Rebuildable dripping tank atomizers (RDTAs) are the vape tanks that bridge the gap between RDAs and RTAs. Some of the best RDTAs can provide a dripper-style experience, in terms of flavor, with the added convenience of a tank.
While RDTAs had been losing ground in popularity with the rise of the bottom-fed RDAs, they have recently resurfaced with some high-quality products entering the market.
See the best RDTAs available right now and learn more about what they are and how to use them in the guide below.
The Faris RDTA is a collaboration between Wotofo and reviewer VapeGeekQ8. It is a 24 mm squonkable RDTA that can also be used as an RDA due to its detachable 3 mL tank. It employs a pocket hole airflow design that improves performance while minimizing leaking, and comes with two blocks that can be used to reduce the wick slots for single-coil builds.
The Vandy Vape Pyro V2 BF accommodates both single or dual coils. The RDTA is 24 mm in diameter and has a max capacity of 4 mL. The Pyro features a quad-terminal postless build deck and a multidirectional airflow system. It also comes with a squonk pin so it’s compatible with any of your bottom-feeding devices.
The THC Tauren RDTA is a 24 mm squonkable RDTA with an elaborate 3D airflow system. It features 28 micro airflow holes that hit the coils from the bottom and the side, maximizing flavor and throat hit. The glass tank fits 2 mL of e-liquid and can be filled very easily through the large side holes. It also comes in a full aluminum package which includes a practical metallic 510 stand.
The Galaxies MTL Squonk RDTA is the ultimate flavor machine. It utilizes 360-degree airflow and a reduced chamber design. Featuring six levels of airflow control using a unique screw AFC system. The filling system uses a spring-loaded port for mess-free filling. It’s 22 mm in diameter and holds 2 mL of e-liquid.
The Oumier Wasp Nano RDTA is based off the popular Wasp Nano RDA. It employs a 2 mL e-juice tank and is 22.5 mm in diameter. It has a low-profile design, especially for a rebuildable dripping tank atomizer. The Oumier Wasp Nano RDTA lives up to the performance of the original and has a similar aesthetic.
The Prime RDTA by Limitless Mod Co. is a 26 mm atomizer that holds up to 5 mL of e-liquid. Its spacious deck is designed for large exotic builds and the 18 mm wide bore drip tip also functions as an airflow adjustment ring. The tank is top-filled through a large hole that’s conveniently placed on the build deck, and can be sealed with the included Ultem plug.
The DJV Dejavu is a 25 mm RDTA designed by popular Malaysian vape reviewer Adrian Lo Dejavu. It holds 2 mL of e-juice and has a gold-plated two-post build deck. The device features fixed bottom airflow and adjustable dual slotted side airflow. It’s constructed of stainless steel and the tank is made of Pyrex.
An RDTA is essentially an RDA sitting on top of an e-juice reservoir. The wicks hang down into the tank, soak up the liquid and feed it to the coil. They provide the best of both worlds between a dripper and a tank.
RDTAs are based off the Genesis style of atomizers which were popular for their flavor. Traditionally stainless-steel mesh was used for wicking, but since has been replaced primarily with organic cotton. RDTAs are a throwback, yet innovative at the same time.
For years, vapers have strived to attain that seemingly impossible “dripper in a tank” experience. There are actually lot of great tanks out there right now. The problem is, even the best ones can’t seem to top the flavor of a good RDA. It has a lot to do with the few extra millimeters that the vapor has to travel through the chimney. This can make a world of difference, believe it or not. Enter RDTAs.
Rebuildable dripping tank atomizers were the industry’s answer to this desire. On an RDTA, the mouthpiece sits right on top of the coils, just like an RDA. Unlike a tank, the vapor doesn’t travel through a chimney, it’s the same proximity to your mouth as it would be on an average dripper.
Even the best RDTAs require some trial and error to attain the perfect build and wicking. Experiment with different builds and techniques to find out which one is best for you. These are some tips to get you started in the right direction:
Now you have seen some of the best RDTA vapes and have a basic understanding of how they work. Do rebuildable dripping tank atomizers really give you the best of both worlds? Technically speaking, they do because they incorporate some of the best features from each.
Many RDA users have been getting into squonk mods which come with an e-liquid bottle that fits into the body of the vape mod. This negates the need for constant dripping by adding a large juice reservoir to your RDA. But for those who do not wish to purchase a squonking mod, but want more juice capacity than the typical dripper, RDTAs are the best option available. They essentially offer the experience of building and vaping an RDA with the advantage of a reservoir in the form of a tank beneath the deck.
Even if you decide to give squonking a go, RDTAs can still come in handy. Some of the newer RDTAs on the market are incorporating squonk pins, giving vapers an extra option and even more e-liquid capacity. The performance and convenience of these devices keep improving as the technology continues to advance.