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Best Vape Mods 2018 (Box Mods)

We share our picks for the best vape box mods.  Find the best ecig mod for your rig with the features you want.  More power? Temperature Control? Faster Firing!

Best Vape Mods for Clouds

Cloud Chasing mods for Direct Lung Vapers

Almost everyone likes blowing a huge cloud every now and then (or all of the time).  A lot of recent mods are capable of sub-ohm vaping, which is to say it is capable of handling lower ohm resistance builds.  

When finding the right mod for direct lung vaping, we are looking for a few features in particular:

  • capable of low ohm resistance builds. .1ohm lower bound is now available in wattage modes and .05ohm is common when using Temperature Control (TC) mode
  • capable of higher wattage for fast powering 
  • multiple batteries are a nice feature

To complete your cloud blowing rig, you are going to want to get a vape tank that has good airflow for huge lung draws as well as a high or max VG (vegetable glycerin) e-juice.  The VG is what actually causes the visible cloud in the vapor. 

VooPoo Drag 157W Box Mod collage

The VOOPOO DRAG 157W TC box mod features the GENE chip and is a absolute beast. The Drag, a dual 18650 box mod, hits like a champ and has a sleek, classic box mod look with all the most up to date features and safety protections.

The GENE chip has received accolades from vapers every where and for good reason. This chip is state of the art for vape mod technology. 

Not only can it do everything a high end chip such as the DNA chip found on super expensive mods can do but it is one of the fastest firing and most powerful chips around. 

The Drag is highly power efficient with a chip efficiency rating of 95% which translates into accurate and reliable power output regardless of whether the mod is in wattage or temperature control mode.

This mod has a smart VW (variable wattage) that can recommend the ideal output for the attached atomizer and can easily adjust. It even has a SUPER mode that activates between 130W and 157W for high wattage vapers.

Complimenting its slim, classic two battery design, the Drag also features a simplified display. This simplification makes the menu navigation take a little more effort than mods that feature displays on the mod face making this mod a bit difficult for new vapers but if you have been around mods a little bit you will fall in love.

Voopoo really went all out on the build quality of this mod. It is made from what seems like a solid piece of high quality stainless steel which give the mod a bit of heft and sturdy feel. The sides of the mod features on one side stylized laser etched DRAG and the other is a carbon fiber panel.

With a atomizer resistance range of 0.05 ohm to 3.0 ohm, high power output and a full featured and accurate temperature control and very fast firing this mod is a good fit for the vaper looking for strong performance.

Pros

  • uses the badass GENE chip
  • extremely fast firing and very powerful
  • looks great with sleek design, laser etching and carbon fiber
  • very high build quality
  • has a smart variable wattage that can automatically adjust and recommend ideal output based on resistance
  • has a SUPER mode for high wattage vaper
  • Temperature Control supports -  SS316, Ti, Ni200 and TCR
  • can fire down to 0.05ohm - even in TC mode
  • simplified display
  • strong battery door magnets
  • firmware upgradeable

Cons

  • slim width will lead to over hang with larger tanks

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Geekvape Blade 235w Rating: 9/10

GeekVape Blade 235W two battery mod collage

The GeekVape Blade vape is a quality two battery box mod kit that features the versatile and fast firing AS chipset.

The body of the Blade is made from an aircraft grade polymer (PPS), giving the mod durability, a lighter weight and an interesting tactile sensation that isn't slippery.

The 510 platform has a 25mm diameter and the pin is spring loaded. The mod has rounded edges with a curved top and bottom on the front. This curve gives it the mod an interesting look but limits the diameter of atomizer to 25mm without overhang.

On the back side, the battery door has prominent, stylized venting and is secured by four strong magnets with no rattle or looseness. 

This mod is able to use 3 types of batteries for lots of choice on power: 18650, 20700 and 21700. The sled is prefit for 20700/21700 with a secure fit on both. To use 18650s, GeekVape includes a tray that adapts the battery sled to size.

Overall, the GeekVape Blade is comfortable, performant mod that is fast firing and easy to use with a slew of battery options. 

Pros
  • mod has a comfortable hand feel and button position
  • AS chipset is fast firing, accurate and powerful
  • battery sled handles 20700, 21700 batteries by default (18650 with tray insert)
  • using 21700 batteries will give long lasting performance
  • the screen displays all the desirable information is a clean arrangement
  • the mod made from a durable, lightweight aircraft grade polymer (PPS)
  • comes in a bright color blend but also available in standard matte black and a blue
Cons
  • contoured bottom of mod can make it easier to tip that other mods
  • the 18650 tray seems a bit tight
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Smoant Cylon 218w Tc Rating: 9/10

Smoant Cylon 218W Box Mod collage

The Smoant Cylon is a dual 18650 218W box mod that is fast firing with strong performance from the Ant218 v2 chipset, is easy to use and comfortable to hold as well as fire.

On the top of the mod, the spring loaded 510 is firm and well secured by a perfectly flush, wide, surrounding top plate.

The central placement of the 510 pin is fantastic and enables the use of very wide diameter tanks, up to 30mm with no overhang or aesthetic issues!

The 18650 batteries are bottom loading and the battery door is utilizes a slide and lock system, which is easy to secure but may be a little on the loose side.

The color screen is large and bright. This mod has a very easy to use menu system with a lot of options.  During regular usage mode, the display has multiple layouts including a simple display with a changeable wallpaper and a second display with a speedometer design that looks cool and is fun.

This mod has a comfortable hand feel and a large fire button on the side of the device for index finger firing.

Overall, the Smoant Cylon is a comfortable, two battery mod with great performance, particularly for variable wattage vapers.

Pros

  • fast firing, accurate and high powered
  • large tanks are no problem thanks to central placement of the 510 pin (even 30mm looks good!)
  • large well placed button for easy firing (on the side for index finger triggering)
  • comfortable hand feel
  • huge color screen with cool firing display 
  • easy to use menu system
  • batteries are bottom loading and secured with a slide and lock system
  • able to set your own wattage curves

Cons

  • fire button needs to depressed in the center to top area
  • has recommended ohm resistances for TC wires

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Smoant Battlestar 200w Rating: 9/10

Smoant Battlestar Collage

The Smoant Battlestar was first released back in the second half of 2016 and has been one of the vape community's favorite two battery mods ever since.  It is powerful, feels good in the hand and is good looking.

Able to handle down to 0.1ohms, this mod is fast firing and is able to handle pretty much any build.  The Battlestar with go up to 200w in wattage mode but can also handle nichrome, titanium and three types of stainless steel in temperature control mode. It even has TCR for a more custom TC experience. 

It was the first two battery mod to feature the faux triangle shape that has become something of a trend. This shape gives it a comfortable hand feel and is easy to fire with the finger or thumb depending on positioning.


Pros

  • powerful device, fires down to .1 ohms at wattage up to 200w and supports temperature control for Ni, Ti, three types of stainless steel and has TCR for customization
  • ergonomic shape that feels good in the hand and can be fired with index finger or thumb based on your hand position
  • recessed area around spring loaded 510 pin for handling seepage
  • strong build quality and no more button rattle (Thanks Smoant for listening to customers)
  • magnetic secured battery door
  • usb charging and firmware upgradeable
  • reverse battery, low resistance, low input voltage, short circuit, overheating protection

Cons

  • only fires up to 1.3 ohm but that is low wattage vaping territory and this mod may be overpowered for that situation

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Augvape V200 Box Mod Rating: 9/10

Augvape V200 Box Mod Collage

Inspired by a powerful car engine, the Augvape V200 is a dual 18650 200W box mod that has a different style than other mods out there. 

It has a tough looking design and features a prominent, knotched button offset on the top right of the device. It is rotatable to scroll up and down in the settings and wattage (one watt increments! nice!). 

There is no menu to navigate which keeps things easy, just different modes and wattage is adjustable.

The fire button is actually the top of screen believe it or not and it works pretty well for a click thumb fire.

This mod has three modes:

  • a normal variable wattage mode
  • V mode - a faster ramp up setting that provides stable power at higher wattages (most users will be happy with this mode)
  • BYPASS mode for classic mechanical style usage (advanced user mode - don't recommend this mode for new vapers)

There is no temperature control on this device which keeps things simple, particularly for vapers that don't use TC anyway!

The slide and lock bottom battery door is quite secure and isn't loose which has been a problem for these type of doors in the past. Battery orientation is clearly marked, which is a nice thing to see. For people worried about the lack of visible battery venting, the gap around the door acts as venting.

On the top of the mod, the platform surrounding the centrally located 510 is slightly raised, fitting 24mm and 25mm tanks perfectly but larger diameter atomizers will experience a slight gap.

Overall, the V200 is a strong performing variable wattage device for vapers that are looking to keep things simple, yet not sacrifice any power.

Pros

  • Fires right away
  • simple and straight forward to use!
  • top of the screen is a clicky thumb fired button that feels natural
  • wattage adjusts in one watt increments
  • centrally located 510 pin
  • secure slide and lock bottom battery door which is clearly marked
  • interesting fire mechanism and rotating adjustment buttons
  • bright, clean display and dimmable screen
  • comes in matte black, red and white
  • the included micro USB is pretty nice and is wrapped with a red nylon fiber

Cons

  • no temperature control but not a problem if you don't do TC
  • the contact is slightly raised which causes a bit of gap on 28-30mm atomizers
  • raised edge on the sides of the mod could bother some people

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Smoant Charon 218w Tc Rating: 9/10

smoant charon 218w mod

The Smoant Charon 218w TC box mod is a very strong performing dual 18650 device.  Shaped in a familiar kind of configuration for a two battery device, it comes in gold black, stainless and bronze and has lots of wraps that you can put on the battery door to make it more customized.

Using the Ant218 chipset, this device is able to fire down to 0.1ohm and can handle Ni200, titanium (Ti), stainless steel 316 (Sus316) and nichrome (NCR), as well as TCRs and custom temperature curves (supported through use of software).

Similar to the Battlestar in many ways, the Charon is very fast firing with no real discernible delay between pressing the fire button and getting action.  

The menu system is super easy to use and switching modes is a snap. 

Overall this is a very good device selection for any vaper looking for a versatile yet easy to use mod.


Pros

  • very fast firing like the Battlestar with lots of protections built in
  • fires down to 0.05ohm and features automatic resistance lock
  • solid feeling device with no battery or button rattle (high build quality)
  • clicky fire button
  • very easy to use menu system and mode switching
  • will handle up to 25mm tanks without overhang
  • temperature control capable (Ni, Ti, SS) with TCRs for custom temperature control
  • firmware upgradeable 
  • a good (and more affordable) alternative to DNA based devices
  • battery venting is fairly prominent 
  • well fitting, easy to remove battery door with a enjoyable feeling leather wrap
  • spring loaded 510

Cons

  • Smoant products while very good, aren't available at most retailers.
  • custom temperature curves are controlled with software instead of on device, but not many people actually mess with curves

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Smok Alien 220w Mod Rating: 9/10

Smok Alien 220 - collage

This squeeze-fired two-battery mod from SMOK, quickly became one of their most popular mods ever for good reason. This mod has inspired many of their more recently released devices, making this mod a classic. It is featured in one of the best selling two battery mod vape starter kits of all time.

The Alien has one of the most informative and well designed display screens. This mod utilizes a familiar button click pattern for powering on and off as well as adjusting the settings in the menu system.

It is a 220w, firmware upgradeable, high functionality vape mod that is easy to use and is very comfortable to fire. The Alien 220w has one of the best squeeze fire bars on the market, which has been imitated many times but never quite replicated.

Swapping batteries is fast with a quick release bottom battery door, saving precious time when you need to get some fresh power and get back to what you were doing.

Pros

  • Two Battery - 220w device with Ni/Ti/SS TC modes as well as TCR
  • Squeeze Fired instead of button triggered, an enjoyable feature and welcomed change from just seeing front fire mods
  • Most informative and well-layed out display screens we have seen
  • easily upgradeable firmware
  • aesthetically pleasing with different color accents to match your style
  • looks good with 24s and 25s
  • secure bottom loading battery compartment

Cons

  • bottom battery door can be awkward to open
  • have seen reports of button bar rattle but have not experienced with pictured unit

Smok Gx 2/4 Apv Box Mod Rating: 9/10

Smok GX 2/4 - two / four battery APV box mod

The Smok GX 2/4 APV (advanced personal vaporizer) box mod seems to be the spiritual successor to the Alien 220W.  It is stylish, well designed, and powerful.

When the Alien was first released it was received extremely well. It was the everyday workhorse mod for a large number of vapers including myself.  This mod has become started to take over that spot.

It has the ability to fire up to 350W when using four batteries and 220W in two battery mode.  The mod features a slim profile squeeze or front firing bar that is natural feeling to depress.

Smok bills the GX2/4 as the smallest two battery mods on the market and when in 4 battery mode it isn't much bigger than some three battery mods.

