Hi All, Anthony Vapes back here with my review of Vandy Vape Widowmaker RTA. Please see bottom for disclaimers and links. Note this is marked as a sample Introduction: The Vandy Vape Widowmaker RTA is the latest RTA from popular company Vandy Vape. Vandy Vape started in 2017 and since then have become very popular and pumped out a ton of products. I’ve reviewed over 20 of their products over the past year or so personally and they are pretty hit and miss overall making some really good stuff and also some really bad stuff. It’s basically a coin flip at this point. In 2019 they have continued to be hit and miss so far releasing a really good rugged mod in the jackaroo,a good lightweight power mode mod in the swell, a good MTL RTA in the berserker V1.5 mini, and a good affordable mech tube in the bonza. However they had their missteps with the AP kit, pairing the bonza mech with an unsuitable RDA, and a bad tank with the jackaroo, and a bad trident kit due to the pairing and coils, the bad berserker V2 RDA and of course the really awful kylin m RTA that shouldn’t have existed. So let's see which side of the fence this falls on. The widowmaker is a dual or single coil RTA for DTL vaping and is 25mm at the base with a postless deck and a 5 or 6ml capacity. It’s available in 7 colors Matte Black, SS, Frosted Grey, Gold, Blue, Rainbow and Gunmetal. Elementvape has them at 41.95 in stock in the US so a little on the pricey side by a few dollars. Manufacturer's Specs 25mm Diameter 5mm Deep Juice Wells 6mL Glass Capacity 2mL Bubble Glass Capacity Pyrex Glass Reinforcement Superior 304 Stainless Steel Tank Construction Quarter Turn Top Fill System - Single Fill Port Postless Build Deck - 4 Deck Terminals Side Secured via Hex Screws PEEK Insulator Dual Coil Configuration Detachable Structure Conical Top Cap - Concentrates Flavor Customizable Airflow Control System 3 Interchangeable Airflow Mid Cap Round Hole Mid Airflow Sleeve Multi Hole Mid Airflow Sleeve Oval Mid Airflow Sleeve Dual Sided 7-Multihole Bottom Adjustable Airflow Control Ring Low Profile 810 Delrin Drip Tip Threaded 510 Connection Included in box: 1 Vandy Vape Widowmaker 25mm RTA 1 Bubble Glass 1 Spare Parts Bag 1 Instruction Manual 1 Coil Lead Guide 1 Adjustable Airflow Cap 2 0.35ohm Triple Fused Clapton Coil Pictures Album: album Initial Impressions and features When I first got this RTA It was pretty much what I expected. Like the RDA it has replaceable AFC tubes and outside of that it’s a pretty standard bottom/side airflow RTA with a postless deck. Also nice to see rebuildables though so I was pretty happy to see a RTA over a pod but outside of that nothing groundbreaking here. Build Deck and Wicking (pics above) Let’s talk about the build deck now. It’s a basic Postless deck. The post holes are nice and large to accommodate any wire type you’d use in this really. The post screws are nice quality hex grub screws (which are my favorites) and they include a spare set of 4 (spares are flat head grub screws). The screws come in from the side in a way that flat wires like fused claptons won’t be bent when installing. Since it is postless you do need to precut your leads. And like other VV rebuildales they include a coil cutting tool and it’s marked at 5mm. Personally I found 5mm leads to be great so well done there. The build area is a good size. You can fit 4mm ID coils in there for dual coil config. Single coil you can go even bigger 6mm+. Overall it’s an excellent deck that’s easy to build on and one of my personal favorite types of decks, but may not be ideal for new builders because postless decks aren’t always the easiest to build on since you have to pre-cut your leads but they did include the tool to make that easier Wicking on this one is super easy. It wicks pretty well so you don’t need to go super thin on your wicks. Just a normal amount. Not special tricks or anything needed here. Performance Performance wise, I used it as a single coil RTA and a dual coil RTA. I ran 4 builds in it. 1 single coil 5mm ID round wire build, 1 dual coil 4mm ID fancy build, 1 dual coil fancy 3mm ID build, and 1 dual coil 4mm ID round wire build. I also used all 3 air inserts with each build and tried using all 3 options (bottom only, side only, bottom and side) As a dual coil RTA I found it overall lacking flavorwise compared to many of the good ones on the market now and even some older ones. It does perform ok overall though. Best with a large build and the honeycomb airflow all wide open but still just ok. Where I found it worked best is with a big fancy single coil build and bottom airflow only open. Still not as good as the 2017 RTA options or even the aromamizer lite of 2019, but still better than many of the 2018 single coil RTAs. it may not be the best, but it is one of the top options you can find now. So overall it’s lacking as a dual coiler but ok for round wire users, but really best as a single coiler with a big fancy single coil in it, I do like that it is versatile though. It’s very similar to the blotto RTA performance wise.