At the end of the day, do I recommend this? It’s a tough call because if you’re into top airflow RTAs, you’re probably going to like it. Then go out and get it. But there are definitely more flavourful single coil RTAs on the market right now. Single coil RTAs with bottom airflow in general are definitely going to be more flavorful. I’ll give you an example. I just picked up the Ghost Inhale by Avid Vapes and it’s a cheap tank and it smacks this thing in the flavor department, it just does.
What’s up, everyone? DeucesJack at vapinginsider.com. Got a new single coil, top airflow RTA for you. That’s right, I’m talking about the Augvape Intake. It’s a collaboration between Augvape and Mike Vapes who’s a very popular YouTube reviewer. 24mm in diameter, 2.5 mls with the straight glass, 4.2mls with the bubble glass.
Let me show it to you downlow. We’ll go over everything. We’ll wick it up, we’ll juice it up, we’ll come back on top and we’re going to talk about it a bit. I’ll see you downlow.
What’s In The Box
From Top To Bottom
Alright, everyone! Welcome to the down low portion of this video. Today, we’re going over the Augvape Intake RTA. It’s a collaboration between Augvape and Mike Vapes. Comes in a tube like this. You can see, we got some social media branding, I got the black, there’s your authenticity check. On the back here, lets you know what’s included in the packaging. You can pause it here if you want to. We’re going to go over everything, anyway.
Pull the top off the tube, pull the RTA out. There is the Augvape Intake. Let’s put that on deck for a second. Underneath the foam insert of the tube, you get a tri tool. You get a spare straight glass that is good for 2.5ml. You get a spare parts package with different colored o-rings, a black goon style drip tip and some grub screws.
Here is the Intake RTA. You can see, got some nice knurling on top. This is a top airflow tank so the flavor in general probably isn’t going to be the greatest. It’s got stoppers on both ends. On the top airflow, whatever you adjust on one side, happens on the other side. You have an ultem 810 style goon drip tip. Very, very nice done. On the top, you get like a half a twist and your top cap comes off. There’s your gasket, you get a spare one as well.
Here are your juice fill ports right here, nice and big. They can accommodate most any bottles. Bullnose bottles may be a little messy. You can see, the top part of the chimney there is not that, so you can get that half a twist thing going on narrow chimney so they’re looking for flavor on this one. I have the bubble glass installed which holds 4.2 mls. A little bit of condensation in there because I did just clean it. The base has nothing going on here, just a little bit of knurling that’s because this is a top airflow tank.
On the bottom, we have some Mike Vapes branding, gold-plated 510, insulator ring around it, stainless steel threading, some great branding and a serial number. In order to access your deck, you simply twist the base off and there is your deck section. We’re going to put that to the side for a second. I wanted to take the tank apart to show you the barrel. See the barrel right here? No conical design but you really can’t make one with top airflow.
What we have here is we have two holes here for your top airflow. That’s where your intake tubes are basically going to plug into and they’re going to pull the flavor from the bottom of the coil. Interesting way, a more direct way to do top airflow. Definitely better flavor than most top airflow tanks but in my opinion, still not as good as a bottom airflow tank.
On the barrel itself, you have some Intake branding, black-on-black, nice and subtle. I like the way they did that. Nice job on that. It is a small condensed barrel so that’s definitely going to help with the flavor, as well. Here is the deck section. Like I said before, these tubes are going to plug into the holes on the top of the barrel. The air is going to travel downward underneath your coil and that’s where you’re going to pull your flavor from. Kind of a neat idea. I definitely like it. Here are your juice wicking slots over here and here. On this deck, less is definitely more. Those wicking ports are not that big so you definitely want to thin out your cotton on this one. Nice beefy Philips head screws over here. You can see, you insert your lead from the side here and then just tighten it down. I’m not going to throw a build in this thing because it’s just super simple to build.
Wicking on it is definitely a little finicky. I’m going to wick it for you right now and show you the proper way to wick this. Wicking material we’re going to be using is Native Wicks Platinum blend. Take yourself a nice piece of native wicks and remember, like I said on this one, wicking is a little finicky so less is definitely more. Get it nice and pointy, shove it right through just like that. Now, cutting your cotton on this one is very important. Where you want to cut it is, you want to cut it right below the threading right there. You don’t want to be hanging that wick into that base. That’s just going to be dry hit City. You want to cut it right there. Shout out to the Vape Shears, best scissors in vaping. Definitely check them out. I’ll have a link down below. On this RTA, you want to give yourself a little bit of a comb out. I’m not big on comb outs but on this RTA, you definitely want to do it because this thing is very finicky and it dry hits very easily.
Now you give yourself a little haircut, trim that stuff out of there, just like that. Same thing on the other side and now you take whatever wicking tool you use and you gently, gently tuck that cotton in there. They even want to pull that through a little bit. Like I said, on this one man, you don’t want to wick this one tight on the juice ports because you’re just going to get dry hits all over the place. Same thing over here, give it a little tuck like that. That’s exactly how it should look when you’re done, just like that.
