What is the best RTA in 2017?

The Best RTAs of 2017 include:

Best for: Name: Price:
Single Coil Bachelor Nano RTA $28.05
Dual Coil Geekvape Ammit $27.12
MTL Digiflavor Siren MTL GTA $32.29
Flavor Wotofo Troll RTA $29.99
Cloud Chasing Ijoy Tornado 300 Watt $29.67
Sub Ohm OBS Engine RTA $29.95
RDTA For Flavor Wotofo Serpent RDTA $28.14
RDTA For Clouds Augvape Merlin RDTA $30.95
High End SvoëMesto Kayfun V5 RTA $119.95
Affordable Wotofo Sapor RTA $21.95

Best Single Coil RTA

Best Single Coil RTA

Bachelor Nano RTA – $28.05

  • 23mm Diameter
  • Postless Build Deck
  • Dual Adjustable Air Slots
  • Hinged Top Fill System
  • Delrin and Stainless Steel Drip Tip

The Ehpro Bachelor Nano is a great little RTA. The Bachelor Nano features a postless deck and an airflow system that is geared towards flavor. The Nano measures 23mm in diameter with an 11mm single coil postless deck. That’s more than enough room for a nice big single coil. This 2mm capacity tank has a hinged top fill system. Ehpro also provides you with a Delrin and Stainless Steel Drip Tip.

The Bachelor Nano is a quality constructed tank that checks off all the boxes when it comes to flavor. Single coil, short chimney, short tank, and bottom airflow are a prerequisite when building a true flavor tank. Included in the box is the Bachelor Nano RTA, two Drip Tips, pre-installed pre-wicked Nichrome coil, spare pre-wicked SS coil, spare glass, spare o’rings, spare grub screws and a user manual. The Bachelor Nano is available in black and stainless steel.

Best Dual Coil RTA

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Geekvape Ammit – $27.12

  • 22mm Diameter
  • 3.5ml Tank Capacity
  • Two Post Rebuildable Deck
  • Three Dimensional Airflow
  • Stainless Steel and Glass Construction

Geekvape, as of late, has been coming up with some new and innovative products and the Ammit fits right into that category of the Geekvape lineup. This 22mm tank is perfect for the beginner. Extremely easy to build and wick, the Ammit also features Geekvape’s new three dimensional airflow. Not only does the Geekvape Ammit grab air from the bottom of the coil, it also has stainless steel blocks on both sides of the coil for increased airflow and intense flavor. The clouds and flavor this tank produces almost make it tough to believe that the Ammit is a single coil tank.

The Ammit is 22mm in diameter and it holds a very respectable 3.5 mls of liquid. It is a two-post deck with two terminal holes per post. Each terminal is 2.5mm in diameter so you can fit a nice chunky coil in there without a problem. The exterior airflow is controlled by two slots that measure 12mm by 2mm. The airflow adjustment has four positions that click as you adjust them and it has a stopper at each end. Cut it down all the way and you get a restrictive lung hit. Run it wide open and you get a medium to loose lung hit.

The Ammit is made of stainless steel and glass with a gold plated 510 connection. It also has a Delrin drip tip to keep things nice and cool if you are the type to chain vape. It is available in black and stainless steel.

Best MTL RTA

Best RTA Digiflavor Siren

Digiflavor Siren MTL GTA – $32.29

  • 22mm or 25mm Diameter
  • Two Post Build Deck
  • Single Adjustable Bottom Airhole
  • High Capacity Tank Reservoir
  • Stainless Steel and Glass Construction

The Digiflavor Siren MTL GTA is basically an atomizer with a single coil RDTA deck in the middle of the tank. Available in either 22mm or 25mm, the Siren GTA produces intense flavor while providing a unique visual aesthetic. In other words, this tank vapes just as good as it looks. The Siren is a top-fill tank that holds 4mls or 5mls of e-juice depending on which size tank you pick. If you pick the 25mm version, the deck has a glass covering that allows you to see your build. The deck has a 3.5mm internal air hole on the 22mm version and an adjustable internal air hole on the 25mm one. Both are really easy to build and wick.

Both versions are made out of stainless steel and glass. Both have gold-plated positive posts. They also have quad top airflow. Included in your package is the Digiflavor Siren MTL GTA, spare glass, standard drip tip, Delrin drip tip, spare o’rings, spare deck screws. The Digiflavor Siren MTL GTA is available in stainless steel and black.

