Smok Priv M17 Starter Kit Review
Build Quality74%
Vapor Quality78%
Versatility50%
Portability90%
73%Overall Score

Starter kits are in full bloom and this is one of the reasons why many smokers decide to switch to vaping. Most starter kits today have features that you can also see on the more advanced mods and it is not surprising that most advanced and long time vapers use starter kits as well since they are that good. That’s the main goal of Smok with their new Priv M17 kit, to release a starter kit that caters to both the newbies and the advanced vapers alike with its high quality build, features and performance.

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Product Pros

  • 60 watts maximum output
  • 1200 mah battery capacity
  • Dual adjustable airflow

Product Cons

  • The battery is not removable
  • Power is not adjustable

 

Smok Priv M17 Review: Breakdown

Smok Priv M17 available colors

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

Looking at the Smok Priv M17 will make you think that it is a very elegant piece of device. There is something about its finish that makes it look more expensive than its retail price. It is very compact, slim and ergonomic which adds to its exquisite form.

I am very impressed with Smok’s design team as they made a rather simple device into a very refined and beautiful mod. The Smok Priv M17 is a starter mod so you can expect that it doesn’t have adjustment buttons and LED screen display but what it has is a big lateral fire bar on the side that makes it easier to operate and more ergonomic and a LED indicator on the top for the device status.

Even though the Priv M17 doesn’t have a LED screen display, its LED indicator will tell you everything you need know regarding the status of the device like flashing 15 times when the battery is lower than 3.3 volts. The Smok Priv M17 has a built-in battery that has a capacity of 1200 mah and you can charge it through the micro USB port which can also be used to upgrade its firmware if Smok released an update.

The Smok Priv M17 is not a big mod but it is very powerful as it is capable of outputting up to 60 watts of power. That’s a lot of power considering the size of this mod and is actually plenty enough to utilize any coil resistance.

Smok also didn’t skimp on the safety features even though the Priv M17 is a starter mod as it has all the protections you can see on an advanced mod like low voltage protection, short circuit protection, and an 8-second cut-off feature. The tank included in the kit is the Stick 17MM tank atomizer.

As the name implies, it has a diameter of 17 mm and features a very convenient sliding top fill design and dual adjustable airflow. The Smok Priv M17 coles in 9 different color options and you can get it in red, gold, green, purple, gun metal, chrome, navy blue, black and rainbow.

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Vapor Quality

The Stick 17MM tank atomizer comes with 2 coil heads. They both have a resistance of 0.6 ohm and have a dual coil build inside. These coil heads bring excellent flavor and vapor production but if you want a much denser vapor, you have an option to get the 0.4 ohm coil head.

Even though the Smok Priv M17 is not a variable mod, it will intelligently set the most optimal wattage depending on the resistance of your coil to ensure you get the most satisfying vaping experience every time. The Stick 17MM tank has 2 airflow holes that are somewhat small compared to most modern atomizers nowadays.

They are adjustable but even with setting them wide open, you will feel kind of restricted when it comes to airflow so I guess it is perfect for the mouth to lung style fans out there.

Smok Priv M17 tank detached

Design

Versatility

Versatility

The Stick 17MM tank atomizer comes with 2 coil heads. They both have a resistance of 0.6 ohm and have a dual coil build inside. These coil heads bring excellent flavor and vapor production but if you want a much denser vapor, you have an option to get the 0.4 ohm coil head.

Even though the Smok Priv M17 is not a variable mod, it will intelligently set the most optimal wattage depending on the resistance of your coil to ensure you get the most satisfying vaping experience every time. The Stick 17MM tank has 2 airflow holes that are somewhat small compared to most modern atomizers nowadays.

They are adjustable but even with setting them wide open, you will feel kind of restricted when it comes to airflow so I guess it is perfect for the mouth to lung style fans out there.

Portability

Portability

One of the selling points of the Smok Priv M17 is its size and portability. With the Stick 17MM tank installed, it is only 135 mm in height and 26.8 mm in diameter.

It is very compact and sleek which is perfect for those who are looking for a discreet grab and go vape mod. If you love to travel, the Priv M17 is a perfect vape companion as you don’t need to bring a bulky battery charger and extra batteries as you can charge it anywhere through its micro USB port.

Smok Priv M17 heating chamber

Conclusion

If you are looking for a vaporizer that can give you the best vaping experience even without the bells and whistles, then look no further as the Smok Priv M17 kit has it all. This device is truly perfect for the beginners who are looking for a simple device that can help them quit smoking cigarettes and even for the advanced vapers who want a very compact, portable and discreet vaporizer that performs really well with a top-notch build quality and design as a bonus.

If you are looking for something a good starter mod style vape check out the SMOK G150 and if you are just looking for the best check out the SMOK Procolor.

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Dan is a writer with a massive vaporizer collection who loves video games, superhero movies, finding new music, comic and regular books and critically deconstructing those things until he wonders why he liked them in the first place. He's also a pragmatic fitness enthusiast who believes that the best actions you can take in your daily life are those that help you reach your goals, and that naps are the most lofty, but also the most noble goal one can have.

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