The PAX 3 vs. The Firefly 2

Firefly 2 vs PAX 3 The PAX 3 and the Firefly 2 are verrry different vaporizers.

Both of them are portable, and they’re both very good, but the way they heat and the way you use them varies a lot.

The Firefly vaporizes your material with super-heated air (convection), and the PAX heats your product with radiant from the hot oven walls (conduction).

They both have their advanatges and disadvantages and honestly everybody should make room in their collection for one of these (or both).

Check out the table below for the main differentiators:

Portable Vaporizer ComparisonPAX 3Firefly 2
Price$275$330
Heating StyleConduction
(radiant heat)
Convection
(hot air)
Oven MaterialStainless SteelGlass Walls, Steel Screen
Oven Capacity~0.3g~0.15g
Vapor PathStainless Steel (w/ silicone mouthpiece)Borosilicate Glass & Stainless Steel (w/ polypropylene mouthpiece)
Removeable BatteryNoYES
(Firefly-specific)
Draw Duration Required For Maximum Vapor~5-10 seconds~15-20 seconds
Charge time~2-3 hours~45 mins
Bluetooth / APPYesYes
True Heat-up Time30 seconds5 seconds
Easy to Load?Yes
(pack tight)
Yes
(pack loose)
Stirring Required?NoYES
Draw ResistanceAverage+Above-average+
Vapor ProductionAbove-averageAbove-average
Vapor SmoothnessVery goodAmazing
Flavor / TasteAbove-averageSuperb
Odor LevelAbove-averageBelow-average
Works with Concentrates?Yes w/ oven accessoryYes w/ concentrate pad
Precise Temp AdjustOnly with APPOnly with APP
Country of manufactureChinaChina
Dimensions (my measurements)3.9″L x 1.2″W x 0.8″H5.1″L x 1.6″W x 1.0″H
Warranty10 Years2 Years
VapeRatingTier 1 Top PickTier 1 Top Pick
Price$275$330
 PAX 3Firefly 2

If you own either one of these or if you have any questions about how they compare please share your thoughts below!

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In the video below I compare the Firely 2 with the PAX 2 (their previous model) but believe it or not most of what I say is still applicable for this newer comparison:


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6 comments

  • I just received the Firefly 2 yesterday and I love, love this vaporizer, I’m 65 years old and I been smoking for longer than most of you have probably been alive, so I do speak from experience. I had no problem with the learning curb that I have read about due to the fact that I watched the video’s and read how people who own this amazing vaporizer use it. I was vaping with amazing clouds as soon as the battery was charged. I sip my herb I seldom do a whole bowl at one time. I like to take a hit or two and continue on my way and this is suburb for that. I have wasted so much herb by sipping like I do but it is the way I enjoy it. I was so exited to see a vaporizer that allowed me to do this with no waste. I expect I will recoup the expense of this unit in no time. When I first received and set this up last night I vaped two bowls because it tasted so good, If you are thinking about buying this vaporizer don’t wait another second. The cost is a little steep but you really do get what you pay for. I have wasted so much money trying to save my lungs with different vaporizers Just to be disappointed. I am so glad that I took one more chance because Firefly 2 is the one I hope to use for another 20 years of sipping.
    P.S. While you are waiting for your Firefly 2 to be delivered start reading and watching the video’s that are out there. This way you will be ready as soon as the battery charges.

  • i owned a FF2 had to return it 2 times for battery fail had to reset all the time
    and burnd my herbs realy hard on medium high and 104 tuning
    love and hate situations

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