geekvape blitzen rta mainIntroduction – The Blitzen RTA By Geekvape

The Geekvape Blitzen RTA is from a brand thathave developed a massive following with their list of innovative and hard hitting designs. There’s hardly an RTA or RDTA lover out there in the vaping world who doesn’t know who Geekvape is.

From the indestructible Aegis mod to the ever popular Ammit RTA and Peerless RDTA, not only do their products look good, they offer unique design elements that make them very difficult to part with. The Ammit remains a favourite amongst experienced vapers, even YouTube’s most picky reviewers keep theirs close at hand.

With this review, I cover an RTA that Geekvape drew a whole lot of attention to with claims that it boasts the ‘Ultimate airflow system’ for ‘clouds, flavour and a smooth vape that’s completely leak free.’ Now, I don’t know about you but that’s all I ever wanted…so let’s see whether the Blitzen RTA from GeekVape lives up to the hype.

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What’s In The Box

  • 1 x Geekvape Blitzen RTA
  • 1 x 5ml bubble glass
  • 1 x spare 510 drip tip with adaptor
  • 1 x allen key and spare parts
  • 1 x chimney extender and chimney key
  • 1 x user manualgeekvape blitzen rta open

Features

  • 36 x 24 x 25 mm
  • 2 or 5ml capacity with standard or bubble glass
  • 510 threaded
  • large, side adjustable airflow
  • easy use costless deck for single or double builds
  • 18 mm spacious deckgeekvape blitzen rta contents

Build Quality & Design

Okay, so on arrival of my standard Geekvape package, I did release a series of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs.’ purely based on the looks of this thing. The Blitzen is a good looking atty and there’s no denying that.

The first thing you’ll notice is the magnificent 810 drip tip that’s fitted, imagine a sort of marbled resin-look in orange, pearl and green, with a silver honeycomb lattice running through it. Put it this way, I would pay for this drip tip alone. That said, each drip tip is different, I may just have been one of the lucky ones.

Other than that it’s a stainless steel and glass construction…a full 36mm high but if, like me, you can’t wait to fit that included bubble glass extension, which requires you also fit a chimney extension, which is included, then it won’t be long before you have a 25(with extension) x 48mm RTA which is now even more good looking than before.

The base itself is 24mm btw, making it a great fit on all your larger mods and dual 18650+ devices.

Lets start at the base, a knurled ring, to make removal from your mod easy. The knurling is nicely done and quite unique to the Blitzen.

Above that, a 10mm high barrel, with written branding on one side and a little stylised deer skull Blitzen logo on the other side.

There are also two elongated airflow slots, one either side and when fully open, they reveal 16 airflow holes per slot…in itself, an interesting design and I’m looking forward to discovering what effect this novel approach has on my airflow. The 16 holes are laid out in 3 rows, 5 on the top and bottom and 6 in the middle.geekvape blitzen rta airflow

Now having been marketed as the ULTIMATE AIRFLOW system on an RTA, my expectations are very high. Product material boasts no leaks, on account of airflow being all side and not bottom.

Hidden behind those airflow slots, under that barrel, I’ll find the build deck and chamber.

Above the chamber, through the glass, I see the SS chimney work its way up to the top cap, also nicely knurled. The top cap comes off with a twist to reveal ample fill slots for easy top fill access.

I unscrew base from barrel to reveal a postless deck, for either single or double coil builds, It looks like a tight squeeze, especially where wicking is concerned, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it, for now, I’ll say the Geekvape Blitzen RTA is a sexy beast….Geekvape Blitzen RTA Parts

I see that the juice flow is channeled down to meet the wick from the bottom, through a slot that’s cut out of the side of the little nook where you tuck your wick ends, either side your postless deck, under your coil. It’s a lot to wrap your head around so best look at the pics.

Now, time to find out if I’ll be getting cloud, flavour and no leaks, to the ULTIMATE extent that’s been advertised by Geekvape (ahem).geekvape blitzen rta deck

Accessories

There’s no shortage here, 2 extra glass tubes, one of which is the extended bubble glass for a 5ml capacity.

You have your chimney extension along with a chimney key incase you have trouble removing it. You have a 510 tip and adapter and what looks like a disposable drip tip (for those awkward moments with strangers in the pub, I gather).

There’s a multi-screwdriver, a gazzilion o-rings, with some nice coloured options to add some aesthetic flare and basically…Geekvape have made sure you won’t be wanting for anything in the accessories department.

