Today I want to introduce you to the Wotofo Gear V2 RTA – this is a small single coil 24mm RTA.
OFRF are credited with manufacturing the original Gear RTA, they were taken under Wotofo’s wing around 4 years ago!
BTW – OFRF were the brains behind the NexMesh coil technology!
Wotofo is based in Shenzhen, China.
So What Can We Expect From the Wotofo Gear V2 RTA?
RTA’s can be great for everyday vaping!
The Gear V2 is one the newest RTA’s produced by Wotofo!
It is fairly small in height, it holds a single coil and has a 24mm diameter.
This is a top fill tank.
This RTA has a fairly decent liquid capacity, overall the Gear V2 does remind me quite a lot of a pod tank with its plastic casing and non-removable mouthpiece.
Wotofo have released the Gear V2 RTA in 6 colours!
This RTA was sent to me directly by Wotofo for the purpose of review.
As always my thoughts and views are my own after an extensive testing period.
In The Box
- Wotofo Gear V2 RTA
- 2x Framed Staple Clapton Ni80, 0.33ohm coils
- 2x 3mm cotton strip
- Accessory bag
- User Manual
- Size: 24×38.5mm (including drip tip and 510 pin)
- Capacity: 3.5ml (standard) / 2ml (TPD)
- Single wire coil build deck
- Top filling
- Fixed side airflow
- German PEEK insulator
- Materials: SS and PCTG
- Non removable drip tip
Design and Build Quality
I was sent the standard 3.5ml Stainless Steel version of the Gear V2 with an almost clear tank, so my review is based on this!
As always with Wotofo they include extras under the foam tray to get you started.
This version is nothing like the original Gear RTA; I never owned the original but research has shown me they have completely redesigned the V2.
While the V2 build deck and chimney are made of Stainless Steel the cap and barrel are made of a PCTG plastic, also the mouthpiece and cap are one part!
The RTA has an airflow that is non-adjustable, leaving no room for customisation by the user basically what you see is what you get!I have got to give Wotofo credit for the clean look of the Gear V2 from a manufacturing point of view it has been put together well. As for the design however I can’t help but feel they have gone down the easy cheap route!
Wotofo Gear V2 RTA – Overview
Measuring in at approximately 38.5mm tall this includes the drip tip and connection pin. The RTA has a tank diameter of 24mm and is made of PCTG and Stainless Steel.
The Gear V2 only has 3 parts that are easily cleaned by running them under a tap!
Wotofo Gear V2 – Component Parts
From the top, the moulded cap screws on to the tank section via the top part of the metal chimney section.
The cap includes a moulded fixed mouthpiece which is fairly wide at 10mm but does taper down internally to around 5mm, the cap itself measures around 20mm.
The tank section has a liquid capacity of 3.5ml for the standard version, a 2ml version is available for TPD compliance.
The top of the tank has 3 liquid fill slots and 2 O-rings to stop leaks from the cap.
With a plastic tank that has an internal lined striation pattern, the tank also holds the imbedded metal coil cover and chimney sections with “GEAR” printed as advertising.
Both the cap and build deck both screw to either end of the metal chimney section, with metal to metal threading.
Personally I feel this is a good thing or I’d be worried about the threads being stripped!
Wotofo Gear V2 RTA – Base/Build Deck
On at the bottom of the base you will see all the normal expected information!
The RDA has a gold plated 510 connection pin.
The connection threading while shallow has been turned well. Although the 510 pin sticks out enough, I personally wouldn’t use this RTA with a hybrid connection!
The airflow slots for this RTA are non-adjustable, and are seated in a concave within the body of the base with a knurled ring above for decoration.
Viewed from above the knurled ring has a channel that holds an O-ring; the plastic tank sits upon this ring to eliminate leaks from the tank base.
The deck posts are chunky blocks with flat head screws to either side, the wire is trapped under the screws!
Each side of the deck has a slot for your cotton tails.
Looking carefully at the bottom of the deck you will see the threading that the coil cover screws on to!
While I personally don’t like the design of the Gear V2 RTA, it is OK with a good manufacturing quality!
How Does the Wotofo Gear V2 RTA Perform?
I am going to use the Gear V2 on my Ehpro Cold Steel 100, with a spaced DIY 24g Kanthal coil created on a 3mm bit!
The e-liquid I am using is from Kwik Vape “Caramel & Vanilla Latte”, please see my opinion at the end of this review!
How to prepare the Wotofo Gear V2 RTA for use!
Building your Deck
Make your coil in the normal way or use one of the pair that comes with the kit!
- Insert the coil and tighten down the post screws; trap the wire beneath the screw and clip the tails as close as you can to the post screws.
- Pulse and strum the coil to get rid of any heat spots. Check for any short circuits and rectify if necessary.
- Load your cotton into the coil – comb trim and tuck the cotton into the deck!
- Dampen the coil and cotton with e-liquid to get things started.
- Screw the tank on to the deck.
- Remove the top cap and fill with E-liquid
How Does The Wotofo Gear V2 RTA Perform?
Building the Gear V2 is easy – I suggest holding the coil in place while screwing down the post screws.
My single Kanthal 24g 5 wrap coil came out at around 0.5Ω!
I have been using wattages from 20 to 50W depending on my mood, there is no getting away with it this is a direct to lung RTA!
This is also very airy RTA due to not being able to restrict the airflow; which sad to say doesn’t fit my style. I prefer a much more restricted DTL vape!
Seating the coil nearer to the internal airflow I have found does temper the airflow a little, but nowhere near enough for me to enjoy the vape from this one.
I however did get a great deal of vapour from this at 35/50W.
Was fairly good, not disappointed here with that! I did feel if I had been able to turn the airflow down this would have been a right old flavour banger!
In the time I have been testing the Gear V2 RTA I haven’t had any leaks, but I have noticed some condensation forming within the airflow slots.
I guess customisation is something I look for with most tanks!
Opening the box – disappointment hit finding the airflow wasn’t adjustable and mouthpiece was not replaceable. Although the mouthpiece is quite comfortable in the mouth!
KV Caramel & Vanilla Latte, I love a good coffee vape it’s been percolated in collaboration with Riot Squad, and is a delicious creamy vanilla coffee latté with a hint of sweet caramel. I did let this liquid steep for a couple of days after I put my nic shot in, after steeping I was able to taste every note of flavour, yum – pass the donuts please lol.
- Good quality
- SS build deck and internal threading
- Good vapour production
- Fairly good flavour
- Easy to place DIY coils
- Fixed airflow
- Non replaceable drip tip
- PCTG material
- Airy draw
Wotofo Gear V2 RTA – Final Review Verdict
I’m not going to pull any punches here – this is not an ideal RTA for me!
I don’t feel that justice has been served to the original Gear RTA; which had a great name for function!
The airflow being non-adjustable is a big downer for me!
It’s a shame because I reckon this could have been a real flavour banger had it been more customisable!
While the tank is good to look at, in my opinion though it has been spoilt by the PCTG material which makes this RTA look more like a pod tank!
Would I recommend the Wotofo Gear V2 RTA?
This might be an excellent RTA deck for beginners to learn how to put a coil in an RTA.
Would I buy this RTA again due loss or damage?
No not really, while the presentation of the Wotofo Gear V2 is fine, I prefer a much tighter DTL vape than this RTA can supply me!
Do you own the Wotofo Gear V2 RTA? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!