Everything you loved about the PAX 2 has been taken a step further forward in the PAX 3 by PAX Labs (former Ploom). The sleek and chic exterior is still recognizable but the colour choice has been updated to Black, Teal, Silver and Rose Gold. As well as looking good, it feels good in the hand and is easy to use, even for beginners. Internally, however, the new PAX 3 vape has been given a significant overhaul. Largely driven by feedback about its predecessor the PAX 3 now comes with a new concentrate insert to make it easier to switch between solid and liquid aromatherapy blends.
One of the few real complaints about the previous PAX 2 was that its chamber was really too big for users who just wanted a single session at a time. With that in mind, the updated PAX 3 vaporizer has enhanced the user experience and now also comes with a half-pack lid, which is perfect for single-session users. It also comes with a choice of 3 chamber lids to accommodate different styles of vaping. There is also a choice of two mouthpieces. Arguably, however, the absolute stand-out feature of the PAX 3 is that it heats up in a mere 15 seconds and typically offers around 1.5 hours of total runtime.
- Elegant design, sophisticated yet discrete and robust
- Built using medical grade materials to ensure quality of performance and a long service life
- Extra-long vapour path cools vapour before it reaches the user’s mouth
- Quick 15-second heat-up
- Really easy to load
- Choice of 2 mouthpieces
- Choice of 3 oven chambers, including concentrate insert and half pack lid
- Haptic feedback (vibration)
- Excellent battery life and USB charging
- Easy to operate either without or through a smartphone
- Works with most existing PAX 2 accessories
- Concentrate insert
- 2x mouthpieces
- 2x oven lids
- 3x screens
- Charging cable + dock
- Maintenance kit
On the outside, the new PAX vaporizer by PAX Labs looks very much like its predecessor, the PAX 2. It has the same elegant but robust anodized aluminium casing, beloved by PAX 2 users because it is sophisticated enough to match the elegance of even the most formal of occasions, but still sturdy enough to be thrown into a backpack and taken out and about, even into the great outdoors. The refreshed PAX 3 vape comes in an updated colour scheme, now including Black, Teal, Silver and Rose Gold. In addition to its beautiful and convenient LED light petals, the PAX 3 has haptic feedback, i.e. vibrates to let you know it’s ready for use.
Of course, it takes far more than external good looks to make for an optimum vaping experience, and the PAX 3 is more than equipped to deliver where it counts. Starting at the top, this PAX vaporizer comes with a choice of two mouthpieces to accommodate different user preferences. The new concentrates insert will be of huge benefit to the many who want to easily, conveniently and effectively use a single vaporizer for both types of aromatherapy blends. The new PAX 3 vape also comes with a half pack oven lid for single-session users, which addresses what was arguably the only niggle about the PAX 2.
What stays unchanged is the oven’s position right at the base of the unit, which means that the vapour path is longer than usual for portable vaporizers, while the purity of flavour is ensured by the use of stainless steel. This gives the vapour enough time to cool down before it reaches your mouth, which reduces the risk of burning your lips or tongue. Another major improvement in the temperature department is the heating time—with the PAX 3, it has literally been slashed to a third of the time required to heat up the PAX 2. The PAX 3 vape is ready to be used in a mere 15 seconds, while its impressive battery life allows for about 1.5 hours of total runtime.
The PAX 3 by PAX Labs (Ploom) is perfect for use as a stand-alone vaporizer, but it also features Bluetooth capability which enables it to be paired with a smartphone, opening up exciting new possibilities for more enjoyable and convenient vaping sessions. The four pre-set heat paths are: efficiency, flavour, boost and stealth. Efficiency mode is probably the best choice for general use; it keeps increasing the oven temperature throughout the course of the session. Flavour mode is designed to optimize smoothness of flavour, which takes priority over the density of the clouds. Boost mode keeps the oven hotter over a longer period and therefore shortens the auto-cooling periods, which makes it ideal for quick, intense sessions and users looking for the densest vapour. Stealth mode is essentially the exact opposite; it increases cooling time and is good for those who like very light vapour. All of these modes can be further customised by the user.