AirVape Legacy vs the Newest PAX Vaporizer
The portable vaporizer industry is picking back up. After a slow start to the year due to Covid-19, and partially due to a lack of new devices being made. The introduction of the AirVape Legacy has brought new attention to an otherwise uneventful start of the year for cannabis vaporizers. You can view our Airvape Legacy review for more details on this innovative new portable cannabis vaporizer. Today we will be pitting the newest PAX vaporizer (the PAX 3) against the AirVape Legacy to see which is the better option. We will update this article once the PAX 4 vaporizer has been released.
You can get the Airvape Legacy here from the official Airvape website.
Dry herb and extracts vaporizing capabilities comparison
The PAX 3 is a newer version of the PAX 2. The model 2 is designed for dry herbs only, while the PAX 3 has a concentrate extract insert that allows for waxy extracts to be vaped. Read more here for a good comparison of the PAX 2 vs PAX 3.
The Legacy is designed for dry herbs and oil concentrates. This means both the PAX 3 and the LEgacy are designed to vape concentrates and loose-leaf.
Smart-vaporizer features comparison
The PAX 3 was one of the first portable cannabis vaporizers to be called a smart vaporizer. The PAX 3 has built-in games, an application, vibration alerts, and specialty temperature modes.
Built with smart sensor technology the Legacy has a 30-second shutoff if no movement is detected. Pioneering wireless charging the Legacy is the first portable cannabis vaporizer to have wireless charging as a feature. Anyone who has used a portable vaporizer knows just how important an easy charging device is. The option to put your vaporizer down and have it charge automatically is a game-changer. The Legacy also boosts vibration alerts to let you know your device has reached the desired temperature.
Battery and Vapor comparison
The PAX 3 is a conduction vaporizer meaning that dry herb material is heated through surface heat. Conduction vaporization is the most popular type of heating with cannabis vaporizers. This does not mean that it is the best type of heating method, in fact, methods that don’t require surface heat are better for vaping material more evenly and to reduce the risk of burning material.
The PAX 3 battery is a rechargeable 3500mAh Lithium-ion battery and on a full charge (90 minutes to charge) is able to last approximately 8-10 sessions.
The Legacy features a removable glass airpath, which means the Legacy vaporizer uses convection style heating. Convection means that hot air is used to cape material as opposed to surface heat. Convection vaping is able to efficiently heat material more evenly than conduction heating.
The heat-up time for the Legacy is 15 seconds, supported by a removable 18650, 3600 mAh battery. Controlled by two-button precise temperature control from 200F to 440F. A gold plated heating chamber works with the glass airpath to deliver a smooth vapor.
- 4”h x 1”w x 1”d
- 4.68″h x 2.05″w x .83″d
- $250 US complete kit or $200 US device only
- $250 US
The PAX 3 and the Airvape Legacy are both premium portable cannabis smart vaporizers designed to work with dry herbs and extracts. Both devices are priced at $250 for comparable models and functionality. The PAX 3 has a few features that the Legacy does not such as built-in games and special vape modes. The Legacy has a few key features that the PAX 3 does not have such as wireless charging and a slightly more powerful battery.
The big factor that puts the Legacy in a better position is the heating method. Convection vaporizers are able to heat dry herb more evenly and produce a more smooth hitting vapor.
You can get the PAX 3 here from the official website.
You can get the Airvape Legacy here from the official website.