Best RTA for 2018
Hello dear vapers, Mike Strong here again. Several months ago, I posted an article entitled Best Vape Pens for 2018 so far on The Vaping Times, and I decided to keep that trend going with this article. Today I am going to talk about the Best RTA of 2018 so far!
My List of Best RTA 2018 Includes:
1. Geekvape Blitzen RTA
Geekvape Blitzen RTA comes first in this best RTA list. The Blitzen RTA is one of the latest offerings by the powerhouse that is Geekvape. The Blitzen is reminiscent of the Aromatizer RTA that hit our shelves a couple of years ago but brings updated features and even better vape quality.
This 24mm atomizer comes with multiple glass options to give you between 2ml capacity and 5ml capacity with the bubble glass option. This RTA features a postless dual coil deck with slotted screws at the size of the deck.
It features a honeycomb airflow that is as close to the coils as you can get, bringing a smooth airflow and superb flavor. The large wicking holes allow your liquid to saturate the cotton giving you a juicy, moist vape experience! It also comes with a unique “snakeskin” wide bore drip tip that varies in color depending on the tank color, that just looks awesome!
The build quality of this tank is phenomenal and provides you with the high standard that you expect from Geekvape!
Geekvape Blitzen RTA Pros & Cons
- Excellent machining with exquisite looks
- Innovative airflow design
- Killer cloud
- Killer Flavour
- Smooth airflow
- Ease of build
- Dual or single builds on a well designed, postless deck
- Wicking can be a bit of a challenge
Geekvape Blitzen RTA Video Review
2. Wotofo Bravo RTA
Wotofo is also well-known for their incredible products such as the Troll RDA / RTA and the Serpent RTA, and they have now released the Bravo RTA.
This is a 25mm RTA that comes with a “half turn” top fill system and a resin style 810 drip tip depending on which color tank you choose (are you noticing a trend?). The tank is capable of 4.5ml capacity as standard and a whopping 6ml with the bubble glass. Even with your juice guzzling builds, that’s enough to keep you topped up all day!
The deck on the Bravo RTA is something special too and features a clamp style deck that flattens against your coils when you tighten one of the 4 x Philips head screws. This is perfect for your flatter wire builds, and features a banked airflow to direct the flow directly underneath the coils.
The large juice flow holes will compensate your larger builds (tested up to 3mm fused Clapton) to deliver a constant flow of liquid to your cotton, to give you a dense vaping experience.
Wotofo Bravo RTA Pros & Cons
- Nice Looks
- Multiple Capacities
- TPD Compliant
- 3 Glass Sections Included
- Great DT
- 510 DT Adapter
- Well Machined
- ½ Turn Top Cap
- Smooth Airflow
- Great Flavor
- Decent Clouds
- Innovative Deck
- It’s easy to wick.
- Clamp Style Deck
- Takes Big Flat Wire Builds
- Nice deck Screws
- Coils are included.
- Great Knurling
- No juice flow control
- Not a huge build deck
Wotofo Bravo RTA Video Review
3. Blitz Intrepid RTA
Although I haven’t heard of Blitz before this product, they have done extremely well and should have a place in my best RTA list!
This 24.5mm RTA has a 3.5mm capacity (no extra bubble on this) and a unique postless deck. The deck is separated down the middle by a ceramic block that accommodates for either a single or a dual coil build. This is the first of the RTAs I have mentioned that can officially take a single coil.
The ceramic block sits between the positive and negative posts and provides the airflow underneath the coil. The block is press fit into the deck with an o-ring (time will tell if this holds up with regular changes) and means you can build the coil very close to the deck without a worry of shorting.
The tank features a pretty unique hinged top cap for filling and it locks into place with a satisfying click. The drip tip on this is also pretty unique, in so much that is doesn’t push into the body, but the drip tip is more of a resin sleeve that sits around the mouthpiece on the top cap. Unfortunately, this means you have to use the proprietary ones, but I really enjoy the airflow and feel of the “drip tip”.
Blitz Intrepid RTA Pros & Cons
- The vapour output is immense with flat coils.
- The flavour output is beautiful with round section coils.
- Clever Design
- Excellent Easy Top Fill
- Good Kit With 3 Drip Tips
- Excellent Capacity
- No Leaks
- Sturdy Tank
- Airflow is too open for me.
- I found single coil build a bit difficult.
Blitz Intrepid RTA Video Review
4. Digiflavor Pharaoh Mini RTA
Digiflavor Pharaoh Mini RTA offers unparalleled flavor and one of the most user-friendly build decks in the industry. This is a truly unique RTA which features a dual bridge clamp post deck with quad post holes for the largest builds for large builds and massive cloud production on command.
Expand your e–juice capacity or keep it simple with a variable 2mL or 5mL tank glass section built to please a many vapers. This top-filled RTA allows for on the go fill ups and a tightly sealed tank section bound to offer a reliable RTA experience for seasoned vapers and those who are new to the RTA game.
A juice flow control will allow vapers to introduce a greater volume of e–juice into the cotton or reduce the flow of e-juice for the greatest control possible.
The RTA contains the 810 PEI drip tip which is used to enhance cloud production and reduce heat, providing a pleasant draw each time. In my opinion, Digiflavor Pharaoh Mini RTA deserves a place in this best RTA list.
Digiflavor Pharaoh Mini RTA Pros & Cons
- The flavor is great!
- It’s easy to build and wick.
- Airflow clicks in place
- Multiple included drip tips
- Convertible to a 5 ml capacity
- It performs well at low wattages.
