Update: Please note Arizer Air MAX is now available
In this article, I will be comparing two high quality, portable vaporizers that are well known in the vape community; the Arizer Air 2 vs the Pax 3. Due to the fact that they are both high on the list of ‘must-have vape units’, I will be breaking down the pros and cons of each so you can have an easier time choosing which is perfect for your vape tastes and preferences.
Due to the fact that each of these units has its unique functionalities, qualities and pros, I can not actually choose a ‘winner’ for you. What I will do however is give you all the info you need to about these units and recommend a unit based on my preferences and the overall vaporizer reviews.
Furthermore, both the Arizer Air 2 and the Pax 3 are amazing vaporizers and I am confident that no matter which you choose, you will be satisfied.
Feature Overview of the Air 2 vs the Pax 3
| PAX 3 (Score out of 10)
||ARIZER AIR 2 (Score out of 10)
||Quality of Vapour (Dry Herb)
||Quality of Vapour (Concentrates)
|9.5 (22 Sec. or less)
||9 (60-90 Seconds)
A great vaporizer has to offer high-quality vape that satisfies the needs of its users. The quality of vapour a unit produces will determine if the user can enjoy their favourite dry herb, wax or oil to its fullest extent.
So, vapour quality is super important, and fortunately, both of these units were made with this in mind. Both manufacturers, Arizer and Pax Labs, took their precious time with these units so they could deliver high-quality delicious vape; and the results are close to perfection.
The Arizer Air 2 is known to deliver big, delicious clouds of high-quality vape on demand. The flavourful vapour production this unit offers is all thanks to its smart design, smooth glass vapour path and cooling system that allows users to enjoy delicious vape from the moment they unbox the Arizer Air 2.
It has a relatively impressive heat-up time of 60 to 90 seconds, which is pretty good when compared to other vaporizers on the market.
The PAX 3 is also known to not only offer incredible quality vapour but also produce it in mindblowing 15 seconds! You’re not dreaming, the PAX 3 has a heat-up time of only 15-22 seconds and allows you to enjoy delicious vapour almost immediately.
I believe that its incredible heat-up time and high-quality vapour production makes it one of the best options on the market for portable vaporizers. Pax Labs really took the time creating this piece of art and many users are already claiming it as their favourite.
One thing that makes PAX 3 a little more recommendable than the Arizer Air 2 is that it can be enjoyed with both dry herb and wax. This is a big plus, due to the fact that we all like a unit that allows us to try new things and switch routines up from time to time.
The PAX 3 offers high quality vapour in both its functions, allowing you to enjoy delicious vapour form your favourite wax or herb.
Both the Arizer Air 2 and the PAX 3 have easy to understand, precision temperature controls that allow you to enjoy your vaping experience to the fullest extent. The Air 2 has an impressive temperature range of 50° C – 220° C, and you can always know the temperature of your unit just by taking a look at its smart LED display screen.
The Air 2 does not have preset temperatures; however, meaning that you will have to try out some different temps and choose the ideal setting based on the dry herb you’re using.
The PAX 3, on the other hand, has 60 preset temperature setting and has a temperature range of 182° C – 215° C that is completely adjustable. All settings are controlled with its unique light petal feature, making vaping more simple and more enjoyable.
With the PAX 3, you can try some of the preset temperatures or adjust it manually to see what suits the dry herb or wax you are using respectively.
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Special Features & Functions
The Arizer Air 2 doesn’t have many ‘tricks up its sleeve’ or may I say special features. The only special feature on this unit is that a cute little smiley face greets you on its LED screen when you turn on the unit. So, for those that like a unit that is interactive or ‘fancy’, the Arizer Air 2 might seem a bit on the boring side.
The same can’t be said for the PAX 3 however. The PAX 3 was designed not only to offer high-quality vape but to make the vaping experience fun, enjoyable, shareable and interactive.
The PAX 3 has a beautiful light petal feature that allows you to only control all settings, turn on the device and switch if off; but also play games! Of course, the PAX 3 is not the first vaporizer on the market that has game settings, but it is by far one of the most unique.
Read PAX 3 review and PAX 2 review for more information.
There are three game settings: PAXsays, PAXrun and PAXspin. These game modes will allow you to play interactive games with session buddies and simply enjoy your vaping experience more than ever.
If you are interested in these interactive game settings and want to know how to ‘activate’ the PAX 3’s ‘hidden features’, take a look at its user manual and have fun!
