The Hobo v2 was one of the best known RDAs on the market for the flavour Chaser. Tons of Airflow options with a nice condensed vapor chamber made it pretty popular. Well there is now a v3 which is quite a departure not only in the design but also the aesthetic.
The design is a lot different in every way. The new 2 post deck is a joy to build on, perfectly centred coils every time. Great flat grub screws that meet a solid flat surface inside the posts make this a very secure hold on your wires, making it easy build and great for nickel builds too. The Chamber is still pretty condensed but gone are the top airflow holes, now there is just two side holes that have a surprising range of flow (from very wide to super tight).
There is one new design feature that takes getting used to, the juice well has an extension that screws to the build deck and then pops into the side ring. This most likely is what makes this atty very leak proof, but it also allows the air hole slots to wonder off the coils occasionally and makes it a bit of a challenge to secure to the mod (nothing too major).
This new version has a larger audience for sure. It likes lower ohm builds and macro coils to get the best flavour, very different from it’s predecessor which liked micro coils and mid range ohm builds. We had a bit of a love-hate going on at first till we upped the gage and lowered the ohms, before that it’s flavour was mediocre at best. But once you get things right the flavour and vapor production are very good! But this Atty can definitely perform enough for the Cloud Chaser which is new territory for the Hobo.
It’s definitely a major evolution for Hobo Customs and we applaud the ingenuity and uniqueness of the new design. It’s different and some will love it and others will hate it, but it’s best to give this one a little time before making up your mind. The build quality, joy of building and great flavour have made this one of our go to attys. If you want to treat yourself and get a premium authentic, well look no further.
– Great Flavour
– Easy to Build
– 2 Post Design
– Great Grub Screws and Post Holes (with flat bottom)
– Unique Design
– Super Clean Design Aesthetic
– Condensed Vapor Chamber
– Doesn’t Leak
– Smooth Airflow (very adjustable)
– Silky Threads
– Awesome Build Quality
– The Pop-in deck takes getting used to
– Air Hole to Coil Alignment can move around a bit
– Not the largest Juice Capacity