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Augvape Intake 24mm RTA

Augvape Intake RTA
9.5/10 icon-question Review score
  • 2.5 ml or 4.2 ml tank capacity
  • No risk of burning your lips thanks to the unique design

Augvape Intake RTA is a single-coil, top-airflow RTA built by Augvape in partnership with Mike Vapes. It promises no leaks and looks very...

Ares RTA

Innokin Ares RTA
  • Stainless steel and glass construction
  • Adjustable Airflow

SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast Tank

Smok TFV8 Cloud Beast tank
  • Good performance at any power level
  • Has the ability to use some different coil heads

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#1 Augvape Intake 24mm RTA

Augvape Intake RTA

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9.5/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
24 mm (0,94")
Tank capacity:
2.5ml/4.2 ml
Material:
Stainless steel and glass
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Heat-up time
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Pros:

  • Available in multiple colors
  • Top fill
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Is very easy to setup

Cons:

  • The draw feels a bit restricted
  • Does not come with a coil

Augvape Intake RTA is a single-coil, top-airflow RTA built by Augvape in partnership with Mike Vapes. It promises no leaks and looks very good as well thanks to its stainless steel and glass construction. The standard tank offers a capacity of 2.5ml, whereas the bubble tank offers a capacity of 4.2ml. It comes with a drip tip and drip tip adapter among other accessories.

Augvape Intake RTA concentrates more on the taste – made possible with three holes below the coil – hence the vapor may not be up to the mark for some users. Wicking is easy with this unit thanks to its two wick slots that ensure a dry hit is not an issue.


#2 Ares RTA

Innokin Ares RTA

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9/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
24 mm (0,94")
Tank capacity:
4 ml
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Heat-up time
icon-battery 1 second

Pros:

  • A very attractive design, especially the bell-shaped conical reduced chamber
  • Reduced air turbulence
  • Top fill

Cons:

  • Not very easy to clean
  • The mouthpiece can often get very hot

Ares RTA is the result of a collaboration between three great names: Phil Busardo, Innokin, and Dimitris Agrafiotis. This mouth to lung rta is very easy to build and features a drop-in coil sky build deck, top side filling system, and barrier to prevent leaking.

Adjustable airflow ensures the taste is excellent, and so is the vapor. Moreover, the filling mechanism is also very easy, and the unit produces no noise allowing a great vaping experience.

Designed by experts, it is very attractive to look at and is available in black and stainless steel. The top-fill system makes the unit a breeze to use, making it a perfect option for beginners. It comes with a spare glass tank, drip tips (2x), o-rings, a hex key, Kanthal wire, 1.0-ohm coils (2x), cotton, and flathead screws (2x).


#3 SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast Tank

Smok TFV8 Cloud Beast tank

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8.5/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
24.5 mm (0.94")
Material:
Stainless steel
Capacity:
5.5 ml with T8-V8 coil/ 6 ml with V8-Q4 coil
Thread:
510
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • High-wattage performer
  • Many coil options
  • RBA options available
  • 510-threading
  • Precision airflow holes
  • 6ml e-juice capacity
  • Large, top-fill e-juice ports

Cons:

  • Leakage problems

Smok has christened this RTA “The Cloud Beast,” and it’s with good reason too. The different coil heads that are provided with the TFV8 mean that it is possible to vape between 50w and 240w. The higher the wattage chosen, the bigger the clouds that are created. It exists up to its name and produces clouds of an incredible size. The different coil heads provide different experiences for different vapers. No matter what requirements people have there is something for everyone. In addition to this, the build quality is excellent; the Smok TFV8 never feels like a cheap piece of plastic when it’s being held.

The adjustable air holes mean that it caters to people who want to vape at a lower wattage as well as people who are hungry to create huge clouds. It is leak resistant which is useful because it does use up a lot of e-liquid. That’s not a surprise though, a box mod this powerful and with such large coils was always likely to drain juice quickly.


#4 Kylin Mini RTA

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini RTA

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8.3/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
24.4 mm (0.94")
Capacity options:
3 ml/5 ml
Material:
Stainless steel and pyrex glass
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 seconds

Pros:

  • Looks very attractive
  • Is very easy to use and comes with a manual
  • Highly durable
  • Bubble glass

Cons:

  • May whistle at times

Kylin Mini RTA is a product that has been designed keeping in mind the end user. It’s based on the now-popular Kylin platform and comes with a 3ml tank that’s expandable – up to 5ml.

Its other main highlights include an impressive deck, spare parts, drip tip and adapter, and a dynamic airflow system. It also produces a good amount of vapor and offers a strong flavor. The unit has a solid core and the deck comes with 21 air channels, all in honeycomb style.

