The Envii Terra RTA comes from the company, Envii, based from offices in Los Angeles CA.
As normal I like to fill you fine folks in on a little background of the company that I’m writing a review for.
I searched the internet high and low for information on Envii but couldn’t find anything except for the oblique statement of humour on their website
“We are Vape Envii. We are legion”.
I was fortunate enough to find an email for one of the team members Jacob, I have to say what a very personable chap, and through our conversation I was able to glean some interesting information about the company and the team
The 4 guys behind Envii:
- Aldrich Hsu, past designs include Supremo Moonshot Atomiser and the 213 designed exclusively for Sigelei.
- Jacob Giverink, who designed the beautiful handmade stabilized wood mod the Loch Ness, given Jacobs background as a carpenter is it any wonder in 2015 Vape Snob hailed the Loch Ness the last true “Unicorn”.
- Brandon Nelson, whose past triumphs include 454 Atomiser and the beautiful Raven’s moon box mod.
- Jose Arteaga, who owns Mystic Atmos, making Driptips and accessories he has a long standing career within the machining industry.
Each member of the team brings his own specific skill set to Envii, and from their combined efforts they offer something for every level of vaper.
Envii is a unique company in my eyes while all the products are made in China, Envii owns the machine shop where everything is manufactured. In this, Envii can ensure everything is made to US standards; I am told that Aldrich spends months at a time in China over seeing all aspects of the manufacturing process.
Enough chitchat lets take a look at one of their innovative products the Terra RTA.
Get this, it can hold up to 8 coils and the tank capacity is 5.5ml.
In The Box
- 1 Terra RTA pre installed with 8 coils and wicked
- 7 Plugs
- 3 Spare coils
- 2 Pieces of pre cut Japanese Cotton
- 1 Large spare Pyrex tank
- 510 driptip adaptor
- 1 Advice Sheet
- Top fill.
- Holds up to 5.5ml of liquid.
- Compatible with 1-8 coils.
- Made of 304 stainless steel, ultem and pyrex.
- Adjustable bottom airflow.
- Rated for over 300 watts.
- Comes in 2 colours SS and Black
Design and Build Quality
When I opened the tin box the Envii Terra RTA comes in I was shocked, intrigued and terrified in that order.
No matter how many times Jonny had told me that this was a 8 coil RTA I didn’t believe it was possible!
The design and build quality of this tank is extremely good and very well thought out.
Made from 304 stainless steel a Pyrex tank, Delrin screw on drip tip (I believe they call a propriety drip-tip) and an ultem resin sleeve/airflow.
We have seen something similar that was used within the Footoon Hellixer. The deck of the Terra is made from gold plated stainless steel with slots that your coils sit into, the bottom airflow is of the cylon design and the 510 connection pin is also gold plated.
The top cap for filling is a ¼ turn design with kidney shaped fill ports, the tank was clean with no signs of machine oil, all threads are smooth and the O rings fit well enough.
A quick guide to changing the Terra coils and filling the tank
*You have to empty the Terra RTA before changing coils or cotton.
*Never dry fire the coils or they will lose their spring.
- Completely disassemble the Envii Terra
- Using tweezers from the bottom grab your cotton and lift out your coils
- Be careful not to damage or misshapen the coil/spring or you will not get it back into the deck.
- Remove the old cotton and replace.
- Replace the coil/spring back into the deck you can feel and hear when it’s properly situated.
- Cut your cotton so that it is level with the chimney thread, also cut the cotton at the base so a small amount is left! Tuck the remainder under the coil/spring.
- Wet your wicks and coils then reassemble the Terra and fill.
How Does The Envii Terra RTA Perform?
The Envii Terra RTA disassembles into 6 pieces
- ¼ turn top cap
- Chimney and fill port
- Wide bore delrin driptip
- Build deck and bottom airflow
- Pyrex glass tank
- Ultem resin airflow/sleeve
Top Cap/Fill port and chimney/Driptip
The Driptip is made of delrin and is a screw on type tip I have heard some people call them a propriety driptip. The ¼ turn top cap has smooth threads for the drip-tip and features silicon insert to stop liquid leaks. The chimney is connected in one piece to the fill ports which are two large kidney shaped slots; there is an O ring/ gasket for your Pyrex tank to sit in and an O ring on the threads of the chimney. In the box you will find a 510 drip-tip adaptor so you can if you wish use your own driptip.
Build deck and bottom airflow
At the base of the build deck you have a gold plated 510 pin for better connectivity, engraved lightly is LA CA Envii, the two bottom air-flows are of the cylon slot design which is also single action airflow, Around the base are the Envii logo and the word Terra. The build deck its self is unique in that you situate your coils into notches “no grub screws here”.
The chimney screws into the deck via threads. There is an O ring around the wick holder and a silicon gasket for the Ultem sleeve to sit against.
Pyrex Tank and Ultem sleeve
I didn’t know what Ultem was but a quick search on Google told me it’s a resin!
The Ultem Sleeve fits over your coil deck and rest against the silicon gasket, the sleeve is also a secondary airflow.
The Pyrex tank sits on top of the Ultem sleeve over your coils, in the box you have a larger Pyrex tank if you do not wish to use the Ultem sleeve this can be used in its stead.
When I checked the Ohms of all 8 coils they read 0.24.
Of course you don’t have to use all 8 coils at once this is where the little plugs come in and they plug into the wick holes at the top of the deck.
I decided to test the Terra with all 8 coils installed with Golden Pomelo e-liquid from Zap!.
The bottom airflow was wide open; the vape quality I received was good and thick at 100W the flavour was just OK.
I have to say this is a hot vape and the higher you go the hotter it gets!
Not ideal for me, I pumped the wattage up to 125w and then to 150W and finally 200w which almost killed me lol.
The tank was so hot I could hardly touch it! The vapour was thick and quite tasty.
Switching out the Ultem sleeve and the small tank for the larger tank (I recommend if you do this to wait for the tank to cool) I vaped the Terra at 100w which is the highest they recommend while using the larger tank.
BTW, this is not a Mouth to Lung RTA but a Direct to Lung tank.
The airflow with the Ultem in place and the bottom airflow open results in an incredibly airy draw, closing off the bottom airflow restricts the airflow but adds to the heat of the tank.
What I Like
I like the fact that Envii have gone out of their way to try something that I personally have not seen before, very innovative of them.
I like the fact that you can stagger your coils from 1 to 8. Also, the way they have situated the spaced coils/springs in the deck is great. Once you get used to changing the coils and cotton it’s a very easy process.
What I Didn’t Like
It’s got to be said I don’t like the heat and the hot vape this RTA produces.
When I first took the Envii Terra out of its box and examined and broke it down into its separate pieces I could not find the O ring that is used to keep the tank in place!
I can’t say for sure as I’ve never found it but I think taking the tank and Ultem sleeve off made the O ring spring off. Either that or it didn’t have one to begin with, thankfully in my kit box I have 1000’s of spares and was able to find one that fits correctly.
Check Out My Hands On Envii Terra RTA Video Review
Final Review Verdict
The Envii Terra RTA has a very good design and build quality on the whole. Good vapour production and for those that enjoy a hot vape this would be recommended.
With practice it’s quite easy to change the coils and cotton.
Would I replace the Terra RTA by Envii if I lost or damaged it? No is the word of the day I do not like too hot of a vape and sad to say this RTA is just that.
- Good vaper
- Good flavour
- Able to hold 5.5ml of e liquid
- Plenty of airflow for higher watts
- The price will not break the bank
- This RTA gets too hot to handle
- A very hot vape at higher watts
- No Spare O Rings
- Very little spare cotton
- To much airflow at lower watts