If you are looking for a powerful mod that is also easy to use and also looks attractive, this may be the mod for you.

Pros

  • squeeze fired with a slim profile front fire bar (feels natural)
  • two battery (220W) and four battery configurations (350W) with four battery door included
  • very well designed, sleek and stylish looking , high build quality
  • upgraded paint (very smooth like a waxed car) in a variety of colors
  • can take 25mm tanks without overhang 
  • comfortable in the hand
  • spring loaded 510 pin

Cons

  • fire bar is slightly offset in two battery mode and perfectly centered when in four battery mode (may be a con to some)

Best Single Battery Mod

Lower wattage, Mouth to Lung (MTL) vaping and vaping on the GO!

A lot of new vapers and recent ex-smokers are really well served by getting a vape starter kit as it cuts down on the extra pieces like tanks and batteries.

Vapers that already have a good MTL vape tank or other tank in mind however are going to want to look for a few features to make the right selection.  

Features that you want in a mod for quitting smoking, lower wattage (50w and under) and MTL vaping:

  • Small and portable for easy storage as well as possible stealth
  • single 18650 battery (due to size) or perhaps a built-in battery
  • regulated device for safety features such as battery protections
  • on/off capability for safe storage
  • ability to take a common 510 threaded tank capable of mouth to lung hits

Getting a single battery mod that can handle a 26650 will accomplish the same tasks as a slightly smaller 18650 only mod but comes with the added benefit of longer battery life and higher wattage ranges.

Geekvape Aegis Rating: 9/10

Got fumble fingers or like the great outdoors? The GeekVape Aegis is a very sturdy mod that is shockproof, waterproof and dust proof.  This is the perfect device for the vaper who wants a durable, quality mod.

Pros

  • Shockproof (drop resistant), Waterproof and Dust proof! This is the perfect outside vape mod. The Aegis has a very high build quality.
  • Very durable, sturdy feeling mod with a bit of weight to it
  • extremely fast firing! (the fastest we have tested). Firing seems near instantaneous and GeekVape claims 0.015 seconds.
  • will fire down to 0.05 ohms 
  • large, ergonomic front firing button
  • the Aegis is a single battery mod
  • perfect fit for the 26650 battery size as well as the 18650 with the included battery adapter
  • can handle all the temperature control wires, plus has TCRs and variable power curves
  • Features a well laid out display screen with easily adjustable screen brightness.

Cons

  • Takes a bit of extra time to replace the batteries that most people are used to as you have to unscrew a water tight cap.
  • USB firmware upgrading is a serious pain due to watertight design but default firmware is pretty good.

Vaporesso Nebula Rating: 8/10

Vaporesso Nebula

The Nebula from Vaporesso is a single battery mod (capable of using either standard 18650 or the wider 26650).   It features the new OMNI board which is capable of a bunch of cool features, such as custom firing curves in both wattage and TC mods, in addition to features that vapers have come to expect.

Pros

  • It is small. Particularly for a mod capable of taking a 26650, easily fitting in the hand. 
  • Ergonomic design with comfortable hand feel.  Has a pleasant feeling textured back plate and trigger front firing button.
  • The width of the device is able to take a 25mm tank and still look great
  • Has smart VW for estimating optimal firing based on coil resistance. Helps prevent those overfiring situations when you switch your tanks.
  • Custom firing curves for wattage and TC in addition to TCR modes. Curves mode really lets you get a custom vape tailored to your tastes.
  • The mod is capable of firing up to 100w (80 with 18650) which is more than you would want single battery, just for battery life. This is not a mod for high watt vaping. (comes with a battery adapter for using the 18650 option)
  • Has an extra mode button to stay away from those annoying multiple button press menu design seen on many other mods

Cons

  • Surface picks up fingerprints
  • the design aesthetics may not be for everyone
  • very slight firing delay

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Best Vape Tanks 2018 (Sub-Ohm and RTA)

We are including the best tanks, RTAs (rebuildable tank atomizers) as well as sub-ohm (replaceable cartridge) tanks, for cloud chasers and flavor chasers alike. Find the tank that suits you best.

Best Sub-Ohm Tanks for Clouds (Clearomizers)

Tanks or consistent cloud chasing (direct lung vaping)

Sub-Ohm tanks have come to be understood to mean: tank with a pre-built coil insert that has a low resistance.  

Features that we want to see in a sub-ohm cloud tank:

  • well designed pre-built coil
  • coils must be widely available and easy to acquire
  • good airflow that is controllable
  • easy to fill
  • good juice flow to prevent dry hits

Vaporesso Cascade Rating: 9/10

Vaporesso Cascade collage

The Vaporesso Cascade is a 25mm diameter sub-ohm tank that can hold 7ml of e-juice and can handle up to 200W (although the GTM 8 coil gives the best performace under 150W).

Filling the tank to capacity is easy with the slide top fill port. 

The liquid sits in the glass up top as usual and the juice cascades down to sit around the coils, instead of the coil just being parked in the juice.

It comes with two GTM coils, one 0.4 ohm (40-80W) and one GTM8 coil (0.15 ohm quadruple vertical coil) that can go from 80 to 200W. 

Vaporesso also included a GT coil adapter that lets you use GT family coils for the Vaporesso NRG tank as well as Smok TFV8 Baby Beast coils which is pretty cool. 

The coils themselves have double o-rings and are plug style just like the Uwell Crown 3, which is a convenient feature.

Around the base is triple adjustable airflow which provides more than enough airflow to give a pretty huge cloud. The adjustment ring is smooth and has some raised shapes around the ring which provides plenty of grip.

Using the GTM 8 with the quad coil and the airflow open, the flavor is pretty good and the clouds are gigantic! The Vaporesso Cascade provides plenty of vapor production that is sure to satisfy pretty much any cloud chaser.

Pros

  • Huge clouds! Particularly on the GTM 8 coil, but could get similar results with the coil adapter
  • Pretty good flavor
  • easy to use plug style coils
  • cool coil adapter for using Vaporesso NRG coils and Smok TFV8 Baby Beast coils
  • comes stainless, matte black, Rainbow metal as well as metallic blue and red

Cons

  • kinda weird to have such a big tank and no 810 drip tip
  • has a bubble glass appearance that may not appeal to everyone but the design does accomodate more juice

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Best All Around Sub-ohm Tank

tank for normal vapers that arent looking for just clouds

Smok TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank collage

The Smok TFV12 Prince is the new workhorse for the Smok family of starter kits. 

It has the strong flavor of the Big Baby and the clouds of the cloud beast with an incredible 8ml capacity!

It comes with three coils: 

  • one T10 - decuple coil with 5 sets of dual coils for max flavor
  • one X6 - a sextuple coil head with two triple coils for a mix of strong flavor with a restricted lung hit. Probably a good fit for most vapers.
  • one Q4 - a single quadruple coil head that has good flavor and the biggest clouds in the line up

The TFV12 Prince coil heads have a limited break in period and last for what seems like a long period of time compared to other traditional sub-ohm coils. 

Smok is releasing mesh and net coil heads with even better flavor and longer life. Mesh sub-ohm coils is the future it seems and Smok isn't letting it sail past.

The tank has a locking hinged top fill which works well and no more accidental openings like with the Big Baby.

With the convex glass installed, which doesn't have a terrible round shape, the Prince has a huge 8ml capacity and 5ml with the standard glass.

Smok includes a color matching, tight fitting 810 drip tip with a snake skin appearance that really makes this tank stand out looks wise.

The Smok TFV12 Prince is a good pick for most vapers. It looks good, has high capacity and performs well thanks to its large selection of widely available and versatile coil family, which now includes mesh coils! It produces strong, saturated flavor and chucks huge clouds. 

Pros

  • strong, saturated, on point flavor
  • dense, huge cloud production - depends on coil choice however
  • high capacity with convex glass
  • comes with three different coils - from huge clouds with Q4, a mix X6 and flavor with T10
  • Smok is releasing Mesh and Strip coils for this tank for huge flavor and long life!
  • coils are available everywhere!
  • looks good with cool scale color matching tip
  • easy disassembly 

Cons

  • drip tip is proprietary and won't take regular 810s unfortunately

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Uwell Crown 3 Rating: 9/10

Version 2 wasn't as well received as the original but now the Uwell Crown 3 has been released and has brought a lot of attention. Everyone is talking about how the new version has brought back the glory to the Crown sub-ohm tanks and this may be the best version yet.

This tank is a real beast. Amazing flavor, great airflow, lots of vapor. 

The Crown 3 is a 24.5mm wide vape tank that can hold up to 5ml of juice.  It features an anti-leak top fill system that has two 3mm by 6.5mm fill ports.  

The  "precision adjustable triple airflow system" that has three 11mm x 2mm bottom airflow slots which provide all the air needed for any vaper. 

The Crown 3 coils use the new "plug and pull" system that has no threads!  Just unscrew the bottom of the tank, pull the coil, plug in the replacement and that's it. Super easy!

Uwell has included 2 stainless steel (sus316) coils one .25ohm (80-90W) and one .5ohm (70-80W) which are parallel vertical coils with 3 juice channels for fast, even wicking.  

Another feature is a two piece locking system, which consists of a locking nut and key, that keeps the tank from coming apart when unscrewing the top or bottom.  Interesting but if you don't like using it, you can just remove it as it is not necessary.

Overall, this a very good sub-ohm tank (under 100w) that goes well with two battery mod.

Pros

  • Great Flavor! 
  • Lots of vapor production!
  • coils are super easy to replace and have a very short break in period
  • The build quality of this tank is high. It has a really well thought out design and excellent machining.
  • has a minimum juice indicator on the side of the chimney / coil housing that helps prevent those dry hits
  • comes with 2 SS (SUS316) coils (.25ohm and .5 ohm), a nice 510 but is easily replaceable, one replacement quartz glass, a uwell crown key (a tool for locking the tank to prevent disassembly) and the usual spare parts

Cons

  • The top fill system always seems to have a bit of juice on it but not a big deal.
  • The coils may be slightly underrated. They seem to perform best at the upper end of the recommended wattage range.

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Uwell Valyrian Rating: 9/10

Uwell Valyrian Collage

The Uwell Valyrian is the new sub-ohm tank from Uwell that takes several design cues from its sister tank, the enormously popular Uwell Crown line. 

Uwell designers tried to up the ante when they decided to add some extra features and a new quad coil system to make this a high quality sub-ohm tank with high performance.

One of the major pluses of this tank is the push button flip top. Filling is made fast, easy and convenient with its hinged design. The top is lined so leaking isn't a worry, however the hinge feels a little loose but doesn't effect the utility of this design.

The Valyrian features a new 0.15ohm quad coil design with the coils attached with the standard style threading.

Having quad coils packed into a wide housing really boosts flavor and vapor production. With lots of surface area on the coils to breath and come into contact with the wicking, ramp up time is very low and the vapor is thick and flavorful. 

The coils also features wide wicking ports which help for those rapid succession chain hits we all love.The draw back to fast wicking, thick vapor production and high power is the Valyrian is a bit of a thirsty beast.

In addition to the new coils, Uwell also features a new design element: swappable shaped airflow pins. There are two pins included, in addition to the default pin. These shaped pins are actually the contact with your mod and extend into the chimney opening in the coil. 

By default, the normal pin is installed, which doesn't extend. This one can be replaced with a spiral shaped pin to swirl the air giving it a kind of vortex or a wave pin which takes up some extra space boosting the flavor by condensing the air. Pretty cool little customization feature for sub-ohm vapers.

Overall, Uwell has released a high quality, high powered sub-ohm tank that really provides a very enjoyable experience with lots of flavor and vapor production.

Pros

  • hinged push button release top fill cap (Very Nice!)
  • very good, easily controllable triple airflow
  • lots of vapor production from the wide sub-ohm quad coils
  • fast coil break-in period on the coils
  • widely available coils

Cons

  • thirsty

Best Flavor Sub-ohm Tank


Freemax Fireluke Mesh Rating: 10/10

FreeMax FireLuke Mesh Sub-ohm collage

The FreeMax FireLuke Mesh is a fantastic 24mm sub-ohm tank with several unique design choices, coming in a hatched (to resemble a mesh grid) stainless steel body in several colors. 

This tank is also available with varied colors of Resin and Carbon Fiber for vapers that don't find the hatched grid look appealing.

The FireLuke has classic clearomizer design features such as adjustable two slot bottom airflow, basic coil configuration and screw on top fill with large kidney shaped juice ports.

So what is so special about the FireLuke? The mesh sub-ohm coils!

Building with wire mesh is a real pain but these sub-ohm coils are simply incredible! 

The flavor coming from these coils is top notch and the best part is that the coils keep performing well for a really long time!

With most sub-ohm coils, the flavor really starts the drop after around 50-60ml or a few days but these coils keep vaping like new for far longer up to two weeks so far. 

