The more products I review from Squid Industries, the more I “get” them. For those who don’t know, the company was founded by U.S. military veterans, which is reflected in the weapon-like stylings on just about all of their mod and tank designs.
But we’re not going to discuss that anymore – our points have been made on the subject. Instead, we’re going to stay in our lane and discuss the fantastic rebuildable tank atomizer they released earlier this year, the Peacemaker 25mm RTA.
First, the particulars…
The Squid Industries Peacemaker 25mm RTA is an innovative and inventive tank. Built as a dual slotted bottom airflow system. Also elevated and postless build deck.
The large capacity acrylic & steel tank construction creates a durable and reliable rebuildable vape tank. Production includes large satisfying clouds. and excellent flavor.
Hybrid style tank
The Peacemaker 25mm utilizes a hybrid style tank, blending together acrylic and steel to create a desirable impact resistance.
Holding up to 8 or 9mL of today’s juice within the confines of the vaping tank, The Peacemaker RTA combines an impressive tank construction resembling the cylinder of a revolver.
Squid Industries Peacemaker 25mm RTA Features:
- 25mm Diameter
- 8mL Bubble Glass Capacity
- 4mL Standard Glass Capacity
- Steel and Acrylic Caged Tank Reinforcement
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- Threaded Top Fill System – Dual Fill Ports
- Single Coil Configuration
- Clamp Style Postless Build Deck
- Top Secured via Flathead Screw
- Deck Bottom Vented 6-Hole Honeycomb Airflow Outlet
- Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control Ring
- Domed Internal Build Deck Cap
- Threaded 510 Connection
- Available in Black or Stainless Steel
Peacemaker 25mm RTA Includes:
- 1 Peacemaker 25mm RTA
- 1 Bubble Glass
- 1 Spare Parts/Tools
Impressions/Aesthetics of the Peacemaker RTA
Right away, RTA veterans are going to be surprised at how big the Peacemaker RTA appears to be, considering it’s a single-coil tank. But both the stock 4mL straight glass/metal section and the 8mL-capacity bubble glass section look like they house a dual-coil arrangement, so there’s PLENTY of room for the single coil to live.
And for once, I actually prefer the smaller tank format on the Peacemaker. Because the metal cage exterior (which resembles more weaponry) looks damn sharp, standing out from all the faceless bubble glass exteriors in my collection. In 2019, it’s the little things that count, and this thing looks great, regardless of the design inspiration.
Simple Build Deck
The build deck is extremely simple to use, with a single clamp holding both ends of the coil lead. It gets wide enough to handle most any wire, but can get tight enough to handle the thin-wire coils some old-school stalwarts still insist on using. I appreciate a versatile deck, and Squid delivers in spades, here.
Just one Compliant
My only slight complaint? Out of the box, the airflow control ring needs two wrestlers and three of the Avengers just to move it. Some elbow grease (and spare e-liquid) finally moved it along, but prepare for a workout when you first open the package.
Vaping the Squid Industries Peacemaker RTA
Let’s start with the building. While getting coils placed is a breeze, wicking is a finicky thing on the Peacemaker RTA. All RTAs have little quirks when it comes to getting the right balance of cotton to juice flow, but the Peacemaker took me a little longer than usual to find that sweet spot. And even then, once the cotton broke in a bit, there was still some spitback.
But man, when you get it right? Smooth sailing from there… and by “smooth sailing” I mean “absolute vaping bliss.” In an era of quad coil sub-ohm tanks and newfangled RTA designs, the Peacemaker is a refreshing return to single-coil simplicity, with a laser-focus on flavor clarity and consistency. That’s not to say the Peacemaker can’t chuck a few clouds, but if you’re buying this RTA to fog rooms, you’re missing the point entirely.
Using a wide range of coils and liquids, I tried to “trip up” the Peacemaker in hopes of finding SOME flaws in its performance, but failed. You see, there’s beauty in simplicity, and there were basically none to be had. Sure, I had a gurgle here or a misfire there, but the Peacemaker didn’t care if it was a complex twisted coil, or a few simple twists of Kanthal — the results were largely identical.
One minor performance note — on higher wattages, the Peacemaker gets a little warmer than I prefer, with the base lacking any grooves to channel heat away from the source. On mid-range wattages, it’s barely noticeable, but higher (think 100+) outputs could cause some discomfort.
- Pure, unadulterated flavor
- Simple, efficient build deck
- Awesome design to the cage
- Slight heat concerns at higher wattages
- Wicking is tricky for newcomers
- Stiff threading out of the box
In a market that’s moving away from rebuildable anything, it’s always nice to get a new RTA on our desks. But it’s even nicer to get one with the quality and performance of the Peacemaker. While it has a few quirks, and a single-coil format that might turn away some enthusiasts, there’s no denying that less fuss makes for simpler, more enjoyable vaping through and through. Highly recommended.