Disclosure: The Wotofo Profile RDTA in this review was provided by our friends over at Wotofo. For a limited time, you can use coupon code “VapeDeal15” to get an extra 15% off your order (one use per customer / excludes bundle deals).
I have always liked the idea of multi-tools. My first, as a kid, was the Swiss Army knife. I had the little guy with the blade, scissors, corkscrew, tweezers, and a toothpick. (They should have just sold those tools with the toothpick already missing. I think they go missing on every Swiss Army knife made). I remember being curious as to what the Swiss soldier might have endured. The fierce battles involving opening bottles of wine and picking cheese from their teeth.
During this time, Rambo: First Blood was wearing out my Betamax video player. The knife he wielded didn’t look anything like what a butler or a server at a fundraising gala would carry! Despite a few odds and ends in the handle, it was a single task tool. I can imagine, though, he would have found a use for the tweezers or the baby scissors and would have eventually escaped the wrath of Brian Dennehy.
I give multi-tools respect, and I even own a few Leatherman tools. It’s comforting to carry a tool that will get me out of 15% of jams on a daily basis. That seems like a low percentage but it speaks more to the handyman ability that I possess, not the capability of the tool. And while these pocket tools are equipped now with countless functions, I always end up just using the knife. This means I am lugging around what feels to weigh as much as a brick when all I need is a pocketknife.
The Wotofo Profile RDTA
The latest by Wotofo is, for all intents and purposes, a multi-tool. It is a rebuildable dripping tank atomizer, a dripper, a squonking RDA, a mesh vape, a traditional coil vape, a dual coil, and a single-coil vape. I just got light-headed. Let’s take a look inside the box and see if we have the tools to leave Brian Dennehy and his red-headed sensitive deputy in a cloud of vapor. Keep in mind the package I receive might be different from the final retail package.
- Wotofo Profile RDTA
- 2x Framed Staple Clapton Coils (A1 Kanthal 0.33Ω)
- Clapton NexMESH Strip (A1 Kanthal 0.20Ω)
- Extreme NexMESH Strip (A1 Kanthal 0.16Ω)
- Turbo NexMESH Strip (A1 Kanthal 0.13Ω
- 6x Steel Wicking cables
- RDA Adapter
- Bending Tool
- Phillips Screwdriver
- Allen Key
- 2x 6mm Cotton Strips
- 2x 3mm Cotton Strips
- User Manual
- Accessory Bag (Spare O-rings and Screws)
- Dimensions: 25mm x 52.7mm (without 510 pin)
- Colorways: Stainless Steel, Gunmetal, Black, Blue, Gold, and Rainbow
- 304 Stainless Steel Construction
- E-liquid Capacity (RDTA Mode): 6.2mL
- Postless Clamp Style Build Deck
- Build Deck Diameter: 22.5mm
- Spring-Loaded Ceramic Block
- Supported Coil Types: Single Mesh Coil, Single/Dual Wire Coil
- Drip Tip: 810 Colored Resin with Metal Ring
- Adjustable Side Airflow System
- German Peek Insulator
- 510 Threading
If you have ever purchased anything from Wotofo you know they love their green covered foam and clear plastic sleeves. The Wotofo Profile RDTA is packaged like them all. As you can see, there are a lot of goodies in this one. It is all packaged tightly and secured in its traditional square box. The packaging isn’t a huge concern of mine, but this was done well. It’s not gaudy nor is it cheap. Their focus is on the product, not packaging. I’m not on a high-end budget, but it is my understanding that some of those items come taped up in plastic and tossed in a baggie, presented like you just received some magic beans from a flea market. This isn’t that. Although I would like a pull tab or something because, in my excitement, I get outwitted by the clear plastic sleeve every time.
The Wotofo Profile RDTA is a beast! It is a tall, 25mm diameter, chunk of stainless steel. It’s solid and heavy and feels like quality. It could make your mod a little top-heavy, but that’s not an issue if you decide not to put it down. The steel wicking cables are clean and not frayed. The tank I received is glass. The final retail version will be PCTG (fancy plastic), which is good because if I break my glass tank, I am S.O.L. There is no spare tank in the packaging. The PCTG version that you’ll receive will be far more durable. Just don’t wash it with very hot water.
The 810 drip tip is shiny resin with a metal band at the base where it meets the atomizer. It is a wide bore drip tip, very comfortable and attractive. I love a good drip tip. It’s a little thing but if it’s bad it will ruin an atty. This one is a keeper. It’s blue and the only problem with that is I am a little short on matching blue atomizers. This one will be married to the Profile RDTA.
The Build Deck
The build deck on the Wotofo Profile RDTA is a bit tight and close quarters. That’s understandable, there’s a lot going on. In the 22.5mm of space, you have two clamps for the mesh, four post-less coil leg inserts, and the spring-loaded, plastic platform that keeps the cotton snug against the mesh. Even though so much is going on, it is all very well placed and easy to navigate. The mesh strips are easy to insert and the coils are easy to install. If you are using the provided framed staple Clapton coils, it might take a little trial and error to get the leads cut just right. Outside of that, everything is simple and intuitive. I didn’t even need instructions and I’m a guy that needs instruction.
