Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA Review


Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA, a tweaked design and three new Kanthal mesh strips, is it enough to make a difference from the original ? Let’s find out.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of Wotofo for the purpose of an impartial review.

Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

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Available in Stainless Steel, Gunmetal. Black, Blue, Gold, and Rainbow.

Introduction

Without a doubt the original Wotofo Profile was a very popular mesh RDA. But Wotofo didn’t just stop there, tweaking the design even further. Moreover with the larger sized RDA and wider mesh Kanthal strips Wotofo have created the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA. While supplied with three different Kanthal A1 mesh strips. How much of difference can the adjustments make ? Let’s delve into this review and find out.

Box Contents

Below is a quick breakdown of what you may expect to see included with the Wotofo Profile 1.5.

WOTOFO PROFILE 1.5 RDA Box Contents
1x WOTOFO Profile 1.5 RDA – Squonk Pin Fitted
1 x Additional Drip Tip
1 x nexMESH Chill A1 Kanthal 0.15Ω Mesh Strip – 60- 80W
1 x nexMESH Turbo A1 Kanthal 0.13Ω Mesh Strip – 60-80W
1 x nexMESH Extreme A1 Kanthal 0.15Ω Mesh Strip – 60-80W
3 x 6mm Xfiber Cotton
Bending Tool, Allen key, Screwdriver
Spare Screws, Springs and O-Rings
1 x User Guide

Packaging

Packaged in the instantly recognisable green inlay, the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA is visible through the transparent cover of the box. With the enclosed products logo in white followed by the Wotofo and #MRJUSTRIGHT1 underneath.

Meanwhile printed on the sides of the box are the usual contents, logos and a scratch and check authenticity sticker. While on the back contains the usual health warnings, and more logos.

On removing the green inlay layer, underneath you will find the three different nexMESH Kanthal A1 strip. Additionall there is also some 6mm Xfiber cotton, bending, tool, additional drip tip and the usual spare o-rings, regular 510 pin, and screws. Interestingly there is no spare springs fore the ceramic cotton support.

Wotofo kindly supplied the Gunmetal version for the purpose of this review, matching perfectly with the black Wotofo Dyadic Squonk Mod. However the Gunmetal version of the Profile 1.5 would look good sat on any mod. Especially with the dark top cap and cut out Profile logo revealing the natural metal colour beneath.

Build quality

Manufactured as a three part RDA. Comprising of the base deck, the top cap / airflow control ring that sits in the barrel of the RDA. When it comes to the deck you really start to notice the differences between the original Wotofo Profile and the now much enlarged Profile 1.5 deck.

Gone are the rounded mesh post clamps, in favour of larger chamfered holders. Allowing greater and easier grip of the mesh. Furthermore the ceramic cotton support is now flat with raised grooves, and proportionately larger. Importantly the ceramic support has a much firmer spring. Consequentially giving more push of the cotton against the mesh strips, which is great to see.

Moreover the deck is now raised from the base by about 2 – 3 mm. Allowing the e-liquid to flow into the deck making a reservoir that can’t run back into squonker. All in all, everything on the deck of the Profile 1.5 RDA has been supersized when directly comparing to the original Profile RDA, and all for the better.

Machining

While the base section of the Profile 1.5 RDA is machined and milled nicely. However it is not as finely finished as the original Profile RDA. Instead circular milling marks are still left viable in the base. A point of note however, this is purely aesthetics and in no way alter the flavour or functionality of the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA.

The machining of the top cap / air control ring has some fine milling. With the edgings cleanly cut with no burrs. Similarly the barrel is cleanly cut, with the alignment latches smooth, with some nice filleting. Additionally the air inlet holes are cleanly cut in dual rows, instead of three rows in the original.

Both of the included resin drip tip are nicely cut and finished. Furthermore the drip tips have some nice tones in the pigment and colours used. While the only difference between the two is height. The inner bore diameter remains the same of 7.5mm in a goon style 810 fit.

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Dimensions – How big is yours.

