Author: Alisa Yin / Category: Review / Published: Jan-20-2020
The Vandy Vape Kylin series of rebuildable tank atomizers have long been one of the best on the market. The Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA is the latest mesh version of the very popular Kylin RTA. The Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA features a similar appearance to its predecessor. But it uses a dedicated mesh build deck that similar to the Wotofo Profile Unity RTA. It even features a spring-loaded ceramic block for lifting cotton sag.
It is a mesh-based 24 mm rebuildable tank. The airflow comes from the twenty top-fed honeycomb air holes for a high level of airflow adjustment and leaf resistance. It is top fill and comes with two tank sections that can hold 3ml or 4.5ml of e-liquid. The Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA is the top airflow RTA that’s usually lackluster for flavor but produces the impressive vapor.
Price: £ 19.99 (at NewVaping)
Color: Gunmetal, Rainbow, Stainless Steel, Blue, Gold, Frosted Grey, Matte Black
Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA Specifications
- 24 mm x 41.5 mm diameter
- Threaded Top Fill Design
- 3ml Standard Capacity
- 4.5ml Maximum Capacity
- Clamp Style Build Deck
- Die Mounted Philips Screws
- Dual Wicking Port Cutouts
- Spring Loaded Central Ceramic Support
- PEEK Insulator
- Dual Adjustable Top Airflow
- Honeycomb Style Airslots
- 24K Gold Plated 510 Contact
- 304 Stainless Steel and Glass Construction
Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA Contents
- 1 x Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA
- 1x Cotton laces
- 1x Bubble glass
- 1x Accessory bag
- 1x User manual
- 2 x A1 M mesh strips 0.15-ohm
- 2 x A1 M mesh strips 0.2-ohm
Build Quality and Design of Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA
The design of the Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA is very similar to the previous Kylin tanks. There are the ridges along with the top cap and the bottom, which are a signature design of the Kylin line. The overall Kylin M tank is clean-cut and well machined. It measures 24mm in base diameter and 26 mm at its widest point, which will fit on most mods without overhang. You will receive 2 bubble glasses in the box - a pre-installed 3.5ml glass and an extra 4.5ml glass. The 4.5ml bubble glass extends out to 30 mm.
The Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA has a wide bore resin 810 drip tip with multiple colors. It is a nice-sized bore and feels good on your lips. Your other Goon-compatible drip tips will also fit the Kylin M. but they might leave a little gap at the base due to the short connection of the Kylin M.
The top cap is a threaded design, and simply unscrew it, you will see the deeply recessed fill port. It is reliable and secure that avoids accidental opening. The fill port section under the top cap is quite deep. It extends down for a few millimeters. The two large fill ports are very wide and shaped like a bowl, so you can easily filling up the tank with your favorite e-liquid. The chimney extends beyond the top fill section, so the juice will not get into the chimney.
Build Deck of Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA
The build deck of the Kylin M is essentially similar to the Wotofo Profile Unity RTA with a few obscure differences. The Vandy Vape Kylin M features the narrow and spring-loaded clamps. The mesh stripes are cut to size and fit in perfectly. The single strip of mesh gets trapped by the high-quality Phillips head screws.
The mesh strip is placed inside the clamps for a horizontal build of an arched piece mesh. The spring-loaded block on the center of the deck keeps the mesh from dropping down too low. The block pushes the cotton to help make full contact with the mesh coil to effectively avoid the hot spot. The Kylin M uses the same kind of spring-loaded ceramic platform that the Profile RTA used to push up against the cotton to decrease any sag.
Coil Build and Wicking of Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA
The building is simple and straightforward if you have built a mesh coil before. The Vandy Vape Kylin M offers everything you need in the box: a pair of two different mesh coils, two pieces of Ageleted cotton, coil rod, O-rings, two spare springs and some flat-head screws. The 0.2-ohm A2 M mesh strips - rated for 40 - 60W are wider and more spaced out with a honeycomb pattern. The 0.15-ohm A1 M mesh strips - rated for 50 - 70W feature more fine mesh holes.
- Loosen the screws on the build deck. Don’t loosen them much, because the mesh strip is very thin
- Bend the mesh strip by the coil rod, make it form into an even and perfectly curved semi-circle shape. Avoid bending or creasing the mesh strip
- Gently hold the mesh coil and place its ends into the clamps while tightening the screws
- Take a piece of agleted cotton, insert the cotton while pressing down on the spring-loaded center block
- Cut your wicks to a size close to the outside of the deck. Comb and fluff the cotton
- Stuff and spread your cotton into the wicking channels and tuck them in neatly
Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA Review
The Vandy Vape Kylin M is a beautifully designed tank. It is well made and easy to build on. For flavor, the Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA fails falls short of its predecessors which is probably caused by the top airflow configuration. The flavor is not bad but isn’t top-notch.
The 0.2-ohm honeycomb mesh coil didn’t deliver a good flavor. The vapor is very muted. The 0.15-ohm fine mesh coil is better between the two. The flavor is better but still not excellent. With the two coils, the Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA falls a little bit in the average range of flavor RTAs.
The Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA allows you to remove the tank when the deck is still sitting on the mod. Although it is easier to build on, you should not take the building and wicking lightly. You should get everything right or you might encounter a lot of problems. So the Kylin M RTA is not designed for a new builder. If you are an experienced builder and interested in trying the Kylin M, you should learn how to wick the mesh coil properly. Keep in mind that you should always avoid bends or sloppiness.
Pros and Cons of Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA:
- Good build quality with threads
- The ergonomic resin drip tip
- Comes with extra 4.5ml bubble glass
- Comes with a pair of two different mesh strips
- Can use OFRF mesh strips
- Bottom-fed e-liquid feed
- Spring-loaded clamps avoid dropping
- Leakproof design due to top-fed airflow
- Massive cloud production
- Wicking takes some time and could ignite if done improperly
- Mesh can ignite easily if you wick improperly
- Juice fill ports deep in the top cap
- The flavor is not amazing