The PAX 3 and the Ghost MV1 are two luxurious, dual-use portable vaporizers that have taken the vaporizer market by storm loved by both beginners and vape veterans alike.
Both devices are built to the highest possible standard using only quality materials which allow them to deliver some of the smoothest, the coolest and refreshing draws imaginable from both dry herb and concentrates.
Here we look at the similarities between the two as well as the attributes that make each device both unique and incredibly popular in the community.
What is in the box?
Their latest masterpiece the PAX 3 has been a huge hit in the vaping community primarily due to the fantastic flavor on offer and equally its compact design making it one of the most discreet vaporizers available.
The Ghost MV1, on the other hand, is the relatively new kid on the block and is the first vaporizer from the ever-growing in popularity, California based company, Ghost.
The Ghost has had a huge impact on the market since its introduction and has already made a name for itself as a potent vaporizer that can rival the likes of the Storz & Bickel Mighty vaporizer in terms of power and performance.
These two devices could not look more different from each other. The PAX 3 is a small, compact, highly discreet vaporizer whereas the Ghost MV1 is a much larger, bulkier device mainly due to its large batteries and innovative design.
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The PAX3 is a sleek, smooth and sophisticated vaporizer that simply exudes extravagance and luxury. Simple yet elegant, the PAX 3 has a beautiful polished finish with a small LED display giving it a classy look and feel.
The Ghost MV1 has more of a bold, futuristic design with a sleek matte finish. It is one of the most unique looking vaporizers on the market with an ergonomic design featuring indented curves for a better hold and feel.
Both devices are available in a huge range of colors with the PAX 3 available in teal, silver, rose gold and black and the Ghost MV1 available in black, black chrome, satin silver, rose gold, and nickel.
Both devices were engineered with only the highest quality food-safe grade materials, making them both incredibly strong and highly durable yet with specifically unique designs.
The PAX 3 was crafted using an anodized aluminum shell that contains a plastic mouthpiece, a surgical grade stainless steel vape path, and a stainless steel oven that can hold around .25g of herbs.
The Ghost MV1 has a metallic alloy exterior housing an all-glass mouthpiece, isolated vape path and a ceramic bowl that can hold around .12g of herbs.
The PAX 3 has a simple more modest design whereas the Ghost MV1 is completely unorthodox with adventurous unruly curves.
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The Ghost MV1 provides the most impeccable, fresh-tasting vapor imaginable from any device on the market, quite similar to the likes of the Firefly 2 and the Mighty vaporizer in terms of vapor performance and quality
This is mainly due to its ceramic chamber and unique convection style heating system along with its intricate isolated vape path which when combined produce the most aromatic and coolest flavor you will ever taste.
The PAX 3 is a close second to the Ghost MV1 offering fantastic taste and nice vapor as it uses an advanced convection heating system combined with patented lip-sync technology to give you potent flavorsome vapor.
The Vapor on the Ghost MV1 is sublime and arguably the coolest vapor you will ever taste with nice dense clouds. The PAX 3 also displays thick dense clouds due to its mainly conduction based heating system.
Both devices offer fantastic draw resistance giving you a really nice full dense draw with the Ghost MV1, in particular, as it can be more finely tuned due to the retractable mouthpiece that doubles up as a resistance adjuster.
Ease Of Use
The PAX 3 is without a doubt the easiest of the two vaporizers in terms of ease of use with only one button built into the mouthpiece to turn the device on and off as well as change temperatures.
The oven is easy to fill and is covered by a handy magnetic lid. The flower LED lights are intuitive and easily show the current temperature and battery life.
The Ghost MV1 will take a little longer to get used to as it has a removable oven(crucible) which must be taken out to fill your herb.
The Ghost MV1 has 6 pre-set temperatures for you to choose from ranging between 338° - 428°F (170° - 220°C) but using the app you can alter the temperature to any temperature between 284° - 428°F
The PAX 3 has 4 preset temperature settings but using the app, you can choose any temperature between 360°F -420°F.(182°C - 215°C)
Battery and Heat-up Time
Both the PAX 3 and the Ghost MV1 have two of the fastest heat-up times of any vaporizer on the market.
The Ghost MV1 has built-in on-demand convection heating resulting in an astonishing heat up time of fewer than 10 seconds!
The PAX 3 is no slouch either though with an incredible heat up time of only 15 seconds.
The Ghost MV1 battery uses a USB to charge but as the batteries are quite large it will take at least 6-8 hours to fully charge providing you with around 80 minutes of vaping.
TIP: You can purchase a fast-charger separately which will heat the device fully within 2 hours.
The PAX 3 has a powerful 3500 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that takes around 2.5 hours to fully charge giving you around 8-10 sessions.
You can purchase spare batteries for the Ghost MV1 but not for the PAX 3.
PAX 3 Pros
- Ultimate discretion
- Quick heat up time
- For use with dry herb and concentrate
- App Ready
- Firmware Updates
- Fantastic tasting vapor
- Lip Sync Technology
PAX 3 Cons
- Easily scratched
GHOST MV1 Pros
- Impeccable taste
- Perfect Vapor density
- 10-second heat up time
- App Ready
- Firmware Updates
- Haptic Feedback
- For use with dry herb and concentrate
- Adjustable Draw Resistance
GHOST MV1 Cons
- Oven must be removed when filling
- Not discreet
Those of you who need a portable vaporizer that is ultra-discreet but will also provide fantastic tasty vapor then the PAX 3 is for you.
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If being discreet is not something you care about then you must get the Ghost MV1. It truly is a powerhouse in terms of vapor quality. If tasting every terpene the herb has to offer is important to you then look no further.
Both devices have incredibly fast heat-up times and both have a wide range of temperatures to choose from giving you a wide range of unique experiences. The PAX 3 will cost less than the Ghost MV1 and is even more affordable if the basic package is chosen rather than the complete package.
The Ghost MV1 is on the same par as the Mighty vaporizer but comes in at a much better value for money. The Ghost MV1 is ideal for home use or simply for those who do not need to be discreet but only care for the most potent flavorsome experience available in the portable vaporizer world.
Both devices are sure to please both beginners and vaping veterans equally. Enjoy.