Does the Zeus RTA by GeekVape Live Up to Its Leak Free Label and How Does It Vape?
The new Geekvape Zeus RTA is said, by the company, to definitely be leak free and comes with a unique 3D dynamic top airflow system.
As to how this unique 3D ‘dynamic’ top airflow on the Zeus performs we shall get to in a wee while – and of course it goes without saying we’ll be taking a very close look at if indeed the Zeus is as leak free as they say it is.
The Zeus RTA is 25mm with a 4ml e-liquid capacity and has a single coil deck and is available in blue – black – silver and the gun metal version I received.
The Zeus was sent to me for the purpose of this review and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
For the record as you probably know Zeus was the Sky and Thunder God and king of the Greek Gods.
Obviously I was chosen to review this not because I’m a vaping God – far from it lol – but more because I’m prone to leaking and have some experience on the matter…
OK let’s see if the Zeus has me raising my eyes to the skies and sighing or giving it a thundering round of applause…
Inside the Box
- 1x ZEUS RTA
- 1x Allen Key
- 1x Spare Glass Tube
- 1x Spare parts polybag
- 1x 510 drip tip
- 1x 510 drip tip adapter
- 1x 810 drip tip
- 2x Coil
- 1x User Manual
Zeus RTA Specs
- Size: 25mm x 38mm
- Capacity: 4ml
- Top airflow
- Top fill
- 510 and 810 drip tips
I guess the most important feature of the Geekvape Zeus RTA is the ‘no leaking’ claim which we’ll tackle in the performance part of this review.
Ok this is a top airflow design with quite a unique way of getting the air to the coils.
There’s a 3D airflow system with two raised posts coming up and off the deck – enclosed within the inside chamber – each one with tiny holes that feeds some of the air to the coil along their length – they actually look like a section taken from a colander.
The air flows down these posts hits the bottom of the deck and bounces back up through a larger hole and under the coil – very similar to a side-airflow set-up.
This is meant to deliver a smoother and less turbulent vape and given this is actually top airflow – it’s suggested it won’t impact on the flavour too much – more on that in a moment.
The deck itself is post-less and it can be a little tight in there to work with given the two 3D airflow posts take up some room – but if I can get a build in there anyone can.
The internal chamber/chimney has a slight domed cap to it and two slots where the airflow posts fit.
I received the standard 4ml capacity – a TPD friendly 2ml version is available – and filling is as easy as unscrewing the top cap – pressing down like a pill bottle.
The fill slots are slightly smaller than I may have liked with at least one e-liquid nozzle not fitting – but that’s a tiny nitpick.
To pop the top cap back on you’ll need to line up two cutouts – press down [to accommodate the huge seal] and screw finger tight.
Once you’re all set up the top airflow ring – which can be removed for cleaning – spins with a nice resistance and there is a stopper to prevent it from going through the full 360.
Design and Build Quality
As we’ve come to expect from GeekVape the build on this is very good indeed with everything screwing together well.
There are a lot of parts to this RTA – with the deck – inner chamber and protective ‘sheath’ etc – but it strips down easily enough for cleaning.
OK design wise it’s definitely one that appeals to my ‘less is more’ preference with a solid simple design.
The protective sheath inside the glass has Zeus cut outs and the chamber has the logo of the Greek God etched on the side it sounds a lot going on but it actually works well and is pleasing to the eye.
There’s a small amount of knurling to the base and the top cap – for the airflow control – however to remove to fill you’ll need to press down on the rim of the top cap to unscrew.
Overall it’s a well-made piece of kit that looks very good indeed.
How Does the Zeus RTA Perform?
OK let’s go straight to the elephant in the room – is it leak proof?
In a word yes.
Yup – this is the first RTA I’ve used and not once had a leak and trust me I’ve abused this somewhat!
This RTA has been everywhere with me for close to three weeks including at the bottom of my grocery bag – upside down in my pocket – upside down and on its side overnight – stuffed with too much cotton and barely any [not recommended] and it passed the ultimate leak free test with flying colours.
The ultimate test I hear you ask?
The cup holder in my son – Harry’s – car is most definitely the ultimate test!
