The PAX series has never failed to impress a vape enthusiast. When it comes to vaporizing flowers, they have always been trendsetters. For years, PAX 2 ruled the market, and just when you thought that it cannot get any better, we have its successor.
With the bar set high, PAX 3 looks promising. Perhaps, its matte finish is not made to deceive you.
What’s in The Box?
PAX 2 is a stellar product and is popular among users looking for a pocket-friendly solution to vaping dry herbs.
It comes with a brushed metal finish and is available in charcoal and silver color. Alongside a brand new PAX 2 in the box, you can find a charging dock with cable, a cleaning kit, a flat mouthpiece, and a raised mouthpiece, middle filters for the oven, and a standard oven lid.
The PAX 2 was designed to be smaller, lighter and more powerful than the original PAX. It features top-class technology that adds convenience to users and a smooth experience with every drag.
PAX 2 boasts the following features:
- 4 Preset Temperatures (360°F, 380°F, 400°F and 420°F)
- Stainless Steel Chamber
- 3000 mAh Battery
- Anodised Aluminium Finish
- Lip Sensing Heating System
Some of these features are a part of the PAX 3 model as well. However, there’s always something extra that comes with an upgrade. Let’s compare the two so you can decide which one better suits your needs.
What’s New With PAX 3?
PAX 3 is a powerful yet discreet model of its twin-predecessor with a few extra features. Despite its close resemblance to PAX 2, PAX 3 can be distinguished by its shiny metallic looks which are available in five colors.
You can find a charging cradle, a cleaning kit, and oven filters in The Basic PAX 3 Kit, which also comes with two kinds of silicone mouthpieces, a flat one and a raised one adjacent to a standard lid.
Additionally, in The Complete Kit, you will also find a half pack oven lid to closely pack the material in case of using smaller quantities. It is a multipurpose tool that can be used as a packing tool for your dry herb.
Their latest advancement is the concentrate oven which makes PAX 3 compatible with sticky extracts. It also comes with an inbuilt Bluetooth device allowing you to customize the oven temperature and brightness of the clover lights. You can also choose among different dynamic modes to find your preferred setting.
Let’s have a closer look through these features,
Smart Lip Sensing Technology
Both models have a lip sensing technology which means the device can gradually drop its temperature when not in use. It can be beneficial to conserve the material.
Mouthpiece as Per Your Convenience
Both PAX 2 and PAX 3 come with a pair of mouthpieces; a flat mouthpiece and a raised mouthpiece, you can choose either as per your convenience.
Advanced Oven Lids For Varied Oven Load
Each PAX has a stainless steel oven welded with a non-ceramic thin-film heater. As a rule of thumb, you need to pack the material as closely as possible for the best experience. It also results in a better smoke consistency.
PAX 2 comes with a standard lid, which works well when the dry herb is packed to the top. But with smaller qualities of the material, there’s a lot of space left within the oven after you firmly tamp down the substance used. Half packed oven lids, included in The Complete PAX 3 Kit could be of excellent use here.
PAX 3 Comes With Added Concentrates Support
Unlike PAX 2, its successor model isn’t limited to just dry herbs. One of the essential upgrades of PAX 3 is its concentrate insert oven. PAX 3 comes along with an added CNC machined aluminum oven for extracts compatibility. You can use sticky concentrates, such as wax or crumble, and can incorporate up to 10-20 milligrams of the material. PAX 3’s advanced conduction heating with the new concentrate oven provides you an easy and compact solution to dabbing. This feature allows PAX 3 to gain some extra points over PAX 2.
PAX 3 Have a Faster In-built Processor
PAX 3 takes about 15-20 seconds to turn on or to reach the set temperature, whereas PAX 2 takes almost double the time for the same. All you have to do is hold the power button and the lights will automatically transform to Green, indicating the device is hot enough.
Both PAX 2 and PAX 3 have a lithium-ion battery, which takes 2-3 hours to fully charge. Although PAX 3 has a higher capacity in terms of battery life with 3500 Mah inbuilt battery, whereas PAX 2 has 3000 Mah inbuilt battery. This allows PAX 3 to be more durable, lasting up to 8-10 sessions.
Bluetooth Device to Control Various Features of PAX 3
PAX 3’s inbuilt Bluetooth device allows you to further customize your device by connecting your device to the PAX app on your phone. You can name your PAX on the app, change the heating modes and basically take care of everything from your phone. That’s what we call convenience and technology.
Have a Better Control Over The Oven Temperature
PAX 3 supports a temperature range of 360°F to 420°F.
Although you can also access a few temperature presets by pushing down the mouthpiece, you can be more precise with the temperature setting through a smartphone application.
Choose Among Different Dynamic Modes
The PAX application inducts four dynamic mode presets, which are optimized based on different vapor production and temperature settings. For example, Stealth is well suited if you want a faster cooling rate and Flavor is meant to give you better flavor production.
PAX 3: Basic Kit or Complete Kit?
PAX3 provides you with two different accessory bundles. The basic kit costs $199.99 and includes a charging device with a charging cable, and both mounted and flat mouthpieces.
The complete kit costs $249.99, which is $50 more than the basic kit. It has a few more added goodies such as a concentrate insert, a multi-tool, a half pack lid, and three extra screens. This comes out to be a deal that you must not let go of as the concentrate insert oven itself costs $50 if purchased separately.
PAX 2 on the other hand is an excellent choice if you prefer dry herb over concentrates, you can get it at $134.99. If you already own a PAX 2, and are happy with it but would like to keep the concentrate oven as an option, get it separately, it’s compatible with both the devices.