June 30, 2021 4 min read
Just like dab pens, dry herb vaporizers are one of the newer niches in the vape game and have gotten much better than when they were first introduced. Pax Labs designs some of the most popular vapes amongst marijuana smokers and the Pax 3 vaporizer is no exception. The Pax 3 dry herb vape was immediately loved by the cannabis community since it can switch so seamlessly between bud and wax. If you’re debating which dry herb vape to purchase, take a look over our Pax 3 vaporizer review that will help you make your decision.
While they may look exactly the same on the outside, the Pax 3 has a few upgrades hidden inside its anodized aluminum shell that gives it a one up on the earlier edition.
For just 4 inches long, this lightweight vaporizer produces some giant plumes of dense vapor. The vapor is so silky smooth on the throat that you might just think you didn’t get a good puff. If you’ve never used a dry herb vaporizer before, it will take you some time to figure out how to correctly pack the oven and which heat settings to choose for flavorful and dense vapor. There are four preset temperature settings, 360° F, 380° F, 400° F, and 420° F. These temperatures can be fine tuned via the Pax 3 app (Android only) or the Pax website (designed for iPhone). It takes roughly 30 seconds for the device to heat all the way to the hottest temperature. The two lower temperature settings produce small vapor clouds that are very tasty, while the hotter temperatures lose a bit of the flavor, but offer giant, dense, plumes.
The coolest part about the Pax 3 is that you can turn the dry herb vaporizer into a portable dab pen. You’ll need to purchase a concentrate insert that pops right into the Pax 3 oven. While not included in the Pax 3 basic kit, the concentrate insert is well worth the extra $54 to be able to transition seamlessly between dry herb and wax. The Pax 3 vaporizer is a great device if you don’t smoke cannabis concentrates that often, but like to be prepared if the moment arises. If you’re all about the 710 life, it’s best to choose a dab pen or e-rig made specifically for that purpose since you’ll have better temperature settings and usability.
One of the more annoying things about dry herb vaporizers is the cleaning process. Unlike 510 thread batteries and vape pens, you don’t just pop out and replace a cartridge. Dry herb vapes should be cleaned at least after every other session in order to function at its best. After too long, resin will build up in the airway so you’ll get less and less vapor as well as poorer tasting hits. Cleaning the Pax 3 vaporizer is very straightforward, especially if you have the basic or complete kit that includes pipe cleaners and a wire brush. Here is a step-by-step guide:
The Pax 3 is still one of the best dry herb vaporizers on the market and is worth the investment since it can also be used to smoke concentrates. Here’s a quick breakdown of the Pax 3 pros and cons:
You can find the Pax 3 vaporizer for sale on our online smoke shop along with other Pax vaporizers and Pax accessories. We’ve also got a wide selection of other dry herb vapes, 510 batteries, vape mods, dab pens, e-rigs, and more!
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