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Our SMOK PRIV N19 review will explain, with the help of video reviews of some of the most famous Youtubers in the vaping community, what makes the SMOK PRIV N19 Kit the best small Box Mod kit of 2019 in our eyes [NB: One we’ll soon post a review of the Innokin Adept. It’s as simple to use as the SMOK Priv N19 Mod Kit but bigger and a bit more competent].
The SMOK Priv 19 is what is called a (small) Box Mod Kit.
It’s a (in this case and again, small) vaping kit composed of two matching parts: a battery (Box/Mod) and a tank (e-liquid container) placed on top of it. These two distinct units adopt the same look/design language and colors and that’s the reason they’re considered a “kit”.
The SMOK Priv N19 Kit has a nice and elegant design. It’s well built. It can be used for MTL (Mouth To Lung) vaping as well as to DTL (Direct To Lung) vape. And despite its size, it can output 30W of power. So, the SMOK Priv N19 Kit delivers more than enough power for a small vaping kit… Plus, its glass tank combined with a triple bottom airflow control make the SMOK Nord coils it uses shine.
In our view, this is another small vaping kit seemingly more targeted at girls than men. Essentially because of its size, but also because of some of the choices made in the SMOK Priv N19 Mod Kit marketing material. A female hand here, some pictures with a pink/ purple hue there (like some SMOKtech Instagram pics you can see below) are hints given by SMOK to tell us who its mainly directed at.
It doesn’t mean that men can’t use the SMOK Priv N19 kit. They definitely can, as a relatively stealthy small vaping kit, for example. Or for people who want to try out a different type of vaping device than the usual Pod System or AiO. Or, at home, when other devices need charging [NB: That’s when/how Mister MTL uses it 😅]
Plus, it has a neutral enough design that it wouldn’t be an issue for a man to vape on it at all.
Still, because of its size, we consider it more like a stylish and performing small Box Mod kit for girls.
Now, let’s get this SMOK Priv N19 Review started, shall we?
Below, you’ll find links to all our SMOK Priv N19 Review Sections (among which will be one dedicated to video reviews made by experienced Youtubers).
And, because we know you’re impatient 😉, we’ll begin by the end and give you our SMOK Priv N19 review scores right away.
Aesthetics / Design
Feeling In The Hand
Airflow (medium loose)
Ergonomics - Ease of Use
Of course, its size makes the SMOK Priv N19 a small vaping kit, one of the smallest actually. So, that could be considered a unique feature. But it’s not alone in this category. There are, albeit lesser known, other small Box Mod kits out there.
What makes the SMOK Priv N19 kit different, is that its size doesn’t prevent it from delivering a significant amount of power (and vapor), even for such a small Box Mod Kit.
But let’s talk a bit about its design, build quality and ergonomics, first.
1. SMOK Priv N19 Build Quality
We had no leaking. Tanks with bottom airflow can happen to leak sometimes, not the case here. We think the big SMOK branded O-ring inside the tank is no stranger to this.
In fact, we had no issue whatsoever during the almost two-week time of our SMOK Priv N19 kit review. The only con we found in terms of build quality was that the tiny button to change the power setting (the one just above the USB port) moves a bit and makes some faint noise when you shake the SMOK Priv N19 Kit. That’s it.
So, yes, it seems to be a tough, durable (though the glass tank, like all glass objects, can be fragile. But you can find replacement Pyrex glass tubes for the SMOK Priv N19/Vape Pen Nord 19 tank) small Box Mod kit, no doubt.
2. SMOK Priv N19 Mod Kit Design.
It’s a simple yet classy and refined design.
Their outline and tank sport a secondary color that can vary. it adds a vibrant accent to this small vaping kit. We chose the black and gold one but, honestly, all shades of colors look pretty good.
No messy drawing to disturb its clean looks.
An out of the way branding in a discrete grey color is present at the bottom of the SMOK Priv N19 kit, that’s it.
Again, simple but elegant.
