Exactly the Same Design Wise Only Smaller…And This Time The Mouthpiece Won’t Come Off!!!
As the name suggest the Vandy Vape Berserker (BSKR) V1.5 Mini MTL RTA is the smaller version of the hugely popular original.
Once again it’s in collaboration with MTL expert and YouTube reviewer Alex from Vapers MD and has shrunk from the 24mm to the mini 22mm.
As you’ll see in the review absolutely nothing has changed apart from the size which leaves you wondering why they couldn’t have been released at the same time…plus given I had to throw the V1.5 away because I couldn’t get the top cap off…it seems this time it’s the replaceable mouthpiece that won’t budge!
OK, Vandy Vape is one of the most respected vape companies out there with pretty much all their products receiving good reviews and praise from vapers around the world. In the past we’ve reviewed the original BSKR V1.5 – the one I broke trying to get the top off – we missed the the original Berserker but did check out the Mini MTL RTA and indeed the Berserker MTL RDA. Vandy Vape’s recent vape kit release – the Jackaroo seems to have been a hit with Gaz the Flat Cap Vaper giving it a decent score.
This was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review direct from Vandy Vape – thank you – and as always freebies do not affect my opinions.
Inside the Box
I received the sample box – the retail will be different and inside you’ll find:
- 1 x Vandy Vape BSKR V1.5 Mini MTL RTA
- 1 x Accessory Bag
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x 2ml Glass Tube
- 1 x 510 Drip Tip
Vandy Vape BSKR V1.5 Mini MTL RTA Specs
- 33.8mm long
- 22mm base
- Glass tube 2ml capacity
- Metal tube 2.5ml capacity
- Single coil
- Top fill
- Single airflow: x5 options
This is a single coil 22mm MTL RTA and to be honest not that much has changed from the original BSKR V1.5. That was the tank I couldn’t get the top off if you recall, happy to say I had no issues with the top cap…but as you’ll see the replaceable mouthpiece would NOT come apart…
OK the key change – or only change – from the original Berserker is the airflow on the deck and the V1.5 Mini has the exact same setup as its bigger brother. Instead of the circular air-port it’s been swapped to a slot meaning the air will now hit all of the coil and not just a small part. As to if this has improved the flavour in the Mini we shall see.
Apart from that it’s really just the size that’s changed.
Build and Design Quality
Once again I have an issue with taking the tank apart. In this case and by adding a spare delrin mouthpiece I assumed the finned mouthpiece would unscrew. Once again I tried everything but couldn’t get it off…and I was sent two and both are stuck on there tighter than a ducks arse…
Thinking about it the one I’m reviewing is a ‘trial production’ model so maybe the retail versions will be able to unscrew…let’s hope so…
Design wise not much has changed but you do get the option of changing the way it looks – not just the mouthpiece. For out and about the metal tank gives you and extra .5ml capacity as well as added protection and looks good too.
You’re probably bored of me saying it – but only the size has changed…
How Does the Vandy Vape BSKR V1.5 Mini MTL RTA Perform?
I found building on this a little fiddly given it’s obviously a smaller deck, but it really is about as easy as it gets. Unscrew the flatheads [there are cross threads in the box] drop in the coils and tighten down – easy!
I did have an issue with the wicking first time round. I had put far too much in and whilst not getting dry hits the vape wasn’t as good. I really combed the legs out and left them sitting on top of the wicking ports and voila – things got much better.
I was using my go too Black Note e-liquid and really did get a crisp deep flavour with a lovely throat hit too. But my goodness this is a tight vape and not much difference if I’m honest between the 5 settings: 1 mm – 1.2 mm – 1.4 mm – 1.6 mm and 1.8 mm and that was exactly what I found with the larger version.
I do prefer an airier MTL vape to what I’ve got off both the BSKR V1.5 RTAs so if you like a tight and I mean tight draw this is definitely for you and definitely what they call a ‘proper MTL’.
- Easy-ish build deck [choice of screws]
- Nice design
- Choice of tanks and capacity
- Great flavour
- Good clouds
- Choice of mouthpieces – maybe!
- I couldn’t get the mouthpiece off!
- Airflow ring still tricky to move whilst on a mod
There’s not a lot to say really except once again it’s just the smaller version of the original V1.5! I honestly can’t say any more than that…
Given the original ended up in the bin due to damage from trying to take the bloody thing apart I can’t truthfully compare the flavours either. What I can say is the flavours I’ve got from the included coils – Superfine MTL fused claptons – are very good indeed with decent vapour too.
Hopefully the mouthpiece on the retail versions will come off so you can swap the one with the fins and the metal tank does look pretty cool.
Sorry this seems to have been a flat review – but there really isn’t much to talk or get excited about!
If you have the original V1.5 and want one for a smaller mod go for it.