These are the best RTA tanks the VapeBeat team have tested over the past 18 months. They’re all proper banging vape tanks, so strap in and check them out!
An RTA tank is essentially THE goldilocks setup of the vaping world, bringing together RDA-grade performance and sub-ohm tank-style juice capacity.
And, please, DO NOT be put off by the idea of building your own coils.
It’s super simple. Plus…
You will save a FORTUNE by not having to buy pre-built coils alone.
Beyond this, however, the benefits are myriad: bigger clouds, better flavour, heightened control over your vape.
But what are the best RTA tanks?
I’ve tested a bunch in the last 12 months.
My picks for the best RTA tanks for overall performance, flavor, and design are listed below in the table
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|Product/Brand||Picture||VapeBeat Rating||Best Place To Buy?|
|GeekVape Blitzen RTA||VaporDNA | $29.99|
|CoilART Azeroth RTA||ELEMENT Vape | $33.95|
|Wotofo Serpent SMM RTA||GearBest | $21.95|
UK Ecig Store | £24.99
|GeekVape AMMIT Dual RTA||VaporDNA | $34.99|
UK Ecig Store | £24.99
|WOTOFO TROLL RTA||VaporDNA | $14.99 (Clearence) |
GearBest | £15-£18
|Vandy Vape TRIPLE RTA||DirectVapor | $29.95|
GearBest | $27.95
|Vandy Vape Kensei RTA||DirectVapor | $40.95|
GearBest | £23.99
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My Two Favorite RTA Tanks of 2018 So Far?
I don’t normally do this.
But Vandy Vapes RTA setups have impressed me IMMENSELY in 2018.
So I made an exception (and gave them both a shout-out right at the beginning of this piece).
Both the Kensei and TRIPLE RTA are truly exceptional.
For flavor. For performance. For just about everything.
If you’re in the market for a brilliant RTA, these two should be at the very TOP of your list.
For me, these two options 100% hit the nail on the head.
They’re powerful, easy to setup and live with, and produce awesome flavor.
The Best RTA Tanks We’ve Tested Over The Years
Below is a list of all the other best RTA tanks from over the years.
Some are old now, but they’re still very good. A classic RTA never goes out of style.
GeekVape Blitzen RTA – A Proper STUNNER
If you’re after an RTA that looks amazing and vapers better than 90% of the RTA tanks around right now, well… you need to be looking at the GeekVape Blitzen RTA.
Not only is this RTA stunning to behold, but it also vapes better than 95% of the RTA tanks in existence right now.
Reviews of this tank have been very positive and this, combined with its styling and price, make me think this could well be a classic in the making.
It reminds me, rather a lot, of the SMOK TFV12 Prince.
But looks are where it ends; the GeekVape Blitzen RTA is a high-roller when it comes to power, performance, reliability, and overall vaping prowess.
Basically, it wipes the floor with most other RTA tanks around right now and this makes it one of the best RTA tanks around right now.
And given just how good the RTA space is at the moment, that’s REALLY saying something.
Check out the reviews for this tank from some of our peers below.
CoilART Azeroth RTA
CoilART’s Azeroth RTA is one of the most well-respected RTA tanks around; those that use it swear by it, and those that don’t are often recommended to check it out.
The Azeroth RTA features a pretty unique design, in that, you can use interchangeable decks – one is a triple coil, the other a velocity-style deck for dual-coil builds. It also looks freakin’ awesome too.
The Azeroth RTA is not a cloud machine, per se, most tend to run it around 35-40W, depending on the build, but this is a great spot to be as it doesn’t rape your E Juice and battery.
As with any rebuildable, you’re in charge of the builds and can, therefore, dictate how it works and what power you run it at. For my money, though, the Azeroth RTA is best at the above-mentioned point; this seems to be its sweet spot.
The Azeroth RTA is solid, well put together, features a fairly unique deck setup, and, in the right hands, won’t leak too much.
And best of all is the price – for $30, you’re getting A LOT of RTA.
Vandy Vape Kylin
I came across the Vandy Vape Kylin almost by accident.
I went to my local vape shop and asked the dude there for a recommendation for a decent RTA that didn’t leak and delivered plenty of performance.
He smiled and suggested the Vandy Vape Kylin. I bought it, took it home, unboxed it, and set it up. 10 minutes later I was sat in a room full of vapor with a stupid grin on my face.