It’s super simple to use, refill and change its SMOK Nord coils.
1. Two buttons
– The fire button which is ergonomically designed to be easier to fire. Whether using your index or thumb, both will instantly find and activate it without effort. It fires immediately when being pressed, by the way. No delay at all.
– There’s another button to adjust the power. It has 4 settings: M for Minimum, S for Soft, N for Normal and H for Hard.
Tip: It may happen that you try to change the power setting and it doesn’t work. Don’t worry. it’s not that your SMOK Priv N19 kit is malfunctioning or its button busted. It’s just that you can’t “cold change” the power. Meaning, you can’t adjust the power setting if you didn’t click on the fire button first. It only works if you just took a puff or clicked it.
2. Airflow ring
– It has an airflow ring you can rotate to fine tune the type of draw you want. It’s an addition compared to the Vape Pen Nord 19 which doesn’t have an airflow control.
[NB: Don’t be confused, though. The Vape Pen Nord N19 Tank, when sold by itself or as part of the SMOK Priv N19 Kit, DOES come with an airflow ring.
BUT the Vape Pen Nord 19 doesn’t have one. It doesn’t support airflow control.
Still, the Vape Pen Nord 19 tank is indeed the one you should buy if you need a replacement tank for your Priv N19.
We hope it’s clear, LOL.]
This airflow ring makes all the difference for us, Mouth To Lung vapers (see below in our V. Going Further Section).
3. To refill it you just need to unscrew the Delrin drip tip. It has large holes so, no problem there.
Although, as much as the screwing mechanism makes the liquid inside the SMOK Priv N19 tank secure, it also makes the mouthpiece a proprietary one. It’s not a standard 510 drip tip. So, in the (unlikely) event you break or lose it, you’re out of luck. You may need to change the whole tank (we didn’t find SMOK Priv N19 drip tips/mouthpieces sold separately yet).
4. To change a coil, you’ll need to unscrew some more. First, the tank itself from the battery and then, the airflow ring from the base of the tank. You’ll see the coil appear and the great thing is that you’ll be able to unplug and change it even if the tank is full. Very convenient.
Tip: More so, when you realize you can simply unscrew the tank while the airflow ring stays on the battery mod. You just need to put the SMOK Priv Kit upside down, grab and hold the tank, grab the ring and unscrew it from the tank (not from the battery) in that position.
Speaking of convenience, the SMOK Nord coils are easy to find because SMOK uses them in a bunch of its devices from their AiOs (All in One kits) to their Vape Pens. So, even more convenience right there.
5. Its 1200mAh battery should last you about a day of normal use (without chain-vaping on it).
If we were to compare it with most Pod Systems and All in Ones, it would undoubtedly be one of the most powerful among them.
[NB: Though, if you use the 0.8Ohm SMOK Nord coils you won’t be able to get more than 16W. It’s the maximum power these coils are rated at. And, as the SMOK Priv N19 chip automatically detects which coils are used (their max resistance), the maximum power (on the Hard setting) is set to 16W.
We can still play around with the settings, but to the limit of the max power output of each coil. Which is thus 16W for the 0.8Ohm SMOK Nord coils.]
Because that’s really what the SMOK Priv N19 should be measured against. From its ease of use, its size to the coils it sports, it’s a powerful Pod System disguised as a small Box Mod kit.
And it beats almost all of them.
This little thing produces a great amount of vapor. A bit more than the SnowWolf Wocket we’ve just reviewed and on par with the Artery Pal II Pro and Innokin Adept we’ll present you soon.
To better know how it vapes and how to use it, it’s best to see it in action. So, it’s now time (if you didn’t already 😉) to watch the best SMOK Priv N19 Kit reviews made by some of the most famous and experienced Youtubers.
We’ll come back to discuss some more points (not) made in them and Mister MTL will give its opinion and final thoughts after that.
Here are the 3 best video reviews of the SMOK Priv N19 Kit.
