9 Best RDAs for Flavor and Clouds 2019

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Everyday more and more vapers are choosing RDAs.  Vapers are seduced because the best RDA will offer better flavor and bigger cloud production.

An RDA is an atomizer which allows you to build coils with different resistances.  You can customize your vape with different shapes, sizes, number of coils, and wire types.  Utilizing resistive wire and cotton you can change the characteristics of your RDA vape in the following ways:

  • Maximize Cloud Production
  • Maximize Flavor Production
  • Decrease Ramp Up Time
  • Fine Tune Power Draw

Game Changer

Choose to run one coil or lots of coils!  RDAs, also called a “dripper”, allows you to drip directly on the atomizer coils.  This means you get the freshest flavor directly from your bottle of E-Juice.  But once you try and RDA you may never go back.  The flavor is unmatched.  They operate with a few drops of E-Liquid and give you that fresh clean flavor each time you drip.

For a more in-depth definition of RDAs check out “What is an RDA?”.

These characteristics are what make RDAs desirable and make it the preferred atomizer for those trying to achieve the best flavor and clouds.

Although, RDAs tend to be for the more experienced vapers.  Not everyone prefers to build their own coils and even why it’s worth the efforts.  Once you own an RDA and start building you will understand the benefit and building a coil will be well worth the reward. 

Choosing the best RDA or dripper is all about looking for the ultimate RDA flavor and for some, large vapor production. In the never-ending stream of hardware releases, here’s our current list of top RDAs.

Best RDA Vape


1. Recurve RDA by Wotofo & Mike Vapes

A single coil RDA that pairs great with normal and squonk mods.  The Recurve RDA has 12 airflow holes that are channeled directed directly at the coil.  No wasted air leads to incredibly massive clouds for a single coil RDA.   Thanks to the curved design on the airflow squonking and dripping is pretty much leak proof. Produces tons of flavor and the deck allows large coil installations.   

The post-less design allows the coil to sit closer to the juice wells.  There are four lead slots so it doesn’t matter which direction you wrap your coil in. Among the many features the Recurve atty offers faster feeding an better wicking.  Comes with squonk and non squonk gold plated 510 pins and 810 drip tips.

  • Category: Flavor over Clouds
  • Build Support: Single Coil
  • Diameter: 24mm

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2. Drop Dead RDA by Hellvape, Heathen, and TVC 

Designed from the best traits of the Drop and the Dead Rabbit RDAs.  The Drop Dead RDA has locking airflow positioning makes sure that top cap is always placed correctly on the deck.  On the deck the center post was removed for more wicking space directly under the coils.  This increase in space also allows for more build configurations. 

28 small airflow holes positioned high up on the barrel give you the ability to squonk without worrying about leaks.  Gold plated positive lead posts and 510 pins.

  • Category: Flavor over Clouds
  • Build Support: Single Coil, Dual coil
  • Diameter: 24mm

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3. Profile RDA by Wotofo & Mr.JustRight1

Presenting the mesh RDA.  The game changer in the world of RDAs.  The Profile RDA utilizes mesh coil in a new innovative spring loaded wick system.  Your wick lays on a ceramic base plate where the spring applies pressure on the wick to stay firmly pushed against the mesh coil at all times. 

Building coils is a breeze.  Simply place a rectangular piece of mesh coil in between the two side clamps and your ready to go.  Features normal and squonk pins.  Full adjustable air flow in a smooth vape with lots of flavor.  If you haven’t tried a mesh coil yet then consider the Profile.  If you have tried mesh before and ran in to wicking problems, the Profile will spring loaded plate is the answer you have been looking for.

  • Category: Flavor over Clouds
  • Build Support: Wire Mesh, Single Coil
  • Diameter: 24mm

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4. Loop V1.5 RDA by  GeekVape

The updated version of the Loop.  Now comes the GeekVape Loop V1.5  with improved airflow system.  The deck is layed out for dual coil configuration but can be utilized with one coil by twisting the adjustable airflow cap in the correct direction.  This will close off all but one side of the airflow.  The deck features massive room for large diameter coils with no wall restrictions thank to its retained W shape. 

With the airflow wide open you get massive clouds.  The new airflow improvements on the decking allow air to get channeled in two directions instead of just the one with the original Loop RDA.  When closing off the airflow half way you get tons of flavor.