- No leaking
- Fits larger coil builds
- Slightly turbulent airflow
Digiflavor Pharaoh Mini RTA Video Review
5. Geekvape Creed RTA
Geekvape Creed RTA is a 25mm RTA with unique interchangeable internal chambers which greatly improve airflow of the RTA. This package has three different chambers: one solid chamber, one vertical grill slotted chamber, and one rounded grill patterned chamber.
Each interchangeable chamber is designed to align the air ports directly to the coils. Airflow is adjusted by a knurled bottom ring which has two 10mm x 3mm air slots.
The Geekvape Creed RTA comes pre-installed with a 6.5ml bubble glass and has a 4.5ml standard glass for replacement, featuring a threaded top-filling cap with two wide juice ports.
This RTA is capable of single or dual coil builds. The build deck has two large 9mm x 3mm wicking ports.
The RTA has three drip tips: a 14mm tapered bore ULTEM drip tip, an 11mm standard bore frosted 810 drip tip, and a 12mm tapered bore Delrin 810 drip tip. It also has a stainless steel and glass construction and a gold plated 510 connection.
The Creed RTA is an outstanding large e-juice capacity RTA with a versatile airflow, great for vapers looking for a tank that lasts all day, which of course deserves a place in this best RTA list.
Geekvape Creed RTA Pros & Cons
- Solid machining and beautiful design
- Many airflow options
- Large tank capacity
- Accommodating wicking system
- Airflow is supernatural.
- Huge vapor
- Great flavor
- The airflow caps sit tight.
Geekvape Creed RTA Video Review
6. Augvape Intake 24mm RTA
Augvape Intake RTA is a 24mm rebuildable tank atomizer with a quarter turn threaded top cap with top-filling capability, exposing two large filling ports, allowing the RTA to hold 4.2ml of e-juice.
The build deck of Augvape Intake is a two-post build deck which must be removed from the RTA base.
Airflow enters the Intake RTA through two adjustable top air slots which measure at 10mm x 3mm each and can be fully closed. A 8mm-wide bore delrin drip tip enables the vaper to intake enough vapor. However, for more versatility, a 510 drip tip adapter is included.
The Augvape Intake RTA is a simple RTA, perfect for those who are looking for an RTA which can be used as a regular or shorty-sized rebuildable tank atomizer. From my point of view, Augvape Intake RTA should be included in this best RTA list.
Augvape Intake 24mm RTA Pros & Cons
- Very easy to build on
- Great flavor
- Decent clouds
- Innovative airflow design
- No leaking
- Sturdy and solid
- Bubble glass is included
- two 810 drip tips and 510 adapter
- Affordable price
- No coils are included.
- Wicking is a little fiddly.
Augvape Intake 24mm RTA Video Review
7. Hellvape X Heathen Dead Rabbit RTA
The HellVape Dead Rabbit 25mm RTA is the resulting brainchild between HellVape and Vapin’ Heathen. The Dead Rabbit RTA is 25mm in diameter and can hold 4.5ml of e-juice with bubble glass tube. This RTA introduces an unique “Rabbit Ear” design with ample build space and generous post holes, giving you the choice of single or dual coil builds. Unlike most of the RTAs, the RTA has a top side diagonal airflow design that focuses on flavor and effectively prevents leaking. Its knurled grip top refill has the quick access design for convenient refill access. Furthermore, for your convenience, the Dead Rabbit RTA includes a colored resin dip tip, a black resin tip, and a 510 adapter. With unique post deck and top side airflow, this RTA will give you a wonderful flavor and an amazing vaping experience.
Hellvape X Heathen Dead Rabbit RTA Pros & Cons
- Leak Proof
- Rabbit Ear Style Design
- 4.5ml Capacity with Bubble Glass
- Great Quality
- Very Easy to Build
- Nice Flavor
- Drip Tips are a little short.
Hellvape X Heathen Dead Rabbit RTA Video Review
8. Vandy Vape Revolver RTA
Vandy Vape Revolver RTA is a 25 mm single-coil rebuildable tank atomizer which features a unique revolving internal adjustable airflow for a variety of airflow styles. With it straight glass design, the tank can hold 3 ml of e-juice but with the bulb glass, the RTA supports a massive 5 ml e-liquid capacity. Its single post build design allows flavor chasers to build with no wasted space. The Revolver RTA also features a spinning barrel airflow system which allows vapers to modify the airflow on the inside of the deck rather than the outside, essentially choosing how the air will be hitting their coil. From my point of view, Vandy Vape Revolver RTA deserves a place in this best RTA list.
Vandy Vape Revolver RTA Pros & Cons
- Acrylic tip is very sexy.
- Very easy to build
- Selectable airflow to suit your coil
- Nice flavor
5 ml e-liquid capacity with bubble glass
- Drip tip o-ring is too tight.
No spring for ceramic block
Vandy Vape Revolver RTA Video Review
Moving into the RTA scene could be a new thing for you in 2018, but with the amazing tanks that we have seen just 10 months in, you will not be short of products to find your perfect tank. I have personally always favoured an RTA over an RDA, so seeing what is coming out already, it makes me excited for what else 2018 will bring!
Thanks for reading dear vapers. I really appreciate! Hope this article can help you find your best RTA.
I have been vaping for over 5 years and have been a keen hobbyist ever since starting. I moved into the review side of things after the success of my @mikethevaper Twitter page and have been striving to provide help and knowledge ever since.