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Arizer ArGo

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by cheeseholidays, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    Enter the ArGo. This is my first Arizer vape and first vape other than my 7th Floor Da Buddha where the herb goes in a glass tube (Stem). The vape was nicely packaged with the stems in plastic tubes where the rubber stem cap served as a cork for the plastic tube. The stems have an herb chamber on one end with four holes smaller in diameter than a 7th floor pick. Totally new to this and loving an all stainless and glass air path I did not use any screen, but I also just dipped into some herb some of which was finely ground. The inside diameter of the chamber end of the stem nicely matches the end of a Bic pen, so if you like to pack your herb grab a pen. I waited for my ArGo to warm up before inserting the stem. With a very small amount of initial resistance the stem slipped ever so smoothly into the ArGo. Not again! Apologies, I am getting ahead of myself.

    The ArGo, it's small! Kind of boxy, the edges are all rounded over, and with large hands I can palm it. Index finger touching thumb. It feels solid, not the heft of the all alloy DaVinci IQ exterior, but for plastic it's more Honda than 90s Mopar. It's quality without the heft of the IQ. Those rounded edges should make it feel comfortable in the palm, it just does not conform to ones grip. I am not holding anything back here, the fit in the hand is not a big deal. It's so small the form factor might preclude it from fitting, kind of like trying to compare holding onto a Lady Smith & Wesson versus a full frame 357.

    The exterior is home to the USB port, venting and ribs for cooling, air intake vents, battery door, extending top and control pad. The battery door has a nicely designed latch, for as you slide the latch towards the closest edge, the latch comes out from the body. When latching the door you may press in on the latch with a finger, rather than breaking a nail on the latch. Battery goes in head first. Battery door has a RoHS stamp and your serial number. Normally that would concern me, however the door is quite sturdy. I am sure someone will break a door off at some point, but with this design that will take extraordinary effort. Moving to the extending top, the only part of the ArGo which when extended just the slightest bit cheap. The latch release is on the back of the vape in the center. We will see what pocket lint and usage does to the release and mechanism. It's spring loaded and while it locks until released in the retracted position, it does not lock in the extended position. A miss, maybe? I have no preference right now.

    Moving front and center to the control panel there is a monotone display and three buttons; plus, minus and menu. I am a tech guy who has never owned or used an Arizer product and aside from watching YouTube videos prior to order I have not read the directions either. The videos helped with power on, but the rest was quite intuitive. The adjustable tones may alert to on, temperature attained (optional) and timer. The big miss here for me is the lack of haptic feedback and no dark mode. If the vape had those two options you could operate without needing the display. The ArGo is small enough that stealth is definitely a strength.

    Heat up time for my first session was quick to 385. Following heat up I inserted the stem. The quality of the fit is so good, silky smooth, hopefully it stays this way! The first draw was free flowing, plentiful air, perhaps better than my desktops, likely due to the ArGo's shorter and all glass air path. Wonderful flavor and great clouds and did I say the draw is really great!?! Well it is if you like free flowing. So much so that with the temp maxed you can knock it down 20 degrees with a hard draw, but still getting great flavor. Back to that first draw, you may have guessed at my intro my pack was too fine. Scooby Snacks! Really small stuff, but annoying. Perhaps now I can buy that NewVape Corse Grinder? I did try a load of that same mix with a small hemp fiber disk, that worked great. Is the air flow too hot? four bowls later I can say at max temps you will start to get dry at the back of the throat, but not so badly your hurting the next day. Successive days? Time will tell. Unfortunately I did not have a chance yet to try this through water, but can only guess the ArGo will walk on water.

