PAX 3 Review
The PAX 3 is the 3rd in a line of PAX vaporizer products and is easily their best offering. With easy controls, intuitive features, and small design allow for it to be one of the best vaporizers in its price range. Its predecessors boasted so many handy features. However, the PAX 3 Vaporizer not only upped the level but also added to it. Thus, creating an almost entirely different vape that could stray off the PAX line.
Pax 3 Vaporizer Specs and Price Tag:
Released: November 2016
Manufactured By: PAX Labs
Designed For: Loose Leaf and Extract
Dimensions: 3.87 x 1.21 x 0.85
Priced in the middle of the road at $199, the PAX 3 Vaporizer is well worth that price in my opinion. Sure, it might seem expensive, but it delivers more than it promises. It’s available in 4 colors: Black, Gold, Silver and Rose Gold, all of which are very nice and look amazing. The PAX 3 boasts a 10-year warranty which is unprecedented when it comes to vapes and shows just how much they believe in their product.
Who is the PAX 3 Vaporizer for?
This vape is targeted at someone who prefers loose leaf and extracts and also has some vaping experience. Nevertheless, someone who has never vaped before can master it relatively easily.
Ex-smokers will particularly take a liking to this product because the vapor emulates smoke in its denseness and appearance. The throat hit and sensation will also be pretty satisfying if you’ve recently made the switch to vaping.
Pax 3 Video Overview
PAX 3 Vaporizer Design and Usability
This vaporizer features a one button control, which makes controlling the wide variety of features pretty simple. You can even control the four easy heat settings that allow you to adjust the vapor quality as well as quantity.
A new advent that has been appearing in phones a lot lately, the magnetic charging dock allows for much simpler and less worrisome charging. The PAX 3 puts that feature to use. It is one of the first vapes that uses the magnetic charging dock and charges rather quickly. The LED lights and haptic feedback (vibration) is also very useful because it tells you when your vape needs attention.
While the heating unit on the PAX 3 is better than it was on the PAX 2, there are some things that should have changed but didn’t. The oven on the PAX 3 is a direct copy of the PAX 2 and features no improvements in terms of capacity.
Much like many of the newer vapes, the exterior of the vape looks sleek but is easily scratched. The charging time of the PAX 3 is slower than most newer vaporizers which can be a hassle. The draw resistance of the PAX 3 is also somewhat annoying. It doesn’t allow you to take long hard draws but forces you to take short puffs. If you like direct lung hits or prefer longer draws, this can be off-putting. The cleaning of the PAX 3 is also fairly tedious. Because of the design, it’s not very easy to clean. On top of that, It needs to be cleaned often.
PAX 3 Vaporizer: A Multipurpose Vape
You can vape dry herbs as well as concentrates with the Pax 3. Which makes it an ideal choice for people who want a diverse, intense experience. Although the vaporizer performs fairly well with concentrates, it excels when used for herbs.
Moreover, there are multiple oven lids which allow for multiple types of vaping including a tighter pack. That way, you can get a more potent hit every time. The app for this dry herb vaporizer is also very good and allows for much more control than others. For instance, you can utilize various cosmetic settings such as optimizing the for flavor, customizing the colors and vibration styles. You can even rename your unit or lock it as well as getting updates for your PAX.
Fast Heat Up, More Vapor
The PAX 3 has high vapor production and is a big step up from the PAX 2. This iteration of the PAX heats up three times faster (15-seconds) than its predecessor. That results in more vapor in a short amount of time. We liked that you don’t have to take a long draw on the PAX 3 to get a strong hit as you can take smaller hits and still get the same feeling.
The flavor of the PAX 3 is also remarkable as it is smooth and nice which is different from the harsh flavors of some vapes. It comes with several handy accessories which add to the experience. This includes: a maintenance kit, three extra screens, a concentrate inlet, a multi-tool, two extra mouthpieces, and two extra oven lids. That number of accessories alone makes it worth the $199 price point. The groundbreaking lip sensing technology from the original PAX vapes is also featured in the PAX 3. This is one of the highlights of the product.
Pax 3 has some built-in LED-based games, a feature that is not only superfluous but also annoying. It was a sheer hassle figuring out what the LED lights were saying. Therefore, I gave up on the games within 10 minutes. I didn’t need Simon on my cannabis vaporizer anyway.
PAX 3 Vaporizer: Final Verdict
Despite being built from the ground up, the predecessors of Pax 3 offered nearly the same experience and performance. In short, if you don’t mind an additional 30-second wait and don’t vape oils, you can save $50. Now the price of Pax 2 has dropped to $149!
On the other hand, the 15-second heat up time, the two heating chambers (concentrates and herbs), a sturdy build, and peerless performance are the highlights of this vaporizer. And if you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks or want to vape concentrates, Pax 3 beats the competition hands down.
Pax 3 Vaporizer
Vape Rating: 89/100 by Vaping Daily