Youde make great atomizers with great features, build quality, and at an affordable price. Their recent success with the Goblin hasn’t slowed them down (our Goblin review). The Goliath takes all the best qualities of the Goblin and adds a bunch more features and design improvements.
This RTA is big, there is now way around it, it’s almost 50% taller(15mm more height) than the Goliath with the 3ml tank. That might be a deal breaker for some, but then there is the flavour, the juice capacity, and the easier, better wickability.
The design is very different from the Goblin, the upper tank and chimney are held together separately from the build deck by a juice flow valve that allows you to shut the flow off completely which gives you to access your build without draining the tank. This is great if you want to change your wicks mid tank and this is also how you fill your tank. Turning the tank upside down you can open the juice flow ports and fill away with any kind of bottle you have. It does get a little messy, we find giving it a wipe down before reattaching to your base helps.
There are a couple issues with this system, you need to make sure your coils and wicks clear the chimney in order to install the top tank properly and each time you fill your tank you need to make sure your wick alignment is looking good and make little adjustments to ensure your wicking functions properly. So gone is having to carry that screw driver for the Goblin’s bottom fill screw, but now you have to deal with playing with your wicks and getting juice on your hands.
Building on this one is a lot easier too. The 2 post design makes it easy to secure your coils (nice big philips heads), make sure to keep your coils no larger than 2.5mm in diameter or you won’t clear the chimney. Wicking is very easy, the juice channels are huge and there are little indents for you to align the wick ends with. Again keep your wicks trimmed down so they don’t interfere with the threads for the upper tank and clear the chimney too (goodbye crazy wick haircuts the Goblin demanded).
Airflow is nice and wide for an RTA (not as wide as the Lemo 2 and maybe a tad tighter than the Goblin), and it’s a little easier on the juice than many other Sub-Ohm RTAs on the market. Not saying its a miser but a tank lasts a lot longer between refills than the competition.
All in all the Goliath has our vote currently for the best on the market. It wicks awesome with thicker juices, it’s a lot easier to build than most, and the design aesthetic is just damn more pleasing than the rest. Sure it’s a little tall, the threading isn’t buttery smooth (might get better over time with use), doesn’t blow the largest clouds, but the build quality and vape has the rest beat by a mile. We are very curious to see how the Cthulhu is going to stack up.
– Juice Flow Control
– Large Juice Channels
– Easy to Wick
– Access to your Build without draining your Tank
– Clean & Simple Design
– Awesome Flavour
– Wide Bore Chimney
– Good Airflow (might be a tad tighter than the Goblin)
– Great Wicking
– Easy 2 post design build deck
– Threading is a little janky
– Can be a little messy to fill
– Tight build deck
– No Drip Tip included
– Size, really tall device