7 Best RTA / RDA Tanks in 2022

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RTA and RDA tanks are making a big comeback and we can’t wait! An artefact from the dawn of the modern vape era, RTAs (Rebuildable Tank Atomizers) and RDAs (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers) are once again gaining a much-deserved reputation for flavour, but how are we to determine which are the best RTA / RDA tanks?

In this list we’re going to take a look at some of the best rebuildable tank atomizer setups out there and help you figure out which one will be best suited to your needs. RDA and RTA designs have come a long way since they were purely the domain of real DIY heads out there, and they’re simpler to use than ever before, though they still require a little more work than a traditional tank.

We appreciate that DIY vaping isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and if the best RTAs aren’t something that stirs you then please check out some of our roundups of the best vape tanks, best MTL tanks, best sub-ohm tanks and the best vape tanks for flavour.  

But if you aren’t afraid of rolling up your sleeves and doing a little wire clipping, strap in and get ready for the best RTA / RDA tanks available today!

The Best RTA/RDA Tank Overall Is The: Dovpo Blotto Mini RTA Tank

Each of the RDAs and RTAs below is a fantastic piece of gear, though they do vary. Some are better for experienced DIY vapers whereas some are more suitable for beginners who haven’t made their own coils before. Some are cloud-centric; others put flavour above everything. We had to choose a winner today, and that winner is the Dovpo Blotto Mini RTA Tank!

A collaboration between Dovpo and The Vaping Bogan, the Blotto Mini showcases a vast amount of RTA expertise. Every aspect of the tank has been made with precision and care to provide the most cloudy and flavoursome RTA possible, and elements such as the vast amount of adjustable airflow control and postless build deck design show that they want to serve up the most satisfying and efficient DIY vaping experience possible, and they certainly delivered on that intent!

The Best RTA / RDA Tanks Are:

  1. Dovpo Blotto Mini RTA
  2. Geekvape Zeus X RTA
  3. Suicide Mods Nightmare RDA
  4. Innokin Ares II RTA
  5. Wotofo STNG RDA
  6. Wotofo Profile Unity RTA
  7. Hellvape Fat Rabbit RTA

Best for Advanced

Dovpo Blotto Mini RTA

9.2/10
Total
Flavour
9.6/10
Cloud Production
9.3/10
Ease of Use
8.4/10
Build Quality
9.4/10
Price
9.1/10
Price
£25.99
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Features We Love

Great Airflow

242-degree specially designed airflows provide excelling windage

Mess Free

Top refill system

E-Liquid Carrying

RTA means you can travel with a juice reservoir

Starting out way back at the dawn of the modern vaping era in 2012, Dovpo have built up a reputation for impressively designed RTAs intended for serious cloud production, and their latest offerings do not disappoint!
Created in partnership with The Vaping Bogan, the Dovpo Blotto Mini RTA Tank features all the design expertise you’d expect from these two vaping titans working together.

One of the most impressive features of the Blotta Mini RTA is its adjustable airflow control system; covering a full 242 degrees of the tank, it almost completely surrounds the unit and provides an almost unmatched level of clear airflow, which will of course translate to vast clouds!

The 810 mouthpiece has a ‘low profile’ design, meaning it’s short and close to the top of the tank. This further emphasises that this is very much a DTL tank intended for direct-to-lung inhalation.
The Dovpo Blotto Mini features a postless build deck interior, giving you more room to work with when working with this dual coil RTA, a handy feature for a smaller TPD-compliant RTA that would otherwise give you little room to work with.

The Blotto Mini can utilise both single and dual coil builds, though being so intricately designed for cloud production you can tell it anticipates a dual build for maximum output.
The Dovpo Blotto Mini RTA is a stunning piece of vape gear, capable of producing insane amount of cloud and flavour due to it’s vast airflow inlet, and you’re certain to kick out some thick hazes with this RTA!

Specifications

  • Airflow control ring
  • 510 threaded pin
  • Mess-free top-fill system
  • 2ml TPD compliant capacity
  • 242-degree Dual Honeycomb Bored Airflows

Contents

  • 1x Blotto Mini RTA
  • 1x Bottle opener
  • 1x User manual
  • 1x Accessory bag

Pros

  • Impressive 242 degree airflow
  • Dual and single coil builds
  • Collaboration between Dovpo and The Vaping Bogan

Cons

  • Not for beginners
  • Honeycomb airflow ports a bit hard to gauge
  • Low-profile drip tip a bit too low
Price
£25.99
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Best for Clouds

Geekvape Zeus X RTA

8.9/10
Total
Flavour
9/10
Cloud Production
9.8/10
Ease of Use
8.8/10
Build Quality
8.9/10
Price
8.1/10
Price
£27.99
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Features We Love

Great Clouds: Supremely cloudy output 
Easy Cleaning: Detachable inner chamber for deep cleans 
Great Airflow: Top airflow for improved flavour 

Geekvape have a long-held reputation as manufacturers of seriously durable and robust pieces of kit as well as sub-ohm tanks. As of late they’ve been dipping their toes into the world of pod vapes with a lot of success, so you can imagine how pleasantly surprised we were by the release of the Geekvape Zeus X RTA!

