Hi All, Anthony Vapes back here with my review of Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA. Please see bottom for disclaimers and links. Note this is marked as a sample version. Introduction: The Vandy Vape Kylin M RTA is the latest RTA from popular vape manufacturer 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. 2019 though they have continued to be hit and miss so far releasing a really good rugged mod in the jackaroo, 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, so let's see which side of the fence this falls on. The Kylin M RTA is a 24mm diameter mesh coil RTA. It’s available in 7 colors, Matte Black, SS, Gunmetal, Rainbow, Gold, Froster Grey, and Blue. Looking around online i see them pre-order only releasing late may, around 30-40 USD so pretty standard RTA price these days. Manufacturer's Specs Size: 34mm (L) x 24mm (D) Material: SS Capacity: 3mL / 4.5mL (With Bubble Glass) Mesh Style Coils (.15 Ohm, .2 Ohm) Honeycomb Airflow Trapezoidal Air Pattern Easy to Build Top Fill Anti-leaking First Mesh Kylin RTA Unmatched Flavor (lol please) 7 Colors: Blue, Frosted Grey, Gold, Gunmetal, Matte Black, Rainbow, SS Included in box: 1 x Kylin M RTA 2 x .15 Ohm Mesh Coil 2 x .2 Ohm Mesh Coil 2 x Cotton Laces 1 x 4.5mL Bubble Glass 1 x Resin Drip Rip 1 x Accessory Bag 1 x User Manual Pictures Album: album Initial Impressions When I first got this RTA I wasn’t expecting it, it just arrived and I opened the box and seen another kylin and was like cool, i like the kylins. The kylin 2 was one of the best dual coil RTAs for 2018 and the mini was ok and the original once they fixed design issues was great as well. Then I seen the rest of the stuff in the box which was some extra mesh coils and some cotton and seen it’s the kylin M and i was like ok going to be a mesh RTA i guess. Then i opened it up and seen it was a top airflow mesh RTA and pretty much figured i’d be in for a disappointing ride after that. Build Deck and Wicking (pics above) Let’s talk about the build deck now. It’s the same as the profile RTA. It’s a 2 clamp system with the clamps positioned for vertical insertion instead of horizontal like many and the clamps are raised off the deck. The screws come in from the side so it does work well for mesh wire which is its purpose. The Mesh that comes with it is cut to size however and doesn't need any modifications. The post screws are good quality phillips screws, personally not a fan of them but they do include 2 spare flat head screws as well. They also include a tool to help you shape the mesh which is just a rod i already have the coil master ceramic ones to use so just used my own but nice they included that for those that don’t. It also features the spring loaded ceramic block for wicking. It’s just a copy of the profile unity deck so it’s a good deck for a mesh RTA. Wicking on this one was pretty easy for me personally but remember that there is a learning curve to it since it’s different from wicking non mesh RTAs and mesh coils love a lot of cotton. I wicked it just like I did for the profile unity since it worked great for the unity, which means sliding the cotton through, then cutting it on a downward 45 degree angle then stuffing it in the holes. I also did some fluffing of it personally prior to tucking it in then retrimming after i fluffed it as their cotton comes way too tightly packed and doing all that worked great for me and no dry hits and was able to chain vape easily. So overall i’d say most experienced builders should have no issue adapting to it, however new builds may find it troublesome and objectively probably more difficult than wicking a non mesh RTA Performance Performance wise, I used it as a mesh RTA only with the included Mesh Strips which are kanthal .15 ohm mesh strips rated at 50-70 watts and kanthal .2 ohm mesh strips rated at 40-60 watts. Rating wise I found the .15 best at 60 watts and the .2 best at 50 watts. With that said, the flavor on this was just poor. Low intensity and very muted. It’s as close to a flavorless vape as i’ve seen since the zathog RDA. After using their cotton the 1st time, I rewicked it with some kendo gold hoping it may make a difference, but it did not really and flavor was still very poor. I started with the .2 ohm coil. Then I went to the .15 ohm coil and only used kendo gold on that one and still again as close to a flavorless RTA as you can. Overall it’s an awful performer as a 50-60 watt RTA and even as a mesh RTA far behind that of the profile which while muted at least offers good intensity. The combination of going top airflow and mesh, 2 things known for muting flavors and lowering intensity resulted in a very expected poor performance.