    My initial impression, this vape is going to be a hit. I'll call it the lovable VW Beetle of vapes. If they lowered the price a bit and added Haptic feedback this vape checks a lot of my boxes and I suspect would crush a lot of it's competitors. I can't wait to see what accessories are developed for this Arizer. In the interim, ArGo fuck yourself! Respect! YaMon
     
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  2. Marley420

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    Looks like i'll be getting the argo even though i'm looking for on demand vapes. I'll just put some screens on the stem so i can load less than .1g, am i right? I really need a durable vape since i'm not living in the states
     
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  3. OF

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    As I just said when you asked the same question on another thread, 'effective loads are determined by your tolerance and the strength of the herb'. For practical purposes vapes all extract to the same level (color?), unlike blazing what you put in comes out. Required load size is an individual call, subject to the quality of the herb, not the machine (vape) used to extract it really.

    And again, as there, best performance will be a full load. If you're using it 'on demand' (a hit or two at a time) loading it up makes more sense?

    Please go read my more detailed response there? TIA

    OF
     
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  4. Marley420

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    Thank you so much
     
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  5. sickmanfraud

    sickmanfraud Well-Known Member

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    If Durability is at the top of your list I would suggest you look at the Arizer Solo 1 or 2. The solos are built like tanks. The Argo would most likely have Arizer's great quality, but there is no long-term track record for the Argo.

    If portability is close to durability look at Arier's Air 1 or 2. Also a long track record of durability.
     
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  6. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    While I agree with @sickmanfraud there are very few moving parts on the ArGo, and the retractable top which could break would not prevent one from continuing to use the vape... whichever way you go I would recommend ordering extra stems. Respect! YaMon
     
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  7. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    With all of the awesome vaporizers available why would you get something that doesn't fit what you want?

    As an example, the Milaana has a similar price point, removeable batteries and it's on demand.

    Not saying don't get an ArGo - I plan too - just that you have other options maybe better suited.
     
  8. Marley420

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    I do like the milaana but sadly my local shop doesn't have it. I will listen to you guys and i'll just get an on demand vape which is the ff2. Hope i won't regret my decision! Thank you everyone for all your inputs
     
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  9. AegonT

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    Had mine a couple of days now (it took 18 days to get to me in the UK) , i like it, but its a bit underwhelming to be honest.

    Its basically a slimmed down air/solo. I love the size. Im not keen on the soft plastic, the metal top part feels so much better. I think the moving parts could eventually become a problem. I dont understand why there isnt a cap for the top of the tube.

    It doesnt feel quite as soild as other Arizer vapes (but that is to be expected with the difference in size i guess).

    As for vapor production, again its basically a slimmed down solo/air, its work well, but not quite as well as the solo 2 which(along with my omni) is my daily driver these days.

    I rarely take my solo 2 out of the house as its a bit too bulky, the Argo will fill this void, but probably wont get used at home too much. Overall im happy with the purchase, ive owned every Arizer vape except Air 2 and i havent been dissapointed with any of them. However im not sure if there would be many cases where i would reccomend it to someone as a first or main vape but for people who already own a few its a good addition to the collection.
     
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  10. Kermitt

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  11. Kermitt

    Kermitt Well-Known Member

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    My ArGo has arrived : -)

    My first impression is really good. So small, so much power. Amazing!

    I think the Argo will replace the GH for me without any problems. The longer battery life and the fact that you can use it more comfortably in a group is great.

    But before I write too much here, I want to test the Argo further.

    So far, I have only noticed one negative thing.
    The noise when pulling sounds relatively high. I guess it's the lower holes. If I close the lower holes, so that the air only flows in from the side, it sounds much more pleasant when pulling. Is there also a rather high sound when you draw?
     
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  12. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    I have not noticed much noise other than what I would expect from air being sucked though the openings. What should be obvious, but took me a little bit to catch on to, is the vents on the heater side are to allow the excess heat to escape. Well if holding the vape with fingers on those vents, well it can get uncomfortably hot! This is easily rectified and not a big deal, just something to keep in mind and unlikely a source of a burn as it is indirect heat and if you feel it you have time too move your fingers.
     
