Straight up, hands down one of the most popular herbal vaporisers on planet earth. 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”!! This is the Basic Kit and will NOT include many of the added accessories of the Complete Kit.
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 BUT as this is the BASIC KIT you will need to separately purchase the Concentrates Insert to enable usage with concentrates (available in the complete kit).
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!). BUT, once again as this is the BASIC KIT, the half pack oven lid is an optional extra (available in the complete kit).
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.
2 DIFFERENT MOUTHPIECES
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.
- X1 Pax 3 Device
- X1 Maintenance Kit (3 screens, 10 pipe cleaners, wire brush)
- X1 Charger
- X2 Mouthpieces
- 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