Blotto RTA Review: A Master Vapor Maker

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by James Bickford

Updated: October 7, 2020

Blotto RTA x3

Review Score: 96/100

Price Range:
$27.55-$33.95
Colors:
Black, Gunmetal, Rainbow, Silver, Pink, Purple, Army Green
Diameter:
26 mm
Tank Capacity:
2mL / 6mL
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Sturdy build quality
  • Unique airflow design

Cons

  • Glass piece does not stay securely in place

Starting Price: $ 33.95

The Blotto RDTA is a collaborative effort between Dovpo and the Vaping Bogan aka Sam Parsons, who is a popular vape reviewer on YouTube. The Blotto has a 25mm diameter and has several e-juice capacities thanks to the many glass options in the kit.

Users can choose from a straight-glass tank that holds 2ml or two bubble expanders that raise the capacity to 6ml. The two bubble expanders are made from glass and an all-ULTEM option, which is a first for any RDTA. The build deck on the Blotto has a unique design.

A Up-Close Look at the Blotto

The Blotto stands out for its size. The tank atomizer has a tall and hefty build, which is complemented by its excellent machining and build quality. The Blotto features an all stainless steel build with an optional all-ULTEM bubble section that increases the base e-juice capacity to 6ml from 2ml.

Blotto RTA x2

There is also a 6ml all-glass bubble piece that vapers can install instead of the straight, 2ml glass section. The tank stands at nearly 55mm (2.1”) and has a diameter of nearly 25mm, which means it can comfortably fit on standard dual-18650 mods without any problems. There is knurling on the top and bottom edges, which makes unscrewing the individual pieces easier.

This is especially true of the top cap, which only takes a quarter turn to remove, which exposes the large fill ports underneath. The fill ports measure 10mm by 4mm so they are quite ample, and do not present any filling problems. The build deck has some interesting features as well. The deck is encased in a conical, domed housing that has an exceptional metallic finish.

The drip tip also complements the overall esthetic scheme with its frosted look. It matches perfectly with the other design elements, including the machined inner chamber and the stainless steel top and bottom. The chamber has the Vaping Bogan logo etched onto it and comes in several colors along with the entire tank itself, which comes in seven different colors.

The build deck features two posts on either side with a curved ramp in between them. The center of the deck features an arrangement of airflow holes that direct air from the bottom airflow intake holes. There are several air holes along the bottom of the coil base, which is fully adjustable. The air holes have a honeycomb design and they number 26 holes on either side of the coil base.

What’s in the Kit

The Blotto RTA comes in a stylish package that mimics the overall style and image of the Vaping Bogan. It comes brandished with his logo, along with the product name and the Dovpo logo. There is also a special accessory inside the kit that is a classic Bogan accessory. The box also features a collapsible plastic cover that takes a simple pinch of the opposite sides to remove.

Blotto RTA kit

Inside the box comes the following:

  • One x Blotto RTA
  • One x Glass tank piece
  • One x ULTEM tank section
  • One x Accessory Bag
  • One x User Manual
  • One x Bottle Opener

First Impression

Being a rebuildable tank atomizer, the Blotto is about as large or even larger than other RTAs. Rebuildable tank atomizers are usually larger than drippers, as they have to feature a glass tank section to hold e-liquid. The Blotto still measures only 25mm at the base, but it expands with the glass or ULTEM pieces that stretch out to 30mm at their widest points.

The added 6ml capacity also adds to the tank’s height, which tops out at close to 55mm, including the drip tip. The drip tip is an 810 and it is removable so users can install their preferred 810-mouthpiece. The honeycomb design of the airflow is not unique as some Hellvape RDAs use the same design, but its execution in the tank is unique.

Blotto RTA x3

The build deck inside pulls in air from many different sides and angles, so no matter the coil type or build, air will be hitting it from all sides. This is what distinguishes the Blotto from other RTAs in its class.

There is also the build deck, which also stands out in a lot of ways. There are two posts on either side, but the main platform is raised, which allows some juice to sit underneath the coil section. The floating platform also makes it easier for users to wick their coils once they are installed into the posts.

