Vandy Vape Kensei review - A winning RTA for flavor

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Vandy Vape Kensei

The Vandy Vape Kensei is the first RTA we tested in 2018 and we're really impressed with the overall performance. This 2ml/4ml champ has one of the best build decks out there and the airflow is super smooth. Comes with a juice flow control mechanism, however the RTA doesn't leak even when you fill it up with the slots wide open.

8.4 Ecigguides Editors' Rating

Expansion glass tube

Nicely designed build deck

Fits all types of coil builds


Juice flow control can be tricky to use at times 

Kensei: Fantastic design with an included resin drip tip

We're really big fans of the design and the resin drip tips are absolutely fantastic. We would like to see more and more manufacturers using this style drip tips because not only do they look great but they also feel very comfortable on the lips.

What you get in the Kensei box

The Vandy Vape Kensei comes packed in a transparent acrylic presentation box. Inside you will find the RTA itself, a 4ml bulb style glass tube, a Delrin drip tip, and a bag of accessories and spare parts. Besides the usual seals, screws, screwdrivers and keys you also get a tool to remove the glass section more easily.

Main features of the Kensei RTA

The RTA has a diameter of 24mm and it's built from top quality 303 stainless steel. Feels durable and the design is really nice. It comes with 18.5mm wide bore 810 resin drip tip as well as with an 18mm 810 Delrin drip tip. The tank has a serial number etched on the bottom and the 510 connector is gold plated.

Top cap on the Vandy Vape Kensei comes off quite easily and you have good access to the fill ports. The deck is also gold plated and has a very interesting design. The dual posts are staggered and this makes it much easier to work with beefy coils. It uses Philips head screws and these allow for a very nice grip. Airflow slots have a honeycomb design and deliver a very smooth overall experience.

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The 4ml bulb glass is a huge pro

With the RTA you also get a nice 4ml expansion glass tube. This doubles the e-liquid capacity and gives the tank a really nice look. The initial 2ml are nowhere near enough, considering in dual coil mode this bad boy goes through ejuice like a warm knife through butter. Vandy Vape probably did this to comply with TPD law and shipped the device without the bulb glass tube in the EU.

Kensei RTA: Performance and final words

Performance wise, the Vandy Vape Kensei is a very good RTA. It's well built, well designed and the 4ml capacity is reasonable for a tank this size. Airflow is great, the resin mouthpiece is a big pro and flavor is really impressive. We did have some issues with the juice flow control when it became stuck a couple of times, but nothing too serious. All in all a truly great product, reasonably priced and perfect for beginners and intermediate vapers. You can fit any type of coil inside and it's so easy to wick. It makes a perfect combo with the VooPoo Too mod!

Product Specifications
Brand:Vandy Vape
Built Material:Stainless Steel
Color:Gold, Silver
Weight:Under 100g

Rating of the Vandy Vape Kensei

8.4 Overall score
90 Score
Flavor 90
90 Score
Vapor Production 90
80 Score
Throat hit 80
80 Score
Price 80
80 Score
Overall quality 80

Posted by Sam Wagner

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My name is Sam and I’m an avid blogger and social media specialist. My two great passions are motorcycles and vaping. I love writing about my experiences and I’m usually the one testing all mods and vaporizers we receive. You will always find me fiddling with tank atomizers, building my own coils or steeping various e-liquid recipes.


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