PAX 3 | Portable weed vaporizer review
And finally came Pax 3, the long-awaited successor of the already excellent Pax 2.
How much has improved compared to its predecessor? Is it worth buying it? Find out by reading our review of Pax 3.
Pax 3 | Design and portability
The Pax 3 maintains the same dimensions of the Pax 2 , a very welcome thing for two reasons: first because all the accessories that you have purchased for your Pax 2 are perfectly usable also on the new and second because the portability and the ergonomics were already at the top.
The feeling of sturdiness and quality that you have once taken in your hands the vaporizer is the usual, but there is a slight difference to the touch, as the Pax 3 has a smooth and not “brushed” surface like the previous model.
A further proof of its build quality is the 10-year warranty, which should protect you from any nasty surprise.
Pax 3 | Vapor quality
The most important features of the Pax 3 are focused on the vapor chamber and the relative accessories.
In fact, now we can also vape concentrates as well as herbs and all this thanks to a special accessory.
As you can see from the picture, the Pax 3 has a number of accessories, which are : a multipurpose tool (which will be especially useful for cleaning), the classic flat mouthpiece, the raised mouthpiece, the standard cover for the vaporization chamber and the bowl to vaporize the concentrates.
The last two accessories on the list are a novelty compared to the Pax 2, while the raised nozzle has been modified in the design, so as to be more convenient to use.
The mini lid is perfect for single use of the vaporizer, as with the standard lid, the quantities could be a little too abundant for a single person.
This new accessory works very well, without leaks and without leaving residues that are difficult to clean after smoking.
The heating time has also improved greatly: in fact, we move from the 60 seconds of Pax 2 to 15 seconds of Pax 3.
The vaporization temperature is selected by a button on the vaporizer, while you need to use a smartphone app to enable the 4 modes of use: boost, efficency, stealth or flavor.
The vapor quality is top level as it was on Pax 2; with the Pax 3 you can also enjoy the vaporization of the concentrates.
Pax 3 | Battery
The Pax 3 battery is another big step forward: in fact, 10/15 minutes of further autonomy have been added to the already good battery life of the previous model; the battery life varies slightly depending on the mode of use and the temperature.
The vaporizer recharges in about one hour and a half with the battery completely discharged, and this is also a remarkably good value.
Battery performances are even more valuable if we consider the compact size of Pax 3.
Recharging is still a bit uncomfortable, as the Pax 3 still uses the external base system: it would be more convenient to have a classic micro USB port.
Pax 3 | The choice
So, how good is this vaporizer?
Surely, despite the seemingly identical look, it has been improved from all points of view: the battery is improved, you can vaporize concentrates, it heats up 3 times faster and now it has an app to take full advantage of its features.
Now, if you already own Pax 2, I understand that buying this model is a difficult choice; the Pax2 is still a good vaporizer and perhaps the good improvements do not justify having 2 very similar vaporizers.
But if you do not own a Pax 2, this vaporizer is a great tool.
The Pax 3 is compact, cool looking and it produces a tasteful vapor. If you want to go for the best, the Pax 3 is for you.
- Fast heating
- Vaporizes concetrates
- Mouthpiece overheats slightly