Today I want to introduce you to the Wotofo Gear V2 RTA – this is a small single coil 24mm RTA.Wotofo gear v2 rta review

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!close up of gear rta

Wotofo is based in Shenzhen, China.

They have a huge and intriguing back catalogue and brought us devices like the Mdura Pro, Profile Squonk mod and Recurve Squonk Mod.

Plus RDA’s such as the Recurve RDA, Recurve Dual RDA, Profile PS Dual Mesh RDA, Profile RDA, Srpnt RDA and the Nudge RDA.

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So What Can We Expect From the Wotofo Gear V2 RTA?

I like using RTA’s almost as much as I love using RDA’s, I tend to get nearly the same vapour and flavour quality as I do from an RDA, with the added bonus of a liquid tank.

RTA’s can be great for everyday vaping!Gear V2 RTA mirrored tank

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.gear v2 components

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!Wotofo Gear V2 RTA colours available

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
  • Screwdriver
  • Accessory bag
  • User Manualkit contents

Features

  • 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

gear v2 specs

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.packaging

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.Gear V2 RTA and original device

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!stainless steel versionI 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.Wotofo Gear V2 RTA empty tank

The Gear V2 only has 3 parts that are easily cleaned by running them under a tap!RTA parts 3

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.Wotofo Gear V2 RTA mouthpiece cap

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.fill ports

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.Wotofo Gear V2 RTA styling

Both the cap and build deck both screw to either end of the metal chimney section, with metal to metal threading.Wotofo Gear V2 RTA cover coil

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.branding on the deck

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.threading connection

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.top view of deck

The deck posts are chunky blocks with flat head screws to either side, the wire is trapped under the screws!Wotofo Gear V2 RTA build deck clean

Each side of the deck has a slot for your cotton tails.slots for wicking

Looking carefully at the bottom of the deck you will see the threading that the coil cover screws on to!threaded deck

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!Wotofo Gear V2 RTA ready to vape

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.coil placements
  • 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!Wotofo Gear V2 RTA cotton placed
  • Dampen the coil and cotton with e-liquid to get things started.wicking cotton
  • Screw the tank on to the deck.
  • Remove the top cap and fill with E-liquidhow to fill the Wotofo Gear V2 RTA tank

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!Gear V2 RTA with mod and liquid

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!RTA on mod close

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.Wotofo Gear V2 RTA cloud production

Flavour

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.Wotofo Gear V2 RTA close up insert

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.KV Liquid

Pros

  • Good quality
  • SS build deck and internal threading
  • Good vapour production
  • Fairly good flavour
  • Easy to place DIY coils

Cons

  • Design
  • 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!

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Flavour
8
Vapour Production
9
Ease to build
10
Tank Quality
7
Tank Design
6.5
Replace if lost or Stolen
4
Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! Over the years I have gained a good amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware but I'm just a normal guy who enjoys sharing my experiences. This is why I started my Youtube vape review channel in 2014. To date the channel has had over 500,000 views. Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.

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