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HellVape Drop Dead RDA by TVC & Vaping Heathen

HellVape Drop Dead RDA by TVC & Vaping Heathen gun-metal
10/10 icon-question Review score
  • Incredibly Easy to Build on
  • Plenty of Space for Big Coils
  • Fantastic Flavor Production

The HellVape Drop Dead RDA by TVC & Vaping Heathen is 24mm in diameter — fitting for nearly every mod. Allowing for easy coil place...

Wotofo x Mr.JustRIght1 Profile 24mm RDA

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  • Does not Produce Heat
  • Delivers a Clean Flavor and Big Clouds
  • Easy-Installed Mesh

Purge Mods Carnage 25mm RDA

RDA by Purge Mods
  • Advanced rebuildable platform
  • 3 flat head screws included
  • Full spectrum of colors available


#1 HellVape Drop Dead RDA by TVC & Vaping Heathen

A Rebuildable Masterpiece

HellVape Drop Dead RDA by TVC & Vaping Heathen gun-metal

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10/10 icon-question Review score
Width:
24mm
Juice Well:
5ml
Drip Tip:
510
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Is easy to build and wick and produces a good flavor
  • Does not heat up the top of the mod and stays cool to the touch
  • The airflow holes at the top of the outer sleeve decrease leaking issues while squonking
  • Does not feel cheap and has a nice weight to it

Cons:

  • The juice well is a bit shallow
  • Hits while squonking are dry

The HellVape Drop Dead RDA by TVC & Vaping Heathen is 24mm in diameter — fitting for nearly every mod. Allowing for easy coil placement is its four large post holes with the tops slanted at an angle. Because the terminals on the posts are quite large, you can fit multiple leads into one terminal. To trim coil legs after installation, it is equipped with maximum build space with easy access.

It has a deep juice well and a downward sloping airflow with a total of 28 air holes in two horizontal rows — giving you a wide range of adjustment options for you to find the perfect airflow setting. This RDA has an internally notched barrel and deck which allow for full airflow adjustment and easy RDA removal. Its two-piece drip tip, the resin, and acrylic, include threaded replaceable acrylic tips. This RDA has a standard positive pin and a raised BF squonk. With this RDA, you can adjust the position of your airflow to get very smooth draws. This RDA is available in black, full matte black, stainless steel, gunmetal, purple, and blue rainbow.


#2 Wotofo x Mr.JustRIght1 Profile 24mm RDA

A Perfect Match with High-Performance Mesh Builds

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9.5/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
24mm
Deep Juice Well:
4 mm
Drip Tip:
810
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Does not produce heat while delivering a clean flavor and clouds of vapor
  • Easy-installed mesh
  • Quality machining and superb build quality
  • Choice of single-coil or mesh build
  • The spring-loaded ceramic cotton support is a great addition

Cons:

  • The airflow setting is hard to see
  • The top cap is a bit loose

The Wotofo x Mr.JustRight1 Profile 24mm RDA is as the name suggests, a 24mm diameter RDA. This RDA has a deep juice well, a superior stainless steel construction, a wide clamp style ceramic support, a spacious build deck, spring-loaded ceramic cotton support, wide terminals, an 810 wide bore resin drip tip, a gold-plated 510 connection and a beehive-style air slots on its top cap. It is available in a variety of colors like stainless steel, black, blue, gunmetal, gold, rainbow, aluminum blue, green, purple, frosted black, frosted clear, and ULTEM.

The building deck on this RDA has two posts that are side-secured via hex screws — ensuring a tight connection for mesh sheets, small builds, or even thick coil lead builds as they firmly hold them in place. Its spring-loaded ceramic cotton support system, on the other hand, counters gravity to guarantee firm contact between the wicked cotton and the mesh sheet. The beehive-style air slots on its top cap forces in air from the top side inlets and puffs it past the coils for more pronounced flavor production. It delivers up to 30 puffs at 75 watts before needing to soak the wick.


#3 Purge Mods Carnage 25mm RDA

Colorful, flavorful and fantastic come together in the Carnage Purge Mods

RDA by Purge Mods

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9/10 icon-question Review score
Flavor quality
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Vapor production
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Throat hit
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Pros:

  • Superior quality
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Great, easy to use design
  • Sleek, stylish

Cons:

  • The rest of the mod is not included
  • Doesn't fit on all other mods

Made with brass, it offers everyone the unique experience to have something that provides superior quality, that is not going to let you down and tastes just the same as other conduits inside the mods.

The large internal juice reservoir provides enough space to hold all of the liquid that you want to enjoy while on the go. The cap on this product allows the user to adjust it so that they can choose the amount of airflow that they would like to get in and out of the mod. You are in control while using this quality mod.