Anyone familiar with the original Geekvape Zeus sub-ohm tanks will be anticipating big clouds, and you won’t be disappointed! Very much designed as a DTL tank, the Zeus X RTA features 2ml e-liquid capacity, a vast 810 wide-bore mouthpiece and top airflow control ring to deliver the biggest and most intense cloud production possible, and we believe it’s the best RTA vape for flavour right now.

The Zeus X RTA features a floating build deck, which simply means that the part you’re attaching your dual or single coil and cotton to isn’t physically attached to the larger tank, it simply sits in place. This is a great feature that allows you to disassemble the dual coil RTA vape completely for deep cleaning. It also grants you much more control over exactly how trimmed and tucked your coils and cottons are.

The build take can take dual or single coil builds, meaning you can get your resistance down as low as you want for when you want to exhale some truly tremendous clouds. And being an RTA, you can fill it up with juice rather than needing to apply between puffs like you would with an RDA.

The Geekvape Zeus X is the best RTA for clouds and is remarkably easy to work with, so you’re sure to produce some competition-level clouds with this piece of gear!

Specifications

  • Accepts dual or single coil builds
  • Top airflow control is adjustable
  • Direct top airflow and top-to-side airflow
  • All-new floating build deck
  • Silica glass tube
  • Easy top-fill system
  • Detachable inner chamber
  • Open access build deck for trimming excess wires

Contents

  • 1x Geekvape Zeus X RTA (2ml)
  • 1x Spare Glass Tube (2ml)
  • 1x 810 drip tip
  • 2x Ni80 0.4ohm Coil
  • 1x Spare Parts
  • 1x Hex Wrench
  • 1x GV Triangular Tool
  • 2x Feather Cotton
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x Warranty Card

Pros

  • Top airflow
  • Floating build deck for easily cleaning and intricate work
  • Supremely cloudy

Cons

  • Floating build deck can result in leaks
  • Mouthpiece is a bit too low profile
  • Not well suited to MTL vaping
Price
£27.99
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Best for Flavour

Suicide Mods Nightmare RDA

8.8/10
Total
Flavour
9.8/10
Cloud Production
9/10
Ease of Use
8.9/10
Build Quality
8.7/10
Price
7.8/10
Price
£33.99
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Features We Love

Great Airflow: Dual airflow diffusion 
Juice Reservoir: 7mm deep e-juice well 
Wide Build: 25mm in diametre 

Suicide Mods are ready to squonk up your life with the release of the Nightmare RDA, a pint-size piece of vape gear that streamlines the RDA experience down to it’s absolute essentials in the aim of delivering the purest flavour sensations possible!

The Nightmare RDA is a dual coil build, with two posts allowing you to install two coils at once. Clearly intended for DTL use, we recommend getting two coils installed so that you can attain the lowest resistance – and maximum cloud production – possible.

An RDA, the Nightmare doesn’t feature an e-juice holding area, and is instead intended for frequent drips directly from your e-juice bottle onto the exposed cottons so that every puff is as fresh as the last! Of course, for those who grow tired of constantly reapplying e-liquid, the Nightmare RDA is squonk compatible, so those with squonk mods can simply squeez to reapply an adequate amount of e-liquid to the best bottom feeding RDA you’ve used yet!

The Nightmare RDA features a bottom airflow system for maximum flavour, though this may result in the occasional leak when using e-liquid with a VG ratio of lower than 70, so be sure to keep things nice and thick for maximum vapor production!

The Suicide Mods Nightmare is the best RDA sub-ohm tank for flavour as well as being the best RDA for clouds, with no unnecessary bells and whistles to distract you from the pure taste sensation this marvellous RDA will be producing with every powerful puff! Possibly the very best squonk RDA available today!

Specifications

  • 2 gold-plated brass posts
  • Extra wide coil deck
  • Single screw clamps
  • 7mm deep juice well
  • Works with squonk and series mods
  • Bottom airflow with dual airflow diffusion

Contents

  • 1x Nightmare RDA
  • 1x Tall Driptip
  • 1x Low-Profile Driptip
  • 1x Spares accessory bag

Pros

  • Wide coil build deck for easy building
  • Works well with squonk mods
  • Dual airflow diffusion

Cons

  • Thin e-liquid will seep through bottom airflow system
  • For sub-ohm vaping only
  • Advanced, not necessarily for beginners
Price
£33.99
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Best for Beginners

Innokin Ares II RTA

8.7/10
Total
Flavour
8.7/10
Cloud Production
7.6/10
Ease of Use
9.3/10
Build Quality
8.8/10
Price
9/10
Price
£26.99
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Features We Love

MTL RTA: Designed with MTL vaping in mind 
Great Airflow: Cross Air Flow Control provides unmatched airflow control 
Drip Tip: Tapered mouthpiece is ideal for MTL puffs

Innokin are known best for their world-class starter kits, perhaps more responsible for helping people quit smoking than any other vape manufacturer.