Best RTA Cthulhu MTL

Cthulhu MTL RTA – $31.49

  • 24mm Diameter
  • 3ml Tank Capacity
  • Four Setting Central Airflow Design
  • Two Step Chimney
  • Adjustable Juice Flow Control
  • Two Flavor Centric Drip Tips

The Cthulhu MTL RTA is one of the most versatile MTL tanks on the market today. No matter what kind of MTL vape you like, the Cthulhu MTL tank can definitely accommodate you. This tank has three airflow restrictor pins. The bores available on it are 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 3mm, or you can just leave the pin out and run it wide open at 4mm. The external airflow slots are a generous 9mm by 2mm. It also comes with two different bore drip tips. One is red and its 3mm the other is black and its 5mm. So this tank has lots of different ways for you to adjust your airflow.

The MTL is a top fill tank that holds 3mls of liquid. It also has an adjustable juice flow control so you can control the amount of juice that hits your wick. The deck is where this tank really shines. It can take a huge exotic coil or a simple round wire build. No matter what kind of build you decide to use in this tank, the vapor and flavor will impress you. Cloud production is also surprisingly good for a single coil tank. Included with your purchase is the Cthulhu MTL Tank, 2 drip tips, 3 airflow restrictor pins, spare glass, spare o’rings, spare deck screws, and a Phillips Head Screwdriver. The MTL is available in stainless steel or black.

Best Flavor RTA

Wotofo Troll RTA – $29.99

Best RTA Wotofo Troll

  • 24mm Diameter
  • 5ml Tank Capacity
  • Stacked T Post Midsection Build Deck
  • Dual Adjustable Bottom Air Slots
  • 304 Stainless Steel and Glass Construction

As of late, Wotofo has been on a roll and with the Troll RTA, they knocked it out of the park. The raised stacked T post build deck on the Troll is specifically designed to produce intense flavor. Measuring 24mm in diameter with a 5ml capacity, the Wotofo Troll is a flavor machine. Filling the Troll is done by unscrewing the proprietary 10mm bore drip tip revealing a huge fill port that will accommodate any type of juice bottle. The Troll RTA has 4mm wicking holes milled into the deck that allows for simple and easy wicking.

This beautiful tank is made out of 304 stainless steel and glass. The deck itself is a really nice size and it can accommodate large exotic builds. The tank measures in at 41mm x 24mm. It has dual 10mm x 2mm air slots. It also sports a gold-plated 510 pin to ensure a solid connection. The airflow on the Troll goes from pretty wide down to a restricted lung hit depending on the way you adjust it. Inside the box, you get the Troll RTA, spare glass, spare o’rings, spare grub screws, one Phillips head screwdriver, one set of Clapton coils, Japanese organic cotton, and a user manual. The Troll RTA is available in black and stainless steel.

Best RTA Augvape Merlin Mini

Augvape Merlin Mini – $23.03

  • 24mm Diameter
  • Single and Dual Coil Build Decks
  • Gold Plated Contacts
  • Top Fill System
  • 304 Stainless Steel Construction

The Augvape Merlin Mini makes this list because it is truly one of the most versatile RTA’s on the market today. Not only is is versatile but it also gives the beginning vaper plenty of room to grow as your building skills increase. You get two decks with the Merlin Mini along with a plethora of airflow control pins. These pins allow the vaper adjust the airflow from a tight cigarette like draw to a pretty wide open lung hit and anywhere in between.

The Merlin Mini measures 24mm in diameter and comes with a single coil deck as well as a dual coil deck. It holds 2mls of liquid that is filled via a threaded top fill system. The single coil deck has a two post design with 2mm by 2mm terminals. The dual coil deck is a velocity styled deck with terminals measuring 2 mm by 2.5 mm. The good news is, no matter which deck you choose with, the Merlin Mini the flavor is just on point.

The Merlin Mini is made of 304 stainless steel and it’s topped off with a delrin drip tip. The drip tip is very comfortable and has a 6mm bore. On the bottom of the tank, you have a gold plated, brass 510 contact that will insure a great connection. Included in the package is the Merlin Mini, single coil deck, dual coil deck, spare glass, spare o’rings, spare grub screws and a user manual. The Merlin Mini is available in black, gold and stainless steel.

