Arizer has long been one of the leaders in the vaping market, and for a good reason. The quality of their devices, combined with very affordable prices, make Arizer vaporizers very popular in the cannabis world.
This Canadian company offers both desktop and portable vaporizers. Their products are generally considered reliable and users tend to be very pleased with the quality and the vapor density, which is always an important factor.
Arizer Extreme Q is a favored desktop multi-purpose vaporizer. It’s basically a redesigned and upgraded version of the previous model—Arizer Extreme—offering two main vaping options, and it can also be used as an aromatherapy unit.
Let’s check out what else makes this device a go-to tool among recreational and medical cannabis users.
What’s in the Arizer Extreme Q box?
The Extreme Q vaporizer comes in a very classic-looking box but I was actually a bit disappointed that they didn’t put too much effort in the package design.
When you open the brown box it comes in, you will see the Multi-Purpose Heater and a bunch of accessories:
- Power adapter;
- Remote control;
- Two glass cyclone bowls;
- Glass aromatherapy dish;
- Two interchangeable glass whip mouthpieces;
- Glass stirring tool;
- 3’ whip (silicone);
- All-glass mini whip;
- Two balloons with frosted glass mouthpieces;
- Spare flat screen;
- Spare dome screen;
- Sample aromatic herbs;
- Instruction manual.
Arizer Extreme Q tech specs
Arizer Extreme Q is primarily a dry herb vaporizer.
If you like to treat yourself with dabbing, you should get another portable pen vaporizer as an additional accessory. So remember — no E-juices and extracts with the Extreme Q.
The device itself has an LED display which provides a nice, simple and clear overview of the temperature settings, as well as other important information.
You can choose between two delivery methods: Balloon or whip.
Besides vaping, Extreme Q can also be used for aromatherapy and also as an oil diffuser, which makes it a cool all-around unit.
Extreme Q temperature range and temperature control
Arizer Extreme Q offers an extremely precise temperature control, ranging from 50°C–260°C (122°F – 500°F).
It’s very easy to adjust the temperature by just pressing the up and down buttons on the device, or by pressing the plus or minus button on the remote control.
With the remote control, or through the M button on the device itself, you can go into a menu where you can choose 3 different fan speeds with which you can completely control the density of the vapor.
If you want, you can change the temperature units to Celsius or Fahrenheit by pressing the menu button 6 times.
The recommended vaping temperature for this device is between 190°C and 210°C, but that also depends on the strain in question.
Arizer Extreme Q vapor quality
Extreme Q is probably the only desktop vaporizer that offers two delivery methods. You can use either the balloon bags or the “whip” tube.
The balloon fills up with vapor quite quickly (in about 3.5 minutes), which is more than enough for a solo vaping session. The only downfall to this method is that there are no valves on the bag, so drawing the vapor out can be a bit tricky.
If you’re like me and prefer the whip delivery, you can easily switch to the silicone tube.
Because the vapor goes through a longer air path along the “whip”, it has a lot more time to cool down, making it much more pleasant for consumption.
All in all the vapor is cool, clean and smooth, and definitely has a lot of flavor.
It’s certainly a much healthier way to consume your cannabis, just keep in mind that vapor from the balloon is slightly less dense, so this option is a bit less satisfying than the whip.
Arizer Extreme Q design
Overall, the Extreme Q is manufactured quite nicely. The device doesn’t draw too much attention to itself, and it actually reminds me of a kitchen appliance.
As it is a desktop device, it’s not small.
For what it is, the Extreme Q looks good—minimalist and futuristic, it’s made from plastic, glass and ceramic materials.
The unit measures at 24cm x 34cm and weighs around 2.3 kilograms.
Extreme Q has quite a large chamber, and you can pack around 0.5 grams of dried flower in it.
To load the vaporizer, finely grind the weed but don’t go too crazy. Load the weed into the cyclone bowl, located on top of the screen.
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If you want to use the whip option, place the whip elbow adaptor on top of the bowl. If you want to use the balloon, attach it to to the short whip and place the short whip on top of the device.
Set the temperature by toggling the up and down arrow buttons. When the device is heated, the actual temperature will match the set temperature, which will take 2 or 3 minutes.
For the whip, the process is a bit easier, as you just draw from the other side. But with the balloon bag, it’s slightly more complicated.
You have to put the bag on the other side of the short whip and turn the fan on so that it starts to fill the balloon up with the vapor.
Once it gets filled, just draw directly from the bottom of the balloon, and as there’s a lot of vapor in it you can easily share it with somebody and still get a considerable buzz from only one session.
Arizer Extreme Q standout features
This desktop device comes with lifetime warranty on the ceramic heating parts. Defects and general workmanship are covered by a three-year warranty, which is pretty nice.
The warranty does not cover losses if you break any of the glass pieces, so it’s better to be extra careful with those smaller fragile parts.
There’s one specific feature that I really like about this vaporizer: you can even make it portable.
For an additional $100 you can upgrade your Extreme Q with an External Battery Pack, and take it anywhere you want. Perfect for keeping your vape sessions professional during travelling.