Rebuildable Drip Atomizers (RDA)
Rebuildable Drip Atomizers (RDA) have no tank. They rely on a coil and wicking system where you add eLiqiuid as needed ... essentially, dripping in drops of eLiquid (usually 15 to 20 drops).
At the right, we are showing the Ehpro Stillare V2. This is a "clone" atomizer.
At the bottom of the stainless steel tank, you can see that it separates from the bottom, revealing a three post setup for dual coils. The posts are gold plated, and the 510 connector pin is brass.
When the tank portion is in place, it is held by a rubber O ring that also prevents leaking.
Rebuildable dripping atomizers are not for everyone. They need to be kept upright or they will leak from the air flow holes. They require constant refilling, likely every 10 to 20 draws. The wicks should be replaced every few days minimum, and the coils can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks.
Despite this constant maintenance, dripping atomizers are part of a growing market in vaping. They provide ultimate flavor and throat hit, while reducing the nicotine requirement. Most vapers that drip use 0 mg eLiquid.
Review: 13 Heavens 9 Hells RDA
13 Heavens 9 Hells RDA includes three different tips, three different color sleeves and all the spares you could want. Extra deep juice well and a four post hole system with the positive silver plated. The 510 connector pin is silver plated as well.
Review: Doge X2
I first laid eyes on the Doge X2 Competition RDA at a local vapemeet. It is an impressive cloud generator ... I had a closer look at the deck, post (and huge post holes). It's an RDA that is easy to build on and definitely is on the "competitive" side. Not just for cloud chuckers, though -- the flavor rendering of this RDA is exceptionally good.
Review: Ehpro Nixon V2
Very unusual with not only bottom air flow, but a 100% glass shroud. Entirely see through, the silicone seals on the base are a medium blue to match the silicone drip tip. Our thanks to Canvape for sending this to KickButtAndVape for test and review.
Review: Ehpro Samurai
Our thanks to Canvape for providing the Ehpro Samurai RDA for testing and review. The Ehpro Samurai is a clone (claimed to be 1:1) of the Cloud Competition RDA of the same name. I can assure you that it is not a 1:1 clone. Functionally, though, it is quite similar and an excellent copy.
Review: Ehpro Stillare V2
The Stillare is rated as one of the best among drippers. This Ehpro clone version is an excellent copy at a very attractive price.
Review: Hcigar Derringer
Our thanks to Canvape for providing the Hcigar Derringer RDA. Tiny in size, it's massive in flavor and clouds. Air flow is very good.
Review: Hcigar Mephisto
Our thanks to Canvape for providing this Hcigar Mephisto. It's the black unit and features adjustable air flow and a generous well to hold lots of vapor liquid.
Review: IGO W5
The UGO W5 is provided by The Village Vaporette. It is a dual coil setup and you can use with a single coil. All stainless steel construction with rubber O ring seals.
Review: IGO W6
Youde, the maker of the IGO and AGA line of atomizers, recently released this five-post dripping atomizer for single, dual, triple, or quad coil setup. It's an attractive atomizer with gold accents and laser engraved line art.
Review: Infinite CLT V3
There are very few dripper atomizers that I find suitable for vapers that use drippers casually. This is one of them. It has a deck that is easy to work on with posts that are nice and high. The post holes are nice and large and will hold twisted 24 gauge. The screws on each post hole are generously sized and are designed for flat screw drivers. Build quality is excellent, air flow is immense and awesome. There are two drip tips included, one that is massive, and one that is suited for any 510 size drip tip. Overall, an outstanding dripping atomizer.
Review: Innokin iTaste VF
This is Innokin's first foray into Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers. It's priced reasonably, well designed and built. It is a brushed stainless steel unit with adjustable air flow.
Review: Infinite Stillare V3
We've previously reviewed the Stillare V2 and found it to be one outstanding RBA. We wanted to get our hands on the Stillare V3 to put it to the test and see if it could better the V2. Here's our take on the Stillare V3.
Review: Steam Crave v-RDA
Our thanks to Steam Crave for sending the Steam Crave v-RDA for testing and review. Here's a quick summary: run out and get one. The flavor is incredible (and better than any other dripper atomizer we've ever tried). Cloud generation is amazing (at the very least, on par with the best). No leaking. A must-have.
Review: Tobeco Big Dripper
Our thanks to Canvape for supplying the Tobeco Big Dripper for testing and review. The Tobeco Big Dripper is an unusual RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer). It is an RDA, but it does have some elements of an RTA ... not quite a tank, but it does hold close to 3 ml of juice above the coils and wicking material. When you want more juice, you can either remove the top and add liquid, or you can press the top part (that holds the drip tip) and use pressure inside the tank part to squeeze liquid to the coil and wicking material. The liquid is held in the tank by internal pressure ... the internal pressure is what is activated when you press the drip tip to squeeze out a bit of juice.
Review: Tobeco Magma
A very nice clone of the Paradigm Magma. This clone is made by Tobeco and available from Canvape.
Review: Wismec Theorem
Thanks to Canvape for providing the Wismec Theorem for testing and review. This all glass RDA features top air flow -- no slots or holes in the body of the device to leak liquid. Exceptional flavor and cloud generation -- with little possibility of leaking, it's a dream atomizer.