Best Squonk RDA + Buying Guide * 2018

Where tanks once ruled when it came to long haul vaping, it is now the time for squonk RDAs. Again.

Below we list down the best Squonk RDAs by size.

Best Squonk RDA + Buying Guide

Several years back, there was a glut a squonk RDAs, especially with the release of the REO (aka the original squonk mod). It enjoyed a measure of success but since the mods back then were strictly mechanical in nature, these were soon replaced by more advanced variable voltage mods.

Having took a back seat for a while advancement in squonk technology means they are now back in vogue. Regulated squonk mods have joined the range of  mechanical squonks ensuring the range of choice has grown a lot in 2018.

With all the squonker mods available, it makes sense that squonk RDAs should make a comeback as well. Tanks are still great, but squonk RDAs with their low, stealthy profile, superior taste and  unrivaled clouds make a compelling case. Squonk RDAs also also mean a larger capacity for your favourite e-liquid due to the squonk bottles design, so its it time you changed from your ordinary tank set-up?

While that debate is for another article altogether, for now let’s focus on the squonkers.

Here, we’ve compiled some of the best squonk RDAs available, for cloud chasers and flavour seekers alike. Before you jump in on the squonk bandwagon, educate yourself first on what RDA works best for your vaping style.

Best Pod Vapes

Size MTL/DTL Single/Dual Coil? Authentic or Clone?

Gas Mods G.R.1 RDA

22mm Mouth to Lung Single Authentic

Vandyvape Berserker

18mm Mouth to Lung Single Authentic

Vaponaute Le Concorde

22mm Mouth to Lung Single Clone

Mikro RDA

22mm Direct to Lung Single 90 Days
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22mm Squonk RDAs

Gas Mods G.R.1 RDA

GAS MODS G.R.1 22MM BF RDA

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Gas Mods G.R.1 RDA

Specifications

What's In The Box

At first glance you might mistake the new RDA by Gas Mods for a $100+ high-end atty. However, it’s all because of the impeccable craftsmanship thrown into it. Priced at a very reasonable $35, the G.R.1 RDA is proof that you don’t need to spend much for quality.

With removable inserts, the G.R.1 is a very flexible atomizer. Standing at a nifty 20mm, stealth vapers who don’t want their atties protruding out will love this. Diameter is at 22mm, which ensures it fits most mods with no overhang. However, this also makes the build deck a bit tight to work on. Especially if you’re used to 24mm and above diameter sized atomizers.

Gas Mods also offers a variety of top caps and driptips, also priced reasonably, including a 24mm cap if you want a seamless look on your 24mm mod. The available options can make for pretty interesting combinations, depending on your unique taste.

Flavor is very impressive, as is the flavor. The G.R.1 is a direct lung atomizer though, though you can tighten the draw, it won’t make for a good mouth-to-lung atomizer.

Vandyvape Berserker MTL RDA

Vandy Vape RDA

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Aspire – Pockex Vape Pen Kit

Specifications

What's In The Box

Vandyvape is not really known for its superb atomizers, but the Berserker more than makes up for that shortcoming. A mouth-to-lung atomizer, don’t expect massive clouds here. But that’s the point if you are after great flavor with high nicotine e-liquid.

Though the atomizer comes at a slim 18mm, there are included 22mm and 24mm beauty rings to ensure the atty does not look out of place on your mod. While some might smirk at the idea of an 18mm atomizer, once they taste the full flavor from it, they wouldn’t mind.

As with atomizers 22mm and below, building coils on the deck can be difficult. However, after some practice or if you are used to the old days where 18mm decks were the norm, it isn’t a deal breaker by any stretch.

One awesome thing about the Berserker is that it allows users to swap out the PEEK tubes without having to remove the wick and coils. Though you might not swap it out often, the ability to do so without messing up your build is a welcome bonus.

Vaponaute Le Concorde

Le Concorde RDA

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Aspire – Pockex Vape Pen Kit

Specifications

What's In The Box

One of the more anticipated RDAs on this list, the Vapornaute Le Concorde is a study in grace and sophistication. Vapornaute has always been known for its peerless products and the Le Concorde is no different.

