I have been using the Tera for a while now, but decided to switch it up and try Arizer’s new vaporizer, the ArGo short for “Arizer Go.” At first look, I see the ArGo is considerably smaller than its predecessors, the Air II and Solo II. Once again, Arizer’s signature move of including glass in their products is seen in the ArGo. Staying true to their brand (and showing ingenuity), Arizer made the dry herb chamber and the mouthpiece one whole glass piece, taking the “burned my lips cuz of scalding hot mouthpiece” problem right out of the picture. After using it for weeks, I was impressed by this box looking vaporizer.
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What’s in the box?
- ArGo Portable Micro-Heater
- Lithium-ion 18650 3200 mAh battery
- USB Charger / Power Adapter
- 2 Glass Aroma Tubes
- Belt-Clip Carry Case
- 2 Silicone Stem Caps
- Stainless Steel Stirring Tool
- 4 Stainless Steel Filter Screens
Quick “how to use:”
- Turn on the Argo by pressing and holding down the plus (+) and menu (M) buttons simultaneously.
- A timer counting down will appear on the screen followed by a greeting and beeping when the device turns on.
- Slide off the Glass Aroma Tube and insert the dry herb in the bottom part.
- You can fill the chamber
- Slide the Glass Aroma Tube back on.
- It may take more force than normal to completely slide on
- Press the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to set the desired temperature in one-degree increments.
- You can hold the button down adjust the temperature by 10-degree increments
- Once the unit reaches the desired temperature, you can start inhaling through the Glass Aroma Tube.
- Turn the vaporizer off by pressing and holding down the plus and menu buttons simultaneously.
Build, Portability, & Facility of Use
Below, you can find Dimensions for the ArGo:
- Height: 3.7in / 9.4 cm
- Width: 2 in / 5 cm
- Depth: 1 in / 2.5 cm
- Weight: 3.4oz / 96 g
I think Arizer took a chance with the ArGo, and it paid off. This unit is light weight and designed perfectly to prevent any damage made to the glass Aroma Tube. It has a button in the back that when pressed it extends the top portion of the vaporizer to fully cover the glass mouthpiece. I’m sort of a butter finger so this puts me at ease, if the dry herb did not already. The charging port is on the side and you can use the vaporizer while charging (cool feature but I still recommend to try to avoid it). I got an extra battery (they’re cheap) and a portable charger, this way I always have one ready to use.
The ArGo has an LED display in the front. Pretty simple, it shows battery life and temperature. It has 3 buttons under the display: plus (+), minus (-) and menu (M). Pressing the menu button scrolls through the unit’s settings: temperature setting, audio, power-on delay, automatic shut-off timer, Celsius or Fahrenheit (for temperature setting), and display brightness. Pressing the plus and minus buttons will adjust the setting you’re on.
The kit does bring a user manual and I highly recommend going over it. It may be tricky at first, but once you get to know how it works, it’s easy peasy. It’s like second nature for me (breathing still takes 1st).
Temperature/Oven Specs & Vapor Quality
- Oven Capacity: up to 0.3 grams
- Temp Range: 122 – 428 °F / 50 – 220 °C
The ArGo’s mouthpiece is one of its best assets. Apart that it’s made of glass, the chamber size and precision temperature oven make my dry herb last longer than usual. Being a relatively small (0.3 gs max, I recommend half, 0.15 gs) chamber, it proved to conserve dry herb.
I started a fresh new session at 360 °F and worked my up to 420/428 °F by increasing in 10 or 15 °F increments. This unit gave me a consistent amount of vapor each session. Not too high, not too low, just the perfect amount to give me a good head high and still be able to work and be productive. (Even though it took me a while to write this review) It produced visible vapor (major point for me) at every temperature I set the unit on. This means it’s a good heating element design. So, let’s recap: heating, mouthpiece, dummy-proof…Arizer has engineered something perfect for me.
Battery Specs & Accessories
- Battery size: 18650
- Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
- Charging time (0 – 100%): ~ 3.5 hours
Keeping up with the vape game, the ArGo is powered by an interchangeable 18650 battery. A full battery will last 1.5 hours of use. It does take some time to charge but again, I don’t mid the wait. If you’re worried about the wait, I recommend to get an additional battery and a charger.
Arizer is great with accessories. Extra glass, screens, tool, they provide you will all. I do make sure to clean the glass I’m using at least once a week. After using the ArGo for some time, the mouthpiece accumulates small herb clutter. I simply submerge the mouthpiece under isopropyl alcohol and let it sit for a while. Then rinse and wipe down. (You have extra glass mouthpieces so you wont have to wait to use the ArGo when you clean)
Price, Warranty & Where to buy the ArGo?
The Arizer ArGo is going to $202.99 is it can be considered on the higher end model price range. While it is competing against the Boundless Tera, the ArGo can ArGuably stand its ground. The glass concept is still something I personally like, and their mouthpiece design just blew me away. You can get the ArGo at Vaporizer Chief.
With Arizer you will have lifetime warranty on the heating element and 2 year warranty that covers any materials or workmanship defect. (This does NOT include battery and glass. Again read manual). You will also have a 30 day warranty directly with Vaporizer Chief. Anything happens and you can contact them to help you out.
I applaud Arizer for this innovative ArGo. While I tried to like to Air and Solo, I just could not get past how they looked (glass tube sticking out of a metal cylinder). The ArGo design put my mind at ease when using it in public (open) spaces. “Smooth” is what I would use to describe the ArGo. It is a great addition to my collection that I’ll definitely be using more often.