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PAX 2 Vaporizer by Ploom Review

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8 Total Score
A great design, so sleek and everything is intentional, there is no wasted space on this device.

The PAX 2 by Ploom has a lot of power in a little package. The small size shouldn’t fool you; this little kit has all you need for an amazing and easy vaping experience, with a little device that heats up in less than a minute. Its sleek design makes it a popular choice for stealth vapers.

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Overview

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The PAX 2 by Ploom has a lot of power in a little package. The small size shouldn’t fool you; this little kit has all you need for an amazing and easy to use dry herb vaporizer, with a little device that heats up in less than a minute. Its sleek design makes it a popular choice for stealth vapers.

The heating element or the oven as it is referred to as is located on the bottom of the unit, and it is easy to access through the oven door. You simply push down on one side, and it opens on the other for you to quickly pull the oven door off. The door attaches with magnets that hold securely, and it snaps into place to stay secure through your vaping session.

Once open you can fill the chamber with the herb of your choice. Finely ground herb works best, and you will want to pack your bowl tightly to give you a more uniform overall heat.To use you just push down on the mouthpiece to put it in the raised vaping position, this also turns on the device. The light on the front of the unit will illuminate and turn a purple color; this means the device is heating up. The PAX 2 is one of the fastest heating up devices on the market, reaching its highest temperature setting in under a minute. Once it is heated to the preset temperature level, the light will turn green letting you know you are ready to vape.

The device comes with a motion detection feature, meaning while you are using the device, just moving it around normally, the oven will stay on and heated. However, if you set the device down and it is still for about 20 seconds it goes into standby mode, the light will turn blue, and the oven lowers to a cooler temperature setting. If it goes unused for two minutes, the device will shut itself off. However, if you pick it back up it will return to heating up immediately, and display the purple light until the device is heated again, the light is green, and it’s ready to go. While all that might sound complicated, it really is a great feature to keep your battery life lasting as long as possible. Also, because it heats up so quick sometimes that reheating period is only a few seconds if that.

Speaking of battery life, the PAX 2 holds a charge for about an hour of use lasting most users a good long time, even though it might be smaller than some of its competitors; most feel the battery life is great, especially for the size. There is also a battery life indicator you can activate, so you know exactly how much battery life you have.

To change the temperature setting you'll pull out the mouthpie

ce, the indicator light will turn orange; this will reveal an inner chamber. In here there is a lighted button you can press to control the temperature settings. There are three temperatures settings when you press the lighted button the indicator light will turn red for high, orange for medium, and yellow for low. Most vapers, myself included, seem to like the orange setting best.

The user guide is well designed, so don’t throw it away even if that’s what you usually do. It is so easily laid out with nice easy to read pictures and words; you definitely will want to refer to it. The charging port is another great feature of the PAX; it sits easily on its dock charger making it easy to charge is a safe and visible place.

The PAX 2 Vaporizer comes complete with cleaning wipes and tools, as well as the charging dock, a screen, and some lubricant packets. The stealthy and sleek PAX 2 by Ploom is a great entry for those looking for a super easy vaporizer for marijuana, dry tobacco or other herbs.

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In The Box

  • Pax 2 Vaporizer
  • Screen
  • Mouthpiece
  • Oven Lid
  • Charging Dock
  • Charging Cord
  • 5 x Cleaning Wipes
  • 5 x Cleaning Tools
  • 2 x Lubricant Packets
  • User Manual
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Specs

  • Device Dimensions – 4 1/8” x 1 2/5” x 7/8”
  • Oven Dimensions – 7/8” x 3/8” x 3/8”
  • Aluminum Exterior
  • Lithium-ion Battery that recharges in 2 hours.
  • Internal Accelerometer
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Final Word

Ploom really out did themselves with the style on the PAX 2. It is a great design, so sleek and everything is intentional, there is no wasted space on this device. No unnecessary buttons or screens, this device looks more like a traditional e-cigarette than most of the other dry herb vaporizers on the market giving it a great stealthy quality that many users appreciate. It doesn’t even look like an e-cig, when the mouthpiece is pressed down, it is hard for anyone to guess that most people use these to vape marijuana when you just look at the device, making it the ultimate of the stealthy herb vaporizers.

It does get a little warm on the bottom with use. It seems to get warm quickly, but it never gets hot. It seems to stay at that warmed up a level, but it’s never really dangerous to the touch.

It also takes a little more cleaning and maintenance than most of the dry herb vaporizers I’ve used. While you might have to clean it more often, it is an easy process, and the kit provides the cleaning accessories that make it even easier. If you have a lazier kind of attitude toward your other devices and paraphernalia, then you might not want to go with this device. However, all vaporizers should be cleaned well, so this isn’t a deal-breaker for me in any way.

One drawback for me with the PAX 2 is the lack of temperature control. I keep mine on medium. However, I feel like I would enjoy it just a few degrees lower, but not quite as low as the lowest setting. I do wish there were more temperature setting controls. However, it seems like most people are happy with the medium setting, and most times I am too.

Perhaps the temperature control isn’t that much of an issue because the vapor production is so successful. The cloud hits are incredible. Unlike some other herbal vapes where you never feel like you aren’t getting a good hit, the PAX 2 always delivers. It’s always a great vapor and a super clean hit.

Now it is only a dry herb vaporizer only, you can’t use your oils or dabs, but a few hits on the PAX and you won’t really feel like you need those anyway. Also, I’m not into the little party games that come with the PAX, but there are a few modes you can activate that turn the LED indicator light into a game. This may not be your thing, but it is certainly unique.

Overall the PAX truly delivers, it is a unique device that doesn’t skimp on vapor or style. It is a great unit that will please most dry herb vaping enthusiasts and give them a satisfying experience time and time again.

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