I love a good single coil RTA tank – so much so, that I spend a TON of money on them. So what are my picks for the best single coil RTA tanks right now?
The Ambition Mods Gate 22mm RTA is an MTL RTA and it delivers a killer mouth to lung vape experience. It’s not quite as good as the Kayfun Lite but, for the price, it is still damn good. Featuring a dual post single terminal build deck and an adjustable airflow slot located at the bottom, the Ambition Mods Gate RTA is a near-perfect single coil RTA that’s easy to work with, it doesn’t leak, and it kicks out immense flavor.
The Steam Crave Glaz Mini is another absolute banger. It looks gorgeous with its squat design, and its deck, which is insanely simple to build on, features a novel knurled airflow control ring, so you can really dial in the draw, setting it to your exact requirements. Available in either 2ml or 5ml, the Steam Crave Glaz Mini is a solid single coil RTA that will more than impress you. We had an awesome time testing this vape tank out. The flavor is bonkers!
DotMod is a premium US vape company. It makes gorgeous hardware that not only looks ultra-premium but also performs exceptionally well too. The DotMod DOTMTL is no exception. It is rather pricey, and I’d be more inclined to go with the Kayfun Lite over this tank, but if you want something truly unique looking that is great for single coil builds and looks unlike anything else, the DotMod DOTMTL comes highly recommended.
The Best Single Coil RTAs of 2019
2019 was a pretty good year for RTAs, single and dual, and while many of the tanks listed below are still great options, many are either sold out or no longer available.
For this reason, if you’re after a good RTA, you’re best off going with a newer option – like the HELLVAPE MD. If you want a dual-coil RTA for bigger clouds and sub-ohm vape, our current pick would be the Steamcrave Glaz; that thing is a beast of the most epic proportions.
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(Best All-Round RTA)
(Best For MTL)
(Best For Flavor & Clouds)
(Best For Big Juice Capacity)
For more detail on each, read on below…
Out of ALL the RTAs we’ve tested in the past 12 months, the above were the ones that impressed us the most.
What do we test for? Simple:
- Flavor & Clouds
- How Easy Is It To Wick?
- Is The Deck Good?
- Does It Leak?
- Value For Money
Best Single Coil RTA Right Now?
For me, the Kayfun Lite is just about as perfect as a vape tank can be. From the way it is built to the way it vapes, the Kayfun Lite is damn-near flawless. I bought one as soon as it came out and I’ve been using every day ever since.
Yes, I test multiple tanks a week for VapeBeat, but I ALWAYS come back to my Kayfun Lite. And the reason is simple: it vapes unlike anything else – for MTL vaping, it is by far and away the best single coil RTA I have ever owned.
And I have owned A LOT of MTL RTAs…
Yes, the Kayfun Lite is expensive; three figures for a vape tank is pretty darn extreme. But if you’re a serious MTL vaper and you’re looking for one tank that will last you for years to come, this is what the Kayfun Lite delivers – it will last you, potentially, for the rest of your life.
And that’s what you’re paying for – that and its amazing deck and flavor production. Mostly, though, you’re paying for quality – quality design, quality manufacturing, and quality build materials.
I adore this tank. Nothing else, in my opinion, comes even remotely close.
Why Do I Like Single Coil RTA Tanks So Much?
Simple: they’re easier to work with, require less power, and they consume way less E Juice.
You also have some very cool MTL RTA tanks available right now, and that is freakin’ awesome because MTL vaping – or, should I say its resurgence to the mainstream – is easily one of the most exciting trends happening in the vape space right now.
Prior to 2017, MTL vaping in the rebuildable segment on the market was more or less limited to Kayfun tanks (and they’re pricey as hell).
Having more choice in this regard, for me, is a massive boon for vapers and the vaping space at large.
Single Coil RTA Tanks vs. Dual Coil RTA Tanks – What’s The Difference?
Pretty simple, really: one runs on a single-coil, whereas the other runs on two (or three if you’re talking about the Vandy Vape Triple RTA.
With a dual-coil RTA, you’re able to vape at higher wattages and kick out more vapor.
With single coil RTA tanks, you’re running on just one coil, and this means you usually run them at lower wattages with slightly higher resistances on the coil.
MTL Vape Tanks
This is why a lot of single-coil RTA tanks are geared towards MTL vaping.
But the best thing? You don’t lose any flavor.
Nope. You can still REALLY taste your juice, even at 20-30W.
And because of this, your mod’s batteries will last longer and you’ll use way less E Juice.
You can even do a little equation, to demonstrate this:
single coil + less power = more battery life & less E Juice consumed.
This is why I ALWAYS have a couple of single coil RTA tanks in rotation.
Single Coil RTA Tanks – Things To Keep In Mind
As always, when you’re talking about RTA tanks, single or otherwise, you need to keep in mind that they are way more fiddly to set up and live with than, say, an RDA or sub-ohm tank.
They’re getting A LOT better, 2017/18’s releases were very impressive, but they do require a keen eye and plenty of attention to detail because you have to be very accurate with your wicking so as to ensure the atomizer doesn’t flood or leak.
Both are bad, and you definitely don’t want this.
Single Coil RTA Tanks & Your Mod
As mentioned earlier, you can run single coil RTA tanks at much lower wattages. I don’t tend to ever get any higher than 70W on most of mine and this opens up plenty of new possibilities for mods.
Case in point: a DNA 75 mod is a lot cheaper than a DNA 250 mod.
Also: most squonker mods are single cell setups, so a lower powered tank is always beneficial in this regard.
And if you don’t need all that extra power, a DNA 75 mod like the Lost Vape Therion DNA 75 is kind of hard to beat when it comes to style, power, and functionality.
The brilliant JAC Vapour DNA 75 mod is also very respectably priced (and it is bloody great too).
I tend to stick to regulated mods when using single-coil RTAs. I just prefer the way they work together.
But when you only need a max of 75W, it does open quite a few doors in the premium mod market, where more power tends to mean more money.
If you’re a seasoned vaper, looking for something a little different, and you don’t have a single coil RTA in your collection, do yourself a favour and hook yourself up – they’re freakin’ awesome 🙂