Arizer Go (ArGo) Review – 2020 updated!

Author Rating: 8.5/10

Ease of Use: 9/10
Temperature Settings: 9/10
Chamber & Heating System: 8/10
Vapor Quality: 9/10
Battery Life: 8/10
Aesthetics & Manufacturing Quality: 8/10

The pioneering Canadian manufacturer Arizer is well-known in the vaporization game, gaining popularity with the release of units like the Solo and the Air. Their newest vaporizer, the ArGo, is also their most compact. The Arizer Argo has been gaining some popularity since its release in the Winter of 2018. 

If you’re new to the wonderful world of dry herb vaporizers, you might want to head on over to our handy new Dry Herb Vaporizer Buyer’s Guide, recently updated for 2020! If you’re here to learn more about this device, then read on with our Argo review!

The ArGo is short for Arizer Go and is a compact dry herb vaporizer that features hybrid heating. It also boasts an all-glass vapor path as well as customizable precision temperature controls. How does this on-the-go device hold up to other vapes in its class? Let’s get into it. 

How does the ArGo hold up in 2020? We’ll go over that and include some comparisons with some newer vapes out there.

Product Features:

  • Very Portable and Compact
  • Hybrid Heating
  • Customizable Precision Temps
  • Swappable Battery
  • All Glass Vapor Path
  • Smooth and Flavorful Vapor

How it Works and Ease of Use

To get started using the ArGo vape, you press on the mouthpiece guard and slide out the glass stem. Pack your dry herbs into the dish at the end of the tube and just slide it back into the chamber. The unit is powered up by pressing and holding the M and the plus buttons. The digital display screen will turn on, and a countdown will begin to let you know it’s powering up. When it’s ready, a smiley face shows up on the screen. 

Once it’s ready for use, hit the plus or minus buttons to pick the temperature you’d like to vape at. The device doesn’t vibrate when ready, but it does beep when it’s ready for you to inhale from the glass mouthpiece. The Argo takes about 30 seconds to heat up, but we recommend giving it an additional 10 to 15 seconds to increase the production of the vapor. 

The brightness of the digital display is customizable as well as the alarm loudness. The auto-shutoff feature is also customizable between 5 and 15 minutes at 1-degree intervals. The highly customizable options of the ArGo is great for old school consumers, but might not be necessary for newbies.  

Even in 2020, few devices are as simple and bulletproof as the Arizer portables. If you’re looking for a vaporizer which is easy to use and clean, then an Arizer unit is a great consideration.

Arizer Go Digital Display
Arizer Go How it Works

ArGo Temperature Settings

Arizer vapes have excellent temperature flexibility, and the ArGo is certainly no different. The Go from Arizer has a wide temperature range from 50°C all the way up to 200°C, or 122-428°F. You can adjust the temperature increments by either single degrees or 10-degrees, which is a great selling point. We recommend sticking right around 200°C/ 392°F for most consumers, maybe dipping a little lower to about 175°C if you like lighter draws. 

ArGo Temperature Control

ArGo Heating System and Chamber

The heating system on the Arizer Go is a hybrid mix of convection and conduction. This means that your dry herb material will not come in direct contact with the heat, because the herb is inside the glass tube and inside the chamber.

The bowl size for your dry herbs is about fifteen millimeters deep (or roughly ~0.125g) which isn’t the largest bowl on the market. It is okay for what it is, however, as most consumers tend to get about 15-20 solid rips off of each bowl. 

The glass stem is kind of tough to stir inside of the bowl. Even though the herb is vaped evenly throughout most sessions, it would be nice to have the option to stir. This is especially true for those of us who like to get the most out of our herb that we spend our hard-earned money on.

The sides of the ArGo can get pretty hot. If you aren’t expecting the hot sides, it might be startling. It’s not going to burn your skin, but it can be surprising, especially if you’re deep into a session or two and feeling good.  

ArGo Heating Element

Arizer Go Vapor Quality

The vapor quality and flavor on the ArGo is great. The all-glass airpath is a noticeable improvement over less expensive vapes. The airflow is also pretty impressive too, due to the internal heat jets inside of the chamber that causes minimal draw resistance.

The vapor production is just average on the ArGo, and it didn’t impress us. The unit really isn’t built for vapor production with thick clouds though, as its main objective is tasty vapor and a slow and relaxed sesion.

This is where the device falls short, and in terms of vapor quality, we pick the Utillian 620 or Utillian 722 in any Arizer Go vs battle.

Some negatives include the fact that some of your dry herbs can sneak through the holes in the glass stem and end up in your mouth.

We recommend a coarse grind for this one. You can use a screen in there if you choose. The flavor remains nice from the beginning all the way to a little roasty and toasty towards the end of a session. 

Arizer Go Glass Stem

Arizer Go Battery Life

Considering how compact and portable the ArGo is, its battery life is pretty great! Most consumers get about 90 minutes of continuous use out of it and it takes about 3 hours to fully charge with the wall outlet and USB. The option for swappable batteries is great, as you can give yourself battery life if you can always carry a spare battery with you. 

If you want a device with some more juice, maybe check out the ArGo’s sibling the Solo 2. The Solo 2 costs similarly but the battery lasts almost 3 hours. 

Even by todays standards in 2020, the ArGo is excellent in the battery department regarding portable dry herb vapes and if you value battery longevity, definitely keep this at the top of your list.