Now, it’s time to add some juice. We’re going to be using Vape Wild’s Lemon Sensation. Basically, a lemon type of pastry. You don’t have to go crazy on this one. You just want to add some juice, get it going. Get those wicks juiced up and that coil juiced up. Just get it started a little bit. Give it a little test fire. Make sure we have vapor. There we go, we have vapor.
Let’s put it back together. I showed it to you with the bubble glass, I’m going to run the straight glass this time. Put that straight glass right on there. Take your tank section, thread it on. That’s how it looks with the straight glass. We’ll give it a nice little fill-up. Stick your nozzle right in the top fill part. Give it a nice squeeze and now we’re all filled up. Take your top cap half a twist on, drip tip in place. Now we’re all filled up.
Let’s cut back on top. Let’s vape on it. Let’s talk about it, cons and pros and then we’re out of here. See you back on top.
Alright, everyone! We’re back on top with the Augvape Intake. You guys know, man, I’ve said it before, not a fan of top airflow tanks. I just think, in general, they do not give you the best flavor especially when compared to a bottom airflow tank. Now, with all that being said, this is definitely one of the better top airflow tanks when it comes to flavor. I like the deck. It’s spacious, it’s easy to build. I love that quarter-turn top cap. It’s available in black, stainless steel, gunmetal and blue.
The fact that this was made by a vapor reviewer in collaboration with a vapor reviewer, it’s probably tough to get a real honest review on this one because Mike knows everybody. I’m going to give it to you straight here. I’m not going to pull any punches on this one. Like I said, I’m not a top airflow guy. In general, I think it’s for people who don’t have a wicking game and some people are going to get upset by that but it’s the truth. If you got a strong wicking game, there should be no reason that a non malfunctioning bottom airflow tank is leaking on you. I understand, some people don’t want to get into it. They don’t want to dive that deep. They just want to shove some cotton in there and vape and if that’s the type of vaper you are and you’re worried about leaks, then definitely check this one out because it’s one of the better top airflow tanks.
Let’s get into the cons on the pros.
First con is going to be that low builds don’t do well in here. Wicking just does not keep up. I would suggest that you stay above 0.5 ohms.
Top airflow on this thing just not going to be as flavorful as bottom airflow. I’m going to give them a con for that. The wicking on this thing is a little finicky. You got to thin out your wicks on this one. Less is more on this tank. That’s for sure.
That’s it for the cons. Not a lot to complain about. It is a decent top airflow tank. Let’s get into the pros.
First pro is the fit and finish on this thing is just beautiful. They did a nice job on it it’s a good-looking tank. We’ll give them a pro for that.
It’s got better flavor than most top airflow tanks, that’s a pro.
It is easy to build, pro.
It is leak proof. That’s a pro.
That quarter turned top cap, that’s going to be a pro.
4.2 ml capacity, that’s a big pro especially for a single coiler. This thing will sip through the juice.
Nice restrictive airflow. I like the type of airflow it is. We’re going to give them a pro for that.
The deck is very easy to access without dumping out your juice all over the place. That’s definitely a pro.
Two drip tips and a 510 drip tip adapter included, definite pro on that. And the airflow on this is rather smooth.
- Collaboration with Mike Vapes
- 24mm Diameter
- 2.5mL/4.2mL Juice Capacity
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- Pyrex Bubble Glass
- Spacious Build Deck
- Dual Post – Single Terminal Per Post
- Top Secured via Phillips Screw
- Single Coil Configuration
- Large Triple Outlet Airflow
- Aimed At Coil
- Dual Top Adjustable Airflow Ring
- Single Internal Chamber
- Quarter-Turn Threaded Top
- Fill System – Dual Fill Ports
- 18mm Wide 810 Resin Drip Tip
- Gold-Plated 510 Connection
- Available in Black, Stainless Steel, Gunmetal, Blue
But you know what? If you’re into the top airflow stuff, we’re going to have a link down below to Element Vape they’re the ones who sent this to me for this review. Make sure you check out their website. They’re an awesome vendor with fantastic customer service.
We’re also going to have a link to the juice I was using, Vape Wild’s Lemon Sensation. Basically like a sugary lemony type of pastry. If you’re into that type of vape, this is a good one. Check it out.
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We’re going to see you guys on the next one. You keep living at vapelife. We’re out of here. Deuces.
- The fit and finish
- It's got better flavor
- It is easy to build
- It is leak proof
- That quarter turned top cap
- 4.2 ml capacity
- Nice restrictive airflow
- The deck
- Two drip tips and a 510 drip tip adapter included
- That low builds don't do well
- Top airflow on this thing just not going to be as flavorful as bottom airflow