The Innokin Ares II RTA vape tank is a surprising release from Innokin, as it’s easy to forget they initially made their name in the world of sub-ohm vapes and vape tanks. The Ares II RTA seeks to restore that reputation for impressive tech yet keeps things firmly within the MTL vape tanks sector, which has gone too long without rebuildable atomizers.

The Innokin Ares II RTA vape tank features 2ml e-liquid capacity and is built for a single coil configuration, which will keep the resistance relatively high and within the MTL sphere. The tank features a clever internal bell design which causes lost or condensed e-liquid to return back to the coil build deck below.

Cross airflow control gives you full control over the intensity of the vapour stream, and the kit also comes with some pre-built coils and a screwdriver set so you can immediately get to work building your first coils!

The Innokin Ares II is perhaps the best MTL RTA vape tank in the world and definitely the best RTA for beginners, which should be no surprise coming from the starter-kit masters at Innokin!

Specifications

  • 2ml TPD compliant
  • Cross Air Flow Control
  • 510 pin connection
  • Sliding Top Fill System
  • Single Coil Configuration
  • Stainless Steel Chassis Construction

Contents

  • 1x Innokin Ares II Tank
  • 2x Pre-Built Coils
  • 1x Cotton & Wire Set
  • 1x Extra Drip Tip
  • 1x Extra Glass Tube
  • 1x O Ring set
  • 1x Vape Band
  • 1x Screwdriver Set
  • 1x Quick Guide

Pros

  • Simple to work with
  • ‘Bell’ design recycles condensed e-juice
  • Tapered mouthpiece for MTL vaping

Cons

  • Not much airflow control
  • Think tank makes build deck a bit fiddly
  • Single coil builds only
Price
£26.99
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Best for MTL

Wotofo STNG RDA

8.5/10
Total
Flavour
8.6/10
Cloud Production
7.8/10
Ease of Use
9.1/10
Build Quality
8.8/10
Price
8.2/10
Price
£25.99
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Features We Love

MTL RDA: Perfectly designed for thin e-liquid vaping 
Good Build: Stainless steel construction 
Fuss Free: Single coil RTA deck 

Wotofo again now with an RDA built in collaboration with Russian vape reviewer Vapor Place, the Wotofo STNG MTL RDA!

Once again what we have here is a marvellously constructed RDA built with MTL vapers in mind, who have for too long been shunned from the world of rebuildable decks and the unparalleled flavours they offer.

The STNG MTL RDA has a recommended wattage range of 5-30W, so you can be assured it’s definitely an MTL RDA! Being the best single coil RDA around right now, the STNG is capable of housing a single DIY coil, which will keep your resistance nice and high.

Being an RDA, the STNG doesn’t have a juice holding area in the deck. Those of you out there who don’t like the idea of frequently applying fresh e-juice to the coils however can rest assured that the STNG MTL RDA is squonk-friendly, so you can attach it to a squonk mod for revitalising squeezes!

With a tapered mouthpiece and a slim design, the STNG MTL RDA looks at home on any number of moderately sized low-wattage mods, so no need to worry about your collection of stylish MTL vapes suddenly having a massively oversized RDA to spoil your aesthetic!

The STNG also features simple coil installation in the form of spring-loaded clamps, making this kit well suited to those who are new to coil building and the best cheap RDA for MTL use on the market.

Specifications

  • Single coil RDA
  • Best for MTL vaping
  • 22mm diameter
  • 5-30W Wattage Range
  • Bottom airflow RDA
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Recommended Ohm Value: 0.4-1.8ohm
  • T-shaped spring-loaded clamps

Contents

  • 1x STNG MTL RDA
  • 1x Dual Core Fused Clapton Coil
  • 1x Single-Strand Coil
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x Extra Drip Tip
  • 1x Cross Head Screwdriver
  • 1x Allen Key
  • 1x Cotton Strip
  • 1x Bag of O-rings

Pros

  • MTL-specific RDA
  • Spring-loaded post clamps
  • Single coil RDA

Cons

  • Definitely not suited to high VG
  • Bottom airflow slots can cause leaks
  • Refills a bit arduous, but squonk-friendly
Price
£25.99
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Best for Salt Nic

Wotofo Profile Unity RTA

8.2/10
Total
Flavour
8.2/10
Cloud Production
7.8/10
Ease of Use
8.8/10
Build Quality
8.6/10
Price
7.7/10
Price
£28.99
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Features We Love

Mouth-To-Lung RDA: Designed for use with thin e-liquid and high resistances
Mess-Free: Top refill system 
Great Airflow System: Adjustable dual airflow system 

Wotofo are here to prove that RTAs and RDAs aren’t just for the sub-ohm cloud crew! With the help of their brilliantly designed tanks and decks even MTL vapers can experience the pure flavour of traditional and nic salt e-liquids!