Disclaimer: In NO WAY do we pretend we are endorsed by or “affiliated” with these guys. We just sincerely appreciate, even if we don’t agree with them on everything, the work they do. So, we present them here.
A “real” tank made of glass will almost always be better performing than a plastic pod-shaped tank.
– Vaping companies possess years of accumulated knowledge and experience in the making of glass tanks. They had trials and errors, improvements etc…
The (simple but effective) form factor of tanks is optimized to deliver the best vaping experience possible.
On the other hand, the shape of the pods in Pod Systems is largely dictated by the Pod System design they’re an integral part of.
Innovative designs improving flavor reproduction and/or vapor production can be successfully created for pods or AiO tanks but we think the shape of glass tanks is a proven design. And, yes, the use of glass helps too. Therefore, they should be more performing, at least ever so slightly. Proof is, the SMOK Nord coils do indeed perform better in the SMOK Priv N19 tank than in their AiO siblings.
– This specific tiny tank is almost exactly the same as the SMOK Vape Pen Nord 19. Only the bottom airflow element has been added to the SMOK Priv N19. They even use the same big O-ring with the SMOK branding located inside the it. A bit stupid if you ask us since it’s written “SMOK Vape Pen Nord” on it and the SMOK Priv N19 Kit is certainly not a vape pen. It’s a (albeit small) box mod kit.
– Also, the flavors and warmth of the vapor generated by the SMOK Nord coils, benefit from the SMOK Priv N19 Mod Kit tank being this small. The vapor travels a shorter distance to reach your mouth, so it has less time to cool down and lose flavor.
– Last, because of the high vapor production of the Priv N19 Mod Kit and contrary to what Wendy Vapes claim, a full tank won’t last you all day. Half a day is a more reasonable estimate. And this is using the 0.8Ohm coil at the N (Normal) setting with the airflow (almost) shut. As she uses the 0.6Ohm coil, we don’t see how a tank could last her a full day.
Even after watching the videos you may wonder how the draw truly is. Let us develop on this.
– A smooth MTL draw that gets perfect when the airflow is closed down.
To conduct our SMOK Priv N19 review, we used the 0.8Ohm SMOK Nord coils (they are mesh coils) exclusively.
They’re the ones provided in the packaging of this small Box Mod Kit.
[NB: the EU version should come with 2 regular 1.4 Ohm coils to (a better?) MTL vape. But even ordering from Europe, we got the standard version which, like the US, comes with 1x 0.6 DTL and 1x 0.8 mesh “MTL” coil. So, we think there’s a high probability, if you order from the non-US links we put at your disposal, you also get the standard version.]
We didn’t test the 0.6 Ohm coils as they are not meant to be used for Mouth To Lung Vaping.
The 0.8 Ohm SMOK Nord coils are said to be suitable for Mouth To Lung vaping. They are, but they produce more of a loose MTL draw.
Even when we close down the airflow almost completely, the SMOK Priv N19 Kit provides a smooth medium Mouth To Lung draw. [NB: Nowadays, many of these devices provide what we call a “smooth MTL draw”.]
What we mean by this, is that it’s an easy to pull, not too tight draw. The quantity of air inhaled is well-balanced with the actual vapor we get from the heating process. That’s essentially what makes this type of draw “smooth”. By balanced, we do not mean a 50/50 air/vapor ratio. We don’t know the exact ratio. But it’s balanced to still be able to get an OK Mouth To Lung pull while still being able to do –restricted– Direct Lung hits for those who want to.
But because of the bottom triple airflow on the tank, to get a true, almost perfect MTL draw, you need to close the airflow completely down. It’s not surprising since letting a small hole in the airflow slit means having 3 identically sized ones open.
But, by doing this, always remember that you decrease the life expectancy of your coils. As they don’t get as much air to cool down, they, like the vapor they produce, are/run always at a higher temperature. Therefore, the cotton or other wicking material (like ceramic) will burn quicker and ultimately the coil will last less time.
