Pax 3 Vaporizer Review
Pax 3 is the latest iteration of the Pax family of vaporizers. Pax disrupted the vaporizer industry about a decade ago when they came out with a radically simple and effective vaporizer. Pax has made a name for itself in terms of quality, apple-like ease of use and ruggedness.
Pax was started by two Stanford Grads who were frustrated with the vaporizer market and couldn’t believe how poor the offering of vaporizers was made at that time they started.
What’s Difference Between Pax 2 and Pax 3?
The biggest difference is how fast the Pax 3 heats up, and the fact that it now comes with a concentrates insert and a companion app. It seems a little sleeker as well.
Pax now has some competitors in the ultra high-end of the portable vaporizer market, including The FireFly 2.
The first thing you will notice when you put a Pax 3 in your hand is that it is designed very well and feels like a high-quality product. The vaporizer is made of aluminum and has rounded edges that allow for sliding the vaporizer effortlessly in your pants pocket. You’ll also notice that since there are so few moving parts or buttons, it’s hard to mess up using the Pax 3. In fact, you can fill the bowl entirely in the dark, which is important as there are many instances where you will want to take a puff in a darker, more discreet environment.
Heat Up Speed
A key consideration for any vaporizer, but particularly a portable vaporizer is how fast will it heat up and be usable? Pax says that that the vaporizer will heat up in 10-15 seconds. We found this be true, however, if you like to vaporize at higher temperatures, it may take 20 seconds plus to get to the highest temperature.
Keep in mind we don’t necessarily recommend vaping at a high temperature. There is a misconception that you are getting more of the good stuff by exhaling a huge white cloud. In fact, the opposite is true. So go ahead and use the vaporizer at high heat setting once to see that indeed it can produce a huge white cloud on exhale. Afterwards, experiment with lower heat settings to try to capture more of the plant that can only be accomplished at lower heat settings.
See The Pax 3 at Pax Labs, CLICK HERE
The Three Covers or Lids
Not only can you use the Pax 3 to vaporize flower, but you can also put oils and concentrates into the concentrates insert. The regular oven lid and the half oven lid are just for herb. If you are only putting a small amount of ground flower into the oven, use the half oven lid as it is designed for those times when you want to use smaller amounts of material.
One irksome thing I don’t like about the concentrates insert is that it doesn’t close flush with the end of the vaporizer. I hope the Pax Labs folks will fix this in the future. If you are the type of person that straightens crooked frames on the wall when they are off a centimeter, this little detail might bother you.
The Pax 3 strength is with flower, while it can do concentrates reasonably well, its forte is really the flower vaporizing. It is nice to have the concentrate capability with one device, especially when you are on the go.
Charging, They Nailed It
Nothing else to say here, simply rest the Pax 3 on the concave charging rest and it starts charging.
I find it easier to simply pop off the flat cover and put my whole mouth on the Pax 3 and take a draw, but for those that like to purse their lips, the narrow mouthpiece is for you!
What’s Included In The Box
Included with each Pax 3
– Concentrate Insert
– Charging Cable and Dock
– Maintenance kit with Multi-Tool
– Oven Lids (2)
– Free App
– Warranty – 10 Year
Size of The Bowl
Perfect for two-three casual hits for an average size adult and very easy to empty. Simply tap the side of the vaporizer and hold upside down or use the tool provided to empty the bowl.
Pax commanded a very high market price when they first came out because no other company had anything like it. There are now a few competitors catching up. Because of the ease of use, quality, and heat up speed, The Pax 3 is highly recommended especially for a portable vaporizer.
See The Pax 3 at Pax Labs, CLICK HERE