Eden Mods out of the UK has been producing high caliber attys for many years and each one has held a special place in many vapers hearts. Recently they have had a lot of acclaim for their Snap Dragon RDA, it’s a killer Flavourchaser. But the company is more widely known for their RTA series, the Rose. Well here is the third generation, take a look at the Rose 3.
There is something so clean and beautiful to the lines of this RTA. It looks like something Porsche Design would have churned out. There is simplicity and super fine fit and finish using only the best materials. We’ll be straight, this is an expensive tank. But if you are like us and constantly in the search for the best vape, then cost shouldn’t matter in this case. Everything has been throughly thought through, it has all the right dynamics, a conical chimney on a reduced vapor chamber, the silkiest airflow (and quiet), and a juice flow control that is married perfectly to a top fill system.
Flavour is as always paramount for us and this is the best vapes we have ever had in any atty (including rdas). To be honest we have had trouble vaping anything but this atty since we received it. The flavour notes are intense with a density to the vapor that comes off creamy and full. It’s engineering like this we have be searching for, and the good news is, it’s not crazy to build or look after.
Oh the airflow… OMG. Its silky and responsive, the AFC ring is super effective and has many options. There is genius here in the design. It looks so simple but is so effective. Basically it has a indent cut into the base with an air inlet drilled right through the center of the deck. So it’s bottom airflow but there is the outer AFC ring that controls how much airflow that is given to this inner inlet, and somehow through the geometry it makes it so smooth and very accurate. You can go from a perfect restricted lung hit to really satisfying MTL all with a simple and quick turn of the AFC. This is no BS, this is the best AFC we have ever vaped. You can take the same build and vape it either style (sure you may want to drop your watts a tiny bit for MTL), which just isn’t usually the case. There is some light controversy about how the AFC is secured, it is accomplished with a small piece of spring wire that locks into a groove between the AFC ring and the atty base. It’s different than an o-ring system and has a little bit of play, but it keeps the AFC setting every time. So yes if you yank at the AFC when you first receive it, you could lose the tiny piece of wire, but Eden with send you a new one and you could still vape while you wait. It’s new way, that doesn’t mean it bad, we as vapers need to be open minded, especially based on how fast this market moves. We hope Eden sticks to their guns and doesn’t revise this innovation.
We knew we had something special the moment it arrived. Sure there are a lot of pieces to this atty, but they all make pretty easy sense and disassembly and reassembly is pretty easy. Everything strips down to a core postless build deck. The previous versions of the rose were also postless but included ceramic catch cups and split wicking channels that made the build a real challenge. This is simply not the case with the Rose 3. Once you are down to the exposed build deck its a simple operation and the wick lead holes can accommodate a variety of coil types/thicknesses. So we set out to try more build types than we have ever tried for a review, everything from 28awg all the way to a fused clapton and for us the build that kills them all is ironically the one that Damian from a Bloody Good Vaping did in his review. A simple 2.5mm 24awg 5 wrap coming in at 0.4 Ohms and run at 35-40W is just spectacular!
Wicking is so simple. It’s almost unbelievable, simply pull a nice strip of cotton through you coil and place them in the wicking slots/channels and then trim them to the edge. An important step we have found is right after you prime your wick and coil, use a tool to push the wick back towards the deck center to make them flush with the chimney threads and most importantly push the bottom of the wick down a bit to fit inside the vapor chamber. For some reason this makes a big difference on you wicking and how open you will need your juice flow. We have our juice flow never more than 3mm open above the top cap. The juice flow system works perfectly and the included Teflon drip tip feels great in the mouth but also has two nibs that fit into the chimney barrel to insure their is no slippage when making flow adjustments.
Filling the Rose3 is simple to do, close down the juice flow, open the top cap and pour in your 4-5ml of juice (4ml with clear and 5ml with the stainless tank section). If you are OCD like us, use a needle nose or unicorn bottle to fill, keeping juice off the fill holes makes this operation much cleaner. The O-rings are beautiful, thick red rubber and the one on the bottom side of the top cap will push out excess juice, so the cleaner the better. You will notice when reopening the juice flow that a small bead of juice will seep out the seam and can be easily wiped away. We don’t see this as a con, more a marvel at just how dialled in the engineering is, this is the vacuum of the tank being reset, just awesome!
We only publish reviews for products we think are worth purchasing, so yeah most of our reviews have high marks. But we don’t want to waste your time or ours with negative reviews, if we haven’t covered it, we don’t think its worth owning or vaping. With that said, we don’t give perfect scores away easily. In the time we have been reviewing we have only given one other perfect score and that was to still one of our favs, the Vaponuate Le Magister. And with great excitement we give the Eden Mods Rose 3 RTA our second perfect score. If we had to choose only one atty to vape it would be the Rose 3, it’s that good. Save up, sell some of your other stuff, do what you have to in order to get one. This is our new gold standard.
Update: The Team over at Eden Mods has come up with a solution for those of you that may have concern with the AFC ring resistance. For the price of postage they will send you 4 pieces of thicker gauge spring wires that dramatically improve the resistance of the AFC ring once it is installed. So it will now be a lot harder to mistakenly remove the AFC ring while assembling and disassembling the atty. Got to hand it to them for reacting quickly to feedback and not only coming up with a solution but going out of their way to make it affordable and accessible. Nice!
- Flavour - 10/1010/10
- Vapor Production - 10/1010/10
- Ease of Build - 10/1010/10
- Airflow - 10/1010/10
- Wicking - 10/1010/10
- Juice Capacity - 10/1010/10
- Aesthetics - 10/1010/10
- Fit & Finish - 10/1010/10
- Materials - 10/1010/10
- Ease of Use - 10/1010/10
- Value - 10/1010/10
- Incredible Flavour
- Great Vapor Production
- Incredibly Smooth & Quiet Airflow (AFC)
- Super Clean Design Aesthetic
- Amazing Fit & Finsh
- Top Notch Materials (Awesome O-rings)
- Conical Chimney w/ Reduced Vapor Chamber
- Large Juice Capacity (4-5ml)
- Easy to Build & Wick
- Silky Threads
- Awesome Wicking
- Great Juice Flow Control
- Zero Spitback
- Doesn't Leak
- Great Top Fill
- Great Teflon Drip Tip
- Decent Amount of Spares
- Accessible (large production runs)