The Avocado ‘Genesis’-style RTA is a rebuildable tank atomizer that brings to mind the Nectar by Amerpoint and the Izi by Boost Lab. Unlike most RTAs, The Avocado by GeekVape has a tank that sits below a build deck instead of having a build deck inside a chamber with a tank around it. So does this interesting design work better than the standard RTA design?
The machining here is a bit better than the typical chinese tank. The quality won’t amaze you but you will definitely feel like you’re getting your money’s worth; I would say this feels more like a $60 tank. Mine came absolutely spotless; no machine oil, no burrs, scratches, dings or defects of any kind.
The o-ring tolerances are little awkward, however; the stainless steel drip tip is a little loose and the AFC ring is very tight, even after applying juice.
This atomizer has a Velocity-style deck similar to the Griffin RTA but the posts are about a millimeter further apart and the post-holes are a millimeter smaller in diameter. There are four wick holes; two on each side and all of them are 4mm in diameter. The included chamber reducer plugs two of the wick holes for single coil builds.
A Velocity-style is a Velocity-style deck; it’s pretty much Geek Vape’s go-to deck style because it works so well. The wick holes are quite large and allow a good amount of cotton to be tucked in there however, you need to be careful with wicking. I cut my wick tails at angle so when I’m done, the wick gradually gets slimmer as you get further away from the coil. Also, it’s usually best to not have the cotton touching the bottom of the tank; that’s just too much cotton and isn’t necessary. By the natural tilting of the device that occurs when taking a drag, the juice will easily be able to reach a wick tail only half the length of the tank.
The airflow controller is my favorite feature of this atomizer as it allows for many different draw styles. For dual coils, you have two 7mm by 2mm slots or two 2mm air holes. With a single coil, you can have airflow that hits the coil from behind similar to the Veritas and the Marquis. Other single coil options include chamber side airflow combined with front side airflow via two 2mm holes and front side airflow only with the possibility of using a single 2mm air hole or a 7mm by 2mm slot. The airflow can be closed off in all configurations.
I personally enjoy the simple look of the Avocado. It’s not obnoxiously tall like some RTAs which makes it look great on just about any mod. The Avocado logo appears only on one side of the atomizer and doesn’t detract from the overall clean look. The additional frosted glass tank also gives you the option to change the look if you feel the need.
The way this atomizer performs will change drastically based on the airflow setting you choose and whether you build a single or dual coil. I will break them down accordingly:
Single coil build:
Dual coil build:
There are some minor issues with the Avocado, but, all in all, this is the best Chinese RTA I’ve ever used and has the best flavor I have ever gotten from an atomizer under $60. The pros far outweigh the cons making this is an absolute no brainer for any flavor chaser looking for an affordable tank. The fact that it vapes more like an RDA than it does an RTA also makes it a good choice for someone who usually drips and is looking for something more convenient when driving around. Honestly, the only person I can think of that wouldn’t like this is someone who hates tanks altogether, but if that’s the case, you’re probably not reading this anyway.