  • Category: Clouds and Flavor
  • Build Posts: Dual Coil,  Single Coil
  • Diameter: 24mm

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5. Drop RDA by DigiFlavor & The Vapor Chronicles 

The Drop RDA has lots of customization for personalized airflow.  It allows you to shut of the top or only run half, and even one tiny little airflow hole.  Featuring a very large build deck with tons of room for builds and wick.  4 posts terminals that are all gold plated for great conductivity.  The deck runs flat head wire adjustment screw and sqonking capability with the included pin.  Super large wire holes running down the center of the post terminals for easy dropping in of coils.

For massive clouds run this baby in dual coil mode and for more flavor switch to a single coil.  Top to bottom, the airflow isn’t just for aesthetics.  Fine tune the placement of air no mater what height your coil is sitting at.

  • Category: Clouds over Flavor
  • Build Post: Single Coil, Dual coil
  • Diameter: 24mm

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6. Passage 24MM RDA by Hellvape and SMM

A solidly build RDA with a snag clap system.  The Passage RDA is made from the best stainless steel with full gold plating on the deck.  It’s designed with two posts where by inserting the coil leads and tightening down with the knurled screw caps clamps them securely in place.  Featuring adjustable airflow directly on to the coil.  Comes 510 compatible and squonk ready.  Delivers smooth draw and lot of clouds

  • Category: Clouds over Flavor
  • Build Posts: 2 x coil
  • Diameter: 24mm

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7. Wotofo Recurve Dual Coil RDA

A high quality RDA.  This is the improved Wotofo Recurve RDA.  Now supporting two coils.  The Wotofo Recurve Dual RDA has tons of airflow that produce some very large clouds.  Nice protruding gold plated 510 pin.  The Wotofo Recurve Dual swaps out the old style airflow for an improved adjustable slot design.  Featuring single slot airflow for running single coil and top cap adjustment to open up both sides to run dual coils.

The deck has 2 clamp style post running down the center which is very easy for securing coils with a Philips screw driver.  While the deck can utilize single coil it is recommended for dual coils as the airflow style is more open. Lots of airflow for lots of clouds. From the makers of the best RDA vape come its dual coil sister.

  • Category: Clouds over Flavor
  • Build Support: Dual coil, 1 x Coil Ability
  • Diameter: 24mm

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7. Oumier Wasp Nano RDA

The Nano RDA is a small, stunning, and an unrivaled cloud monster. It is a 22mm atomizer with an extremely spacious build deck, ideal for a wide array of coil configurations. Built with superior stainless steel and virtually seamless in design, this atty is portable, user-friendly, easy to build on, and enjoyable to use. It features an adjustable airflow that direct air straight to your coil via either post.

This Oumier Wasp Nano RDA has a ULTEM top cap that gives a heat-free vaping experience and performs exceptionally well when combined with a tiny 510-drip tip for vapers who wish to be in charge of their intake. It is a perfect choice for both newbies and veteran vapers.

Base Support: 1 x Coil

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Best RDA for Flavor

The best RDA for flavor is usually and RDA build with a single coil.  This is because single coil RDAs perform better at low wattage.  Faster ramp up with lower power consumption.  Most flavors tend to be best, or more noticeable on cooler vapes.  Hotter vapes tend to need more airflow and that’s another killer of flavor.  When you are flavor chasing you can look for a good balance of PG.  PG is what carries flavor.

Best RDA for Clouds

For the biggest clouds we tend to not care as much about flavor.  The key is to have a lot of coil surface area.  If you can get more coils into your deck’s build then this equals more coil material that can vaporize E-Liquid.  But cloud chasing also comes with drawbacks.

More coils, bigger coils, and lower Ohms take longer to heat up and require more power to perform well.  This well drain your battery much faster then a single coil setup for flavor. 

Additional Tips for Bigger Clouds  

For more cloud production you want to use 90 to 100% VG.  VG does not carry flavor as well as PG.  But VG is what produces the cloud effects.

Finding a Balance Between Flavor and Clouds

If you want to achieve a good balance of flavor and clouds you should experiment with different ratios of PG and VG.  90% VG is a little high if you want the flavor as well as clouds.  An E-Liquid with 70%-80% VG is a good starting point to get both great flavor and clouds.

The Best Dripper

Even though we believe our picks are the best RDAs on the market, it is totally arbitrary and based on our own experiences. Many times you will get the best flavor and clouds simply with a great build and the proper E-Juice.  While a great RDA may assist you but not be the main factor in accomplishing your goal.

UPD 2019

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