Including the drip tip and 510 pin, the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA stands at 33.1mm tall. While having an outer diameter of 24mm. Despite being larger than the original, the Profile 1.5 is still a relatively low profile RDA. Furthermore it would look great on single or dual battery mods.

Functionality

RDA Deck

Mesh RDA decks are wonderfully straightforward and from the end users point of view there really isn’t anything to consider. In essence there is a piece of wire mesh that needs gently moulding with a bending tool. Additionally that mesh strip then needs to be placed between two clamps and tightened down. Fill the mesh with cotton, and pre-soak the cotton with your favourite e-liquid. How simple is that, with no worries of airflow or coil height placement.

Moreover the new enlarged deck on the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA makes easy work of building a mesh RDA.

Coiling or should we say striping ???

Placement of the Kanthal A1 mesh strips is now so much easier with the enlarged clamps. Naturally a bigger deck, needs bigger mesh strips, as such it is a far less finicky build process than before

When it comes to moulding the mesh coil with the bending tool. Simply place to tool in the centre of the mesh strip and gently bend it over. Not too much though, it is merely to give it some curve to place the mesh strip into the clamps. Now fully open the clamps and place the mesh into each clamp and tighten. If need be tease the clamps open with the tip of the screwdriver.

If the mesh is looking a bit out of shape. Using the thinner part of the bending tool, gently work the mesh to form a smoother arch.

Importantly before we wick, we need to pulse the mesh coil on a very low wattage around 15W. Making sure the coil is heating from the centre to the edges. Furthermore make sure that there are no hotspots from making the arch.

If there are some hotspots, the bending tool is your friend. Importantly without firing the mod, just run the bending tool along the inside of the mesh strip. Making sure to keep the arch as smooth a curve as possible.

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Wicking

With the new layout comes a bigger ceramic cotton support. Featured with raised ridges and kept in place with a strengthened spring. Serving a dual purpose the ridges should serve well in gripping the cotton a little better. But should allow the e-liquid to travel along the ridges and soak into the cotton more evenly and faster.

As with any mesh coil plenty of wicking material is vital. Furthermore it is nearly impossible to choke a mesh by having too much cotton. Moreover the supplied 6mm Xfiber cotton is ready sized and perfect for the mesh strip.

Before using the cotton I like to fluff it up a bit, by wildly shaking it in the air. All while holding the shoelace part.

Wicking Guide

With the shoelace end of the cotton, gently push down on the ceramic support and gently feed through the cotton. So that it is roughly even on either side of the deck.

There is a lot of cotton to hack back, so you will want a good pair of scissors. Gently push down the cotton on the outside of the deck. Now trim the cotton inline with the base of the juice well. Which is close enough to the the o-ring to make life even easier.

Before placing the cotton into the juice well, flick the cotton up from the front. This allows for the cotton at the back to be reached first. Now push your cotton into the juice well working from the back to the front. This way ensures as much cotton is getting into the juice well as possible, and where it counts. Now the non-shoelace end tends to have more cotton than the other side. So you may need to trim it back further still. While do so trim at a sideward angle, in order to cut more from the top than the bottom.

Wicking Tips

Additionally to stop the juice running from the cotton and down the barrel of the Profile. Simply tuck the cotton on outside edges in a little bit more. Ensuring no cotton is sitting or resting on the juice well / base edging. Another consideration is to keep a bit of cotton up against the edge of the mesh to ensure enough contact. Visualise ear muffs and you will get the idea.

Finally wiggle the back of the cotton away from the deck, it doesn’t have to be by much. It is just to allow to flow easier into the juice well.

Now soak the cotton in the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RTA, to really get to the cotton going. While the rest can be absorbed via squonking.

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Refilling

While you can easily drip on the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA through the drip tip, I personally wouldn’t. Without a doubt it just fills like an endless saga. Due the increased surface area of the larger mesh strips. Ultimately you end up dripping every vape or at best every other. That is of course to keep the cotton suitably saturated for the best vaping experience.

