The Troll RTA
If you like the performance of an RDA with juice capacity of a tank, then look no further than the Troll RTA by Wotofo. The Wotofo name has long been synonymous with high-quality products and this one is no exception. Here is a breakdown of the features and an overview of how it performs.
The Troll RTA Testing and Performance
If you are familiar with the Toll RDA from Wotofo this RTA is the successor to the Troll and Troll V2. It has a 1-post, velocity-style deck with side -mounted screws. This is different than other types of similar RTAs and may be what contributes to the great flavor and cloud production.
I love the box that this comes in. There’s a little art deco on the front cover that’s a nice change from just the image of the product. The packaging is very attractive.
I’m a big fan of RDAs and love to try out new builds and wicking techniques. The deck is large enough to accommodate big (3mm) coils with side slots for tucking the wicks into. There is a tendency to stuff cotton down into the slots but I found that if I cut my wicks at an angle on one side they fit perfect without crowding the slots. I didn’t experience any dry hits or leaking. I also like the stature of this RTA, it’s a little short and stubby and looks good on any mod I use it on.
I like the 5 ml tank capacity. I’m one of those people that like to juice and go. I don’t want to carry bottles around with me.
Build quality and design
You cannot use your own drip tips with this RTA because the chuff cap is all one piece and is threaded so it screws down onto the chimney section. The threading is very smooth though, no worry of cross-threading, it only goes one direction and fits securely.
Despite the look of the build deck, it is actually pretty easy to build on. It is similar to a velocity-style deck except that there is one post with 4 holes (two horizontal posts stacked on top of each other) that sits midway up the on the deck. There are two air tubes right beneath the post holes and a peak insulator in the middle of the post section. I have heard people say that these insulators have melted on them, but I didn’t have any issues with them getting too hot because I like to keep my coils low and leave space away from the posts.
The chimney section is all one piece and the chuff cap/top cap is all one section as well. Everything fits together smoothly and stays tight. The combination of stainless steel and Pyrex glass makes it very sturdy and durable in my opinion. This is a tank I can see myself owning for years and years.
Ease of Use
The build deck looks a little intimidating at first until you realize that the coils go in the same place as always. It just looks a little off-putting, but the build and wicking are all the same. Once you have it all put together and add your juice it is the easiest thing to use. Simple and easy to use, this is a great tank for just about anybody.
I am really liking this RTA. I am a big fan of Wotofo products anyway and this one is great as well. It has great flavor and makes big clouds of vapor. The airflow is really smooth with no whistling or noise. It does feel just a bit restrictive but in a good way. It adds to the experience. Opening and closing the airflow is easy and it stops on each side (no turning and turning to get back to where you were). It’s nice and snug and stays right where you put it.
Filling the tank is super easy. The top cap unscrews and you have two large juice ports there to choose from. They are large enough for big bottle tips or even pouring straight from the bottle if you don’t like to wait.
During the testing period, I had no instances of leaking. I did close off the airflow control when refilling the tank and never filled it when it was ½ full. I waited until it was nearly empty to avoid the vacuum suction pulling the juice down into the airflow holes.
The vapor production on the Troll RTA is really good. Using the included fused Clapton coils and Japanese cotton, the clouds produced from this build are big and voluminous. I had my wattage set at 60W and the vapor produced by the 0.3-ohm coils was fantastic. After vaping continuously for about 10 minutes I nearly fogged up the whole room. It definitely chucks the clouds.
I got some of the best flavor I have ever had from an RTA. It may be due to the design of the deck and chimney, not sure. But whatever it is, it really works to bring out the flavor in your juice. I am loving it.
What We Liked
+ Great flavor
+ Easy to build on
+ Makes big fluffy clouds
+ Dual adjustable airflow
+ Easy to take apart and clean
What We Didn’t
– I really didn’t care for the small screwdriver that comes with the RTA. It doesn’t fit the screw heads and I can see them stripping over time with this tool. It’s just a bit too small.
The value question here is hands down, yes. I have found this atomizer between $28 – $35 through various online retailers. For the price, this is a great value. When previously looking for similar RTAs, prices in the range of $60 – $80 is not uncommon for well-made high-quality atomizers.
I love all of Wotofo’s products, I think they really matched the features of the Troll RDA in an RTA version. It delivers great flavor and great vapor at a budget price. I would definitely recommend this RTA to anyone looking for a Gennie-style atomizer that is easy to build on and vapes like a dream.