I’m going to start with OMG and save you some time. You don’t know what a consistent hit is until you’ve hit a Provari from www.provape.com and I think if you knew, you would just go ahead and buy it now and stop reading this.
I first learned of the Provari from Edward @ sun-vapers.com, a fellow PC tech running an online retail e-cig store out in CA. Funny thing is, Ed doesn’t sell the Provari. Only provape.com does, they make it, they sell it – no one else does. Point being, Ed is a genuine guy and will give it to you straight even if it goes against his sales — and when I asked him about getting another Joyetech eVic which he does sell but was currently out of stock, what he told me was: Get a Provari, and give your eVic away. So I did.
The Provari – quality and craftsmanship at it’s finest.
I’ve only had the Provari for one day, but it is long enough to note the benefits of the most magnificent device I’ve ever put to my lips. First, this baby is rugged material with a smooth finish. The rather hefty stainless steel housing is coated with (in my case) a smooth black satin finish that much to my surprise, would take at least a greasy chicken finger to leave a mark or print on, and even that would probably wipe away with no residue or trace, with just the slightest brush against a cloth. Next, did I mention heft? You’ll know you’re carrying this baby, especially if you are coming from small battery devices. I like that, I mean it is sturdy to the point that I wouldn’t want to pick a fight with someone holding one of these, it will hurt, bad. The push button is substantial, not only in how far it protrudes from the body, but also in how far you push down and the force required to push it down, both significantly more than other devices. I like it, it’s obviously quality stuff, but this isn’t a device made for putting in your jeans pocket without disabling the battery first for fear of it easily going off by itself.
Now lets talk about features. I’m coming from an eVic, so I am (or should be) used to variable voltage and wattage, displays all sorts of stats about your device and your hit and all that. Computer software linkup, upgradable firmware, the whole 9. What does the Provari do? You can vary the voltage, that’s about it. Guess what? You don’t need a device that does any more than that. Well, a real-time battery meter display would be nice, but that is the only thing I miss about the eVic. The rest of the ‘features’ I’ve either never used (yep, including variable wattage), never noticed, or never got a chance to use because that part BROKE (the eVic isn’t a recognized USB device any longer by Windows or the ‘MVP’ software that goes with it – it somehow fried itself and acts like a bad flash drive when plugged in.) So out of all these eVic features, I only miss the battery life display… well R.I.P. because I’m not turning back now, the Provari has one feature that the eVic and any other battery I’ve ever used doesn’t have (consistency)…
On the down side, of the few things you can do / display with the Provari, it’s single button operation does mean you’ll see things like “Press the button 15 times to do xxx” … so yeah, that’s a downer. The Upper is that once you find the right voltage, you aren’t going to need to mess with the settings ever again. Which brings me to my next talking point…
You didn’t know what consistency was…
With the old eGo Twist batteries, and even with the digital eVic, I found myself constantly adjusting the voltage up or down to chase after the same hit I had been craving but didn’t get for some reason (battery wear, drain/voltage, and heck, just poor circuitry regulating the juice it is getting… I don’t know.) Either way, it was a hassle. Sometimes you get these off hits and you find a voltage adjustment is in order, else you end up hitting it longer or less than usual. Happens frequently throughout the day for me. You can even see with the eVic’s nice OLED screen how you sometimes have to take long pulls and other times not to get your desired hit – your pull can vary easily from 3-6 seconds from one pull to the next just to get the same puff…
With the Provari, consistency issues are a thing of the PAST. I adjusted my Provari’s voltage once, after I unboxed it and juiced it up for the first time, and that’s all I’ve needed to do so far, and I don’t foresee having to do it again unless I change atomizer resistance anytime soon. The thing about the Provari is the circuitry coupled with a high drain battery. The Provari knows how to regulate some juice, that’s for sure! Not only does it provide consistent powerful hits throughout a fresh charge, it maintains that consistent powerful hit all the way down until it blinks out before it dies. I feel like I take the same length of puff now, and I’m not gasping for air after a long draw trying to get a good hit.
If you don’t get the Provari starter kit, then you’ll need to get the charger, batteries, and everything separate. Either way, be CERTAIN to add these items on even if you get a kit:
- 18650 Extension Cap – this extends your Provari to use the 18650 size batteries as opposed to 18500, a much smaller battery. The cap you get will match whatever color Provari you choose.
- (2) 18650 High Drain Batteries. One for your Provari, one for your charger! You’ll want these 18650’s for the much longer battery life, and the sacrifice of 1 inch of length is nothing.
You may even want the 1 year warranty extension. Extension? Yep! The Provari already comes with a 1 year warranty! Nice!
The Provari is hands down the best device I’ve ever used. I’m saying this after well over two years of vaping various devices along the way, and in only one day of having a Provari. I didn’t even mention any of the ‘tech specs’ or features in this review that I could, but you can read about that on the website. I just wanted to give you my honest first impressions — and I’m gushing with joy! This device is well worth the 2.5 times it costs over the eVic, and then some. I can’t even think of one device that comes close to matching the performance of this beauty. Do I recommend it? HELL YES!!!
Did I mention it was made in the U.S.A. ?