Pax 3 Review [4K Video] ~13:58
The Pax 3 is a portable dry herb and concentrate vaporizer from PAX Labs. This is the third iteration of the very popular Pax line and it continues to improve while staying true to what made the Pax so popular in the first place; elegant look and feel, ease of use, portability, and discreetness, along with top-tier reliability and warranty.
The upgrades over the Pax 2 include a new Concentrate insert, an upgraded battery with bumped capacity from 3000 mAh to 3500 mAh, quicker heat up times from around 45 seconds down to around 15 seconds, haptic feedback or vibration alert, and the brand new Pax Vapor app which gives you full control over the temp spectrum.
For more information on the older model which is now $149 after another price drop, check out my Pax 2 review
Update: The Pax 3 now comes in two different kits. You can choose the “Device Only” option ($199) which includes everything you need to vape dry herbs (no half-pack lid) OR you can pick up the “Complete Kit” which is now $249.
The complete kit comes with the half-pack lid, the concentrate insert, and a small carrying case. Pax also added a new matte finish and will be phasing out the glossy finish. Teal is the new color and gold will only be available for a short time. Nothing with the Pax 2 or Pax 3 has changed internally, just lowered prices and offered different kits.
I recommend picking it up directly from Pax Labs or VapeWorld. Check out my full pax 3 review below.
Pax 3 size, portability and build quality
L to R: Pax 3, Davinci IQ, Firefly 2, Crafty, Pax 2
The Pax 3 doesn’t produce top of the line flavor or offer replaceable batteries but the overall package including size, portability, battery life, build quality and ease of use made the Pax 2 my most frequently used vape. Especially for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, and snowboarding. The new Pax 3 has the same physical dimensions as Pax 2 with a slight weight increase of three grams.
Size – I am actually happy they kept the same size because I really loved the size, weight distribution, and overall feel of the Pax 2. It also means aftermarket accessories for the Pax2 will also work for the Pax3 which is great. When you hold the Pax 3 you will notice that it has a nice solid feel with even weight distribution and no rattles or loose parts.
Portability – Out of the box the Pax 3 is visually very stealthy, however, it can be smelly after use (especially if you don’t empty the oven after your sessions), so if you personally need to be extra discreet about smell, I recommend you pick up the ‘Pax 2 End Caps’ for less than $3 from Delta 3d Studios to conceal excess smell.
The first thing you will notice after picking up the new Pax vaporizer is the highly polished finish which is much shinier, nicer feeling in the hands, and in my opinion nicer looking than the transverse brushed finish on the Pax 2.
Build Quality – I am curious if the highly polished finish holds up as well in the long run. My Pax 3 has been on a handful of biking trips already but has yet to encounter any hard falls so my finish is still in perfect shape. Winter is coming and the ski season is fast approaching so I’ll soon see how it handles snow, moisture, elevation and the cold and wind soon. I do fully expect it to pass with flying colors like the previous unit, but like always I will continually update my review as my testing continues.
Haptic Feedback – One of the minor upgrades to the Pax 3 is the addition of haptic feedback or vibration alert. This is a feature that has become more and more common with the newer vapes. I am actually really impressed with the vibration on the Pax 3, the vibration is minimal but noticeable, some vapes can make audible/obnoxious noises while they vibrate but the Pax vibrate is a good combination of noticeable yet still discreet.
Overall the Pax vaporizers have always felt very strong and durable in the hands while being backed up by a 10-year warranty and a good reputation for reliability. The Pax 3 is no different.
Key-chain multi-tool, flat mp, raised mp, lid, half-pack lid, concentrate insert
Accessories, Half-Pack Lid, and Concentrates Insert
This is the biggest addition to the new Pax 3. Instead of getting one chamber lid you now get three choices. First, you get the original chamber lid for a full-size oven, the newest option is the half-pack lid which I’m a HUGE fan of and last but certainly not least, the new concentrate insert.