This single-coil RTA also offers good wicking and even lets you control airflow. It’s also very easy to use thanks to features such as a removable top cap and an adjustable flow control ring.


#5 Griffin 25 RTA

Griffin 25 RTA by Geek Vape

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8.1/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
25 mm (0.98")
Tank capacity:
6.2 ml
Material:
Stainless steel
Vapor production
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Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 seconds

Pros:

  • Produces excellent amount of vapor
  • Leak resistant
  • Operates silently
  • Ability to control the flow of juice

Cons:

  • The design is not very impressive
  • Wicking can be a bit difficult

While the company, Geek Vape, is new to the market, Griffin 25 RTA has already received a lot of recognition thanks to its ability to fit large coins, wick, and product good vapor and flavor.

It comes with several accessories and spare parts including a wide bore drip tip, replacement glass tube, drip tip adapter, Allen key, and two ceramic blocks. The unit supports double or single coil builds, and has a top airflow design that is also adjustable. It is available in black and stainless steel and is also very easy to use. Changing the coil is a piece of cake thanks to the velocity style deck and filling is also not a problem


#6 Kayfun V5 RTA by SvoëMesto

Kayfun V5 RTA by SvoëMesto image

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8/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
22 mm (0.87")
Capacity:
4 ml
Material:
Stainless steel
Thread:
510
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • German engineered from high-quality materials (stainless steel and quartz glass)
  • Large build deck for single and dual coil builds
  • PEEK insulator
  • POM-Inlay drip tip prevents overheating
  • For mouth-to-lung and direct-lung vaping
  • An e-juice control flow ring
  • Precision airflow control
  • Top-fill design

Cons:

  • High-priced
  • Low e-juice capacity (4ml)

The Kayfun V5 is one of the smallest RTAs around coming in at just 22mm in diameter. It comes with an anti-heat drip tip, so there are no worries about getting burned when using the Kayfun V5 on a higher wattage. There is also a large amount of room for configuring the Kayfun V5 to exactly the right specifications for each user too.

The Kayfun V5 has both a juice flow control and an airflow control meaning that no matter what the requirements for the user the Kayfun V5 can cater to their needs. It also offers both a 4ml and 5ml tank option depending on how much juice each user likes to carry with them. The Kayfun V5 makes sure that every user can vape exactly how they want to.

What are RTAs?

They are pretty much like a sub-ohm tank but usually have RBA decks. RTAs don’t come with built-in coils, and thus offer a lot more options for customizing your vaping experience. They have everything from build decks to wicking materials, to coil configuration. You can flirt with so many different things and their combinations, that even the sky isn’t the limit.

Let’s move to the next question, which one is the very best RTA available on the market? Well, there are no silver bullets. One of the RTAs might be ideal for one vaper, but might be a total disaster for another. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the very best RTAs, one of them will fit your bill. With an array of materials, there are types of RTAs that will suit every taste and budget. From Delrin drip tips to glass tanks, the different materials are what sets each brand and model RTA apart.


RTA Capacity Price
Augvape Intake 24mm RTA 4.2ml $31.95
Ares RTA 4ml $35.99
SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast Tank 6ml $34.95
Kylin Mini RTA 3 ml/5 ml $40.00
Griffin 25 RTA 6.2ml $24.49
Kayfun V5 RTA by SvoëMesto 4ml $119.95

RTA vaporizers are the next step forward for people who have just entered the vaping world. RTA vapes offer some benefits that make them useful for all vapers. As they are cheaper in the long run, they last longer, they give better flavor, and once the initial learning curve has been mastered, they are simple to use.

With all of that being said there is a hierarchy when it comes to RTA vapes. These are the six best RTP vaporizers that are currently on the market for any user to only pick them up and begin making the change from spending a fortune to vaping with confidence.
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Which Is Best?

When it comes to which RTA is best, there are three front-runners that stand out from the crowd. Each one provides a different aspect that a user might be looking for to ensure that it will provide the best quality vape. If a user wants a huge tank, ease of use and great build quality then the Vandy Vape Kylin is the best atomizer for them.

If they want a vape that will handle the rough and tumble of the day as well as provide a high-quality flavor experience, then the GeekVape Zeus will provide what they are looking for. If a user wants a high wattage vaping experience with huge cloud production combined with incredible build quality, then the Smok TFV8 is the best RTA to choose. Each RTA offers different classes, but together they offer something for everyone.

If you are one of the almost 11 million people who vape in the US alone, then you no doubt have thought about how to customize the vaping experience. Building an RTA to personalize a vaporizer is probably the best way to go for many.

