REVIEW: Odis 25 RDA by Odis Collection and Design

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Odis 25
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Good day, eh!  Welcome to a Canadian review of a Canadian-designed device, the Odis 25.

Odis has long been synonymous with designing top-quality atomizers for the high-end vape market. With the introduction of their O-Atty in 2016, they shook the market by providing the clean styling and smooth airflow of a dedicated single coil atomizer meant specifically for flavor. Now they’ve brought the O-Atty into 2018 by releasing a 25mm version in late 2017, the next evolutionary stage for atomizers going into the future.

As mods get larger with the adoption of 2(x)100-series batteries, the market wants larger atomizers to accommodate them, and Odis has come through with a dedicated 25mm single coil dripper for us. But does it hold up to the legend of the 22mm version?

Let’s look over the device. It uses the same iconic angled teardrop side airflow design as its predecessors, and a similar clamp system. It has a very nice, clean-looking stainless steel barrel with no marking at all, and a wide bore drip tip. The juice well is ample for a single coil RDA (about 1.5ml). In true OC&D fashion, the device comes in a velvet bag, with the device and accessories bag in tow.

Inside the accessory bag, we get a Phillips-head screwdriver, two extra Phillips deck screws, and two o-rings. It’s a very basic bag, but it’s nice that it’s included in the higher-end atty spectrum, as usually you get no accessories at all. However, the lack of a squonk pin is disappointing.

The drip tip is functional. However, it’s a proprietary size—larger than an 810—so your current “Grennedy”-style tips will not fit. I feel this is an archaic way of designing an atomizer, as people like to customize their gear, and spend lots of money to get custom-made drip tips and beauty rings. Not allowing that self-expression on your device is a negative in my book.

The 25mm version of the O-Atty definitely accommodates a larger and more exotic coil than the 22mm version. This is desirable, considering the larger chamber.

I currently use a single fused clapton from Canadian legends SaddlehorseBlues, ohming out at .45 and running at 45W. It’s the perfect vape for me (cool, calm and collected is how I personally like my vape). However, at 70W on the same coil, it’s providing a very warm, satisfying vape for those looking for that style.

The build deck is restricted for a 25mm atomizer, due to the clamp-style system and how low-set the coil needs to be in the deck for proper airflow onto the coil. This means you can’t run extremely large exotic coils efficiently. Even if you were to fit them in, wicking them would be a near impossible. This is okay, though, as the device is not meant for cloud chasing; it’s meant as a flavour machine, and in my opinion, a simple fused Clapton at around the resistance I mentioned is going to provide you with all the flavour you could want.

Odis does offer different barrels for the atomizer: there’s a black Delrin, a clear PMMA, and a yellow Ultem option. This reviewer opted for the black Delrin, and it’s fantastic on the device. There is absolutely no heat transfer to the mouth. Unfortunately, the extra top cap is also the same proprietary drip tip size, and does not include an extra drip tip. So you’re left to transfer your originally-supplied tip. It does feel like the airflow opens up slightly more with the Delrin barrel, but it is very enjoyable. However, that option comes at a further cost of $40 CAD. When coupled on top of the $125 atomizer, it makes the Odis 25 a very pricey venture for the amateur vaper.

All in all, the device is fantastic. But it’s pricey, and the more you want out of it, the more expensive it gets. Not including a squonk pin is a very strange decision from Odis, as the industry is currently moving towards bottom feed devices en masse, and the inclusion of a BF pin is pretty much expected at this point. Offering different top caps is also very welcome. But the price point of these top caps is prohibitive for most people to even consider. Offering a master set of all top caps with the atomizer and BF pin for a reduced price would make for a great deal! Even ditching the SS barrel in favor of the PMMA, Delrin, or Ultem cap would be favourable. Yet, that is not how the device is sold. The lack of a standardized drip tip is also a major con.  Even including an adaptor to use 810 style tips or offering the extra top caps with 810 compatibility would have been a bonus. But again, the design choices seem opposed to allowing the user out-of-the-box customizability.

The Odis 25 is probably the best 25mm single coil atomizer on the market today. Other 25mm single coil options exist; however, the flavour is going to be hard to beat against the Odis 25. In order to get the look/functionality you want, you may be closer to the more expensive options, adding more accessories than you expected at the outset. But the flavour and vapour it provides is excellent. The machining quality is clearly fantastic, and the customer service from OC&D is top-notch. If you’re in the market for a 25mm single coil flavour atty, this is definitely one to seriously consider, and it makes me proud that its designed by a Canadian.

NOW TAKE OFF, EH!

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