The Vandy Vape Kylin M Boro bridge is a perfect fit for boro style devices. A weird airflow adapter, but superb flavour and leak free make this a serious top 5 contender for cheap boro devices.
Vandy Vape Kylin M Bridge Verdict – 81%
There’s not many a mesh bridge available to those that enjoy the saturated vape these devices offer. In fact, I personally only know of the Orca Vape Ponte Mesh Boro RDTA and a bastardised version of the Exocet. Neither of these are particularly good; suffering leaking and airflow issues. Vandy Vape got onboard quickly and thankfully, by carrying over the deck from the Kylin M RTA, have managed what I consider, the first mesh bridge worth your time.
In order for Vandy Vape to fit the larger than average deck, a traditional bridge would not work. Instead, VV opted for a design similar to their Vessel bridge included with all Pulse AIOs. It’s an all inclusive unit that replaces the entire boro, much like the Vapesnail. This allows Vandy Vape to make use of a deck very similar to that of their (highly rated) Kylin M RTA.
The deck is a two “post design” where each end of your mesh strip slots into to create an arch for your cotton to sit underneath. Vandy Vape includes a shaping tool to get the arch just right and if you lose this, you’re going to have a bad time.
I’ve always struggled to install mesh properly, it’s real fiddly business and it’s no different on the Vandy Vape Kylin M bridge. Could be my fat sausage fingers, could just be a result of how mesh decks work.
Because mesh requires contact to your cotton from the top, your cottons sags during saturation and as a result, contact to the mesh strip is reduced. To aid with this, a spring loaded peak insulated platform is installed underneath the coil. This pushes your wick up into the bottom end of your mesh strip and ensures there’s adequate contact during the life of your mesh strip.
Wicking mesh is another hassle, but one I’ve started to get the hang of. If you’ve ever built a mesh deck, you know that you require half a plantation to get enough material in there for full contact. Now you have more cotton than the entire textile industry in your hand and you’re trying to thread it through a gap a quarter of its size while a ring of fluff forms around your feet trying to sacrifice you the the Chinese Gods of cheap t-shirts. That’s only half the battle, once you’ve got that giant ball of wick in there, you need to do the dance of bowtie cut and pray that you’ve cut the corners at the exact angle and length to fold down into the juice slots without having so much protrude that you can’t fit the top of the boro over the protruding ball.
If it sounds like a ball ache, that’s because it is, but it’s not limited to the Kylin M. If you want to use mesh, make your peace, the end result is worth it.
The Vandy Vape Kylin M Bridge boasts a maximum capacity of only 3ml, a good 2ml less than a typical boro device or tank with a realistic capacity of 3ml. It’s not huge by any means, but compromises had to be made for the deck size. Filling the tank is no different to any other all in one boro with a rubber bung covering a large port. Thankfully, no stupid glass sliding panel here.
Airflow, what an interesting design choice we have here. Want to adjust the amount of air on the fly? Nope, no can do. Micro-adjustments? Hell nah. If you want to change your airflow to any of the three different flow rates, you have to unscrew your 510 connector, take the Kylin M out and insert or remove what is probably the weirdest looking plastic airflow apparatus I’ve seen in my many years of vaping. The plastic prong like piece slots over the bottom of the Kylin M and covers the mesh style airflow slots on the side. Honestly, it’s a bit of a pain to use, but the airflow, once set, is so damn smooth.
I found the capacity a little on the small side, a miniscule 3ml. The bridge takes up a lot of quite a bit of space and because mesh vapes better at higher wattages, you’re ploughing through your reserves at an astonishing pace. You’re left filling it up more often than you would expect, keep that in consideration if planning on using this bridge out and about.
Flavour production is mesh level fantastic. Saturated and dense. Honestly, if you’ve never experienced a mesh RTA, you have to try it at least once. Granted, it may not be for everyone, but the Kylin M Bridge performs exceptionally well.
- Size: 24.4mm x 16.4mm x 38.2mm
- Capacity: 3ml
- Materials: Stainless Steel/Polycarbonate
- Weight: 135g
Vandy Vape Pulse Kylin M Bridge Conclusion
There are bridges out there that are miles better than the Kylin M, I’m not disputing that. What there isn’t though, is a better mesh bridge. Based on that alone, the Kylin M needs to be in your collection.
The experience it provides is unlike anything else in the billet box sphere. High-tier flavour, smooth as butter airflow and built like a tank.
It may be cumbersome to build on, less than ideal juice capacity and a ridiculous airflow system, but as a complete package, the Vandy Vape Kylin M Bridge is a solid investment.