GeekVape Peerless RDA Review: A Rebuildable Without Equal

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by Christina Matthews

Updated: October 9, 2020

Review Score: 81/100

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Diameter:
24 mm
Contact Pin:
Gold Plated 510
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Pros

  • Excellent build quality and design
  • The versatility of the build deck

Cons

  • All-in-one top cap/mouthpiece of the original

Starting Price: $ 14.95

The Peerless is a GeekVape project that features a 24mm diameter and a versatile build deck. The all-aluminium RDA uses a special, 24K gold-plated bridge deck that can support single and dual coil builds. The top cap also features a nine-hole, staggered airflow system designed to deliver optimal airflow.

The dripper stands at 32mm tall and has two sized drip tips included in the kit. Users can install the 810-drip tip or use the 510 adapter to attach their favorite mouthpieces. The Peerless comes installed with a standard 510-pin, but the kit includes a squonk pin as well for use with BF mods.

Up Close with the Peerless RDA

The GeekVape Peerless RDA consists of four main parts: the removable top cap, drip tip, airflow sleeve, and build deck. The kit includes a separate top cap for users to install a wider-bore, Goon-style 810 drip tip. There is a pre-installed, ULTEM-colored acrylic drip tip already on the top cap, but it is removable. The sleeve consists of a hardened, aluminum construction with a nine-hole, staggered airflow panel that is fully adjustable.

The sleeve is also where the logo “Peerless” appears engraved in the side. The engraving is the only standout design accent on the atomizer, other than the pre-installed, acrylic mouthpiece. The outer sleeve does come in five different color options ranging from gold to magenta to all-black.

Peerless RDA x4

The glint of the 24K gold-plated deck hits as soon as you pull off the cap. The paint job is seamless and absorbing. The mechanics of this one-of-a-kind build deck can be a little confusing, but there are lead terminals for thick wire and thin wire.

The thin slots are on the second level of the posts, while the two bottom ones accommodate thicker or dual coil builds. Conversely, the two top-tier terminals can also accommodate a single coil build. There are also two screws for each size hole. They are top-screws and clamp-on, both top and bottom levels.

Beneath the bridge deck, on either side, are two deep juice wells. The idea behind them is consistent wick saturation, no matter the size of the coils or number of coils – they will always be juiced. With bigger builds, users can make their wicks even bigger to take up the space offered by the deep wells.

Kit Contents

Anyone getting the Peerless RDA can be sure that it will arrive without a scratch, thanks to the transparent, hard-shell case it comes in.

Peerless RDA kit

The RDA sets in a foam cut-out secure from everything else in the side accessories box. The kit includes the following:

  • One x GeekVape Peerless RDA
  • One x Drip Tip Adapter
  • One x Hex Screwdriver
  • One x Set of Spare Parts
  • One x Squonk Pin

The Look and Feel

The GeekVape Peerless is primarily aluminum, which is why it is so lightweight. It stands at a standard 32mm (drip tip included), so it has a nice svelte figure and pairs well with tall or stout mods.

There is a gold-plating on the interior build deck, while the base consists mostly of aluminum. There is also the standard 510-pin that is removable. The sloped drip tip has a good Delrin build to it, but there is the second top cap and drip tip in the kit, in case of users want a different option.

The Airflow Performance

The GeekVape Peerless has an airflow system that is not unique, as other attys like the Mutation series featured a similar design. The nine-hole design consists of three rows of three air holes stacked on top of one another. The outer cap is fully adjustable so users can adjust it using the top cap, as its bottom half has ridges that sync up with the exterior air vents. Users can cover two of the holes at a time, or keep them completely open.

Peerless RDA x2

With the wide-area covered by the deck, this style of airflow design allows users to let air into the entire deck area. Some attys with traditional decks like to position their airflow vents directly onto the coil position. Peerless’s build deck versatile nature allows for many sized coils builds and single or dual builds as well; it is more important to let air into the whole surface area rather than directed at one place.

