Review

Pax 3 Vaporizer Review: Why Is It so Attractive?

Pax 3
Pax 3

Review Score

Dimensions: 3.87 x 1.21 x 0.85 Inches

Works with: Loose Leaf, Concentrates

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The newest addition to the popular Pax lineup, Pax 3, is an industry-leading dry herb and wax concentrate vaporizer. It improves on a lot of fields and refines some of the best features of its predecessor Pax 2, such as the amount of sessions per charge, heat up times, larger battery life, and many more.

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.

Contents

Specifications

Pax 3 Vaporizer

Battery Capacity:
3500mAh
Charging Time:
90 minites
Temperature Range:
360-420ºF
Heat-up Time:
15s
Colors:
Black, Teal, Silver, Rose Gold, Rose Gold

Package Contents

Pax 3 comes with two different choices – the device only or the complete kit. The former option contains the device itself, a cleaning kit, two different mouthpieces, a magnetic charging dock, and a full oven lid.

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.

Pax 3 Complete kit

Design & Build Quality

The unit’s design is minimalist but very modern and stylish. It’s got a matte finish and comes in four different colors: rose gold, black, teal and silver. It’s rectangle-shaped with rounded corners, and the device itself can be gripped firmly since it’s not overly wide. The smooth finish goes along well with the durable full-aluminum build.

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.

Functionality

The Pax 3 is filled through the bottom by removing the magnetically-sealed cap and filling the heating chamber with herbs. For use with concentrates, fill the included insert and replace the original cap with it.

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.

Pax 3

Performance & Vapor

Heat up times on this unit are amazing. The higher the temperature, the longer it takes, but it still manages to get to the wanted heat level in around 20 seconds. Vapor quality is very smooth and consistent for the device of this size. It’s a bit on the warmer side, so you’ll need to play with the temperature to find your perfect settings.

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.

Application

One of the highly anticipated features and the main separating factor between Pax 2 and 3, the Pax Vapor app connects to your vaporizer via Bluetooth. It’s packed full with useful customization options such as heating profile selection, manual temperature control, LED lights modifications, haptic feedback strength, etc.

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.

Pax 3 Kit

Battery

With 3500mAh capacity, Pax 3 doesn’t need to be changed very frequently. An average vaper will be able to get around 10 sessions of 10 minutes each on a single charge. This is pretty impressive when you factor in the quick heat-up times.

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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • A bit on the expensive side
  • Vapor production is subpar
  • Not very good with concentrates
  • Can be charged only through the dock

Verdict

The Pax 3 Vaporizer has a lot of quality-of-life improvements that make the relatively high price point worth it. It’s an elegant, portable unit that you won’t even notice in your pocket.

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.

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