Take a puff off the Pax by Ploom. This discreet, rechargeable vaporizer sports a clean design and reliable functionality that will keep your lungs fresh as the winter’s first snow.
Why We Love It
The Pax, designed for the 18+ crowd, looks like little more than an aluminum tube with an X on top. But press down on either side of the heating chamber to open it, load your favorite herbs or pipe tobacco inside, pop the mouthpiece out, activate the heating element, and you’ll start to understand that there's more to this battery-powered tube than meets the eye.
The indicator glows purple while vaporizing — not incinerating — wares loaded into the heating chamber. But don't expect it to stay purple for long, since the green light indicating your vapor's prepared activates in as little as 30 seconds. And while it's still on, a simple shake provides instantaneous feedback on the Pax's battery status: green is a full charge, yellow is partial, and red is low. If you're seeing the latter, the included charger returns the depleted lithium-ion battery to full charge in about two hours, while the LEDs track the process with orange for charging and green for charged. To adjust the heating settings, slip the mouthpiece off and hit the white button underneath to cycle through low (yellow), medium (orange), and high (red) heat settings.
A medical-grade stainless steel heating chamber connects to a laser-welded air path of the same materials. It's these materials that ensure consistent heating, despite variable temperatures. It also means cleaning these elements requires little more than an alcohol swab and a pipe cleaner, and that the entire device is highly effective despite being no longer than 4 and 1/8". It's also no wider than 7/8" and 2/5" across, making it not too thick for your hands, but large enough to accommodate a fair amount of your favorite herbs.
Check out this great video made by Ploom that goes through the amazing features of the Pax.
Ploom's Pax is a convenient solution for a number of problems brought on by smoking. Whether a rare hybrid strain straight out of Humboldt County or just mildly flavored tobacco, a pinch fits right in the heating chamber without any fuss or folding. There's no acrid second-hand smoke to make everyone around us uncomfortable — it produces smoke-free vapor in as little as 30 seconds.
We like to think of it an entire hookah compacted down to a size that's actually convenient. A rechargeable, smoke-free hookah we can take with us anywhere. Remember kids, only you....