ArGo Replaceable Battery

Arizer Go Aesthetics and Manufacturing Quality

The ArGo is a solid little device made from a combination of metal and rubberized plastic. The rubberized plastic might wear off over time, but it is light and easy to hold and carry. There is a pop-off protective top the guards the glass mouthpiece when you’re on the go or participating in outdoor activities.

The ArGo doesn’t look bad by any means, but personally I prefer a more pen-shaped vape myself. Or in the case of the ArGo’s sibling the Air 2, almost like a small microphone.

Arizer themselves are an excellent manufacturer and rarely have problems associated with their devices. Safe, well-made, and reliable, we always recommend Arizer devices to people for those reasons.

Manufacturing Quality

Portability and Discreteness

About the size of a deck of cards, it truly is a device that is designed with active vape consumers in mind. While it’s not the tiniest device out there with units like the G Pen Dash edging out it out, you get a lot of tech packed inside this little area with vapor quality to boot.

The exact measurements on the ArGo are3 3/4” x 2” x 1” and it weighs only 97 grams, so it’s highly compact and portable. If ultimate portability isn’t your goal yet you still want something to comfortably hide in the pocket, then the Arizer Go is worth the consideration. To have a removable 18650 in this form factor though – it’s hard to beat!

Arizer Go Portability

What’s in the Box?

Along with the Arizer ArGo Vaporizer and the battery, you get a lot of accessories with this one. You get a USB charger and power adapter, two glass stems, two silicone stem caps, a handy capped travel tube made from PVC, a carrying case that clips onto your belt, a tool for stirring, four steel filter screens and the owner’s manual.

There is an impressive lifetime warranty on the heating element, a 2-year warranty on materials and workmanship and a 1-year warranty on the battery. 

ArGo Accessories

How to Clean the Arizer Go

Cleaning the ArGo and all of the portable vaporizers from Arizer is a breeze. You really only need to focus on the glass stems and make sure they are free from debris and bacteria.

You can soak them in isopropyl alcohol if you choose and then give it a good rinse afterward. If you’re on the go like we are and don’t have the time to soak, these handy vaporizer cleaning sticks will make your life a lot easier. 

Summary and Comparison

The ArGo gives you a highly customizable vape experience, is highly compact and portable, feels good in your hand and delivers delicious vapor right up until the last inhale.

Summary and Comparison

The ArGo gives you a highly customizable vape experience, is highly compact and portable, feels good in your hand and delivers delicious vapor right up until the last inhale. Even in 2020 it stands up comfortably to the competition, however we found ourselves reaching for the Utillian 620 and Utillian 722 more often. 

Just like everything in life, it isn’t without its drawbacks. For instance, the stem could be bigger, as many consumers find themselves replacing herb. The herb is difficult to stir, which could probably let you get a few more hits out of each bowl pack if you had the option. The sides can get hot after a while, but not enough to burn your skin. There is often charred or smoky flavor and some of the dry herbs can get in your mouth towards the end of a session

The highly customizable options of the ArGo vape is great for old school consumers, but might not be necessary for newbies. The Arizer vapes are fairly consistent as far as they all have solid flavor, precision temperatures and all cost around the same. It comes down to your preference of what kind of vape you like to hold and how big of battery you want. A comparable competitor vaporizer to this device is the DaVinci IQ that also comes with a swappable battery option.

The Argo vape used to cost over $300 CAD, but we’ve reduced the price by over $100! This low price might not last forever, so check that out now if you want to grab yourself Arizer Go. 

What do you think about our Arizer Argo review? Do you own one of these devices, and are you one of the Argo fans? Let us know if our assessment of it was accurate. 

We hope you have found that our Arizer Argo review was helpful! If you did, please stay tuned to the Tools420 blog for a lot more content just like this. Relatively new to the wonderful world of vaping, check out our dry herb vaporizer buyers guide for more information about vaping weed. 

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4 comments on Arizer Go (ArGo) Review – 2020 updated!

  1. Avatar for ertroncoso ertroncoso says:

    Very discreet and easy to use.
    It gets uncomfortable hot at 220C when touching near the heating element. However, it will depend how sensitive is someone’s hands.
    Great flavour for vapours at 180-190C range. It turns a bit harsh above 200C.
    Botanical is burned evenly and it is possible to get 10-12 good draws with each load, which is enough for personal use.
    The unit takes longer to reach a setting temperature as the battery is depleted.
    Although on the expensive side, this unit is so far able to provide good vaping experience for the money.

    Glass Straw should have been the same diameter as Air 2 and Solo2. Unit does not offer compatibility with adaptors for water bubblers.
    It feels more fragile than expected.

  2. Avatar for Alfred Alfred says:

    I read your review on the Argo and I must say it is pretty accurate, Awesome unit.

  3. Avatar for AlfredPHYN AlfredPHYN says:

    It’s a good unit, easy to use very discreet but I don’t think it is worth almost $300. If I were to buy a vaporizer again I’d definitely consider something like the mighty or the crafty for that price range. I have the original Arizer Solo and I was very happy with it Paid $140 and it still works to this day but I feel the argo does just as good of a job as my solo for twice the price.

  4. Avatar for Kozha Kozha says:

    I like the portability and interchangeable battery but the glass stem should be bigger as I find myself constantly replacing herb. Other than that this review is helpful.

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