The Pax 3 Vaporizer Is The Boss Vape of Them All
The Pax 3 Vaporizer has such superb quality in taste and vapor when used with dry herbs
Our Rating: 9.6/10
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The Pax 3 Vaporizer is the latest installment of vaporizers from Pax Labs. Pax Labs has delivered quality vaporizers that have grown in popularity in recent years. To be more versatile for their users and to compete with other companies, they have produced a vaporizer that is used with dry herbs and concentrates.
When Pax produced the Pax 3 vaporizer, they chose to keep much of the outer design similar to past devices that people have come to recognize. By keeping the general design the same, Pax was able to concentrate on the inner workings of this device.
Overview of the Pax 3 Vaporizer
The Pax 3 Vaporizer comes with the ability to download an app to use with the device similar to many of the new vaporizers on the market. When using the app, you are also able to register your device with Pax Vapor.
The Pax 3 Vaporizer charger that is included with the device is magnetic.This charger clips into place when the device is on the charging unit and being charged. It is a handy way to charge without the added hassle of charging cords.
I personally love the idea of a magnetic charger. I have had more luck with charging my units that have this feature.
The vaporizer itself has a sleek aluminum body. You can choose what color you would like for the body. The four color options are black, gold, rose gold, and silver.
When you receive your Pax 3 Vaporizer, it is already set up with its standard chamber cover right out of the box. The vaporizer is fitted with its regular mouthpiece that is flat for more comfortable use. To help you pack or empty your chamber, you are provided the Pax Multi-tool, which is actually very helpful.
The Pax Vaporizer can be kept clean by using the maintenance kit, the pipe cleaners, and the brush provided. If needed, there is a quick start guide and instruction booklet in the box as well.
Design of the Pax Vaporizer
This device has a few different options for the user to make your vaping experience better. The Pax 3 gives the ability to change chamber covers and mouthpieces according to your own vaping preferences. When you unpack the Pax Vaporizer, it comes preset with the flat mouthpiece.
This mouthpiece is the most aesthetically pleasing as it sits level with the device and will not stick out like the other mouthpiece provided. There is a larger mouthpiece provided if that is your preference, but it does not look as good on the device. The mouthpiece will not sit even with the device and juts out from the top, making it a little more awkward to carry with you.
Oven Lids Provided
The Pax Vaporizer contains a heating chamber at the bottom of the device. This chamber is also called the oven which has interchangeable oven lids to better fit different vaping sessions.
There are three different lids to choose from. One of the lids is dedicated strictly to concentrates. The other two lids are variations for using dry herbs. The dry herb oven lids comes in two variations. You have the choice to either use the full oven lid or the half oven lid.
The difference between the two lids is the thickness of each insert. If you would like to use a smaller amount of material, you are able to use the half oven lid. This lid will help you still get good vape quality even with a smaller amount of material.
The Pax Vaporizer does best when you have the correct lid placed on the device. The other lid provided is made for concentrates only. The lid has a container to hold the concentrate and the bottom of the lid is thicker than that of the two dry herb lids.
When you use the concentrate lid with the Pax Vaporizer, it does not sit flush with the device since it is larger and thicker in size.
With some of the components jutting out of the sides of the device it can be a little awkward to carry with you. For those of us that are on the go it can be slightly annoying to carry so many components with our vaporizer in order to use it.
However, if you already know what material you are going to be using you can plan ahead and bring the correct lid with you. At the bottom of the concentrate lid, a canister opens up to hold your concentrate.
When you are placing the concentrate into the lid you need to be very careful to keep the concentrate out of the air paths. This would clog up the device and make for a bad vaping experience.
The concentrates can only be placed between the air path holes in the bottom of the canister making it a little more difficult to load concentrates into the device. Once the concentrate is loaded correctly you are able to insert it into the oven and you are ready to go.
Upgraded from The Pax 2
The upgrades from the Pax 2 to the Pax 3 have been brilliant. To start, the Pax 3 Vaporizer has a much more clever user experience than that of the Pax 2. It has a feedback system that is able to communicate what state your device is in at all times.
The responsiveness of the system has been built on by adding sensors to the vaporizer which has added lip-sensing technology and an internal accelerometer. The battery has also been made better by upgrading from 3000mAh to 3500mAh, which allows this device to heat up quicker.
The Pax 3 Vaporizer is able to heat up in around 10 to 15 seconds. All of these upgrades have increased this vaporizer's performance vastly.
Easy to Use
The Pax Vaporizer is an easy to use device. This device has an activation button which is located at the top of the vaporizer in the center of the mouthpiece. This button is the main button you will use to select and scroll through all options.
Once you push this button, your device will turn on which will immediately initiate the heating system. You are able to adjust the temperature by holding the button for two seconds. After two seconds you will enter the temperature control mode. To shuffle through the four preset temperature levels just click the button. Once you are able to find one that you would like to use, hold the button again to select it.
To see what state the battery is in, just shake the device. This will cause the Pax Vape to display the battery level. It will be displayed in LEDs with up to four lights.
One light is the lowest charge and four would be fully charged. This battery is usually able to last for up to seven sessions depending on how you choose to run the device.
When the Pax Vaporizer is heating up, the LED interface will show you this by displaying purple. Once this light turns green you are ready to vape.
