Best RDAs

We look at some of the best RDA vapes currently on the market for flavor, clouds and price.

Best RDAs

New RDAs seem to be released every week, with collaboration upon collaboration between reviewers and manufacturers. So finding the best RDA to suit your style of vaping can be tricky.

Whether you are looking for the best RDA for Flavor or clouds or just to get started, we’ve got you covered in our list of the best RDAs available.

All of these RDAs feature excellent build quality and will deliver reliable performance. If you are just getting started and need a little help figuring out what type of RDA is best for you, look through our guide below.

9 Best RDAs

Wotofo Recurve Dual RDABest Dual Coil
Vaperz Cloud Temple V2
Hellvape Passage RDA
Wotofo Profile Mesh V1.5Best Mesh Coil
Wotofo Recurve RDABest Single Coil
Hellvape Dead Rabbit V2
Vandy Vape Mesh V2 RDA
Vandy Vape Berserker V2 MTLBest MTL
Augvape Druga 2Best for Beginners
Wotofo Recurve Dual RDA

Wotofo Recurve Dual RDA

Best Dual Coil

The Wotofo Recurve Dual is the noticeable upgrade on the already amazing original Recurve RDA. Mike Vapes also designed it, and if it wasn’t evident from the name, this time, it’s a dual coil version. It keeps to the same styling and airflow design and is 24mm in diameter. It delivers exceptional flavor with some of the smoothest side-airflow out there.

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Vaperz Cloud Temple V2 25 mm

Vaperz Cloud Temple V2 25 mm

Vaperz Cloud provides a high-quality vaping experience. The Temple 25mm is the 2020 edition of one of the most popular cloud-chuckers.  The deck has been built for flavor chasers and accommodates exotic dual-coil builds with an acrylic chamber reducer. Available in six color options.

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Hellvape Passage SMM RDA

Hellvape Passage RDA

Matt from Suck my Mod (SMM) is no stranger when it comes to creating great atomizers. This time he has teamed up with Hellvape to create a 24mm dual-coil RDA. It features an innovative airflow design, which guides the air from top to side into divided channels and then through honeycomb holes. The design makes the Passage leak-resistant but also helps to deliver excellent airflow and flavor.

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Wotofo Profile Mesh V1.5 RDA

Wotofo Profile Mesh V1.5 RDA

Best Mesh Coil

The Wotofo Profile 1.5 RDA is built for advanced users and features a few updates on the previous Profile. Designed by Mr.JustRight1, the V1.5 has a larger build deck and a more adaptable airflow design. Available in three different resistances, there are variants to suit different vaping styles. The Profile V1.5 is the mesh RDA to beat with its excellent build quality and unbeatable flavor performance.

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Wotofo Recurve Dual RDA

Wotofo Recurve RDA

Best Single Coil

The Wotofo Recurve is a 24 mm single-coil RDA designed by Mike Vapes. The Recurve has a side airflow and curves everywhere, with a curvy outer design, the two 810 drip tips are curvy, and the build deck has a half-pipe shape. Pair the Recurve with a single battery squonk mod, and you will have an excellent setup.

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Hellvape Dead Rabbit V2

Hellvape Dead Rabbit V2

The Hellvape Dead Rabbit V2 RDA follows the hugely successful original and again designed by Heathen. The Dead Rabbit has the ‘drop’ build deck for single or dual coil builds. Barrel lock and a leak-proof airflow make this RDA simple for everyday use. The V2 deck and juice well have been increased, allowing you to fit more cotton and e-liquid. The included BF pin turns the Dead Rabbit 2 into an excellent squonk RDA.

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Vandy Vape Mesh V2 RDA

Vandy Vape Mesh V2 RDA

The Vandy Vape Mesh V2 RDA is an updated version of the original Mesh RDA with some significant improvements. The Mesh features deep juice wells and fully adjustable airflow from the top directed down to the coil. Mesh V2 is 25mm in diameter, features a postless clamp deck, and comes with a squonk pin.

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Vandy Vape Berserker V2 MTL RDA

Vandy Vape Berserker V2 MTL RDA

Best MTL RDA

The Berserker V2 MTL RDA is a collaboration between Vandy Vape and Alex VapersMD.  The Berserker is a 22 mm RDA with a dual-shell chamber design size with a thick top cap that houses the airflow tunnel. Berserker MTL V2 RDA integrates a single coil with the replaceable airflow tubes. It comes with various airflow sizes, easy and quick to install. Berserker MTL V2 RDA is made of stainless steel and comes in 4 colors.

