Introduction – To Vandy Vape Mesh RDA
The Vandy Vape Mesh RDA is one of the latest atomizers from Vandy Vape, founded in early 2017 by one of the main designers who worked for Digiflavor.
I’ve got to say Vandy vape are creating some high quality, incredibly engineered products at brilliant prices.
The new Mesh RDA is no exception! It is somewhat of a curiosity for those who never had the chance to use SS mesh back in the day as a wick in a Genesis Atomizer. Or speaking for myself in an RTA I used to use SS wicks in my old Kayfun
Let’s go and take a closer look at the Vandy Vape Mesh RDA.
In The Box
- 1 x Mesh RDA
- 1 x 18.5mm Delrin Doc Tip
- 1 x Accessory Bag
- 3 x KA1 Mesh Wire
- 3 x Ni80 Mesh Wire
- 3 x SS316 Mesh Wire
- Length: 25mm
- Diameter: 24mm
- Capacity: 1.0ml
- Drip Tip: Ultem drip tip and Doc tip
- Pin Type: gold plated 510 pin and squonk pin
- Spare O Rings
- Allen key, flat head blue screw driver
- black, stainless, gold, rainbow colours available
- Postless deck
- Spare clamp screws
See The Mesh RDA In Action With My Video Review
Design and Build Quality
A good looking 24mm RDA albeit slightly plain looking. The Mesh RDA is made from Stainless Steel, the one on review is Gold plated. They also come in SS, Black and Rainbow colours.
The sleeve of the RDA has a dual and single airflow which can be altered with the top cap, the sleeve also has an “M” emblem engraved into it.
The Mesh RDA is a post-less deck which is not only designed to take a half loop of mesh wire but will also hold conventional wire builds from huge single coils to micro dual coils.
The 510 connection pin is gold plated as is the included squonk pin. The RDA comes as standard with a selection 3 sheets of mesh wire (Ni80, Kanthal and Stainless Steel 316) which is a great inclusion as it gives users the chance to try out different Meshes within the RDA.
The Mesh RDA from Vandy Vape disassembles into 4 parts.
- Ultem driptip or Doc driptip
- Side airflow sleeve
- Top cap airflow adjustment
- Build deck
The Build Deck
On the bottom of the deck you have a gold plated connection pin, Mesh RDA and serial number and the normal CE marks.
On each side of the deck you have two flat head screws that operate the wire clamps,As this is a post-less deck you have two slots on the inside of the main build area one of which is the positive slot you can recognise this by the peek insulator. The deck has 2 ‘O’ rings around the deck which hold the sleeve in place.
The Side airflow sleeve
Incorporates two slots for your airflow these are slightly bevelled at the sides of the slots; the sleeve has an “M” emblem engraved into it.
Top cap airflow adjustment
Has a double and a single airflow hole that are fully adjustable, an O ring around the top of the cap keeps it seated firmly within the sleeve, there is also a hollowed section to help you easily remove the cap for re dripping.
Ultem driptip or Doc drip-tip
Vandy Vape have included 2 drip-tips for your convenience; they are of the Goon style 810, so Goon drip-tips will fit on the Mesh RDA with no problem! They have also supplied in the baggy a 510 drip-tip adaptor.
A quick guide to Coiling and Dripping The Vandy Vape Mesh RDA
Locate the sample mesh wire that Vandy Vape include in your box and choose which type you wish to use, for this example I will use one of the SS316 sheets!
- Take your RDA apart by removing the barrel
- Please note on each side of the build deck are two flat head screws to operate the clamp system
- Take your sheet of Mesh and carefully place one end into one of the slots on the build deck, tighten the screw and repeat for the other end of the mesh sheet!
For this example you will need lots more cotton to wick the coil than you would normally use!
- Place the wad of cotton through the coil making sure to fill every available space within the coil or you will get dry hits or your cotton will burn.
- Wet the cotton with your favourite e-liquid
- Replace the sleeve and top cap making sure to line up the coil with the airflow holes!
You are now ready to enjoy your first vape with a mesh coil.
*Tip: cut a small piece of mesh off to lower your ohms, a full piece is normally 0.2, I cut a small piece off and the ohms dropped to 0.16
How Does The Vandy Vape Mesh RDA Perform?
In the last few weeks of owning the Mesh RDA I have used loads of different builds with conventional wire as well as the included Mesh that Vandy Vape include with the RDA.
For this example I used the included SS316 Mesh, I’m also using one of my DIY e-liquids “Strawberry Vanilla cheesecake” 3mg nicotine.
In TC mode on all the mods I tested this RDA with I found my normal temperature of 420F was a little weak so I set the mods to 460F and the resulting flavour from this setup was second to none.
I have been making this e-liquid now for many months and can honestly say that mesh for me is the way to go for flavour!
The airflow wide open produced a wicked amount of vapour! But as I prefer a slightly tighter draw to my vape I closed the airflow by half to produced an even more intense flavour with a goodly amount of vapour.
Considering many years ago the only way I had used mesh was as a wick I was pleasantly surprised and a total convert to mesh in TC.
I also tried in Power or VW mode at 60w, 70w and finally settling at 80w, I found that while the flavour was good and the amount of vapour great, with SS316 Mesh the taste for me was slightly harsher than with normal SS316 wire
What I Like
The sheer novelty of doing something different with an RDA!
What a surprise… most of you will know by now I am a flavour junky with the SS316 Mesh installed this RDA fits my bill, for great flavour as well as vapour.
As I suffer from arthritis in my hands coiling this RDA was ridiculously easy, using the large amount of cotton could be classed as wasteful or expensive but the added bonus is you don’t have to drip quite as often as you would if you were using conventional coils.
Talking of conventional coils I love the idea that this will take normal coils of all sizes singles and duals. Again this RDA ticks another of my boxes being gold the sheer bling aspect lol I love shiny things!
What I Didn’t Like
You know I don’t often say this on reviews for Ecigclick or on my video reviews because of being the type of picky character that I am!
I will normally find something I don’t like. Well, in the last 2 or 3 weeks of owning the Vandy Vape Mesh RDA I can honestly say I love everything about it I cannot find one little thing or niggle that I don’t like about this RDA.
Final Review Verdict
I love the Vandy Vape Mesh RDA. Since it entered my life 2 or 3 weeks ago it has become my favourite RDA so far in 2017. Very easy for experienced and novice vapers to coil and use!
Well done Vandy Vape for what I initially thought was going to be flash in the pan, you now have me hooked with exceptional flavour and excellent vapour.
I don’t think I need to say if I would buy the Vandy Vape Mesh RDA again if I lost it or some rotten egg stole it! To be honest with you dear reader I’ve already ordered another one!
- Good looking RDA
- Very well built
- Flavour is exceptionally good
- Excellent vapour production
- Bonus a squonk pin and 2 driptips included
- Works well with conventional coils as well as Mesh
- No Cons in my book at all!