Published: November 1, 2018 Updated: March 7, 2019

Best Rebuildable Tank Atomizers (RTA) Of 2019
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10 comments on “Best Rebuildable Tank Atomizers (RTA) Of 2019
  • James
    November 4, 2018 at 3:01 am

    I have the first three on this list and while I like them all the best tank I have or have even used is still my VGOD tricktank pro RDTA. It’s better than my fireluke freemax with mesh deck RBA or the mesh coils that fireluke sends them with and it’s just a 2 post 2 wire coil rdta without air flow control (cover air holes with grip ring if you have too) I’ve had it over a year and have been trying hard to find something better. If my indulgence Mutank wasn’t so rare it should be on this list, it’s also narrow enough to fit on an aspire Pockex or other pen mods like a copper. I’ll keep looking for one to outperform my VGOD tricktank pro RDTA, it feels odd having a tank over a year old on my new dotmod, but not even my mesh RDTA can compare. This VGOD tricktank pro is a freak of nature. I work at a vape shop and have access to a lot of diverse products and only thing that even comes close is a mesh tank and even then it has to be at almost 2x the wattage I use on the VGOD tricktank Pro.

  • Neal Bowser Jr
    September 17, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Unfortunately, I believe my preference in RTAs don’t fit the bill for most favorites lists. I like to use 18650’s, and prefer tube mods, single battery regulated mods, or the Epipe I have. Most tanks coming out now have 24mm+ diameter, and overhangs on a lot of the mods I have. I have been using a goblin mini for a couple of years now, and have yet to find a good 22mm top fill replacement. Smok Spirals was one contender, but the build deck stropped… even when I was extremely careful. It is the only atomizer that was ruined because of one stripped screw in 5 years. Add to the fact that they stopped offering it a few months after release, and it makes it a dead end. The Geekvape Griffin was a contender, but there was a press fit that didn’t hold up in the long run. Currently trying out the Sigeli Moonshot, but I am already having problems With back pressure leaking juice after I fill it. Not to mention it is fidgety to begin with because of the replaceable and hard to build on deck. The goblin V3 also had the same problem as the moonshot with the back pressure pushing too much juice into the wick after filling.

    So far, it’s still the original Goblin mini/nano as the most leak proof, easy building, high taste RTA that is 22mm.

    • James
      November 4, 2018 at 3:04 am

      Check out the Indulgence Mutank, it’s the exact same size as the Aspire Atlantis and is a dream to build. Great tank and it long but narrow, great for pen mod.

  • Ruana V.
    September 3, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    To me your list is a bit disappointing. You only go for the massive clouds producing devices. I miss the Vandy Vape Berserker, the Innokin Ares, the Flash e Vapor, Siren 2, Vapefly Galaxies, Ammit and Manta. All of them are great MtL devices, although with some (like the Ammit or the Manta) one experiences a rather loose draw. Your RDA list lacks MtL devices too. What about the Chtulu Hastur, the NarDa or the Vapefly Galaxies RDA or RDTA? Not every vaper is a cloud-chaser. Some of us don’t care at all for clouds – we are so-called flavor-chasers and all we care about is excellent taste.

    • mikuntz itichii
      November 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      its a review on rtas that are direct to lung not mtl. I’m pretty sure if you search for the top mtl rtas you’ll probably find it

  • Warrior
    August 24, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I found this site to be moderately helpful but I had to go out and find more information about each tank. Because of this, I didn’t buy the tank I choose by clicking on your links. I would have been happy to use an affiliate link on your site (giving you the commission) to buy the tank if this was the only resource I needed. I included some ideas that would have made my experience better (you’re welcome):

    – How about some pros and cons for each tank? Even if they are subjective and your opinion.
    – Actual prices or maybe MSRP?
    – Maybe a breakdown on why you chose the ratings (overall, quality, value)?
    – Color choice and size are big factors in choosing a tank yet they didn’t seem that important in your ratings.
    – In addition to your opinion about what makes the tank great, I would have loved to see objective information about each tank
    – Perhaps some links to additional youtube or video reviews for each tank (Or even better, keep them embedded on this site so I don’t have to leave)

  • Levi
    July 12, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    How does the Geekvape get a 10/10 for quality and 10/10 for value but gets rated a 9/10? I think your math is off

  • graham lloyd diamond
    May 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I think you have missed the juggerknot hands down for an allrounder best ever made.

  • simon
    April 26, 2018 at 6:43 am

    The best tank by far is the Engine OBS Nano, the only time this rta leaks is if overfilled. Thiis tank is 5ml and should have made top spot.

  • Forrest Thorington
    October 24, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I relish, lead to I discovered just what I used to be looking for. You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye