PAX 3 vs PAX 2
The PAX 1 + PAX 2 are the company’s award-winning premium vaporizer with over one million units sold to date. The PAX 2 is obviously a great vape. But i am sure we can both agree upon, that there is still some room for improvement on this vape!
As you can see: What an upgrade!
DUAL USE VAPORIZER
One of PAX 3 biggest improvements over its predecessors is being a dual-use vaporizer. The PAX 3 has an oven insert that will turn it from herb vaporizer to a concentrate vaporizer. Together with specific “Concentrate Mode” heat settings, it will switch in just a few seconds. This was not possible with the PAX 2 and is a much-anticipated upgrade.
HEATS WAY FASTER
Another improvement over the PAX 2 you will immediately notice is the reduced heating time. It now takes only around 15 seconds for the PAX 3 to reach vaping temperatures. Twice as quick as the previous device. And makes it to the fastest heating portable conduction vaporizer I used.
A cool feature: You will instantly get haptic feedback when it’s vaping-time.
It will become much more intuitive, once you have spent some time with it. The Taste? Awesome! The flavor is a standout feature, as the vapor has just enough space to cool down without losing any flavor.
PAX 3 is designed with a high-polished aluminum shell and comes in Black, Gold, Silver and limited edition Rose Gold. The change certainly looks spectacular! It will be the first thing you will notice after picking up the new PAX3.
The second you will notice, while holding it, it has a nice solid feel and even weight distribution. Visually the PAX3 is very stealthy + I would recommend you getting the “PAX End Caps” (also suitable for the PAX 3), to conceal excess smell. Perfect if you don’t want to attract any attention!
PAX Labs, Inc. also announced the release of the new PAX Vapor app. Next to the PAX ERA, the PAX 3 is the only vaporizer, that is compatible with the PAX Vapor app. All you do is pair your phone and the unit via bluetooth. The app takes care of the rest. You can even give your PAX a name lol.
The Vapor app allows you to customize your session not only with different temperature settings… but also with individual heating profiles. Great! Because everyone wants to vape differently:
Using the app is very easy and I use the heating profiles frequently. Important: You DON’T NEED the app to effectively operate the Pax 3. You can change the temperature with the power button located at the top.
DOWNSIDE – STILL CONDUCTIVE HEATING
The Pax 3, like its predecessors, uses the conductive heating method. A heating element warms up the walls of the oven, and your breath pulls the vapor out of the chamber. Portable vaporizers like the Firefly 2 generate the heat outside of the bowl and uses your breath to pull the hot air through the material. The effect: You will never get a burnt taste from the draws you inhale. => Read more about the Firefly 2 here.
If you are using the PAX 3: It has to be constantly used once turned on. At least for the most part. The lip sensor will turn down the temperature, while no one is drawing. Setting it down will cause it to idle temporarily. But it might occasionally happen, that someone will burn away a whole oven without realizing it.
- Pax 3 Device
- Concentrate Insert
- Charging Cable + Dock
- 3500 mAh Battery
- Maintenance Kit
- 2 Mouthpieces
- 2 Oven Lids
- 3 Screens
UPSIDE – TEN YEARS WARRANTY
Since we are comparing the Firefly 2 vs Pax 3. We might as well keep going! A huge benefit the Pax 3 has over the Firefly 2 is the 10-year warranty (!!). This is seriously long compared to most gadgets. Storz and Bickel’s Crafty covers wear and tear for two years. Same goes for the Firefly 2 that is backed only two years.
Beware: None of these warranties cover accidental damage. If the heating elements stop working, you’re covered by the warranty. If you drop it on the floor, you are on your own.
UNIQUE FEATURE – HALF OVEN LID
The innovation doesn’t stop! The PAX 3 has 2 oven lids for your herbs/marijuana. One is a “Full-Oven” and the other is the so-called “Half Oven”! One of the biggest downsides of vaporizers is that your herbs do not taste the same on the second and third sessions. If you have to pack a full oven every time it becomes non-efficient. Especially if you only want a little hit and not get completely baked. And this was my biggest complaint with the PAX 2. The oven size was just too big for single session users and I had to custom insert a folded stainless steel screen, to make the PAX2 efficient.
The PAX 3 vaporizer solves this problem with the new “Half-Oven” feature. It will allow use with less weed. This is the most important upgrade in the new PAX 3, the missing link! It’s a unique feature that all portable vaporizers lack. Now I only use the half-oven lid when I am solo. One thing I noticed that it also reduces the amount of draw resistance, for a free flowing draw.
You can pack roughly 0.15g – 0.20g of herbs into the half-oven. Also depending on the grind (medium to coarse grind fits 0.15 and fine grind 0.20). With the full-oven lid, the Pax 3 oven will hold 0.30 – 0.40 grams of herbs.