This tank keeps putting out incredible tasty vape and the coils keep on trucking for weeks? Imagine the savings when you don't have to pop a new coil in every few days!

Pros

  • Great Flavor!
  • the coils last a really long time!
  • Big savings with long lasting coils
  • classic design with slotted bottom airflow
  • easy to use classic screw on top fill with really wide fill ports
  • lots of different designs with either  hatched stainless steel, carbon fiber and resin
  • lots of different color choices and matching coil colors
  • 810 drip tip capable and comes with one

Cons

  • default grid hatching may not be for everyone but the tank is available with a Resin or colored Carbon Fiber exterior
  • no 510 adapter but not really a big deal 

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HorizonTech Falcon Sub-Ohm Tank collage

Looking at the HorizonTech Falcon nothing seems to really jump out about it. At first glance actually resembles the Uwell Valyrian quite a bit, but the looks are secondary on this tank.

The top fill on the Falcon is threaded but the top can be undone with just a quarter to half turn making refills pretty quick.

The best thing about the Falcon, is the awesome flavor being produced by this sub-ohm tank. While it also produces quite a bit of vapor, like most tanks these days, the flavor is top shelf.

The Falcon family of coils are really something new that we haven't seen before. Instead of plain organic cotton for wicking material, the coils that come with the tank (F1 and M1) use a combination of 70% organic cotton and 30% wood pulp. 

The F2 and F3 coils, which aren't included, contain flax fiber and flax paper respectively.

Adding the wood pulp helps the coils really soak up the juice quick which helps to reduce the chance of getting a dry hit on chain drags. 

This new combination of material really doesn't have much a break in period either! Right from the start the flavor is pretty fresh.

The F1 coil that comes with the tank comes with the enhanced wicking material and in a parallel coil configuration. The flavor from the F1 is pretty good.

The best coil for the Falcon may not be the F1 but the M1 mesh coils. 

Like the FreeMax FireLuke Mesh, the Falcon when utilizing the mesh sub-ohm coil is fantastic. The mesh M1 coils produce simply incredible flavor and last what seems like forever. 

The best part of them lasting so long is they don't experience a degradation in flavor like your standard sub-ohm coils.

With the Falcon you can install some enhanced wicking sub-ohm coils, like the F1, F2, or F3 and get decent performance but you really should stick with the M1 mesh coils.

Amazing flavor and the coils really last.

Pros

  • Great flavor!
  • Amazing coils! (particularly the M1 Mesh coils)
  • these innovative coils utilize a combination of organic cotton and wood pulp for maximum wicking
  • good vapor production and nice airflow
  • high capacity 5ml and 7ml respectively depending on tank glass
  • half turn top fill
  • wide range of metallic colors

Cons

  • recommended rest time after first filling the tank is 10 minutes which is a bit longer than normal

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Aspire Cleito Exo Rating: 9/10

Aspire Cleito EXO - collage

The Cleito EXO is the update to widely popular Cleito sub-ohm tank.  Some big changes have been made but this tank still delivers amazing flavor at an amazing price.  

The design for the Cleito was very straight forward, as well as traditional, and delivered great results.  The EXO got rid of some standard features such as bottom controlled airflow along with the glass tank in favor of top down airflow built right into the PCTG barrel that is impact and chemical resistant.  No more breakage and it is also designed to prevent leakage. The new airflow design provides a non-adjustable restricted lung hit that is a similar draw to the Augvape Merlin.

The design of the tank is based around the coil, which uses it as the entire chimney. Aspire altered classic Aspire Cleito coils, which it is still able to use and even comes with one, to have a wider chimney housing.    It still contains the same clapton wire but now has a lower resistance and has an extra wicking port. 

However when the EXO coil is in place the tank capacity drops from 3.5 ml with the classic coil down to 2 ml making this tank TPD complaint for the U.K.  Both coil types perform well, but I prefer the .4 ohm classic coil.

At under $20 for the tank and the coils are widely available thanks to backwards compatability, picking up one of these toppers is an easy choice.

Pros

  • huge flavor! The clapton wire inside the coil insert really shines.
  • smooth draw with a restricted lung hit. A very enjoyable vape.
  • comes with a .16 ohm EXO coil and a .4 ohm classic Cleito coil
  • no glass to break! This feature is quite nice for the more accident prone among us, believe me.
Cons

  • uses a delrin sleeve instead of an actual drip tip 
  • if you are looking for controllable airflow and/or glass check out the classic Aspire Cleito!

Price: very affordable - under $20!
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Aspire Cleito Sub-Ohm Tank Rating: 9/10

Aspire Cleito SubOhm Tank

This is a very simple designed sub-ohm tank that delivers plenty of air flow for good vapor production but was designed for max flavor.

The coil uses a vertical spaced clapton coil and acts as the chimney also making the flavor go right off the chart. Coils come in two resistances and are very common, available at pretty much every vape shop.

If you are looking for an affordable, straight forward, direct lung flavor chasing sub-ohm with controllable bottom airflow, this is the tank for you.

Pros

  • designed give the most flavor!
  • The coil pack / coil heads for this tank are widely available and relatively inexpensive.
  • simple chimney design that provides plenty of airflow 
  • Affordable!

Cons

  • since the coil and chimney are connected right to the top cap, the top can heat up but Aspire included a heat sleeve to prevent discomfort.

Price: under $20

Flavor Mouth to Lung Sub-ohm Tank


Innokin Zenith Mtl Rating: 9/10

Innokin Zenith MTL Sub-Ohm Tank collage

The Zenith is a fantastic, low wattage, mouth to lung (MTL) sub-ohm tank design by Phil Busardo and the Vaping Greek. 

This tank is the perfect fit for current or recent ex-smokers. When paired with a higher nicotine content tobacco flavored e-liquid, shut the air down to one air hole and this tank could really make a change in someone's life.

It is also great for sub-ohm vapers looking for a good MTL flavor chaser.

Filling the tank is quite straight forward as the Zenith uses a twist to fill design featuring a quite large single fill port.

The tank portion itself is made of glass which is surrounded on the outsides by a metal exoskeleton as seen in other tanks. This gives the tank a juice window appearance which is good for checking the juice level. 

The glass is partially protected by the metal but if the glass is somehow broken, it isn't replaceable.

There are five bottom airflow holes on one side of the tank, each of the same dimension, with a easily gripped bottom airflow ring for adjustment. 

The airflow can use a single airflow hole up to using all five, which is considered fully open.

This tank is capable of some serious old school mtl flavor chasing with a single air hole (even one partially closed). A very restricted direct lung is achievable with the airflow wide open. The best flavor however comes from three or less airflow holes.

Included with the Zenith are two pretty good 510 drip tips. One of the tips is the standard straight tip and the other is a lip contoured tip. Both tips are quite usable.

Included with the tank are two kanthal coils, one 1.6ohm and one 0.8ohm. 

The coils are pretty simple to install as they are pluggable and are notched to correspond with the chassis. The notches are used to align the wicking ports on the coil with a psuedo juice flow control that is closed when the top fill is opened and vice versa. 

The weird thing about the coils is that the break-in time seems quite short on the 0.8ohm coil and 1.6 ohm coil takes half a tank or more to break in. 

The coils are rated for best use under 18W, so pairing it with a small single battery regulated mod would be a good fit.

While none of the features are new on this tank, it is a great mtl sub-ohm tank that provides a rich, flavorful vape experience.

Pros

  • Mouth to lung flavor chasing! 
  • pretty good airflow control allowing a single hole to be left open all the way to all five
  • airflow is easily gripped with adjustment stops on either side
  • twist to fill system is great and even closes off the wicking channels on the coils
  • the coils use a plug style insertion system which is great
  • includes two pretty good Delrin 510 drip tips; one regular and one contoured
  • comes in stainless steel, black or red


Cons

  • fill port doesn't match the color of the tank on the black or red version
  • glass isn't replaceable as it is a metal cage (partially protected)
  • break-in time on the 1.6 ohm coils fairly long compared to 0.8ohm coil

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Classic Sub-Ohm Tanks


Smok TFV8 Big Baby Beast Subohm tank collage

Smok offers the Big Baby Beast which is a 24mm tank that is right between the Baby and the Cloud Beast.  

This tank is hugely popular and is featured in several of the sub-ohm vape kits currently being offered by Smok.  Thanks to its wide usage by vapers, coils are fairly cheap and can be found in pretty much every vape shop or store on the planet.

It produces huge, dense clouds and pretty good flavor which can all be customized thanks to a huge variety of coil options available in the V8 Baby line of coils.  Low ohm, high ohm, huge airflow, restricted airflow, multiple coils are all available.

This tank is has a simple and effective design, with easy swap coils, swivel top with wide juice port, lots of airflow and a large included Delrin drip tip.

Pros

This is a high performance, well designed sub-ohm tank that comes with:

  • swivel, top fill cap
  • comes with 2 Baby coils with various resistances (.15 quad and .2 sextuple)
  • replacement coil inserts are widely available 
  • RBA deck (an add-on that comes with tank but has to be purchased separately if the tank is part of a kit)
  • lots of airflow 
  • drip tip adapter

Cons

need to switch glass to use the RBA section

Price: $30

Best RTA Tank for Clouds

Rebuildable Cloud Tanks

Geekvape Griffin RTA showing the velocity deck

Velocity Deck

When selecting a rebuildable tank atomizer (RTA) for clouds, there are a few primary features that you want:

  • a easy to use build deck (we enjoy building on velocity style decks)
  • a spacious chamber section to house larger coil or more exotic coil builds such as macro coils or clapton builds
  • lots of airflow available to move over the coils 
A good example of a classic modern RTA tank design is the GeekVape Griffin.  This design has become an 'inspiration' for big section of the vape companies out there.  It has a velocity deck that is super easy to build and get a balanced set of coils on each side.

Notice the air flow ports placed directly underneath where the coils would be placed to get a good mixture of air and vapor on a huge lung hit.  At the bottom of the tank is a really wide air control slot.

Other items that you would want to pair with your cloud chasing rig would be a juice with a higher VG to PG ratio.  Since the vegetable glycerin (VG) is what actually cause the cloud, an 80/20 juice to max VG (just VG no PG other than the additives) would be recommended.

Getting the right mod is also important.  When sub-ohm vaping you need a mod that has lower resistance capability as well as higher wattage capability to achieve faster firing and more rapid heating of the coil. It is always a huge plus to get the safety protections to prevent any catastrophic failures.

GeekVape Zeus Dual Coil RTA collage

Following up on the hit single, the Geekvape Zeus Dual Coil RTA is a real strong performer with lots of great benefits from great flavor and easy builds, but the best part is that it is LEAK PROOF!

Being leak proof is a feature of the top airflow, bottom loading deck design we have seen a few times before, such as with the OBS Engine and the Digiflavor Themis, both really awesome RTAs.

For those that are unaware, GeekVape and Digiflavor are sister companies who often borrow innovations from each other to enhance their own products. 

There are several similarities between the Zeus dual and the Digiflavor Themis including the overall leak proof design, quarter turn top fill, the build deck, internal airflow and sloped base. There are obvious external differences including Zeus lacking the metal cage around the chimney found on the Themis.

Airflow on the Zeus comes in to top airslots, then into the barrel, where in flows past the deck and then back up the two air slots cut into the deck, giving it a pseudo bottom airflow performance. With this design, the deck doesn't need to be locked in place as the airflow is the same no matter how the deck is aligned.

The deck on the Zeus is the standard four terminal postless build deck that will take single or dual coil builds. There are raised air channels on the sides and two large wicking channels cut into the side. When building this deck, leave the wicks just long enough to tuck into the base to prevent choking the juice flow. 

After building the deck, it loads right up into the chamber, tighten and it couldn't be easier.

Filling the tank is very simple. The top comes off with a locking quarter turn, which is easy and secure. On the underside of the top is a silicone gasket for preventing any seepage. Straight from the factory, Zeus holds only 4ml of juice, but can be expanded to 5.5ml with a bubble glass but unfortunately it is a separate purchase.

Overall, this is a really good top airflow RTA with great flavor and NO LEAKS!

Pros

  • LEAK PROOF design
  • smooth top airflow
  • great flavor and vapor production for an fantastic vape experience
  • easy to build postless deck
  • standard four terminal postless build deck for single or dual coil builds
  • easy to use large wicking slots
  • 810 drip tip compatible (comes with a decent one)
  • includes a drip tip adapter
  • comes in matte stainless steel, gunmetal, matte black and a metallic blue

Cons

  • the screws and holes could have been bigger for easier access
  • bubble glass separate but cheap (would recommend adding to your purchase)


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Digiflavor Themis Dual Coil RTA

The Digiflavor Themis a leak proof, top airflow, dual coil post-less build deck RTA. If you liked the OBS Engine, which is a great RTA, you will like the Themis RTA.

