STEAM CRAVE AROMAMIZER SUPREME V3 25MM RDTA – Flexibility and versatility are elusive features for most modern vapers. Thanks to a resurgence in mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping and the ongoing popularity of direct-to-lung (DTL) devices, it only makes sense that users would want single devices to do it all. But, while many others have tried to make that all-in-one atomizer, very few have worked as intended.

The all-new Steam Crave Aromamizer Supreme V3 RDTA may have moved things a little closer to that perfect cross-section. It’s not perfect, and its MTL leanings are still way more pronounced than the supposed sub-ohm performance, but all in all, this is a versatile rebuildable tank that deserves a closer look, starting with the official word.

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The Official Word

Check out the Steam Crave Aromamizer SUPREME V3 25mm RDTA, featuring a 7mL capacity, convertible RDA operation, and multiple reversible airflow settings. Constructed from durable stainless steel, the tank construction is impervious to falls and drops. Featuring a top fill system that hides a pair of large fill ports, the Supreme V3 RDTA can hold up to 7mL of eJuice when used with the extended chimney and bubble glass combination. With a single coil build deck, the coil leads are secured via flathead screws and offer an easy to build on surface. Equipped with a dual slotted airflow control system with a reversible airflow control ring, the SUPREME V3 RDTA offers plenty of airflow options to create plenty of vapor. – Element Vape

Check out the Steam Crave Aromamizer SUPREME V3 25mm RDTA, featuring a 7mL capacity, convertible RDA operation, and multiple reversible airflow settings. Constructed from durable stainless steel, the tank construction is impervious to falls and drops. Featuring a top fill system that hides a pair of large fill ports, the Supreme V3 RDTA can hold up to 7mL of eJuice when used with the extended chimney and bubble glass combination. With a single coil build deck, the coil leads are secured via flathead screws and offer an easy to build on surface. Equipped with a dual slotted airflow control system with a reversible airflow control ring, the SUPREME V3 RDTA offers plenty of airflow options to create plenty of vapor.

Steam Crave Aromamizer SUPREME V3 25mm RDTA Features:

  • 25mm Diameter
  • 7mL Bubble Glass Capacity
  • Optional 6mL Straight Glass Capacity
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Superior 304 Stainless Steel Tank Construction
  • Quarter Turn Top Fill System – Dual Fill Port
  • Dual Post Build Deck – Two Terminals
  • Top Secured via Flathead Screws
  • Single Coil Configuration
  • Convertible RDA Operation
  • Juice Flow Control
  • Dual Airflow Control Ring – Reversible
  • Bottom and Side Airflow Coil Ventilation
  • 810 Drip Tip
  • 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • Threaded 510 Connection
  • Available in Black, Gunmetal, Stainless Steel, and Blue

Includes – Basic Kit:

  •  Aromamizer Supreme V3
  •  7mL Bubble Glass
  •  7mL Chimney Extension
  •  510 Drip Tip Adapter
  •  Spare Part Bag
  •  Allen Key
  •  User Manual
  •  Steam Crave Sticker

Includes – Advanced Kit:

  •  Aromamizer Supreme V3
  •  7mL Bubble Glass
  •  7mL Chimney
  •  510 Drip Tip Adapter
  •  Mesh Build Deck
  •  Postless Build Deck
  •  Spare Part Bag
  •  Allen Key
  •  User Manual
  •  Steam Crave Sticker
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Aesthetics of the STEAM CRAVE AROMAMIZER V3

blankThe Supreme V3 itself is right in line with other recent Steam Crave products — meaning it’s attractive, standing out thanks to a sharp, almost industrial mix of bare metal and heavy knurling that isn’t overwhelming, but blends nicely to create a nice visual appeal.

 

With the included bubble glass the V3 has a unique, pipe-like, top-heavy look that won’t get confused with anything else in your collection. It’s definitely an acquired taste, but at least it’s not going to get confused with a standard sub-ohm clone on your shelf.

 

Let’s talk about airflow. For all the different holes and ports on the middle of the tank section, it’s almost always snug. And even though it might not be the company’s intention, there is no question Steam Crave has gotten really good at accommodating true MTL vapers. Like last year’s Glaz the airflow ranges from mildly restricted to completely restricted, with little variance. And weeks later, I still occasionally struggle with the experience.

 

Thankfully, despite a complex RDTA build deck, the juice capacity is solid, and the top-down cotton positioning allows for more wicking while still allowing for juice flow. As always, we recommend fluffing your cotton well before placing it, as juice flow is a little limited.

