E-cigarettes are not the only vaporizers that have gained recent popularity as an alternative to smoking. Dry herb vaporizers are also becoming a big part of the vaping scene, allowing users to cut out the need for combustion in order to utilise loose leaf and concentrates.
What are dry herb vaporizers?
Dry herb vaporizers, also known as loose leaf vaporizers, are an alternative solution to smoking that permits all the benefits of the loose leaf materials without the harmful effects that come attached to smoking. Portable loose leaf vaporizers are similar to many e-cigarettes in that they have a self-contained lithium ion battery that can be recharged and can be used while out and about.
Portable dry herb vaporizers typically use conduction heating, the materials are put into the ‘oven’ section of the vaporizer and the oven then heats the materials until they are volatile enough to create a vapour, but not to the point of combustion. The vaporizer will usually have several pre-set temperature options, the user can identify the particular temperature range required to achieve the desired purpose and select the setting accordingly.
When looking for a portable vaporizer it is a good idea to look for one that uses sensor technology, which allows it to sense movement. This allows the device to cool down enough to stop the heating process between pulls, this will help you get the most out of the materials preventing the loss of vapour between pulls.
Who are PAX?
PAX Labs Inc. are based in San Francisco, founded by a pair of Stanford graduates looking to create vaping solutions that were innovative and at the forefront of new technology, with the goal of making smoking obsolete.
PAX products combine state-of-the-art technology with stylish and sophisticated design, it’s no wonder that they are considered one of the leading authorities in the vaping world!
The PAX 2 is equipped with four heat settings and a 3000 mAh battery. Inside the box you will find the device, a magnetic charging dock, oven screen, oven lid, 2 mouth pieces, and a maintenance kit!
The charging dock makes charging the device extremely straight forward and a full charge takes approximately 2 hours. Once the device is turned on it will heat up in upwards of 45 seconds, dependant on the selected heat setting, and it also utilises motion detectors to sense when it is being held to your lips. This technology allows the PAX 2 to optimise the temperature and let the device enter standby mode if it is left on but idle.
The multi-coloured LED flower light on the front of the device has different light settings to indicate the heat setting and remaining battery life, so you always know what is going on with your device and when to think about charging.
When using the PAX 2 it is important to pack the oven tight with your chosen material to ensure an even heat and a satisfying pull. The PAX 2 is for use with loose leaf only and cannot be used with concentrates.
The handy maintenance kit makes it easy to clean and maintain your device between uses, helping you keep it in best working order and ensure you always get the best vaping experience!
For an in depth look at the PAX 2 device check out our guide video:
The PAX 3 is an updated and more advance version of the PAX 2, allowing for the vaporization of loose leaf and concentrates.
When purchasing the PAX 3 complete kit, you will receive the device, concentrate insert, half pack oven lid, full pack oven lid, 2 mouthpieces, maintenance kit, 3 oven screens, packing multitool keychain, and the magnetic charging dock. The PAX 3 is also available in a device only kit in which you will receive the device, a charging cable, maintenance kit, two mouthpieces, and a standard oven lid.
One of the upgrades made to the PAX 3 is the option to have a fully packed oven, or a half-packed oven for shorter or solo vaping sessions. The multitool keychain can be used to help pack the oven and to stir the materials during use. This movement will ensure the contents is heated evenly and allow you to get the most out of your materials.
When turned on the small flower light on the front of the device will show and the device will even vibrate! There are over 60 temperature settings and the heat up speed is between 15-22 seconds depending on which setting you choose; the device will also let you know when it has reached the chosen temperature.
With a 3500 mAh battery it boasts more use between charges than its predecessor, and a full charge takes only 90 minutes. The device can be controlled either with the mouthpiece button, or it can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth and controlled and customised using the PAX app.
Get a close up look at the PAX 3 device in our guide video:
Whether you choose the PAX 2, PAX 3 Device Only Kit, or the PAX 3 Complete Kit; you can rest assured that you are investing in a device which encompasses the most advanced technology and highest quality design and materials.