Best Cloud Chasing RTA

Best RTA Ijoy Tornado

Ijoy Tornado 300 Watt – $29.67

  • 24mm Diameter
  • 5ml Tank Capacity
  • Dual Adjustable Air Slots
  • Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
  • Gold Plated 510 Contact

Sometimes it really is all just in the name. This is one of those times. Introducing the Ijoy Tornado 300 Watt RTA. Yes, that is right 300 watts. The Tornado has dual 5 mm air holes that are fed by the exterior 15mm by 2mm air slots allowing it to achieve a manufacturer-approved 300 watts. Unleash the cloud chaser in you with the Ijoy Tornado.

The 300 is 24mm in diameter and holds 5 mls of juice. The useable deck on the Tornado is 17.8 mm and it has a dual post with two terminal per post 2mm each. Leads are secured via the side of the posts with grub screws. You can fit some huge coils in here that will satisfy all of your cloud chasing needs. The solid contact pin is 24k gold plate with a large surface area that will make a great connection with all of your sub ohm mods.

Made out of 304 stainless steel, the Tornado comes with a T4 build deck, spare o’rings, 510 drip tip adapter, and a hex key. It is available in stainless steel only.

Best RTA Digiflavor Fuji GTA

Digiflavor Fuji Two Post GTA – $33.99

  • 25mm Diameter
  • High Capacity Tank Reservoir
  • Two Post Build Deck
  • Dual Coil Version
  • Top Fill System

If you have a hard time deciding between a traditional tank and an RDTA, then the Digiflavor Fuji may just be for you. Digiflavor basically took an RDTA deck and suspended it in the middle of a sub ohm tank. So you get the best of both worlds. You get the clouds of a tank and the unparalleled flavor of an RDTA all in one compact little package.

The Fuji is 25mm in diameter and comes in two versions – a single coil and dual coil version. For the purposes of this discussion, we will be talking about the dual coil version. This particular version of the Fuji holds a more than respectable 5mls of juice. It has a velocity-styled deck with side mounted post screws and two terminals on each post. Airflow is achieved from the bottom of the coils and makes for intense flavor and clouds. The four lead terminals measure 3mm by 2mm so it can swallow up all those big fancy coils rather easily. Top that all off with a 9mm wide bore drip tip and you will be one happy cloud chucker.

Made primarily out of stainless steel and glass, the Fuji will provide you with flavor and clouds for days. Included with your purchase is a 510 drip tip adapter, standard drip tip, delrin drip tip, spare o’rings, and spare post screws. The Fuji is available in black and stainless steel.

Best Sub Ohm RTA

Best RTA OBS Engine

OBS Engine RTA – $29.95

  • 25mm Diameter
  • 5.2ml Tank Capacity
  • Two Post Build Deck
  • Side Mounted Hex Screws
  • Adjustable Top Airflow

The OBS Engine is more than capable of providing a unique and flavorful draw. Made from 304 stainless steel this tank is indeed a looker. The Engine has a two-post deck that can fire a wide variety of coils with precision accuracy and strength. The Engine is a monstrous 25mm in diameter with four 4mm post holes with hex heads post screws that are accessed from the sides. You will not have a problem fitting large exotic coils in this deck.

The Engine holds a deceiving 5.2mls of liquid. It is a side-filling tank with top airflow. The side fill has a locking feature to make sure your juice stays where it is supposed to, in the tank. The top airflow allows for a leak free tank. The air slots are 8mm x 3mm and they give you one airy vape if you run them wide open. Of course, you could always taper the airflow down for a nice restricted lung hit. Wicking is simple and easy since the wick holes measure 4mm. If you want flavor and clouds this one hits all the marks. Inside the box, you get the OBS Engine RTA, 2 Clapton wires, Japanese Organic Cotton, and a spare glass section. The engine looks fantastic in whatever color you choose, stainless steel or black.

Best RDTA for Flavor:

Wotofo Serpent RDTA

Wotofo Serpent RDTA – $28.14

  • 22mm Diameter
  • 2.5ml Tank Capacity
  • Side by Side Two Post Build Deck
  • Single Adjustable Airslot
  • Stainless Steel and Glass Construction

Wotofo is banking on its wildly popular Serpent line to be just as successful in the RDTA market. All I have to say is mission accomplished. The Serpent RDTA stays true to form to its legendary heritage by being a flavor-first RDTA. What we have here is a 22mm RDTA with a single coil deck and a 2.5 mls capacity. The build deck has a two post shelf style design with terminals that will accept 3mm wide leads. The coil when mounted is located directly above a 4mm-airhole. Also located on the deck are 2 massive 5mm by 4mm wicking ports. Airflow gets to your coil via a single 8mm by 2.5mm airslot that flows into the build chamber.

