First Impression Out Of The Box:
I’ve always been into single coil tanks and RDA’s. So when I heard Vandy Vape was working on a mini version of the Kylin, I was definitely excited about it. When I opened the box, I have to say that I was quite impressed with it as soon as I put it in my hand. When I unscrewed the base and saw that deck, it just looked awesome to me. Just by the way it’s built and the curvature of where your coil is being held scream flavor as soon as you take a look at it. I can’t wait to put a coil in it and see how it actually vapes.
VandyVape Kylin Mini RTA Tank Review
The release of RTAs has been a little quiet lately, mainly thanks to the popularity of mesh coil sub-ohm tanks taking over the market. Then came the Wotofo Profile Unity RTA with what seemed to be a breakthrough with RTA’s and mesh coils. This produced a huge interest in the market and Vandy Vape was keen to release their own mesh coiled RTA and the Kylin M RTA was born, by the way, the M stands for Mini! So how does this tank compare with its competitors and is it the best tank on the market?
One thing we have to admit is the great look that this RTA has, Vandy Vape is releasing this model in a number of colors which includes stainless steel, black, rainbow, blue, gold, frosted grey, and gunmetal.
As it’s an RTA, it is a little larger than a regular sub-ohm tank, but not as big as it’s competitors coming in at just 34mm tall (excluding the drip tip and thread), 24mm in diameter at the base with a total diameter of 26mm. So all in all, a pretty good size holding either 3 or 4.5ml depending on the glass tube you choose. So yes, they do provide a bubble glass for slightly larger juice capacity.
The kit features just the tank but does include coils, so you don’t need cotton, coils or other vape products, but you will, of course, need e-liquid and a vape mod!
The Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA has a number of nice new features, the first one is the honeycomb top airflow which is adjustable via the ring. So this RTA is a top airflow intake type tank, which helps in avoiding leakage and minimizes the air travel to the coil. The airflow holes lead to a channel within the tank that leads directly to the coil, to maximize flavor.
Within the kit, you also get some cotton to help build your first deck, but you will need to purchase more. Vandy Vape also gives you a couple of different coil option, two A1 Mesh coils which are a 0.2-ohm flat mesh best vaped around 40-60W and two A1 Mesh coils which are 0.15-ohm coils best vaped around 50-70W.
The tank also supports top fill, which is achieved by unscrewing the top cap to reveal the two large holes. One to fill with e-liquid and the other to allow the air to escape to avoid any spillage.
The Build Deck
The deck is pretty similar to the Wotofo Profile Unity, so much so it looks like the same design. What is good though is the simplicity of building on this deck. They provide a steel rod in order to bend the mesh sheet to the right diameter, each edge falls into the provided jaws either side and a Phillips screw tighten the coil into position.
Plenty of room to work, and with the jaw like grips either side, it couldn’t be easier. We liked this design on the Profile and we like it here too!
The deck may be the same as the Profile Unity RTA, but that’s where the similarities really end. The air flow is a top honeycomb design, so we expect the performance to be somewhat different.
We’re using the supplied coils with a total resistance measured in at 0.17-ohms and vaping it at 47W. This seems to be the sweet spot for us and the flavor is superb. In comparison to the Profile Unity, the flavor is just as good, vaping them side by side the only difference is the resistance of the airflow, that being a little smoother on the Unity.
Ramping the wattage up to 60W, the Kylin M performs just as well producing, as expected, a slightly warmer vape. We tried repetitive vaping to see if there was a wicking problem, but the Kylin M wicked the cotton without any problems.
One thing we did notice is the Kylin M seems to produce more clouds than the Profile Unity, there’s really not a lot in it, but vaping them side by side it does become apparent.
- Honeycomb Airflow DesignEasy to Build On
- Nice Clouds
- Build Quality
- Great Post Screws
- Two Kinds Of Post Screws
- Bubble Glass
- 5 ml Capacity
- Machined Well
- Honeycomb Airflow
- Amazing Flavor
- Bubble Glass
- Well Built and Machined
- Airflow whistles at times
- Most 810 Drip Tips Will Not Sit Completely Flush
- Airflow Is A Tad Noisy
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