Half-Pack Lid – One of the biggest complaints I’ve heard from users with the Pax and Pax 2 is the oven size is too big for single session users. You previously had to make a custom insert out of folded stainless steel screen, or purchase 3rd party accessories to really make the Pax/Pax 2 efficient for one person sessions. The Half-Pack lid has greatly improved the single user session and it’s pretty much the only lid that I use now when I am solo. I also noticed the Half-Pack lid reduces to amount of draw resistance and allows for a freer flowing draw. I estimate resistance is reduced by around 15-20% so overall I am really happy with the new lid.
Half-Pack lid which has become my go-to lid
Concentrate Insert – I’m extremely happy that Pax Labs decided to listen to us and add in a concentrate option. The growing trend is hard to ignore and consumers (myself included) like the option to use concentrates with their portable vaporizers.
Concentrate insert with the lid removed to show insides
I’ve found the concentrate lid to work well. I’ve gone through a bunch of bowls at this point and have tried some runnier concentrates as well as more waxy flakey concentrates. So far nothing is leaking and there are no messes to clean up afterward. It’s definitely a session style with concentrates where you can get a dozen or so tasty draws as opposed to a red-hot pen coil, dab rig or a something like the Cloud EVO where you are taking 1-2 lung-busting rips.
The taste and vapor smoothness are really nice. I would say it compares closest to the concentrate experience of the Haze V3, however, the Pax 3 doesn’t get as messy and requires less frequent cleaning from concentrate use. Previously people used to sandwich concentrates between dry herb, or wrap concentrates in cotton and fill the oven, however, the new concentrate lid definitely blows the older methods out of the water in my opinion. Overall I find the Pax 3 to be very effective and efficient without making a huge mess or wasting materials.
Mouthpieces – With the Pax 2 I almost exclusively used the flat mouthpiece because the raised mouthpiece would get hot on my lips and provided an overall worse experience in my opinion. They have now improved the raised mouthpiece and its equally enjoyable to use, although slightly different. At the moment I can’t decide which one I like more, I think I am leaning towards the flat MP for the cleaner look, however, it may just be that I am used to the flat MP from extended Pax 2 use.
Heating, vapor path, and temp options
This is another big area of improvement and I’m finding myself reaching for the Pax 3 more often now because of the quick heat up time. The Pax 2 takes about 45-60 seconds to heat up which has slowly been falling behind a lot of the newer vapes. But now I’m grabbing the Pax 3 because I can start a session in about 15 seconds. The Pax 3 is currently the fastest heating conduction session vape I own.
About to insert the concentrate lid
Now the Pax 3 still won’t heat quite as fast as the GH or Firefly 2 if you’re looking for an on-demand portable that you heat up for each individual draw instead of heating the whole oven for a full session. But it’s much-improved heat up time makes it the fastest heating portable conduction session vaporizer I have tested yet.
Temperature Options – The four Pax 3 heat settings are:
- Temperature 1 – 360F / 182C – 1 Green LEDs (16 second pre-heat time)
- Temperature 2 – 380F / 193C – 2 Yellow LEDs (16 second pre-heat time)
- Temperature 3 – 400F / 204C – 3 Orange LEDs (17 second pre-heat time)
- Temperature 4 – 420F / 215C – 4 Red LEDs (18 second pre-heat time)
The vapor path remains the same as the Pax 2. Like I mentioned above, I’ve found less draw resistance with the Half-Pack lid but everything else seems to be pretty much the same.
Pax Vapor App
Pax 3 Vapor APP Guide [4K Video] ~7:37
The Pax Vapor APP allows you to customize your session with individual temp selections and with different heating profiles. The five different heating profiles are standard, boost mode, efficiency mode, stealth mode and flavor mode.
Boost mode keeps the oven hotter for longer with less auto cooling. I personally like this mode if you are looking for a faster session, you are looking for denser clouds, or you are using the Pax with a water pipe adapter. Efficiency mode ramps up the oven temperature throughout your session so this is an enjoyable setting to use. Stealth mode cools quicker and allows for stealthy light quick hits. Flavor Mode is all about preservation and only heating your herbs when you are drawing, use this mode if you value flavor and vapor smoothness over vapor density.
