The Best RTA Tanks of 2020
Ready to explore the wonderful world of rebuildables? Today, we’re talking RTAs.
RTA is short for Rebuildable Tank Atomizer. RTAs offer you the chance to personalize your vape experience by configuring a device that is tailored to your specific desires and needs.
Maybe you’re a relatively new vaper who is interested in moving beyond vape pens or e-cigarettes. Or maybe you’ve tried out other rebuildables and want to expand your repertoire.
Regardless of your motivation, RTAs are well worth exploring!
Not sure what an RTA is or how to get started? This is the right post for you. Here, we’ll break it down by explaining what an RTA is, how it works, the advantages of this approach to vaping, and our list of bestselling RTA tanks for 2020 in the Blazed Vapes store.
What is an RTA?
RTA stands for “Rebuildable Tank Atomizer.” Don’t get scared off by the scientific-sounding name. It’s actually pretty easy to understand once you break it down into individual components.
First, let’s back it up a few steps and start with “atomizer.”
The definition of atomizer is “an apparatus for reducing liquids to a fine spray, as for medicinal or cosmetic application.”
When it comes to vaping, the atomizer is the piece of your device that’s responsible for making vapor. Nope: vapor isn’t magic, it’s the result of the atomizer converting vape juice to vapor.
Now that you understand the term “atomizer,” let’s build upon it with the acronym RBA. That stands for “ReBuildable Atomizer.”
Rebuildables refer to mods where you build your own coil. No, you’re not actually forging it from chunks of copper or anything like that. Rather, you’re responsible for physically wrapping it, adding a wick, and attaching it to your system.
How do you do that? Well, there’s not just one answer to that question. There are a ton of different types of builds. Ultimately, it depends on the type of RBA you have, and what type of vape experience you’re looking for.
The type of RBA? Yes, you read that correctly. There’s more than just one type.
Within the category of RBAs, there are two key types: RTAs (rebuildable tank atomizers) and RDAs (rebuildable drip atomizers).
So, just to make sure you’ve got everything we talked about right:
- RBAs are Rebuildable Atomizers.
- Within the umbrella of RBAs, you’ll find RTAs and RDAs.
- We’re primarily focusing on RTAs in this post.
Why Use an RTA?
Why do people choose to use RTAs?
After all, after you read everything above, it might all be sounding a little scientific, and kind of...hard. Maybe you’re still on the fence about RTAs. So what’s the big appeal?
There are a number of great reasons to use an RTA.
One of the biggest reasons? To keep advancing on your great vape adventure.
When most people start vaping, it’s mainly as a means of getting away from cigarettes.
Most new vapers naturally gravitate toward the simplest and least complex of devices, like vape pens or e-cigarettes. This isn’t all that surprising. These devices are simple, user-friendly, and in some cases, disposable. They also have the tactile feel and throat hit quality that most closely mimics smoking cigarettes.
However, once you begin to advance in terms of adopting different vaping techniques and vape juice varieties, you may choose to advance your device, as well.
There’s a ton to be discovered when you begin to immerse yourself in vape culture. The more you vape, the more you’ll be exposed to different breathing styles, different vape juices, and different vape experiences. Unlike smoking cigarettes, there are plenty of different directions you can take with vaping.
As you become more comfortable with vaping, you may find that you are able to identify specific qualities you look for in your experience and device. As a result, you may want more control over your experience. If you feel like you really want to create a vape device that will suit your specific preferences, it may be time to move on to an RTA tank.
One of the biggest benefits of using a rebuildable system? You can build out your own coils, tailoring them to your desired level of resistance. Adjusting the resistance allows for a high level of personalization for your vape experience.
For instance, any cloud chaser will tell you that how you build your coils is mega important for generating the best clouds!
Typically, the lower the coil resistance, the bigger your clouds. This might be confusing, because the idea of a “lower” resistance might imply less output. But actually, it’s the opposite.
The lower the coil resistance, the less the coil resists the power that is able to pass through it. It allows more power to pass through, and more power means that vape juice can be converted to vapor a whole lot faster.
Here’s where one of the important differences between RDAs and RTAs comes into play.
