Sapor RTA Intro
Wotofo has manufactured several affordable atomizers to the vape market that I have enjoyed, and I was excited to try the Sapor RTA. Available in both 22 mm and 25 mm versions, I received a 22 mm version for review. The Sapor is the first RTA I’ve seen and used that is top airflow only, and I was intrigued by whether the design would truly be leak-free and create great flavor and vapor.
The deck has been used on multiple RTAs over the past year, and will be easily recognized by experienced RTA users, but let’s take a look at that unique airflow.
Sapor RTA Gallery
Sapor RTA Specs and Features
- One Sapor RTA
- Spare parts package containing extra o rings and post screws
- Hex key
- Three Comp coils
- Package of organic cotton
- Owner’s manual
- 22 mm diameter
- 2 mL capacity
- Two post Velocity styled deck with four 2 mm post holes
- Dual coil design
- Top filling design
- Dual top 8 mm by 2 mm airslots
- PEEK insulator
- Gold plated positive contact
- Juice Flow Control (JFC)
Machining/Fit and Finish
The Sapor RTA is a nicely made atomizer as I expected from previous Wotofo products I own. Threads are smooth, and the airflow control (AFC) ring and juice control (JFC) operate smoothly. I received a Sapor with the black finish and it is free of scratches or marks.
Build deck and ease of build
The dual-coil designed deck of the Wotofo Sapor will be familiar to many vapers. It utilizes the standard Velocity-styled deck with four 2 mm post holes, and leads are secured by grub screws. Coiling is a snap and Velocity decks work perfectly for centering coils with little effort. The four wicking ports are 6 mm half circles with a removable wick ring inspired by the OBS Crius RTA. The Sapor’s deck is roomy enough for 3 mm inside diameter (ID) single core Clapton coils. Many RTAs have been released to market during the past 11 months that use a similar deck, and it is friendly for beginners.
Wicking success on this style of deck is easily achieved with two tips. First, be sure your wick tails adequately fill the tops of the slots to prevent juice from flowing past them onto the deck. Secondly, allow very little wick tail to extend below the wick ring to prevent dry hits.
The Sapor RTA does have juice flow control (JFC) both to aid in top filling, and to allow vapers to adjust the flow of e-juice into the chamber.
Airflow and controller
The Sapor RTA is unique in having top airflow only to prevent leaking. The airflow control ring (AFC) is located just below the top cap. Dual-adjustable 8 mm by 2 mm air slots feed 6 holes located in the top of the chamber to flow over the tops of the coils. Airflow then rises through the chimney stem through the drip tip just like bottom or side air RTAs.
Properly wicked, the Sapor RTA will not flood. And due to its top airflow design it will not leak even if it does get gurgly. The user will simply hear the gurgly sounds of a flooding deck, but need not worry about a mess of e-juice spilling out onto his/her mod. I flooded the deck purposefully by not closing down the JFC before filling to test it, and no mess!
Filling the Sapor RTA is simple due to its top filling design. The juice flow control (JFC) has a stop to let users know it is fully closed. Turn the tank section clockwise until it stops. Unscrew the top cap, and fill the atomizer through dual slots that can accommodate any type of e-juice bottle. Close the top cap and turn the tank section counterclockwise to open the JFC. The 22 mm diameter Sapor has a 2 mL capacity.
The Sapor stands out as a flavor RTA, as do many Wotofo RTAs. Airflow can be adjusted from a mouth to lung (MTL) style of vaping to a restricted direct to lung (DTL) hit. Despite the tighter airflow, the Sapor does generate a nice cloud of vapor. I was actually a bit surprised by the size of the cloud as I used dual single 28g core Claptons for less than 40 watts of power, and to save on e-juice consumption due to the small capacity.
- Easily coiled and wicked, even for beginners
- Fantastic flavor
- Thick Delrin drip tip stays cool
- Leakproof design
- Small and attractive
- Juice flow control was very stiff the first day, but works nicely now
The Wotofo Sapor is a nice choice for vapers looking for an RTA with a tighter draw and a bit of capacity. Top airflow only creates a leak proof design that will be appealing to many users, especially beginners and those who have struggled in the past with wicking. For those looking for excellent flavor, compact size and ease in use, the Sapor may be the ticket!