Pax 2 Review

The Low-Profile Favorite for Dry Herb

The Pax 2 is one of the most talked about vapes of the last couple years, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most loved. From its sleek design to its amazing vapor quality, the Pax 2 stands out as a high-end competitor. Its design is elegant and discreet, and its ease of use is superb. Let’s get into the details that make this device so close to perfection.

Note: The Pax 2 is the model for vaping dry herb only. If you’re looking for a vape that does concentrates, check out the Pax 3.

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What You Get

The Pax comes with a decent array of accessories. Yet in keeping with its minimal design, they’ve kept the parts to a minimum, too.

You’ve got:

  • The Pax 2 device itself
  • Charger
  • 2 mouthpieces (1 already on)
  • Maintenance kit
  • 2 year limited warranty

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Let’s go over each of those in more detail:

The Device

The Pax 2 comes in either Charcoal (a deep gray color) or Silver. They have a brushed metal finish which offers a subtly luxurious texture, and they are semi-matte so there’s a very slight sheen without being shiny. The signature X logo is the only decoration on the front, and it’s also the lights which tell you info about the settings. The back has the PAX 2 logo and the charge port. Note that it used to come in some limited edition colors (red and electric blue) but those are not currently available on the official Pax website.

Charger

The Pax 2 comes with a unique charging dock that the people at Pax like to call the “cradle”. The cradle connects to an included USB cable so you can charge it from your computer or with a wall adapter. The wall adapter is not included so you’ll have to come up with that on your own.

While the Pax 2 charges, the four “petals” in the X logo will blink. As it gets more fully charged, more petals will shine solid white, until all four petals are solid and have stopped flashing.

Mouthpieces

There are two shapes of mouthpieces: flat and raised. Both are included with the Pax 2. They just snap on to the end of the device, so it’s really easy to go back and forth, either while you’re figuring out which you prefer, or if you’re sharing a session with someone who has a different preference than you.

With the raised mouthpiece the Pax won’t stand up as easily, so you might want to snap the flat mouthpiece back on for shelf display.

Maintenance Kit

If you love vaping enough to buy yourself a high-end Pax vape, you’re probably also the type who takes good care of your stuff. Luckily for you, your Pax 2 will come with a maintenance kit. The Pax 2 kit includes isopropyl alcohol and pipe cleaners — pretty basic.

Isopropyl alcohol is just rubbing alcohol. So when you run out of the stuff from the kit, you can head to any grocery store or drug store to pick up a new bottle. Pax recommends using 100% isopropyl alcohol, however, so make sure you’re not getting something watered down like 50%. 50% could still work, it just won’t be as easy or effective.

See Cleaning The Pax for instructions.

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Warranty

It also has a 2 year limited warranty, which is great because it’s safe to say you’ll be getting a lot of use out of this thing during those two years.

What’s “limited” about it?

  • The warranty doesn’t cover the accessories
  • It covers defects of material and workmanship (so things that are Pax’s fault)
  • It doesn’t cover you smashing it against a wall (your fault)
  • It doesn’t cover any problems due to “normal performance degradation” or neglectful cleaning
  • It may be limited in some countries, so ask them if you’re outside the US

If you reach out to Pax Support team within the window of 2 years after the date you bought your Pax 2, they will fix things for you by either repairing the defect, or sending you a replacement altogether. The replacement product might be new or if might just be “functionally equivalent” to your original device. We’re guessing this means if yours is too far gone to save, but Pax has a manufacturer refurbished model laying around, they’ll send you that one. But regardless of what you specifically get, it’ll be something equal to what you sent in, yet not broken, so you’re good there.

You should also know that if you buy your Pax from a third-party seller like on eBay or Craigstlist, even if they say it comes with a warranty, Pax will not honor it, even if it’s still within the window. The warranty will only be valid if you got it straight from an authorized retail store.

A couple more uncommon things that will void your warranty:

  • If the serial number is scratched off
  • If you’ve disassembled it (so don’t try to fix it yourself first!)

Pax does offer a 10 year limited warranty as well, for an additional cost, which is not automatically included in your Pax 2 purchase.

Returns

While we’re at it, here’s the deets on Pax’s return policy. Note that this is the return policy for the official Pax website only. You have 14 days to send it back for a refund. It cannot be at all used though or they won’t take it back. If the tamper proof seal is broken, sorry dude. They won’t accept it.

If you bought your Pax 2 from an authorized retailer, check with the retailer specifically to find out about their return policy, since it cannot be refunded by Pax.

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How to Get the Best Sessions with the Pax 2

The Pax 2 gives an excellent experience vaping loose leaf material. I know from experience that it’s a quality piece and I can recommend it without hesitation. For vaping flower, the Pax 2 is simply one of the best.

It’s quick to load: all you do is remove the oven lid and pack in your material. Pop the lid back on, and press the button in the center of the mouthpiece to turn it on. It heats up in 30-60 seconds, while the petal lights pulse. Once they turn to solid green, you’re set to go.

It’s recommended to start with a gentle draw, like you would with a cigar. The vapor is mostly consistent, although can vary when the device needs cleaning. The taste is great and I’ve found every hit to be enjoyable.

You can customize your experience by selecting one of the four preset temperature settings (360, 380, 400, and 420 degrees). While this isn’t a ton of choices, I feel that it’s plenty for most users.

One feature that’s a bit hit or miss is that after about 20 seconds of inactivity, the Pax starts cooling down. When you start using it again, it heats up to your set temp, but some users would prefer it just stay on all the time. The reason Pax has this feature is to save both your battery life and your material, and after a few minutes of no use, the Pax will shut off altogether, which I personally think is a great feature because there has been more than one time where I’ve forgotten to turn it off myself.

Special Features and Modes

There are a few modes you can activate to get some cool features. From what I can tell, depending on the color model you get, different bonus features will be available to unlock. Features include games and funky tunes, and you get to them by flipping your device around like a maniac. This is a pretty cool party trick when showing off your new device, and just one more way Pax has stepped up above the competition.

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