizer family, the glass aroma dish of the Arizer Go ensures a pure and flavorful session from first draw to last. In fact, we would say that the Arizer Go tends to preserve the flavor better during the entire session than the Solo 2 or Air 2. However, this tends to come with a caveat, the ArGo also tends to take longer to complete a session. For best results, we suggest drying your herbs in a de-humidor like the Zeus Temple.
On average it took us a full 15-minute session (sometimes longer) to fully finish a bowl in the Arizer Go. While in the Solo 2 and Air 2 it would typically take between 5 to 10 minutes.
Furthermore, we were not able to get any considerable sized clouds from the Arizer Go, certainly not what we experienced from a unit like the Arizer Solo 2. Don’t get us wrong, you will still achieve visible vapor but it’s not a serious cloud producer, which some may favor, but left us a bit underwhelmed.
The Arizer Go appears to be a well-manufactured vaporizer, however only time will tell how well this device will hold up. When the Solo 2 and Air 2 came out, it was pretty easy to throw our weight behind the quality of those units because we had seen how reliable their predecessors are.
With the Arizer Go we are venturing into new territory for Arizer and we can only hope the longevity is what we have experienced with their other devices.
I think our biggest worry with the Arizer Go is the mouthpiece shield which pops into place with a click of a button and snaps down when depressed. Whenever moving parts is introduced into a vaporizer there is a greater chance of issues surrounding that part.
Case in point, the original Pax featured a spring-loaded mouthpiece that would conceal it during travel and that tended to be the part that broke the most, so much so that Pax abandoned that design all together when they released the Pax 2.
The digital display on the Arizer Go is bright, vibrant and in line with what we experienced on the other newer Arizer units.
One thing we should note is that we did notice that the ArGo can get quite hot during operation, almost too hot to touch in certain parts. This seemed to happen the most when we started our session above 200 degrees and sessions for longer than 10 minutes, which is not something we have really experienced with an Arizer unit before.
Another thing to note is that the glass stems for the ArGo are a brand-new stem size and is not compatible with other Arizer products. This means your Air & Solo stems cannot be used on the Arizer Go and vice versa.
The battery in the Arizer Go appears to be the exact same battery that is included with the Arizer Air 2 and from our tests their battery lives are about the same, lasting roughly an hour and twenty minutes to an hour and a half.
One thing to note is that we did find a session generally took longer with the Arizer Go, so while the battery life is the same as the Air 2, you may find you can get through more sessions in the Air 2 because the heater seems to be more efficient.
This is by far the most portable Arizer unit made to date and that is a welcome improvement over previous Arizer models. From a function stand-point the ArGo operates pretty much the same as any other Arizer portable, you place a glass aroma tube into the heating element. The biggest issue when it came to the other Arizer units is that the glass stem just stuck out from the device, leaving itself exposed to be damaged.
With the Arizer Go, the glass aroma tube sits deeper in the unit with just the tip exposed to draw from. That tip can be further protected by the retractable shield, which makes us feel more confident about bringing the Arizer Go out with us when compared to other Arizer portables.
Ease of Use
The Arizer Go is extremely straightforward and easy to use. If you have had any experienced with an Arizer vaporizer, getting started with the Arizer Go should be a breeze.
Cleaning the ArGo is also fairly simple, if you pack the stems correctly and don’t allow any herbs to touch the heating element, you should only have to care for the glass stems themselves.
The stems can easily be cleaned in a cleaner such as the Zeus Purify Cleaning Solution.
Along with being the most portable Arizer units available, we would also say the Arizer Go is the most discreet. The boxy nature of the device will have most on-lookers assuming you are using some sort of mod-style e-cig.
Also, as we touched upon earlier this unit does not produce a ton of visible vapor at one time. This means it will be a bit easier to keep your session low key.
The Arizer Go is definitely the most portable and most discreet Arizer unit to date and will definitely find a home with people who prefer longer sessions that are full of flavor. However, the Solo 2 still remains the most powerful of the Arizer line.
When it comes to visible vapor production we found the ArGo a bit lacking and sessions seemed to take a bit longer to fully finish. We really liked the digital display, removable battery and glass vapor path, but wished for the device to be a bit more powerful.
If you like the idea of more visible vapor and are not married to the idea of the glass mouthpiece we suggest checking out the Utillian 721, which can produce some serious vapor while remaining compact and portable.
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