Vaping the Steam Crave Aromamizer Supreme V3

Using some slightly higher-nicotine e-liquid, my first draw was on the tank’s tightest setting, and it was tough for my sub-ohm-trained lungs to adjust. But after a few conscious, deliberate MTL draws, I quickly remembered why so many ex-smokers still prefer to vape this way.

STEAM CRAVE AROMAMIZERUsing the Aromamizer Supreme V3 at a conservative 22 watts, the vapor coming from the tight airflow, narrow chimney adapter and slender mouthpiece delivered a potent burst of rich, nuanced flavor and a surprising amount of throat hit — rivaling even some of our more powerful pod devices.

 

As a wide-open, direct lung atomizer, the Supreme isn’t AS successful. Sure, it can still create a solid amount of vapor, but Steam Crave always puts flavor at the forefront of its designs. While expert builders will certainly find a way to fog a few rooms with the Supreme V3, most users will shut down that airflow and use this RDTA as it was likely intended.

 

I adjusted the airflow to fully open the proceedings, but like has been the case lately, restricted lung vaping didn’t seem to be as good. Moving to the direct lung format, I swapped in a lower-resistance coil, opted for a more-traditional (read: thicker) e-liquid, and moved the wattage a bit higher.

 

There was a definite increase in airflow, allowing me to create respectable clouds of vapor without sacrificing much flavor, but compared to some of today’s leading tanks and RTAs, this still felt like a restrictive experience.

Vaping the Steam Crave Aromamizer Supreme V3 Using some slightly higher-nicotine e-liquid, my first draw was on the tank’s tightest setting, and it was tough for my sub-ohm-trained lungs to adjust. But after a few conscious, deliberate MTL draws, I quickly remembered why so many ex-smokers still prefer to vape this way. Using the Aromamizer Supreme V3 at a conservative 22 watts, the vapor coming from the tight airflow, narrow chimney adapter and slender mouthpiece delivered a potent burst of rich, nuanced flavor and a surprising amount of throat hit -- rivaling even some of our more powerful pod devices. As a wide-open, direct lung atomizer, the Supreme isn’t AS successful. Sure, it can still create a solid amount of vapor, but Steam Crave always puts flavor at the forefront of its designs. While expert builders will certainly find a way to fog a few rooms with the Supreme V3, most users will shut down that airflow and use this RDTA as it was likely intended. I adjusted the airflow to fully open the proceedings, but like has been the case lately, restricted lung vaping didn’t seem to be as good. Moving to the direct lung format, I swapped in a lower-resistance coil, opted for a more-traditional (read: thicker) e-liquid, and moved the wattage a bit higher. There was a definite increase in airflow, allowing me to create respectable clouds of vapor without sacrificing much flavor, but compared to some of today’s leading tanks and RTAs, this still felt like a restrictive experience. The flavor was good, but nowhere near as good as when vaping the tank in an MTL manner. And we recommend using it this way if you choose to make the investment. We should mention that the Supreme V3 can also be configured as an RDA, and in our limited time reviewing it this way, we found it to be serviceable, if not a little limiting for both build space and juice well capacity. Despite this, it sits very tall for a dripper, which may or may not appeal to some users. Pros: - Complex but versatile build deck - Strong MTL flavor and performance - Lots of configuration options, including an RDA adapter Cons: - Still not an ideal direct lung performer - A little too difficult to get working - Notable flavor loss as a direct lung tankThe flavor was good, but nowhere near as good as when vaping the tank in an MTL manner. And we recommend using it this way if you choose to make the investment.

An RDA as Well

We should mention that the Supreme V3 can also be configured as an RDA, and in our limited time reviewing it this way, we found it to be serviceable, if not a little limiting for both build space and juice well capacity. Despite this, it sits very tall for a dripper, which may or may not appeal to some users.

Pros:

  • Complex but versatile build deck
  • Strong MTL flavor and performance
  • Lots of configuration options, including an RDA adapter

Cons:

  • Still not an ideal direct lung performer
  • A little too difficult to get working
  • Notable flavor loss as a direct lung tank

Wrapping up…

One on hand, the Aromamizer Supreme V3 is a strong “multitasker” RTA which does what it sets out to do. On the other hand, it still seems like the direct lung use was secondary on the minds of the designers. There are definitely better sub-ohm RTAs out there, and the MTL performance has some distinct rivals, as well.

 

If you’re not picky and want “one tank to do it all,” we recommend giving the Steam Crave Aromamizer Supreme V3 a good look. But if you lean heavily toward one style of vaping, then you might want to think a little longer before making a purchase.

 

Score: B