Single coil RDAs are all the rage these days. Perfect for all the popular squonk mods. But how can you decide which one is best for you? While at The Vaping Times we want to make it easy for you so we compiled a list of the best single coil RDAs currently available in 2018. I recommend reading reviews on each to find the one that suits you the best. So in no particular order here are the best single coil RDAs currently available.
My list of best single coil RDAs includes:
1. Oumier Wasp Nano
The Oumier Wasp Nano came out in mid-2017 but is still readily available and very inexpensive making it a great starter choice due to its low cost.
With an easy to build deck and much better quality then you’d expect at the price point it’s an easy choice. It comes with a standard 510 pin and a squonk pin and is available in a wide range of colors and the caps can even be purchased separately.
It’s a 22mm RDA. They have resin caps and ultem caps as well for a unique look. It doesn’t come with a drip tip and doesn’t need one but you can use your own 510 drip tips on it if you please. This tiny inexpensive RDA has become a community cult classic.
- Very affordable
- Easy to build and wick
- Leak resistant
- Perfect for squonking
- Low profile design
- Excellent flavor
- No dual coil option
Oumier Wasp Nano Video Review
2. Kaees Aladdin BF RDA
The Kaees Aladdin BF RDA hasn’t got the attention it deserves. Priced well and in many color options this RDA is very versatile.
It features triple airflow with top, side, and bottom so works well with many builds. It has a 24mm RDA with included BF and regular 510 pin. It’s got a very nice quality to it even with a gold plated 510 pin and nice post screws and an easy to build deck. It’s a very good universal choice for many and includes an ultem 510 drip tip.
- Good flavor
- Squonk pin included (and regular pin for non-squonking)
- Standard 510 tip (Ultem)
- Easy to build (great build deck)
- Price point
- Color options
- Good quality
- Top airflow hard to adjust and isn’t needed
- Easy to over squonk or over drip and creating a leak
- Small juice well
Kaees Aladdin BF RDA Video Review
3. Vapefly Galaxies MTL RDA
The Vapefly Galaxies MTL RDA is a premier option for those who want a MTL vape but has a ton of airflow options making it a solid choice for restricted DTL vaping as well.
It’s a lower watt vapers dream. Very well priced and great quality this RDA has a whopping 7 color options to match any set up and features a PMMA or delrin spacer to dissipate heat so no hot lips.
It’s easy to build and very customizable due to the many airflow options and a great quality. It comes with a delrin or PMMA 510 drip tip depending on which color you choose and both a BF pin and standard 510 pin.
- Many airflow options
- Satisfying MTL draw
- Great machining and build quality
- Good flavor
- Practical notches on the top cap
- Impressive throat hit
- Very affordable
- Fiddly wire trapping design
- Airflow options can get confusing
- Can’t really drip through the mouthpiece
- Some condensation
Vapefly Galaxies MTL RDA Video Review
4.Wotofo Recurve RDA
An RDA by the very popular company Wotofo in collaboration with popular Vape Reviewer Mike Vapes, this RDA is a step up for wotofo.
Not the easiest to build due to being a postless deck but they do include a tool to make it easier. Not a lot of airflow options and not made for massive coils it’s mostly a restricted DTL vape with less air then you would think.
The quality is much improved over their past products with the exception of still using poor post screws. If you can look past the issues and limitations it’s a solid choice.
It’s available in 6 colors and the coloring on it looks beautiful and it comes with both a standard 510 pin and BF 510 pin. It comes with a nice standard 810 resin drip tip and PMMA drip tip as well as a 510 adapter.
- Smooth airflow
- Really good flavor
- Great vapor production (for a single-coil RDA)
- Unique curvy look
- Comfortable curvy 810 drip tips
- Excellent build quality
- Many accessories
- Flawless squonking
- Hard to make it leak
- Perfect match for single-battery squonk mods
- Very affordable
- Some might not like the curves
- Engraving gets dirty / hard to clean
Wotofo Recurve RDA Video Review
5. Wotofo Nudge 22 RDA
Another showing from Wotofo as they have been making a lot of single coil RDAs lately, more than most companies. I have to say that this RDA is one of my favorite single coil RDAs at the moment.
The nudge 22 has a standard 510 pin and BF 510 pin included and comes with a nice resin or delrin 810 drip tip depending on color and a 510 adapter.
I love the flavor of the Wotofo Nudge 22mm RDA! I’d say that it is better with the restricted airflow top cap, but whatever top cap you choose to use, I’m sure that you’ll be happy with the flavor of the RDA!
As for the clouds, they’re pretty good! As with the 24mm version of the RDA, I wouldn’t call it a cloud chasing RDA, but it certainly produces some dense clouds!
- Flavor For Days
- Great Cloudage for A Single Coil Atty
- Comes In Great Colors
- Built well
- Super Easy To Build On
- Easy To Wick
- Really Comfortable DT
- Smooth Airflow On Either Barrel
- Nice Deck Screws
- Great Price Point
- Airflow Could Use More Range For Each Barrel
- Should Have Included A Shorter DT
Wotofo Nudge 22 RDA Video Review
6. Vandy Vape Pulse 22 RDA
Vandy Vape Pulse 22 BF RDA has a unique leak-proof tubular side direct airflow, which is creative and makes vaping smoother. With 2 big Philips screws on the side, the deck is easy to build. At the bottom of the atomizer, there is a squonk pin. Vapers can fill the e-liquid through the pin. Therefore, it’s a good way to avoid leakage and oil wasting.
Once you’ve established the correct length of the legs on the coil, this RDA is easy to build on. If you aim to have the top of the coil level with the airflow tubes then you’ll definitely get the benefits of this little RDA.
The Philips Head screws on the deck are a real bonus but if you prefer, you can always switch these out for the supplied grub/hex screws.
The flavor and vapor production are very good. But I would recommend a minimum of 3.0 mm diameter for the coil and a decent amount of wattage 60 to 70 watts to make this RDA shine.
- Looks very nice
- Very easy to build and use
- The airflow is very smooth.
- Good flavor and decent vapor production
- It’s hard to over squonk e-liquid into the deck.
- Airflow hole alignment
Thank you for reading! I really appreciate! Hope this best single coil RDAs list can be helpful while you’re searching for the vape devices that fit you best. If you have better single coil RDAs to recommend, please don’t hesitate leave a comment below. We’ll update this list after using them.
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.