With an RDA, you have to drip juice inside before vaping, then continue to drip as you want to continue vaping.
This can be nice if you want to switch up your vape juice often, but it can be a pain to constantly re-up your juice levels. If you don’t like the idea of toting around vape juice all the time, RTAs might be a better choice.
With an RTA, you’ve got a tank system featuring a rebuildable coil or coils. With an RTA, you get to fill the tank and vape until you’ve depleted the liquid. Then, you refill. But it’s a far less frequent occurrence than with an RDA.
An RTA will require some assembly, but there are a myriad of tutorials on the web and our products come with guides and manuals.
Another huge benefit of the RTA? Enthusiasts will be quick to tell you that they’re the best way to maximize flavor intensity!
The Best RTA Tanks of 2020
Have we piqued your interest? Are you curious about trying out the RTA life? Here are some of the top-selling models in the Blazed Vapes shop to consider trying:
Geek Vape Zeus RTA
It’s no accident that the Geek Vape Zeus RTA shares a name with a Roman god. When it comes to RTA vaping, this mod is the undisputed king of the hill and a perennial top-seller.
The design takes into account suggestions and feedback from vape enthusiasts from all around the world, and the results are truly out of this world.
The Zeus RTA is an ideal RTA for both newbies and veterans. It’s an extremely user-friendly model with an intuitive design, so even if you’re brand new to RTAs you’ll find it easy and quick to master.
The Zeus model is an RTA featuring a sleek, swanky dual-post build deck with a raised design. It has open accessibility to build your coils and trim wires, and the dual-post build deck accommodates single and dual coil configurations.
The design features an innovative airflow system that optimizes flavor...and helps reduce the potential for leakage. It also features a detachable inner chamber for convenient cleaning. which makes for clean and simple assembly and reloading. As for capacity? It can hold up to 4.5mL of vape juice––impressive!
It also comes in a variety of colors: take your pick from stainless steel, gunmetal, black, or blue finish. You can even go for all four colors just for the fun of it.
When you order from the Blazed Vapes shop, you’ll receive a package that’s fully loaded: it comes with The Zeus X 25mm RTA, a spare parts Pack, 2 coils (N80 0.4ohm), an 810 drip tip, a spare glass tube (3.5mL), a hex wrench, a GV triangular tool, 2 feather cotton, a user manual, and a promotion card and warranty card.
OFRF Gear 24mm RTA
Simple but exquisite. That might be the best way to describe the crowd-pleasing OFRF Gear 24mm RTA. If you’re looking for a compact RTA that doesn’t sacrifice function for form, this might be the perfect pick for you.
This is a beautifully designed compact RTA that features a sleek design that is easy to use and easy to understand, even for newbies.
Design-wise, it starts with a visually pleasing post-less build deck, which uses German PEEK insulation. Each flathead screw features an oversized notch and is designed for quick and simple installation.
The OFRF Gear RTA is designed to use single coil builds and can accommodate clockwise and counterclockwise performance coils with its four top-mounted flat head screw secured terminals.
Vape juice can be refilled through 2 fill ports, which are accessible through a threaded top cap. In terms of capacity, it can handle up to 2.3ml of vape juice with a standard glass tube and 3.5ml capacity with the smoked polycarbonate tank section.
The air flow can be fully adjustable through a dual bottom air slots; this RTA features an ultra-short air passage design and domed chamber.
With the combination of the single coil capability, short air passage, and domed chamber design, the OFRF Gear RTA accomplishes a mixture of cloud production and flavor production like no other.
When you order this RTA from the Blazed Vapes shop, it comes with a bunch of thoughtful accessories. The package comes with a 510 Wide Bore Smoked Black PC Drip Tip, a 510 Regular Bore Black Delrin Drip Tip, 0.33 ohm 28+38x9+28+36 3mm N80 Coils (with a 40 to 55W recommended wattage setting), a smoked polycarbonate tank section, a pack of Japanese cotton, a spare parts pack, and an instruction manual.
Hellvape Dead Rabbit 25mm RTA
Don’t be scared by the name: no actual rabbits were harmed in the making of this stellar RTA!