A mouth-to-lung atomizer, the Le Concorde is a 22mm diameter atomizer with an elegant design. Flavor is great as expected, and the air holes can be adjusted for a restricted lung draw or a true mouth to lung experience.

Many RDAs these days focus on cloud chasing, so it’s nice to see well-built mouth to lung atomizers join the fray.

The design is simple but cuts in the top cap make for a distinguished look. It sits well on top of mods for a stealthy look and the drip tip can be swapped with any of your favorite 510 ones sitting around. The build deck is a bit tight, but not that hard to build on. Though users of 24mm and above atomizers may find it a bit restricting.

Nevertheless, the Le Concorde is a fine atomizer for mouth to lung vapers. It is arguably the best one out there today.

Mikro RDA

Mikro RDA

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Aspire – Pockex Vape Pen Kit

PROS:
  • Super stealthy
  • Incredible flavour and vapour
  • Top airflow

CONS:
  • Single coil builds only
  • Slight spitback with some coils

Specifications

What's In The Box

A stubby little atomizer, the Mikro RDA is built for only single-coil builds. Due to its physical size, larger coils will barely fit, and if they do, will result in a bit of spitback. The atomizer is a cloud machine, impressive for its size really, and though it is not meant for mouth to lung vaping, it does offer restricted lung inhales.

The Mikro utilizes a top airflow system, which means it is very hard to over squonk it, resulting in leaks. Why some squonk atomizers use bottom air flow systems at all is a shame.

Beautiful, well-machined, and well-designed, the Mikro is perfect for users who want something small, uses single coils, and is capable of great flavour and vapour.

Dead Rabbit SQ RDA

Dead Rabbit RDA

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Aspire – Pockex Vape Pen Kit

Specifications

What's In The Box

The original Dead Rabbit RDA was a hit among cloud chasers. It had easy to build decks, awesome flavour, and incredible vapour. The Dead Rabbit SQ shares most of the traits of the original though in a smaller 22mm form. It’s post deck is similar to its big brother albeit designed for single coil builds.

Despite the similarites, the SQ feels more different in feel. It has a restricted airflow, similar to an MTL atomizer, though this won’t cut it for die hard MTL vapers. flavour is good, though not as good as other single coil atomizers. Though designed for single coil use only, it is possible to build dual coils here, which can improve its flavour somewhat.

However, if you are a fan of the original Dead Rabbit but find it too airy to your liking, the Dead Rabbit SQ might be the one for you. It may be designed for single coil use, though nothing is stopping you to build dual coils on it. Though its big brother was a hit among cloud chasers, the SQ is a different beast altogether. One worth looking at.

24mm and Above Squonk RDAs

Goon LP RDA by 528 Customs

Goon LP RDA

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Aspire – Pockex Vape Pen Kit

PROS:
  • Low profile
  • Incredible flavour and vapour
  • Top airflow
  • Four-post build deck
  • Easy to build

CONS:
  • Limited color options

Specifications

What's In The Box

The Goon LP RDA is a phenomenal atomizer. It is basically a reboot of the original Goon, which was an already superb RDA. What makes this version one of the top 24mm diameter RDAs in the market today is its low profile and its unique and easy to build clamp post design.

Unlike other RDAs where you need to twine your coil around screws, the Goon simply lets you clamp it. You then tighten it for an easy build. There are four posts in the build deck, giving you freedom to build dual coils (up to quad coils even if you are skilled enough).

The adjustable airflow works great, and it helps deliver superb flavour and vapour. Color options are limited, which is not a big deal since its performance more than makes up for it.

Cloud chasers looking for the best 24mm squonk RDA need not look further than the Goon LP RDA by 528 customs.

CSMNT Cosmonaut RDA by District5VE

COSMONAUT 24MM RDA BY DISTRICT F5VE

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Aspire – Pockex Vape Pen Kit

PROS:
  • 24k plated deck
  • Postless design
  • Easy to build deck
  • Dual adjustable air holes
  • Great wicking design
  • Minimal leaks
  • Great flavour and smooth vapour

CONS:
  • Squonk pin sold separately

Specifications

What's In The Box

First, let’s get this out of the way. The Cosmonaut RDA does not include a squonking pin and block upon purchase. You’ll need to buy one separately. However, don’t let this deter you from the fact how great an RDA this is.