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  13. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    I'll add an air flow and noise tip. You can use your finger over the intake holes to limit and slow your draw, this also changes the noise you may hear. Still a great vape, especially for it's size!

    After some thought the stem with the top extended is still a little proud of the top. I would rather see the stem recessed every so slightly so that I could rest it upside down in between hits. Don't relish the idea of a moth piece touching a myriad of surfaces. Not that much herb falls in to the vape, just a thought. Respect! YaMon
     
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  14. vapingpenguin

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    How long after a vape gets released do third-party accessories come out? I’d love to see a type of cap for the top. Kind of like what the Fury 2 comes with.
     
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  15. Kosherbubba

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    To me that is actually a positive. It means the airflow is non obstructive. Looks very portable compared to other arizers.
     
  16. Kosherbubba

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    Usually within 3 months. I thought about the same. Its not fully portable when people can still smell your herb in your pocket or bag. Great idea
     
  17. dynospec

    dynospec Well-Known Member

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    @vapingpenguin and @Kosherbubba You guys should ask @OF or search for his posts about caps, there are some in this thread, he has some great ideas for capping both ends of the stems, on all the Arizer portables

    Here it is
     
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  18. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Yep, looks like this:
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    Cut one off at 1/4 inch or so if you want to cap the stem in place.

    You get to decide how great this (or any other) idea is, all I can say is "I tried it and it works for me".

    OF
     
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  19. vapingpenguin

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    This looks perfect. So you could have the stem in the device covered with this without blocking the sliding top mechanism?
     
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  20. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    No, the top has to be down. But, of course, that also means the main package is smaller.

    You could easily 'open up' the hole in the sliding part, it's plastic you could do it with a pen knife or sandpaper around a pencil?

    If you want to put a cork in you have the problem of getting it out again. I goofed around with a small cork with a loop of string (to extract it) glued to it.

    The bottom of the stem is still exposed when capped/plugged. Those looking for maximum smell control should consider pulling the stem and capping both ends as above. I'm a fan of this also since it keeps things clean as well as odor free. Here's what I do for Solo/Air travel:
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    I just leave the cover down on mine.....

    OF
     
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  21. vapingpenguin

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    I see. I will probably be doing exactly the same as this. I was actually thinking if people would be making a cap that goes directly around the whole top like the Fury 2.
     
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  22. Kosherbubba

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    I know what you mean. Like a silicone glove that fits on the top. Guess that would work too.
     
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  23. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, don't know that one. But if you want a custom vinyl cap that's very easy to do. A male mold, made of waxed wood, metal or some plastics is dipped into a very thick 'paint' of vinyl and allowed to drip and dry (which is why all such caps have a thick 'drop' in the center of the top). You then peel the dried part off the mold.

    It's been years since I've done it, but it really is that easy. Dip, dry and peel.

    High production brings refinements in heating and in some cases 'blowing' the part off the mold with compressed air from inside. The material is cheap, the tooling easy and low cost and the process lends itself to 'one off' productions......... A key is it can be a simple one piece thing since it's dipped not injected.

    You could be a Vape Entrepreneur, a Captain of Industry, idolized by dozens and dozens........

    OF
     
  24. vapingpenguin

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    Lol. A hero to the vape world you say? Hm.. I wish I was that handy. But maybe I’ll give it a shot if I can’t find something in the hardware store. But I might also be picking up those caps from amazon. Can’t wait to get my Argo tomorrow.
     
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  25. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    I understand your reluctance to become a Legend and all but it's really easy to do. Here, check this out:
    Click to play YouTube Video


    They made metal molds, but it could be wood, plastic or other materials. Fun to watch the rotary molder in action, it really is that easy. You'd do one at a time likely.

    You could even get a couple of quotes and see how much a few of the many many makers in this industry might charge?

    Or just keep you head down and keep using an obviously false name........unless you eat only fish and can balance an egg on your feet in the snow......for weeks on end.

    OF
     
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