Geekvape Peerless RDTA | Review

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Geekvape Peerless RDTA

The Peerless RDTA features an upgraded build deck and improved hinge-lock filling system.

Highlights

  • Upgraded build deck fits both small and large coils
  • Precise airflow system offers great flavor
  • Hinge-lock filling system
  • Compatible with both 810 & 510 drip tips
1Intro
Geekvape Peerless RDTA

Geekvape is known for creating excellent performing atomizers at affordable prices. The have now added to their Peerless line with an RDTA version of the popular Peerless RDA. The original Peerless RDA was a favorite budget RDA for many vapers and even has a place in our Best RDA’s list. The Peerless RDTA adopts some of the key features of the original Peerless, but with the added benefit of having a tank beneath for greater juice capacity.

2Specs & Features
Geekvape Peerless RDTA

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 1-13/16″ x 15/16″ (Including Drip Tip and Threads)
  • Gold Plated 510 Contact Pin
  • 24mm Diameter
  • 4ml or 2ml (TPD) Capacity
  • Hinge Lock Filling System
  • Special Split-Bridge Post Design with Four Post Holes
  • Designed to support both Standard and Complex Coil Builds
  • Upgraded Build Deck for Both Small and Large Coil Builds
  • Designed for both Single and Dual Coil Builds
  • Single Coil Adapter Included
  • Dual Airflow Slots
  • Adjustable Airflow Top Cap
  • Includes (1) Wide Bore 810 Drip Tip and (1) Wide Bore 510 Drip Tip
  • 810 Drip Tip Compatible
  • 510 Drip Tip Compatible with included 510 Drip Tip Adapter

Kit Contents

  • 1 x GeekVape Peerless RDTA
  • 1 x Replacement Glass
  • 1 x 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • 1 x Wide Bore 510 Delrin Drip Tip
  • 1 x Single Coil Ceramic Block
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x Set of Spare O-Rings and Screws
  • 2 x Prebuilt Kanthal Coil
3Design & Build Quality
Geekvape Peerless RDTA

One thing Geekvape are always good at is giving you a comprehensive spares kit and extras. The Geekvape Peerless RDTA comes with a wide bore Delrin 810 drip tip, a 510 Delrin Drip tip and a 510 adapter, a spare glass tank, a pair of braided coils, spare o-rings, screws, and a ceramic block for single coils. That’s right; the Peerless RDTA can be used in both single and dual coil configurations, and it’s great to see that included in the kit.

The Peerless RDTA has a 24mm diameter base, so will look great on most devices. It also comes in two versions; either a 4ml tank capacity or the TPD compliant 2ml version. Although I’m sure as with most Geekvape products, you will have the option to order the larger tank separate if you have the TPD compliant version.

This RDTA has a nice sleek and quite a classy look to it. There is an engraved “Peerless” logo on the top cap beneath one of the air slots and some dimples or indents along the upper end of the top cap, which help to grip when adjusting the airflow.

The Peerless comes in a range of colors such as; stainless steel, black, gold, red and blue. We received the stainless steel version, and its understated design looks good on any device we have tried it on. Even the black wide bore Delrin 810 drip tip doesn’t look out of place, but it’s good to see you have the full option if using your own and even a 510 if you wish.

One feature that Geekvape have gone with which makes this RDTA stand out from others in the market is its fill system. They have implemented a hinge lock filling system which is located on the edge of one side of the build deck. It works well, and I had no issues with it during my time of testing, although I’m not on the longevity of the hinge after extensive use, especially if you have the 2ml version that you might constantly be filling.

This atomizer features fully adjustable side airflow, just like the Peerless RDA. Usually, the top cap and airflow control sections can be taken apart separately for cleaning, not with the Peerless RDTA it’s all one piece. It doesn’t affect its performance, but some may have preferred them being separate for ease of cleaning.

As with all Geekvape products that I’ve reviewed the build quality, and machining is great on this RDTA, which is always impressive when it’s at such an affordable price.

4Building & Wicking
Geekvape Peerless RDTA

One of the most important aspects of an RDA or RDTA is the build deck. The Peerless RDA had a very good and simple build deck. However, the RDTA version sees an upgrade here, which should make things even more of a breeze to build on. It features a 2 post design, with multiple post holes in each post (3 on each) to allow for a greater range of coil builds and sizes. It’s a simple, yet well-executed design and I’ve been able to chuck anything from simple round wire builds to Fused Claptons and Aliens with zero issues.