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Augvape Druga 2 RDA

Augvape Druga 2

Best for Beginners

The Augvape Druga 2 is the successor to the Druga RDA with a revised Clamp Snag System build deck accomodating a single or dual coil configuration. The Druga 2 features a top cap dual-sided airflow control, allowing control over airflow intake. The Coil installation is a breeze thanks to the clamp snap system and makes it great for beginners.

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The Anatomy of an RDA

Styles of RDAs

There are three main styles of rebuildable atomizers: RDAs (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers), RTAs (Rebuildable Tank Atomizers), and RDTAs (Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizers). Rebuildable atomizers use a coil or coils and made by the user. Building an atomizer is done by wrapping a wire around a small rod, usually 24 mm in diameter. The user must then create a wick to help transport the e-liquid to the coil(s).

The wire used can be made from a variety of material types. The most common is Kanthal A1, which can only be used in variable wattage (VW) mode, but has a very stable resistance when heated. Titanium and ni200 or two other wire types; however, they can only be used in temperature control (TC) mode due to their varying resistance when heated.

The most popular is stainless steel as it can be used in both VW and TC modes, as it has a slight variation in resistance when heated. Usually, wicks for the coils in RDAs are formed using cotton or rayon.

RDA Vape Explained

RDA’s have a building deck where the users place the coils at the bottom of the atomizer. While an RTA or RDTA has a tank, RDAs only have a well to hold e-liquid, positioned just below the build deck. The tails of the wick are placed into the well to transport the e-liquid to the coils. RDA wells do not have as much capacity as a tank-style atomizer, which means vapers must frequently add more e-liquid. Unlike RTAs or Sub-ohm tanks, an RDA does not have a chimney section. Instead, it has a top cap that sits on the build deck, and then the vapor rises to the drip tip or mouthpiece. Airflow can be fed to the coils from the bottom, sides, or top, or any combination of these. Users can usually adjust the airflow on RDAs to suit their vaping style.

Different Types of RDAs

RDAs can come in various styles and sizes, ranging from a small 14mm in diameter up to a massive 46mm. Depending on the RDA size, build decks can allow from 1 up to 8 coils inside, although most are a single or dual coil by design. The majority of RDAs work well for both horizontal or vertical coils. Airflow can also be suitable for both mouth-to-lung (MTL) or direct-to-lung (DTL) vaping styles.

Some RDAs now come with an optional hollow positive pin, allowing users to integrate them with unique bottom-feeding mods – called squonkers. A squonk mod has a plastic bottle (internal on the mod) for e-liquid. The vaper then squeezes the bottle to feed e-liquid to the atomizer. Squonk mods have recently become more popular. They alleviate the constant dripping of e-liquid while still providing the benefits of an RDA.

Cloud RDAs vs. Flavor RDAs

RDA’s can frequently be categorized (although not exclusively) into two different styles, either for flavor or clouds. Cloud chasing RDAs tend to have more space for large diameter coils or fancy builds like; Clapton and Alien coils. They also have colossal airflow to generate immense thick clouds of vapor to appeal to direct-to-lung (DTL) vapers.

A flavor RDA will only hold a single or dual coil build and tend to be a little smaller in size, 22mm diameter, or less. They also tend to have less airflow, making them more suitable for mouth-to-lung (MTL) vapers. However, most RDAs do create both excellent flavor and decent clouds.

Advantages of RDAs

Experienced vapers feel that RDAs excel in the flavor category over other types of atomizers. Nothing beats an RDA for trying new flavors, as you can use just a few drops of e-liquid to test whether the flavor profile is to your liking.

RDAs are also easier to wick than other atomizers. They have far fewer parts, which also makes them easier to clean. They do not have wick channels, so there is no danger of flooding or even dry hits.

Suppose you like the sound of an RDA but want more juice capacity. There are two other options, either a squonk mod, as mentioned above. Or if that doesn’t take your fancy, then an RDTA may be the answer. An RDTA has a dripper style deck and top cap like an RDA yet has the advantage of a tank beneath the deck. Wicking can be a little more difficult as the wick tails will need to be immersed in the tank below.

There are lots of other excellent RDA’s on the market, and some of which we haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying. We hope that’s helped guide you through making a decision. We will always aim to keep this page updated with the latest releases, but for now, we don’t think you can go wrong with any of the above RDAs.