Best Cheap RTAs 2018


Hello dear vapers, Anthony Vapes here again. Sometimes we all want a little upgrade in our life but don’t want to spend a lot of money so I compiled a list of the best cheap RTAs for you. Everything on this list can be usually found at 30 USD or less and worse case at 40 USD or less and has enough variety to fill anyone’s needs.

My list of best cheap RTAs 2018 includes: 

1. Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA

The Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA is a well built and affordable option as a first RTA. Made for MTL low watt vaping this RTA comes with a generous 3ml capacity and even better 5ml capacity bubble glass. There are a ton of air options for it to tune your vape as well as a nice easy build deck to learn on with some nice quality hex grub screws.

Best Cheap RTAs 2018

Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA Pros and Cons 


  • Attractive aesthetics
  • Simple 5-piece design
  • Few O-rings
  • Eight different MTL airflow options
  • Four airflow cube configurations
  • Delivers airflow to coils evenly
  • Saturated flavor
  • Defined throat hit
  • Top fill
  • TPD version available


  • Adjustment wheel should be tighter.

Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA Video Review 

2. Cthulhu Hastur MTL RTA Mini 

The mini version of the original hastur comes next on the best cheap RTAs list. This small well build affordable MTL RTA is very portable and looks good on a small mod. One of the smallest ones on the list. It only has a 2ml capacity to it, but comes with a nice frosted spare glass tank to give it a unique look. Plenty of air options to tune your vape, a nice easy build deck to build on and good quality post screws means it’s a great starting RTA.

Best Cheap RTAs 2018

Cthulhu Hastur MTL RTA Mini Pros and Cons 


  • Great Build Quality
  • 2 Standard 510 tips included
  • Good quality post screws
  • Affordable price
  • Fill holes are large.
  • Great threading
  • Nice easy to build and wick deck
  • Nice frosted spare glass included
  • Plenty of spare accessories
  • Good flavor for an MTL RTA
  • Nice smooth AFC
  • No whistle or loud air on any setting
  • Love the top fill design


  • Fewer air options than the original Hastur
  • Lack of color options

Cthulhu Hastur MTL RTA Mini Video Review 

3. Cthulhu Hastur MTL RTA 

The original Hastur MTL RTA is the biggest one on the MTL list. If you don’t mind the extra bulk what you get is a well built affordable MTL RTA. It has a nice 3.5ml capacity and also a frosted glass tank like the mini. The defining feature is replaceable inserts at the air under the coil to fine tune your vape. Despite its size the air options, frost tank and easy to build on deck with good post screws make this a nice way to start.

Best Cheap RTAs 2018

Cthulhu Hastur MTL RTA Pros and Cons 


  • Highly customizable airflow
  • Dense saturated flavor
  • Good machining
  • Easy to install coils
  • No leaking
  • Bayonet-style top cap design


  • You can’t remove the build deck when tank is full.
  • No 22mm option for smaller mods

Cthulhu Hastur MTL RTA Video Review 

4. 3Cvape Savour MTL RTA

The 3Cvape Savour MTL RTA is a quite small MTL RTA with a unique design. While only 2ml in capacity it comes with an ultem colored tank or frosted tank depending on your color option with matching drip tip to make it stand out. A nice simple easy to build on build deck with good quality screws and an affordable price makes this well worth the look.

Best Cheap RTAs 20183Cvape Savour MTL RTA Pros and Cons


  • Build Quality
  • Standard matching 510 tip
  • good quality post screws (hex head)
  • price point (around 35 USD)
  • large fill holes
  • great threading
  • nice easy to build and wick deck
  • plenty of spare o-rings and post screws
  • matching ultem or frosted acrylic tank depending on color
  • plenty of air options from tight MTL to restrictive lung hit
  • good flavor for a MTL RTA
  • gold plated 510 pin


  • lack of color options (only SS and black)

3Cvape Savour MTL RTA Video 

5. Augvape Intake RTA 

This new RTA from Augvape was designed with beginners in mind. The unique top airflow system that channels to the bottom allows people to not worry about leaks while learning how to wick so if you don’t get it right the first time you don’t wind up with a huge mess. It’s affordable and available in a wide range of colors lots of accessories and a simple easy to build on deck and affordable price makes this a great choice for beginners.

Best Cheap RTAs 2018Augvape Intake RTA Pros & Cons 


  • Easy to build on
  • Good flavour
  • Good clouds
  • Clever airflow design
  • Leak proof
  • Sturdy
  • Bubble glass included
  • X2 810 drip tips
  • 510 adaptor
  • Decent price
  • Choice of colours:


  • Restricted DTL draw
  • Slightly odd looking
  • No coils included

Augvape Intake RTA Video 

6. Geekvape Ammit 25 

The Ammit 25 is one of the best single coil RTAs on the market for flavor. It won’t give you the leak protection if you wick it wrong like the intake however it will perform with the best of them flavorwise.

It’s still quite easy to wick though and has a nice easy to build on deck and doesn’t take a huge build for great flavor. Comes with 3ml and 5ml capacity options. Affordable and in tons of colors with tons of accessoires, the Ammit 25 is a real winner for beginners and more advanced vapers. There is no doubt that Geekvape Ammit 25 deserves a place in this best cheap RTAs list.

Best Cheap RTAs 2018Geekvape Ammit 25 Pros and Cons


  • Machining
  • Flavor
  • Clouds
  • Huge fill port
  • 2 size configurations
  • TPD compliant
  • 2 drip tips
  • 810 and 510 compatible
  • Smooth airflow
  • Great for flat wire or exotic coils
  • Bottom and side airflow


  • No knurling on the top cap
  • Needs more room on the base to clip your leads

Geekvape Ammit 25 Video Review 

Thank you for reading and I really appreciate! Hope this article can help you find your best cheap RTAs. I will be back with more reviews soon! Keep calm and vape on!

Anthony Vapes

I started vaping in late 2011 to quit chewing tobacco. over the past few years i got a lot more into the hobby side and buying and collecting a lot of gear. Fed up with the lack of good fair reviews i decided to start doing reviews late 2016 and haven’t looked back. I enjoy providing people with technical reviews that are fair and unbiased and from a place of knowledge to help them spend their money wisely.