It is LEAK PROOF! There isn't any seepage collecting under or around the bottom, it doesn't flood (unless there isn't enough cotton) and it doesn't drain if it gets left on its side. If you have problems wicking other RTAs, this is one to try.

The build deck is a four terminal post-less design that can handle single or dual coil builds as usual. 

The build deck loads into the bottom of the RTA and locks into the chimney keeping the coils perfectly aligned with the airflow slots.

The deck features two half moon wicking channels that have small holes in the bottom to allow juice to come in from the bottom and get soaked up by your wicks.

Digiflavor utilizes a quarter turn locking top which makes for easy filling and remains securely fastened. On the underside of the top is a silicone grommet to keep the juice for seeping out the top.

Included is an 810 drip, but also included is a 510 and an adapter. This RTA takes other 810s as well and 810 seems like the perfect size.

The Themis RTA has smooth and abundant airflow at wide open for plenty of vapor production. At slightly closed it seems to have a sweet spot with a semi-restricted lung hit which is great. This RTA does get a bit noisy when shutdown half way or more.

The vape you get off this RTA is pretty good. It gives a big cloud with an enjoyable draw. The flavor is also pretty good but the RTA isn't designed around flavor like some other RTAs. The main feature is the top airflow and leak free design.

Overall, the Digiflavor Themis provides a great vape experience, good flavor with plentiful clouds and the best part is no leaks!

Pros

  • No Leaks (even when on the side)! Goodbye seepage!
  • Good Flavor
  • top down airflow provides plenty of smooth airflow for cloudage
  • deck locks into place keeping coils perfectly aligned with airflow
  • great price
  • post-less build deck can handle single or dual coils and easy half moon wicking channels
  • easy to use quarter turn top fill
  • don't have to empty tank to take out the deck
  • 810 drip tip, 510 drip tip and a 510 adapter
  • mesh version available

Cons

  • the midsection width is 27mm so it is big but the bottom won't overhang on slimmer mods
  • gets a bit of a whistle with airflow cutdown most of the way but wide open is the best on this RTA

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Obs Engine Rating: 9/10

This is probably one of most well regarded tanks of the past year.  It features top down airflow, top fill and a familiar two post velocity deck with innovative bottom wicking.  Huge bonus: No bottom juice seepage!

Pros

  • innovative, controllable top down airflow and chamber/chimney design that provides dense, flavorful vapor
  • build deck design features the familiar velocity style two post deck but has fast bottom wicking with the deck locking into the chimney.  This provides juice coming around and under the chimney.  This deck inspired the Troll RTA.
  • The juice fill port is located behind a sliding ring at the top of the tank (5+ml capacity)
  • These design elements combined perform admirably and NO LEAKS!  The top down airflow prevents flooding seen on bottom airflow tanks but there is no seepage either.

Cons

bottom of tank can heat up if heavily chain vaping due to no bottom air port

Best Flavor Tank (RTA)

Flavor chasing clearomizers

Flavor chasing tanks have come along in the past year.  There are a few decent options available.

Properties of a really good flavor tank:

  • single coil build deck (but not always!)
  • compact chamber
  • well controlled airflow
  • shorter chimney

Geekvape Blitzen Rta Rating: 10/10

GeekVape Blitzen Flavor RTA collage

The GeekVape Blitzen is a fantastic RTA that looks good and performs like a champ. 

It has several features, like the honeycomb side airflow among others, that remind me of the killer UD Bellus from back in the day. 

This deck has a low profile 2ml glass section that provides a sleek look but the tank is convertible to 5ml by installing an included chimney extension and bubble glass.

Juice comes down from the tank well through slots right to the wicks. The wicking ports are quite large and moon shaped similar to other postless decks. 

The Blitzen features a four terminal postless build deck for a large single coil or dual coils. This RTA works best with dual coils.

The deck is fairly easy to build, particularly if you're familiar with this build style.

The deck locks into the tank chassis with the help of matching notches to align perfectly with the side airflow.

The airflow utilizes a rotating middle ring with oval shaped cutout over 16 air holes configured in a honeycomb pattern. This design makes airflow very smooth and easily controllable. 

The airflow can go from providing a fairly tight restricted lung hit all the way to a vaporous direct lung hit. At a little less than half open the vape is very smooth, warm, dense and flavorful.

The flavor being produced on this RTA is simply unreal. At halfway open the clouds are thick with a bright, saturated flavor. 

The Blitzen is 810 drip tip compatible and comes with a pretty good looking low profile resin 810. 

Overall, this RTA is a real badass! It has huge flavor and the clouds are real dense. The flavor rivals any RTA and is really into RDA flavor territory in my opinion. Don't pass up this RTA just because of the bubble glass look!

Pros

  • Great Flavor! 
  • plenty of vapor production, dense flavorful clouds!
  • smooth airflow and plenty of control thanks to the hole configuration and ring shape
  • honeycomb style side airflow - airy when wide open but dense flavorful clouds at little less than half way open
  • easy to use postless build deck
  • notched deck for perfect alignment with the airflow
  • convertible from low profile (2ml capacity) to larger 5ml capacity with included bubble glass
  • cool metallic look in various colors with matching 810 resin drip tip
  • matching o-rings included
  • comes with a chimney key to assist in tank disassembly

Cons

  • the bubble glass look isn't for everyone but it sure is nice having more juice 

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Vandy Vape Kylin RTA - Collage

The Kylin RTA from Vandy Vape is a fantastic flavor chasing tank that has several really stand out features that make this a pretty solid pick for a lot of vapers out there.  

This tank comes with two assembly modes. One shorter, smaller capacity 2ml mode and one larger, taller 6ml mode. The 2ml mode puts out more flavor but the 6ml has more convenience. The tank comes with two chimneys and two glass sections.

The Kylin RTA has a screw on top fill system with wide kidney shaped fill ports. The top is secured with a knurled cap. Included with the tank are several drip tips of varying sizes to suit any vaper. All of the tips were good to use.

It has a very good gold plated build deck. The deck is postless meaning the coils stand vertically out of the deck instead of jutting horizontally. This has the benefit of allowing the coils to be packed inside the chimney in a way that cuts down on empty space, increasing the flavor thanks to more dense vapor. 

This deck is perfect for two clapton coils but is more thank capable of taking a single larger diameter coil if desired.

Build into the side of the deck are two very wide wicking channels. This design assists in single coils builds but really aids in the cotton wicking very fast due to the fact that so much surface area is exposed to the juice in the tank. Dry hits are going to be pretty rare on this tank (unless the tank doesn't get filled)!

The deck has built in bottom and bottom side airflow ports that really makes the flavor pop thanks to the air hitting the coils from all sides.  

The vapor production is pretty good on this RTA thanks to dual air slots. There is a clicky bottom airflow control ring. The airflow is pretty smooth and there isn't any whistling when the air is shutdown.

Pros

  • great flavor and smooth airflow
  • The deck is great to look at but provides an innovative air flow design (bottom and under-side) for great flavor
  • takes claptons well in single or dual coil builds. (Single builds will require larger diameter coils to have enough cotton to fill wicking channel)
  • very big kidney shaped top fill ports w/ large notch styled knurling along the top
  • multiple RDA style wide bore drips which are all pretty good
  • 510 adapter included in case you have a favorite tip
  • doesn't whistle 
  • some people reported leaks on the first version of these tanks which has been remedied according to the manufacturer.  I haven't experienced leaking this issue with the new version. 

Cons

  • as the deck is postless and vertical, you may have to clip the leads on the coils a couple of times before get the right distance
  • recommend the stainless version as paint can chip from colored versions

Geekvape Ammit 25 Rating: 9/10

GeekVape Ammit 25 - collage

The Ammit 25 is an update to its well received RTA line of flavor chasing tanks. It features a new two-post single coil deck system and airflow design. 

The tank is a 25mm tank as the name suggests.  A chimney piece and larger glass are including to transform the tank from 2ml to 5ml just like we have seen with the VandyVape Kylin.

This RTA pairs well with fused klapton wire builds.

Pros
  • Great flavor! There isn't much extra space in the chimney leading to a tasty vape experience.
  • Smooth airflow overall. Bottom and side airflow hit the coil directly but all those channels restrict the air a bit.
  • The build style is easy and similar to other single coil rtas (the posts just have built in airflow ports). Slide one lead in one post to position then swing the other lead into the other post, clip.
  • wide wicking slots for preventing dry hits
  • large kidney shaped top fill juice slots
  • high build quality as always from GeekVape
  • includes a 510 drip but can take an 810 (goon style) by switching to included 810 sized top cap
Cons
  • doesn't come with an 810 even though it includes a different top cap which is strange
  • Not much forgiveness in the spacing between the deck and chimney as the wires have to be clipped very close to post screws to prevent a short
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Best Mouth-to-Lung Tank (MTL RTA)

Flavor Chasing Tank with a Tight Draw

A good mouth to lung tank can be hard to find, much less one that is also rebuildable. 

What makes a good mouth to lung (mtl) RTA:

  • tight draw 
  • able to take a ergonomic lip or cigarette holder style tip
  • single coil
  • excellent flavor
  • fits on single battery mods

Innokin Ares Mtl Rta Rating: 9/10

Innoking Ares MTL RTA collage

The Innokin Ares is designed by mouth to lung YouTube legends Phil Busardo and Dimitris Agrafiotis. Their design is a real MTL RTA champ too with really great flavor, an easy deck and really versatile airflow control.

It comes with two 510 drip tips which really match well with mouth to lung style vaping with a standard strait tip and a lip contoured drip tip.

Filling is fast with the ever convenient push to fill top.

The build deck is a two post single terminal build deck that should be familiar to single coil builders out there. 

One the deck is a bottom airflow port with a circular series of holes, which is a design trend that seems to keep the airflow from getting turbulent

Just slide the coils in, position the coil and wick. Wicking is a breeze as you just tuck them into the side of the deck and reattach the top. 

Since the chamber screws around the deck over the wicking, old school style, you have to watch out for the cotton getting bound in the threading. 

The bell shaped chamber really seems  to boost the flavor by compressing the vapor into the slim chimney.

The airflow on the Ares is really incredible in my opinion. The Ares has the standard series of reducing air holes from 2mm down to 0.5mm but unlike other MTL tanks, there is a wide open option to use all or several of the airholes in addition to the single air selector. 

This multiple air hole selector makes this RTA really great as it allows the Ares to be able to do restricted lung hits which is pretty damn cool. Mouth to lung AND restricted lung hits makes this RTA a real all-star.

If you are looking for an easy to use MTL flavor chasing RTA lots of airflow options, give the Ares a try!

Pros

  • Great flavor!
  • incredible air flow control
  • the draw can go from tight mouth to lung all the way up to restricted direct lung
  • very convenient push to fill slide top
  • easy build deck
  • comes in classic stainless steel and black
  • the instructions included are actually useful for once

Cons

  • slight whistle when in single air hole mode

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Vandy Vape Berserker Collage

The Vandy Vape Berserker is a real home run for mouth to lung vapers and flavor chasers out there who are looking for a good RTA.  

With a tight draw and a restricted chamber, the Berserker can really produce some outstanding flavor. Couple that with a deck that takes simple, higher ohm, single coil builds, low wattage all day flavor chasing is made easy with this tank.

The deck is a simple two screw, where the screws act like a hook and post, that reminds one of the Wotofo Serpent build deck. To build the deck: place a single coil right over the air hole, with the leads hooked under the screws. 

Instead of the over hand, clockwise or right handed wrap, just wrap the coils left or counter-clockwise.

Vandy Vape decided to make this RTA capable of two configurations, a smaller capacity (2ml) and a larger 4.5ml capacity, certainly thanks to EU regulations. The smaller version comes with a shorter chimney and an ULTEM glass section. 

The smaller chimney produces warmer vapor in my opinion and since it is a MTL RTA, the capacity isn't a problem. With the taller chimney, the vape is a little cooler and still has outstanding flavor, but doesn't have to be refilled for what seems like more than a day.

Filling this tank is a simple operation. Screw off the top and fill through one of the large kidney shaped ports. The knurling can be a little slick if you have some juice on your fingers.

While this tank has dual airflow, it isn't the normal wide slot style. It has a series of 5 holes on each side, which you can select from, ranging from small (0.8mm) to twice the size of the smallest (1.6mm). I wish there was one more hole just to get a little closer to restricted lung hit but that would defeat the purpose of the tank.

At the largest airflow setting, the Berserker provides a tight draw, that is very close to a cigarette. Paired with a good tobacco flavored juice, this tank would be a good choice for a vaper looking for a close simulation. 

Personally, I like this tank with dessert and fruit flavored juices. The flavors really pop in a way that direct lung vapes just can't provide.