This is a side-fill tank and it has a gold plated 510 contact. The stock drip tip is a delrin 9mm wide bore drip tip. It also comes with a 7mm delrin drip tip adapter as well as an Ultem drip tip adapter. The Serpent RDTA is made out of stainless steel and glass. Included with your tank, you will receive a spare glass, drip tip adapter, Japanese cotton pad, a pair of clapton coils, spare o’rings, spare deck screws, and a user manual.

Best RDTA For Clouds

RDTA Augvape Merlin

Augvape Merlin RDTA – $30.95

  • 24mm Diameter
  • Two Post Build Deck
  • Extra Large Single Terminal Per Post
  • Wide Area Wicking Slots
  • Dual Bottom Airflow Slots

Augvape followed up on its popular Merlin line with the Merlin RDTA. The Merlin measures 24mm in diameter and it has a CNC engraved, reinforced tank. The fill port on the Merlin deck is 5mm wide and right in the middle. You simply place the tip of your juice bottle in the fill port hole and squeeze. Maximum capacity for the Merlin RDTA is 3.5 mls. The deck has a two-post design with absolutely massive 4mm by 4mm terminals milled into each post. This deck can definitely fit some big coils.

Wicking the Merlin is as easy as can be, thanks to the huge extra wide wicking holes. Dual bottom airflow slots that measure 8mm by 2.5mm can be throttled back using the top so you can find the setting for the clouds and flavor you like. The top cap is made of delrin so you can chain vape this RDTA all day.

The Merlin is constructed of 304 stainless steel and glass. It has a gold plated 510 connection to insure a great connection with all of your mods. The Merlin RDTA is available in black, stainless steel, and gold. Included with your RDTA, you will receive a spare glass section, spare phillips screws, spare o’rings, a phillips screwdriver and a user manual.

Best-RTA-Geekvape-Avocado

Geekvape Avocado 24mm Bottom Airflow Edition – $28.90

  • 24mm Diameter
  • 4ml Tank Capacity
  • Two Post Rebuildable Deck
  • Dual Adjustable Airflow
  • Gold Plated 510 Connection

Geekvape followed up on its popular Avocado series with the Bottom Airflow Edition. If you have been vaping for some time, then you know that bottom airflow tanks tend to give much better flavor. Measuring in at 24mm in diameter, this rendition of the Avocado features a redesigned top cap that produces excellent flavor. The Avocado comes with a ceramic block so you have the choice of running it in single or dual coil mode.

Building and wicking on this deck is as easy as it gets. The Avocado has a pin with a slip plate that opens and closes the wicking ports. The lead terminals are 3mm by 2mm which means this deck can swallow up massive exotic build coils without an issue. This tank has a 1mm bore drip tip and 9mm by 2mm external airflow slots. This allows for massive airflow followed by massive clouds. Make no mistake about it, the Avocado is a chucker. The Avocado Bottom Airflow Edition includes the Avocado Tank, spare glass, single coil ceramic adapter, spare o’rings, spare deck screws, and Geekvapes famous multitool. It is available in black and stainless steel.

Best High End

RTA SvoëMesto Kayfun V5

SvoëMesto Kayfun V5 RTA – $119.95

  • Top-fill tank Design
  • 22mm diameter
  • 4ml juice capacity
  • Quartz or Stainless Steel Glass Section
  • 316L stainless steel construction

If you are looking for the last word in MTL tanks, look no further because here it is. The Kayfun V5 is as good as it gets in the MTL department. Building off its impeccable reputation from its previous renditions, the Kayfun V5 delivers big. Designed and built in Germany you just know that the machining on this tank is top notch and second to none. The Kayfun V5 was constructed from only the finest materials and machined to the tightest specifications.

The Kayfun build deck can accommodate a wide range of high and low single coil sub ohm builds. Primarily a MTL tank, the airflow ring is adjustable enough for you to get a very nice restricted lung hit. Turn the airflow ring to the left for a really tight cigarette like draw and to the right for a direct lung hit. The Kayfun also comes with a quartz and stainless steel glass section as well as a thermally regulated drip tip. Included in the box is the Kayfun V5 with the stainless steel glass section installed, quartz spare glass section, spare o’rings, spare deck screws, and a user manual. The Kayfun V5 is only available in stainless steel.

