I love a good single coil RTA tank – so much so, that I spend a TON of money on them. So what are my current favourite single coil RTA tanks right now?
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.
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.
And my current favourites are listed below:
|Brand Name||Picture||VapeBeat Rating (0/5)||Best Place To Buy?|
Kayfun V5 (The BOSS)
|DirectVapor | $119.95 (FREE SHIPPING)|
Coil Master ELFY RTA (Leak-Proof & Cheap)
|VaporDNA | $24.99|
Wotofo SERPENT SMM RTA (Simple n' Effective)
|GearBest | $18-$19 |
UK ECIG Store | £19.00
Digiflavor Pharaoh RTA (Impressive Performer)
|DirectVapor | $41.95 (FREE SHIPPING)|
UK ECIG Store | £35.00
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 atomiser doesn’t flood or leak.
Both are bad, and you definitely don’t want this.
All of the tanks in the table above are RTAs that I own. They’re all also very easy to setup, wick, and live with. If you’re brand new to RTAs, I’d 100% suggest the Coil Master ELFY RTA, as it is more or less leak-proof.
It’s a single coil RTA and mine has never leaked, even when I was sloppy with my builds and wicking.
The Coil Master ELFY RTA is basically idiot proof. And it kicks out immense flavor and clouds and retails for less than $30.
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.
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 🙂