When it comes to the best RTA’s on the market we are lucky to have a good selection to choose from.
It’s not a case of one type of RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer) fits all in most cases. You will likely fall into one of the following searchers:
- Best RTA for Beginners (Which would mean they are easy to build on)
- Best RTA for Clouds
- Best RTA for flavour
- Last but not least the best RTA for Mouth to Lung (MTL) vapers.
What is the Best RTA Available in 2021?
So, now you have narrowed down the type of RTA vape that fits your needs we can move swiftly on to the reason you are here.
From over 100 RTA’s reviewed we break down our favourites.
1. Dovpo Blotto RTA (Editors Choice)
Another collaboration, this time with Youtube Vape reviewer Vaping Bogan. Has to be said it’s a good one at that!
The Dovpo Blotto is all about the airflow and the when you see the build deck you will see what we mean. The deck can handle single or smaller dual coil builds, it performs with both.
The 25mm diameter makes it vape mod friendly even though the spare bubble glass will boost the width further up the tank upto 30mm. Either way, it still looks the business on most devices.
The RTA is simple to build on, is fairly forgiving when it comes to wicking and has an easy top fill.
It’s the flavour and cloud where the Blotto really impresses though.. Bucket loads..
- 25mm Diameter – Fit on most vape mods
- Simple to build on
- Superb flavour and Cloud
- Excellent Airflow
- Single and Dual coil builds
2. Geekvape Zeus X RTA (Best RTA For Flavour & Beginners)
We are big fans of the Geek Vape Zeus range of tanks ant the latest Zeus X RTAis no different. The Zeus design is superb throughout the range, solid without any over the top branding.
The Zeus X measures in at 25mm in diameter and can accommodate dual and single coil builds. Everything is easier on the latest deck design from wicking to building.
But we are ultimately interested in performance right? Well it’s on the Best RTA list for a reason. The flavour is outstanding and if you like chucking clouds along with it then you won’t be disappointed here either.
- 25mm Diameter
- Great design
- Easy to build on
- Superb flavour
- No leaking
- Single and Dual coil builds
3. Aspire 9th Tank (Best Overall MTL RTA)
The Aspire 9th Tank is a collaboration with Italian vape brand NoName. These guys have produced some superb vape gear in the past.
The match up with Aspire continues the trend with them hitting home runs with a number of different products. One being the 9th tank.
Not a standalone RTA, the tank is also compatible with stock coils offering some no nonsense vaping as well as satisfying the builders out there.
Flavour is on point however you choose to vape and the clean design makes it a tank that looks the business on any mod you want to throw it on.
Tom, our reviewer loves his MTL devices but is still a hard man to please. So with him describing this as ‘one of the best “mainstream” tanks for flavour I’ve had the pleasure of using’, it makes sense to listen.
- Beautiful quality RTA
- Flavour is excellent
- Can also be used with stock coils
- Easy to build deck (Not a rebuildable coil option like so many other dual use tanks)
4. Oumier Bulk RTA (Best RTA For Clouds)
The Oumier Bulk RTA was a collaboration between Oumier and the vape reviewer Vap’nFagan.
The name “Bulk” seems quite apt when you realise this RTA is 28mm diameter!
However the size can be a bonus when installing coils and this dual coil deck gives you plenty of room for some beefy coil builds!
Also this can hold up to 5ml of e-liquid but you might find yourself getting through that quickly with some monster coils on the go!.
The airflow as you can expect is pretty beefy too with 3 cyclops airflow inlets that you can adjust and 4 outlets right under the coils on the deck. The result is massive smooth clouds and a lot of flavour too! But do not fret you can also adjust the airflow down to a restricted setting too!
On review the large refill ports located under the screw off top cap were a bonus and even larger e-liquid bottles didn’t cause any issues!
- Large build deck
- Large e-liquid capacity
- A cloud and flavour chucker!
- Plenty of space for some groovy beefy coil builds!
- Great kit contents including coils and cotton!
5. Innokin Ares 2 MTL RTA (Best Beginner MTL RTA)
The Innokin Ares 2 has improved massively over their original release.
Innokin have managed to pack in a lot of features while still keeping the Ares 2 easy enough for those new to rebuildables to get the hang of quickly.
As a single coil RTA the Innokin Ares 2 produces some very good flavour at lower wattage.
It also features a slide top fill function making it easy to top up on the go with minimal mess.
Being as big as they are, we would expect Innokin to produce quality and this is definitely the case this time around.
- Excellent airflow
- Very good flavour at lower wattage
- Built well
- Easy for vapers new to rebuilding to use
6. Oumier Wasp Nano RTA (Best Single Coil RTA)
Sometimes the best things come in small packages and that’s certainly the case for the Wasp Nano RTA by Oumier.
This 23mm RTA is comes with clean looks and an excellent build quality.
The single coil deck is simple to build on and the bottom adjustable airflow gives plenty of wiggle room to find your perfect vape.
What impressed us the most though was the flavour this thing pumped out. Outstanding.
- Single coil deck
- Nice clean design
- Great kit contents including coils and spares
- Outstanding flavour
7. Vandy Vape BSKR V1.5 MTL RTA (Best Restricted MTL Draw)
Following on in the popular Berserker range of MTL rebuildables the V1.5 has had a few tweaks compared to the original. We didn’t get the original in for review however I reviewed the Berserker Mini MTL RTA and it was very impressive!
Strangely for a MTL RTA this has a 24mm diameter – so might not be suitable for smaller mods – but it does give you more space to play with on the build deck!
