Wotofo Profile RDTA, featuring steel wicking that promises improved juice flow and amazing flavour. Let’s delve into this review and find out more.
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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Without a doubt the Wotofo Profile line is very popular with fans of mesh strips. Wotofo have taken the Profile a step further. Moreover the RTDA not only incorporates steel wicks. But can also be broken down and converted into a RDA. Without a doubt on paper there is much to love about the Wotofo Profile RDTA. However is the steel wicking up-to the job? Let’s delve deeper into this review of the Wotofo Profile RDTA and find out.
Below is a quick breakdown of what you may expect to see included with the Wotofo Profile RDTA.
|WOTOFO PROFILE RDTA Box Contents|
|1x Wotofo Profile RDTA|
|1x Wotofo RDA Adapter|
|1x nexMESH Clapton Ni80+A1 0.20Ω Mesh Strip|
|1x nexMESH Turbo A1 Kanthal 0.13Ω Mesh Strip|
|1x nexMESH Extreme A1 Kanthal 0.15Ω Mesh Strip|
|2x Framed Staple Clapton Ni80 0.33Ω|
|2x 6mm Xfiber Cotton|
|2x 3mm Xfiber Cotton|
|Stainless Steel Wick x6 (4 pre-installed + 2 spares)|
|Bending Tool, Allen key, Screwdriver|
|Spare Screws, Springs and O-Rings|
|1 x User Guide|
Packaged in the instantly recognisable green inlay, the Wotofo Profile RDTA is visible through the transparent cover of the box. Furthermore the sides contains the box contents and authenticity checker. While the back features the usual health warnings and governmental compliance logos.
Sat under the green inlay, is the three different nexMESH strips and Ni80 Framed Staple Clapton coils. Additionally sat at the bottom of the pack, the 6mm Xfiber cotton is packaged together with the 3mm Xfiber cotton. Furthermore under the coils and cotton are the spares, tools, user manual, standard 510 pin and RDA adapter.
Without a doubt the Wotofo Profile RDTA is a familiar looking design. However there has been some tweaks to the deck that stand out. Moreover the addition of extra clamps for normal coil legs are a welcome feature. Importantly this makes coiling with traditional coils easy, and the additional screws hold them firmly in place.
Importantly the mesh deck clamps holds the same strips as used on the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA, which is good to see. Furthermore the spring used on the ceramic support feels as firm as the Profile 1.5. Allowing for the cotton to be firmly pushed up against the mesh strips.
Externally the Wotofo Profile RDTA features a matt finish which looks particularly attractive. Importantly protected with a metal surround, the visibility of the 6.2ml glass remains good. As expected the cleanly cut airflow inlets on the the airflow have no burring.
However controllable by turning the top cap, the airflow control remains stiff and awkward to adjust even after lubricating. While matching the Profile RDTA perfectly, the resin 810 drip tip is not glued to its metal ring. Consequentially the ring often falls on the floor while removing.
Nonetheless the machining work on the inside of the Profile RDTA is relatively clean and nicely milled. Importantly there is no burring or rough edges anywhere. But there remains plenty of machining marks on the deck. However this is pure aesthetics and by no means alters the performance of the Profile RDTA.
A nice feature is the inclusion of a RDA adapter for the Wotofo Profile RDTA. Especially as the 510 squonk pin is pre-fitted and revealed once the RDTA base section is removed. Then screw on the RDA adapter and the Wotofo Profile RDTA is now an RDA.
Including the drip tip and not the 510 pin, the Wotofo Profile RDTA stands at 52.7mm tall and has an outer diameter of 25mm.
Clearly the deck of the Wotofo Profile RDTA has gone through some redevelopment. Moreover there are now additional screws and clamps for holding the legs of coils in place. Thus using typical coils on the Profile RDTA is even easier. Importantly the deck uses the same larger clamps as the Profile 1.5 RDA. Consequentially the nexMesh strips for the Profile 1.5 will work on the Profile RDTA.
Similar to the Profile 1.5 RDA, the placement of the mesh strips on the Wotofo Profile RDTA is easy with the larger clamps. Naturally a bigger deck, needs bigger mesh strips, as such it is a far less finicky build process than some.
Furthermore, thanks to the enclosed bending tool, moulding the mesh strips into an arch to fit into the clamps is easy. Moreover simply place the mesh strip over the thicker end of the tool and bend it over slightly. But not too much. Next insert the mesh strip into the open clamps and tighten them.