Using the Peerless RDA

The tanks’ split-level and a dual-bodied deck is not so complicated and, if mastered, can accommodate all build types. The deck consists of two separate blocks that each has three lead terminals, giving it a total of six terminals. Each terminal has its top-screw to secure any leads going through.

Peerless RDA build

If a user wanted to install a small single-coil, he or she could install one into either of the two top lead holes. If he or she wanted to use a bigger, wider-gauge single-coil, then the four bottom terminals would suit him or her. The combinations go on, which is what makes the Peerless so unique and versatile.

Users can mount coils with several wire types, gauges, and can even mount quad builds. The kit includes a handy hex screwdriver that is the perfect tool for this style of the top-screw deck. There is ample room to build on, and the deep juice wells also give plenty of room to shorten the leads.

Performance

Although there are multiple coil types and builds that users can mount on the Peerless, this high-performance atty should be used at its highest capacity, meaning the option of installing dual, heavy-duty coils is when the atomizer performs at its best. The RDA does perform well with a single-coil, which is a testament to its quality, but there is so much room to build and experiment with this deck that users should take advantage of it.

Peerless RDA x4

A single, small gauge Clapton coil is good enough for beginners and those just starting out, but the option to build larger coils is also good for veteran builders and vapers. The airflow option also provides a good balance between vape styles. Users can fully adjust the airflow to suit their needs, whether they are mouth-to-lung or direct-lung enthusiasts.

The Competition

Peerless RDA vs. Peerless RDA Special Edition

The Special Edition of the Peerless RDA is different from the original in a few ways. The build material for the new version is all-stainless steel, while the original was all-aluminum. The new version also has a new style of the top cap, as the Special Edition has a simple, 810 removable drip tip, where the older one had an integrated top cap/mouthpiece.

VD Peerless RDA Special Edition

The new version comes with both a ULTEM drip tip and an all-black mouthpiece. The staggered, dual-level bridge deck is the same, as well as the nine-hole airflow system.

Peerless RDA vs. The Goon RDA

The Goon is a standard-bearer RDA and features a simple, two-block, clamp-style build deck that can accommodate single and dual coil builds. The Goon has a similar airflow design as the GeekVape device, as it uses six holes on either side to provide air intake.

VD Goon RDA

The Goon RDA also features a gold-plated interior build deck and has a diameter of 24mm so similar to the GeekVape design. The Goon also has two large juice wells on either side of the build blocks, so it also shares that with the GeekVape atty.

GeekVape Peerless RDA Specifications

Dimensions: 1-7/16" x 15/16"
Diameter: 24 mm
Drip Tip: Wide Bore
Contact Pin: Gold Plated 510

Positives and Negatives

The Positives

  • Excellent build quality and design
  • Easy-to-use build deck
  • The versatility of the build deck
  • Airflow design is also multi-faceted
  • The stainless steel build of the Special Edition

The Negatives

  • All-in-one top cap/mouthpiece of the original

Final Thoughts: Peerless RDA Review: A Friend to RDA Vapers

The GeekVape Peerless RDA – the new and old versions – have great engineering and build quality, the stainless steel version especially. The versatility of the build deck is what stands out, along with the airflow design. The advantage of the airflow holes is that there is no risk of leaking from a bottom airflow vent like with other atomizers. The juice well is deep and wide enough to let your wicks stay drenched for as long as you need them. The build deck allows for so many styles of build, and all users can mount whatever style of coil they want.

Have you used the Peerless RDA? Did you like the airflow design or the build deck style? Let us know in the comments section below.

Published: April 25, 2020Updated: October 9, 2020
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Christina Matthews

I love the written word, and in my career as a journalist, I strive to provide the facts about everything I write about. There are too many false and alarmist stories out there about life and vaping mainly. My mission is to make e-cigarettes less scary to people with informative articles and extensive research on not only the possible evils of cigarettes and Big Tobacco, but the objective side of e-cigs.


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