On the topic of the build deck, it seems like an appropriate place to mention the steel wicking cables. Just recently, we have seen it being done with other companies. From what I understand, it was being used in German atomizers years ago in the early days of RDTA’s. What’s old is new again. At first sight, it doesn’t seem like something that would work. Instead of cotton wicks hanging down into the tank section of the RDTA, it is four stainless steel cables that are inserted into deck and rest at the bottom of the tank. The juice then travels along and up these cables and wets the cotton wicks that rest just on top of them. No doubt the tipping motion of the act of vaping aids in the wicking, but I don’t care what you say, it’s still magic to me!
I’ve used this system on other RDTA’s, but I have never tried it with mesh. I honestly didn’t think it would wick fast enough since mesh atomizers require a considerable amount of cotton. I was wrong (have you noticed I’m wrong a lot?). The cables easily keep the cotton wet. I did not have a single dry hit. I didn’t test it by chain vaping because I am not a chain vaper. With the way I vape, it easily kept up.
For the sake of transparency, I am not the biggest fan of mesh. That might be Lukas (our e-liquid reviewer). However, on the rare occasion that I vape a sub-ohm tank, I do prefer the mesh coils to a round wire coil. I feel mesh provides a richer and fuller vape. On a rebuildable, it is the opposite for me. Traditional Clapton wrapped around a coiling jig then wicked with cotton offers, in my opinion, a more satisfying experience. I think a lot of that has to do with airflow. If I can dial in the airflow on a mesh atty, I can get a pretty darn good vape.
To me, two of the three mesh coils provided offered very similar vapes. The Turbo and the Extreme, although pleasant, were not much different from one another. The NexMESH Clapton on the other hand, I felt, was very unique. I don’t think I’ve seen Clapton mesh before but it turns out I am a fan. It was a thick, flavorful vape that I didn’t expect. Unfortunately, I boogered it up when I took it out to try the other mesh. The Clapton version is very good and I fully expect to see more of that offered in devices in the future.
For the round coil trial, I wrapped my own coils. Not that anything is wrong with the provided coils, but I just like doing it. I went with dual coils even though a single coil is another option. I enjoyed the vape. The round wire coils close off the airflow just a little more and this provides a denser vape. They were easy to install and the wicking from the cables kept up nicely. I would say, whether you prefer round or mesh, the Wotofo Profile RDTA can compete with anyone on vapor production and flavor.
If you are familiar with the Wotofo Profile, then you know about the airflow control. The air comes in through a honeycomb-shaped inlet on the side of the RDTA. Since the top locks in place with a tab, the airflow control ring turns easily. I don’t do a whole lot of airflow adjustment, but when I am vaping mesh, conveniently, the ring turns easily so I can reduce the airflow and get that warm vape I’m looking for. Why a lot of companies aren’t implementing this locking cap I have no idea. It makes life so much easier to customize the vaping experience.
The Big Transition
Tired of being amazed by the magic that is steel cable wicking? Feeling nostalgic about the good old days of dripping and squonking? Well, old-timer, just unscrew the top section of the Wotofo Profile RDTA, set the tank section aside, and screw on the included bottom portion. Now you have a dripper. If you want to make it a squonking atty, just replace the 510 pin with the provided squonk pin, and bing bang boom, you’re squonking.
I don’t know of many, if any, atomizers that give you this many options. If I wasn’t such a compulsive buyer of everything vape, I could easily settle on this RDTA. Just switching it from mode to mode would be enough to keep me occupied. Alas, that is not the case for me, but it might be for you.
- Quality build
- Convertible to RDA, RDTA, Squonk
- Multiple Coiling Options
- Locking Top Cap
- Lots of Provided Coils
- No Spare Tank Section (you might not need if the final version is PCTG)
- Keep the device upright when not in use. It will leak all over your pants. (That’s my problem, not theirs. It’s hard to think of cons here)
- The Build Deck might take getting used to (tight space)
Wotofo Profile RDTA – Final Thoughts
If ever an atty could be compared to a multi-tool, the Wotofo Profile RDTA would qualify. Wotofo and #MRJUSTRIGHT1, the co-designer, hit it out of the ballpark. If you are new to vaping and are curious about the different styles, this one is for you. If you are on a budget and don’t have the extra cash to buy an RDA, RDTA, and a squonk, this one is for you. They did everything right with this one.
I will just use this as RDTA. I have the attys that cover all the ground this one covers. Plus, let’s face it, I am a volunteer reviewer, so you know I have the budget to pay for this extravagant lifestyle. Also, and I am not ashamed to say it, I am still mystified by the magic of the steel cable wicks. The Pentagon has confirmed UFO’s have been visiting earth. You can’t tell me this isn’t some sort of alien technology. So, like the brick of a multi-tool I carry around, only to use the knife, I will only end up using this as an RDTA. That would be a shame if it weren’t so dang good.
Shane is a former smoker turned vaper, and now a hobbyist in financial turmoil. His get rich slow scheme involves sharing his opinions, educated or not, on anything vape related. But first and foremost, his belief is vaping will save your life. Shane is an outdoor government employee and fully expects the crackdown to begin with him, since he vapes freely and openly, albeit politely, and often uses city property for the backdrop of his vape photos. In his free time, he enjoys stressing about being more productive and regretting every terrible decision he has ever made. He feels switching to vaping is one of the best decisions he’s ever made.