Yea, and like I said it could be a pro to some but for me it was a negative. Its also fatter in the hand.
Heres a pic of my Provari next to the LavaTube for comparison.
The picture may be a little deceiving. Keep in mind the Kayfun Tank on the Provari makes it look Bigger than it is and the LavaTube has a Dripper on it right now, and the dripper is ony 1.5" tall. So with a regular tank or Carto on the Lavatub eit'll be a bit taller.
Now for me, I like the tube mods that are like the Provari. Small in the hand with some heft to them.
The LavaTube, believe it or not, is about half the weight of the Provari.
For me the smaller mods just feel better in the hand. And, easier to put in your pocket.
But, for those with bigger hands the LavaTube very well may be ideal.
Don't go by these pics too much though. Go look at a LavaTube and hold one yourself. You may find its perfect for you. Obviously we all wont agree on what size feels best in the hand to us.
The LT is a good unit so don't take me wrong here. I'm not bashing it. It performs admirably. It just wasn't for me, mainly due to its size.
--- Oh and BTW, they are both actually using the same size 18650 batteries right now in this pic. The Provari has a bottom end cap extender which adds 1/2 inch to its length. It can also be a 1/2 shorter with the regular end cap and smaller battery.
The LT only uses 18650s. So it is what it is in regards to size.
I wish I still had my Inferno for size comparison but I gave it to my son.