Wotofo The Troll RDA Review
UPDATE: The New Wotofo Troll V2 Review is Now Live (and it’s a good one)
Wotofo the Troll RDA is a genuine, affordable Rebuildable Dripping Atomiser produced by Wotofo Tech Limited, established in 2009 and based out of Shenzhen, China. Wotofo strive to produce genuine, budget vaping equipment that is both cheap yet high quality.
It’s refreshing to see a Chinese manufacturer striving to produce genuine items rather than clones of originals, but recently the tide has been turning in this way with the recent influx of affordable originals that have become available.
Wotofo are responsible for releasing some very popular items as of late, the Cloud was a big dripper-esque RDA, the Freakshow RDA did extremely well and the Freakshow Mini was released this year to an excellent reception. Today I will look at one of Wotofo’s earlier releases, The Troll RDA, and see how The Troll RDA stacks up!
- Wotofo The Troll RDA
- Spare Screws
- Spare O-Rings
The Troll RDA is packaged very nicely, it comes in a stainless steel presentation box with the RDA itself encased in foam, underneath the foam you will find all the spares. Nice touch Wotofo! You will see that there is no drip tip present, so you will need to use your own.
WOTOFO The Troll RDA Set Up
I like my atomisers to arrive free of machine oil, and pleasingly The Troll RDA was oil free on arrival! The Troll RDA is a rebuildable atomiser so you will need to build your own coils and wicks, and know how to do so safely.
Nice big deck present here with lots of room, which I what I like to see. The deck is very user-friendly, immediately I can see that you can block off the airflow entirely on one side of The Troll RDA so should you prefer to use a single coil set up with this RDA, you can.
There are 4 posts here, the two centre posts are separate from the negative posts, and the juice well is nice and deep too. Post holes are massive, so if crazy builds are your thing, you can run amok with The Troll RDA!
Top cap was a little stiff at first, I found I needed to apply a fair bit of force to remove it to get at the deck, but over time and with repeated use it became easier to remove. You can drip down onto the centre posts through the drip tip hole very easily though if removing the top cap is too much trouble. Of course, you will need to supply your own drip tip as you do not get one supplied with The Troll RDA, excitingly chuff caps are available for the cloud chasers.
For my own build originally I went with a dual coil set up with 0.5 kanthal that came in at 0.3ohms, but after being pretty impressed with the flavour from The Troll RDA even though it is marketed as a cloud chasing RDA (and not being particularly impressed with the untidiness of my build!) I decided to switch this build out for a single coil flavour build, using 8 wraps of 0.4 kanthal with a 3mm internal diameter for 1 ohm.
The Troll RDA Specs
- Manufactured from 304 grade stainless steel
- Can be set up single or dual coil
- 3 piece design
- Adjustable airflow
- 510 connector, with silver plated adjustable contact
- Twin positive post for easy dual coils
- Deep juice well
- Unique genuine Wotofo product
How Does The Troll Perform?
The Troll RDA sports three slanted airflow slits on each side of the RDA, and combined with the airflow control ring being in a slicing blade style configuration this is supposed to induce what is known as ‘vapour swirling’.
Now to be honest, I have heard this term bandied around an awful lot with RDA’s, and I have never really understood whether ‘vapour swirling’ genuinely makes any difference at all! The airflow control is manipulated by rotating the top cap, and you can then adjust the airflow to your desired setting.
Cloud chasers will be very happy with The Troll RDA. These airflow slots really do draw in a lot of air and this in turn combines for some massive clouds. I can imagine the effect is amplified should you purchase a chuff cap separately to use with The Troll RDA! The deck being so big can accommodate large coils with very thick kanthal easily, so for low ohm/high watt cloud chasing The Troll RDA is ideal.
As mentioned previously, I switched my original dual coil build out for a single coil build to see how The Troll RDA really performs on flavour. And I really wasn’t let down by The Troll at all. Closing off one side of the airflow tightened the draw slightly, but it was still a very airy draw, with excellent flavour results at 15-20w and on my Smok Magneto 3.
Clouds were by no means restricted by this build either, this was still blowing some really impressive clouds even at the resistance and power range. For a cloud chasing RDA this really delivers great flavour as well!
I will readily admit to being blown away by the performance of The Troll RDA. It is able to deliver flavour and clouds at ease and the price is just crazily cheap for a genuine RDA that performs so incredibly well. It’s very easy to build, and with the roomy deck you can really get creative with your builds too. Build quality is absolutely great too, the Troll logo on the side is a bit ridiculous but it is easily remedied by polishing off should you wish.
I highly recommend The Troll RDA. It performs as well as RDA’s that are three times the price! There really aren’t many negatives with the Troll RDA that I found.
- Price is just incredibly good
- Genuine design from Wotofo
- Solidly made
- Outstanding flavour
- Outstanding clouds
- Massive post holes
- Easy build deck, even beginners will find it a breeze
- Single or dual coil set up supported
The Not So Good
- Logo to the side is a bit ridiculous
- Top cap is on the stiff side initially
- No drip tip included