So far I’ve been using stock settings (with all modes turned off), the efficiency mode, and occasionally Flavor mode for my normal-dry herb sessions, but I’ve been using boost mode when I’m using glass at home or using the concentrate insert. Watch my full pax vapor app guide below.
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*It’s important to note that you don’t need a phone or the app to effectively operate the Pax 3. You can change temps via the power button located at the top just like you would with a Pax or Pax 2. The application only adds additional function and customization.
Chamber Info and Bowl Size
The chamber and bowl size has stayed the same on the Pax 3. The only differences are the three lids that come with the unit instead of just the full-pack oven lid. I have found that I can pack roughly .15-.20 grams of dry herb into the oven when I am using the half-pack lid depending on the grind (medium to coarse grind fits .15 and with an extra fine grind it holds .20). With the standard oven lid, the Pax 3 oven will hold .30-.40 grams of dry herb. With the concentrate insert, I have found less is more, and performance drops and cleaning ramps up if you overload it.
Cleaning and Maintenance
So far I’ve noticed the draw resistance kicks up after around 8-10 bowls. The screen will start to clog around the edges and that’s generally when you’ll want to do a quick cleaning session. You will also want to wipe out the bowl and the underside of the mouthpiece as well. Occasionally you will have to do a full cleaning. You will need the supplied pipe cleaners and some isopropyl alcohol. Wipe out the vapor path, clean out the oven, and give the mouthpiece a good wipe down. A quick cleaning takes a minute or two, and the full cleaning will take about five minutes. Overall the Pax 3 cleaning is easy and straightforward but you do want to stay on top of it to keep your vape performing its best.
If you plan to use the concentrate insert you will have to clean the vapor path, and the underside of the lid a bit more frequently than if you were strictly using dry herbs. The concentrate insert does a very good job of keeping all the liquid contained so I have not had to do any extra cleaning inside the oven itself. I could see the included seal needing to be replaced at some point to ensure it doesn’t leak out and they have included an extra one for that purpose. The insert itself is really easy to clean, you just pop the stainless steel canister itself away from the plastic lid, and then drop it into some isopropyl alcohol.
Overall the Pax 2 and now the Pax 3 vaporizers have always been pretty quick and easy to clean. You just need to stay on top of them or the draw resistance will ramp up and performance will decline.
Battery Specs, Battery Life and Charging Options
This is another big area of improvement. The Pax 3 now has roughly 17% more battery capacity with 3500 mAh vs the 3000 mAh in the Pax 2. In my testing with a full battery charge, I have gotten between 5 and 10 bowls depending on each session’s length and between 95 and 110 minutes of heated total run-time. This is generally getting me 140-180 total draws per charge. In my tests the Pax 3 has taken 95 and 105 minutes to fully charge from completely dead. So if you throw the Pax 3 onto the charger for 1.5 hours, you can expect 1.5 hours of runtime which is really impressive, especially for USB charging.
Honestly, the Pax 3 is probably the best unit for battery life at this point which is extremely impressive for its size, although it would be cool if the battery was user replaceable.
The Pax 3 comes with the magnetic charging dock that charges via USB. It’s not the strongest magnet and you’ll need to rubber band the unit/charging dock together if you plan on charging on the go where it will be bounced around like a backpack. I wish they would have given us the smaller ‘mini-charger’ with the Pax 3 but it’s still available for purchase in the accessories section on their website. I’ve found it attaches much better to the unit and you don’t have to worry about it coming off if you are charging the unit on the go.
Pax 3 Comparisons
The Pax 3 comes in at the high end of the price spectrum and can be considered a “premium” vaporizer especially when you factor in the 10-year warranty. The closest vaporizer to the Pax 3 right now would be the Davinci IQ and I am working on a full comparison article that will be posted soon.
The Crafty is another pocketable unit I really like. With the Crafty you will gain a more free-flowing draw, better flavor, and overall vapor quality. However, you will lose some size and portability and you will definitely lose on heatup time. A new Crafty takes around 2 minutes to heat up and older units can up to 3 minutes to preheat. You will also get at best half battery life with a Crafty.
