Where to Buy: Vape World
Design and Construction: The Pax has a contemporary, clean industrial design. It looks like an Apple product, specifically the cylinder shaped iPod Nano or the Apple TV remote control. It’s heavier than I was expecting (about .2 lbs), but it feels substantial and fits in the palm of my hand. I found myself wishing it had a carrying case, but the design itself and construction are difficult to criticize. I love the charging station. The screen and heating chamber are impressive and innovative in both appearance and function. Pax is a great looking device of very high quality.
Experience: The instructional video here will tell you in detail how to use the Pax. Suffice to say, it’s dead simple to use. Definitely the easiest vaporizer I’ve tested. Unlike the Iolite, it’s also completely silent. More important to me, however, is the taste and quality of the vapor it produces. On this count, the Pax delivers with a couple of caveats. I found the vapor to be satisfyingly rich and smooth, but less flavorful and harder on my throat than I expected. It took some time to get used to the draw which had more resistance and pulled smaller hits than other units I’ve tested. The mouth piece felt slightly short and got a bit hot on the highest heat setting. The device itself also gets a little too hot. The mouthpiece got stuck often and breaks easily. By and large, however, using the Pax is a stellar and unique experience. It’s one impressively potent and effective THC delivery system. It takes portable vaporizing to another level with its design, technology and ease of use. For those who enjoy smoking, the Pax comes closest to replicating the experience. I would argue it’s plainly superior to smoking.
Summary and Conclusion: The Pax’s clean design and dummy proof accessibility make it the gold standard for portable vaporizers. It fits in the palm of your hand and produces a satisfying potent vapor. But, there is still room for improvement. At $250, the price is steep, but you get what you pay for. The Pax would, however, find much quicker adoption if it were lower in price. The entry price is fair for now, but I see it going down considerably in the future with increased competition. Using it feels futuristic though it also feels like a first generation device. The mouth piece needs be improved and the device should be more reliable. The Pax should also be cooler to the touch. The vapor, while enjoyable, could be more flavorful, smoother and denser. I suspect future versions will greatly refine and improve upon an already impressive experience and form factor. Breakthroughs in technology will help make it even smaller and lighter. All things considered, the Pax has the feeling of a next generation vaporizer with potentially game changing technology.