ijoy Tornado RDTA Introduction
iJoy Tornado RDTA. It sounds like a tank that is capable of some serious performance, and it’s marketed as capable of performing at up to an astonishing 300w.
That would make it the most powerful tank on the market to date, and a serious contender as the King of the Clouds!
The large amount of airflow also provides cooling to the tank as well, to help prevent it from overheating during usage.
Alongside it’s high wattage capabilities it features a sliding side filling system, the ability to swap build decks with two velocity styled decks capable of four and six coil builds respectively. There is also a huge adjustable airflow, massive juice flow channels and a fixed 24k gold plated connector for direct contact and maximum conductivity.
Does the Tornado whip up a storm or is it all just a load of bluster?
Let’s find out…
- iJoy Tornado T4 with two post T4 Deck
- Hex key, spare post screws and o-rings
- 510 drip tip adaptor
- 24mm Diameter
- 5ml Capacity
- 17.8mm two post velocity styled build deck
- 30-300w capable
- T6 deck available separately, can be built with up to six coils
- PEEK Insulator
- Direct contact 24k 510 gold plated 510 connector pin
- Airflow cools entire deck and sub-deck
- Slide and lock gasket side filling
- Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip
- Stainless Steel construction
- Pyrex Glass tank section
Build Quality and Design
For some reason, whenever I look at the iJoy Tornado, I can’t help comparing it to a rocket.
Anyway, what we have here is a 24mm width tank that is constructed of Stainless Steel with a thick Pyrex glass tank section, and a large Delrin wide bore drip tip.
If you wish to use your own drip tip, you will need to make use of the included 510 drip tip adaptor.
There is a 24k gold plated fixed 510 connector that does stick out quite far and can give you some difficulty getting a flush fit with certain mods.
At the side of the tank is what is termed as a ‘slide and lock gasket side filling mechanism’ whereby you turn the top cap and lift it up to reveal the side filling port.
I’d recommend giving the Tornado a good clean before using, as my unit had a pretty generous helping of machine oil around the posts, deck and o-rings. It was quite visible when removing the iJoy Tornado from the box for the first time.
Thankfully it does disassemble fully, and after a thorough cleaning, it was ready to go.
iJoy Tornado Build Deck
The iJoy Tornado actually has two deck options available. The retail package comes with the T4 build deck, which is a two post velocity styled deck with large post holes and a huge airflow hole at either side of the deck, and massive wicking cut outs.
There is a lot of room to build on, so slotting those large coils in to handle high wattage can be done with ease.
The T6 option, which I received with the iJoy Tornado RDTA for review, has the same deck layout but adds an additional two post holes onto the top of each post, and allows for six coils to be installed!
This makes the iJoy Tornado theoretically capable of handling 300w, if you do intend to use the T6 deck and go for a sextuplet coil build, please ensure you do so safely!
iJoy Tornado Airflow
For a tank that takes such large wattage, you are going to need plenty of airflow. Thankfully, the iJoy Tornado doesn’t fall flat at all in this department.
There is a huge dual cyclops adjustable airflow arrangement measuring in at 15mm by 2mm, which gets fed up to your build through two 5mm diameter inner air holes.
There is a crazy amount of airflow here, which offers you a phenomenally airy draw, and market leading vapour production as a result!
How Does The iJoy Tornado Perform?
As you would expect from this tank, the iJoy Tornado is all about extreme performance and massive clouds!
It really doesn’t let you down on this front, I pushed the T4 deck with a 0.2ohm build up to 175w before it became too uncomfortable for me to vape on, and boy does this really fling out some serious clouds.
This tank I believe has become the benchmark for other high wattage cloud chasing RTA’s to aspire to, it’s a serious performer on the vapour stakes.
Now, I did give the T6 deck a try and mounted 6 coils in there, that came out at a final resistance of 0.14ohm.
I don’t have any mods capable of going over 220w unfortunately, so for the purposes of research, 220w with the H Priv would have to do.
What I got was an insanely hot vape that was only bearable for a second or two at a time, but even those extremely short hits were fogging the lounge out in seconds!
It wasn’t particularly great for flavour, but it was incredible at clouds that is for sure…
Back to the T4 deck, and when it comes to flavour the iJoy Tornado is surprisingly good.
It’s quite rich, and a lot more flavoursome than I expected it to be.
As long as you stay under 100w with the T4 deck you do get a really rewarding and tasty vape from this, I found when you start going north of 100w things do start to get a little too warm and muted.
What I Liked
The iJoy Tornado is supreme when it comes to cloud production. There’s no other RTA I have experienced that can produce the level of vapour this provides, nor withstand high wattage as well as this one does.
The side filling system works great, its something I have experienced before on the OBS Ace and in practice it works very well here, making quick filling easy.
It’s a very well constructed tank, that feels really well made and disassembles easily to maintain.
The build deck offers a massive amount of space and it’s very easy to build on as well.
What I Didn’t Like
This really is only for extreme high wattage vaping, at 70w and over. Under 70w it is a pretty flat experience with not a lot of flavour, a long coil ramp up time and pretty wispy clouds.
The 510 pin is fixed and non adjustable, and it sticks out quite far from the 510 connector itself, meaning that you can have a bit of an unsightly gap when using this with some mods.
Final Review Verdict
The iJoy Tornado is a hell of a beast of a tank. This really delivers massive clouds in spades, with huge airflow and the capability of withstanding some incredibly high wattage.
There are few tanks on the market that can perform quite as well as this does, especially at the wattage I tested this out at, and I feel this will set a benchmark for other high wattage tanks to follow.
Be warned, this tank is only for those that know what they are doing, however in the right hands the iJoy Tornado is a hell of an extreme vaping experince!
- Capable of handling the highest amount of wattage yet for a tank
- Absolutely crazy clouds
- Flavour is actually pretty decent as well
- Well constructed tank
- Wicks very well
- Easy to build on
- Side filling is easy to use
- Loads of airflow
- This is only for people who like vaping at really high power
- Hot vape at over 100w
- Tank gets very hot going over 100w
- 510 pin is fixed and quite long
- Machine oil present in the tank out of the box
- T6 deck just offers an incredibly hot vape