Throwback Vapes: The Arizer Air II
We've started a "Throwback Vapes" series to remind people of some older vaporizers that still are able to produce fantastically tasting and substantial vapor clouds, our first entry is the iconic Arizer Air II!
Still going strong the Arizer Air II is a solid addition to your stash box, or if you've forgotten about how great it vapes dry herb a prime candidate for a "dust off" session, and we wanted to remind users why we still love the Air II.
The Arizer Air II is one of the best selling dry herb vaporizers ever, but with so many innovations in the vape world it can be hard to remember the old school models that helped get us to where the industry is today. We're going to look at what still makes the Arizer Air II a great vape and give a brief rundown of how to run and care for the device, let's dive in to this classic dry herb vape!
What Made The Arizer Air II A Success?
After the success of the original Air Vaporizer Arizer brought the heat with the Air II. The Air II utilizes the same recessed heat jets that makes Arizer's Solo II such a beast—this drastic change to the air flow creates vapor that is unprecedented in taste!
The unit uses a mixture of conduction and convection heating, delivering huge clouds with vivid flavor profiles. 18650 batteries power the unit and while they do degrade over time, you still get a solid 75 minutes of vaporizing per charge. The unit features pass-through charging that is so powerful that you can go from dead battery to vaping in about 5 minutes.
An isolated airpath and kit of borosilicate glass aroma tubes maximize flavor, purity, and deliver the "true vaporization" experience Arizer is known for. Compact and convenient, the Air II’s glass tubes feature a rubber cap so you can pre-pack bowls for on-the-go use.
How To Use The Arizer Air II
Once your Arizer Air II arrives, make sure to fully charge the battery to ensure your first vape session is a good one. After your unit is charged you‘ll want to sterilize it, simply hold down the M button and minus arrow button at the same time to turn the unit on. The bright display will show you a countdown that starts at 5, the numbers should begin to count down after that. When the counter reaches zero, the device will beep and will greet you with a “Hi” message and friendly smiley face.
Now that your Air II is unlocked use the up arrow to bring the unit to its highest temperature, which is 428°. The Air II vape will automatically begin to heat, so let it sit and run through a full cycle; after 10 minutes the unit will go into sleep mode. Repeat this process two more times to complete sterilization, this is just to get rid of any of the manufacturing oils that may have gotten inside the unit as a result of putting it together.
Once this process is finished you’re ready to load your dry herb. After you’ve ground your herb to a thin consistency, pack it into the dish of your glass aroma tube. Next, slide your glass tube into the heating chamber and boom, you’re ready to vaporize.
After your herb is loaded you can choose between Celsius and Fahrenheit by clicking the menu button and following the simple settings from there. This vaporizer will automatically begin heating to the last preset temperature when turned on, so you won’t have to jog your brain for what temp brings out the best in your herb.
The Arizer Air II will heat to your chosen temperature in about 90 seconds. Once it’s heated it can accommodate any draw style you feel like using that day. Take a hard pull or slow and steady, the heat unit will react as needed to keep your vapor tasty. The Air II’s wide open airflow should be enough for just about anyone but, if you still want more, packing a little less herb and lifting the stem a touch off the bottom of the oven after you insert it can help open the airflow up a little bit more.
Cleaning The Arizer Air II
Once you’ve used your Air II a few times it would be wise to give it a clean, just to ensure your sessions are getting the full flavor profile they deserve. To make your life easier brush out all of your vaporized herbs from the stem and oven, while it is still warm. This will keep your Air II cleaner for way longer, saving you from deep cleaning sessions and allowing your unit to last longer as whole.
To clean your vape all you’ll need is some isopropyl alcohol and cotton swabs, both of which can be found in the Higher Standards Supreme Clean Kit.
The Arizer Air II oven will start to accumulate a little bit of vaped product over time so it’s best to start there. Dip a cotton swab in the isopropyl alcohol, pinch it do remove any excess liquid, flip your Arizer II upside down to protect the heating element from any liquid, and give the oven a swab. Let it dry and then do a burn-off, like the one you do before your first vape session.
Next, unscrew the black mouthpiece off of the glass stem, and make sure to keep an eye on the gasket that's inside as it can be easy to lose. Scrub the plastic with hot, soapy water, and then leave it to soak for a bit. Leave the mouthpiece out to dry while you work on cleaning the stems.
The easiest part of the Arizer Air II to clean is the stems. All you have to do is soak them in isopropyl alcohol for an hour or two, then rinse them in hot water until they’re clean. If you’re using a screen in the stem pop it out and throw it in the isopropyl alcohol as well. Make sure everything is dry before you reassemble, and you now have a clean Arizer Air II.
Final Thoughts On The Arizer Air II
Let us know if you've experienced or have any tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your device the legendary Arizer Air II in the comments, happy vaping!