One of the most recognizable names in the industry, the Goblin Mini RTA manufactured by UD has undergone its third revision and is now available in the form of the Goblin Mini V3.
This shapes up to be the best version yet, which given how good the performance of the original Goblin Mini and Goblin Mini V2 was, should make for a successful release by UD!
UD have taken some of the best features found on the , such as top filling, bottom pendulum airflow control and the small low profile height.
They have built on these even further, adding features such as juice flow control to stop leaks, two build decks that cater for single and dual coil builds with the largest amount of deck space yet and spit-back protection built into the chimney itself.
On paper, this looks like a world beater of a tank!
In The Box
- 1x Goblin Mini V3 RTA
- 1x Dual Coil RBA deck
- 1x Single Coil RBA deck
- 1x SS drip tip
- 1x Delrin drip tip
- 1x Spare glass tank
- 1x Hex Key
- 1x pack of spares, featuring O-rings, spare post screws and silver 510 connector
- 1x Instruction manual
- 22mm width x 33mm height
- Stainless steel and glass construction
- Different coloured glass tanks available
- 2ml juice capacity
- 4ml extension (sold separately)
- Includes two alternate 16mm dual post build decks for single or dual coil builds
- Airflow control with condensation resistance
- Redesigned chimney to enhance flavour and prevent spitback
- Top filling system
- Bottom airflow control
- 510 threaded
Design and Build Quality
With the Goblin Mini V2 I was really impressed that the unit arrived free of machine oil, a first for UD and the products I have used. Thankfully, the Goblin Mini V3 follows suit.
All parts were nice and clean when I took the Goblin Mini V3 out of the box which I was pleased with. The Goblin Mini V3 can be fully stripped down to clean if need be.
Construction of the Goblin Mini V3 is excellent, especially for the low price you pay for the tank.
I think the overall look of the tank is an improvement over the Goblin Mini V2, and even though it is a small unit the glass tank section feels really solid and the stainless steel feels like it could take a beating!
Not that I recommend testing that out.
One of the biggest improvements here is that the 510 threading for the drip tip now truly supports 510 threaded drip tips, with no wobble experienced. You have a stainless steel drip tip fitted as standard, and there is a delrin drip tip also included within the package too.
Top filling is still accessed by removing the top cap, however there is also a limited juice flow control you need to turn off before filling the 2ml capacity.
This can be turned on and off by rotating the tank, it’s not a true juice flow control as such as you can’t really control the flow of juice to your build, but this does eliminate leaks when filling the Goblin Mini V3 up.
If you find the 2ml capacity is a little on the limited side, there is a 4ml tank extender that you can buy.
Goblin Mini V3 Build Deck
Two build deck options are available with the Goblin Mini V3, you have a two post velocity styled deck for dual coil builds, and a side Velocity deck for single coil builds.
There is even more space available to build with now, and thicker diameter coils aren’t as much of an issue as they were with previous Goblin Mini’s.
I managed to fit in 3mm coils with relative ease, and the chimney is slightly wider to accommodate.
The move to a two post Velocity styled deck has made it even easier to build on, and this offers up a lot more options too.
The post screws trap coil leads down perfectly, with large post holes to slot the leads into, and it’s an incredibly easy tank to wick now too. Simply make sure your coils sit over the airflow holes and push your wick into the juice channels, and you are good to go.
The pendulum styled bottom airflow that has been a mainstay of the Goblin Mini series is still here.
Ud have re-deigned this to include a metal cover on the base to cover the little tabs at the bottom and the sharp edges, which prevents the airflow system from damaging the top of your mod.
The tabs are adjustable from either side, and offer you the pretty much the same level of airflow as found on the Goblin Mini V2, which ranges from a very restricted lung hit to a wide open lung hit with a lot of vapour.
How Does The UD Goblin Mini V3 Perform?
I rated the Goblin Mini V2 as one of the best RTA’s around for clouds, and the Goblin Mini V3 performs just as well on this front, this was one area on the Goblin Mini V2 that UD definitely didn’t need to improve upon!
In my opinion the flavour I was getting from my e-liquid, Twelve Monkeys Tropika, is as close to RDA performance as it gets, and I believe the single coil deck provides the best level of flavour out of the two.
If you enjoy your clouds, the Goblin Mini V3 can chuck out plenty of vapour.
This is a cloudy little beast of a tank, and it’s able to keep up at high wattage too. It draws in a lot of air for an extremely airy lung hit when fully open, I’ve found that keeping the airflow open about three quarters of the way still provides a lot of vapour and some very intense flavour!
Capacity is a small 2ml and the Goblin Mini V3 will require multiple refills throughout the day if you vape heavily.
The juice channels on this tank are very large indeed, in order to keep your wicks fed with e-juice constantly, which means that a lot of juice gets used quickly.
It does cope extremely well with high VG juice however, and this does wick amazingly well.
What I Liked
I love the fact that this time around, UD seem to have truly eradicated leaking issues and have produced a leak-proof tank.
I believe that the juice flow control and newly designed build deck goes a long way to helping prevent leaks, and this gets rid of one of the biggest issues encountered by the Goblin Mini V2.
Anti-spitback technology has been built into the chimney and this works very well, helping prevent any occurrences of spitback without impacting the flavour the Goblin Mini V3 provides.
The pendulum airflow system on the base could scratch up the area around the 510 connector on your mod with the Goblin Mini V2.
However with the Goblin Mini V3 this is now protected with a metal cover at the base, preventing the pendulum airflow from scratching your device.
As with the two previous Goblin tanks, the Goblin Mini V3 provides amazing flavour and big vapour too. That is one area UD didn’t need to improve upon from the V2, however the V3 performs as good as the V2 did, if not slightly better.
What I Didn’t Like
There isn’t a whole lot I didn’t like about the Goblin Mini V3, if I was to pick out one negative it would be that the 2ml capacity is very limited, but that can be rectified by buying the inexpensive 4ml extension tube.
Final Review Verdict
I was so impressed with the V3 that I really struggled to find anything negative about this tank, UD have definitely gone all out to fix faults that were found on the Goblin Mini V2 and have provided what is pretty much a perfect RTA.
What really impresses me is that UD seem to have gone back to the drawing board, looked at what worked and what didn’t with the Goblin Mini V2, and improved upon the faults that RTA had.
This, in my opinion, has resulted in one of the best RTA’s to come out this year.
The Goblin Mini V3 is an RTA that possesses it all, top level flavour, large airflow, dedicated dual and single coil building options, top filling and much, much more.
The build quality of the tank is faultless too and given how good this tank is, you should get plenty of usage from this top performing RTA!
- The first truly leak proof Goblin tank!
- Stellar flavour
- Plenty of airflow options
- Can chuck the clouds if you want it to
- Two RBA decks for true single and dual coil compatibility
- Delrin drip tip does a great job of keeping heat away from your lips
- Juice flow control for leak free top filling
- Spit-back protection built into the chimney
- Outstanding wicking
- Much easier to build and wick than ever before
- 2ml capacity doesn’t long at all, and you need to pay extra for a 4ml extension tube
- Erm nothing else!