Ease of Use
Both of these high-quality vaporizers have easy to understand functions and settings, meaning that using them is easy and enjoyable. The Arizer Air 2 has an LED display screen that allows you to see your units temperature and battery at all times.
The PAX 3 is also easy to use and understand, due to its light petal, which functions as a multipurpose button. Both of these well-known vaporizers are perfect for both beginners and vape experts and will satisfy even the pickiest vapers.
If you are a vape OG, you probably already know how important battery life is when it comes to portable vape units. The battery quality and life of your unit will determine how long and how much you can actually enjoy it.
Having a long-lasting battery is a must-have ‘requirement’ for quality vape units. Both of these units, fortunately, are known for having quality batteries that allow users to enjoy their vapes for long periods of time.
The Arizer Air 2 offers an average of 60 minutes of continual use. When compared to other options on the market, this is pretty good. It charges in an estimated 90 minutes, meaning you can enjoy it for half a dozen sessions before it needs to be recharged.
The Air 2 can be charged via USB, making it easier to take on the go and charge wherever you need it.
Read Arizer Air 2 review for more information.
The PAX 3 once again comes in and beats its competitions with its impressive battery. The PAX 3 has an incredible battery life of an estimated 95 to 100 minutes! With the PAX 3, you can vape freely for 8 to 10 sessions without worrying about its battery.
It takes 90 minutes to charge with its AC adapter, which is pretty darn impressive. When it comes to a portable vaporizer with a long-lasting battery life, the PAX 3 is more recommendable than the Arizer Air 2.
Portability and Discreteness
Both the PAX 3 and the Arizer Air 2 are on the top of the list of portable, discreet vape units. Both of these units have sturdy, tough aluminium bodies that ensure long-lasting functionality.
The fact that they have quality build make them easier to take on the go and simply throw them into a backpack, purse or trouser pocket. They are both made to be discreet and portable, so you can enjoy them wherever you prefer.
They both are about the size of the palm of your hand and can be packed in ‘travel mode’ easily. One of the things that makes the PAX 3 more recommendable as a portable unit is that it does not have any glass parts or pieces, meaning that you won’t have to worry about it breaking, even if it falls.
The Air 2, on the other hand, has glass parts (vaporizers commonly do) that are known to break very easily, meaning you will have to buy extras just in case.
If you are as clumsy as I am and are used to dropping things at random, I have to recommend the PAX 3. It simply is more recommendable due to its simple, aluminium build that doesn’t have any parts or pieces that easily break.
If you don’t mind being a little more careful however, the Air 2 is still a wonderful option for portable discrete units.
Pro Tip for the Arizer Air 2
If you find the Air 2 to be your ideal unit but are worried about the glass breaking, stop stressing! There are a wide variety of things you can do to avoid breaking your beloved glass pieces. To guard the glass pieces better, you can use a carrier case, or make your own!
I have found that these ‘solutions’ are pretty effective. If you want to be a little more fancy, you can even make your own ‘vape cover’ with cornstarch and cold silicon; add a bit of food colouring, and you will have a stylish, homemade accessory that will allow you to save money and time.
Don’t let the glass parts scare you! Get yourself the Arizer Air II and stop worrying about the glass with this pro tip!
Arizer Air 2 vs Pax 3 - Which Unit Wins?
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, due to the fact that each of these units has its unique functionalities, special features, pros and cons, I can’t really say “you should totally buy the…!” I do believe however, that I can throw in my recommendation based on my experience with these units and the countless reviews from the vape community.
When it comes to my recommendation, I really have to say the PAX 3 is the winner in the ‘Arizer Air 2 vs PAX 3 battle’. Both of these units are set at similar prices and offer high-quality vape, however, I still think the PAX 3 has a little more ‘up its sleeve’ than its competition. This is why I believe the PAX 3 is better than the Arizer Air 2:
- It can be enjoyed with both delicious dry herb and wax!
- The PAX 3 has a mind-blowing heat up time of 15 to 22 seconds.
- It has long-lasting battery life, making it perfect for taking it on the go.
- It has special features and interactive games that makes vaping more fun!
- It has 60 preset temperature settings that allows you to get used to the unit.
- It does not have glass parts or pieces, making it a more ‘sturdy’ portable unit.
So, as you can see, the PAX 3 does have more recommendable functions and features. It is a high-quality portable vaporizer that will allow you to enjoy both dry herb and wax on the go and enjoy vape sessions with your buddies with interactive games.
Both the Arizer Air 2 and the PAX 3 are awesome units that are well-known in the vape community, but when compared, the PAX 3 wins the battle.