Once you’ve bought and installed the additional squonking pin and block, be prepared for a blissful vaping experience. The CSMNT delivers a very smooth vape. Highly flavourful and definitely a cloud chucking machine.

It’s deck is plated in 24k gold for maximum conductivity. The deck style itself features a postless design for easy builds. From single coils to large builds, the CSMNT can handle it all gracefully. Airflow is a bit on the airy side, and we’ve found that closing the air holes halfway makes for the best vape.

One thing about the RDA is its shallow deck. While at first this may seem like a con, it is in fact conducive to better wicking action. Oh, and its also extremely resistant to leaking. Unless you try hard to make it leak, the CSMNT will keep your pockets and bags dry during transport.

It may not be a squonk RDA straight out of the box, but once set-up, the CSMNT is an RDA worth having in your arsenal.

Vaponaute Le Supersonic

LE SUPERSONIC RDA

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Aspire – Pockex Vape Pen Kit

PROS:
  • Well-built
  • Smooth vapour
  • Great flavour

CONS:
  • Single coil only

Specifications

What's In The Box

Another winner from Vaponaute, the Le Supersonic is the big brother of the Le Concorde. If the latter is best suited for MTL vapers, this is the version for cloud chasers.

Though the design of the exterior is vastly different from the Le Concorde, the insides look very similar. The small chamber ensures an intense explosion of flavour with every vape. And though the Le Supersonic is airier than the Le Concorde, it still delivers a smooth vape every time.

If you are a cloud chaser who also seeks flavour, the Le Supersonic is the ultimate hybrid. You may not get as much vapour as other big chambered RDAs, but you won’t embarrass yourself here. flavour is where it shines, and that is sometimes much more important than chucking huge clouds.

Aromamizer V-RDA

Aromamizer V-RDA

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Aspire – Pockex Vape Pen Kit

PROS:
  • Made from high quality materials
  • Leak-proof
  • Unique spiral airflow
  • Great flavour and vapour
  • Fits any coil you can think of
  • No spitback

CONS:
  • Quite chunky

Specifications

What's In The Box

One of the more popular 24mm atomizers today, the Aromamizer is a well-built, flavourful, cloud chucking RDA that can hang with the best of them.

What sets the Aromamizer apart from the pack is its unique spiral airflow system that eliminates spitback, as well as churn out intense flavour and vapour. This also makes the RDA pretty much leak-proof.

The build deck is of the Velocity-style variety, thus making builds a lot more easy to handle. The chamber is big enough to allow you to experiment with larger coils as well. Though it can be a bit chunky, it does look well on top of a mod. Besides, given how it performs, you probably won’t mind the added weight and size.

Wotofo Recurve RDA

Wotofo Recurve rda

Mini Sized but Great Performing Vape Pen!

Aspire – Pockex Vape Pen Kit

PROS:
  • Sleek design
  • Smooth vape
  • Lots of extras included

CONS:
  • Thick cap
  • Design can be polarizing
  • Single coil only

Specifications

What's In The Box

A single coil 24mm RDA, the Wotofo Recurve is a surprise contender for best 24mm squonk RDA. The vape is very smooth and flavour is quite good as well.

Building on the Recurve is fairly easy, though not as easy as other models. However, it is quite straightforward and as long as you know how to build in the first place, you won’t find any problems here.

The design of the RDA is sleek, though it can be polarizing. Some like it, others don’t. But it does stand out from the usual barrel-shaped RDAs out there. Though the RDA itself is 24mm in diameter, the build deck is only 20mm. The top cap is that thick. But there have been rumblings that Wotofo will come out with replacement caps made from various materials to address this (admittedly) small issue.

When you purchase the Recurve, aside from the usual spare parts, you also get two 810 driptips as well as a 510 adapter. A great deal for the price. Greater still considering the Recurve is a flavourful atomizer too.

Best Squonk RDA : Which to Get?

