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The Top RDAs of 2018, An EightVape Review

Jordan Premonics | December 31 2018

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Top RDAs 2018

 

It’s been an interesting year for us veteran vapers, a lot of rebuildable tanks hit the market in 2018 and some of them with never before seen technology. We saw a few powerful mesh RDA’s along with some of the most impressive competition style rebuildables ever made. With so many great RDA’s this year I had a tough time figuring out which ones were the best!

Here’s a breakdown of the Top 5 RDA Vape Tanks for 2018


#5 Hellvape Drop Dead 24mm RDA

The HellVape Drop Dead RDA is made in collaboration with The Vapor Chronicles and Vapin' Heathen and is based on the designs of the Dead Rabbit and Drop RDA. Perfect for single and dual coil builds. Featuring a 24mm diameter, with a top cap inspired by the Dead Rabbit, the HellVape Drop Dead provides an easy "drop-in" for your coils. Intelligent, high-side downward sloping airflow maximizes flavor and cloud production. Outiftted with 14 airflow holes for adjustable airflow. Deep juice well for convenient dripping and leakage protection. Features a post-less build deck. Comes with TWO 810 drip tips and one 510 connector for optional drip tip styles.

 

#4 Wotofo Profile 24mm Mesh RDA

The Wotofo Profile RDA is a remarkable addition to your RDA collection. It's innovative and sure to bring satisfaction. This 24mm mesh compatible RDA adds to the ever rising trend of mesh coils. Stainless steel construction, coils made from Kanthal A1, and a 510 connection. Dual ceramic clamps give this RDA a large surface area, nicely accommodating for a wide array of build configurations. Spring Loaded Ceramic core has a self adjustment mechanism that tightens the Cotton to the Mesh. Beehive style airflow sleeve has a total of 38 holes, 19 on each side. The Wotofo Profile RDA'S pre-installed mesh strip heating element has a coil  0.18ohm resistance rating, recommended for use at 40W to 60W for ultimate satisfaction from your flavors and vapor production.

 

#3 FAMOVAPE Yup 24mm RDA

 

The very first RDA with a unique gold-plated Y-shaped build deck, the Yup RDA from FAMOVAPE. And with a fun name like Yup how can Famovape go wrong? The Y-shape deck design with quad posts concentrates airflow directly through the coils in order to maximize flavor and minimize leakage. A massive 5mm deep E-Juice well means more hits between drips and no more dry hits. The unique shape of the Yup RDA build deck mixed with the deep juice well leaves a spacious area for users to craft their own coils. The Yup RDA also comes with a hollow pin for use with squonk mods.

 

#2 Hellvape Dead Rabbit 24mm RDA

The HellVape Dead Rabbit RDA is made in collaboration with Heathen to present a fully comprehensive rebuildable atomizer, featuring an elevated "postless" quad terminal build deck with diagonal dual slotted top-side airflow design. Utilizing the creative designs from Vapin' Heathen and the manufacturing prowess of HellVape, the Dead Rabbit RDA measures 24mm in diameter with CNC engravings on the wall sleeve. The implementation of knurled top cap provides additional flair to the structure, while offering the convenient functionality of throttle to the dual slotted top-side airflow. The airflow is crafted with diagonal orientation, resulting in an enhanced flavor production of the Dead Rabbit RDA while offering excelling cooling properties to the internal chamber. The build deck integrates a unique quad terminal "postless" design, fully elevated to create spacious building and wicking area. The terminal openings measure 2.5mm in diameter to accommodate large wires, where coil leads are inserted and side-secured via Phillips or hex Flathead screws. The entire deck is connected with a PEEK-insulated block for a heat resistant foundation with the positive posts gold-plated for strong conductivity in order to run high powered configurations. Presenting a user-friendly build deck with the addition of creative design elements from Vapin' Heathen and HellVape, the Dead Rabbit RDA is a top contender for high-performance RDA in the market.

Possibly the highest performing and most versatile RDA on this list, the Dead Rabbit RDA is a favorite among vape competitors.


#1 Wotofo Recurve RDA 24mm

 

The Wotofo Recurve RDA is a joint collaboration between Wotofo and famous YouTube reviewer Mike Vapes. Introducing an innovative sleeve design, the Recurve gets its name from the bowed sides of its tank sleeve. Wotofo designed the Recurve RDA with users in mind. With side and bottom airflow vents and a post-less coil deck, the Recurve RDA is unmatched in flavor production.

 

Did you try out any of the RDA's on my list? Let me know which rebuildable tanks are your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Holidays to all you EightVapers out there. 

5 comments

  • Joe Glorioso: January 02, 2019

    Thanks for the great top 5 write up!
    The Recurve, Profile, and Dead Rabbit are in my daily rotation. My favorite is the Recurve, to me the flavor is above and beyond anything else. The Profile is my distant 2nd, great flavor but I like a little more restricted hit than I’ve been able to get with it. Still playing with the setup, so far I prefer making my own strips using vandy vape stainless mesh running it temp control. The Dead Rabbit 24 is my primary dual coil rda, but love the single coil Dead Rabbit so much that it gets more use than my Profile. Haven’t tried the Yup or Drop Dead yet but both are on my list to try soon.

  • Mike Steele: January 02, 2019

    This is a goofy 2018 list. You’ve got the Drop Dead at # 5 you’ve got the YUP RDA at #3 and it’s a Dead Rabbit/Drop rip off. The Dead Rabbit was my all time favorite RDA liked way more than the Drop RDA but I really like the Drop Dead maybe even better than the Rabbit. But then you have the recurve at #1??? I own it and wanted to love it. I hated the way it squonked so I put the solid 510 pin in it. Never vaped very well in either configuration. I 100% like the Dead Rabbit SQ way more than that RDA.

  • John: January 02, 2019

    I’ve got the Profile, the Recurve and the Dead Rabbit. The Profile is the best of them all, flavor and clouds for days and the cotton lasts for at least a week at a time with constant use. The Recurve comes in a close second although I do like the Dead Rabbit even though I haven’t used it in a long time.

  • Tyler James: January 02, 2019

    I’ve tried the Drop Dead, Dead Rabbit, and the Profile RDA. My favorite is the Profile with the mesh strip. The only problem I have with the Profile is sometimes the cotton sags causing the mesh to start on fire and get hot spots. When it is working right, the flavor is incomparable.

    I’ve never tried any of the others, but out of the 3 my list would be: Profile, Drop Dead, Dead Rabbit.

  • Tyler James: January 02, 2019

    I’ve tried the Drop Dead, Dead Rabbit, and the Profile RDA. My favorite is the Profile with the mesh strip. The only problem I have with the Profile is sometimes the cotton sags causing the mesh to start on fire and get hot spots. When it is working right, the flavor is incomparable.

    I’ve never tried any of the others, but out of the 3 my list would be: Profile, Drop Dead, Dead Rabbit.

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