With colorful options to choose from, everyone can enjoy each and every pull that they take on the Carnage Purge Mod. Made with juice lovers in mind, this is a colorful addition that is going to make you want to take pull after pull.


#4 DigiFlavor Drop 24mm RDA

A Monster of Engineering

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8.5/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
24mm
Drip Tip Adapter:
510
Squonk Pin for bottom Feeders:
510
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Is squonk capable with easy-to-install raised bottom feed pin
  • Along with a very simple and versatile design, the flavor it produces is very good
  • Its build quality is topnotch and the vape quality is remarkable
  • Works fantastic in different coil modes
  • The airflow options are great

Cons:

  • The top cap could be really tight to remove and install

The DigiFlavor Drop 24mm RDA is 24mm in diameter, has a four post build deck with a single terminal per post, a stepped airflow, multi-hole air slots, a gold-plated 510 connector pin and a 510 drip tip adapter, an 810 wide bore drip tip, and a squonk pin.

The device has a deep 5mm juice well as well as a ten-hole, T-shaped adjustable airflow. The stepped airflow works in conjunction with the airflow inlets and throttles the air flow up or down, whichever you prefer — ensuring you of optimal flavor outputs across all setups. Although the juice well is measured to be 5mm in height, it seems deeper with the amount of juice it holds. Its long squonk pin also sits pretty high above the deck’s base — making sure that there is always some juice in, whichs is well for your cotton to soak up. All in all, the DigiFlavor Drop 24mm RDA has an innovative design that will appeal to both flavor chasers and DIY enthusiasts.


#5 Vandy Vape Bonza V.1.5 RDA

Versatile RDA with an Edgy Aesthetic

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8/10 icon-question Review score
Base Diameter:
24mm
Deep E-juice Well:
9mm
Construction:
303 Stainless Steel
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Comes in 5 different colors
  • Upgraded 2 post build deck
  • 24 mm wide deck and 9 mm deep vape juice well
  • Constructed with 303 stainless steel for maximum durability

Cons:

  • Typically easier to use for more experienced vapers

This RDA definitely stands out from the others thanks to its skull and crossbones logo on its 9 mm juice well. In addition to its aesthetics, manufacturers paid great attention to the important details of this RDA. A purchase of the Bonza includes 2 810 Wide Bore resin drip tips, a 510 adapter, a squonk pin, spare parts, and a user manual. The Bonza has a 15 slot screwed in airflow system that can be adjusted for vapers to find their preferred amount. This unit’s deck has also been recently upgraded with top screws to enhance the stability of what vapers choose to build on it. Its base is a wide 24 mm and works with both traditional dripping and squonking. Vandy Vape’s Bonza has a whopping total of 30 airflow holes that allow vapers to pull the largest clouds possible from the unit.


#6 Goon V1.5 RDA by 528 Custom Vapes

New and improved sequel RDA

Goon V1.5 RDA by 528 Custom Vapes

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7.5/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
24mm
Material:
Stainless steel
Connection:
510
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Three wide air slots for maximum airflow
  • Durable construction materials and elegant design
  • Deep juice well and spacious build deck

Cons:

  • Not dual-coil compatible

The Goon V1.5 is one of the higher quality RDAs on the market. It is priced slightly higher than most RDAs, but this is not without reason. A purchase of this dripper comes with one bottom feed pin, a spare O-Ring and screw pack, a hex key, and a nifty goon carrying pouch. Its build deck is 24 mm in diameter, which is wide enough to build whatever coils the user prefers. Its inner diameter is 20 mm, and its juice well is 7 mm deep. The V1.5 also has two wide adjustable airflow slots and one stable that let a large quantity of air to produce huge clouds and maintain bold flavor. This product has a simple three-piece assembly process and large leads that are easy to secure. There is also 4 mm of room between the two posts on the desk to allow for maximum building space.


#7 GeekVape Loop RDA

An Innovative and Creative Approach to RDAs

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7/10 icon-question Review score
Juice Well :
5mm
Construction:
Stainless steel
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Has an AIO design for easy dripping
  • Superior flavor and amount of cloud with an extremely good airflow
  • Overall decent machining
  • Is easy-wicking

Cons:

  • Drip tips are a little lose

GeekVape’s Loop RDA is made of stainless steel and is available in four colors: stainless steel, black, gunmetal, and gold. It has a gold-plated 510 connection pin and an 810 drip tip that is compatible with a 510 drip tip adapter.

This RDA adapts a unique W-shaped 24mm build deck and a 5mm juice well. It is also single and dual coil build compatible and has four post-less terminal deck with flathead screws. The air slots on this RDA are angled directly under the coils for a bottom and an adjustable dual side airflow. It is easy to build and use and maximizes both the cloud and the flavor. The Loop has a leak-proof airflow design that caters from very airy down to very tight. Overflowing is not something to worry about, too, as the Loop’s deck is elevated. It produces plenty of clouds and flavor and the draw is smooth.