How Does The Geekvape Blitzen RTA Perform?

To be honest, there’s nothing I wanted more than to see this RTA live up to the marketing hype. It’s gorgeous and looks, on the surface, like a performer.

Did it meet expectations?

It doesn’t leak, airflow is smooth, cloud is impressive, to say the least. Problem: flavour is well below par…until you get your wicking right, that is!!!!!!

The wicking on the Blitzen is a very fine art: see those big tufts of wick in my pictures below, those are 20% TOO THICK. Vaping on those wicks resulted in a stunted juice flow and stunted flavour but the minute I cut them down (apologies for not taking more pics) I was in RTA heaven.geekvape blitzen rta wick

The Blitzen is a cumulonimbus cloud monster, a freaking scrumptious flavour tank and the airflow meets and exceeds expectations. The 16 hole per slot set up has the effect of evening out and smoothing the feel of your inhale, from restricted to open setting and the result is just a very, very satisfying vape.

The combo of those holes…spaced out perfectly, right alongside your coils, that ample chimney and 810 tip…aah!

The airflow on this RTA has a unique feel, almost as if you can enjoy the feel, cloud and flavour of a restricted airflow at high wattage, without the associated heat and without actually having to set your mod to high wattage.

geekvape blitzen rta buildIn other words, the best cool vape you could ask for. Then, when you up the stakes and raise your wattage, a level of flavour complexity and cloud which will leave you very sure indeed, about how to rate the Blitzen. The Geekvape Blitzen RTA is a freakin’ winner!

A pleasure to vape on an RTA that not only performs as well as the advertising claims but is spectacularly pleasing to the eye at the same time.

How To Fill

  • Simply twist off the top cap
  • Fill through one of the slots
  • Replace capgeekvape blitzen rta fill

Ease of build

I opted for a chunky pair of stapled, staggered, fused claptons, with a combined resistance of 0.15 Ohm.

The deck, as far as coil fitting goes, couldn’t be better. I pre-clipped my leads, since the deck is post-less. I found the threading deep and access easy on all 4 screws and also liked the fact that the screws don’t fall out if you unscrew to far, they are fixed into the deck.

I had initially thought this would be a tight squeeze but as far as coils go…I could hardly have used a bigger pair and I had no problem when it came to placing the leads in the terminals or replacing my barrel.

One oddity is the wicking, you need to lay a fairly sparse wick, though not so sparse that you end up flooding your chamber. The wick gets tucked into a little nook under your coils, as pictured and if your wick is too thick, you’ll have a big problem with absorption, resulting in dry hits and very little flavour.

Replacing the barrel is weird, the Blitzen RTA is designed so that you can’t accidentally unscrew your barrel from your base while fitted to a mod (a good thing) and the result is that you also can’t fit your barrel when screwed onto a mod so, once you’ve pulsed your coils, move back to an atty stand, do your wicking and replace your barrel there before screwing the Blitzen back onto a mod.geekvape blitzen rta mod

Pros

  • Excellent machining with exquisite looks
  • Innovative airflow design
  • Killer cloud
  • Killer Flavour
  • Smooth airflow
  • Ease of build
  • Dual or single builds on a well designed, postless deck

Cons

I dislike running out of adjectives to describe what an awesome vape I got from the Blitzen!

  • Wicking can be a bit of a challenge

Final Review Verdict

When last did I see a sexier RTA…never! The Geekvape Blitzen RTA is stunning and in my opinion, an absolute knockout with that bubble glass extension. The drip tip feels and looks like a million bucks and the airflow is a vaper’s dream. I liked the flavour, the cloud, the feel, the build experience and the look of this sexy animal.

Do you want to experience clouds and flavour on par with 100W while vaping at 60W? Do you want to experience the smoothest airflow around, right from restricted to full setting?

Do you want an RTA that meets expectations every step of the way and looks absolutely magnificent while doing it, well then the Blitzen is for you.

And..

Would I buy the Geekvape Blitzen RTA if I lost/broke the device? Oh hell YES!