After your session you can turn the vaporizer off by clicking the main activation button again.
The smart phone app is an exciting new feature that has been added to the Pax 3 Vape. It is a free app that you can download on either your iOS or Android device.
This app will allow you to control temperatures on your device easily and access new features with heating profiles.
Pairing the vaporizer with your smart phone is easy and fast after you have downloaded the app. This app allows you to set the temperature with more precision for a customized vaping experience.
You are able to change the temperature down to the degree with a click of a button. When you are in this app, you are also able to access the vaporizer settings. You are able to change the brightness of the LED display, lock the device, look at software upgrades, and even play a few of the built-in games.
If there is an upgrade for your device, the app will send you a notification. After you get a notification you can use the app to start the upgrade.
There are different heating profiles that you can access by using the app. This will change the temperature of the device so you get the best vaping experience according to the setting selected. It is very useful to use these profiles to better hone your vaporizer to the material you are using. The app is useful and easy to use and only adds to your experience with the Pax 3.
Dry Herb Lids
The Pax Vaporizer has the ability to be used for both dry herbs and concentrates. (There's a reason it's considered an industry best weed vape). To use this vaporizer with dry herbs you will need to grind your herbs.
Pick a weed grinder that will prepare your herb as finely as possible or you will not be able to get a good quality vapor. This is a slight down fall to this unit, but it can be fixed by simply finding a good quality grinder.
To get a quality experience, the oven should be packed full. While it does need to be full, it should be loose enough to allow for air to flow through the herb. The best way to pack your herb is to use the Multi-tool that was provided with the device.
A great aspect about the Pax 3 Vaporizer is that you are able to switch out the full oven lid with the half oven lid if you do not have enough material to pack the oven. If you want to use less of your material or want a shorter vaping session, you are still able to without losing quality.
Pax 3 Vaporizer produces the cleanest vapor of any.
When you have a herb that is finely ground and your oven is tightly packed, you will be able to get an even heat throughout the herb which produces better vapor taste and aroma.
Using the dry herb lids with this vaporizer gives outstanding vape quality. You do not lose any flavor quality and the smell of your vapor comes out pure. The Pax 3 Vaporizer produces a lot of vapor that you can actually see.
When using the Pax 3 Vaporizer, you get very little draw resistance. This allows you to take in full breaths without having to pull too hard. This device uses internal sensors to indicate how you are currently using the device.
It can tell when you are holding the vaporizer or if you have put it down. It can also tell when you are drawing from the vaporizer. The temperature the device runs at will be adjusted according to what the sensors read and then transmit to the device.
This helps the device avoid running too hot when it is not being used which can help decrease the amount of material you waste.
The Pax 3 has been a very impressive upgrade from the Pax 2. This line of vaporizers has delivered in quality with dry herbs as well as concentrates. The vapor that this unit produces has outstanding flavor and aroma every time. Using the app will allow for a personally customized experience according to your preferences with your specific material.
The Pax 3 Vaporizer is able to pull all of the flavor from your material until it has been completely exhausted.
Changing over to using concentrates is effortless with the Pax 3 and is very similar to using the dry herb lids. To load the concentrate lid, you have to make sure you do not allow the concentrate to get into the air holes which could clog your device. The concentrate must be placed on the bottom on the canister between these air holes. Once you have loaded the lid, you can close it and you are ready to put it into your device.
With the canister set up, you can insert it into the oven. When this is loaded together, it will not sit flat with the machine like the dry herb lids. The device is ready to use. Simply click the power button to start heating the concentrate.
Using concentrates means you will need to use the vaporizer at its highest heat setting which can be changed in the heat control on the device or on your smart phone. While heating, the LEDs will display purple. Once they change to green, the Pax 3 Vaporizer will vibrate to indicate that it is ready for use.
Summary and Recommendation
While I was extremely impressed by the quality of vapor from the dry herbs, I was more disappointed by the quality of vapor from the concentrate lid. The pax vapor that was produced had decent flavor and did produce a large amount of visible vapor.
This vaporizer is just not as powerful when using concentrates. The vaporizer has such superb quality in taste and vapor with dry herbs. It is very hard to live up to that expectation with concentrates.
Regardless, it still produces vapors that are satisfactory. However, I was not quite as blown away as I was with the dry herb lids.
Overall, the quality of the Pax 3 Vaporizer is astounding. It is on par with the competition in terms of its new features and its general performance.
The only draw back of this device is that it does not have full temperature spectrum control on the device. You must be logged into the app to access this feature. The vaporizer is easy to use without the app, you only lose the ability to customize it as much.
The added benefit of having an app to use creates an interactive experience. This unit does a decent job when using concentrates. If you strictly use concentrates, this is not the vaporizer that I would recommend.
On the other hand, this is the vaporizer I would recommend to anyone who primarily uses dry herbs. With all of the features of the Pax 3 has to offer, it is one of the better options we have available for a versatile vaporizer.
It is not as portable as some of the other vaporizers available only because it can have many interchangeable parts. If you plan ahead, you can set up this vaporizer before hand and avoid carrying everything with you. As a whole, the Pax 3 Vaporizer is a great vaporizer to use.
Our Rating: 9.6/10
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