Pax vaporizer by Ploom is the portable vaporizer that everyone has been talking about. Well, I’ve used it and this is my review. At first it seems like the vape to have, but after some extensive use, that becomes questionable. The problems that arise after some use have to do with residue leftover from vaporizing and this residue collecting around the mouthpiece, preventing it from making proper contact. With a really-really thorough cleaning, you can get rid of the gunk that’s causing the problems, however, you have to keep it clean and that’s a bit of a hassle. People complained and fortunately for everyone, Ploom not only listened but came up with a resolution in the form of the new Pax lubricant that they’re bundling with every order. You put the lube on and around the mouthpiece and then push it in and out to get it in there real good. Once it’s lubricated, it’s good to go. The new units are also, for whatever reason, less shiny than the old ones. This is strictly an aesthetics thing, but all the same I thought it was worth mentioning. Moving on, I’m comfortable saying that this is one of the best portable vaporizers out right now and it has to do with a few variables in my mind: convenience, size, and vapor quality. What really sets this one apart from a lot of the portables is the method used to vaporize, one which happens to be the same as what’s employed by the really high end plugins like the Volcano vaporizers, as an example. So the vapor tastes good and the issues with the mouthpiece have been resolved. All in all, it’s a great vaporizer and I would recommend it. Personally, I think the Solo is a better bet for most people but that’s just my opinion (one which comes from a lot of experience), but if you want to buy it anyways, you can buy it online from this store here.
Vaporizer temperature selection is a little tricky if you don’t know how to pull it off, but after you’ve done it, it’s a snap. Simply pull the mouthpiece out (it comes out completely) and then look inside and you’ll see a glowing button which you can press to cycle through the 3 temperatures that are programmed into the unit. The lowest temperature setting is 370 degrees Fahrenheit. A yellow light is used to indicate the low heat setting. The middle temperature range has an orange light and is set to 390F. Personally, I tend to use the unit on either medium or high, but that’s just me. The high setting is the red light and it’s 410F.
How To Use It:
If you’re wondering how to use the Pax vaporizer, it’s actually really easy. You pop the lid to the heating chamber off by pressing down on one side until the other side pops up and gives you something to grab. Pull it all the way off. Inside you’ll see the heating chamber with a cool looking screen. The screen can be removed during cleaning by popping it out from the other side using one of the cleaning sticks. I wouldn’t use the cleaning sticks for much because they tend to leave behind a lot of fibers that coat the vapor pathway and that’s not something I’m into. With a lot of rubbing alcohol, they could be useful, but I think your best bet is to use a small brush with some plastic bristles on it, like what you might find for at-home dental work. Anyways, you load your blend (which should be finely ground) and then you click the mouthpiece in so that it pops out. At this point, it’s now heating up. If you need to adjust the temperature, read the paragraph above this one in which I explain how to change the temperature. That’s all it takes to get it going. To summarize: you load your blend, select your temperature (unless you want to use the last temp setting you used), and then you click the mouthpiece in so that it pops out and activates the heating element. Simple as that.
Pax Ploom can be purchased online and maybe even from your local smoke shop. I’ve often found vaporizer prices at local retailers to be higher than the online vaporizer stores which is why I tend to shop online. If you want, you can buy Pax from the same vaporizer store where I got mine: this one here. They use very discreet packaging (ordinary brown boxes) to ship their vaporizers and they ship internationally.