Pros
  • True RTA MTL (rebuildable tank w/ mouth to lung draw)
  • excellent flavor production paired with enjoyable draw
  • draw is reminiscent of smoking
  • high build quality
  • easy small builds
  • higher ohm / low wattage builds for all day single battery flavor chasing
  • several airflow settings
Cons
  • screw top for filling can be slick to grip
  • one slightly larger airport above current max might make this tank able to prove some restricted lung hits 



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Best Vaping Starter Kits 2018 (Box Mod / Vape Pen)

Often the most effective and budget friendly way to switch from smoking, introduce a new vaper, or get a new rig is to get an e-cig starter kit.  Find the right kit for your situation and vape style.

Best E-Cigarette Starter Kits

Kits are the way to go for new vapers

Innokin Endura T18 kit on white background

MTL vape

E-Cigarette Starter kits are the most beginner and budget friendly way to get in to vaping. Most beginners and ex-smokers (including myself) got in vaping with a starter kit.  

The most familiar type of kit that current smokers or non-vapers are familiar with are the cig-a-likes.  This would be a little kit that looks like a cig but is similar to larger vape pen style kits.  We have used these in the early days but think pretty much all of these are trash.  

Vape starter kits don't always have the same target audience.  There is a vape kit out there for every type of vaper and experience level.

Vape pen style mouth to lung vapes are far more easy for a new vaper to use than some of the more complex kits that target intermediate to advanced vapers.

To get started with vaping you need several items:

  • an atomizer (tank) and mouth piece (drip tip)
  • mod (device providing the power mechanism to heat the coil in the atomizer)
  • battery and charger
  • e-liquid

Unless you buy a vape starter kit these are all sold separately; with a kit you can get most of these in one package and with cost savings. Some kits come with the battery built in and some don't.

Different Styles of Vape Kits

Box Mod and Vape pen style

display comparing box mod and  vape pen (all-in-one) vape starter kits

Box Mod vs Vape Pen (Tube) Kits

As you can see from the comparison photo, the box mod and the pen style mods are quite different in appearance.  

Looking at the box mod style kit you can tell that it has a screen which indicates that it has adjustable settings and more advanced options.  

Vape Pen Kits


The pen style mods on the other hand are more simplistic in design going after the assemble and fire type of vaping.  

The voltage/wattage are set in stone as well as the tank that comes with the kit is usually only able to handle the cartridge designed to go with the tank.

If you are going to stick with vaping for a while and have a more adventurous spirit go with a box mod style kit as you can upgrade as you go.  

Unlike the box mod kits, vape pen kits come with a built in battery and charging capability.

If you are looking for a ready to go, easy to use and understand kit, go with the pen style.

Joyetech eGo AIO Eco kit collage

The Joyetech eGo AIO ECO is the latest in the very successful eGo series of starter kits.

The eGo AIO ECO is a kit with a simple, straight forward design that is perfect for people looking to switch off cigs to vaping. 

Filling the tank is easy. The mouth piece acts as a complete top which screws on to the coil with stainless steel threading. Juice capacity on the ECO is 1.2ml, held by the glass tank that seals around the top of the battery and silicon gasket around the top. 

Airflow on this device is fixed with air coming in the top, traveling down the coil and back up the chimney. 

This kind of design provides a restricted mouth to lung draw that is very similar to a cigarette, good flavor production and won't leak.

The fire button has a rubberized silicone type of feel and is prominently featured on the device. It is placed for comfortable firing with either the thumb or fore finger.

Charging is simple with the side micro usb port. Pressing the fire button will blink the internal LED light indicating the current charge. While the LED is color is able to be changed to a lot of different colors, the LED color does not indicate charge like other devices.

The size of the device is fairly small compared to other AIO devices, making this a travel friendly device that can be thrown in a pocket or bag. Turn it on and off with the regular five clicks for safe travel.

The size, draw, and ability of the ECO to use high nic and even nicotine salt vape juice makes this kit great for smokers looking to switch to vaping.

Pros

  • great for switch off cigs! perfect device for new vapers and ex-smokers
  • this kit is designed for higher nicotine mouth to lung vaping
  • very affordable kit and a the replacement coils are inexpensive compared to other coils
  • simple design 
  • easy to use top fill - top screws onto coil with stainless steel threads
  • comes in a wide array of colors

Cons

  • airflow is not adjustable but provides a good mouth to lung draw similar to a cigarette by default

Innokin Endura T20S collage

The Innokin Endura T20S is a fantastic, highly portable vape starter kit that provides a very enjoyable vape experience.

It is very simply to use with its single fire button, twist off top fill and straight forward design. 

To replace the coils, the bottom of the tank unscrews and the new coil inserts like pretty much any other sub-ohm tank.

The kit uses a built in 1500mah battery, which is plenty for all day vaping, and can be charged using the included usb cable. The charge level is clearly indicated by the tri-color lighting around the fire button. 

The default tip is an ergonomic lip shape and is perfect for the mouth to lung style vaping provided by this kit.

This kit provides a great mouth to lung vape experience, good flavor and a familiar draw. Thanks to its simplicity, this kit is a perfect fit for new vapers, ex-smokers and those looking for a portable mouth to lung kit.

Pros

  • great flavor 
  • excellent mouth to lung experience
  • perfect for new vapers and ex-smokers - makes a great gift!
  • erogonomic lip shaped drip tip (also includes a cone shaped tip)
  • simple to use single fire button
  • top fill with twist off cap
  • capable of high VG juice liquid
  • tri-color battery indicator
  • comes is a variety a colors

Cons

  • the top cap is delrin instead of a stainless steel

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Aspire Breeze 2 Aio Rating: 9/10

Aspire Breeze 2 AIO collage

The Aspire Breeze 2 is an all in one type of system that has a pod so it is kind of a hybrid between the two types of starter kits.

The Breeze 2 is a compact device that is a rectangular shape with rounded edges compared to other all in one vapes that are more of a traditional tube or pen shape.

This shape and size the device lets it slip into pockets or bags easily. There is even a snap on lid to protect the device from any debris or lint getting in the tip, which is a plus.

Dual airflows, which are a series of five holes on each side of the mouth piece, are revealed upon removing the lid. Adjusting the airflow is done by rotating the ring around the chimney section that is found underneath the mouth piece.

The mouth piece is a contoured shape that fits the mouth quite comfortably but is a little hard to pop off.

To replace the coils, simply unscrew the chimney section under the mouth piece to pull out the coil.

3ml of juice is held inside of the pod and the fill port is hidden on the underside of the pod. 

The whole pod can be removed by simultaneously depressing the buttons that are on each side of the device and pulling up on the pod. 

As expected, the coils are easily replaced but so are the pods which is pretty nice, particularly for those vapers that like changing flavors through out the day.

The Breeze 2 includes two different coil types. One coil is a 1.0 ohm coil head with a narrow airflow for mouth to lung vaping and is well suited to thinner liquids with the best performance with a 50/50 VG/PG mix. 

The other coil is 0.6 ohms and has a wider air flow for a more direct lung style of vaping. The 0.6ohm coil also comes with bigger wicking ports for thicker liquids (but not max VG).

Firing the device is comfortable with the thumb and the button is easy to find thanks to the pattern of concentric circles on the face of the button.

Built in LEDs will light the device when fired indicating the charge level, however the lights are hard to see due to the tinted pod particularly when outside. This device will fire while charging as well which is good.

Overall, the Breeze 2 is a very convenient pod system. While it may be wider than other pod systems it has great performance, is capable of both mouth to lung as well as a restricted direct lung, has 3ml of tank capacity and the coil heads are replaceable.

Pros

  • great for on the go vaping, new vapers, and ex-smokers
  • allows for restricted direct lung or mouth to lung draws
  • simple to use
  • compact travel size that easily fits small spaces
  • has lots of features for an AIO system including two coil choices, adjustable airflow
  • 3ml capacity is large for this style
  • 0.6 ohm coils for standard vape juice and 1.0 ohm for use with nicotine salt based juice
  • dual firing activation including a large button on the front
  • 1000mah battery - direct voltage depends on charge level - tri-color led battery indicator

Cons

  • mouth piece is a little hard to pop off due to a lack of grip
  • LED lights are hard to see but the pod is easy to remove to see the reading

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Innokin Endura T18 Rating: 9/10

This offering from Innokin is an affordable kit with awesome mouth to lung vape which is perfect for those wishing to switch from smoking to vaping.  

Pros
  • Perfect for a new vaper or ex-smoker. It makes a great gift!
  • Fantastic assortment of tip styles included. Something for everybody!
  • easy filling and charging
  • sturdy design
Cons
  • cartridge can seem to get a bit stuck when replacing it

Box Mod Kits


The box mods typically come with variable voltage and wattage but temperature control (TC) is also a common option.  Tanks that come with the kit, such as the pictured Eleaf Pico Mini, are often able to utilize different resistance and TC cartridges.  

The mod is pretty much always to be able to handle tanks other than the one that it came with in the kit (assuming it has a standard 510 connection and enough space).  

Keep in mind box mod kits don't typically have built in batteries which makes the start up cost slightly higher.

If you are looking to stick with vaping and upgrade some of the parts individually go with the box mod style kit.

Innokin Proton Scion 2 sub ohm starter kit collage

The Innokin Proton 235W TC box mod is very reminescent of the Alien, an all time classic mod, thanks to its overall size, shape and fire mechanism. 

It has a fire bar, meaning the device is squeezed to fire, that has a very satisfying click when engaged. Also located on the fire bar is a cool looking proton logo. 

This mod will fire fast! The chip that Innokin used in the Proton is pretty good. This mod has tons of options that can all be controlled. The mod is capable of all the latest temperature control options, including curves, TCR and even can do bypass. The TC even calibrates for optimal presets. 

Innokin selected a huge, bright, color screen (TFT display) with well designed menu system. 

The Proton uses a joystick control that actually works pretty well. The joystick can be held to the right or left to begin changing the wattage or pressed a few times to access the menu system.

The spring loaded 510 pin is offset on top of the mod in a way that will accommodate up to a 30mm tank.

The updated Scion tank, the Scion 2, uses a slide top fill system that works well and holds a 3.5ml of juice that can be expanded with the included, good looking, bubble glass.

This tank uses the new Innokin Plexus coils, which are pretty good. The kit includes the standard quad coil pre-installed but the spare mesh coil is where it is at however. 

The Plexus mesh coils have amazing flavor and are long lasting. 

The Proton starter kit comes in a few color choices, which are accent colors to the main matte black color, all of which look pretty good.

Overall the mod is very attractive, has a great form factor and works like a champ. The Scion 2 sub-ohm tank is pretty awesome with the new Plexus coils, particulary the mesh coils.

If you are looking for a great dual 18650 sub-ohm starter kit , this is a seriously good choice!

Pros


  • long lasting Mesh Coils with huge flavor! Dense, Warm Clouds!
  • fast firing! Great Chipset!
  • love the squeeze to fire - the fire bar is great
  • big, gorgeous color screen with good menu system - custom menu color
  • easy to navigate menu with joystick - lots of settings and controls - pretty much everything can be controlled
  • temperature control works well and the chip will calibrate for the wire type
  • compact size for dual 18650
  • the spare bubble glass looks pretty good
  • comes with two coils - one 0.15 ohm mesh coil, one 0.36 ohm quad coil
  • 810 Delrin drip tip
  • comes in a few colors but mostly black

Cons

  • plastic screen cover will scratch

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Geekvape Aegis Legend kit collage

The Aegis Legend takes all the best features of the original Aegis and adds some new tricks. Combine this beast of a mod with a high performing sub-ohm tank and you have a real winner.

The mod is ultra durable, shock proof, dust proof and water proof (rated for 30 minutes at a 1m depth).

This mod is very sturdy and constructed from high quality materials. The main housing is a high grade stainless steel, surrounded by a LSR silicone for water tightness and secured with an aluminum alloy. 

The hand wrap is a stitched, padded leather.  Even the fire button is made from a zinc alloy.

It has a comfortable hand feel and a well placed front fire button.

On, the bottom is a spring loaded battery door for easy battery swaps. The mod is water proof but there is a specially designed battery vent system for safety.

The spring loaded 510 pin is centrally located on the flat top of the device enabling it to hold a tank up to 30mm in diameter! 

This device features a dimmable color screen that does look pretty good and has an easy to navigate menu. The menu color is changeable but with only 3 choices.

The chipset on the Aegis Legend is pretty darn good. It is fast firing (seems instant), powerful and feature loaded. It has all the temperature control options any one could want.

GeekVape decided to include the Mesh version of the Aero tank which is a huge plus. The bubble glass and mesh coil comes pre-installed but this tank can take the standard Aero coils of which one is included.

Flavor on this tank is really on point, particularly with the mesh coils, which also last a long time. The vapor is warm, dense and plentiful. 