Is it a tight one SIR?

The airflow control ring incorporated into the top cap operates very smoothly. Especially when vaping as the e-liquid and condensation helps to keep it well lubricated. Furthermore the airflow is angled down via the top cap with the opening and closing mechanism. As opposed to the air inlets on the barrel.

Moreover when it comes to controlling the airflow there is two primary methods, and of course everything in between. Firstly, the airflow can be fully open or closed with both rows of air inlets available. Secondly the top row of air inlets can be closed leaving the bottom inlets open.

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Flavour

While all the nexMESH strips are rated 60-80W, they all vary dependent on e-liquid and personal preference. Without a doubt the range and versatility of the vaping experience with the three nexMESH Kanthal coils is great. Moreover regardless of your cape preference you are going to find a mesh strip that works for you.

nexMESH Chill A1 Kanthal 0.15Ω Mesh Strip

Wotofo nexMESH Chill A1 Kanthal 0.15Ω Mesh Strip

The vape from the nexMESH Chill is a cooler vape with good flavour profiles with fruits and custards. In particular when vaping custards I personally found 55-65W sublime. Either with the airflow either wide open or slightly closed it was perfect. Yet with some creme based e-liquids, I found the flavour better with the top row around half way.

However, there is a problem. While enjoying vaping on the nexMESH Chill, I have used up all my pre-steeped stock of Custard Slice. Furthermore I am already going into withdrawal.

nexMESH Turbo A1 Kanthal 0.13Ω Mesh Strip

Without a doubt the nexMESH Turbo needs a little more power and I have been enjoying the vape around the 70-85W mark. Additionally I prefer the flavour with the top airflow either completely closed or half open. Furthermore even with the top airflow closed the vape remains wonderfully smooth despite being a more restrictive DTL vape.

Moreover the vape is warmer than the nexMESH Chill. But it is by no means a hot vape, in fact I might even say it was a lukewarm vape.

Lemon Curd comes through nicely and more mellow when vaped at 80W and the top row closed. Additionally with the top row of air inlets closed. cream vapes do particularly well with the nexMESH Turbo, especially strawberry shake vapes.

Interestingly at 85W with the top row closed, the Turbo picked out some of the additional notes and flavour profiles from e-liquids over what the Chill nexMESH was able to produce.

nexMESH Extreme A1 Kanthal 0.15Ω Mesh Strip

The nexMESH Extreme needs more power and at 80W is a much warmer vape, in fact too warm for me with the top row of air inlets fully closed off. While the profile and flavour of e-liquids with the nexMESH Extreme produces more akin to the nexMESH Turbo. However the flavour is more washed out, and never really gets there, when comparing to the two.

Niggles

When it comes to the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA and it’s niggle points, its hard to come up with any. However the Profile 1.5 is really is a squonk only RDA. Which may be a turn off for some. Additionally the lack of a spare spring for the ceramic cotton support is a little worrying.

Summary

The Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA is a great addition to the Profile lineup. With the Profile 1.5’s smooth airflow and great flavour profile, coupled with its ease of building on the larger deck. It would be hard not recommend the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA. Although I am surprised that there is not a spare spring.

But if you have the original Wotofo Profile RDA, is it worth upgrading ?

The Profile 1.5 has in my opinion has a much greater flavour tonality range over the original. Helped by the various Kanthal mesh strips, and its larger surface area. I personally prefer the vape from the Profile 1.5, over the original Profile RDA. So yes I would say it is worth upgrading, if you feel a need to.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of Wotofo for the purpose of an impartial review.

Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

www.wotofo.com

Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which help to fund the Make ‘N’ Vape website.

WOTOFO PROFILE 1.5 RDA

$34.99
9.3

Build Quality

8.8/10

Ease of Coiling

9.5/10

Ease of Wicking

9.6/10

Flavour

9.1/10

Pros

  • Better than Original
  • Easy to use
  • Good flavour
  • Smooth Airflow

Cons

  • No Spare Spring
  • Really a squonk only RDA

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