You’ll definitely want to hop to and pick up the Hellvape Dead Rabbit 25mm RTA, because it’s loaded with great features that make it a popular favorite with vapers. Within its 25mm base diameter, this RTA encases a sophisticated system that will make you feel like you’re getting a seriously luxe vape experience.
Let’s review some of the many reasons why it’s one of the bestselling RTAs in the Blazed Vapes store!
Construction-wise, this RTA features a quad-post build deck. Each terminal features side-mounted hex flathead screws, which are included in the package for your convenience.
In terms of coils, you’ve got the freedom to make your own choice about what kind of system you want. This design can accommodate both single and dual coil builds, so you can choose your own adventure.
The airflow system is second to none. Top-side diagonal adjustable airflow guarantees improved flavor production and minimize leaking; a well designed grip allows for convenient adjustable airflow.
In terms of storing your vape juice, it’s got a great 2mL/4.5mL capacity.
With all of these things in mind, it’s no surprise that this is a popular item! It’s a customer favorite: as Blazed Vapes customer Mark writes in his review, it’s “by far the best RTA I own.”
Moonshot RTA Nano By Sigelei 22mm
Looking for a compact, clever, easy to use and well-designed RTA? Look no further than the Moonshot RTA Nano by Sigelei.
This rebuildable tank may be small (22mm in diameter) but it’s definitely mighty! This RTA has a great, intuitive design and plenty of handy features.
Among its finer points? This RTA features an intricate, two-post build deck, dual ultra wide auxiliary air holes, and a convenient top-fill design. A sloped Delrin wide-bore and a 510 drip tip adapter help make the smaller design work well.
The build deck is a thing of beauty: it’s easy to detach and has two side-tension posts measuring at 6mm high. It comes with the standard deck-milled negatives and positive post surrounded by PEEK insulator, with massive 2.5mm diameter terminal holes for single or dual coil builds and accommodation of large coil structures.
As for capacity, its 2mL vape juice tank ensures that you can store plenty of juice when you’re on the go!
This is one of our premier rebuildable tanks, with form and function both ranking high.
Once again, the package includes plenty of goodies. When you order this RTA from the Blazed Vapes shop, it comes with the Moonshot RTA, an extra glass tube, 2 extra screws, 2 allen keys, and an additional set of o-rings.
Vandy Vape Kylin RTA
What do you get when you combine an RTA tank system, a post-less quad terminal deck, and impressive airflow design? The innovative Vandy Vape Kylin RTA, that's what!
This bestselling RTA is perfect for vapers who don’t like constantly reloading vape juice. It has an incredible 6ml vape juice reserve––enough to last even the most enthusiastic vapers a good long while. It’s perfectly suited for road trips or traveling when you might not have access to stores carrying vape juice.
But storage isn’t the only selling point of this bestselling 24mm RTA. It’s beautiful, for starters. Its 24-K gold-plated build deck makes it feel truly luxe, and the generous build space leaves your options open in terms of how you choose to configure your coils––single or double, totally your call!
Additional thoughtful touches abound. For example, on the sides of the deck, you’ll find generously sized cutouts, which allow for incredible wicking saturation.
Around the base of the RTA, you’ll find dual air slots leading to four different respective air holes. The slope of the air holes allows for max flavor and vapor production.
You also have the option to choose your color: the Vandy Vape Kylin RTA is available with a stainless steel, black, rainbow, or gold finish.
Wotofo Profile Unity 25mm Mesh RTA
Are you interested in exploring the world of RTAs, but want to keep things simple? The Profile Unity 25mm RTA is an RTA that really has usability in mind.
This rebuildable mesh atomizer comes from highly respected manufacturer Wotofo, and takes into account input from customers to make an extremely popular and user-friendly RTA.
One of the best things about the Profile Unity RTA? It’s really formatted to work with your lifestyle.
It features a simple yet highly effective build deck powered by nexMESH OFRF, a triple density mesh coil. The build deck features a great post design, with dual screws that hold the nexMESH OFRF in place. It’s easy to place the cotton underneath the coil!
With dual slots and four air holes per slot, the adjustable airflow is cleverly configured to work well with your personal preference.