The Aegis Legend dual battery sub-ohm starter kit is a real bruiser. It can take a beating and keep performing great. The Aero Mesh tank puts out really great flavor with its long lasting mesh coil, has lots of vapor production and high capacity

Pros

Aegis Legend Mod:

  • super durable and high build quality
  • shock proof! dust proof! water proof!
  • uses new AS chipset which is fast firing, accurate and powerful
  • comfortable hand feel
  • spring loaded battery door for easy battery swapping
  • central located 510 pin (GeekVape says it is the best ever produced)
  • neatly arranged information on display screen
  • brightness adjustment
  • sealed usb port for firmware updates
  • multiple color choices and each looks pretty good (most come with black tank)

GeekVape Aero Tank:

  • lots of flavor! dense vapor production
  • more vapor and flavor with the MESH coil 
  • mesh coil also lasts a long time
  • comes with two coils (one Mesh X1 and one quad coil)
  • uses a quarter turn top fill 
  • 5ml with the bubble glass - preinstalled

Cons

  • plastic front is a finger print magnet

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Smok X-Priv 225w TC With TFV12 Prince Starter Kit

The Smok X-Priv 225W TC stater kit comes with the new X-Priv mod and the workhorse TFV12 Prince sub-ohm tank.

The X-Priv has the a lot same features as most recent two battery TC box mods and echoes a familiar menu system that is seen on other Smok color screen devices but it has a more aesthetic, sleek appeal than the rest. 

On the face of the X-Priv is a HUGE, vibrant color screen covered by a curved glass that seems to take up most of the front side. The color menu can be matched to the color of the kit to tie the appearance together.

As with the screen, the fire bar is quite large, curved and blends right into the side of the mod. Triggering the bar gives a satisfying click.

Changing the settings is pretty easy using the fire bar and the up/down buttons that are tucked into the bottom corner.

A snake skin design adorns the battery door on the back, which is secured by four magnets. Removing the door reveals that the battery sled is wired for series but looks like it is parallel, which is strange but easy to use as both batteries will be aligned in the same direction. 

Every thing is flat and flush on the top and the spring loaded 510 pin is offset from the center. Due to the design curves of the mod, tanks with a diameter over 25mm will have some slight overhang.

This kit includes the workhorse of the Smok family the TFV12 Prince tank. This a pretty good tank that looks great and performs very well. 

The tip has a snake skin pattern that calls back to the battery cover and is also color matching with the paint. For extra grip there is knurling on the top and bottom but it doesn't take away from the overall appearance. 

Capacity of the tank is surprising with such a big coil, coming in at 5ml for standard glass and tremendous 8ml with the bubble glass. 

The dual bottom airflow slots let in a lot of air, which helps the tank produce some big, thick clouds. Flavor is also very saturated and right on target. 

The coil break in period is pretty short to non-existent thanks to some quality cotton.

Coils for this tank are available in a wide range of options and they are available pretty much every where, which is always a plus. Mesh coils are becoming available for this tank, which makes it even better.

Overall, this kit is great. This dual 18650 device is powerful and versatile, it is well built with no rattles and the fire bar is comfortable to trigger. Everything looks great from the smooth curves of the design to the huge, bright screen and matching, well performing sub-ohm tank.

Pros

X-Priv:

  • HUGE dynamic color screen
  • easy to use and easy to read!
  • sleek design
  • good fire bar
  • familiar Smok menu and feature set

TFV12 Prince Tank:

  • pretty good flavor and huge clouds!
  • Lots of airflow for lots of clouds
  • Looks great with matching paint and drip tip
  • high capacity - 8ml with bubble glass
  • locking swivel top fill
  • the tank has a wide range of coil options - comes with a T-10 and a Q-4
  • mesh coil heads are coming out and RBA base is available
  • the coils are available everywhere

Cons

  • wider than 25mm diameter base tanks will overhang
  • coils are a bit more expensive than normal (around 3 for $14)

IJoy Avenger 270 starter kit collage

IJoy hails the new Avenger 270 (234W) box mod as their first ever "A.I" vape mod. The design cues, lights and voice commands scream Iron Man.

It has a wide range of available voice commands including on/off, power/watt, locking, light related commands and more. 

The commands are initiated by saying "Hello, iJoy" similar to A.I. digital assistants, but the mod only responds to the pre-programmed commands.

It is powered by dual 20700 batteries or dual 18650s with the included adapter, loaded through the bottom hinge battery door.

On the front of the of the mod is a large color OLED screen and two color controllable LED ambient lights which pull double duty as the up and down buttons. 

The lights have have several modes, including a music mode that responds to sound.

The mod is squeeze fired using a very easy to trigger fire bar.

Paired with the Avenger mod is the Avenger tank, a 25mm diameter sub-ohm tank. The design reminds me of a cross between the Smok Prince and the Horizontech Falcon sub-ohm tanks. It looks kind of like a Prince and uses coils that are similar to the Falcon.

Like the Falcon, the Avenger sub-ohm tank uses a mix of wood pulp and organic cotton as its wicking material, which works quite well, better than just plain cotton. It has fairly fast wicking and the flavor stays sharp.

There are two included sub-ohm coils, one mesh and one traditional. The traditional coil performs pretty well and the mesh coils have top-notch performance as far as flavor production and life span goes.

This device is very convenient particularly once the commands are memorized but may be awkward in public.

Overall, this starter kit is pretty cool. It looks good, is easy to use, has plenty of features and provides a excellent vape experience with on point flavor and plenty of clouds.

Pros

  • voice commands are convenient particulary when it is unsafe to adjust the device such as driving
  • the lights and voice commands can be turned off and it is still a good kit
  • great sub-ohm vaping experience with plenty of flavor and clouds
  • awesome coils with the wood pulp and organic cotton wicking 
  • mesh coil is a favorite
  • spring loaded 510 placement can accomodate up to 30mm atomizers
  • plenty of color combinations available

Cons

  • some of the commands aren't natural, such as power high and power low, and should be reworded to power up and power down
  • mic is not very sensitive and may have trouble with heavy accents

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GeekVape Blade 235W Vape Starter Kit - collage

The GeekVape Blade vape kit is a quality two battery box mod kit paired with the new Aero sub-ohm tank. The Blade features the versatile and fast firing AS chipset.

The body of the Blade is made from an aircraft grade polymer (PPS), giving the mod durability, a lighter weight and an interesting tactile sensation that isn't slippery.

The 510 platform has a 25mm diameter and the pin is spring loaded. The mod has rounded edges with a curved top and bottom on the front. This curve gives it the mod an interesting look but limits the diameter of atomizer to 25mm without overhang.

On the back side, the battery door has prominent, stylized venting and is secured by four strong magnets with no rattle or looseness. 

This mod is able to use 3 types of batteries for lots of choice on power: 18650, 20700 and 21700. The sled is prefit for 20700/21700 with a secure fit on both. To use 18650s, GeekVape includes a tray that adapts the battery sled to size.

The 25mm Aero sub-ohm tank has a straight forward design with a quarter turn top fill system.

The Aero uses the IM coil system and the kit comes with two coils: one IM1 (0.4ohm single coil) and one IM4 (0.15ohm quad coil) and is also compatible with the newest edition to the IM family, the Mesh coils. The included coils provide a pretty good vape experience and using the new, but separate, mesh which kick things up a notch. 

The included coils produce good flavor as well as vapor and have 4 wide juice channels for fast wicking. 

The kit is a pretty good deal. Getting the Aero and two coils for around $15 bucks more than the mod alone is a no brainer.

Overall, the GeekVape Blade kit is comfortable, performant mod that is fast firing and easy to use with a slew of battery options. 

Pros

  • mod has a comfortable hand feel and button position
  • AS chipset is fast firing, accurate and powerful
  • battery sled handles 20700, 21700 batteries by default (18650 with tray insert)
  • 25mm diameter tank with quarter turn top fill
  • tank has good performance with including coils
  • great price point for what is included
  • the mod made from a durable, lightweight aircraft grade polymer (PPS)
  • comes in a bright color blend but also available in standard matte black and a blue

Cons

  • contoured bottom of mod can make it easier to tip that other mods
  • the 18650 tray seems a bit tight
  • mesh coils for this tank were released right after the kit was designed, so doesn't include one

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Full Reviews


Smok Alien Kit

The Smok Alien 225W Baby Beast starter kit is one of the best selling two battery vape starter kits of all time and for good reason.

It includes the highly regarded Smok Alien mod and a TFV8 Baby Beast sub-ohm tank. 

The Smok Alienis a high powered two battery mod that is a squeeze to fire that has a comfortable hand feel. Firing the mod feels very natural.

The Alien is loaded by opening a hinged bottom door at the base of the mod. 

It has pretty much every feature you could ask for in a modern box mod including all the safety features in addition to the wide array of firing modes that include direct wattage and temperature control that supports Ni200, titanium and stainless steel wires.

The display is well organized, large and bright.

The Baby Beast tank has a variety of coils that it can take each with a different configuration and includes two different option included with the tank.

Each coil typically provides warm, dense clouds that have a wet, saturated flavor.

Overall, this a classic vape starter kit is a safe bet for anyone that is new to vaping. The mod has lots of options that can grow with new tanks and the baby beast performs quite well with coils available pretty much everywhere.

Pros

Smok Alien 220w mod with:

  • an amazing display with a lot of information
  •  easily upgradable firmware
  •  Ni/Ti/SS TC modes
  •  TCR mode

Baby Beast Tank which is a fantastic little sub-ohm tank with great vapor production, swivel top-fill and V8  baby coil heads. 

dense, wet, flavorful clouds

Cons

  • 3ml max capacity on the Baby Beast

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SMOK announced they were creating a smaller version of the insanely popular Alien mod, and the vape community went bananas in anticipation. Whatever type of vaper can use the SMOK Alien AL85 Kit it does not matter if you are a new vaper or a novice.  AL85 Kit consists of AL85 mod and TFV8 Baby tank.

Pros

  • small, compact design with a comfortable hand feel
  • easy to use, squeeze fire
  • the screen has lots of data and is easy to read
  • secure single battery compartment
  • sub-ohm tank (Baby Beast) is a strong performer with widely available coils packs

Cons

Lack of battery venting

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Best RDAs and RDTAs 2018 (Drippers)

RDAs (rebuildable dripper atomizer) and RDTAs (rebuildable drip tank atomizers) are for the hobbiest vaper who loves rebuilding and getting a tasty, warm, more customized vape.

Why get an RDA or RDTA?


RDA or rebuildable drip atomizer is more simple style of top for your vape rig, that were far more common back in the day when there were only unregulated mech mods around.  The drip style of vaping had some big benefits so it is still popular with a segment of vapers.

An RDTA or rebuildable drip tank atomizer is a hybrid of traditional RDA features combined with a tank underneath the deck for rewicking your coils.  This design takes out the actual drip step while keeping the performance characteristics.

We would recommend getting an RDA/RDTA for the following type of vaper:

  • adventurous spirit 
  • vape connoisseur 
  • hobbiest (likes building coils and experimenting with different setups)
  • budget vaper (huge savings from building your own coils)
  • someone looking for an at home vaping rig
  • person who likes warm vapor, great flavor from their e-liquid
  • vaper tired of replacing broken tank glass (RDA only for the most part)

Best RDA for Flavor Chasing

RDAs where Flavor is King!

Since RDAs can do both flavor and clouds obviously some are better than others for flavor but most can do both to a degree.

When we are getting a flavor RDA how we set it can be just as important as the design. As far the design goes, it should have:

  • a good build deck - flavor chasers may look for decks with single coil options
  • a more compact design, chambers with less open space is better
  • easily restrictable airflow - (airflow goes down, flavor goes up) 
  • replaceable drip tip or drip tip adaptor for using delrin style tips - (the super wide tips are more for clouds and airflow)
  • deep juice well is a plus but not necessary

Digiflavor Drop 24mm Rda Rating: 10/10

Digiflavor Drop 24mm RDA collage

The Digiflavor Drop is a 24mm RDA, with a four post drop in build deck which simulates the way coils drop into a post-less deck but is way better.

After the coils are dropped in the corresponding terminals, adjusted and secured, the excess leads are easily clipped from the inside of the posts. This cut out post makes building the Drop a breeze.

The juice well is measured at 5mm but seems deeper with the amount of juice it holds. 

The bottom of the RDA has two sloped ridges with matching cut outs on the barrel which prevent the RDA from rotating when adjusting the airflow, keeping the air perfectly aligned with the coils.

Airflow on the Digiflavor Drop is amazing with a semi-grid style airflow is arranged in a T-Shape. The top cap is really genius in the way it is shaped in a step formation which can cut each of the airflow holes off one at a time, starting at the top. 

The top cap is easily rotated for smooth and accurate adjustment making the airflow control on this RDA simply unmatched.

With the airflow fully open, the Drop provides incredible flavor and lots of vapor production. Shutting off the top row of holes with give a restricted lung hit and a warm dense vapor.