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality
10
Design
10
Flavour
10
Clouds
10
Airflow
10
Ease of Build
10
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Laura-ann Burgess
Greetings Vapers! I’m a 34 year old writer, editor and massive vaping enthusiast based in the beautiful Helderberg region in South Africa. My passion for vaping has steadily grown in the past 4 years since I started vaping in earnest (as has my scorn for smoking). See, I tried vaping years before that but returned to cancer sticks after a bad experience (PG sensitivity). When I finally got back on the vaping train I decided to make it my business to educate beginners and vapers in general, so that they don’t jump to the conclusions that I did. I visualise a world without cigarettes…not just for health reasons: I’m tired of picking thousands of cigarette butts up off my lawn every morning, tossed over the wall by passers by. I can’t believe I used to be one of those people!

8 COMMENTS

  1. i have blitzen, and have dry hit issue. have change many coil still not get fixed. Got need some good wicking , and i still working on it. but it’s better and better now.
    but, i dont have leak problem anymore. JUST CLOSE THE AIRFLOW before you fill liquid to tank, and make sure you wipe any liquid around the airflow first.

  2. You need to keep practicing wicking on this device. I’ve had the very same leaking problem. Went to local vape shop and the guys who knows nothing about Blitzen, wicked it perfectly. No leaks. Don’t know how he did it. However he showed me that it’s possible. And he did it on my coils, so it’s true – easy to build coil, hard to wick properly. I don’t know why I have a “wrong” metod of wicking this baby (or any of us), but it requires a “special” touch.

  3. Hi
    i really like the blitzen but in my opinion the only cons for me is the way to open the base, unsceew the base is really hard
    also there is gabarit or a tool given in the packaging to help finding the sweet spot to place the coil in the right place.
    thanks

  4. Hi, Thibault!
    Experiment with using a slightly thicker wick and make sure that your wick is tucked inside the inner ring as pictured above. If the problem persists, run through the o-rings and make sure every one is in place. The Blitzen is a fairly tricky one, even for more experienced users, let me know how you get on!

    • Hi again, and thanks for your response.

      I continued experimenting with the wicking and found something that works well for me flavor wise. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fix my leaking problem on that front.
      I solved it though. What worked for me was to fill the tank with airflow closed, then put it upside down and only then open the airflow. Kind of wierd, but it works.
      I’ll see in the future if I can prevent the leaking by wicking differently, but I’m begining to wonder if another factor might be at play.

      Another thing that I’ve found, independantly of solving my problem, and that might be of interest to other readers, is that I get better result flavor wise if I don’t fill completely the wick space of the deck and instead let a little room for the liquid to enter under the extremities of the wick. At first I was wicking by filling the wick space completely as the infographics on the Geekvape site seems to suggest, but it doesn’t seem to work as well as it should that way. Am I imagining it ? Maybe filling that space with wick leaves too much room for error and I just found a cookie cutter solution, I don’t know … Maybe that’s partly what you meant by “sparse wick” and I didn’t get it …

  5. Hi !
    Not very experienced Blitzen user here.
    Is the wicking supposed to affect the leak proof aspect of the Blitzen ? Mine keeps leaking through the air gaps when I fill it, and I don’t get why. My wicks are smaller than those you show though, and there is no space for the liquid to overflow at the base of the wick… I’m scouring the net in search for a solution …

    Thanks !

    • Hi there!

      What an excellent review of this RTA.

      I’m hoping to get answers about my Blitzen’s leaking problem. I’ve only had this atomizer for a few days and I was hoping to fix the problem ASAP.

      One of my friends thought that the coil build was too high and far from the base, but I just thought that it should’ve been evenly placed parallel to the airflow. And I think my wicking’s quite good, but still, the leak doesn’t stop. And I noticed that everytime I drip at the fill port, it easily goes down the deck and surely enough, a few moments later, the e-liquid goes out the airflows.

      Any opinions about that would surely help me. Would love to hear from you soon. Thanks!!

      • HI Sean,
        In one of my other post I said that filling the tank with airflows closed, turning it upside down and then opening the airflows seems like it could be a viable solution to the leaking, but now, with a little more experienced I can say that I unfortunately didn’t find any solution to the leaking problem of the blitzen apart from stuffing enough wick in it, which would only allow the user to use a very limited number of builds using large coils (3.5mm or something)
        I honestly think now that the Blitzen is not very well designed on that front.

        It’s either that, or the manufacturing is pitifuly bad and some of them aren’t actually tight enough around the deck, which would be hard to verify without very precise specialist tools.

        So now, when I fill it, I put it down on a paper towel, airflow at the vertical, until the excess liquid leaks out. That’s the only practical way I found to use the Blitzen.

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