But the smart design doesn’t end there. This RTA also features a sturdy drip tip that’s made of thick resin and features wider bore. In terms of your vape experience, this helps guarantee more comfortable vaping and an overall better flavor.
With a 3.5mL vape juice capacity, you can rest assured that this RTA is ready and willing to accompany you from day to day and while traveling!
The well-stocked package from Blazed Vapes will include the RTA as well as a 5mL glass tube, a tube adapter, a bending tool, a screwdriver, a nexMesh coil, 6mm agleted cotton, extra o-rings, screws, and springs, and a user manual.
Wotofo Serpent SMM RTA
Talk about creative fusion! The Wotofo Serpent SMM RTA is the brainchild of premium vaping brand Wotofo and popular YouTube channel Suck My Mod.
Both parties put together their collective know-how about vaping to design one of the most popular RTAs on the market. If you're looking for a top-rated single coil RTA, then there are plenty of reasons why this might be the right choice for you.
Featuring a top-fill design, this RTA is easy to refill without making a mess. The unique tank design features a dual wall build deck, complete with four post holes.
You can also adjust the dual airflow slots depending on your flavor concentration preferences. It's slanted middle chamber also prevents condensation. This awesome airflow technology helps to ensure that you get the maximum flavor from all of your favorite vape juices!
Speaking of vape juice, this RTA has space for plenty of it: 3.5mL vape juice capacity, to be specific. Combined with the easy-to-fill design featuring a twist-off top cap, this means that this is a great RTA for those who are on the go.
The stainless steel chassis makes for a stunning visual, to boot. You can choose from the classic stainless steel, black, or a bright rainbow finish.
Once again, this fully stocked package comes with plenty of nice accessories in addition to the RTA. You’ll also get a break-proof bubble tube, a coil trimming tool, cotton, framed staple clapton coil, and an extra drip tip!
Geek Vape Creed RTA 25mm
We do decree...the Geek Vape Creed RTA 25mm is a bona fide masterpiece of an RTA! Geek Vape is well respected in the business, and this RTA is a great example of why they’ve got such a following.
First, take a moment to gaze upon its sleek design. It looks almost like an art object, but don’t worry, it’s got function to back up the form, too! The body features stainless steel construction with a flashy gold-plated 510 connection.
One of the key features of this RTA is that it has a chamber with a changeable airflow. That means you can adjust the three internal airflow chambers, giving you control of the draw from soft to hard.
Once again, the package from Blazed Vapes arrives with plenty of goodies inside. Not only will you receive the GeekVape Creed 25mm RTA, but you’ll also get a spare 4.5mL glass segment, an 810 drip tip top cap, a 510 drip tip top cap, a 510 adapter, spare parts and o-rings, a t-tool, and a user manual.
Geek Vape Zeus Dual RTA
Nope: you don’t have double vision. You’ve already seen a Geek Vape Zeus RTA on this list, but this is a slightly different version than mentioned above. If you’re interested in a dual coil tank, the Geek Vape Zeus Dual RTA might be the perfect pick for you.
This RTA is an upgrade from the original single coil Zeus. The dual version has many of the same selling points, but measures 26mm as opposed to the other RTA’s 25mm, and includes a few different details.
With a postless build deck, support for single-coil and dual-coil builds and a new top airflow design that eliminates leaking, the Geek Vape Zeus Dual RTA is the perfect rebuildable tank for discerning vapers. Did we mention it includes 810 and 510 drip tips?
The airflow system, which routes the air to the bottom of the build, lets you enjoy maximum juice flavor.
Your color options are pretty fancy, too. You can get the Geek Vape Zeus Dual RTA in any of the five original Zeus finishes––plus gold, polished stainless steel, and red.
Geek Vape Blitzen 24mm RTA
For some newbies, handling RTA tanks is tricky at first. That’s not the case with the Geek Vape Blitzen 24mm RTA! This RTA takes into account some of the trickiest parts of getting started and makes them easy and accessible to newbies.
For example, one common problem is the tendency for RTAs to leak. The thing is, leaks don't always result from a faulty tank. For instance, if you didn't wick right, you can expect e-juice to seep out. That's a complete waste of precious vaping budget...but a common mistake for newbies to make.
