Disclaimer: None applies here since I purchased this RDA myself but at least once a day we’re seeing the question from beginners as well as veterans, asking how we test our flavors or mixes in general. Guaranteed there always be three answers. And one of these options is the Wasp Nano, RDA. So I thought why not make a review and see if the older Wasp Nano can still compete with nowadays new drippers.
Description: The Wasp Nano by Oumier was designed for flavor, this RDA is one of the smaller ones, with a overall dimension of only 22x 22.5mm. The build deck itself is 22mm and depending on the color you’ve purchased, this deck will arrive in either silver, gold, black or oumier’s new addition rainbow.
The Wasp Nano comes in a cute little box and includes a regular 510 pin as well as a BF pin for squonking and as usual you’ll get a bag with a couple of spare o-rings, flat head screw driver, cotton and one coil. The juice well is not very deep in comparison to newer RDA’s out there, but at a depth of roughly 5mm it’s still nothing to be concerned about.
Each RDA comes with a ultem top cap and is available in gold (yellow - semi transparent, fully clear), silver (white - semi transparent, fully clear), black or resin (orange hue, green hue and yellow hue’s). As always, if purchasing the resin edition, most vendors do not let you pick the hue’s, while others do, but even then the look of resin is unique, meaning that every RDA will have it’s own distinctive look.
Wasp Nano’s Build Deck:
The deck itself is more on the narrower side, with two open posts to the left and right of the deck. This can be a pro or a con, because even tho the overall size is just 22mm, this RDA was not designed for small coils. This deck benefits from wider coils. With that mentioned, using coils that are too wide won’t work either, and the same goes for the thickness of the wire. There are limitations.
One way to overcome this and being able to still use smaller coils is spacing them. But if you don’t like spaced coils, then leave the legs of your coils longer, enter one side in the post, then drag the whole coil across the deck over to the other side and tighten both screws. Now you can center your coil and it might still look a bit odd, but it would work.
Some people believe that the wasp nano is only for nano coils or very small diameters, but that is far from the truth, this RDA works great with ID’s of 2.5mm, 3mm and even 3.5mm (shown in the picture), depending on the wire used of course. It’s also not just for single round wire builds, even fancier coils can be used, as long as the wire is thin enough.
The open post design allows a variety of different builds and is designed to make it very easy and simple. Just take the legs of the coil and place them in each post. Coil legs have to face the opposite direction from each other for this to work tho, then fasten the screws and that’s it.
There’s not much of a difference flavor wise but there’s a chance of running into well known issues and one of them is spit back, and large amounts of liquid being sucked through the drip tip. Hence my suggestion of using a minimum of 3mm coils but that’s totally up to anyone preference of course.
closed half :
Well this RDA is extremely airy to be quite honest, and can be a huge con for some people. I don’t mind it personally, but closing the airflow down to ¾ or half way can be more satisfying. However the heat will increase as well, and if you don’t like warm/hot vape then this might not be the best solution, way around that would be using a 510 drip tip.
No matter if your airflow is wide open or half way closed, there’s is this annoying and loud whistling noise, that seems to never end. But it’s avoidable, if the cotton is cut with a bit overhang, you’ll be able to fold the ends a tiny bit underneath the coil, without covering the airflow of course. Doing so, will remove the whistling noise. If you are using your wasp nano as squonk RDA, use the same method, however make sure you’re not covering the hole in the middle of the deck lol
Removing the RDA from your mod can become a challenge at times, or at least for some of us, because the top cap is quite loose and the only way to remove the RDA is squeezing the top cap a little while turning it. Same goes for the airflow, depending on the mod and I noticed this frequently with my squonk devices, the RDA would always unscrew when adjusting the airflow. Only way to fix that is turning the cap counter clock wise, or lifting it up and putting it in the correct place. For me that is not a big problem as long as I don’t forget it.
The Drip Tip:
The top cap is your drip tip , all wasp nano rda’s do not come with a extra drip tip or drip tip adapter and the reasoning for that is, it doesn’t need one. The cap gets more narrow on the top, forming a wide bore 510 drip tip. If your rda is wicked and coiled correctly, you can use it as is, but if heat is not your friend or you would like it more restricted etc, you can use a separate 510 drip tip. All you have to do is plug it in the already existing drip tip and you’re good to go.
Here are some examples of using a extra drip tip, please note I only used these too show how it would look like, personally I prefer the built in drip tip, because I noticed a flavor loss when applying the other tips. Maybe using a shorter one might be better, but it’s subjective and use whatever you prefer.
Overall the Wasp Nano is a bit restrictive, making it a good choice for both MTL as well as DL vapers.
It’s also very forgiving and beginner friendly or for people that are just getting into RDA’s. Depending on experience setting this up will take around 3 – 10 minutes without much of a hassle, and its single coil
One more pro is the attractive price, if purchased from china we’re looking at around $9-$11 depending on vendor and in most cases free shipping. This is without sale of course and having an additional sale on top of that, might just make it even more affordable.
US vendors sell them at around $15 - $19 depending on vendor, some have free shipping and others don’t, here again this is without a sale being in place.
Now the question we’re all waiting for, does the Wasp Nano RDA compete with newer flavor rda’s? My answer is absolutely. This little dripper is a absolute gem that doesn’t get noticed very often, or is surrounded by misinterpretation. Even tho, some people run in the problems mentioned above, I did include a couple tip and tricks, that might be helpful.
If you’re interested in the Wasp Nano, RDA take a look at some of these vendors listed (I am not affiliated with any of these, neither are they in a particular order) or check out any other online source. Thank you for reading.