PAX 2 vs PAX 3: Which is better?

While smoking a joint is a timeless and classic way to consume cannabis, we think it’s time to power your flower with the PAX 2 & 3 devices.

These PAX devices are masterpieces for vaporizing flower and concentrates. With an oven that provides a flavorful vapour, a vapor path that allows a smooth hit, long battery life, and sleek design, you’re ready for any adventure.

Check out the similarities and differences of the PAX 2 and 3 devices below so you can choose which device best suits your lifestyle.

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PAX 2 & 3 Similarities

Lip sensing technology: The vaporizers detect when it’s not in use, gradually dropping the temperature to conserve the material inside. Begin using PAX again to bring it back to temperature.

Mouthpiece types: PAX 2 and PAX 3 come with two types of mouthpieces constructed of food-grade silicone: a flush mouthpiece and a raised mouthpiece.

Same size: PAX 2 and PAX 3 boast the same streamlined and sleek design that puts discretion first.

Battery life: Both vapes last approximately 90 minutes per charge, or around 6 to 8 sessions. (This can change, depending on temperature and other selected settings.)

Difference #1: Material Type

PAX 3 is the first device in the PAX Labs family to utilize both dry herb and concentrates. The PAX 3 complete kit comes with the necessary accessories to transform the oven from a loose-leaf vaporizer to one that can take concentrates. PAX 2 is only compatible with dry herb.

Difference #2: Dynamic Modes

PAX 3 includes additional settings which help the consumer optimize the vaping experience, while PAX 2 does not. These calculated presets support a variety of desired effects. Use the PAX app or the button to cycle through these dynamic modes:

  • Standard Mode: Balances vapor production and flavor preservation
  • Boost Mode: Increased vapor production without sacrificing preferred temperature
  • Efficiency Mode: Supports consistent vapor production
  • Flavor Mode: Faster heating and cooling for optimized flavor
  • Stealth Mode: Maintains lower temperature and quick cooldown for discreet use

Difference #3: Temperature Settings

PAX 2 and PAX 3 support the same temperature range, from 360°F to 420°F. While the ranges are identical, the variations within are a night and day difference. PAX 2 has four predetermined temperature settings: 360°F (180°C), 380°F (193°C), 400°F (204°C), and 420°F (215°C). PAX 3 is adjustable down to the degree. Use the app to fine-tune your temperature as you wish. Scroll to the desired temperature in 1-degree or 5-degree increments.

Difference #4: Heat Up Times

PAX 3 boasts a faster heating time over PAX 2. PAX 3 goes from cold to ready in 22 seconds, while PAX 2 takes between 30 seconds and 1 minute to heat up. It’s important to note that heat-up times can vary depending on the selected temperature.

Difference #5: Charge Times

PAX 2 takes approximately 3 hours to recharge with the USB charger, and approximately 2 hours to recharge with the AC wall adapter. PAX 3’s charge time is reduced significantly, to approximately 90 minutes.

Difference #6: Notifications

PAX 2 and PAX 3 both have a four-petal LED indicator in the shape of the PAX icon located just underneath the mouthpiece. This LED indicator signals temperature setting, battery life, heating time, and more. The colors can be customized through the app on PAX 3, while PAX 2’s LED light colors cannot be changed.

PAX 3 adds haptic feedback into the mix. This means that PAX 3 vibrates when the device is ready to use and when it enters standby mode. PAX 2 does not support vibration notifications.

Difference #7: Brushed VS. Matte Finish

PAX 2 and PAX 3 share many of the same internal parts, including a surgical-grade stainless steel vapor path, an oven that holds approximately .35 grams of material, and a strong anodized aluminum shell that evenly distributes heat and protects the internal workings.

While they have the same internal build, PAX 3 and PAX 2 have a different external finish. PAX 2 has a transverse-brushed look, while PAX 3 has a smooth, matte finish. The vapes are also offered in different colors.

Difference #8: Accessories

PAX 2 and PAX 3’s “device only” kit both come with the following accessories:

  • Two mouthpieces, raised and flat
  • Maintenance kit with brush and pipe cleaners
  • USB charger and charging dock

PAX 3’s “complete kit” comes with extra accessories for concentrates, including:

  • Half-pack oven lid to decrease oven size
  • Concentrates insert
  • Three oven screens
  • Multi-tool for packing and emptying the oven

No matter which you choose, PAX provides a smooth, flavorful, and discreet vapor experience.