The Augvape Druga RTA review and this one follows in the footsteps of two drippers from the same series of tanks.
As to if this one offers waves of flavour and clouds – we shall of course see.
OK, I’ve worked closely with Augvape for quite a few years now and generally find its vape gear of high standard in what you could call the everyday vaping market – as in not priced out of most folks budget.
On a more positive note, I did really and I mean really enjoy the Augvape and Mass Mods S2 squonker and it’s still one of my preferred go to devices.
Other Augvape products I’ve enjoyed have included: the Augvape Merlin Nano RTA – the awesome Augvape VTEC 1.8 mod got me and many vapers all revved up, whilst the Mike Vapes Augvape Intake Dual RTA was a decent step up from the original.
What Can We Expect From the Augvape Druga RTA?
It’s a smart looking compact single coil tank with dual airflow.
Augvape says the airflow is 3D – which I guess mean the angled honeycomb ports on the deck.
The straight glass gives you 2.4ml capacity whilst the bubble glass has a generous 3.5ml.
It’s currently only available in x3 colours: Black – Stainless Steel and the Gun Metal version I received.
So with all that in mind, let’s take a look at how this one performs.
For the record, this was sent to me free of charge direct from Augvape – thank you – and as I always say, freebies do not sway my thoughts and opinions.
Inside the Box
No thumb holes lol and no coils included:
- Augvape Druga RTA
- Bubble glass
Augvape Druga RTA Specs
- Size: 24×39.5mm
- Capacity: 2.4ml (straight glass) / 3.5ml (bubble glass)
- 3D adjustable bottom airflow
- Low profile size
- Single coil build deck
- Top screw off refill cap
As we’ve already established, the Augvape Druga RTA is a single coiler with dual ‘3D’ airflow – I guess a fancy name for the angled honeycomb style holes on the deck.
It’s quite a small RTA at 24mm wide, but seems to sit nicely on even larger mods I’ve tried.
The deck is dead simple to build on with Phillips screws and rather small wicking ports.
In all honesty it has an RDTA feel about it – no bad thing.
Design and Build Quality
As far as the design goes – I really like it.
It’s very compact and free from gaudy over the top logos and brand names.
Indeed there’s only one Druga logo and that’s etched into the barrel and tastefully done.
The knurling is low key too – but does the job admirably.
I’m not so keen on the screw off style cap – these days we expect slide off or swivel – however the fill ports are wide and take even the largest bottle nib.
It’s dual cyclops style airflow and mirrored on both sides.
All the moving parts are pretty good and the machining is up to the usual Augvape standard – as in very good.
It’s a plain low-profile black drip tip which I like. If that’s not your style other 810’s I’ve tried have fit – some others haven’t.
So first impression are I really – mean really like the look of this one.
Saying that, I was a little miffed at receiving the Gun Metal version – beggars can’t be choosers lol – however I reckon it sits beautifully on the Augvape VX200 mod…the only matching colour I have to hand.
So let’s see how it vapes…
How Does the Augvape Druga RTA Perform?
Without giving the game away…I’m pretty impressed…
I used a Tank Track coil [one I found in a dusty box lol] that ohm’d out at 0.45ohms.
I vaped from between 60 and 75w – I’m sure the real builder out there will enjoy experimenting with a variety of coils.
Building On the Augvape Druga RTA
As I’ve hinted at all ready, even for a clumsy old fool like me the build is a cinch – even without the clamps found on the Druga RDA’s.
Dependent on which way your coil legs are set, open up x2 of the screws and slide the legs in – easy.
It was a little tight snipping the legs and took me a few goes to get them flush – any jutting out might cause a short, so trim well.
I used the angled airflow ports as a guide and set the coil for maximum air coverage. The air doesn’t exactly ‘wrap around’ the coil, so as close to the base of the deck was my preferred spot.
Wicking the Augvape Druga RTA
It’s that old adage ‘less is more‘ with the Augvape Druga RTA.
The wicking ports are small and you will need to get the scissors out to give the tails a haircut.
Saying that, my first wick [shown in the photo] felt like a little too much cotton – however the Augvape Druga RTA coped very well indeed. However, I’d feel a bit happier with less cotton – which I did in my next build.
BTW – I did think the RTA had leaked due to the amount of cotton I initially used. However, swapping the straight glass for the bubble meant the O-ring had stayed on the straight and it was that causing the leak – NOT my wicking lol – so be aware, those O-rings are on tight and I need new glasses!
Augvape Druga RTA – Flavour and Clouds
Wow – when it comes to the vapour production is the answer – cloud chuckers will indeed rejoice – amazing clouds!
For the review I used the very tasty SuperGood Cocktail Collection Cosmopolitan flavour – a 70/30 VG/PG mix – a juice I’ve come to love!
I know the flavour very well indeed and was impressed – it almost matched my go to dripper – the Augvape BTFC RDA – and that really is saying something.
One downer is no matter how I set the airflow – fully open or almost shut off – the Augvape Druga RTA is pretty noisy…but hey that could be my builds…
As to the airflow…wide open and it’s a very airy vape with 10 being the max I’d set this at the high 8’s to even a 9 – the flavour didn’t dip too much though, always a good sign.
I found a happy vaping medium with the airflow half open.
- Looks good
- Easy build deck
- Dead simple wicking
- Dual airflow
- Great flavour
- AMAZING clouds
- Bargain price using the link 😉
- A bit noisy
- Tight snipping the coil legs
- Airflow ring a little tight to top of the mod
- Screw off top cap
Final Review Verdict
Despite the noisiness it’s not a turbulent vape – but then it’s not the smoothest.
There’s decent knurling on the airflow control – however it is very tight on the mod meaning it can be a bit tricky to handle in situ.
I’m a little surprised the Augavpe Druga RTA has a screw off cap – it’s 2020 and many RTA’s now have a swivel or slide. No biggie, just a little surprising and hence the drop in the design score.
The build deck is easy even for a novice and so is the wicking but keep the scissors handy as you’ll need them.
As I’ve already mentioned, the flavour is very good indeed and better than a few RDA’s I can mention.
So yeah, a pretty good RTA that delivers amazing clouds and very good flavour – highly recommended.
So…are you using this one?
If you have any thoughts or questions do let me know in the comments below!