Straight up there is no other vaporiser that I have had more queries about than the almighty Pax. Pax Labs Inc, a beloved industry leader since 2007 has a loyal cult following of vapers who refuse to use any other dry herb vaporiser. Cutting edge technology coupled with a sexy/sleek design is a hallmark of Pax. Just to make myself clear – this is a top tier vaporiser that will elicit envy from all you encounter! Keep your eyes on your Pax at all times as they have a tendency to “disappear”!! The 3.5 Kit is an upgrade of the Pax 3 including with all new metallic colours.
TIP: The Pax 3 comes complete with a 10-year limited warranty (see Pax website for full details)
The Pax 3 is a leap forward from its predecessor Pax 2. Both still share the same beautiful looks and size, but with the Pax 3 bringing a touch more sleekness with its polished finish! The small size of the Pax 3 makes it a great option for out and about discreet vaping. Light and quite durable. This is a dual use vaporiser, efficiently vaping both dry herb and concentrates. A (new and improved) concentrates insert is provided in this kit (not available in Basic Kit) and it must be used when vaping your herbal concentrates.
Battery life sits at a very nice 3500mAh, which should see you through 8-10 session before you will need to charge. A full charge should take approximately 90 minutes (fast!). The heating chamber (stainless steel) sits just beneath the top lid and can hold up to 0.3g. The vapour pathway and heating chamber are essentially Stainless Steel with Pax using only medical-grade materials. Conduction is the style of heating use with hepatic feedback to indicate readiness.
Pax offers a half pack oven lid, which effectively works to conserve your herb by decreasing the oven size great for when using solo or if you are micro dosing (unless you have crazy tolerance, then I recommend the full pack lid!). The half pack lid is one of the main reasons that many of my customers choose the Pax and comes in the Complete Kit (not Basic).
The Pax 3 comes with x2 mouthpieces, one flat and one raised. Both swap out easily – simply use your fingernail under the groove and lift away. Another weird and interesting point is the location of the power button. It is located underneath the actual mouthpiece and powers on by a press on the power button (same to power off). The heating chamber is located at the base of the unit and not underneath the mouthpiece.
A big point of difference with the Pax 3 is that there is no shut off timer. This is highly irregular and none of my other dry herb units have this feature. The device stays on for a full session with an in-built motion detector that activates a stand-by mode (starts to cool down) when not in use eventually shutting itself off (turns off after 3 minutes of inattention). This rapidly cools down the unit, preserving your herb.
Measurements: 98mm x 31mm x 22mm
HEATING CHAMBER AND TEMPERATURES
The chamber is crafted from Stainless Steel and utilises conduction as its heating style, whereby the walls of the oven heat up and the heat is conducted via direct contact to a heated surface as well as your herbal material. For this reason, your packing style is quite important, and you should pack the oven completely without over packing it (don’t tamp down). The oven is located at the very base of the unit, effectively increasing the vapour pathway (but remember to clean it!).
TIP: 20 seconds heat up time with the Pax.
4 pre-set temperatures can be selected via the device by pressing down on the fire button (located under the mouthpiece) for 2 seconds. 4 petals can be found on the face of the unit, each lights up to denote a set temperature.
- 1 Petal Pre-set 360°f/182°c
- 2 Petals Pre-set 380°f/193°c
- 3 Petals Pre-set 400°f/204°c
- 4 Petals Pre-set 420°f/215°c
- Custom Via App only – change temperature to any number between 360°/182° – 420°/215°c
TIP: Lower temperatures are generally better for flavour enhancement whilst the highest temperature should be reserved for use with concentrates.
So, this is also one of those fancy vaporisers that can be controlled (and enhanced) via a Bluetooth enabled app that you download to your phone. Allowing you to set a precise temperature or access 5 dynamic modes for extra precision and reliability.
TIP: If you own an Apple iPhone, please double check if they support the app as they have suspended the apps of most herbal vaporisers (moral reasons!)
- Standard mode – Use activated Temperature Control
- Stealth mode – For ultimate discretion
- Boost mode – Keeps your device in high gear
- Flavour mode – The most delicious setting
- Efficiency mode – Don’t waste a drop!
Caution: Unit may get hot if used for extended periods of time.
CHARGING AND BATTERY LIFE
Battery life of the Pax 3 has been improved and stands at 3500mAh (18650 unremovable battery) and will provide you with approximately 100 minutes of usage on a full charge. Set aside 90 minutes to fully charge from dead. 4 Solid white petals indicate a full charge whilst all 4 blinking red denotes a charge is needed. To see the charge level simply shake the device (gently) and the more petals that light up the more charge. The heating speed of the Pax 3 has also been improved from the Pax 2, and rapidly heats up in 15-20 seconds. Hepatic feedback (vibration) will alert you when ready. This feature can be turned on/up or off via the Bluetooth app.
HALF/FULL PACK LIDS AND CONCENTRATES INSERT
The Pax 3 Complete Kit gives you the option of a full chamber or half chamber (dry) session by providing a half pack and full pack chamber lid. Keep in mind that there is no shut off timer in this vape. Not a rule but the full pack lid has been designed for use with multiple people at a time (20-30 draws per session) whilst the half pack lid if for 1-2 people to share (10-15 draws). Using the full pack lid for one individual may lead to wastage of your herb and/or decreased enjoyment. For individual use it is recommended that you use the full pack lid when you are out for long periods of time and cannot reload easily.
The concentrates insert gets placed directly into the heating chamber. This canister attaches to a lid with seals so that no leakage occurs regardless of how you hold your Pax 3. As the Pax does not get as hot as an e nail or a dab rig you will need to be a little patient before vaping can occur. Once finished, turn off your Pax and allow to cool down before removing canister. Temperature level 4 is recommended for concentrates.
- x1 Pax 3 Vaporiser
- x1 USB Charger
- x1 Concentrates insert
- x1 Full Pack lid
- x1 Half Pack lid
- x2 mouthpieces (one flat and one raised)
- x3 replacement screens
- x1 multi-tool
- x1 maintenance kit (10 pipe cleaners and a cleaning brush)
- Manufacturer: PAX Labs (USA)
- Device Dimensions: 98mm x 31mm x 22mm
- Oven Dimensions: 31mm x 21mm x 10mm
- Materials: Stainless steel, anodized aluminium, silicone, thermoplastic
- Heating Element: Stainless steel
- Heating Time: 20 seconds
- Temperature Range: 182°C – 215°C
- Oven Size: 0.3g
- Temperature Control: Pre-set or digital with App
- Battery: Lithium-Ion
- Charger: USB charging dock
- Passthrough: No
- Automatic Shut off: Standby mode detects when PAX is idle
- Warranty: 10 Years