A collaboration between Wotofo, MrJustRight1 and The Vapor Chronicles, the Profile Unity RTA vape tank features a TPD-compliant 2ml e-liquid capacity, so you don’t need to reapply new e-liquid to the mesh coils constantly.

The Profile Unity RTA is the best single coil RTA around right now, as the build deck inside has space for one coil, which is ideal as this will be better for MTL level resistances and wattage settings. The Profile Unity RDA even goes so far as to toss in free mesh coils for you to use before you begin rigging your own coils together.

The Profile Unity RDA features simple refills tanks to its tongue and groove top cap, which permit easy access without risks of leaks and detachment.

The deck comes with a free toolset which you can use to immediately start building your own MTL RDA coils! The Profile Unity RDA is ideal for use with 50/50, high PG and nicotine salt e-liquid meaning that the unbelievable depths of flavour that RDAs are known for is finally in the hands of MTL vapers!

Specifications

  • Dual adjustable central airflow
  • Spring-loaded ceramic cotton support
  • neXMesh OFRF coil – triple density mesh coil
  • Tongue and groove top cap
  • Top-fill system
  • New drip tip design

Contents

  • 1x Profile Unity RTA atomizer (2ml TPD version)
  • 1x Replaceable tube
  • 2x Nexmesh OFRF 0.13 ohm heater
  • 2x Replaceable cotton
  • 1x Tool kit
  • 1x Set of spare parts

Pros

  • Collaboration between three vape designers
  • Simple to refill
  • Tools included

Cons

  • Single coil RTA builds only
  • Mouthpiece a bit wide for MTL
  • Top airflow slots may have been better
Price
£28.99
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Best for Dual Coils

Hellvape Fat Rabbit RTA

8.2/10
Total
Flavour
8.1/10
Cloud Production
9.3/10
Ease of Use
7.3/10
Build Quality
8.2/10
Price
8.1/10
Price
£27.99
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Features We Love

Dual Coils Builds: Works best with two coils for maximum clouds 
Postless Deck: Easy builds
Great Mouthpiece: Not too low-profile, not too high up 

Hellvape have been producing industry-defining DIY vape gear since 2013, and the Fat Rabbit RTA is one of the best you’ll get the chance to use!

The Hellvape Fat Rabbit RTA is a dual or single coil deck RTA with an efficient and attractive postless design with a streamlined look that goes against the usual ‘industrial’ aesthetic of most RTAs.

One of the best features of the Fat Rabbit RTA is it’s ingenious airflow system, something we’ve not seen before; the tank features both bottle and middle airflow, which can be used independently or in tandem for maximum airflow control!

The Fat Rabbit RTA really benefits from the installation of two coils, as it is perfectly designed to fit both with its wide design and the well-designed mouthpiece is great for inhaling the truly fat clouds you often get from a dual-coil setup.

Refilling the Fat Rabbit is simple with it’s quarter-turn access system, so refilling its large juice capacity isn’t a messy or frustrating process in the slightest.

With it’s brilliant design, gorgeous 304-grade stainless steel construction, large juice capacity and well built drip tip, the Hellvape Fat Rabbit RTA is an absolute dream to work with and our favourite dual-coil RTA!

Specifications

  • Postless deck design
  • Tank capacity: 2ml TPD compliant
  • 28mm RTA diameter
  • Adjustable dual airflow system
  • Accepts single or dual coils
  • Quarter turn top-fill system
  • Anti-condensation drip tip

Contents

  • 1x Fat Rabbit RTA 2ml
  • 1x Coil cutting tool
  • 2x 0.37Ω NI80 Fused Clapton Coi
  • 2x Shoelace Cotton
  • 1x Accessory Bag
  • 1x User Manual

Pros

  • Triple-airflow
  • Easy disassembly
  • Dual or single coil builds

Cons

  • Thin liquids prone to leaking
  • Somewhat advanced
  • Wide design
Price
£27.99
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We hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of the best RTA / RDA tanks currently on the market! If you know our stock, you’ll notice that rebuildables aren’t what we normally focus on. But with the rise of products like the Elf Bar having sparked many people’s interest in the flavours that vaping can offer, we would be remiss to overlook the unmatched purity of flavour that comes from a rebuildable vape setup.

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