Advken Manta RTA Review: Welcome to Flavor City

avatar

by James Bickford

Updated: May 3, 2021

Advken Manta RTA Review

Review Score: 92/100

Price Range:
$12.99 - $19.95
Dimensions:
46mm x 24mm
Juice Capacity:
4.5mL
Color:
Stainless Steel, Gold
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Simple and easy-to-use
  • Excellent airflow design (multi-channel)
  • Expander glass comes in handy (resin ones look amazing)

Cons

  • Metal parts can get hot

The Advken Manta RTA is a simple, rebuildable tank atomizer. The Advken features a slim 24mm diameter. At the same time, it can hold a maximum of 4.5ml of e-liquid with a glass bubble expander.

The Manta RTA mod kit comes with a standard straight glass piece that can hold 3ml of e-liquid. There are versions of the tank that also come with all-resin glass sections. That sections are also expansion pieces. The Advken Manta RTA kits also feature a removable 810, all-ULTEM drip tip-up top, and a removable top cap for easy filling.

The build deck inside uses a staggered post design. It has four separate lead terminals to accommodate single and vape dual- coil builds.

A Closer Look at the Manta RTA

The Advken Manta RTA kits have a simple design and appearance. Most of the tank kits consist of the large glass-tank section. It almost doubles in size with the glass extender piece. The top cap and base are both stainless steel, and the tank measures close to 35mm (1.3”) in height (without the drip tip). The diameter at the base is close to 24mm (0.9”).

Advken Manta RTA

The Manta RTA measures only 23mm- onto the mods coil builds. It also included the pre-installed glass section.

What’s in the Box

The Manta RTA products come in a simple cardboard box bearing the manta products logo. The company’s brand is located across the front. The Advken mods come with the straight, 3ml glass pre-installed. The second glass piece comes packaged in plastic under the foam tray. There are also use some tools to help with building and mounting vape coils.

Advken Manta RTA starter kit

  • One x Manta RTA
  • One x Bubble Glass Piece
  • One x Coil Screwdriver
  • One x Bag of Parts & O-Rings-6

Build Deck

The build deck is one of the most important elements of any RTA kits. The one on the Manta RTA pod has an interesting configuration. The Manta RTA boasts a gold-plated, two-post staggered deck. It features four separate lead terminals measuring 3mm each (0.11”). The two bottom lead terminals are designed for larger, mods dual-coil builds. The top two terminals can fit smaller, but more complicated single coil builds.

The leads are secured in place with easily accessible side screws. A small opening between the two posts allows for better use and transfer of air from one side to the other. So every vape coil build is properly ventilated. There are also four independent juice intake wells placed at the bottom of the deck. Users can branch out their wicks into a larger size.

Mounting the Coils

The Manta RTA has enough room to accommodate several mod coil types and builds. It is probably best to replace the pre-installed, straight glass with the expander. It will allow you to use more e-juice capacity, so you do not have to refill it constantly. The provided tool/screwdriver is included in the Manta pod kit. It can help with wrapping the vape coils if you do not already have the right tools to get pod coils ready.

Advken Manta RTA coils

The fact that the posts are not flat. It is on a floating deck, also makes mounting any build easy, even for new builders. The juice wells’ placement also makes it easy to extend the wicks down into the wells. They are on each side of the deck, so they are not hard to access. The airflow channels are also designed to hit the mod coils directly. So it no matters where they are positioned.

How the Manta Vapes

The Advken Manta RTA can handle any style of pod coil that a user mounts onto the deck. It can easily take fused Claptons or staggered Claptons, or any types of stainless steel wire. The products work better with the larger capacity glass piece than the pre-installed one. The reasons were already mentioned (cuts down on refills).

The rest of the vape tank works very well. The airflow that gets into the pod tank and the build deck section is excellent. The airflow pulls away flavor from the wicks. Delivering sufficient cloud cover even at lower wattages or temperatures. The way the juice wells are positioned. Users stuff a lot of wick material into them without acting as a dam that keeps juice out of the well.

The one thing that brings down the RTA’s performance is the heat transfer. When vaping in temperature control or high wattages, anything above 100W or 450F. The Manta’s pod metal parts, like the base and top cap, can get very hot. The ULTEM mouthpiece is a good safeguard. But its short size means that users may accidentally brush up against the top cap. Ouch!

Competing Devices

GeekVape Zeus X

The GeekVape Zeus X is a 25mm RTA that features an elevated, postless deck design. The nickel-plated build deck supports both single and dual mods coil configurations.

GeekVape Zeus X

Also, having side-secured grub screws. The build deck is surrounded by several airflow channels. It provides 3D airflow for any type of coil configuration mounted on the deck. The tank can hold up to 4ml of e-liquid and uses a sturdy stainless steel construction. It also features silica glass. Users can switch between the two 810 drip tips included in the kits, one being a ULTEM and the other a Delrin.

Vandy Vape Kylin RTA

The Kylin RTA is a 24mm diameter RTA. It uses a postless deck with four lead terminals spread out across the 24K gold-plated deck. The Kylin can hold up to 6ml of e-liquid with a glass extender piece, but its standard configuration is for 2ml of liquid.

vandy vape kylin rta connection

The Kylin vape features a sturdy stainless steel base and top cap. It is removable to refill the tank section. The RTA also comes with a connected airflow system. It brings in air from outside and channels it through the build deck and chimney. The unit also comes standard with a 510 Delrin drip tip and has a gold-plated 510 pin underneath.

Advken Manta RTA Specifications

Dimensions: 46mm x 24mm
Maximum Juice Capacity: 4.5mL
Thread: 510
Construction: Stainless Steel

Pros & Cons

The Positives

  • Simple and easy-to-use
  • Excellent airflow design (multi-channel)
  • Expander glass comes in handy (resin ones look amazing)
  • Multiple coil configurations
  • Great vapor production/flavor production

The Negatives

  • Metal parts can get hot

Conclusion: Advken Manta RTA Review: The Flavor Keeps on Coming

Do you prefer using RTAs or dripper style devices? Or do you prefer using a sub-ohm tank with pre-made vape coils for better flavor? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Advken Manta RTA is a solid performer. It can alternate between delivering top-notch flavor as well as significant cloud cover. The Advken Manta pod kit uses an ingenious build deck. It is versatile, so users can mount many different mods coil configurations. The airflow design is also one-of-kind for its multi-channel output. The entire base of the deck features airflow channels that pass over any kind of mod coil build.

The top cap is easily removable and makes for easy filling and refilling of the tank. The build deck also has juice wells deep enough to hold a lot of juice while not disrupting the juice flow. The ULTEM drip tip makes a nice fit. If users choose to get one of the all-resin glass sections (which also hold 4.5ml), the Manta makes for a stunning RTA.

Published: March 30, 2021Updated: May 3, 2021
avatar

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.


Comments

Leave a comment