We are huge fans of the Aromamizer v1, it’s still in our regular atty rotation. When a new version of an already great atty is released we all hope for improvements we will love. Well this time it may be the Cloudchasers that love this new atty.
This is a rather large atty in comparison to the mini movement that is going on. It’s tall and this makes the vapor chamber pretty cavernous. The original was big too but had a tight airflow that was not adjustable and more of a tapered inner chamber. The deck is exactly the same as v1 (which is why there is an upgrade kit that is basically a new center ring and top that has an AFC). The big difference is the new AFC and let us tell you it has very open airflow. Fully open it’s 2-3 times more open than the v1! It really takes it into the Cloudchasing territory, it also comes with an attachment that replaces the turbine style inner ring with a smooth more open ring. We haven’t tried it, (come on we are flavourchasers).
We wonder how Cloudchasers will receive this one, the flavour is still quite good and it is possible to get flavour quality close to the original. But it is also possible to open this puppy up and get some decent clouds happening.
Building is exactly the same as it was with the v1 seeing as it’s the exact same deck. The addition of included grub screws and an allen key is a nice to see. We are always fans of grub screws (they don’t back out or strip as easily) and built with them for this review. We put in a 26ga, 2mm, 6 wrap, spaced, dual coil build and set it as far out on the deck as possible to sit under the airflow channels. Running it 55-60W seems to perform decently.
Dripping is a joy thanks to the massive opening at the top of the atty, it gives you a great view of your build and being a top airflow atty it’s basically leak proof. You can easily over drip and your draw will get a tad gurgly. The Juice well will easily accommodate 15-20 drops of juice and will last 5-10 pulls. We have noticed you can get a little juice in your mouth if you pull too hard (this may be a problem for Cloudchasers).
Flavour is good- just good, not great. The Original has a better flavour formula, it was focused on Flavourchasing and showed. This new version is trying to do too much, trying to work for everyone, and to be honest we think it’s become a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’. We found shutting down the AFC to about a 1/4 open and a smaller diameter drip tip with the drip tip adapter can get you performance close to the original. It just makes you feel like all this new engineering is unnecessary.
In the end this feels more like an update versus a new version. And it’s a version that has lost it’s identity and has tried to do too much and cater to too many. It’s big and feels a little dated when we look at all the new designs that have been hitting the market. We would have liked to see this new version smaller and more concentrated on condensing the vapor chamber to get rich, dense flavour. We can’t discount Steam Crave after their incredible success with the SC200 RDTA (we can’t stop using it!) but this new version needs to be reimagined/reworked. We will be review the Aromamizer OCC Tank/Clearo soon, stay tuned.
AROMAMIZER V2 RDA
- Flavour - 7/107/10
- Ease of Build - 8/108/10
- Airflow - 4/104/10
- Wicking - 9/109/10
- Juice Capacity - 7/107/10
- Aesthetics - 8/108/10
- Fit & Finish - 8.5/108.5/10
- Materials - 8.5/108.5/10
- Value - 7/107/10
- Good Build Quality
- Clean Design Aesthetic
- Large Juice well (15-20 drops)
- Good Vapor Production
- Decent Flavour (with 510 adapter & smaller diameter Drip tip and AFC really closed down 1/4 - 1/3)
- Smooth Airflow
- Spit Back Protection (Drip Tip)
- Easy to Build
- Tons of Spare Parts (Grub Screws)
- Good number of Accessories
- Easy Dripping
- No Coil to AFC Alignment needed
- AFC new for v2
- Leak Proof
- Affordable Authentic
- Tall, not a very condensed Vapor Chamber
- Too Big
- Too Airy
- More of a Cloudchaser
- Unattractive 510 Adapter
- Grub screws with fall down posts if screwed down too much (threading doesn't go down the whole post)