Not too long ago a did a video review of the original Pax vaporizer and I have to say that I was definitely a fan. It was extremely easy to use, gave me a great clean vape and it was also the stealthiest vaporizer that I had ever come across weighing less than 100 grams and looking more like an MP3 player or a sunglasses case than it did a vaporizer.
But now they’ve got a brand new device out that’s creatively titled the ‘Pax 2’ so I thought I’d get my hands on one to do a full Pax 2 review.
Great First Impressions…
Right away you can tell that whilst the design is very similar to the original Pax it’s also been improved in a number of ways.
The new look of the vaporizer is particularly striking and I think it just looks a lot more modern and polished with it’s vibrant colors and smooth edges:
And what’s really cool too is that they’ve managed to make the Pax 2 even lighter and smaller than the original.
According to my scales the Pax 1 weighs about 95 grams which is already pretty light. But with the Pax 2 they’ve managed to cut this down even further to 88 grams which is pretty impressive.
But here’s the really cool thing too: despite it’s smaller size it’s also got a bigger battery life than the original device giving you 90 minutes of vaping time compared to 60 minutes with the original.
And overall I just feel like the new look and style has been ‘jazzed up’ and modernized.
This Vape Tastes Yum…
The Pax 2 doesn’t just look great. It also tastes great too.
I’ve seen a few smaller and more lightweight portable vaporizers that really sacrifice on vapor quality but the great thing about the Pax 2 is that it finds a really great middle ground where you get the small size but also get a good, clean and consistently tasty hit out your vape.
Furthermore just like the original the device is also incredibly easy to use and it doesn’t take very much skill or practice at all to get a great tasting hit out of this device.
Less Cleaning Required…
If you read my review of the original Pax than you may remember that one of the only things that I disliked about that device was the fact that it seemed to get dirtier than other devices faster and as a result would require more cleaning.
However it seems that with the new Pax the makers have attempted to address this issue by changing over the mouth piece to one that doesn’t get nearly as dirty as the first one meaning that doesn’t half to be cleaned as often either… which is nice if you’re lazy like myself!
For the times when you do need to clean your Pax 2 though there is a handy cleaning kit included with the device and the process of cleaning it is super easy.
My Only (Minor) Complaint…
The only thing that I can really fault the Pax for is it’s extra mouth piece which more closely resembles the mouth pieces that they had in the original design. The problem I’ve found with this extra mouth piece is that it has some kind of metal inside of it and it gets extremely hot when you’re using the device making it uncomfortable to take a hit.
The default mouth piece though that that comes inside of the Pax is fine to use however so personally I just don’t use the extra curved mouth piece and stick to the ‘flat surface’ mouth piece.
Main Differences Between Pax vs Pax 2…
Here’s a rundown of the main differences that I found between the original Pax and the Pax 2:
- The original pop out mouth piece has been swapped for ‘flat surface’ mouth piece that doesn’t get as dirty and requires less cleaning.
- The battery life has been improved from one hour in the original device to a vape time of 90 minutes.
- The Pax 2 is lighter than the original weighing in at just 88 grams (the original weighed 95 grams).
- The new model looks a bit more polished and modernized.
- The herb chamber on the new Pax is a little smaller (but not by much).
- The new Pax has 4 different heating temperatures where as the original had only 3.
- The Pax 2’s charging dock is dramatically improved and works by just touching the strip on the back of the device to the charger:
The Final Verdict…
Overall I really am digging the new Pax 2 and I just think that it’s a more improved and modernized take on the original Pax.
If you already own the original Pax vaporizer and are considering getting a Pax 2 then I’m not really sure that there are that many upgrades and improvements that you need to also pick up a Pax 2 unless you’re a vaping addict like myself.
However if you don’t own the original device and are trying to decide between the orignal Pax and the new Pax 2 then I definitely recommend spending the extra $50 or so to get the newer and more improved Pax 2.
Overall I’m going to give this stealthy little unit a 9/10.