Introducing The Geekvape Griffin RTA

The Griffin RTA is the first rebuild-able tank atomizer from Geek Vape, who are a new manufacturer based out of China, and have recently been responsible for other releases such as the Avocado Genesis style RTA and the Tsunami RDA.

The Griffin boasts one of the largest build decks that has ever been seen on an RTA, aimed at supporting big Clapton coil builds, and also allowing for all manner of other crazy builds to be installed, and the airflow is simply huge. Geekvape Griffin RTA Review

Coupled with an easy to use juice flow control system, and top filling, the Griffin RTA is available at a budget price too and is touted as having top performance in the cloud and flavor department.

Let’s see how the Griffin stacks up!

Kit Contents

  • 1x Griffin RTA by Geek Vape
  • 1x Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
  • 1x 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • 1x Replacement Glass
  • 1x Bag of O-Rings and ScrewsGeekvape Griffin RTA Review

Key Features

  • Huge Velocity Style Deck
  • Top Filling
  • Juice Flow Control
  • Large Delrin Drip Tip and 510 Adapter
  • Adjustable Gold Plated 510 Pin
  • Made of SS and Glass
  • 3.5ml Capacity
  • 22mm width
  • 2mm Post Holes
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Build Quality & Design

The Griffin RTA is manufactured from Stainless Steel and Glass, with a 3.5ml capacity, an adjustable gold plated 510 connector and a 22mm width, and a large wide bore removable Delrin drip tip.

There’s a 510 drip tip adapter included in the box if you need to use other 510 threaded drip tips.Geekvape Griffin RTA Review

The Griffin has a top filling system whereby you screw off the top cap to expose two large filling ports, and as the threading is so smooth it’s very easy to use. You just need to ensure you rotate the juice flow control ring at the base of the tank, just above the airflow slots, to close off the juice flow holes before you fill to prevent leaking.Griffin RTA Review

Once filled, rotate the ring again to open these up and allow juice to flow.

The Griffin feels very well made, the threading is excellent and it looks superb too. It’s definitely a very well machined tank!

Building the Griffin RTA

The Griffin RTA has to be one of the easiest dual coil atomizers to build. It has two posts with a Velocity style build deck, massive post holes that can handle just about anything you can put through them, and the screws won’t snap your coil legs off either.Geekvape Griffin RTA Review

There’s a huge amount of build room and my dual fused 8 wrap Clapton coils fit in with plenty of room to spare.

You just need to make sure your wick tails rest at the top of the ring around the juice channels, and you will find the Griffin RTA doesn’t leak or dry hit either!

How does the Griffin RTA perform?

In a word, outstanding. It’s capable of handling high and low wattage with ease and best of all, when you run it at high wattage it doesn’t get as hot as other tanks tend to do.

Flavor wise, this is one of the most flavorful tanks I have ever experienced, in fact, it’s one of the most flavorful atomizers I have ever used, full stop.

When it comes to clouds the Griffin can mix it with the best of them. There’s a wide range of different airflow options and when wide open, it puts many other atomizers to shame with absolutely outrageous clouds. Even when the airflow is closed down it still outperforms a lot of other tanks!Geekvape Griffin RTA Review

It’s superb at wicking too. There is a juice flow control system in place, which can be adjusted by rotating the airflow control ring at the base, and this has wicked anything I have thrown at it.

I even put some 100% VG Ripe Vapes Coconut Thai in there and it wicked without issue! I tend to run the Griffin RTA around the 50w mark but I have taken it as high as 80w without experiencing any issues with wicking or dry hits.

The Griffin is one of the very best performing tanks out there, definitely one of the very best I have ever had the pleasure of using. It really does have it all.

Airflow

The Griffin RTA sports some of the biggest dual cyclops airflow slots ever seen on a rebuild-able atomizer, and the airflow control ring is excellent. It’s buttery smooth and doesn’t ever seem to spin of its own accord.

You can finely adjust the airflow to a setting that suits you best, and even with the airflow closed down this blows some very big clouds. Wide open and at high wattage, it blows some of the largest clouds you will ever see!

What I Like

Can I say pretty much everything?!

Starting with the build quality, this is one really well made tank. I’ve been really impressed with the build quality of the Griffin RTA especially for the price, it’s a very well made tank that has build quality worthy of a much higher price tag.

The top fill system is very well made and easy to use too, the threading on the top cap is great and the top cap screws off with little issue.

The build deck is a particular highlight. Not only is it the largest I’ve ever come across on a tank, the two post velocity style deck makes building very easy. The amount of room you have is amazing and you can fit pretty much any build you can think of in there. It’s also easy and forgiving to wick, a real dream to build on.

Airflow is huge on the Griffin and the resulting clouds are just ridiculous. This RTA is going to be a huge hit with cloud chasers due to the huge clouds it can produce and the high power it can withstand.

What I liked most about the Griffin RTA was the truly excellent flavor. This is one of the most flavorful atomizers I have ever used, and I’m counting RDA’s in that too, the flavor from this tank is absolutely outstanding.

What I Dislike

There’s actually not a lot I dislike about the Griffin RTA, it really is that good!

