Vandy Vape Bonza RDA review by Dan Willis

Review Date: 
20.05.2018

Vandy Vape Bonza RDA

Designed in collaboration with popular Australian YouTube vaping personality The Vaping Bogan, the Bonza RDA from Vandy Vape is a new 24mm BF capable RDA promising to deliver great performance at a wallet friendly price!  The Vaping Bogan is one of our favourite vape reviewers - if you don't mind a healthy amount of swearing and you love a good beer then make sure you subscribe to his channel.

Sporting The Vaping Bogan’s identifiable skull and crossbones logo, the Bonza RDA comes in a range of four different colour finishes, and has a resin wide bore drip tip included. Vandy Vape have scored some big hits recently, is the Bonza RDA another? Read on to find out...

Specs

  • 24mm width
  • 25.5mm height (excluding 510 connector and drip tip)
  • Designed in collaboration with The Vaping Bogan
  • Stainless Steel, Gold, Rainbow and Black finishes available
  • Resin wide bore drip tip
  • Easy to use build deck
  • Fixed screw clamp posts
  • Single and Dual Coil compatible 
  • Large adjustable side airflow
  • Comes with bottom feed pin for squonking and 510 pin 
  • Bottom feed directly to side juice wells

What’s in the Box?

The packaging is emblazoned with both the Vandy Vape and The Vaping Bogan logos, inside the box you get the Vandy Vape Bonza RDA, resin wide bore drip tip, 510 drip tip adaptor, spare cross head screws, spare O-rings, bottom feed pin, Allen key, screwdriver and a user manual.

Design and Build Quality

Manufactured from Stainless Steel, the Vandy Vape Bonza RDA is available in a range of four different colour finishes, and each has a lovely looking resin wide bore drip tip included! I received the Gold finish for review, and with the skull and crossbones logo on the front it really is a striking looking RDA!

The Bonza RDA measures in with a 24mm width, and it is fairly short too with a 25.5mm height excluding the drip tip and 510 connector. A 510 drip tip adaptor is included in the box should you wish to use drip tips with a narrower bore than the supplied wide bore resin drip tip.

At the base of the tank, Bonza RDA, a unique serial number and The Vaping Bogan’s signature are laser engraved on, and a 510 connector pin is installed as standard. This can be easily removed and switched out for the supplied BF pin if you want to use your Bonza RDA with a squonker.

I did have an issue whereby the top cap was extremely stiff and difficult to remove out of the box, however applying some high VG E-Liquid to the O-Rings helped to remedy this. The AFC was extremely stiff too, to the point where I couldn’t actually even turn it, again I needed to remove this and apply some VG to make it smoother!

Building the Vandy Vape Bonza RDA

As expected there is a large build deck present on the Bonza RDA with deep juice wells, this RDA is definitely built for big coils and with the amount of space you have here, it can easily accommodate them! You can shut one side of the airflow off to accommodate single coil builds too.

A two post build deck is present, with fixed screw clamp posts. Four screws are present on each post, and a single post hole is present on each post. A clamp is present at the base of each post.

Installing your coils is very easy in practice, one lead goes into the post hole and the other is clamped in at the base of the post. Your wick tails are placed in the juice wells, and if you have the BF pin installed the juice feeds directly into each well.

One of the screws in my Bonza RDA was too tight to remove from the post, no matter which flat head screwdriver I used! I needed a pair of needle nosed pliers to get it out in the end, which was slightly frustrating.

Airflow

Airflow on the Bonza RDA is located on each side of the top cap, and it consists of 15 small airflow holes that can be finely adjusted with the AFC. Both sides can be left open, or one side can be closed off to use single coil builds.

Performance

The Bonza RDA is built for low resistance builds and high power, and it delivers excellent performance when you do so! I’ve been favouring a 0.15ohm dual Clapton coil build in there, at 90-110W.

It handles high power very well indeed, with little noise coming from the airflow and a smoother draw than I expected! Flavour is pretty impressive, with a warm and tasty vape, and this can chuck clouds like no tomorrow!

Conclusion

For the price, the Bonza RDA delivers some huge cloud production and good flavour too! It’s easy to build on and can accommodate a wide variety of different coil builds. It’s a budget RDA that cloud chasers will love!

Many thanks to Healthcabin for sending in the Vandy Vape Bonza RDA to review, you can check out the Bonza RDA on their web site here https://www.healthcabin.net/vandyvape-bonza-maze-rda-c/2508_2681.html.  We are giving this beauty dripper away in a competition here - closing date May 28th 2018! 

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 Dan Willis
Article by Dan Willis
Dan was an early adopter of vaping as a way to quit smoking and has seen and done pretty much all there is to see and do in the vaping world! From Ego batteries to mechs and from rebuildables to pods there isn't much that Dan hasn't tried.