The Crafty retails for $279 and comes with a 2-year warranty. Check out my crafty review here.
Pax 3 vs Pax 2 Overview: Is the Pax 3 worth the $50-100 difference?
Pax 3 vs Pax 2: If you already have a Pax 2, the main differences between the 2 and the 3 will be the heat up time, battery life, haptic feedback and the Pax Vapor APP. If you don’t care about improved battery, heating, and don’t plan to use concentrates you might be better off just picking up the half-pack lid for your Pax 2 as its easily worth the $13 price for me.
Now if you don’t have the Pax 2, even though the Pax 2 is now cheaper at $149 I still definitely recommend going straight for the Pax 3 “Complete Kit” because you get the half pack lid and the concentrate insert. You are really not spending much extra to get the upgraded internals and accessories which are definitely worth that price in my opinion. Especially if you’ll be using concentrates. If you’re not a big concentrate user I would recommend getting the “Device Only” option and picking up the half-pack lid. The half-pack lid makes a huge difference if you’ll be vaping single user sessions.
Summary: Should you buy the Pax 3?
Overall I’m really impressed with the upgrades on the Pax 3. It’s definitely not a “new” vaporizer as far as design and aesthetics but internally Pax Labs made some great improvements. The faster heat up time has me reaching the Pax 3 more than any other vaporizer in my collection currently and you can’t beat the portability/concealment factor.
If you are looking for a vaporizer that is easy to use, reliable with a great warranty, consistent, enjoyable to use, and really stealthy the Pax 3 could very well be a perfect fit for you. I can already tell my Pax 3 is going to get more use than any of my other portables this winter on the ski slopes!
I recommend picking up the Pax 3 directly from Pax LABS or via Vapeworld. Both will ensure you get the manufacturer warranty from a trusted reputable source.
If you have any questions about the Pax 3, Pax 2 or any other vaporizer, feel free to leave a comment below or hit me up on my contact page and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for checking out my Pax 3 review and have a great day!
Hey guys buzz here with vaporizerwizard.com and today I’ll be reviewing the Pax 3 portable vaporizer by PaxLabs. The Pax 3 is a portable conduction vaporizer offering the ability to vape both dry herbs and concentrates. The Pax 3 is currently one of my highest rated portable vaporizers for overall portability next to the Grasshopper. Not only does the Pax 3 last for 100 minutes of average continuous use but it’s extremely easy to pocket and conceal out on the go. This makes the Pax 3 my most used vaporizer for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, skiing or snowboarding.
The Pax 3 ranks highest in categories like average battery life, ease of use, durability, and overall portability.
The new Pax 3 features a bunch of internal changes including a 15-20second heat up time, an adjustable temp spectrum via the Bluetooth and Pax Labs smartphone app, an upgraded battery, and a newly designed concentrate lid. The outside is exactly the same dimensions of the Pax 2, but they changed the outer shell to a Polished finish instead of brushed aluminum and the entire unit weighs about 3 grams more.
At the time of this video the Pax 3 retails for $275. You can click the links in the about section or the top left corner to get the current price and a full review on my website.
Throughout this Pax 3 vaporizer review, I’ll go over the new features, battery life, charging options, the different chamber lids, I’ll go over some comparisons, and finish up with my preferred loading techniques and a quick vape session.
Pax 3 Review:
So here is the Pax 3 vaporizer. The first thing you’ll notice is how light and durable it feels in the hands. You’ll also notice that they changed the outer shell from brushed aluminum to a polished finish. I have noticed more finger prints and it’s not as easy to keep clean but a quick wipe down will leave it looking fresh again. I haven’t had any big drops or bad scratches yet to test the durability of the outer shell but I’ll be taking it skiing all winter to see how it holds up.
The design and functionality is very basic with the Pax 3. You have the chamber and chamber insert, which is located at the bottom. You have the mouthpiece that is located at the top, and the power button is located under the mouthpiece.
