PAX 2 Portable Herbal Vaporizer by PAX Labs
In the world of herbal vaporizers, there are very few companies that are as widely recognized or revered as PAX Labs. While PAX was not the originator of the herbal vaporizer, they were one of the first companies to almost perfect the technology and their constant innovations showcase their commitment to the industry and pushing it forward. In many ways, the PAX 2 takes everything PAX Labs has learned in the past, while still serving as a perfect platform for newer innovations to the herbal vaporizer market.
While the mantle of PAX’s flagship device has been taken over by the PAX 3, the PAX 2 is still a very competent herbal vaporizer that is still better than some recent offerings. In fact, the impact of the PAX 2 herbal vaporizer is still felt in the herbal vaporizer market, with the PAX 3 taking heavy inspiration from the device and how it changed the way herbal vaporizers are seen in the industry.
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The PAX 2 may not be the newest mod in the market, but its capabilities are nothing to scoff at and any user should be more than satisfied with the PAX 2. The battery is still quite impressive, the design is very streamlined and compact, and its smart heating system help users efficiently vape herbs. All these features allow the PAX 2 to remain relevant in the market and established the PAX 2 as a truly impressive herbal vaporizer.
Ultimately, while the PAX 2 is not the newest device in PAX’s lineup, it is still quite impressive and has the potential to be your next all day herbal vape. The design of the device makes it ideal for discreet carry, while the performance rivals that of desktop vaporizers more than double its size. The device even comes with a unique motion sensing feature, designed to help conserve battery in the device as well as material in the chamber.
Design and Features
At first glance, the PAX 2 may not look like anything impressive and it seems as though PAX Labs was cognisant of this and made this design choice intentionally. The unassuming look of the PAX 2 comes from its compact size and sleek construction, both of which hide the true capabilities of the device, but make it perfect for daily carry and stealth vaping. Dimension wise, the PAX 2 measures in at 98mm x 30mm x 20mm, making it smaller than most portable vaporizer, but still something comfortable to hold and carry around. Within this size class, the only smaller mods are vape pens, which generally lack the capabilities offered by the PAX 2.
The PAX 2 can be purchased in a variety of colours, including brushed platinum, brushed charcoal, and silver, all in a matte finish.
It should also be noted that the PAX 2 comes with two interactive features; party mode and even built in games. These included elements make the PAX 2 slightly more fun to use and functions as an interesting conversation point when using the device.
Looking next at the internals, the PAX 2 features an expanded heating chamber, which is 91% the size of the original PAX. This means users will be able to pack in more material and keep their device filled for longer. This increase in size makes the chamber deeper and more narrow, ensuring the herb you use is more evenly heated. The increased size gives users the ability to pack roughly .3-.4 grams of dry herb into their PAX 2, depending on how capable your herbal grind is in reducing the size of your dry herb.
When looking at the capabilities of the PAX 2 we’re primarily going to focus on the heating and temp options, as well as the lip and motion sensors on the device. Looking first at the temperature settings, the PAX 2 feature four distinct options, which are set at 360, 380, 400, and 420 degrees Farenherit. These set temperatures were purposefully chosen to allow the PAX 2 to offer the optimal amount of flavour and vapor while still preserving battery life and overall performance. All of this is combined with a unique heating algorithm that adjusts temperature dynamically based on how a user operates the device.
As mentioned before, the PAX 2 comes equipped with both lip and motion sensing technology. These clever innovations are both employed to help conserve battery in the device, as well as material in the chamber. Essentially, both systems turn off the device when not placed between the lips, or in a certain position, allowing the PAX 2 to work efficiently and intelligently. Once these sensors have been activated, the PAX 2 will enter standby mode.
Battery & Charger
In terms of charging, the PAX 2 utilizes a magnetic USB dock, which easily attaches to the outside of the PAX 2. The charger is proprietary to the device but connects to an outlet via USB meaning you can charge almost anywhere. The 2600mAh battery itself offers 30% more usage from the PAX and can provide 90 minutes of power. The entire battery should charge in about 100 minutes, meaning you can easily drain then refill your battery throughout the day.
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Why Should You Choose the PAX 2
As we mentioned before, the PAX 2 is no longer the flagship device for PAX but that isn’t to say it isn’t impressive in any way. The features and design of the PAX 2 are still well above some other herbal vaporizers and the device still offers one of the most satisfying vaping experiences. All of these aspects make the PAX 2 a compelling choice, but the best reason to pick up the device is probably it's affordability. Since the release of the PAX 3, the PAX 2 has dropped won considerably in cost, meaning you can easily purchase one of the best herbal vaporizers without breaking the bank.
The affordable nature of the PAX 2 is further bolstered by 180 Smoke’s free shipping throughout Canada, which applies to the PAX 2.
The PAX 2 comes bundled with a 2 year warranty protection for any manufacturer defects and internal issues. The warranty will only cover defects caused by PAX LABS, as well as any basic wear and tear a device may go through. PAX LABS does have the right to refuse the warranty if they find that the device was damaged outside of normal use.
What will Pax Labs do?
If a claim is considered valid under the PAX 3 warranty, Pax Labs will either repair the defect or exchange the device for a new one. This decision is made under Pax Lab’s discretion, as is the choice to consider a defect as valid or not.
What is NOT covered by Pax Labs’ warranty?
First and foremost, Pax Labs does hold the right to refuse warranty based on a myriad of factors, some of which include:
- Damage caused by accidents
- Damage caused by exposure to moisture
- Damage caused by operating the device outside intended usage
- Damage caused by certain concentrates not permitted in the device
- Any modified device
- Cosmetic damage
- Any device which has a tampered serial number
- Normal performance degradation
These are just some of the factors Pax Labs considers when determining warranty for a device, and a detailed list of the PAX 2 warranty can be found on the Pax Labs website.
Pros and Cons
- Sleek and pocket friendly
- Four pre-set temperature settings
- Intelligent lip sensors and motion sensors
- Increased chamber size
- Fast charging
- Magnetic top lid
- 2 Year Warranty
- Non-customizable heat settings
- Proprietary charging dock
- Not the newest PAX device
What’s in the box?
Included with the PAX 2 Vaporizer is everything you’ll need to immediately use the device, as well as the necessary tools to keep it functioning properly. Additional supplies can be purchased through 180Smoke, but the included pieces should last quite a while.
- PAX 2 Vaporizer
- 2 x Interchangeable top pieces (1 Flat, 1 Raised)
- Magnetic oven lid
- Magnetic usb charger
- Wire brush
- 10 x Pipe cleaners