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2018 has been a year of collaboration. There’s been a slew of really great devices, toppers, and miscellaneous items that have made the journey from concept to market thanks to larger manufacturers within the industry. Today, we will cover what we think are the top 5 RDAs of 2018!

Best RDAs of 2018

Blitz Ghoul 22mm BF RDA

Features:

  • 22mm Diameter
  • Deep Juice Well
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Unique Single-Post, Dual Terminal Design
  • Clamp-Style Mechanism – Top-Secured via Slotted Screws
  • Heat-Resistant Ceramic Clamp
  • Single Coil Configuration
  • PEEK Insulators
  • Double O-Rings Secured
  • Side Adjustable Airflow Control – Single Slotted
  • 810 Snake Resin Widebore Drip Tip
  • 810 Acrylin Widebore Drip Tip
  • 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • Gold-Plated BF Bottom Feeding 510 Pin
  • Gold-Plated 510 Connection

Listed Price Range: $21.95 – $36.99

The Ghoul from Blitz Enterprise may have started the single coil RDA craze. The 22mm RDA features a unique ceramic center clamp system, with 4mm x 2mm post holes, specifically designed for specialty single coil builds. It has a super deep juice well, allowing users to drip with ease. The 3mm airflow slots are routed through the post holes, and help to ensure your build stays nice and cool. The Ghoul also came with a gold plated 510 pin, and a BF 510 pin for squonking. All of these features, in combination with its smaller profile, make the Ghoul an ideal choice for flavor chasing!

Pick up the Ghoul RDA up here

Wotofo Nudge 24mm

Features:

  • Collaboration between Wotofo & Suck My Mod
  • 24mm Diameter
  • Deep Juice Well
  • Superior 316 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Unique Staggered Z-Post Build Deck Design
  • Top-Secured via Phillips Screw
  • PEEK Insulators
  • Dual Slotted Airflow Delivery
  • Direct-to-Coil Chamber Effect
  • 810 Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip – for SS, Black, & Gunmetal
  • 810 Resin Wide Bore Drip Tip – for other colorful versions
  • 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • Squonk-Ready Bottom-Feeding 510 Pin
  • Bi-functional E-Juice Splitter Design
  • 24K Gold-Plated 510 Connection
  • Available in Stainless, Black, Gunmetal, Red, Blue, Green

Price Range: $14.95 – $21.95

The Nudge was a collaboration project between Wotofo and Suck my Mod. The 24mm version shares all of the same great features of the original, but in a slightly larger package. It has a super unique staggered Z-post build deck (an industry first), that makes positioning coils a real breeze, and helps to maximize the air to coil environment.  It comes equipped with huge side airflow slots, and an e-juice ‘splitter’ in the center of the deck. All these design elements work in harmony to make the Nudge one heck of a flavor machine!

Purchase the Nudge here

YSTAR Bad Boy 24mm

Features:

  • 24mm Diameter
  • Single “T” Post, Dual Coil Design
  • Four Terminals
  • Two Flathead Screws
  • Stainless Steel Deck
  • Single Post Allows for Larger Juice Capacity
  • Dual Bottom Airflow Design
  • Adjustable Bottom Ring
  • PEI / Ultem Ring Built Into Top Cap
  • Built for Heat Insulation
  • Gold Plated 510 Contact
  • 810 ULTEM Drip Tip

Price Range: $19.99 – $34.99

The Bad Boy from YSTAR is another super unique dripping atty. It features dual adjustable bottom airflow, and a quad terminal design. Its singular T-shaped central post has two paired diagonal terminals to allow for dual coil use, and leaves room for a rather large juice well. The ultem ring built into the side cap of the RDA makes it one of the more interesting looking toppers on the market, but we think it’s kind of cool. The Bad Boy produces some stellar flavor for it’s size, and can still chuck clouds with the best of them.

Purchase the Bad Boy here

Blitz Hermetic RDA

Features:

  • Powerful and exquisite single coil RDA
  • Unique ceramic clamp system build deck
  • Highly compatible with various heating coils
  • Bottom bridge airflow design without leaking
  • Bottom feeder pin included
  • Compatible 810 and 510 drip tips

Price Range: $16.57 – $29.95

The Hermetic RDA is another collaboration project between Suck my Mod and Blitz. It makes it on our list for a few reasons. Its 22mm size, in combination with the ceramic center clamp system, makes it the perfect choice for single coil builds, and it can be used as a Bottom Feeder as well. The simplicity of this topper adds some much needed clarity to the cloudy RDA market. And best of all, you can own one for $30 or less!

Purchase the Hermetic RDA here

AugVape x VapnFagn BTFC 25mm

Features:

  • Collaboration with VapnFagn
  • Deep Juice Well
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Spacious Two-Post Build Deck
  • Top-Side Secured via Allen Hex Screws
  • Single or Dual Coil Configuration
  • PEEK Insulator
  • Quad Exterior Slotted Top Airflow Control
  • Dual Exterior Slotted Bottom Airflow Control
  • Dual Internal Airtubes Integrated Into Each Post
  • Threaded Top-Fill System
  • 810 Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • Squonk BF 510 Pin
  • 510 Connection

Price Range: $29.95 – $44.99

This collaboration project between Augvape and VapnFagn was an immediate hit among vapers. It’s super spacious 25mm deck, unique two post design layout, and deep juice well make this topper the ideal choice for drippers. Coils are secured to the deck via the topside post screws, and allow large complex builds to be installed in a matter of seconds. It’s centralized dual airflow posts allow for great cloud and flavor production. The included squonking pin is icing on the cake. We think the BTFC is worth every bit of its $45 retail price!

Purchase the Augvape x VapnFagn BTFC here

Summary

Collaboration products have really helped expand the vape community in unthinkable ways. They’ve allowed YouTubers and Influencers in the community to create product for their audience. Finding the right RDA for you is a matter of personal preference; but in general, if it’s flavor you’re looking for – stick with a smaller diameter topper. If you’re looking for a cloud chasing RDA, you’ll want bottom big airflow options (bottom and side would help), and large post holes for those specialty builds!

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