Connoisseurs always want to know that they are making the right decision when it comes to choosing a vaporizer. In our showdown, we have two different but high quality portable vaporizers. In one corner, we have Canadian superstar Solo by Arizer. In another corner, we have the European sensation, the WISPR2 by Iolite. Let’s see how these portables stack up against each other in today's showdown!
Arizer Solo vs WISPR 2
There is a reason that the vaporizing community refers to the Solo as the “Volcano of portable vapes.” This unit gives you outstanding vapor quality. This is due to high quality components in both the unit itself and the glass drawing tube. Your vapor is thick, pure and plentiful.
The WISPR is no slouch when it comes to vapor quality. This unit uses purified butane to heat itself and does a nice job of giving you good vapor. Since the butane is purified, you won’t taste or be exposed to any of it when taking your draws. You can improve your vapor with the optimizer accessory.
The Solo is built to an outstanding level of quality. The case is made of a high quality stainless steel that doesn’t heat up when the unit is in use. Heating your botanical is accomplished with the hybrid style heating chamber. It combines convection and conduction style heating to produce outstanding vapor. Add in the glass drawing tube and your vapor is pure and free of any added flavors. Battery life lasts quite a while and seven temperature settings give you total control. All in all, the manufacturing quality is outstanding.
The WISPR is a really interesting unit. As a second generation vaporizer from Iolite, this vaporizer has a catalytic converter that helps extract the energy from the purified butane. The design is very square looking and is available in a variety of colors. You can grab the optimizer accessory and install it to improve your vapor quality. While the unit is simple to use, you sacrifice temperature flexibility.
The Solo is quite portable. Since this unit is battery powered, the Solo will give you 90 minutes of straight vaporizing so you can vaporize with confidence on the go. It will make your life easier to prepack your botanical for your Solo ahead of time as it might be difficult to do that in public.
The WISPR is very easy to take with you on the go. It is very light, as it doesn’t have any batteries to weigh it down. Instead of using batteries to heat your botanical, the WISPR uses purified butane. This makes the unit very easy to carry around and to refill. You can even tuck away the mouthpiece when not in use. This unit is great to take with you camping or to the cottage if there is no electrical power source available.
Ease of Use
The Solo is quite easy to use. It is very easy to fill and heat, with 7 different temperature settings available through a simple button based interface. You may have to prepack your botanical ahead of time but it is worth it to get the outstanding vapor that the Solo produces.
The WISPR is very simple to use. You only have to use one button and your vaporizer will start to heat. You don’t need to charge any batteries and only have to worry about occasionally filling up your butane. You do sacrifice control and temperature flexibility but it is very easy to use. It takes about 35 seconds to heat up.
While the Solo does have a smaller size than some vaporizers, it is very unique and distinct in terms of looks. What hurts its discreetness is the glass drawing tube. While it is the best material to use in that it makes sure your vapor is pure tasting, it does increase the profile of the unit and do have the potential to shatter if dropped or damaged in public. These tubes also take some getting used to when loading your botanical, so you may not want to fill them in public. It also has incredibly low odor leakage.
The WISPR2 is very discreet. It uses purified butane so it is quick and quiet. Let it heat for 35 seconds and you are good to go. The drawing stem can fold into the unit, making the WISPR look like a fancy carrying case. Odor leakage is also quite low.
The Solo gives you 7 different temperature settings to heat your botanical while the WISPR only gives you one temperature to heat your botanical.
We have had quite the battle here today between the Solo and the WISPR! But now we must choose our winner and it is the Solo. The WISPR put up a valiant effort but just can’t beat the Solo. Our winner today has better vapor quality, manufacturing quality and temperature flexibility, giving connoisseurs more control over their vaporizing experience. The WISPR is still a good unit as it is very portable and very discreet. Still, the Solo is our champion today! If you want to learn more about these two units, check out the Arizer Solo Vaporizer Review and WISPR 2 Vaporizer Review.
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