The Pax 2 is equipped with a deeper oven for consistent heating, along with four heat settings. The heat spectrum is wider, covering more temperature ranges; 10 degrees lesser and higher on both ends. The battery life has also significantly improved.
The following review on the Pax 2 will categorically cover the major differences between the predecessor model and the new, as well as explain some of the newly added features such as the lip sensing technology.
Heating Efficiency and Temperature Options
The four different temperature settings in the Pax 2 are: 360/ 380/ 400 / and 420 degrees Fahrenheit or 180/ 193/ 204/ 215 degrees Celsius. According to the CMO, the Pax 2 is redesigned to integrate both lip-sensing and a specially designed heating algorithm that fixes temperature according to how you normally use it. This algorithm is also focused on the materials rather than on the oven, which ensures an even heat distribution.
Personally, we noticed that with the new heat settings, there was a better flavor. Our herbs were also used more efficiently and single oven packs were distributed evenly into multiple sessions.
The Pax 2 still has the same stainless steel oven as the previous model but it is the chamber that is 90 percent the size of the original. It is not quite as wide and deeper which again, helps with even heating of your herbs.
Portability and Weight
The weight specification is 90.2 grams and the size dimensions are 3.87 inches tall, 1.21 inches wide and .08 inches deep. These measurements are what make the Pax 2 a premium vape and one of the best products in terms of portability and discretion. The original model weighed around 98 grams so the Pax 2 is approximately 10 grams lighter.
The new and improved design of the Pax 2 conceals the fact that the item is a vaporizer and offers fantastic discretion. The mouthpiece is the major difference in the new design. It is placed flush along the opening. Upon first impressions it is impossible to tell what the product is because there is not mouthpiece. This also helps reduce the time needed for cleaning up as there is no residue accumulated in the mouthpiece.
Official Accessories and Extras
There is an extra mouthpiece in the box that kind of attaches like a traditional mouthpiece. We are not really fond of it as it seems to get slightly hot when in contact with the lips. Plus, why use the attachment when the new mouthpiece is such a brilliant disguise! There is no lube in this kit because there is no need for it! But it does come with a bottle of ISO and a cleaning cloth for the vapor path.
We are very impressed with how little maintenance and cleaning is required with the Pax 2. This was one of the biggest flaws of the original unit- that it required extensive and frequent cleanups. Cleaning the vapor path is simple; just dip the stem cloth in the provided bottle of ISO and clear the vapor path with it.
The brand claims that the battery provides an estimated 30% more usage as compared to the original Pax. Offhand we would say that on a single full charge cycle we get 90 minutes of vaping. The previous model had a battery life of about 70 minutes during use. The new model is definitely an improvement not only over the original Pax but also other portable vaporizers.
The Pax 2 is charged by a USB charging dock. The cool thing is that there is nothing to plug into the vaporizer in order to charge it. The USB simply attaches on the outside and starts charging. Also, it is a USB so you can charge anywhere you want on the go. Unfortunately, the battery is not replaceable.
Wrapping it All Up
The Pax 2 exceeded our expectations and is a stellar improvement over the original model. Nearly all the cleaning problems were eliminated thanks to the revamped mouthpieces and we are partial towards the extra innovative features.
A couple of things which we think need attention is the weak magnet of the USB charging dock as it seems to draw resistance and the irreplaceable battery. Despite these small flaws, the Pax 2 has been our favorite vaporizers for outside activities.
You can safely purchase the Pax 2 vaporizer as it comes with a 10-year warranty and is great if you want to conceal it. You can probably get away with passing it off as mp3 player.
Pax 2 Vaporizer
Vaping Daily Rating: 94/100 by Vaping Daily