Last summer I left the Ammit in there whilst we popped out and returned to find it had leaked everywhere – given it was a new car he wasn’t a happy boy and it smelled of lemon tart for weeks – oops.
So leaving the Zeus RTA in there upside down without any tissue meant I’d literally put my life in its hands lol.
Suffice it to say there was no leakage what so ever – however and given I didn’t tell him what I’d done until afterwards – I am now banned from ‘testing my sh!t’ in his car on the pain of death by a thousand atomic wedgies…
The young folk of today have no respect for the elders!
So yes it’s definitely leak free which is music to my ears – and other parts of my anatomy lol.
The GeekVape Zeus Flavour and Clouds
OK so that’s out of the way – how does the 3D dynamic raised posts top airflow set-up vape?
Despite all the airflow bits ‘n bobs it vapes surprisingly quietly with little turbulence even with the slot wide open – there’s some noise obviously but it’s definitely not a noisy tank.
Flavour wise you might expect this to be dimmed a little – however far from it – it’s almost as if the dynamic airflow herds the air to the perfect spot on your coil – good flavour indeed!
Building on it can be a bit fiddly mainly due to the two raised dynamic airflow posts that take up some space on the deck.
But given the deck is postless using a coiling rod or screwdriver means they can drop in easily enough.
Wicking the Zeus means you’ll need to adopt a kind of S shape with your cotton.
Once you’ve threaded it through your coil you’ll need to bend it slightly to slot it into the wick ports – it’s far easier to do this with wet cotton btw.
You will need a little bit more wicking than you might think – but of course this can be trimmed once you’re happy – the photo of the wicking above came from my first attempt and a little too much in there.
I found just resting the legs onto the deck meant it wicked like a charm.
So performance wise I have found the Zeus RTA to be reasonably easy to build on with decent clouds and a pretty good flavour profile.
This one is definitely spending more time on my mods – particularly when I’m out and about – than the others in my collection let’s put it that way and will be my weapon of choice at this weekend’s Vaper Expo [last year I had a nightmare with a leaky RTA all down my clean t-shirt lol].
What I Like
I love the fact this is 99.9999% leak free – I’m sure someone will moan that it leaks – but given I am prone to RTA – RDTA leakage [it’s an age thing] for me to say it doesn’t should make you sit up and listen!
Design wise this fits right in my tastes – it has a simple profile that sits nicely on all the mods I’ve tried – neither too big and bulky or short and stubby – just bang in the middle.
It’s good it can take the Goon style 810 drip tips as well as 510s which does change the vape significantly with a lot tighter draw from the latter.
Cloud production is good – I have used a framed Clapton and a staggered fused Clapton as well as an alien all coming in under .2 ohms and the flavour has been very good indeed – which given the amount of airflow going on is excellent.
What I Don’t Like
If there’s one slight gripe it’s the 2 airflow posts taking up so much space on the deck.
Luckily my hands haven’t done a proper days work in their life so they were able to get into the small build space – if you have larger more manly hands you might curse a little but it’s not that much of an issue!
It does seem to like a drink and at 4mls vaping at around 60w to 77 watts I was filling up quite often – but then I’ve noticed a few of the RTAs I’ve reviewed and use are thirsty buggers.
Final Review Verdict
At last a leak proof RTA that really is!
The Geekvape Zeus RTA is a pleasure to take out and about confident in the knowledge you’re not going to be getting sticky juice hands and mod.
The flavour is very good indeed and at higher wattage with the airflow wide open the cloud production is impressive too.
Obviously this is down to your particular build – but I have to say I’m extremely impressed by the Zeus and I’m hardly an expert builder!
I love the simple design too and the dimension of the RTA means it looks great on smaller and larger mods.
So yeah I absolutely love this RTA and it is definitely in my top three – highly recommended. Would I buy the Geekvape Zeus RTA? Definitely one I will be buying in another colour – the gun metal version I received is so tricky to get all matchy matchy lol.
- 99.9999% leak free [there’s bound to one lol]
- Good flavour
- Decent clouds
- Well made
- Nice design
- Easy top fill
- Single coil
- Impressive airflow design
- Deck a little crowded