Today we take a look at the Civanpor Atena RDA.
Civanpor you ask yourself?
Whilst this RDA may not be coming from one of the “big” hitters in the vaping industry, sometimes, just sometimes something new comes out that ticks all the right boxes.Civanpor as a company was established in 2015 and strives to build a high-end brand in the electronic cigarette industry.
What Can We Expect From the Civanpor Atena RDA
This RDA is rather basic looking from the outside, yet, on closer inspection, really does shine when you take a closer look.
The Civanpor Atena RDA was sent to me direct for this review. As always, I will give you my own, honest opinion of this product after a lengthy testing period. Can they produce a tank to sit with the best RDA’s available?
What’s in the Box?
- 1 x Atena RDA
- Spare O Rings
- Mini Screwdriver
- Spare Screws
- 2 x Micro Coils
- 1 x Image Card
- Size: 37mm x 24mm
- Diameter: 24mm
- Drip Tip: 810
- Material: PEI and 316 Stainless Steel
- Dual post build deck with Dual Coil configuration
- Ultem top cap and drip tip
- Side Airflow
- 510 gold plated connection
Design and Build Quality
The Civanpor Atena RDA is very well deigned and machined, there are no sharp edges, residual oil or loose shards when received. It sits nicely on top of most Mod’s with it’s 24mm footprint.
The shape of the RDA is, as with most, perfectly cylindrical but the top cap comes down just over half way enabling it to twist and alter the air flow on the side.
What is quite refreshing is that you can remove the top cap with relative ease enabling you to drip e-liquid directly onto the coils. There is no need to lubricate any O-rings.
One thing to note about the design is that if you alter the air intake, the bottom part of the top cap is held into position by two protruding pins from the deck, which in turn, allows the top cap to turn with very minimal movement from the bottom half.
Depth of Juice Well
The juice well isn’t big at all and sits at a depth of 3mm. The depth of the well doesn’t detract at all from the performance be it as a dripper or more so as a squonking RDA. In fact, in Civanpor’s own description they describe this RDA as “a 24mm diameter RDA which is especially designed for squonk kits”.
During my time spent using this RDA, I haven’t suffered at all with over dripping or over squonking. That being said, it isn’t impossible like all RDA’s.
The build deck is very open on this RDA leaving plenty of room to build on the “V” shaped posts. The coils are tightened down by flat head screws, as with any deck, flat head aren’t my favourite but very adequate. The threading of the screws is very smooth.
I opted for some Fused Claptons with an Inner Diameter of 3mm during the test period. There is room enough to put a build in there of around 4mm Inner Diameter.
Once your coils are placed and tightened into position, the remaining leg length can be cut down whilst in position because of how the posts are designed. The remaining coil leg length can be easily removed with a pair of pliers whilst the coils are seated.
The air flow from the Atena RDA is very smooth indeed, perhaps one of the smoothest I have had the pleasure to use in a while. The air intake is angled down slightly to enable the air flow to directly hit the bottom of the coils giving you maximum flavour from the Atena RDA. The air flow is smooth enough as not to cause any turbulence or noise of note.￼
How does the Civanpor Atena RDA Perform?
As I mentioned earlier, at first the Civanpor Atena RDA might look a little bland, a little unassuming but don’t let that put you off. The Atena RDA is well built and sleek.
If you are using this as a dripping atomizer, the drip tip is small bored compared to the norm but that’s where lifting the top half of the RDA comes into its own.
You can drip/paint onto the coils and wick with ease. I have always been one for dripping through the drip tip onto the coils but on this occasion I did not have a problem lifting off the top half of the top cap. It comes away very easily though not easily enough that it would fall off on it’s own accord.
Whether you are using this RDA as a Dripper or as a Squonker as it is marketed, you will not be disappointed.
There isn’t really anything about this RDA I can fault, except, in my own opinion, the looks.
The deck is easy to build on and would be an ideal starting point should you wish to venture into the rebuildable atomiser market.
I used Fused Claptons on the Atena RDA which came out at 0.17Ω and found the ideal position was 1mm straight above the post holes with the bottom of the coil sitting direct line of the air intake.
The Atena RDA gives you a very smooth, full flavoured vape.
- Excellent flavour
- A breeze to build on
- Very Smooth Airflow
- Very Low Price
- Good Cloud Production
- Very hard to over Drip or Squonk
- Flat Head Screws
- Smaller than average well
If the Civanpor Atena RDA was made by a major player in the market it would be hailed as a huge success and would sell with relative ease. Don’t let the name of a relatively unknown company put you off perusing the Atena RDA.
What looked like another run of the mill RDA, it certainly gave me a very pleasant surprise, one I certainly wasn’t expecting.
This RDA very much matches the performance of it’s peers and in some cases, outperforms.