However if the mesh is looking a bit out of shape, use the thinner end of the bending tool to work the mesh into a smoother arch.
Importantly on a very low wattage of around 15W, pulse the mesh strip by pressing the fire button on a mod. Thus making sure the mesh strip is heating from the centre to the edges, without any hotspots.
However if there are some hotspots, the bending tool is your friend. Importantly without firing the mod, just run the thin side of the bending tool along the inside of the mesh strip. Making sure to keep the arch as smooth a curve as possible.
Without a doubt wicking is relatively easy on the Wotofo Profile RDTA. Moreover trim the wick with an outward angle so there is less on the bottom than the top. Furthermore work from the bottom of the cotton, inserting the cotton into the refilling channel. But once the cotton looks like there is too much, keep on going. Gently inserting all the cotton and pushing backwards each time. Thus ensuring the inserted steel wicks are getting plenty of coverage with the cotton.
Importantly soak the cotton in the Wotofo Profile RDTA, to really get the cotton saturated.
While you can easily drip into the Wotofo Profile RDTA when using the RDA adapter. Clearly the refilling differs when using as an RDTA. Moreover the top cap requires removing, exposing the refilling hole and smaller air relief channel. However the refilling method is close quarter and not the largest. Consequentially refilling with larger bottles becomes messy as the refilling hole is not chamfered. Instead the surface is flat, allowing the e-liquid to pour down the outside of the deck when placing larger bottles over the refilling hole. Despite this, the refilling method is quick and effective with smaller bottles.
Unlike the Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA, the top cap on the Profile RDTA is very stiff and awkward to move, even after lubricating and with constant use. Furthermore the airflow inlet holes are different to that of the Profile 1.5 RDA. Instead of larger holes, there are now many more smaller holes instead.
Nonetheless the airflow can still be closed off on the top row, leaving the middle and bottom airflow inlets open. Regardless of the position of the airflow control ring, the airflow produces a smooth vape.
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 mesh strips is great. Moreover regardless of your vaping preferences, you should find a mesh strip that works for you.
nexMESH Clapton Ni80+A1 0.20Ω
Without a doubt the nexMesh Clapton Ni80 and Kanthal A1 0.2Ω mesh strip is wonderfully flavourful. Moreover between 55-65W the flavours produced are great. Especially fruits and Mango flavour e-liquids are sublime. However to get the most from this mesh strip, experiment with adjusting the airflow. As some e-liquids come through better with the top row closed halfway.
A point of note, the nexMesh Clapton mesh strip is extremely delicate, and is easily damaged when inserting and removing cotton.
nexMESH Turbo A1 Kanthal 0.13Ω Mesh Strip
While the nexMESH Turbo needs a little more power, 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. Importantly even with the top row of the airflow closed, the vape remains wonderfully smooth despite being a more restrictive DTL vape.
Furthermore the flavour profile produced by the nexMesh Turbo A1 is good, with lemon curd coming through nicely and more mellow, when vaped at 80W and the top row of airflow closed. Additionally with the top row of the air inlet fully closed, cream vapes do particularly well with the nexMESH Turbo, especially strawberry shake vapes.
nexMESH Extreme A1 Kanthal 0.15Ω Mesh Strip
Without a doubt the nexMESH Extreme needs more power and even at 80W produces a much warmer vape, if a little too warm for me personally. While the flavour profile is similar to the nexMESH Turbo. However with the airflow fully open because of the very warm vape, the flavour becomes slightly washed out.
When it comes to the Wotofo Profile RDTA and it’s niggle points, it has a couple. Firstly the refilling hole needs tweaking a little. Moreover if the refilling hole had a conical shape, and recessed down, then refilling from larger bottles would be easier. Secondly the drip tip not being glued together, will cause an issue if it is lost. Finally the inclusion of only two spare steel wicks when the RDTA uses four is pointless.
Without a doubt there is much to love about the sturdy and robust Wotofo Profile RDTA. Moreover the flavour profiles produced are superb and has the advantages that an RDTA has to offer. However it is disappointing that there are only two spare steel wicks when the RDTA uses four. Nonetheless the Wotofo Profile should please many DTL vapers, with its 6.2ml capacity and flavoursome Clapton Ni80 and Kanthal A1 mesh strip.