Best Affordable:

Best RTA Wotofo Sapor

Wotofo Sapor RTA – $21.95

  • 22mm Diameter
  • Sapor Top Airflow
  • Two Post Build Deck
  • Four Channel Wicking System
  • Independent Tank and Deck

On the heels of the wildly popular Sapor RDA comes the Sapor RTA. This 22mm RTA holds 2mls and places an emphasis on flavor. The tank has a streamlined design with an overall short profile. The deck is a two-post velocity styled deck with two 2mm terminals per post. Four huge wicking channels feed the cotton for an unbelievable flavor experience.

If you liked the airflow on the sapor RDA then you’ll love the airflow on this tank because it borrows a lot of the RDA’s innovative airflow. This is a top airflow tank with dual 8mm by 2mm adjustable air slots. Internally, there are six air holes that feed the dual exterior air holes huge amounts of flavor. The bottom line is the Sapor RTA is your ticket to flavortown in this category.

The Sapor is available in black and stainless steel. Along with your tank, you get spare deck screws, spare glass section, spare orings and a user manual.

11 Comments
  1. Reply Lambert May 1, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Oh well, breaking open the piggy bank! Momma needs new tanks. Really likeing the looks of those sub-ohm tanks, think I’ll get 1 of each.

  2. Reply Nick June 12, 2016 at 11:12 am

    This article was very very helpful, I finally decided on the goliath v2. I love it, but its still hard for me to put my velocity down, I love that atty,it’s going to be hard too transition over for a minute, but vapes huge clouds along with awesome flavor. Wasn’t expecting that kind of flavor from the goliath, AWESOME……. Thanks vapinginsider, keep up the great reviews, much appreciated.

    • Reply VapingInsider June 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Delighted that we could help you out Nick, happy vaping!

  3. Reply Steve Tobias July 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Personally I think the Griffin is by far inferior for sub ohm builds and dual coil coil builds than the Smok TF-RTA G2. The Smok has a very simple left / right, juice on, juice off (to quote Mr Miyagi) and when you screw it off to access the build deck with a full tank, the juice control automatically turns off during this process. It is by far easier to build (me having an accident that cost me half of both my hands) I have both the Griffin 25 and the Smok TF G2 and I only used the Griffin a couple of times before putting it away for good. I am now selling it to buy a second Smok Tank. Personally I think your reviewer is a bit biased and before branding something as the “Best for 2016” it should go through a minimum of 10 reviewers and each given a score between 1-10, this way you would be closer to the mark. Also for the griffin I have to put my glasses on to check the juice control as it is very hard to see if it is sealed off when sitting aside. when you take the top off the Smok you’re able to still stand the tank upright because the juice flow control is not dependent on the build deck to seal off the juice ports.

    • Reply VapingInsider August 5, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Hey Steve, thanks for the in-depth comparison. Thanks to you and other reader’s feedback we have decided to update the article!

  4. Reply Drexel July 31, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I second the Smok TF-RTA G2. My favorite setup for daily vape. Think it should replace the Griffin in this list. Just a really solid tank all around.

    • Reply VapingInsider August 5, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Thanks Drexel, we had another look at both tanks and we agree with you and Steve. We have replaced the Griffin with the TF-RTA.

  5. Reply John August 8, 2016 at 12:50 am

    The Billow v3 has replaced both Griffins (both leaked) and my moonshot (which stripped in two places very quickly) I’ve been using my billow for almost 3 months no leaks, no issues, great flavor, air flow, superior filling system, great capacity can hold any builds, not sure why it’s so overlooked

  6. Reply Scott August 16, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Can’t wait to try all of these “Best of” tanks. I considered all of them before deciding on the Avocado 24. Amazing tank. Takes a bit of tinkering to get the wicking right, but when you do, it’s amazing. I’m still pretty new to vaping and your reviews are always very helpful. Thanks for doing all of the hard work for us vapinginsider. You guys rock!!

    • Reply VapingInsider August 17, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Thanks Scott, glad we can help!

  7. Reply Shawn Simpson September 3, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I came to this thread looking for the best flavor, not a cloud chaser by any means. And pleasantly surprised to find I’m already vaping on the Moonshot 22mm, and let me tell you it’s pretty damn good. It’s a little hard to build on at first but with practice it’s not to difficult. Also a side note I’ve got 24 gauge 9 wraps, it’s tight but it fits!

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