RDTA’s or ‘Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizers’ are the bridge between RDAs and RTAs. Like an RDA, they can function as a standard dripper and provide the same excellent flavor. However, they have the added benefit of holding extra e-liquid in a tank or juice well, usually positioned beneath the build deck.
While RDTAs can be a little awkward to use and are dropping in popularity, there are still some exceptional ones on the market.
- Best Overall: Steam Crave Aromamizer Supreme V3
- Best Mesh Coil: Wotofo Profile RDTA
- Best Single Coil: Vandy Vape Mato
- Best Affordable: Oumier Wasp Nano RDTA
- Best for MTL: Vapefly Galaxies MTL Squonk RDTA
- Best Dual Coil: Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA
Steam Crave Aromamizer Supreme V3
The Steam Crave Aromamizer Supreme V3 may be a mouthful by name, but it’s a delight when it comes to vaping. It is the latest version of one of the most popular and best-performing RDTAs ever released. It is a 25mm wide, single-coil RDTA that likes to keep things old-school with the deck positioned under the tank. It’s truly a great and universal RDTA – There’s also an advanced edition available that comes with two extra decks (a dual coil & Mesh coil).
Wotofo Profile RDTA
Best Mesh Coil
The Wotofo Profile is a 25 mm RDTA in collaboration with Mrjustright1 and has a well-known build deck design. The Profile improves RDTA juice transfer from bottom to top by using stainless steel wicks. It comes with a detachable tank section allowing it to be easily converted into an RDA, and works with all Profile 1.5 RDA meshes. The Profile holds up to 6.2ml of e-liquid and comes in six colors.
Vandy Vape Mato
Best Single Coil
The VandyVape Mato RDTA is 24mm and features a 2ml capacity to support both bottom or side refills. The Mato has a large postless single coil build deck, honeycomb top airflow control system, and a 4 braided stainless steel wicking system. The VandyVape MATO can also be used with a BF Squonking pin, allowing good pairing with any squonk mods. The Mato RDTA is available in five color options.
Oumier Wasp Nano RDTA
The Wasp Nano RDTA from Oumier is a compact single-coil rebuildable dripping tank atomizer. It is 22mm in diameter and features a unique adjustable airflow system, a simple building deck with a 2ml tank to hold your e-liquid, and a tank refill slider to accommodate bottom chamber refills. The Wasp is available in six color options and features a transparent or resin top cap.
Vapefly Galaxies MTL Squonk RDTA
Best for MTL
The Vapefly Galaxies MTL Squonk RDTA is 22mm with a 2ml capacity. It features a 360 surround airflow system with air coming in from the bottom and two side airflow channels. The Galaxies is top-filling, and bottom-feeding is supported with a spring-loaded filling port for easy filling. The Vapefly Galaxies delivers an excellent mouth-to-lung vape and is available in four color options.
Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA
Best Dual Coil
The Vandy Vape Pyro V3 is the newest and most advanced version of the Pyro Series Rebuildable Atomizers. The Pyro is a 24 mm RDTA with a juice capacity of 2ml and features 18 honeycomb holes on the rotating airflow cap. You can install single or dual coils, and the practical top filling allows you to quickly inject your favorite e-juice without leaking. The Pyro V3 is available in six colors, each coming with a beautiful matching resin drip tip.
Wotofo Faris RDTA
The Faris RDTA is designed by Wotofo and vape reviewer VapeGeekQ8. It is a 24mm squonkable postless build deck that can support both single and dual coil building and be used as an RDA with its detachable 3ml tank. The unique pocket-hole design and side filling port utilize a duckbill valve to effectively prevent leakage and backflow. The Faris is available in five color options.
THC Tauren BF RDTA
The Thunder Head Creation Tauren RDTA is a 2ml RDTA for advanced vapers. The spacious build deck is versatile and will easily fit two coils or support more exotic builds and smaller ones. The Tauren BF RDTA adopts 28 micro side air holes for greater control, plus the rotary AFC Ring and 3D surrounding airflow system, you can enjoy the most delicate and full flavor. Thunder Head has included a hollow BF (Bottom Feeding) pin for use with most squonk devices, which offer a larger e-liquid reserve.
Limitless Mod Co. Prime RDTA
The Limitless Mod Co. Prime RDTA is an innovative 26mm rebuildable tank. It has a spacious two-post build deck that supports single, and two coil builds with wide-open slots that can accommodate broader or unusual coil configurations for vapers that enjoy trying out new builds. The tank has a sizable 5ml juice capacity and a top refill system. It comes in two color options: black and stainless steel.
Why RDTA over an RTA?
While there have been many advances with RTA’s (Rebuildable Tank Atomizers), you never quite get the same experience with one compared to a dripper, especially with flavor production. This is due to the vapor needing to travel through the chimney, which can make a world of difference even at a few extra millimeters. Hence the creation of the RDTA.
It seems like for years, vapers have strived for that seemingly impossible “dripper in a tank” style experience. The RDTA was seen as the industry’s answer to this desire. The mouthpiece on an RDTA sits right on top of the coils, just like an RDA does. Unlike a tank, the vapor doesn’t need to travel through a chimney; it’s the same proximity to your mouth as a dripper – therefore, more clouds, more flavor.
On the Tilt
As an RDTA user, you may find that you need to tilt your RDTA on an angle when puffing on it. This ensures that the cotton gets fully saturated, especially when your tank is running low on liquid. This is just like the Genesis atomizers of old; it’s a common tactic to prevent dry hits and a minor inconvenience.
5 Tips for Building and Wicking RDTAs
- Comb and fluff your wicks before vaping
- Try to use a good amount of cotton
- But don’t use too much cotton or dry hit city
- Experiment with where to cut your wicks
- Don’t build your coils too low or too high
Even the best RDTA tanks require trial and error to find the perfect build and wicking. So you’ll need to experiment with different builds and techniques to find out which one is best for you – but that’s part of the fun….., right?