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PAX 3 vs. POTV ONE: Portable Vaporizer Comparison

The PAX 3 is wildly popular for a reason. It’s easy to use, with consistent results, and goes absolutely anywhere. The high tech features packed into the smartphone app seriously change the sessions. It’s my go-to vape for afternoons on the beach. Watch along as we demonstrate what life is like living with the PAX 3, and to find out what heating mode might pull you in.

Major similarities


Both of these vaporizers are incredibly portable, and small enough to comfortably conceal in your hand. They’re surprisingly tough, durable enough to throw in a bag or purse without worry. Both heat up within 30 seconds, have vibration feedback, and a concentrate option that’s great for occasional use.


These vapes excel with dry herbs, but heavy concentrate users should look elsewhere for a satisfying daily vape. They both get dirty really fast, and throwing in dry herbs after a sticky session will only worsen it. Keep your herb and concentrate usage separate if you prize cleanliness.

The mouthpieces on both vapes also come with their own obstacles. The PAX 3 mouthpiece can get hot on longer sessions. It also houses the power button, so your fingers touch where your mouth goes. The ONE’s mouthpiece is’t without issue. Sometimes they come out of the box a little too tight or too loose, but we’ll replace them for you.

Major differences


The PAX 3’s battery excels compared to the ONE, and its massive bowl is one of the biggest available in a portable vape. The restrictive airflow makes it ideal for those who take small sips throughout a long session. The downside is a price that’s twice as much as the ONE.


The ONE, with a three-minute timer, extracts quicker and more fully than the PAX, and has more air flow. If you want to blow through a bowl, the ONE will get you there quicker. The ONE is a great value, at only half the price of the PAX 3 Basic Kit, and only 40% of the price of the PAX 3 Complete Kit.

What Stickstones thinks

Both of these vapes are stellar options, but for me, being a vapor first guy, I prefer the ONE. Conduction vapes can’t keep up, and it excels on glass. For the heavy vaporist, it’s definitely the way to go.

What customers say

Our customers give the PAX 3 slightly higher rankings than the ONE. Both vapes scored a 4.6 out of five stars with over 770 reviews each, and both have the exact same number of negative reviews. At the end of the day, 82% of PAX 3 reviews were five stars, with 76% for the ONE, but the difference was in the three and four star reviews. The positive reviews for the PAX 3 were mostly five stars, while the ONE’s were spread more into the three and four star reviews.

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