Alright so what the hell are all these different atomizers about. There are 3 main types (there is a 4th but its not so popular anymore, they are called Genesis Atomizers), Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers (RDAs), Rebuildable Tank Atomizers (RTAs), and Clearomizers which are also tanks but they take disposable coils as apposed to ones you have to build. They can all have great flavour and a variety of air draws to satisfy you needs. So lets take a look at the differences and benefits to each.
Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers
Dripping Atomizers can give some of the best and most consistent flavour but at a price. They need to be built, they don’t hold a lot of e-juice and can be a little messy. But that said the benefits include, awesome flavour, more airflow configurations, easy access to your coil, the ability to change flavours easily, and the ability to get a warmer vape. So as you can hear RDAs are a favourite of the FlavourChaser. They are not for the novice without help getting the hang of building them.
Building your own coils will almost always lead to better flavour. The coils last longer because you can change out your cotton and clean the coil and reuse it several times before needing to rebuild a new one. Dripping is a different style of vaping though, it means adding drips of e-juice to your coil frequently (some dippers hold more juice than others and will go longer between drips) and carrying around juice to drip.
There are many different styles/designs of RDAs and each offers something a little different. Most differ in the connection post design for your coils and the airflow method that hits your coil(s). These differences can alter the flavour and vapor production quite a lot, so trying different designs till you find a couple favourites is a must. We will cover our favourite for flavour in our RDAs section of the site.
Rebuildable Tank Atomizers
RTAs are similar to RDAs in that you build the coil in them as well. The main difference is a tank of e-juice sits on top and surrounds the coil, so you fill the tank rather than drip. The tank sizes can vary from 1.5-5ml of juice, but the larger the tank the longer the distance is from the coil to your lips which sacrifices flavour. For a long time RTAs were much tighter air draws than RDAs but in the past year, more and more tanks with larger airflow have hit the market making them rival the flavour of dippers more and more. Dippers still have the ultimate flavour but the benefit of not needing to constantly drip and less mess make these a solid option. We will cover our favourite for flavour in our RTAs section of the site.
Clearomizers are tanks that take prebuilt disposable coils and come in a variety of sizes, resistances, and airflow options. They are the easiest option, the most expensive over time, and offer the least amount of control over flavour. What you see is what you get with these, the coils are expensive ($5 each on average, and they only last 1-2 weeks), not reusable (some can be rebuilt, but with a lot of effort), and can’t be fine tuned as you can when you build your own coils. They are great to get you started vaping but they don’t have the flavour that rebuildable atomizers offer (they are getting better all the time, but the best on the market need lots of power to get good flavour, which means more expensive equipment). Buy one you like and then start thinking about learning to build your own, its cheaper and better if flavour is what you are after. We will mention the ones that are popular in the Atomizer section of the site but as you can tell we are not big fans of Clearomizers.