Vaporizer reviews are a bit like pizza reviews – tastes are going to vary but when you hit the bottom line, you can still taste quality. Even those who don’t rate the Pax 2 Vaporizer among the best vaporizers in their price range recognize that this personal vaporizer still offers an ideal smoking experience. However, a vast majority of initial reviews of the Pax 2 Vaporizer found it to be the best portable vaporizer in its price range. The original Pax vaporizer model was met with acclaim but not quite as universally as the Pax 2. Before we delve into an in depth examination of the Pax 2 Vaporizer, it will be helpful to get an overview of what made the original so appealing and how the Pax 2 strove to build upon that success.
The Impact of the Original Pax Vaporizer
Pax understood the importance of an alluring appearance so when they unveiled their initial portable weed vaporizer, they made sure it came in a sleek, sophisticated body. But there was more going on than a sexy shell, as the original Pax was highly portable and inconspicuous because of its fashionably minimalist body. It offered an intuitive introduction to the world of vaping for many users with an easy-to-pack chamber and a straightforward means of heat adjustment accessible by detaching the mouthpiece. The vaporizer battery was a basic lithium-ion variety requiring a little over an hour to charge through an accompanying docking station. Depending on the heat settings, a charge could last you somewhere around an hour or two.
An original Pax portable vaporizer took about 30 seconds to reach optimum heat. The user would be tipped off at this point by a green light. Packing the oven compactly lent to a better smoking experience. A packed oven could last anywhere between 5 and 20 draws depending who was puffing on it. Often a decent sized draw would be required but the result would be pure vapor with very little harshness if any.
The Pax 2 Vaporizer Finds That Less is More
The Pax 2 Vaporizer hit the market in March of this year with an aim of improving upon the legacy established by its predecessor. While this was an ambitious challenge, Pax’s second model of handheld vaporizer was a commercial and critical success. Pax seemed to legitimately assess feedback on perceived shortcomings of their first model when designing the Pax 2 Vaporizer. Their first step was to further minimize its size, rendering the Pax 2 Vaporizer 25% smaller than the already diminutive original model. The Pax 2 also retained the elegant appearance of the initial model if not making it even classier.
A Personal Vaporizer with Lip-Sensing Technology
The detachable mouthpiece of the first portable weed vaporizer was completely done away with in favor of innovative “lip-sensing technology.” Sensors in the mouthpiece of the Pax 2 Vaporizer assess whether your lips are on the mouthpiece and drop the oven temperature by 9°F per every 20 seconds that pass. Touching your lips to the mouthpiece reactivates the heating element in the oven of the Pax 2 Vaporizer. While some users liked the detachable mouthpiece feature, most critics agree that the lip-sensing technology is an improvement of the Pax 2 Vaporizer, offering a consistently pleasurable taste and better, smoother draw in general.
Benefits in Re-Shaping the Oven
The Pax 2 Vaporizer added greater depth to the oven even as the size was somewhat minimized. However, the new oven design facilitates a greater amount of herb hitting the heat so that the vapor quality is consistently top notch.
Keeping a handheld vaporizer clean is integral for quality smoking experiences and the Pax 2 Vaporizer vastly improves upon the initial model in this area. With the redesign of the oven, it’s easier to access the space to keep it clean between vaping sessions. Likewise, the decision to ditch the detachable mouthpiece in favor of silicone inserts cuts out a lot of cleaning hassle associated with the first Pax vaporizer model.
Improvements on the Vaporizer Battery
While the vaporizer battery built into the Pax 2 Vaporizer takes longer to charge than its predecessor (you’re looking at somewhere between 2 and 3 hours for a full charge), it offers up to 30% more time for vaping. The lifetime of the vaporizer battery itself was also extended to exceed the original’s battery life by 4 times. Unlike the initial model, the Pax 2 Vaporizer relies on the universal convenience of a USB charger.
A Confidence-Inducing Warranty
The Pax 2 Vaporizer is acknowledged as being a top-of-the-line personal vaporizer and its price tag reflects this. However, Pax puts a further vote of confidence in its product by backing it with a 10 year warranty which definitely takes some of the sting off the price tag. It’s always refreshing to see a company put their money where their mouth is by offering a warranty that screams reliability.
So, did the Pax 2 Vaporizer adequately enhance the user experience significantly beyond the wealth of benefits offered by the initial Pax model? While the changes may be minor, the positive impact seems to have been felt by most users. The first Pax model was already touted as a high quality portable weed vaporizer but the Pax 2 Vaporizer has gently elevated itself to stand firm among the best vaporizers in its price range.