#8 Vandy Vape Berserker MTL RDA

A Fantastic, Nifty Little RDA

Vandy Vape Berserker MTL RDA

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6.5/10 icon-question Review score
Diameter:
18.1mm
Material:
Stainless steel and glass
Сompatible with:
Squonk
Compatible with:
icon-eliquids
Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Awesome build quality with a straightforward and simple design that comes in many colors
  • Has a lot of customizable airflow options for you to get the perfect MTL draw
  • It has an interchangeable propriety drip tip
  • Is squonk capable
  • Hits nicely and produces good flavo

Cons:

  • Due to o-ring tension, adjusting the airflow to the left unscrews the RDA
  • The barrel could have used some more height and posts could have been further apart

The Vandy Vape Berserker MTL RDA is 18.1mm in width and has a 22mm and 24mm ring. This RDA has a single terminal build deck and two posts; its positive post is PEEK insulated. It has dual wicking ports and a 9mm juice well. The air slots in this RDA are adjustable from 0.5mm, 1.2mm, 1.4mm, 1.6mm, and 2mm. It is squonk pin capable and has a ULTEM drip tip.

The building deck of this RDA is a very intuitive and simple deck with 2 Philips head screws that trap the wire with the help of the walls. Another cool feature is that it has a 9mm deep juice well — built to hold a similar amount of juice as a larger RDA without going through the juice as fast. There is also a heat sink that plugs into the 510 pins since the barrel is so constructed that it tends to make the tip area get a bit hot.


What is an RDA?

Anatomy of RDA - Infographic

A regular atomizer that has a reservoir for your e-juice that’s fed to the coil for vaporization. However, RDA vapes need you to drip e-juice continuously. This might sound a lot of unnecessary hassle to beginners, but many old vaping hands love them for their customizability.

What to Look for in RDAs for Box Mods?

Diameter

A smaller diameter, say around 0.86 in., will likely produce the best vapors since the juice will be concentrated in the chamber.

The downside is that there is less space to build, so it may take some trial and error to get used to using smaller coils.

Post Holes

How complicated a build to be had is determined by how many post holes and the arrangement. How these are arranged will determine how the build is done, so a beginner needs to keep it simple. Two-post-holes complectation is probably best.

Some RDAs have four post holes that allow for stacked or horizontal dual coil placement. Depending on how much experience the vaper has, it is probably better to leave this to expert builders.

Juice Well

A small drip well, around 0.12 in. or so, will obviously require more dripping. Depending on how often to drip is too often will determine what size well will be best. The type of wick comes into play, as well, since some types can stay wet even when the well is empty and keep providing vapor.

Japanese cotton is probably the best wick to use as it does stay wet and allows a lot of flavors to pass through. It is one of the most popular wick materials when building an RDA.

To drip less often, 0.2 in. well is probably best, but keep in mind that all of the juice will have to be vaped in a session not to spill any juice while carrying it with the well still full.

Airflow

Some RDAs have airflow vents on the side which makes reduces the chances of over dripping. Airflow coming from the bottom can create some issues with spillage and some sticky messes. Bottom airflow does make more contact with the coils when they are built correctly, though. Essentially more trial and error in building the coils and wicks is necessary with a bottom fed airflow RDA.

Material

The types of materials used will also play a part in what kind of RDA is going to be best. Since price is usually an issue, it is a balancing act between using high grade material that is still cost effective. Luckily there are polymers that make for great parts that don’t cost a fortune.

How to Pick the Right RDA Vape Tank for Mods?

Since not every vaper is looking for the same thing, we hope that we were able to show that there is a specific RDA out there for just about every need and want.

Whether it’s for an expert builder who loves to show off their complicated builds, or for the beginner who is looking for the best RDA to start dripping, there is always some feature that sets it apart in some way.

Vaping is always best when the right mods or accessories are used for the given purpose.

Summary

Do you have the money and are in search of a high-level vaping experience? Make sure you look no further. I guarantee that you’ll find what you were looking for while exceeding your expectations.

Published: October 29, 2018 Updated: April 8, 2019

Best RDA Vape Tanks of 2019
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3 comments on “Best RDA Vape Tanks of 2019
  • Am
    December 3, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Hello all
    I own alot of RDAs
    Hands down wotofo profile will give you flavor like you have never experienced before
    Good luck
    Happy Vaping

  • Rick
    September 25, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Does anyone know what is the best tank and flavor for the AL85

  • Zoel
    August 27, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    How about dotmod rda and rta