Today we are looking at the Joyetech eVic Primo Mini Kit with ProCore Aries Tank. How did I get on with it?
The Joyetech eVic Primo Mini Kit is a combination of the eVic Primo Mini mod and the ProCore Aries tank.
The kit comes in a choice of five colours which are stainless steel, black, red, yellow and blue.
It boasts some great features such as an innovative top fill system, a 2A quick charge and a positive 510 pin that has a fair amount of throw on it. You can also add personalised logos for the screen if you wish!
Today we are looking at the stainless steel version of the eVic Primo Mini kit.
As always my opinions are honest and my own.
What’s In The Box
- eVic Primo Mini device
- ProCore Aries atomizer
- ProC1 (0.4ohm) head
- ProC1-S (0.25ohm) head
- Spare glass tube
- USB cable
- Instruction Manuals
- Warranty card
- Warning card
- Spare parts
- Size: 25.0mm*39.0mm*127.5mm
- Weight: 139.0g (with coil, no cell)
- Colors: silver, black, red, yellow, blue
- E-liquid capacity: 2.0ml
- Output range: 1-80W
- Output modes: Power/Bypass/Start/Temp(Ni, Ti, SS316)/TCR(M1, M2, M3)
- Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm for Temp/TCR mode
0.1-3.5ohm for Power/Start/Bypass mode
- Temperature control: 100-315°C/ 200-600°F
- Depth of 510 pins applicable: 4.0-5.5mm
- Battery using: high-rate 18650 cell (continues discharge current 25A)
- Max charging current: 2.0A
- Max output current: 25A
Build Quality & Design
The ProCore Aries Tank
Appearance & Build Quality:
Straight out of the box, this looks like your run of the mill, sub ohm tank. Nothing that catches the eye or sticks out like a sore thumb. And to be honest, I like that. From past experience, simple is usually better.
The tank is mostly made of stainless steel, along with the glass section of the tank and what appears to be a delrin drip tip. Overall, it is all nicely machined and there aren’t any bad points from an aesthetic point of view.
At the top of the device there is a conical drip tip, along with engravings of the “ProCore Aries” and the Aries star sign symbol.
Further down the device there are some indents around the top section of the tank and small, vertical cuts in the airflow to help grip the tank whilst adjusting the airflow.
Ease of Filling:
It’s as easy as pie! Simply push the drip tip horizontally where the Aries symbol is and the top cap will unclick. It then hinges open to expose the two, kidney shaped filling holes either side of the central chimney.
These are large enough to get your usual needle tip nozzles in, as well as your glass droppers.
When you’re done, just hinge the top cap back to its horizontal position then click back into place.
The Airflow Control:
The airflow on this tank comes in the form of two large cyclops holes. They are adjusted by the airflow control ring which rotates around the outside. It has a stop, so that it doesn’t rotate a full 360° around the tank, but allows the user to have it fully open, fully closed and everywhere in between.
It has the correct amount of resistance there so that it isn’t so easily adjusted by mistake, for example when in a pocket or bag. But moves freely enough that is doesn’t require a massive amount of force to adjust.
The eVic Primo Mini
Appearance & Build Quality:
Once again, this looks to be made from stainless steel and has a brushed finish to it. Beautifully complimented by a black screen, black buttons and a black carbon fibre effect sticker to the grip side of the device. The USB charge and update port is located underneath the + and – buttons.
The buttons are all located in the correct position, have a nice amount of protrusion from the mod and also have a firm, reassuring click when pressing them. Nothing too squidgy or overly hard to press.
There aren’t any battery or button rattles when rigorously shaking the device which is a good thing!
The 510 connector looks to be made of stainless steel and the threads are nice and clean. The positive centre pin has a good amount of throw in it to accommodate atomisers with larger protruding positive pins. According to the manual it has a throw of roughly 1.5mm.
The battery door is located at the bottom of the device and has seven holes to allow cooling and venting. It doesn’t feel flimsy at all. It is easy to unlock, but isn’t easy enough to allow it to unlock accidentally.
The Screen & Menus:
At the front of the device you have a large, crisp OLED screen displaying all the information that you need. It is easily readable in all lighting conditions and is easily viewable from most angles.
I will be running through what the displays are like as standard, as they can be customised and changed to display the information you require. This is done by pressing the fire button 4 times and then you can change the different displays on the screen.
As with most regulated devices, the eVic Primo Mini is your usual 5 clicks on, 5 clicks off device. Along with 3 clicks to change your mode. You can also access stealth mode by pressing the fire and – button for a few seconds, or change the screen timeout by pressing the fire and + buttons at the same time. When your screen times out, it displays a large, analogue clock.
