This product was sent to me by Vaporl, for the purpose of a review.
The Profile RDA by Wotofo in collaboration with Mr.JustRight1 and advertised as the first “innovative” mesh rda. This rda however can also be used as single coil.
Inside the box:
This rda comes with a lot of spares, including
- 2x pre-cut mesh (16*6.8mm Kanthal @ around 0.18Ω),
- 1x spare 810 translucent drip tip (low profile),
- 1x coiling jig/rod (or in other words a “bending” tool for the mesh),
- 1x ni80 fused clapton coil,
- 1x 510 pin (squonk pin is already installed)
- bunch of o-rings and screws,
- user manual.
The profile rda is 24mm overall in size, with a build deck of 20mm, the top cap is made out of stainless steel.
The barrel does have thick walls, which in theory should give “better” flavor and prevent the rda from getting too hot or hot at all.
This is a amazing theory, when it works, unfortunately in case of the profile rda it does not. After chain vaping it for a little bit, the top cap gets hot rather quickly, surprisingly if you look at the airflow. 19 tiny holes are forming the honey comb airflow and even wide open, there’s a heat issue due to the massive amount of cotton. But more about that later.
The deck contains a clamp style design, these clamps are not spring loaded, but open up fairly easily when the end of the mesh or the legs of the coil are pushed against it.
In the center there’s a small spring with a ceramic block attached too it. This block is located right underneath the mesh, pressing the cotton firmly against the mesh, preventing dry hits.
The juice well is not very deep and while this rda can be used as regular dripper, it’s advised to use it with a squonk mod.
Wotofo includes a coiling jig/rod, that can be used as a bending tool for the mesh. All you have to do is, grab one of the mesh sheet and lay it on top of the rod. Gently pressing the mesh around it, this forms the arc and gives it the right size. Not much of a hassle here.
After the mesh has been formed, slide the ends into the clamps and tighten the screws. At low wattage pulse the mesh “coil” once and that’s it.
Moving on to the cotton, included as well inside the package, it’s what I call the shoe lace styled cotton. At 6mm width, this is much larger than any other cotton of this style on the market, but due to the spring loaded ceramic block, this is easily installed. Just slide it underneath the mesh, apply a bit pressure to the block, and pull the cotton through.
Now this is the tricky part, getting the cotton just right. I guess that’s where the designer got his name from, because it’s not as easy as it might look.
Cutting the cotton just long enough for it to lay inside the deck, still filling out the deck, but not too long for the cotton to dangle all up is a art in itself lol. Fluffing the cotton isn’t necessary since it comes already fluffed, but I would highly recommend thinning out the tails. Be careful not to remove too much cotton or you’ll end up with thin cotton, leading to spit back etc. Too much cotton, and you won’t be able to snap/lock the top cap in place, as well as getting muted flavor and dry hits.
Wotofo doesn’t offer these mesh sheets/coils in stainless steel, and this was very disappointing to be quite honest. The profile rda is advertised as innovative and flavorful mesh rda, and while I don’t like mesh sub ohm tanks or rda’s, I still get more flavor from other brands, than this rda.
The mesh is labeled as 40W – 60W, and while this heated up extremely well with zero ramp up, below 60W there was no flavor to be had. Even closing down the airflow the flavor was just missing. Going all the way to 60W was a bit better, but still not very satisfying for me. I take longer hits, and the top cap was just getting hot, the low drip tip wasn’t any help and made this just worse, switching to a bigger drip tip yield in even further flavor loss.
Moving on to the airflow, this is a whole other dilemma in my opinion, even tho there are 19 tiny holes, overall the settings don’t give much options. You can either have it wide open, or the upper row partially/fully closed. The two rows beneath are not close able separately, but rather slide together to the left or right. This whole design makes the rda very airy. Worse when running it as a single coil, since you won’t have the whole chamber filled up with cotton in comparison to the mesh build, now you’re getting even more air. This is great for people looking for enormous clouds, not so much for the flavor chaser.
The airflow itself, due to being the same color as the top cap and the thickness of the top cap, making it very difficult too see and adjust, especially with the darker colors.
For single coil usage, there are also better options currently on the market.
This is not for dripping, but more of a squonk rda, even then, make sure you own a squonk mod with a huge bottle lol. You’ll be constantly squonking because this mesh/cotton is hungry and need to stay saturated at all time.
After all I am not very impressed and would say that this is just another over hyped product, that I feel I am beta testing. Is it innovative? Well in comparison to the products currently on the market, this definitely is easier to build on, does have that little ceramic block that keeps your cotton pressed against the mesh, but at the end of the day it could be better.
This product works mostly with the cotton/mesh sold by Wotofo. With other brand products, while there’s a possibility to make them work, it is more of a hassle and doesn’t yield any better results in my opinion.
- quiet and smooth airflow
- lots of accessories – extra drip tips (810s), Allan key, coiling jig/rod, spare mesh (kanthal), spare ni80 fused clapton coil, cotton
- top cap that locks in place
- clamp style post
- pre cut mesh
- quick ramp up
- great for clouds
- pre installed squonk pin
- difficult to see airflow
- way to airy, even if closed down
- not many airflow options
- below 60 watt, this rda is very unsatisfactory
- squonk only rda, horrible design if used as a dripper due to the small juice well
- need to drip/squonk constantly due to the massive amount of cotton that’s needed.
- Low profile drip tips
- mesh is only available in kanthal (Wotofo)
- not designed for flavor
- works “best” with mesh and cotton offered by Wotofo, not so much with other brands.
- Not the greatest rda when used with regular coils.
- Size of the logo and the different color, engraved into the top cap (not very noticeable in black thankfully)
The Profile RDA does come in 6 different colors and if you’re interested in picking one up, head over to Vaporl and take a look. As always thank you for reading
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