Talking of the deck this still retains the 2 screw post simple design and it is just a case of getting the single coil central. These are such easy to build decks and remind me of some of the old school MTL RTAs such as the DoggyStyle and Kayfun.
The airflow is where this really shines and this does really give a restricted draw. It is of course adjustable and this time the outlet on the deck is a slot rather than the small hole of the first version.
- Easy to build single coil deck with more space than 22mm diameter RTA’s
- Tight adjustable airflow – more for those craving a super tight MTL draw
- Includes some great Vandy Vape MTL coils
- Glass or metal tank options included in the kit
8. Wotofo Profile Unity RTA (Best Mesh RTA)
After the success of the Wotofo Profile RDA which revolutionised mesh rebuildables, Wotofo, MrJustRight and The Vapor Chronicles decided to make a RTA version!
Like the RDA version the Unity has the spring loaded clamp which helps to keep your cotton in contact with the mesh at all times. This prevents the dreaded dry hit which stopped the progress of the original mesh rebuildables and they initially fell out of favour.
Another feature of this is the fact in the kit you get the OFRF NexMesh strips included. Apparently the designers of the Unity loved these mesh strips so much they did a deal to get them included in the kit. In fact Wotofo love OFRF so much they bought up the company too!
There are bubble glass options to take the e-liquid capacity up to a whopping 5ml and a top refilling design. The airflow is a side intake style and adjustable.
- Spring loaded mesh clamp to keep the cotton in contact with the mesh
- Large e-liquid capacity
- OFRF NexMesh strips included in the kit
- Mesh build deck
9. Vapefly Brunhilde RTA (Best RTA For Hobbyist Vapers)
The design of the Vapefly Brunhilde is a bit retro going back to the days of wire ropes for wicking as the deck is located above the e-liquid chamber – similar to a RDTA.
To get the e-liquid from the chamber the stainless steel wire rope wicks bring the liquid up to deck level. From there you wick as usual with cotton to transfer the e-liquid to the coils. Plus you get everything you need in the kit to get you started including SS wicks, coils and cotton.
The deck is a dual coil design with velocity style posts and there are nice wide clamp holes for some chunkier coil builds. I think experienced builders and those who really enjoy tinkering will find this satisfying to master!
You can adjust the airflow to your preference using the top airflow ring and there is a side refilling port.
- Easy to coil build deck
- Large e-liquid capacity – up to 8ml!
- Top airflow inlet helps reduce chance of leakage
- Deck near to the mouthpiece for more flavour and vapour
- Hybrid friendly 510 pin
- Generous kit contents including coils, wicks and Firebolt cotton
10. Hellvape Dead Rabbit RTA (Best For Ease of Use)
Of course most people into rebuildables will have heard of the Dead Rabbit range – a huge success for Hellvape and the vape reviewer Heathen.
The RTA version was eagerly awaited and seems to follow on in the tradition of the “rabbit ear” style deck.
The Rabbit Ear shaped posts give plenty of room for single or dual coil builds and it is much easier to trim the coil legs down after installation. Plus the side screw clamps make clamping flat coil legs easier without chewing up the metal.
Also on review the size of the post holes was impressive allowing for some more ambitious wires to be installed. In dual coil mode the flavour and smooth vapour was impressive!
Top airflow inlets mean there is less chance of leakage through the airflow and of course you can adjust the airflow to your preference.
- Easy spacious versatile build deck
- 4ml bubble glass option available
- Single or dual coil builds
- Top airflow to reduce chance of leakage
- Large post holes with horizontal screw clamps for wider and flat coil builds
So there we have our favourite RTA’s. This top rated list will of course change over time when new and improved products hot the shelves. Or if any of the above atomizers are discontinued.
We have had many emails asking for the best RTA clones. With the quality the big brands are producing along with cheap prices we don’t quite see the attraction of cloned RTA’s. So none of them here.
RTA Frequently Asked Questions
What is an RTA in Vaping?
RTA is an abbreviation of Rebuildable Tank Atomizer and is part of the RBA (Rebuildable Atomizer) family of vapes. Under this category we have RDA’s (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer), RTA’s and RDTA’s (Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizers).
All of the above vapes allow you to build your own coils and wick with your own cotton. They are true DIY vapes. RTA’s can offer the flavour of RDA’s with the convenience of filling a tank.
How Do You Vape an RTA?
Place your coil on the deck and feed the cotton into the coil. Fill the tank and vape. OK, that’s a simple version but we have in depth RTA reviews that show you in detail 🙂
What Does RTA Stand For in Vaping?
The term RTA stands for “Rebuildable Tank Atomizer”.
What is the Best RTA Vape?
If you landed on this page take a look at our top rated RTA’s for flavour, RTA’s for mouth to lung vaping, RTA’s for beginners and more.
Which is Better - RTA, RDA or RDTA?
It’s really a personal preference and comes down to your style of vaping. Me? I prefer RTA’s as the tanks can be filled whereas RDA’s need e-liquid to be dripped onto the coil regularly.
What is the Best RTA for Beginners?
We have some great RTA’s for beginners to rebuilding. The Blotto and Ehpro True MTL are just 2 recommendations.
What is the Best RTA For Flavour?
We really enjoyed the Geek Vape Zeus X RTA but all of the options on our top rated list are great for flavour.
How Long do RTA Coils Last?
RTA coil lifespan is dependent on many things. Mainly being the type of e-juice you vape and how much you vape. Good news is they can be cleaned. Even better news is building your own coils can be very cheap. For this reason many vapers will change their coils regularly.