Pax Vaporizer Review

After many pre orders and waiting, the Pax Vaporizer has finally hit the marketplace and it is even getting press from major online publications like gizmodo, tech crunch, cool material, and more. These people know the vaporizer business and they know a great thing when they see it.

But if you’re like me, you want to know not how professionals feel about a new product, but how the ordinary user likes it. That’s why I want to give my review.

I used it the day it arrived. A couple of hours later, I tossed all my other portable devices into a drawer, and I’ll never use them again. The Pax Vaporizer is the best device of its kind I’ve ever come across. I’m a believer, and I’d like to explain why.

The Pax Vaporizer is quality all the way.

Quality workmanship, quality look, quality draw.

The vapor draw is made of medical grade stainless steel, which ensures the best results and healthiest too. There are only two removable parts. It’s easy to clean and the parts easy to replace (and most people who have owned the Pax from the beginning, like myself, report no maintenance problems whatsoever).

The Pax Vaporizer is so small (4.1” x 1.4”) that you can slip this bad boy into a pocket or jacket pocket and you can barely feel it’s there. All other major portables are much larger (except for Magic Flight, but that is like comparing a Honda to a Porsche).

So you can hide it. Yet it looks so elegant – with its anodyne aluminum exterior and three designer colors, blue, purple or black – that you can also carry it with pride.

And you won’t believe the strength of the Pax’s vapor. You can get the effect you want with only three or four inhalations, and I don’t mean heavy ones but medium ones. I’ve used many large, standard vaporizers that are three times the price and ten times the size of the Pax, and the draw you get is incredibly comparable.


The Pax Vaporizer has unique features.

The loading area, called the oven door, is crazy simple to use.

Once loaded, most portables have only one temp setting. The Pax has three. Maybe you don’t care about that, but if you do, it’s a terrific convenience.

The instruction manual is written mostly in pictures, so anyone can follow it and use the vaporizer correctly.

The replaceable lithium ion battery needs less than an hour to be completely charged, and the vaporizer warms up in 30 seconds.

Maybe the best feature of all is the intelligent mode of the replaceable lithium ion battery. Putting the vaporizer down puts it into low use mode, which extends the life of your battery incredibly, and it only snaps back into max mode when you pick it up again. (I myself was able to get three days of off and on use, because of that feature.)

Pax heats up and is ready to enjoy in as little as 30 seconds.

LED indicator light:
Displays heating status, temperature setting and battery status.

product details: Measures 4 1/8″ x 1.4″ x 7/8″. Anodized aluminum exterior providing strength and durability. Medical grade stainless steel air chamber. Vapor path is constructed entirely from medical grade components.

Rechargeable power source.

The Pax Vaporizer is made by Ploom, a company based in San Francisco, the center of the herb use and vaporizer communities. This is Ploom’s first entry into the vaporizer market and users and professional journalists all agree they’re in it to stay, with such a fine product.

Pax is priced right in line with the other high end portable vaporizers on the market. But you can’t argue with quality. And whether your herb use is casual or frequent, the long term quality and great features of the Pax more than outweigh any short term sting of the price point.

(And to be honest, other larger, less reliable portables cost about the same amount almost everywhere.)

The Pax is now my go to portable vape, hands down no questions asked. Very impressive, sleek, powerful unit.