While the airflow is two sided and can't be shut off completely on side, the air flow can be cut down to just one small airflow hole. The limited airflow, a single coil and a 510 drip tip will allow for pretty good mouth to lung RDA flavor chasing.

Digiflavor ships the Drop with a standard 510 protruding pin pre-installed but have included a raised bottom feed pin for those vapers that love squonking.

The flavor produced by the Drop is just delicious, saturated and bright. The draw is very smooth. 

Overall, the Digiflavor Drop is simply amazing, very versatile RDA that every RDA enthusiast should have in their arsenal.

Pros

  • Enormous Flavor! 
  • Incredible Air-Flow Control
  • versatile build deck that can take single or dual coil vertical builds
  • locking barrel with easy rotating top cap
  • squonk capable with easy install raised bottom feed pin
  • 810 drip tips
  • lots of color choices 

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Vandy Vape Bonza Bf Rda Rating: 10/10

Vandy Vape Bonza BF RDA collage

While the Vandy Vape Bonza doesn't come up with any new innovations, what it does is combine a bunch of the best RDA features to form a super RDA, like the All-Star team or Voltron.

It has an easy to use yet versatile build deck capable of single coil but really shines with big dual coil builds. The Bonza has build deck that is very similar, but reverse positioning, to the OBS Cheetah II, which was also a pretty good RDA. 

The deck is a gold plated, dual post, quad terminal style build deck, which basically means it has one wide standard terminal and a clamp on each of the posts. This deck style makes it super easy and quick to build and it can accomodate fairly large exotic coils. The clamps have some texturing which will grip the coil and make sure they are secure.

While this RDA can handle single coil builds, the airflow can even be shut off on one side, it really shines with larger two coil builds.

This deck style makes this RDA a good fit for beginners all the way to advanced RDA enthusiasts.

Side airflow on this topper is very similar to the Digiflavor Drop. The airflow style really makes the Bonza perform amazingly well. 

The airflow consists of a grid pattern of 15 holes (3x5) on each side, which provides excellent control and smooth air flow from wide open all the way down to closed off. 

With the airflow wide open, the Bonza produces huge clouds while still giving good flavor, but for an extra flavor boost, try it at a little more than halfway open.

This RDA is optionally bottom fed (BF) thanks to the included 510 squonk pin. After installation the squonk pin will protrude about 1mm and since the juice well is pretty deep, you can really give the bottle a few good squeezes and not flood.

The build quality on this RDA is pretty high thanks to the 304 stainless steel, pleasing design, gold plating, quality engraving (particularly on the top) and matching resin 810 drip tip. If resin isn't for you,  Vandy Vape included an ULTEM and a traditional black Delrin 810 drip tip.

This RDA is a good fit for pretty much any vaper, including beginners and pros alike. The Vandy Vape Bonza brings the flavor, the clouds, looks good and is easy to use!

Pros

  • very easy to use build deck with terminals and clamps (good for beginners all the way to pros)
  • Great flavor and huge clouds
  • single coil or dual coil capable but is great for large dual coil builds
  • air can be shut off on one side if using single coil
  • Amazing air flow and air flow control (15 air holes per side for maximum tuning)
  • deep juice well
  • comes with three 810 drip tips (Resin, Ultem and Delrin)
  • stylish knurling at the top to allow some grip
  • big flat head screws on the deck

Cons

  • doesn't include a set of pre-built coils which is a bit weird these days, but isn't a big deal

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Vandy Vape Pulse 24 BF RDA collage

The Vandy Vape Pulse is a 24mm squonk ready flavor RDA designed by Tony B and Vandy Vape. The Pulse 24 is squonk ready out of the box but an adjustable 510 pin is included that needs to be assembled. 

It has a well designed post-less build deck capable of both dual coil and single coils builds. This RDA is a damn good squonker thanks to the build deck being designed to evenly split the juice right into the wicking channels. 

The airflow is interesting and fairly unique. It has two fixed airflow jets on each side coming in and angled down. This design forces the air to constrict and shoot at the bottom of the coils. 

The airflow jets are fixed in as they are attached to a locking midsection, which locks to the build deck with corresponding notches, but the airflow is controllable with a rotating top cap.

If the well is overfilled the juice will have a pretty good chance of staying in the RDA thanks to the angled airflow jets.

The wicking channels, large half moons on each side, are the deepest part of the juice well, so any juice squeezed in or dripped in will flow towards the wicks. This design help prevent dry hits and is a really great benefit to this build deck.

The Vandy Vape Pulse 24 is a really great post-less flavor RDA that really shines with a squonk mod but is still great as a standard RDA with the regular 510 pin installed. 

Overall, this RDA provides a great vape experience with lots of flavor and it looks good too.

Pros

  • Huge flavor!
  • thick, dense clouds!
  • high build quality
  • the build deck can take two smaller coils but is capable of handling a larger single coil build
  • smooth airflow with the angled jet design
  • great for squonking (capable of standard RDA usage as well)
  • two 810 drip tips included as well as a 510 adapter

Cons

  • the adjustable 510 pin has to be has to assembled from what looks like a bottom feed pin and a gold plated flat head 

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Hellvape Dead Rabbit 24mm RDA collage

The Hellvape Dead Rabbit is a 24mm squonkable RDA. 

It is made from 304 stainless steel with a hatched texture knurling on the top cap which provides a pretty good grip. While some may not like the hatched look, it really plays well with the cool looking dead rabbit logo along with the colored resin 810 drip tip.

The Dead Rabbit RDA is built around a top terminal, four post build deck that simulates a post-less deck. 

The opposing positive and negative posts are different colors, with the positive terminals gold plated and the negative left stainless. This is a good feature that provides clarity for the builder.

With this build deck, it has space for you to cut any excess coil length off from underneath of the post which is easier than post-less as you don't run as much of a risk of ruining a coil due to cutting a lead to short. 

The terminals themselves are quite large, which can handle larger coils and are secured with either flat heads or hex screws.

As with most post-less build decks, you can build a single larger coil instead of dual coils, if desired.

There aren't any clear wicking channels, which means you can just cut them enough to tuck into the well and reach the bottom. 

The juice well isn't very deep, coming in a 5mm, but the side airflow is place fairly high on the barrel so it may be OK to over fill, just don't take the top off with the juice level higher than the well.

The barrel has a slotted top side airflow that is angled downwards. Placing the angle in the airflow slot allows the air to hit the coil at an angle before coming back up the the top cap and it really works out. 

The air is smooth and isn't too airy. It provides more of a restricted lung hit than just blasting vapor.  The airflow, shape of the top and the coil position combine to provide great flavor.

The Dead Rabbit also includes a squonking pin, with a matching allen key, and a specially designed pre-installed PEEK insulator that helps evenly distribute juice. 

Overall, this is a great flavor RDA with some pretty good easy to use build deck, smooth airflow and a enjoyable slightly restricted lung hit.

Pros

  • Great vape over all. Really good flavor and a smooth semi-restricted lung hit
  • the aesthetics of the Dead Rabbit are good with the resin drip tips and the logo looks cool too
  • 4 post build deck that simulates a post-less build deck and is actually easier to use that normal post-less decks
  • clear which post is positive and which is negative
  • protruding 510 pin, also includes squonking pin with directed juice flow
  • hatched knurling for airflow adjustments
  • comes with a pretty cool matching resin 810 drip tip, but does include a Delrin 810 and a 510 adapter
  • comes in the standard black or stainless steel (plus others) with a choices of green, red or purple resin 810 drip tip

Cons

  • The juice well could be deeper. 5mm is a bit shallow these days.
  • Hellvape markets saying the coils don't have to be pre-cut but in reality you just don't have to be as accurate (more of a gripe than a con).

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Vandy Vape Berserker MTL RDA

Vandy Vape releases the Berserker MTL (mouth to lung draw style) RDA, following the success of the Berserker RTA

The Berserker is an 18mm RDA as opposed to the regular 22mm or 24mm RDAs we are all accustomed to. Damn 18mm! This RDA is 18mm because it needs a small chamber and barrel section to boost the sweet vape flavor we all enjoy and restrict the air. 

But, if you think it looks too small, Vandy Vape included two styling rings, which each have a small lip, that the RDA secures when screwed into the mod. The styling rings, once installed, make the RDA look wider at the base but seems unnecessary. This RDA is a performance artist not a beauty contestant.

With any mouth to lung tank or RDA the airflow is one of the most important design features and this RDA has tons of airflow options to tune in the exact right draw.

There are several airflow options ranging from 0.5mm all the way up to 2mm on the outside of the barrel. This RDA also has internal interchangeable air slots, which are like little rods, that are inserted into the build deck to provide a nice bottom style air flow, coming in from the side and coming up under the coil. 

The inserts are varied, including options from 3.1mm by 0.5mm (slot), triple 1mm holes, and then single slots from 1.2mm up to 2mm. The easiest internal airflow to use is probably going to be the slot. These inserts can be changed with the build in place or left out completely.

The build deck is a fairly traditional two post design, similar to the Berserker RTA, single coil design with top mounted philips screws. Building is straight forward. Vandy Vape includes a pretty cool coiling tool, one side is 3mm and the opposite side is 2.5m. 

To build the deck, start with the coil leads pulled facing opposite directions leading away from the coil instead of pointing the same direction like with standard two coil deck builds. Slide one lead under one screw, adjust the coil placement to be perfectly centered with the coil facing up or down and then tighten the screw. Then secure the other lead in under the opposite screw, clip and wick. No surprises with this deck.

Another cool design feature is the 9mm deep juice well. It will end up holding a similar amount of juice as a larger RDA but since it is MTL it won't go through the juice as fast. 

Also if you are using a thicker juice, the air holes are so restricted that it won't really leak like other RDAs if you accidentally overfill.

Taking off the top cap is very easy when needing to drip and you can drip right down the center like normal or you can use the included squonk pin if you have a squonk mod. 

This is a pretty good squonking RDA. The positive post lead has a nice little notched design to help insure even distribution of your juice when squonking.

Since the barrel is so constricted, the tip area could get a bit hot so there is a heat sink that plugs into the 510 part of the top cap and 2 included drip tips that screw into the heat sink, one black, one ultem. If you don't like the heat sink top you can just plug in your own 510 drip tip.

Overall, if you are looking for a MTL RDA this is the one to get!

Pros

  • Huge flavor!
  • Awesome MTL RDA
  • lots of customizable air flow options for the perfect mouth to lung draw
  • This RDA is easy to use! Easy build, easy to wick, easy airflow adjustment
  • high build quality with a simple, straight forward design in multiple colors
  • squonk capable and is hard to make it leak with a thicker juice, squonks away
  • Nice philips screws that are slotted for flat heads

Cons

  • looks a little strange
  • adjusting the airflow rotating left unscrews the RDA due o-ring tension

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Wotofo Nudge 24mm Rda Rating: 9/10

Wotofo Nudge 24mm RDA

The Wotofo Nudge 24mm RDA is the result of between Wotofo and youtuber SuckMyMod.  Just by looking at it you can tell a lot of time when into designing this RDA.

The Nudge RDA has a pretty good build quality for an excellent price. Overall, the design is aesthetically pleasing, coming in several colors. There is a huge variety of colors outside of the normal black, stainless steel, gold and each RDA comes with a matching resin 810 drip tip. The engraving was all done after the barrel received the color coating, which is a nice touch.

The slight concave indention on the top (barrel section), instead of traditional knurling, makes it very easy to pull the top or adjust the airflow. 

The build deck is very unique and takes a little getting used to building on, so this RDA may not be beginner friendly.

The deck design makes it a little weird to build due with the way the coils need to be slid into notches on the side of the posts instead of just inserted into the posts as with most build decks. 

The posts take up space inside the RDA which in itself has pluses and minuses. The space restriction inside of the RDA will boost the flavor but the the coils being used will not be able to be huge. 

3mm flat or stapled claptons seem to be what the designers were expecting to be used in the RDA but standard wire will still work. 2.5mm coils might even be a better choice seeing as the deck space is limited.

When the coils are inserted they are aligned parallel to the center ramp of the deck. Placing the coils like this will expose the coil to the side airflow at an angle, which makes the air to hit the coil and swirl around the RDA before heading up the top.

The main benefit of the unique design to me seems to be that the RDA has a really nice center ramp that will aid in evenly distributing your juice. This little center ramp area also covers the PEEK insulator and 510 pin. 

Squonking with this RDA is pretty great thanks to the squonk pin included with the RDA. The squonking pin, once installed and used with a squonk box, will let juice out on both sides, again for even distribution of the juice.

Some people are the in the habit of over filling with some squonking RDAs, but with this one you really only need to squeeze once, wait a beat and then give one more easy squeeze. 

This a pretty good RDA that provides great flavor and lots of vapor production with fantastic squonking capability but would generally only recommend this for experienced RDA users.