The Blitzen addresses this issue while delivering outstanding flavor and ultimate vapor production. The unit features a postless build deck, which makes the process of coil-building much easier. Plus, the deck itself attaches to the base, giving you even more convenient access. The overall result? Far fewer leaks and easier handling.
This RTA features a 24mm base diameter and extends out to 25mm at the mid-section. The top and bottom base have a slight knurled design for ergonomic handling, showcased by the threaded top-fill section of the 5mL maximum vape juice section.
The build deck is integrated onto the base, with a postless configuration and four terminals to accommodate a wide variety of single and dual coil set-ups.
Airflow enters the structure through dual slotted section located on the side of the chassis, exposing multiple tiny air holes in each slot when fully opened. The kit also includes a 810 Resin wide bore drip tip with the optional 510 Delrin wide bore drip tip for extended versatility.
The combination of smooth airflow, top-notch flavor, and leak-resistance makes the Geek Vape Blitzen one of your best RTA tank options in 2020!
In terms of colors, there are plenty of options to choose from: whether you prefer stainless steel, gunmetal, rainbow, blue, or black, the Blitzen has you covered.
Once again, the package from Blazed Vapes comes fully loaded. You’ll receive the Blitzen RTA, a 510 Delrin drip tip, a 510 drip tip adapter, a spare 5mL bubble glass tube, a chimney extender, a chimney key, an allen key, and a spare parts pack.
Vapefly Brunhilde 25mm Top Coiler RTA
The Vapefly Brunhilde 25mm Top Coiler RTA is a sophisticated RTA with plenty of fancy features that will please even advanced vapers.
The Brunhilde build deck features a single post, four terminal design. It’s spacious, and can accommodate dual coil configurations. It’s also pre-installed with four German steel wires that allow the cotton to saturate in the e-juice reservoir.
The double coil system isn’t all that this RTA has to offer, though.
It also features an adjustable top airflow. A unique internal chamber incorporated into the build deck provides optimized airflow and flavor production. The top cap acts as the airflow control ring.
A generous 8mL vape juice reservoir ensures that you’ll be fully loaded even during trips or adventures where you might not have access to vape juice!
The package from Blazed Vapes will arrive with everything you need to get started, including the Brunhilde Top Coiler RTA, a 510 adapter, a spare parts bag, two portions of Firebolt cotton, two 0.35ohm Prebuilt Coils (26ga*2(KA1)+36ga (Ni80), a spare glass tank section, stainless steel wire from Germany, and a user manual.
asMODus Dawg 25mm RTA
Unique. User-friendly. Unparallelled design. Those are just a few of the words that could be used to describe the top-selling asMODus Dawg RTA!
This is an extremely high quality RTA that still remains accessible to rebuildable newbies. It features a two-post build deck, and an adjustable bottom airflow control w/ triple square slots.
The 25mm base diameter with a dual terminal and dual post design is able to accommodate both single and dual coil configurations.
Thoughtful details abound, like the threaded top-fill design, a high-quality stainless steel and Pyrex-reinforced glass construction, and a Gold-plated 510 connection. Oh, and don’t forget the gold-plated hex screws, which are included!
A 3.2mL vape juice capacity allows for plenty of storage, making this a great RTA for vapers on the go.
The package from Blazed Vapes will arrive with all sorts of goodies, including the DAWG 25mm RTA, a spare glass tube, two 0.3ohm oni fused clapton coils, a replacement parts pack, and a user manual.
The Bottom Line on RTAs
There’s nothing wrong with simple vape devices like e-cigarettes or vape pens, but they don’t necessarily allow you to customize your vape experience.
If you’re looking to tailor your vape experience, RTAs might be the next natural progression for you.
RTAs allow you to advance further as a vaper and also allow for plenty of exploration and personalization with your device.
There’s never been a better time to delve into the world of RTAs. With the vape market growing every day, there are more options than ever to choose from!
Of course, choosing from the thousands of different options out there can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we put together this guide to introduce you to the best of the best!
Do you have a favorite RTA? If so, which one and what do you like best about it? We love hearing from you!
- Blazed Vapes Staff