As squonk RDAs big and small flood the market these days, first-timers will surely find it quite a quandary to choose one among them all. So which is the best squonk RDA?

Of course it all boils down to your personal preference. How an atomizer looks, vapes, performs, its price, etc. Fortunately, we’re here to help.

So which squonk RDA should you get?

Best Bang for Buck

Vaponaute Le Supersonic

Best value rda

The Vaponaute Le Supersonic is not a cheap atomizer. But if you are not a stickler for authentic RDAs, the clone version offers the best value for your money. Priced at about $13, the clone version of the Le Supersonic negates the only thing that prevents it from being the best overall atomizer – its price.

Users all over rave over the performance and aesthetics of Vaponaute products, and if there’s one thing that drags its rating down is its price. The clone version offers the same performance albeit for a fraction of its original price. If you are looking for the best bang for buck value RDA, the Vaponaute Le Supersonic clone is the way to go.

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Cloud Chasing

Aromamizer V-RDA

Steam Crave Squonk RDAFor cloud chasers, you’d be hard pressed to find a better cloud chasing machine than the Aromamizer V-RDA. Its Velocity-styled deck gives you freedom to build most any coil you can think of. This versatility trumps the other RDAs on this list, which are usually restricted to single and dual coils.

Add to that the spiral airflow for reduced spitback (a bane to all cloud chasers) and being virtually leak-proof, and you’ve got yourself the perfect cloud chasing RDA.

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Flavor Seekers (MTL)

Vaponaute Le Concorde

Best for Flavour (MTL) le concorde rdaAnother Vaponaute entry, the Le Concorde is perfect for flavor seekers. Whether you get an authentic or clone version, you will enjoy the intense flavor this atty gives.

Because of its tight chamber, single coil buld, and restricted air flow, the Le Concorde is built for flavor. Lung inhalers will get a restricted draw from this, but mouth to lung vapers will find it blissfully perfect. After all, if it’s flavor you want, you need to sacrifice clouds for it. The Le Concorde doesn’t necessarily sacrifice airflow here, but it does produce one of the best tasting vapes.

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Flavour Seekers (DTL)

Goon LP RDA

Best for Flavour Seekers (DTL) RDAFor direct to lung users looking for the best flavour, The Goon 24 RDA is the one to get.

There’s a reason the Goon RDA has achieved cult status among vapers. It allows users to chase clouds while enjoying great flavor as well. Easy to build on, and a pleasure to vape, the Goon LP RDA offers users the best clouds and flavor in an atomizer.

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Best Overall

Goon LP RDA

Best Overall RDAFor the best overall vaping experience, the Goon LP RDA is the squonk atomizer others strive to be.

It looks good, builds easily, produces massive clouds, and puts out flavor that rivals even mouth to lung RDAs. While mouth to lung RDAs are among the top in terms of flavor, they can’t produce as much clouds. That said, the Goon combines the cloud chasing and flavor seeking in one small package.

Whether you are a MTL vaper or a DTL inhaler, the Goon LP RDA should be part of your RDA rotation. It’s that good.

Best Squonk RDA : Parting Thoughts

While we’ve listed the top squonk RDAs above, as well as isolated the best of the best, in the end it all boils down to what you like.

Squonk RDAThe Goon LP RDA may be the best overall, but if you are a mouth to lung vaper, its clouds and airflow may be too much for you. While the Le Concorde is great for MTL, you might not like building on it. What I’m saying here is, what works for others may not work for you.

How many times have I read rave reviews of a certain atomizer or mod, ordering online, then being sorely disappointed once it arrives? Too many to count. I can’t go visiting several brick and mortar vape stores to try out every atomizer they have (finding a store with all the RDAs is impossible by the way), so ordering online and getting by through trial and error is all I have.

If you are fortunate enough to live near several vape stores, it’s best to find time to visit them all and try out what they have. You might run into an obscure RDA made by an independent craftsman that ticks all the boxes for you, who knows?

Take this guide as just that. A guide. If you see something you like, find a way to try it out first. But if you can’t try it out, your best bet is to purchase blindly like I do and hope for the best. You can always sell it if it doesn’t suit you anyway.

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