24 March 2014 0 Comments

Solo Portable Vaporizer by Arizer

Solo Portable Vaporizer by ArizerThe Solo Portable vaporizer is manufactured by Arizer, who also makes the Extreme – Q and the V-Tower Vaporizers. Unlike Arizer’s other models, the Solo is highly portable.  Powered by an internal rechargeable lithium battery, the Solo Portable vaporizer is very simple to use and requires very little in the way of parts and maintenance.

The Solo’s aluminium means that it is extremely durable. The heating element is made of ceramic and is precisely calibrated to the Solo’s stainless steel heating chamber resulting in one of the most consistent heating mechanisms of any vaporizer.

The Solo Portable vaporizer has 7 temperature levels that will heat the vaporizer up to a maximum of 410 degrees Fahrenheit. The Solo heats up quickly.  All our tests have clocked heat up times between 1 minutes and 30 seconds and 2 minutes.

The Solo vaporizer also has an automatic shutoff timer which turns the unit off automatically after running for 12 minutes.

The best part about the Solo portable vaporizer is it’s size.  It is very small and easily fits in normal-sized pockets.  An included glass drawing stem makes this vaporizer very convenient to use.


If you are looking for a Portable Vaporizer and your priority is vapor and manufacturing quality, the Arizer Solo Portable vaporizer is definitely worth serious consideration as it could well be the unit which you are looking for. The Solo’s portability, convenience, and pristine vapor are all convincing features.

24 February 2014 0 Comments

Plenty Vaporizer by Storz & Bickel

Plenty VaporizerPlenty Vaporizer by – Storz & Bickel

Storz & Bickel, the manufacturers of the top-rated Volcano Classic and Digit, have begun producing a portable model:  the Plenty Vaporizer.

The Plenty vape measures 6.1 inches long by 2 inches wide by 8.86 inches high″ and weighs 1.5 pounds. While the Plenty is a portable vaporizer, it still relies on being plugged into a wall outlet for power.  This approach has its pros and cons.  The Plenty Vaporizer is easily transported anywhere; however, it cannot be used without access to an outlet.  On the other hand, power and temperature regulation are not constrained by the limits of a battery.  Bi-metallic regulators allow for independent temperature control and automatic shut-off, ensuring that the device operates safely by preventing the unit from overheating.

To use the Plenty Vaporizer, grab the base of the cooling coil and twist counter-clockwise to reveal the filling chamber. When loading your blend into the heating chamber, ensure you are utilizing a liquid pad for smaller quantities of dry aromatic plant material and obviously liquids essential oils as well. To use the liquid pad with a pinch of dry plant material, insert the plant material and simply rest the pad on top it. For more information on vaporizing liquids and oils, consult the “Liquid Pads” section in the manual.

Replace the chamber’s lid to complete the process of loading the Plenty. Next, you’ll want to adjust the temperature by rotating the temperature wheel to select your desired vaporizing temperature. The Plenty Vaporizer operates within a range of approximately 266°F to 395°F; equivalent to 130°C – 202°C.

Click the power switch on the side to activate the heating element. Once the device has been switched on, the control light located below the analog temperature display will begin to glow orange and remain on until the desired vaporizing temperature has been achieved. Reaching vaporizing temperatures takes anywhere from 2-3 minutes, assuming that it hasn’t been warmed up.

Once the Plenty has fully heated, you’re ready to begin drawing vapor through the cooling coil. After 90 seconds, the heating element can be reactivated easily by squeezing the trigger-like button beneath the handle. Once you’ve completed a cycle or two, you should have the process down and find yourself enjoying the efficiency of the Plenty vape.


If you have wanted a vaporizer and which is handheld capable of using both liquid essential oils as well as dry aromatic plant material and delivers high quality cool vapor and don’t mind having to be near an outlet, then Plenty Vaporizer is a great fit. Plenty vaporizer comes with a three year manufacturer’s warranty and is available at only authorized distributors.

16 October 2008 0 Comments

Lighter Powered Portable Vaporizers

Portable vaporizers are consistently some of our best selling models, which makes sense – it’s nice to have a vaporizer you can take anywhere with you. One issue related to portability though is the fact that many so-called “portable” vaporizers require electricity. There are only a couple handheld electric vaporizers that come with rechargeable batteries – they Oxygen Mini and the Volatizer VM3 – and while they do work, the technology definitely stands to be improved. Another approach to portability has been Lighter Powered Portable Vaporizers, such as the Phyto Lab Vaporizer, The VaporGenie Handheld, and the Vapman Portable Vaporizer, that use flame instead of electricity to heat the vaporizer to the right temperature. Each model uses a different style and we will review them all. The best part about lighter vaporizers is that you don’t need electricity, just a lighter; also they are very light and portable too.

Let’s go through the top 3 Lighter Powered Portable Vaporizers: the Phyto Lab Vaporizer ($109), the VaporGenie ($49.99), and the Vapman ($139).

The Phyto Lab Vaporizer:
The Phyto-Lab Vaporizer is manufactured in Switzerland and is new to the U.S. market in. The Phyto-Lab Vaporizer is a handheld portable model that heats with a jet-flame lighter. It is built to high quality standards using medical grade materials. The Phyto-Lab is designed for all kinds of material i.e. solid or liquid. Due to aluminum radiance and air circulation, Phyto-Lab evaporates more active elements in both high as well as low temperature without burning, which is a problem with some of the other lighter powered vaporizers. Phyto Lab claims that their model is “more efficient, proper, durable and reliable when compared to VaporGenie and Vapman.” Since the Phyto Labs Handheld Vaporizer is made almost entirely of metal, the durability claims seem reasonable. I was also able to get better vapor with no burning with the Phyto Lab, compared to my use of the VaporGenie and Vapman.

The price of Phyto Lab Vaporizer is in the mid range for lighter powered vapes at $109. It is comparatively less than the Vapman, but about twice the price of a VaporGenie.

The VaporGenie:
The VaporGenie is made in the U.S and is one of our most popular models. It uses a lighter or match, but never lets the flame touch the herb: the VaporGenie has an inert, high temperature ceramic filter that prevents the flame from contacting the herbal blend. The filter mixes cool air with flame providing gentle heat for vaporization. The filter does not deteriorate or burn, and will never need replacement. This technology is called ‘flame filter’ technology. The VaporGenie is very durable unit with no real breakable parts when used correctly. Incorrect use may damage the ceramic filter, so refrain from poking at it or trying to take it out. VaporGenie sells replacement parts if you ever need one.

Compared to the Phyto-Lab & Vapman vaporizers, the VaporGenie is the cheapest model at just $49.99.

The Vapman
The Vapman Vaporizer also made in Switzerland. It is the most portable vaporizer in the market today. It comes with a slick egg-sized carrying case that can easily be slid into your pockets or purse. The Vapman is heated by a pre-filled butane torch that is included with the vaporizer. Vapman is easy to light once you insert the herb in the receptacle, you could simply screw the mouthpiece on and use the lighter to heat the other side of the metal compartment. The handmade wood casing around the metal components keeps you safe during this process. It is hand crafted and produces high quality vapor when used properly.

The Vapman is the most expensive of these three vaporizers at $139.00. If you want portability though, check this unit out.

We hope these comparisons are helpful, please contact us with any questions or comments. -VN