The Power or Variable Wattage screen displays your resistance, amps, wattage and remaining voltage of the battery as well as a battery bar along the bottom.
In Bypass mode it shows exactly the same as a above, but the wattage isn’t adjustable. The output power is determined by the remaining voltage in your battery.
On the next screen you are met with a START, MAX, MIN and battery bar. This to me, looks like a simplified version of the Power screen, where you simply just adjust your wattage up and down.
Then we are met with the clock screen. You have a large, analogue clock which can be swapped for a digital one, as well as the wattage, coil resistance and battery bar.
There are then multiple temperature control screens that show the resistance, amps, temperature limit as well as the applied wattage and battery bar.
Feel in the Hand:
The Joyetech eVic Primo Mini kit fits rather nicely in the hand. It’s not overly heavy, but has a good weight to it, which gives it more of a quality feel. All the buttons are in the correct place and you don’t have to move your thumb too far to go from the fire button to the + and – buttons. The carbon fibre sticker at the back also gives a slight grippyness to the device which is also a good point.
How Does the eVic Primo Mini Kit Perform?
The 0.4Ω Coil:
The 0.4Ω coil is rated at 40-80w and is recommended to be best at 55-65w. I personally think that it offers better flavour and bigger clouds when compared to the 0.2Ω coil, but this comes at a price. You will be using your battery quicker and going through e-liquid a lot quicker.
I have been using it at 48w, and at that wattage you get a nice, unrestricted straight to lung vape with the airflow fully open. If you wish to restrict this, you can adjust the airflow down to suit your personal preference.
The 0.4Ω coil lasted me roughly 8 days before needing to be replaced. It started to taste burnt and I was getting an extreme loss in flavour and cloud production. I used a variety of e-liquids with this coil, and it seemed to excel when using fruit and bakery flavoured e-liquids.
The 0.25Ω Coil:
The 0.25Ω coil is rated at 25-55w and is recommended to be best at 30-40w. It offers a good amount of flavour and a respectable amount of clouds. At 38w you get a nicely restricted straight to lung vape with the airflow fully open.
Turning the airflow to about 95% closed gets you a tight DTL vape. Although aimed towards mouth to lung vapers, I don’t think this gives enough restriction to class as an MTL coil, so I would not recommend this coil for MTL users.
The 0.25Ω coil has lasted me roughly 2 weeks and is still going strong. I am getting no loss of flavour and no burnt taste. This coil doesn’t seem to drink the e-liquid as much either, which is a pro.
I expected this coil to go through a lot more juice than the 0.4Ω due to being a lower resistance. But obviously consumption is lowered due to a lower wattage being used. I have found that this coil offers a good balance of flavour across all types of e-liquids. It may not be the best, but it is definitely very acceptable flavour.
As most of you know, I’m not the heaviest of vapers, but I always judge things by a single 18650 device usually lasts me a day, and a dual 18650 device lasts me two days.
And the eVic Primo Mini Kit doesn’t disappoint. Running the 0.25Ω coil at 38w and the 0.4Ω coil at 48w, I was getting just under a full day of battery whatever coil I was using.
So if you’re a heavier vaper, I would recommend taking an extra battery or a suitable charger if you believe you will run out of battery throughout the day.
What I Like
- Looks good
- Feels great in the hand
- Screen is easy to read and navigate
- Flavour & clouds
- Battery life
- Ease of use
What I Dislike
- Advertising the 0.25Ω coil as an MTL coil. It isn’t.
Final Review Verdict
Overall, a beautiful looking kit. It works well, it feels good in the hand and has great flavour and clouds.
Labelling the 0.25Ω coil as an MTL isn’t a bold move. I found it too unrestricted, even with the airflow 95% closed to be classed as an MTL coil. So I wouldn’t recommend using this coil if you are used to a restricted MTL inhale.
Heat transfer when chain vaping. When chain vaping this device, the heat transfers quite quickly from the tank to the mod. It doesn’t bother me too much, but enough to mention in this review. It could do with some venting on the body to disperse the heat.
If I Lost or Broke the Joyetech eVic Primo Mini Kit, would I replace it?
See, I’m a vaper that rarely uses single 18650 mods. I prefer using a dual battery mod, and I know that it will last me the whole day without running out of batteries.
With this being a single 18650 mod, I personally use it more about the house, but throughout the reviewing process, I took a spare set of batteries out just in case they were needed.
So, overall, I would buy this again if I had no other devices to use about the house. It looks great, feels great and functions very well.
Have you used, or would you buy the eVic Primo Mini Kit? Let us know in the comments below!