Introduction To The Peerless RDTA by Geekvape
Today we are looking at the Geekvape Peerless RDTA. It is an upgrade to the Peerless RDA that I previously reviewed, but with a tank below the improved build deck which is filled using the unique hinge lock design.
Geekvape are a company based in china well known for their affordable vaping devices, atomisers and accessories. They have previously released products such as the Aegis 100w Mod, Ammit RTA, as well as the Medusa Reborn RDTA and the Karma Mech Kit.
The Peerless RDTA is available in five different finishes which include stainless steel, gold, red, blue and black. As well as this, it is available in a 4ml and 2ml e-liquid capacity. Today we will be looking at the 4ml stainless steel version.
As always my opinions are honest and my own.
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What’s In The Box
- Peerless RDTA
- 810 Delrin Drip Tip
- 510 Delrin Drip Tip
- 510 Delrin Drip Tip Adapter
- Allen Key
- Spare Glass Tube
- 2 x Alpha Braid Coils
- Ceramic Block for Single Coil
- Spare Parts Bag
- User Manual
- Height: 34.7mm
- Diameter: 24mm
- Capacity: 4ml/2ml
- Gold Plated Protruding 510 Positive Pin
- Hinge Lock Filling System
- Special Split Bridge Post Design with Four Post Holes
- Supports both Standard and Complex Coil Builds
- Upgraded Build Deck for Both Small and Large Coil Builds
- Single Coil Adapter Included
- Dual Airflow Slots
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Build Quality & Design
We’ll start from the top and make our way down the RDTA…
The Drip Tips:
Included with the Peerless RDTA are two drip tips. These are 510 and 810 sized, as well as a 510 drip tip adaptor so that you can use the 510 drip tip. These are all made from delrin and are perfectly sized for the tank and doesn’t feel awkward in the mouth.
I much prefer the 810 drip tip as it allows optimum airflow and flavour in my personal opinion. It also looks a lot more in proportion compared to the included 510 drip tip.
The Airflow Control Barrel:
Below the drip tip, we have the inner airflow control barrel. It incorporates the top cap, inner airflow control and outer barrel in one piece. And I tell you what, this airflow control is exactly what the Peerless RDA needed! It is extremely easy to turn and grip, which the RDA version wasn’t.
The Airflow Control Barrel is made of stainless steel and has two airflow slots, one on either side, as well as “Peerless” engraved between the two. The top cap has small indents which aids in gripping to control the airflow.
The inside of the top cap is slightly domed, which is notorious for producing good flavour within rebuildable atomisers.
The overall construction of this section is of a very decent quality and I haven’t experienced any problems in the many weeks I have been using it.
The Build Deck:
The deck on the RDTA is different to the original RDA. The post hole sizes have been changed and moved about, and I think that this is a very worthy upgrade!
It features the “stepped deck” design with allen key grub screws to secure your coil legs. No colourful heat treated screws this time though.
I think that this deck design allows larger coils to be fitted easier than what they were in the RDA version, but also allows the smaller coils to be fitted without having the bottom legs fly out from the clamps when tightening down.
Below the post holes we have four holes where you poke the cotton through to the reservoir below, I have found that using a 2.5-3mm internal diameter coil gives the perfect amount of cotton to fill the holes.
On one edge of the deck, we have the hinged filling port. Simply get a nail behind the right hand side of the tab, and open it up. This reveals a filling port with a silicone grommet which prevents the leakage of e-liquid.
I think this port could have been made a lot bigger, and it has been one of a small amount of bug bares whilst using the Peerless RDTA.
It is perfectly fine when using your small 10ml bottles, but when it comes to filling with bottles with a large tip, you have to push the bottle against the grommet to create a good seal so that the e-liquid does not spill out.
The Tank & Base Section
I was lucky enough to receive the 4ml version, which offers a good amount of capacity so that you’re not constantly refilling. I personally dread to think how often I’d be filling up the 2ml version.
The base of the device is made from stainless steel as well as a gold plated positive pin which protrudes a great amount, so with the version I received, I would be happy using this on a hybrid mechanical device if I chose to.
How Does the Geekvape Peerless RDTA Perform?
On this RDA, I have been using the included Alpha Braid Coils They have come out to 0.18Ω on the Coil Master 521 Mini Tab.
Ease Of Build On The Peerless RDTA
It’s an absolute breeze building on the Peerless RDTA. Much easier than its RDA sibling. The post holes just seem to be more conveniently located and better sized to acommodate both small and complex coils.
Simply unscrew the allen key screws using the tool included.
Insert the coils into the relevant post hole and clamp down.
Centre the coil over the deck then cut the excess off from the legs.
Now you can get pinching and pulsing to get the coils firing evenly from the inside out.
Next step is wicking. So get your wick, poke it through the coil and thread into the base. I have found that removing the glass section when wicking is the easiest option as it allows you to gain access to the bottom of the wick to fluff it up and cut it.
I personally find that cutting it level with where the deck meets the glass is best. Plus you don’t get any ugly wicks poking down into the tank. Remember to keep the filling port and vent hole clear!
Please don’t forget that you have the option of vaping with a single coil on the Peerless RDTA as well, by using the supplied ceramic bung which blocks off the airflow as well as the wicking holes in the deck of the tank.
Flavour & Clouds
The flavour on the Peerless RDTA is pretty damn good with the coils included. I would say that it is better than the RDA version in many ways. It just tastes a lot crisper, refined and less turbulent than the RDA.
As for clouds, they are pretty good as well! I wouldn’t say that this would go winning cloud comps, but they are extremely acceptable for an RDTA
The Peerless RDTA On Various Devices
What I Like
The main thing that sticks out for me is the airflow control. It is extremely easy to adjust, but not too easy so that it would move with a slight knock. It’s a massive improvement on the Peerless RDA.
Another one would be the ability to use a single coil build. This is great for people who are just getting started with RDTA’s as well as people who choose to use low resistance coils where it would be unsafe to use dual coils.
What I Dislike
Although I received the 4ml version. I can only feel sorry for us people under the TPD who have to use the 2ml compliant version. You’d be filling it up every five minutes, because lets face it, this RDTA is a juice drinker, especially with low resistance builds.
The filling port. This could have been made slightly bigger to accept larger nozzles on the bottles.
Final Review Verdict
The Geekvape Peerless RDTA is an extremely well designed RTDA. It has a couple of minor flaws, but other than that, it is pretty flawless! Great flavour, good clouds and extremely easy to build and wick. The main let down for this RDTA is the filling port. Maybe a bit bigger next time please, Geekvape?
- Smooth airflow adjustment
- Easy to wick
- Simple to build on
- 4ml capacity is a great bonus
- Single coil build option
- Filling port is a bit small
- 2ml version could be a bit low capacity for some