The Pax 2 is one of the leading options in the world of portable vaporizers and it stands out thanks to its stylish appearance and convenience. You can easily carry it with you on the go and enjoy its slim, yet strong built, no matter where you are. It can heat up quickly and it features 4 different heat settings. The Pax 2 comes covered with a 10 year manufacturer warranty. The Firefly 2 is a pure convection vaporizer that offers amazing vapor quality that sets it apart from other portable vaporizers. The device heats up in less than 10 seconds and it includes 2 replaceable batteries. One of the main differences between the Pax 2 and the Firefly 2 is that while the first is a pure conduction vaporizer, the seconds one is a pure convection device. The Firefly 2 is ideal for quick vaping sessions, while the Pax 2 works better for longer sessions. We’ll go through more aspects about these units to find out how different they are from each other.
While the original Firefly is not as portable as the Pax 2, the Firefly 2 offers a more practical design for use on the go. Its Magnesium alloy body is lightweight, although the Pax 2 is still smaller, lighter and easier to carry with you. The Pax 2’s sleek design allows you to use the vaporizer discreetly and if your main concern is to get a vaporizer that is very portable, this is the best option. The Firefly 2 is more convenient than the original version in terms of size and weight, but it won’t fit as well as the Pax 2 in your pocket. It is portable, but just not as much as the Pax 2. That being said, the Firefly 2 offers fast sessions and you can enjoy a vaping session in less than one minute. In contrast, the Pax 2 would still be in the process of heating up during the same time. If you need to vape fast, the Firefly 2 would probably be a better choice. However, the Pax 2 is more resistant and it will be the most practical companion when you are hiking, biking or skiing.
Batteries and Charging System
There are some similarities between the battery systems used by the Firefly 2 and the Pax 2. The Firefly 2 comes with two replaceable batteries that can give you between 4 to 6 bowls per charge. This gives you extended average life, although it also means that you will need to carry the extra battery with you if you want to enjoy additional sessions. The battery life in the Pax 2 is also very good and you can get between 4 to 6 session and even more on a full charge. One thing to keep in mind is that the battery in the Pax 2 cannot be replaced, but it lasts for a long time and it offers great quality.
The Pax 2 and the Firefly 2 use a charging doc system. In the Pax 2, the charging brick connects to the back of the vaporizer with a magnet that is not very strong. The Pax 2 is charged via USB. The Firefly 2 comes with a cradle that you slide the vaporizer into and it charges via USB as well. The issue with these charging systems is that it is not possible to charge them in backpack or bag when you are on the go because they will not stay attached to the chargers. You will need to use a rubber band or something similar to keep them in place, if you want to charge them in a bag. The charging devices work well and are easy to use when you are at home, but they can be inconvenient when you try to charge the devices on the go. Both units offer good battery life, but the replaceable batteries of the Firefly 2 give it a slight advantage.
Chambers, Heating Elements and Vapor Paths
This is the are in which you will notice the main differences. The Pax 2 is a conduction unit, which means that the herbs can be heated from the surface of the bowl during the session. It is advisable to finish the entire chamber in just one go to avoid wasting vaping materials. With the Firefly 2, the herbs are only heated when you are drawing and hot air is passing over them. The Pax 2 has a stainless steel chamber with a silicone mouthpiece, while the Firefly 2 has an all glass chamber, vapor path and it features a plastic mouthpiece. There are 5 different heat settings supported by the Firefly 2 and the temps can be adjusted using the Firefly Vapor app available for Android and iOS. The Pax 2 has 4 heat settings and it features lip sensing technology, which can detect your lips on the top of the mouthpiece and increase the heat for consistency. The Firefly 2 offers more control over the temperature, thanks to the additional setting.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Both the Pax 2 and the Firefly 2 are very easy to clean. However, the Firefly 2 is the most convenient solution since it doesn’t have to be cleaned as often and it only takes about 30 seconds to clean, anyway. Although you can also clean the Pax 2 easily, the long stainless steel vapor makes things slightly more complicated when compared to the Firefly 2. A pipe cleaner with a small amount of isopropyl alcohol is required to clean the Pax 2 and you will to slide the pipe down the vapor path to clean out the vapor path and remove the oven screen. You will also need to clean underneath the silicone mouthpiece with a paper towel or a vape wipe, the oven and the two sides of the screen also have to be cleaned. The Firefly wins in this category since it is incredibly easy to clean.
Both vaporizers are great in terms of quality and choosing the best one depends on your preferences. The Firefly 2 is perfect for quick sessions and it delivers incredible vapor production. Its replaceable batteries are also a practical feature and the device heats up very quickly. The PAx 2 is ideal for the outdoors and it will fit easily in your pocket. They are both great quality vaporizers so no matter which one you choose, you will enjoy a great vaping experience.