When most people talk about rebuildable dripping atomizers (RDAs) they usually discuss clouds and airflow before flavor ever makes it to the table. But the truth is, the best reason to use an RDA is for pure, unfiltered flavor – which is why it’s odd that there aren’t more mouth-to-lung (MTL) drippers on the market. But leave it to Geek Vape to fill the gap, with the all-new Geek Vape Ammit MTL RDA.
Is the Geek Vape Ammit RDA the ideal MTL dripper? Maybe. And once you get past a few quirks with the 12(!) step airflow, you might agree. Let’s see why.
When you first look at the Ammit MTL RDA it’s pretty clear this is a snug, old-school-type setup. Between the tall, narrow mouthpiece, 22mm diameter and strictly single-coil build deck, there’s no doubt this is designed for vapers who want to taste their juice while replicating a more-authentic smoking experience.
But that aside, the presentation is up to Geek Vape and its usual high standards of quality and precision. The compact RDA is smoothly presented, well-machined and free of the machining oil and odor that permeates lesser-quality devices. Maybe the brass color of my test model is a bit much, but it’s still classy and refined.
The rest of the kit is of equally high quality. Not only do you get the usual array of spare parts and O-rings, but Geek Vape also threw in a pair of 0.7-ohm Clapton coils, a bottom-feeding squonk pin, two addition drip-tip/mouthpieces, and one of those three-headed multi-tools that I seem to lose with every new shipment of review items. All in all, it’s a tremendous offering for the money, and a great value for MTL vapers looking for something new.
Geek Vape Ammit MTL RDA Specs:
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Colors: Stainless-Steel, Gold, Blue, Rainbow, Black, Gun-metal, Purple
- Size:38.3x 22MM
- Gold Plated Positive Pin
- All Parts Detachable and Assembled
- Comes with Two Different Size Drip Tips
- 3D Airflow Transferring from Top to Bottom
- Leak Proof Design with Top to Bottom Airflow System
- Surround Airflow Design Delivering from Three Different Directions
- Innovative Dual-layer chamber structure
- Dual Post Large Building Deck
Geek Vape Ammit MTL RDA Contents:
- 1x Geekvape Ammit MTL RDA
- 1x Stainless Steel Drip Tip
- 1x Drip Tip 2mm
- 1x Allen Key
- 1x Spare Parts
- 1x Flathead Screwdriver
- 2x 0.7OHM Clapton Coils
- 1x User Manual
As a compact, flavor-oriented dripper, the Ammit MTL RDA is fairly bare bones in terms of “features.” But Geek Vape DID tout the “3D” airflow setup, which is designed to maximize flavor by driving air from three different directions, pushing it upwards through the coil to the mouthpiece. Maybe it’s not the most unique thing we’ve seen from a vape company (or even GeekVape, for that matter) but it’s definitely more unique than most modern MTL setups.
Despite the gimmicky “3D” name, the Ammit’s deck is a fairly conservative-looking affair. Two top-screw posts hold a single coil over a snug airflow port and a fairly deep juice well. It’s simple and to-the-point, which is welcome in an age of postless/screwless/coilless setups that do nothing but disappoint, when proven designs don’t.
Building on the Ammit MTL RDA is just as simple as you’d expect. The coil ports are unusually small by modern standards, but if you’re dedicated to simple coils using higher gauge wire, this shouldn’t be an issue at all. Once secured, the leads stay in place as promised, with no wiggling or resistance fluctuation to be had.
Finally, Geek Vape also touts a “leak-proof” format thanks to the rotating top-mounted airflow ring, and I have no reason to argue. Even after overfilling the capacious juice well several times, I never had the slightest bit of condensation or buildup. And that includes heavy chain vaping sessions – those of you looking for a solution to this problem, take notes.
Using the included thin Clapton coils, the Ammit MTL RDA does a hell of a job offering a genuine MTL experience… provided you use the three tightest airflow holes. Opening the airflow any wider than this creates more of a restricted lung/direct lung experience that’s out of line with the Ammit’s design.
In other words, cloud chasers who try to use the wider airflow for deep lung hits will quickly learn that the deck isn’t designed to keep up with such use, and dry hits will soon follow.
Plus, MTL users who use the wider airflow will find the draw far too loose, the flavor far too thin, and the throat hit to be practically non-existent. And – while I can’t speak for them myself – I don’t know too many MTL enthusiasts who are willing to sacrifice any one of those things, much less all three.
I wish GeekVape and VandyVape could get together and collaborate on a true MTL RDA, because while that company’s Berserker was way too snug to enjoy, the Ammit MTL RDA is far too loose under most settings. Somewhere in the middle lies the perfect mouth-to-lung flavor experience. And something tells me neither company is far from designing that product.
One nice positive is how well the bottom-feeding squonk pin performed – almost every lower powered squonker in my collection got a nice workout, where their limited power output suddenly seemed massive, thanks to the lower wattage requirements of an MTL dripper. It made for a nice combination of flavor and convenience.
My personal take? The Ammit MTL RDA will satisfy far more people than it will let down. It might not have been the flavor explosion I first expected when receiving the package, and the airflow arrangement is a little confusing. But the flavor IS far more intense and concentrated than the endless array of tanks and drippers I’ve used of late. And that’s probably more than enough to move units to MTL vapers desperately seeking new, exciting products to add to their collections.