– Why do vaping companies choose to often implement looser draws for their devices?
We think it’s primarily to create the illusion of more vapor being produced.
More air = bigger clouds. It makes the vapor less dense but the cloud produced looks larger (because of the air is combined/added to the actual vapor created), giving the illusion of getting more vapor.
And it works. This small SMOK Mod Box kit do produce quite big clouds. But to be fair with SMOK, the SMOK Priv N19 Kit with e SMOK Nord coils do produce a great amount of actual vapor too. We know this because as we close the triple airflow at the bottom to get our MTL draw, clouds are still big, almost as big actually.
Another reason why vaping companies choose loose draws may be because the designers/engineers creating these vaping devices are Direct To Lung vapers themselves. So, when they test and imagine how they’ll use them, their own preferences and needs are guiding them.
And yet another reason is that manufacturers can appeal to a bigger range of users by not tightening the draw too much.
Anyway, at least the SMOK Priv N19 has an airflow control ring. And thank God it has one.
Not because it has three holes/slits in it. It’s overkill and proves once more that this tank, while being usable for Mouth To Lung vaping, is mainly directed at Direct To Lung vapers.
But just because it can be closed down.
So, it’s not the quality of its airflow (ring) that makes the SMOK Priv N19 kit a better MTL device than the Vape Pen Nord 19 or the Trinity Alpha, but the simple fact its airflow can be shut tight.
So, unlike the Trinity Alpha or the Vape Pen Nord, you can get an OK and even true MTL draw from the SMOK Priv N19 Kit.
Tip: If you close the airflow completely to get a proper MTL draw, we recommend to not go higher than the Normal setting. Soft would be even better and should be enough. This is, as we mentioned before, in order to preserve the coils.
Note: Don’t forget that the hit strength depends on the e-liquid (PG/VG ratio, amount of nicotine) you put inside your tank (+ the power the vaping device can deliver and the density of the vapor it produces, of course).
Now that you’ve seen the videos and we’ve covered everything we could think of, you know about all there is to know about the SMOK Priv N19 Mod kit.
So, let’s recap that with our PROs and CONs (we found only 2 CONs. This proves that it’s a great device) and then Mister MTL will end this SMOK Priv N19 review.
Only two CONs. It’s a solid device.
Ok, it’s now time to wrap our SMOK Priv N19 review up with Mister MTL’s opinion/thoughts.
At first, I wasn’t psyched about this small vaping kit. It’s nice and all but I thought this was another device mostly made for girls. Well, it is.
But when I tried it for the purpose of this review, I started to like it. I begin to use it while my SnowWolf Wocket or OneVape Lambo II (the devices I use as my main drivers at the moment) were charging.
I used it with the airflow closed down at the N setting and I got a nice warm vapor and pleasing MTL draw. The more I vaped on it, the more I appreciated it.
It has nothing special but, I don’t know why, I found myself picking it up more than I thought. So, it must be good. I don’t know how to explain it. I simply like vaping on it.
Thinking about it, it could be because it generates a bit more of a slightly denser vapor than the Wocket. Not much but enough for choosing it while I’m at home.
At home, that’s where its place is. I won’t use the SMOK Priv N19 as my main driver since the Wocket is so much more stylish. And as a secondary device to carry around, the Lambo II is way more compact while offering a fantastic true MTL experience. And for tertiary device (Yes, I put them everywhere, LOL) the Voopoo Alpha Zip Pod kit is just amazing for the size.
So, the only place it can be is at home. I may use it there, sometimes, when I want some change. Though, the Innokin Adept and the Pal 2 Pro I’m testing right now may take its spot there too.
Until next time,
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The SMOK Priv N19 Mod Kit is a nice, elegant small vaping kit and a breeze to operate. With its 30W output, it’s powerful. And thanks to its glass tank, the SMOK Nord coils seem to deliver their untapped potential. Plus, with the help of an adjustable airflow, they can finally provide a great Mouth To Lung vaping experience… though at a price.
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