Wicking and Coil Building

The Blotto RTA build deck was designed by experts, but users do not need to be expert vapers to use the atomizer. It has ample room to accommodate single (easier) or dual coil builds (more difficult) on its large terminal deck. Users can only use one-half of the terminal holes, instead of stretching their single-coil across the entire deck, which would lead to users attaching the leads to two positive holes rather than a positive and negative.

Blotto RTA build

The Phillips-head screws are top-down so they are not difficult to clamp down when installing your coils. The terminal leads are angled so they screw in at a slight incline. They are not exactly top-down, which actually can be a little more awkward to screw in place unless you have nimble hands. A single-coil may be too small to efficiently use the airflow system, but new users can mount a thick gauge wire onto the deck if they want to start with a single coil.

How It Handles

No matter the coil type or configuration you have installed, the Blotto RTA is versatile enough to handle anything users want to mount. The airflow system is truly one-of-a-kind and it helps deliver a heightened flavor profile to any juice – even a high-VG e-juice – that rivals the flavor from drippers.

Blotto RTA x2

The floating deck also helps prevent leaking, as it captures excess juice underneath the platform so it doesn’t flow out of the bottom airflow holes. Users should not extend the tips of their cotton to far down into the small juice well, as they could obstruct the juice holes and prevent the wicks from juicing.

The little Bogan bottle opener in the kit also acts as a coil measuring tool so users can accurately measure the length of their coils so they match up with the space on the deck. The 242° airflow design perfectly channels air to the coils and can be adjusted to fit any users’ preferences.

Competing Devices

GeekVape Zeus X

The GeekVape Zeus X is an RTA with a 25mm diameter and a postless, floating build deck. The deck itself features four lead terminals so users can install single or dual-coil builds. The Zeus X has an e-juice capacity of 4ml and it uses a silica-glass tank section that is reinforced and heat-resistant.

Geek Vape Zues X

The rest of the build elements on the Zeus X include stainless steel top cap and base, ULTEM and Delrin drip tips (both 810s), and a PEEK insulator to prevent heat transfer. The Zeus X uses dual top airflow slots that are fully adjustable.

Vandy Vape Kylin V2

The Vandy Vape Kylin V2 is an upgrade to the original Kylin tank atomizer. The new version also features a stout form factor along with a low-profile exterior. The tank can hold either 3ml or 5ml with the included extender glass in the kit.

Vandy Vape Kylin v2

The Kylin V2 uses a postless build deck, also with four lead terminals so users can install single or dual coils. It features a bottom airflow system that is fully adjustable, while there are several air inlet holes outside and within the deck.

Dovpo x Vaping Bogan Blotto RTA Specifications

Diameter: 26 mm
E-Juice Capacity: 2mL / 6 mL
Construction: 304 Superior Stainless Steel
Fill System: Threaded Top
Coil Configuration: Single or Dual
Airflow: Sectioned Deck Based
Connection Thread: 510
Colors: Black, Gunmetal, Rainbow, Silver, Pink, Purple, Army Green

Positives and Negatives

The Positives

  • Sturdy build quality
  • Several tank materials and options
  • Unique airflow design
  • Great aesthetic design

The Negatives

  • Glass piece does not stay securely in place

Conclusion: Blotto RTA Review: Vaping Bogan Gets It

The Vaping Bogan aka Sam Parsons has built a large following over the years with his profanity-laced but thorough, and spot-on reviews. It only makes sense that he be the next reviewer/vape designer to take his years of experience and funnel it into a well-designed RTA like the Blotto.

The Blotto is one of the most innovative RTAs in recent memory. It has a simple design that belies a more complex airflow system that produces high-quality flavor. The versatility of the atomizer is also a standout amongst the rest of the crowded RTA market. The three different tank sections are much more than any other tank would include, and the 810 drip tip is removable. The build deck is ample, but it probably could not fit more than a two coil build on its 20mm build deck.

The one drawback to the otherwise flawless design of the Blotto is the delicate connection between the glass section and the top cap. When removing the coil base – if the tank is still filled with juice – could easily tip over and spill the juice. Be careful not to tip over the glass or to secure it in place so that it does not tip over.

Published: July 21, 2020Updated: October 7, 2020
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James Bickford

My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.


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