Included with the Pax 3 is the vaporizer itself, some cleaning tools, 3 extra chamber screens, 1 concentrate insert, 2 chamber inserts (half-pack and full-pack), 2 mouthpieces (flat and raised), a micro USB charging cable, keychain + keyring, and lastly the Pax Vapor Smartphone APP.
The Pax 3 comes with pretty much everything you’ll need. Some extras I recommend but not needed would be a good bubbler for home use (this is the d020-d), a water pipe adapter (something like this one or this one), and possibly an external battery pack like this anker. This type of battery pack will fully charge your Pax 3 from dead 2-3 times.
Pax 3 Size and Weight w/ Comparisons
The exact dimensions of the Pax 3 are 3.87 inches tall by 1.21 inches wide by .85 inches deep and it weighs roughly 93 grams. By comparison the Crafty is 135 grams, the Firefly 2 is 140 grams, the Davinci IQ is 145 grams and the Titanium Grasshopper weighs 55 grams.
How to use the Pax 3:
You get two different mouthpieces with the Pax 3, one flat and one raised. I personally prefer to use the flat mouthpiece for not only the concealment factor but also the raised mouthpiece seems to produce hotter temps on my lips, most noticeable with aggressive draws.
Both mouthpieces swap out very easily. Just get a fingernail in the groove and lift up for the flat mouthpiece and push to one side or the other to remove the raised mouthpiece.
Next we’ll go over the different chamber lids. The first one and original chamber lid is the full-pack. I prefer to use this one when I’m vaping with multiple people. You can also use it if you wanted to pack one bowl and break it down into multiple sessions. Using the same bowl for multiple sessions lowers the efficiency and flavor so it’s generally not recommended, but it does work well when I am skiing and its tough to repack. The Pax 3 works best when the chamber is fully packed which means it will hold around .3 grams and provide 20-30 draws in a session.
The half-pack lid is perfect for 1-2 people and will provide about 10-15 draws in a roughly 10 minute session. Keep in mind that you can speed up a session or slow it down based on the temps you vape at and what type of herb you are using. The Half-pack lid really improves the efficiency for smaller sessions with the Pax 3. It’s still not as efficient as an on-demand convection vaporizer like the Firefly 2 or Grasshopper, but it’s a big improvement over the standard lid.
Last is the new Concentrate Lid. It’s basically a canister attached to a lid with seals so none of the materials leak out regardless of how you hold your Pax 3. I’ve found the sessions to be very enjoyable and a little amount goes a long way. Personally, I feel like the concentrate insert is nice to have but it’s not going to replace your dab rig or e-nail. It’s more for someone who mainly vapes dry herbs but likes the option to use some concentrates now and again. Overall, the concentrate insert works well without creating a mess to clean up.
All of the lids are easy to remove. For the dry herb full and half-pack, just press down on either side and pull out. For the concentrate insert, just grab the edges and pull it straight out. The concentrate insert does stick out of the bottom a little bit but that’s because the canister takes up the majority of the space in the chamber and it can’t be tilted side to side. It can only go straight in, or come straight out. So it definitely removes some of the concealment factor when using the concentrate insert but also makes it easy to replace.
Chamber Specs – Loading recommendations
I can get about .3 grams of herb with the full-pack lid and around .15 grams with the half-pack lid. Extra fine grinds will produce the best clouds and dense vapor but will increase draw resistance and increase cleaning frequency. My personal preference is to use the half-pack lid with an average to fine grind and pack down the herbs pretty tightly. This gives me a good combination of air flow and vapor density. I only use the full chamber when multiple people are involved or if I plan to use a single oven for multiple sessions. The full-pack is often too big for one person and can lead to wasting of your herbs.
To add material to the concentrate insert, lift up on either end of the canister and drop the materials into the bottom while avoiding the air paths. I recommend starting out with a small amount and add more later if needed. The oven doesn’t get anywhere near as hot as a dab rig or e-nail so it takes a longer time to extract. Once you have some materials in the canister, place the lid back on the canister and you’re ready to insert the lid into the oven. The canister also removes from the lid for easy for easy cleaning. The bottom does stick out of the unit a little bit to make it easier to remove. I recommend temperature 4 for concentrate use.
Battery and Charging Info:
The Pax 3 uses a rechargeable non-replaceable 3500mAh 18650sized battery which is an upgrade from the 3000mAh in the Pax 2. I’ve been averaging about 100 minutes of use on a full charge and about 100 minutes to charge the unit from dead. Four solid white petals indicate the Pax 3 is fully charged and when all four petals blink red 3 times, it needs to be charged.
I rarely ever run out of battery with the Pax 3. A full battery will last me 5-7 sessions which is usually more than enough for a full day worth of activities. But if you want an option to charge the Pax 3 on the go I recommend picking up an external charger like this one. Something like this one will charge the Pax 3 from dead three times. You can also get smaller ones but make sure they output at 2 or 2.1 amps
By comparison the Davinci IQ averages 50-70 minutes of battery life using the same battery as the Pax 3 but features a replaceable battery system. Downside to the IQ is that it takes roughly 240 minutes to fully charge a dead battery within the unit.
The Crafty averages 30 minutes of use and takes roughly 120 minutes to charge from dead.
How to use the Pax 3 without the APP
The Pax 3 uses one button located under the mouthpiece at the top of the unit. To turn the unit on, press the mouthpiece button one time, same to turn it off. Once you turn the unit on the Pax 3 automatically begins heating to your last set temp. Hold down the power button for 2 seconds to get to the temp options. A quick press will change temps. One petal is temp one which is 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Two petals is 380 degrees, temp 3 is 400 and temp 4 is 420. The last option is a custom pre-set temp that can be changed to any temperature within the 360-420 range via the Pax vapor smartphone app.
Shake the device or hold down the power button for 2 seconds to select a temp. The device does NOT heat while you are in temp select mode and you can’t change the pre-set temp without the app.
Pax 3 App Features
First, you get one custom pre-set temp option. You can change it to any temp within the spectrum. You can also change the color theme to blue, yellow, red or the default green. Adjust brightness from 100% to almost completely off. Lock the device, which is a cool feature as long as your phone doesn’t die. Adjust haptic feedback from completely off, to medium, to high. I personally like the high setting.
Lastly the Pax 3 comes with three different games: Paxrun, Paxsays and Paxspin.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The cleaning and maintenance is pretty easy with the Pax 3. You will want to brush out the chamber after a session and when possible, remove the herbs from the chamber as soon as your session is finished. This will reduce cleaning and the smell. If you vape your ovens in a single session you will have a bit less cleaning than users who break bowls into multiple sessions as the excess oils will build up in the vapor path and top mouthpiece area.
At rtughly 10 sessions you’ll need to remove the screen and drop it in some iso. Dip a little bit of ISO on a q-tip and clean the chamber, chamber insert, top area under the mouthpiece and the mouthpiece itself. You may need to scrub the screen after letting it sit in ISO depending on how many sessions its been. You can also just swap out the screen for a new one and clean them all at once.
Lastly, you’ll want to put a little bit of ISO on a pipe cleaner and run it through the vapor path. Be careful not to use too much and let the unit and all pieces completely dry before using the device again.
So now that we’ve covered pretty much everything about the Pax 3 and how to use it, let’s go ahead and jump into the vape session.
Vape Session: (.15 grams, half-pack, fine grind/tight pack, 400 starting temp)
For this vape session I’m using about .15 grams with a fine grind, tight pack, and the half-pack chamber insert. My starting temp will be 400 degrees Fahrenheit and I’ll jump up to 420 degrees with the bubbler. I usually start a session out at 360, stepping up to 380 and finishing at 400 but I wanted to show what kind of clouds the pax 3 is capable of producing during the demo. The lower temps will produce better flavor and I really only use the 420 temp for concentrates or to finish off a session. I’ve been averaging about 15-20 second heat up times depending on the temp with a full battery.
The Half-Pack chamber insert is perfect for 1-2 people. Draws per session changed based on personal use and length of draws, but I would say I average about 10-15 draws and a session will typically last about 10 minutes depending on temps.
The full-pack chamber insert basically doubles the draws and the session length. I prefer to use the full lid when I’m with a group of friends or if I’m planning to use a single oven for multiple sessions. I average about 20-25 draws and a session will last about 20 minutes on average. Again these will vary depending on your personal preferences.
The Pax 3 features a motion sensor which activates standby mode when the device is not being used. Standby mode will rapidly cool the device and help save herbs. I really like this crEompared to basically every other unit with a set time limit auto shutoff. The Pax 3 will stay on as long as you are using it, and it will go into standby and eventually shut itself off anytime you set it down and forget about it.
The draw resistance is about average for a portable conduction vaporizer and I’ve noticed an improvement in air flow with the half-pack chamber. Finer grinds will increase draw resistance while producing bigger clouds while averagegrinds will be easier to draw from but the clouds won’t be as dense.
The Pax 3 is very easy to pass around and the weirdest thing for you or your friends might be the draw resistance. I try to explain it as sipping from a cup of hot tea and basically slow down your draw until you feel no resistance.
There are a couple different options for water pipe adapters. Two options I recommend is the delta 3d studios wpa or the new vape male water pipe adapter. Both of these WPA’s will work with the Pax 2 and Pax 3.
Lastly, I’m using the d020-d bubbler.
PROS and CONS
My first pro is the size, durability and portability. The Pax 3 is my go to portable vaporizer for outdoor activities because I know I can conceal it easily and it’s tough enough for rugged adventures.
Next is the battery life. I average about 5-7 sessions on a full charge which is about 100 minutes of continuous use. This is more than enough battery life for a full days’ worth of activities and the Pax 3 will fully charge from dead in 100 minutes.
The Pax 3 is easy to use, operate and maintain plus it comes with a 10 year warranty.
You also get tons of options. The new concentrate lid performs exactly as described while being easy to use and easy to clean. You also get two different dry herb chamber lids and two different mouthpieces.
The last two pros would be the 15-20 second average heat up times and the Pax 3 offers precise temp options between 360 and 420 degrees Fahrenheit with the Pax APP.
Moving on to the cons, the first downside to the Pax 3 would be the draw resistance. It’s not bad compared to other conduction vaporizers but like I mentioned earlier, it’s definitely not as free flowing as models like the Firefly 2 or Grasshopper.
Next con is the fact that you have to use the app to select precise temps or change the custom pre-set temp. It would have been nice to be able to select a specific temperature without having to pull out your phone and open up the app.
Next small complaint would be that the Pax 3 uses a stainless steel chamber, stainless steel vapor path, but uses a food grade silicone mouthpiece.
Lastly, the magnet in the charging dock is pretty weak so you’ll need to wrap a rubber band around the unit and charging dock if you’ll be charging on the move.
So overall the Pax 3 is a very good vaporizer if you’re looking for ultimate portability, quick pre-heat times, an option for concentrates and above average battery life.
I’ve said it a million times but I always reach for the Pax when I’m heading out to go hiking, biking, skiing, or snowboarding because I know that it will easily fit in my pockets and it’s durable enough to survive whatever I throw at it.
You can pick up the Pax 3 or check out my full Pax 3 article with more pictures by following the links down below in the about section.
If you already have the Pax 2 or thinking about buy the Pax 2 instead of the Pax 3, the biggest upgrades will be the faster pre-heat times, better battery life and access to the app. As far as I know the concentrate insert will be interchangeable with the Pax 2. So if you don’t really care about the increased heat up times and you don’t currently run out of battery life, the Pax 2 might work just fine for you.
As always, if you have any questions about the Pax 3 or any other vaporizer, feel free to leave a comment down below or contact me on my website vaporizerwizard.com.
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Blue Pax 2 and Black Pax 3
The Pax 3 is every bit as good as the Pax 2 with some key upgrades. The Pax 3 now features 15-20 second pre-heats, bluetooth connectivity, a concentrate insert, and a bigger battery (3500mAh now vs 3000mAh on Pax 2). I recommend picking up the Pax 3 directly from PaxLabs or check out Vapeworld.