The Geekvape Avocado RDTA – Something Old, Something New……!
The GeekVape Avocado is a Genesis styled RDTA. What’s an RDTA I hear you ask! Well, it’s a Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer, which gives you the similar vaping experience as dripping but without actually having to continually drip liquid onto your wick and coils.
We previously reviewed the Geekvape Griffin RTA which we liked very much. The Avocado is primarily based on the old style Genesis Atomizers with their tanks positioned below the build deck and coils.
This means that the wick protrudes down from the build deck into the tank allowing the juice to soak up along the cotton back to the coils.
However, the Avocado has a very cool feature which comes in the form of the very successful Velocity styled two post deck.
What’s In The Box
- 1 x Avocado RDTA
- 1 x Spare Frosted Glass Tank Section
- 1 x Wide Bore Stainless Steel Drip Tip
- 1x Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
- 1 x Replacement Ceramic Block
- 1 x Polybag of Spare Parts
- Genesis Atomizer Design
- 22mm Diameter
- 43mm High (excluding threaded 510 connection)
- 3ml Juice Capacity
- Stainless Steel and Pyrex Glass Construction
- Optional Frosted Glass Section
- 10mm Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip
- 7mm Stainless Steel Wide Bore Drip Tip
- Side-Tension Vertical Two-Post “Velocity” Style Design
- Deck-milled Negative Post
- PEEK Insulated Positive Post
- 2mm Terminal Holes
- Single or Dual Coil Configuration
- Dynamic Adjustable Airflow Control. Dual Cyclops Air Slots Incorporating Triple 2mm holes in Single and Dual Pairing
- 4.5mm Wicking Hole
- Gold-Plated 510 Adjustable Pin
Build Quality & Design
For a tank style atomizer that’s mass produced in China, I have to say that the build quality of the Avocado is of a higher standard than I expected. You’re definitely getting your monies worth with this device.
More surprisingly, on initial un-boxing and inspection there were no burrs, no manufacturing scratches or dents and there was not a drop of machine oil anywhere.
Needless to say, it still received the customary wash in the ultrasonic cleaner.
Starting at the top of the Avocado, you have a 10mm wide Delrin drip tip. Not huge by some RDA’s standards, but more the adequate.
This can be swapped out for the included 7mm wide stainless steel drip tip to be used with the included drip tip adapter. Both of which look very smart.
The o-ring on the SS drip tip could have been slightly thicker as it had a tendency to wobble while seated in the adapter.
The Top Cap section and Air Flow Control (AFC) ring of the RDTA are constructed from stainless steel. Incorporated into the Top Cap there are three sets of 2mm air holes and in the AFC ring there are two 7mm long by 2mm wide cyclops style air slots.
These air holes and slots allow a number of different air flow configurations and can be adjusted to suit either single or dual coil builds.
As mentioned earlier, the Avocado design is based on the Genesis style atomizers with their build decks positioned above the juice tank.
The deck of this RDTA is Velocity styled with two vertical posts each containing two 2mm post holes. Not huge, but still sufficiently large enough to accommodate Clapton coils.
The grub screws in the post all work well with threading being nice and smooth. On the base of the deck there are four 4mm wick holes which allow an ample amount of cotton to be tucked down into the tank section of the Avocado.
A ceramic chamber reducer is provide with the RTDA which allows one set of wick holes to be plugged, for my preferred, single coil builds.
Below the build deck there is a Pyrex glass tank for your eliquid.
An extra frosted pyrex tank is also provided in the box with the Geekvape Avocado, which is a nice addition and handy should you ever have an accident and need a replacement.
At the base of the Avocado, you have a standard 510 connector with a gold plated pin. Threading on the 510 is nice and smooth and made a good connection to all mods it was attached to.
The 510 pin is adjustable and is used to completely disassemble the Avocado when cleaning.
Aesthetically, the Avocado is a very nice looking RDTA which looks great on budget, mid-range and high-end mods alike.
How Does The Geekvape Avocado Perform?
Building on the Avocado couldn’t be easier thanks to the Velocity style deck.
For the review I used 9 wraps of 24awg (0.51mm) 316L Stainless Steel wire from Geekvape, which came in at 0.45 ohms.
For wicking, I used Cotton Candy, which is a must for vapers in my book.
The review juice was 30/70 PG/VG and 6mg nicotine.
Once your coil or coils are installed the only thing that might cause you any issues with the Avocado is with wicking. It took me numerous attempts to get it right for my personal style of vaping.
But the main thing to remember is, try not to pack out the wick holes in the deck with masses of cotton. This will restrict the flow of the e juice and you’ll end up with dry hit after dry hit.
Just put enough cotton in to fill the holes and to stop any surplus leakage. Also, there’s a temptation to fill the tank with cotton to ensure your cotton is always soaked in e juice. Don’t do it.
Try keeping the wick relatively short inside the tank. Also, check out YouTube for tips on wicking styles before you have a go.
With the wicking done you can then juice up!
On a single coil build this is easy enough to do by removing the ceramic chamber reducer and adding your liquid through one of the two wick holes.
On dual coil builds, this is difficult to say the least and it would be worth while investing in some needle-nose squeezy bottles which can be used to push through the cotton into the tank and fill.
With this review, I found the Geekvape Avocado to be, aesthetically and performance wise, a great atomizer.
Flavor was exceptionally good, and on par with many RDA’s. Clouds were pretty respectable, even for this flavor chaser! And there were no issues with leaking, even after purposely leaving it laying on its side for 10 minutes.
Hats off to Geekvape! They’ve produced a great RDTA with the Avocado.
What I Liked
The Geekvape Avocado is a breeze to build on, in either single or dual coil setup. Wicking will take some trial and error to find the best method that suits your vaping style.
As long as you remember not to pack your cotton too tightly into the wick holes and not to put too much cotton down inside the tank, you’ll reap the benefits of this little RDTA.
Flavor and vapor production is excellent and on par with many RDA’s. Personally, for my vaping style, I find a single coil setup works best with great flavor and not too shabby clouds.
What I Didn’t Like
In a dual coil configuration, re-filling the tank through the wick holes can be quite difficult as there are no separate fill points on the deck.
As mentioned previously, it’s worth investing in a needle-nose bottle to decant your liquid into, which will make filling the tank a lot easier.
Final Geekvape Avocado Review Verdict
- For the price, the build quality is very good
- Velocity style deck makes building single & dual coil very easy
- Flavor is exceptional
- In dual coil setup, filling the tank with liquid can be tricky
- 3ml Liquid Capacity means that in dual coil configuration, you’ll be filling the tank very regularly