Vapor Quality: Arizer Solo, Vapir NO2 or DaVinci ?

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With many Canadians enjoying the summer months and maybe even taking some time off work, a portable vaporizer has become one popular gadget to have. The convenience of owning one of these gadgets is clear and simple, great vapour wherever you go. Many connoisseurs however do not want to forgo vapour quality and therefore are deterred to pick up a handheld unit and decide to go for a home vaporiser instead. However, times have changed and handheld vaporizers have become a legitimate alternative to stationary units. Today we will have a look at the DaVinci, Vapir NO2 and Arizer Solo vapourizer and compare them in terms of vapour quality.

Portable Vaporizers Review

Portable Vaporizers

These are the ratings for the performance of each unit. Below we will go into detail on why the ratings are the way they are.

DaVinci Vaporizer
DaVinci Vaporizer Heating Chamber

This unit is one of the smallest and most portable vaporizers on the market. It looks like a small walky-talky and easily fits into any pocket. Don’t let the size fool you though, as this cell phone sized gadget can produce some very nice vapour. At 190 degrees the vapour is visible and the flavour is good. The Da Vinci vapourizer really gets going at temperatures over 205 degrees. At this temperature the vapour is very dense, clearly visible and has a slight punch to it. We were very satisfied with the unit especially in higher temperature ranges. Considering how small and portable this unit is we were very impressed it the vapor quality.

Vapir NO2 Vaporizer

Vapir NO2 Heating Chamber

The NO2 has been a staple in the portable vapourizer world for a while now and many hail its vapour quality. But given its large size one should expect to get some real nice vapour. We found that the unit works very nicely on lower temperatures. We got some good vapour but in comparison to the other two units here, a slight foreign taste was noticeable. This is because of the brass heating element which is not as good as ceramic heaters. This unit is clearly not as good in delivering vapor quality as the other two units.

Arizer Solo Vaporizer

Arizer Solo Heating Chamber

The Arizer Solo has become one of the more trusted portable vaporizers. Especially over the last few months it has gained a lot of popularity. When we tested the unit at 190 degrees Celsius we were very impressed. The vapour was nicely visible and the flavour simply outstanding. Even when we increased temperature to over 205 degrees the vapour stayed cool and smooth. What we were also very impressed with is the flavour. It stayed great even at higher temperatures. One of the secrets is the glass drawing stems. Glass is a great heat insulator but also never passes on any unwanted flavours. In terms of vapour quality, this Canadian unit, is just awesome. I would just love to see a unit with the Da Vinci’s portability and the Solo’s vapour quality. Hopefully one day my wish will be granted. But until then, this vape ranks top on vapor quality.

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7 Comments

  1. You are overlooking the portable vape with the best vapor quality. My Thermovape T1 outshines my Arizer Solo in vapor quality every time! Check it out!

  2. I definitely do not agree with this review, I have an NO2 and love it! Additionally, I have tried my friend’s Arizer Solo and found it to either burn herbs (temp #5) or get just a very light flavor (temp #4). Compare that to the NO2 which gets a dense flavorful vapor every time with the temperature I want…I think having the ability to set my own desired temperature is vastly superior to set temperature settings….just saying. As for the smell you described from the NO2, I have spoken to my friends and crew in person and through twitter and with myself included, none of us had found this to be true….maybe you got a bum unit? Either way, from a fellow vape enthusiast I would recommend the NO2 hands down any day!

  3. I do agree. Tested the NO2 a couple of weeks ago and it did have a plastic aftertase. I also feel that the Solo is the superior unit.

    • You should try the NO2 for at least a day before making that call. The “new” taste / smell goes away quickly. Even the Solo has a “new” taste but its very slight and goes away ultra quick. Most units need a break in period, even my Storz & Bickel Plenty needed one before it started tasting good.

    • This is true, most units have a “new” smell to them that disappears after you heat the unit for 30 minutes. Through testing we found that different people are able to pick up on different tastes. Some people find there is a constant taste that remains with some vaporizers depending on what material the heating chamber is made of. That is also one factor that we base our ratings on. For example, you won’t be able to get the odor out of the Vapir Oxigen Mini. Which is why we don’t carry the unit. The complete chamber is made of a heat resistant plastic, which is absolutely not acceptable for us to carry the product. So there are different factors we take into consideration and depending on those we rate. I hope you found this info useful :)

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