Something else worth mentioning is that the screws are tightened down from the top, which is great for your exotic coil builds as it doesn’t tend to bend or twist your leads as much.

Wicking the Peerless RDTA is the ordinary affair for an RDTA. Simply cut your wicks to the point where you know the cotton will poke into the tank section, then fluff it out and gently tuck your ends into the wicking ports. I find that the best way to wick RDTA like this is to have the cotton barely poking into the tank section, which also leaves you more room for e-juice in the tank.

Overall, using the build deck and wicking on the Peerless RDTA has been straightforward. I also really like the fact this style of build deck can accommodate pretty much any type of build I’ve thrown at it.

5Performance
Geekvape Peerless RDTA

First of let me just mention running this RDTA in single coil mode. The inclusion of the ceramic and rubber block is extremely easy to use, just plug it in the rear end in place of one of the coils, and leave the coil in by the fill port. Now I prefer to vape with dual coils in this type of RDTA, but the single coil was satisfactory, that’s all I can say really the airflow doesn’t feel as smooth, which I guess is always going to be the case when one side is blocked.

However, in dual coil configuration, things were far more to my preference. I tried standard Stainless Steel round wire, Fused Clapton and even Triple Core Fused Claptons and all performed great. One thing to note is to pay attention to where you sit your coils, so the airflow is properly aligned, I found that positioning them slightly higher so the airflow can hit just underneath and direct on both sides worked best for me. I was then getting a nice warm vape with plenty of flavor. Actually, the flavor was a lot better than I expected and than I remember my Peerless RDA.

The airflow on the Peerless is incredibly smooth and effortless to adjust. It’s possible that due to the one-piece design of the top cap it makes the airflow adjustment smoother and easier to adjust. The only slight negative I had here was the airflow was a somewhat on the noisy side, especially when you start to close it off a little. I preferred the flavor and vapor production with the airflow turned a quarter of the way, which meant I did notice the noise a lot more.

As mentioned earlier, this atomizer comes in either 2 or 4ml e-liquid capacities and features a hinge lock filling system. The hinge lock is located in front of one of your coils, so you do have to be a little careful when opening and filling. Also, there is a piece of peeking there to help keep the seal secure so that you won’t experience any leaking. The opening itself is not particularly large either, but you will get away with using dropper and unicorn bottles. Lastly, the hinge itself on our RDTA was a little on the loose side, I’m not sure if this will be the case with every Peerless RDTA, but it does make me worry a little about the longevity of that hinge.

Overall I was really impressed with the performance of the Peerless RDTA. It’s pretty similar to that of the RDA variant, so if you liked how that performed, then I think really like this RDTA as well.

Likes

  • Good build quality
  • Great flavor
  • Smooth airflow
  • Easy to wick and build
  • Can accommodate various coil builds
  • Single Coil option
  • Easy fill system

Dislikes

  • Slightly Noisy Airflow
  • Slightly loose hinge on the fill system
  • One piece top cap (Subjective)
6Verdict

The Geekvape Peerless RDTA is a solid performing atomizer. It offers a unique fill system and a quality build deck that can accommodate all types and sizes of coils, with ease. Not to mention, it comes with a single coil block, which makes it even more versatile.

I only had a couple of slight negatives with the Peerless. Firstly, the slightly noisy airflow, which may not bother everyone, but did get a little annoying for me. Secondly, I wish that the hinge for the fill system was a bit more secure. This may have only been on our sample and hopefully will be better on the retail versions.

The Geekvape Peerless RDTA is a great performing atomizer, and even more impressive is that it’s available at an incredibly affordable price. If you’re looking for a new RDTA, then I can definitely recommend checking out the Peerless.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Build Deck
9
Build Quality
8.5
Aesthetics
8.5
Flavor
9
Vapor
8
Cost
8.5
Danny B
Danny B
Danny is the self-proclaimed, world’s greatest vaping enthusiast. He has tried nearly every type of device and tank on the market, in search of finding what he calls ‘the ultimate vape.’

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