Why? Simple: this is one of the easiest RTA tanks to set up I have ever come across.
The postless design of the deck is super simple to setup and wick on; you can run all kinds of builds on it. The original deck that shipped with the Vandy Vape Kylin leaked. A LOT. But this was quickly replaced and the new one is superb (I used the new one).
The Vandy Vape Kylin is a great looking RTA, perhaps one of the best looking on this list. I love the selection of colours it comes in but most of all I like just how easy this RTA is to live with – you just wick it and go. It almost feels as easy as an RDTA, in this respect.
It also kicks out massive clouds and huge flavour, so if you’re after a power RTA, the Vandy Vape Kylin is 100% what you’ve been searching for. This is probably my new favourite RTA on this list, so make sure you check it out.
You Can Pick Up The KYLIN RTA via DirectVapor For $36.95 (FREE SHIPPING)
GeekVape AMMIT Dual RTA
I’m not a big fan of the GeekVape Griffin RTA – I actually threw mine in the bin. But I’m not one to hold a grudge, plus I’d been hearing good things about the GeekVape AMMIT Dual RTA, so I decided to give it a whirl.
The original GeekVape AMMIT 22mm RTA, like the Griffin, had a few issues. It was still popular, but it wasn’t without its detractors. The GeekVape AMMIT Dual RTA, however, aimed to put this issues to bed once and for all.
The GeekVape AMMIT Dual RTA is bigger (25mm vs 22mm) and comes with a 5ml juice capacity (though 2ml is also available), as well as an 810 adapter for Goon-style drip tips. Nice touch there, GeekVape.
Here are the GeekVape AMMIT Dual RTA key specs:
- Drip tip height: 10mm
- Drip tip diameter: 15mm
- Height: 38mm
- Base diameter: 25mm
- Capacity: 2ml/5ml
- Coil type: DIY
The tank itself is beautifully designed and, once it’s set-up correctly, vapes like an absolute champ. It will leak at first, that I can promise you, but once you get your eye in it’s a solid, all round performer with excellent flavor and great clouds.
You Can Pick Up The GeekVape AMMIT Dual RTA From VaporDNA For $34.99 – Down From $39.99
WOTOFO TROLL RTA
If you’re looking for a powerful, easy-to-work with RTA that vapes like a monster, with excellent flavor and huge clouds, you need to be looking at the WOTOFO TROLL RTA.
It is easily one of the best RTA tanks I have ever owned.
Freakin’ love Wotofo!
The look and feel of the WOTOFO TROLL RTA is simple and stripped back. But that’s kind of the point; the less moving parts you have, the better something (usually) works in practice.
WOTOFO TROLL RTA Key Specs
- 24mm Diameter
- 5ml E-Liquid Capacity
- Unique one post design
- Pyrex Glass & 304 SS Construction
- Gold Plated 510 Pin
- H:41mm W:24mm
The WOTOFO TROLL RTA comes apart easily, is super easy to wick properly, and, once everything is in place, vapes almost as good as its RDA counterparts, which is high praise indeed.
You can’t replace the drip-tip on the WOTOFO TROLL RTA, and some might see that as a negative, however, the drip tip it ships with is great, so I wouldn’t let that little thing put you off this exceptional RTA tank.
You Can Pick Up The WOTOFO TROLL RTA From VaporDNA For $34.99 – Down From $39.99
ENVII Artisan RTA
The ENVII Artisan RTA turned up on my doorstep and completely blew my socks off.
I’d never heard of ENVII before it arrived at my front door but, once I’d opened the packaging, I knew two things: 1) I liked the look and feel of the packaging and, 2) I REALLY liked what I found inside – the tank itself is stunning.
I own about 9 RTAs at last count and this, by a considerable margin, is the easiest to setup. In fact, I’d go as far as saying it is the easiest RTA to setup and wick that I have ever used. Bar none.
Flavour is outstanding as well – precise, intense and full of body. I love building on the Artisan deck, which is best paired with a single Clapton or Alien coil for optimum performance.
The big USPs of this tank, for me, are twofold: 1) it is super easy to wick and build on, meaning you’re up and running much faster than usual; and 2) the flavour and cloud production is brilliant.
If you’re after a reliable, leak-free, RTA tank then this one comes HIGHLY recommended!