Pros

  • outstanding flavor with huge vapor production
  • high build quality at a really good price point
  • looks cool and comes with a color matching 810 drip tip
  • squonking on this RDA is really good with the included squonk pin
  • squonk pin evenly distributes juice on both sides of the deck
  • center rail for even distribution of juice when dripping
  • interesting build deck
  • adjustable side airflow which hits to coils at an angle and then goes up
  • deep juice well
  • quality philips screws


Cons

  • the deck can be awkward (possibly frustrating) to build at first (not beginner friendly)
  • easy to short on this build deck so build on a regulated mod or ohm meter (consider using a regulated squonk box mod)

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Goon Rda Rating: 10/10

Goon RDA with Deck

528 customs brings the Goon RDA which has quickly become on of the most favored RDAs on the market thanks to great flavor and a clamp style build deck.

Pros

  • Short Chamber that delivers amazing flavor!
  • Clamp Style build deck making exotic coil builds easier to accomplish
  • great, smooth, controllable airflow for dual or single coil builds
  • Flat top cap to limit spit back
  • 24mm

Cons

  • Slight Con - brass top clamps are prone to slight bending on thicker coil builds. Flip top plate over on next build to restraighten.
  • Different build versions are slightly different prices, black or brass a bit more than the copper and stainless steel versions

Price: varies around $60

Best RDA for Cloud Chasing

All Around RDAs that have good airflow and flavor

A well designed RDA for cloud chasing would have:

  • a build deck for two coils - velocity for normal coil builds or clamp for exotic coils
  • lots of airflow is necessary to get a huge cloud
  • chuff style or competition tip (wide bore) - these are optional on a lot of RDAs
  • bigger chamber is a plus - more air means more room for vapor
  • deep juice well - more juice equals more vapor

Geekvape Loop Bf Rda Rating: 9/10

GeekVape Loop BF RDA collage

GeekVape continues to innovate with the release of the Loop RDA. The GeekVape Loop is a bottom airflow, squonk ready, beast RDA that has an interesting W-shaped build deck. The W shape is something new and pretty cool.

GeekVape designed the deck of the Loop to maximize the airflow hitting the coils from the bottom of the coil but fed from the sides. The airflow is very smooth for having such as weird shape, but it is coming in from the sides hitting the coils and going up. 

This thing produces a lot of dense vapor and it has a smooth draw! Some other huge cloud chucker RDAs really wash out the flavor but this RDA still has pretty good flavor.

When you look at the build deck, you can see that the leads from the two coils will cross if they are left too long, so this makes trimming the leads a little more difficult than with other postless decks. The fact that there isn't a base to lead insertion terminal makes trimming the coils a bit of a guessing game. This isn't a problem for experienced RDA users but could be strange for a beginner RDA user.

Try to get one lead just about right by placing the lead at the correct height clamping down to get a mark on it, then clip a bit longer than the mark, then match the other coil leads. 

GeekVape did decide to go with some beefy flat head screws on this on the deck which could be a pro or con depending on the vaper.

Another big plus for this deck is easy wicking. The Loop has those really wide half moon shaped wicking ports which are fantastic to use with a looser cotton. All that is required is a bit of fluffing, followed a quick snip and tuck. (Insert joke here)

This RDA is good for traditional drippers and squonkers alike. The deck has this center ramp that allows juice dripped from the top to hit the center part of the W deck get evenly distributed to each side of the RDA, but you need to drip it with the RDA held in a straight up and down position and not an angle. 

Squonkers obviously just give a couple of good squeezes, but this RDA performs a bit better with classic dripping.

This RDA provides a pretty good vape experience in general with flavor similar to other RDAs, it provides lots of vapor with a smooth draw, easily adjustable airflow with a locking top cap and to top it all off it looks pretty damn good.

Pros

  • huge vapor production without turbulent airflow
  • classic RDA flavor profile
  • Good build quality with innovative design at an affordable price point
  • easy adjustable airflow with smooth intake
  • Notched top cap to lock cap
  • Bottom airflow for max flavor and vapor
  • W shaped (something new!) build deck splits juice for even distribution of juice
  • Squonk Ready 510 pin included
  • 810 drip tip with 510 adapter 
  • uses thick flat head screws

Cons

  • The postless build deck layout requires an awkward lead insertion and lead trimming

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Vandy Vape Phobia 24 BF RDA collage

The Vandy Vape Phobia is a 24mm bottom airflow RDA that is designed by Alex from VapersMD (a popular Russian vaper), who has designed other hit products for Vandy Vape. This may be one of his best RDAs so far.

At first sight, the Phobia is striking in stainless steel with its two barrel sections in the packaging. It has one barrel section for use with a very large chuff cap that takes up the entire diameter of the barrel. 

The other included top section that is preinstalled is the traditional top that fits an ULTEM 810 drip tip but also includes a 510 drip tip adapter. 

Both tops work well, but the 810 is more for a mix of flavor and clouds, while the chuff is the reverse with more clouds than flavor.

Using the chuff cap top and the airflow wide open will produce quite a huge cloud.

The really stand out design decision on this RDA is the quad terminal postless build deck. It has big, beefy post screws milled right into the bottom of the RDA and base looks like it is milled from one solid piece (except for the PEEK insulator around two of the terminals of course!). 

In between the terminals, on opposing sides, are two sets of matching bottom airflow holes designed to hit the bottom and bottom-side of the coils for catching maximum flavor coming from the surface of the coils.

The airflow, bottom airflow slots placed right at the lower edge of the barrel, is easily controlled by twisting the top cap like normal. Twisting the barrel is smooth but is also a bit snug. 

Since the airflow holes on the deck are basically air jets for hitting the coil, the RDA can be a bit loud.

Building the RDA is very straight forward on this deck and is made easy with the large 3mm terminal openings which are capable of holding quite wide prebuilt coils. 

This deck design is capable of single or dual coil builds like any other postless deck but performs better with a two coil build installed due to the bottom airflow. With two coils, building closer to the air flows is easier, but a larger diameter single coil build will work.

The juice well is 5mm deep has a special raised cutout over the 510 for even distribution of juice when the bottom feed pin (squonk pin) is installed.

The Vandy Vape Phobia is a strong performing bottom airflow RDA that is easy to build and performs like a champ. It has great flavor, big billowy clouds, is great for squonking, has several unique features, high build quality, looks great and has a great price.

Pros

  • great flavor
  • high build quality and design
  • easy build postless deck
  • beefy post screws
  • bottom feed (squonk) pin included
  • squonk pin evenly distributes juice in the well
  • fantastic bottom airflow with plenty of air hitting the bottom and sides of the coils
  • comes in stainless steel, matte black, gold and rainbow

Cons

  • a bit loud

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Wotofo Troll V2 Rating: 8/10

Wotofo has made some significant upgrades to the Troll for version 2 making it one of the best, affordable RDAs.  Significant airflow, deep well, and deck improvements provide a mix of great flavor and huge clouds.

Pros

  • Huge Vapor Production for dense clouds
  • great airflow and air control options
  • easy to control airflow for good flavor
  • deep juice well
  • easy to build and use

Cons

o-rings and fit can be tight (can counter by lubing with a bit of juice)

Best RDTA


An RDTA combines the best of the RDA and RTA worlds, the strong flavor profile of an RDA with the ease of having a tank built into the bottom to avoid having to refill constantly.

Vandy Vape Pyro Rdta Rating: 9/10

The Pyro RDTA from Vandy Vape is definitely one of the best RDTAs to date. It takes a similar build deck and wide wick ports that was used on the hit Kylin RTA (minus the bottom airflow), familiar adjustable side airflow and has a simple yet profound juice hole plug system built into the top cap.

Refilling the tank now is as simple as on most tanks and RDAs; pull the top, squeeze and recap.

The deck utilizes a post-less system making the coils vertical rather than horizontal. The deck is capable of housing two regular sized coils or one larger single coil if desired.  In single coil mode, the diameter of the coil needs to be wider to have enough cotton to fill the very wide wicking ports.

Building the deck is fairly straight forward, however, since it is post-less the coil leads need to be trimmed before you put them in place. Make sure the leads are too long rather than too short before putting them in place.

I love the performance of the Pyro RDTA, particularly in standard two coil setup. Lots of flavor with enough air to produce thick vapor clouds.

Pros

  • Strong flavor profile
  • enjoyable vape experience
  • very similar build deck to the well received Vandy Vape Kylin RTA
  • single or dual coil builds 
  • gold plated philips and allen (grub) screws included
  • very wide wicking ports help prevent dry hits
  • well controlled side airflow
  • 810 Drip tip default (1 ultem and 1 delrin included)
  • 510 adapter included

Cons

  • top knurling could be more pronounced and middle section can be awkward to grip for removal

Geekvape Peerless Rdta Rating: 9/10

Geekvape Peerless RDTA collage

The Geekvape Peerless RDTA may be one of the best RDTAs of the year, thanks to its versatile build deck, single coil capability, high build quality and strong performance.

The Peerless RDTA has essentially all classic RDTA design features plus the killer build deck. This RDTA is like the fusion of the Geekvape Avocado and the Geekvape Peerless RDA. 

The two post, three terminal per post build deck is really suited to vaping enthusiasts with an adventurous spirit. It is capable of both single and two coil builds. 

For single coil: install one coil, trim and pop in the ceramic block. Done. For two coil, proceed as normal. 

However, having three terminals per post is far from normal. Building this deck is simple. It still need to have a lead of the coil in opposing posts, but now you have a variety of placement options depending on the size of your builds. 

There are lots of placement options here. This deck is one of those choose your own adventure type situations.

Everything is secured with top placed, hardened dog grub screws (tool included). Having hardened screws is a real plus here. This deck invites plenty of use.

The Peerless has a good flavor profile on both single and two coils builds. The airflow is easily controllable and provides the right amount of airflow for the selected build, even single coil. 

Geekvape has included both an 810, as well as a 510 (adapter included) drip tips. Every bit of performance is tune-able on this tank.

The build diversity of this deck, hardened screws, high build quality, and overall strong performance make this RDTA a survivor that will be used for some time to come. 

If you could only have one RDTA in your arsenal, the Geekvape Peerless RDTA is a solid choice.

Pros

  • Incredibly versatile build deck with unique triple terminal per post design which makes for very diverse build options
  • capable of single coil builds with included ceramic block
  • capable of single airflow to match single coil build
  • hardened screws
  • great performance; great flavor and vapor production
  • high build quality

Cons

juice port seems a bit small for larger glass stems but still usable




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The Best Vape Juices in 2018 (E-Juice and E-Liquid)

We have compiled a list of the best vape juices on the market, as well as the best e-juice brands, from our years in the vaping industry. Vape juice (e-liquid) is the vaper's most difficult and expensive (over time) choice. No sense in vaping garbage or wasting your money on junk.

Best Vape Juice (E-Juice) Flavors

Classes of Flavor Types

One of the best parts about switching from cigarettes to vaping is all the variety of flavors you will now have at your disposal. I myself liked the tobacco taste so for the first few months I was vaping tobacco flavors. If you smoked menthols there is also a wide variety for you also. Everyone has their own taste buds so opinions will vary but most people like the fruity flavors, bakery style, or dessert E-Liquids.




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Best Cotton For Coil Building


Cotton Bacon V2 Rating: 9/10

Cotton Bacon V2 wicking cotton

Wick'n'Vape has come up with a really great wicking cotton blend here in Cotton Bacon version 2. 

Cotton Bacon was designed with the goal of making a 100% safe, pure and durable wick. Some organic cottons can still contain some traces of organic pesticides or fragrances, but not Cotton Bacon.

Wick'N'Vape uses a U.S. grown dual fiber blend that has been cleaned thoroughly and had all non-cellulose fiber removed. This process leaves just super clean pure cotton wicking material behind.

In the resealable pouch you get several 4" 'bacon' like strips which can easily be separated, torn or cut.  No more cutting a strip off your cotton pad or trying to deal with cotton balls.  This stuff is very easy to build with and looks very clean.

Wick'N'Vape claims no break in period as it is a 100% tasteless wick. When tested it actually did have a very short break in period but it was only a handful of drags as opposed to the half a tank or more break in with other cottons. 

Cotton Bacon can keep up with my chain vaping.This is a very absorbent wick and I have only experienced dry hits when I accidentally let the tank get too low. When this occurred, the cotton was able to recover without giving me that residual 'dry hit' burnt flavor.

Love this stuff. Provides a great vape, easy to use, and it is fairly inexpensive for the amount of cotton strips you get.

Pros

  • U.S.A grown cotton, processed and cleaned for a safety
  • looks great 
  • very short break in period and tasteless
  • fast wicking, which helps prevent dry hits on chain vaping
  • easy to use, separate and tear
  • comes stacked in a resealable pouch; just pull a bit out like big league chew and reseal
  • doesn't burn as easily when a dry hit does occur
  • very low flavor retention when switching juices w/o rewicking which could be effected by the coil itself




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