Works with: Loose Leaf, Concentrates
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The main selling points of Pax 3 are its portability and subtlety, as well as top-notch build quality. Now, let’s go into the details and see all of the things that this device brings to the table.
The complete kit is a must if you want to vape concentrates since it contains the corresponding insert. Additionally, there’s an extra oven lid, three replacement screens, multi-tool, and a carrying pouch included.
Design & Build Quality
There are indicators on the device are four tiny LED lights that represent either heat settings or the remaining battery life. On the back is a magnetic connector through which the device is going to be charged.
Full oven lid has the capacity of anywhere between .30 – .40 grams, depending on how finely grinded the material is. After it’s been filled, the device is booted up by pressing on the mouthpiece. To set the desired heat level, hold down the mouthpiece until the LED lights up, after which you’ll be able to cycle through the options indicated by the color of the LED.
There are five heat options in total – four already present and one that the user can modify through an app. The four included are:
- 360F – represented by one green LED
- 380F – 2 yellow LED’s
- 400F – 3 orange LED’s
- 420F – 4 red LED’s
Once chosen, hold the button again, and the device will automatically start heating up. It’s going to inform you when it reached the temperature through haptic feedback and LED indicators. At that point, it’s ready to be vaped.
Performance & Vapor
However, the vapor production is sub-par. If you’re a cloud chaser, the Pax 3 won’t suit your needs. When using the concentrate insert, it’s best to fill it about halfway, since the performance and flavor quality drops significantly when it’s full.
The mouthpieces also make a difference. The extended version goes along really well with the look of the device, making it suitable for discrete use, but your mouth gets close to the core of the device, which can get pretty hot. On the other hand, the raised mouthpiece is pretty enjoyable to use and slightly more comfortable. At the end, it all comes down to personal preference.
After your phone and the Pax 3 pair up for the first time, they’re going to automatically connect to one another every consecutive time. The interface is very straightforward and even has video tutorials included.
Opening the app will present you with a real-time temperature monitor as well as different color and brightness options for the LED lights. Going into the heating profiles menu gives you five different options:
- Standard mode – the default, perfect for beginners
- Boost mode – The device remains hot for a longer time with reduced cooling. Ideal for thicker clouds and stronger vapes, but absolutely shreds battery life
- Stealth mode – minimizes the smell by boosting up the cooling systems and reduces the brightness of LED lights. Best if you want to remain discrete
- Efficiency mode – sets the perfect balance between battery life, cooling & heating, and herb durability. Perfect for everyday use
- Flavor mode – as the name suggests, puts the main focus on providing flavorful and smooth vapor. Boosts up the heat to achieve this.
Additionally, there’s a custom slider that can be set to any wanted temperature if none of these options suit you. The app is not a necessity, and the device keeps all of its functionality even without it. However, if you don’t plan on using the app, there’s no point in getting the Pax 3 over its predecessor, Pax 2, which is significantly cheaper.
Recharging it takes around 90 minutes, but it can only be charged through its charging dock since it has no USB ports, which means you’ll have to carry it on longer trips. Also, the battery is integrated and non-removable.
Checking the remaining percentage is very easy. Shake the device quickly and intensively until the LED illuminates. Depending on how many of them light up, you’ll know where it’s at:
- One petal – 25%
- Two petals – 50%
- Three petals – 75%
- Four petals – 100%
Pros and Cons
- Clean & modern design
- Compact – can be carried anywhere
- Long battery life
- Quick recharge
- Very fast heat-up times
- The app is free and very simple to use
- Heating modes have a lot of versatility
- LED and haptic feedback works flawlessly
- A bit on the expensive side
- Vapor production is subpar
- Not very good with concentrates
- Can be charged only through the dock
The app is an excellent addition for the users that appreciate added customization. All things considered, if you’re someone who moves around a lot, there are not many devices that combine both efficiency and miniature size, as well as Pax 3, does.