Pax 2 Vaporizer Review


by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: December 15, 2020

pax 2 desktop

Review Score: 89/100

Price Range:
4``h X 1``w X 1``d
Charcoal, Platinum
Manufactured by:
Pax Labs INC.
LED Display
Works with:
  • Herbs icon


  • Longer battery life
  • Smoother vapor
  • Smart temperature control feature
  • Superior hidden features


  • Superior hidden features

Starting Price: $ 150

The Pax 2 is the successor of the popular Pax by Ploom. The original was a crowd pleaser, to say the least, and the Pax 2 sets the bar even higher by being smaller, smarter, and more powerful. This Pax 2 brings a lot of new features to the table while staying true to what Pax fans loved about the original.

This is a conduction herb vaporizer that can reach vaping temperatures in under a minute, and it’s one of the smallest premium vaporizers on the market. It has four temperature settings that range from 360 degrees Fahrenheit to 420 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature is changed by simply pressing down on the mouthpiece.

pax 2 desktop

This portable vaporizer is extremely easy to clean, and it doesn’t require the user to do so too often. A light cleaning every week or two should be more than enough for heavy users, but frequent cleaning will result in more flavorful vaping sessions. It depends on the user’s preference, but it’s convenient that the individual user can clean this device as often as they want to without it becoming an issue.

Getting Started with the Pax 2

In the box, the owner will find the Pax 2, a magnetic charging dock, two different mouthpieces, and a few cleaning supplies that’ll last for the first several cleanings. Everything about the unit, the packaging, and the included supplies screams premium!
Pax 2 Dry Herb Vaporizer Kit image
Before vaping, the user will need to charge the device. Plug in the charging dock, hold the Pax near the dock and watch it snap into place. The four-petal interface on the front of the pax will begin to glow. Each petal represents 25% battery life. Once all four petals are lit, the device is fully charged.

When loading the bowl, grind up about 3 grams. This will be the perfect amount to get a well-packed bowl and a smooth vape session. When breaking up the herb, grind very fine. This will maximize the amount of vapor produced.

The Pax 2 User Experience

The original Pax was loved because it brought vaping to a smaller form factor than the industry had previously seen. The Pax 2 is noticeably smaller, and it even manages to provide much smoother vapor and 30% more battery life. This is a fantastic successor because it improves upon the original in every area.
Pax 2 Portable Vaporizer Charcoal Back-side image
Cleaning the Pax couldn’t be easier. The air path is completely straight, and it opens on either side. Before cleaning the unit the bottom of the herb chamber needs to be popped out. Once it’s removed, the included scrubbing supplies should be easily inserted through the top or bottom of the device. The included isopropyl alcohol will help with deeper cleaning but use it sparingly. Liquids of any kind don’t play nicely with electronic devices when used in excess.

Pax 2 Hidden Features

The developers of the Pax hid away several fun hidden features. There are probably a lot that users haven’t even found yet, but there are a few easter eggs that every Pax 2 owner should know about. Hold the 2 Pax horizontally with the mouthpiece facing your left. Rotate it five times to initiate party mode. In party mode, the four LED leaves will begin to pulse and change color. Rotate the device eight more times to start a game of Simon!
Pax 2 Portable Vaporizer Hands-On image
Simon on the Pax has twenty levels, and it rewards the user after beating all of them. After beating level twenty, go to the oven temperature menu by holding down the power button. Next, click the power button five times rapidly to select a new tone that will play every time the device is powered on! Another cool and intuitive feature is the Pax 2’s smart temperature control. When the unit is put down, the temperature reduces in order to save vapor! After a while, it will shut down unless picked up. If it’s picked up, the temperature goes back to its original setting.

Devices Like the Pax 2

Pax 3

The Pax 3 improves upon the Pax 2 in a few ways, but the vapor amount and quality is mostly the same. The Pax 3 has slightly better battery life and a smartphone app that allows the user to customize the temperatures of the four LED leaves.
PAX 3 vaporizer image
Those that are on a budget and those that don’t need full temperature control will be very happy with the Pax 2. However, those that want only the latest and greatest will be glad that they spent a little extra on the Pax 3.

G Pen Elite

The G Pen Elite offers an equally intuitive user interface as well as full temperature control, but the vapor quality isn’t quite up to par with that of the Pax. Nevertheless, the experience is great. It’s also a bit less than the Pax.
G Pen Elite image
The price is right where it should be, and those on a tight budget may prefer something like the G Pen Elite. The inclusion of full temperature control in such a portable, well-designed product makes this unit one of great value.

Pax 2 Specifications

Dimensions: 4“h X 1“w X 1“d
Colors: Charcoal, Platinum
Indicator: LED Display
Manufactured by: Pax Labs INC.
Chamber Capacity: .40 Gram Herb Chamber
Battery Capacity: 2600 mAh Battery
Charge Time: ~120 Minutes
Temperature Range: 360-420F

Pros and Cons


  • Longer battery life
  • Smoother vapor
  • Smoother vapor
  • Superior hidden features


  • New devices come with a 2-year warranty

Last Word on the Pax 2 Review

Pax is a premium brand that makes premium devices. The Pax 2 was priced higher than many vaporizers like it when it was released, but that extra cash buys the user a lot. It buys premium materials, premium parts, premium design, integrated easter eggs, a beautifully simplistic aesthetic, and a two-year warranty.

That being said, the 2 Pax has seen a drastic price reduction since the release of the Pax 3. It has a great price for the quality. The 2 Pax is a great vaporizer, and it isn’t hard to recommend.

Published: September 26, 2016Updated: December 15, 2020

Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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2 comments on “Pax 2 Vaporizer Review

  • Jason McConnell

    November 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I absolutely love mine. What pods are you talking about?

  • Gary Erichson

    March 1, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Reviews were very good so I bought one. Concept and quality are excellent. Super easy to use. The pods are positively awful….and EXPENSIVEl! It takes two long hits to feel a buzz. A $20 vape pen and a $25 pod will do a better job with one hit.