A couple of minor issues I found was that the juice flow control does spin easily, and if that closes off fully you get dry hits, and the Griffin is an incredibly thirsty tank as well, it goes through e juice like no tomorrow.

Other than that, there’s not a lot of negatives here!

Final Griffin RTA Review Verdict

This may be the first RTA release from Geek Vape, but this already has got me excited to see more of what they can do. The Griffin really is an incredible tank, that produces some of the best flavor I’ve experienced not only from a tank but from any atomizer full stop.

It’s really quite incredible. The velocity build deck is a dream to build on, it’s very easy to build pretty much anything you can dream of, and dual coil builds are as easy as anything.

Airflow from the Griffin is huge as well, and the clouds are on par with anything available.

Coupled with the excellent build quality and great price, the Griffin is up there with the best atomizers I’ve ever used. Very highly recommended!

Pro’s

  • Absolutely amazing flavor
  • Huge build deck
  • Incredible clouds
  • Huge airflow
  • Cheap price
  • Great top fill system
  • Very well constructed
  • Great looks

Cons

  • Very thirsty tank
  • Juice flow control spins easily

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Ratamahatta
Been vaping full time for three and a half years, started on cigalikes for a fair while then curiosity got the better of me and I moved onto an ego/ce5 set up after, a month or two later I was seeing people walking around with these interesting shiny tubes and I thought 'I gotta get one of those'. Before I knew it a trip down to my local B&M got me my first VW mod, an Innokin SVD, paired with an iClear 30, and I was hooked. Soon after that I was jumping to VW mods both box and tube shaped, before I then made the jump to rebuilding and thus sub ohming, with my first RDA and mech mod. These days I'm still preferring mechanical mods, but using VW mods with both RDA's and tanks alike whilst on the move, most importantly I am still loving vaping!

14 COMMENTS

    • Yes this can be used with the velocity for sure. The IPV4 mod takes 2 X 18650 batteries Tom. It’s recommended to buy quality (genuine) batteries such as Sony VTC5. Again, please read up as much as you can on the safety aspect of things.

    • Hey Tom,

      For more control I’d suggest using your Topbox Mini with a RDA. For the reason that you can change the wattage yourself to fit your needs.

      • Ohhh ok .
        Today I bought a velocity 22 RDA + Topbox min (75w) . What kind of coils are perfect for me and what are prohibited.

        • It’s a difficult, if not impossible question to answer (What coils are perfect for me) Tom.

          The Topbox Mini mod can fire coils down to 0.1 Ohms. That doesn’t mean you should necessarily build down to a low resistance like that.

          You can do coil builds for direct to lung (sub ohm vaping) or coils for mouth to lung (higher resistance). Clouds or flavour. It depends on what you are looking for.

          Are you planning on building your own? Or are you buying pre-made coils?

          If building your own (or using any pre-built for that matter) be sure to follow battery safety and that your battery has the required amperage to handle your build (resistance).

          Life is made a little easier with a Coilmaster DIY V3 kit. That has everything you need to start building.

          Take a look at the following:
          Guide to rebuildables
          Building Coils with the Coilmaster DIY V3
          Mooches recommended batteries.

          Also, check out Youtube for coil build tutorials.

  1. Can I use this one on my “topbox mini (75w) ” . If yes then suggest me a video or a blog about wicking this tank and what kind of coils should build for this . And can I built a SS coil for my tank and mod so that I can use it in both temperature and wattage mod .

    • You can Sabbir,

      If you just head on over to Youtube there are a tonne of videos showing you how to wick the Griffin. Start with this one.

      You can use SS coils for both TC and wattage mode.

      Just be sure if you are rebuilding coils (and new to rebuilding) that you do it safely, do you research. We have a beginners guide to rebuildables here.

      If you like the idea of vaping with coils where you can easily change the wick but still get the benefit of RBA’s then you may want to take a look at the Geekvape Eagle tank.

      It is built with pre made coil heads, you simply change out the cotton when you need.

      Have you tried using the supplied RBA in the Topbox Mini yet?

      • Yes I did use the rba mini and I loved it allot . And now I want a rta / rdta for more clouds and flavour . I had research and find out this rta . Can you sujjest me one from the list bellow ?
        •limitless RDTA plus
        •griffin Rta
        •avocado 24/25 mm

        • OK cool 🙂

          The Limitless RDTA Plus is excellent but will likely need more power than your 75W to get the best results. So maybe not the best for you right now.

          Both the Griffin and Avocado are very good as well. You can’t go wrong with either

          Not to confuse matters 🙂 but one of the best we have used recently though Sabbir is the Wotofo Troll RTA.

  2. One of the best RTA’s I own! Small enough to be stealthy on a smallish mod like the e-vic mini, plenty of vapour able to handle decent builds! I would recommend though having building experience, also the filling is a little fiddly closing off the air flow before opening top cap to fill, many times I have forgotten and had a wee flood on my hands lol over all I’d give this RTA a 8/10 good device.

  3. A great , all-purpose device for generating clouds . I use about a week . All good. Good taste , easy maintenance
    Minus one – the small volume of the tank

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