Here’s a look at the latest RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer) from Geekvape; the Creed RTA. It’s being touted as their most versatile tank to date. Probably it’s most standout feature is it’s three internal interchangeable airflow chambers. This allows the user to customize the airflow within the chamber to their preferred design. Here are my honest thoughts on the Geekvape Creed RTA.
Geekvape Creed RTA Features and Specs
- Size: 30 mm x 50 mm
- Capacity: 6.5 ml/4.5 ml (with a spare glass tube)
- Three internal airflow chambers for various airflow options
- Dual posts deck for easy single/dual coil installation
- Easy screw-to-open top refill with 6.5 ml large e-juice capacity
- Adjustable bottom airflow design
Geekvape Creed RTA Packaging
The Geekvape Creed RTA comes packed in a nice black cardboard box. The one I received was marked as ‘sample’. So the final look of the packaging and contents may vary. In the kit, you get the Creed RTA, an alternative 4.5 ml straight glass, and two alternate drip tips. Plus one 810 the other 510, three internal airflow chamber rings, a spare parts bag and a user manual.
In the spares bag, you get a few extra sets of o-rings in different colors, a 510 drip tip adapter, four spare grub screws, some silicone seals and one of Geekvape’s handy-dandy T-shaped multi-tools. The only things they don’t include are any coils or cotton so you’ll have to supply your own to get started using the tank. The tank and all the extras arrived safely so no complaints there.
Geekvape Creed RTA Contents
The Creed RTA is a very well built, good-looking tank. Made of stainless steel, it’s a 30mm diameter rebuildable tank atomizer that stands at about 50mm tall. The base of the tank is actually just 25mm in diameter but the glass bulges out to the full 30mm size.
Starting at the top, it comes equipped with a thick wide bore 810 drip tip that’s nice and comfortable on the lips. It looks to be made of ultem and it sports a metallic band around its base for added appeal. They also include a translucent straight barrel 810 and a regular more standard looking 510 drip tip that looks to be delrin in case you’re not a fan of big 810 tips.
Geekvape Creed RTA
Just below the drip tip is the top fill cap. It’s an easy open cap which only takes a short turn to get it off, but the cap has a pretty low profile. Although it includes little ridges on the top of the cap for grip, there isn’t much to actually grip on to, so occasionally removing the cap can be a bit of a struggle if it’s on tight.
Under the top fill cap are two large kidney-shaped holes which make filling a breeze and so far it’s been a relatively mess-free experience. The tank itself holds 6.5 ml of liquid or you can switch to the non-bubble tank which still holds a very respectable 4.5 ml of liquid. It can be broken down into four pieces, not including the drip tip or airflow chambers for easy cleaning or for swapping the glass.
On the lower end of the tank is the adjustable bottom airflow. Three holes around the base provide ample airflow which can be adjusted via the airflow control ring or AFC for short. I personally found it to be way too airy for my liking and have been running it closed about three-quarters of the way which still gives me a nice ever so slightly restricted direct lung hit.
The AFC is pretty stiff so it shouldn’t move around by accident. On the very bottom, it’s got a non-adjustable gold plated 510 centered pin. This does protrude a bit and should probably be safe to use with hybrid connections. However, users should always exercise caution when using a hybrid connection. A bit of branding and the usual CE marking are all that’s left on the bottom.
The deck on this thing is a pretty standard affair being two posts with bottom airflow however what makes this tank unique is the inclusion of three different internal airflow chambers. They basically allow you to change the airflow system within the chamber not just from the outside using the AFC ring.
One of them is a solid ring which allows only the bottom airflow to be used. This one was actually my preference for a couple of reasons. One is the more saturated vapour and flavour I got from it. The other being it’s the only ring that will actually stay attached to the deck when turning it upside down.
Sounds trivial but when you want to rebuild the tank and try out one of the other chambers you’ll need to empty the tank. Because you can’t flip the deck upside down without the other chamber rings falling off and you can’t just drop them into the upper tank piece.
More On The Deck
The other two rings are fairly similar. Allowing both bottom airflow and side airflow to the coils. With one being perforated with little holes and the other having vertical slots for the air to pass through to the sides. I did test out the perforated chamber but found it only made for an airier experience. For me, at least, it felt like the flavor suffered a bit as well.
Frustration with the chamber rings not staying in place meant I couldn’t be bothered to test out the last one. So I switched back to the first solid bottom airflow the only ring and have been quite content with that ever since.
Build, Wick and Performance
Building on this thing is pretty straightforward. Run your leads through the two post holes, tighten down the chunky flat-head grubs, make some adjustments to your coils and trim off the excess leads. Because the post holes are parallel and not offset you’ll need to pre-bend your leads or make further adjustments once installed. On their site, they show it being used in single coil mode but without any included single coil adapter this thing will be dual coil only.
Wicking is also fairly easy and the wick channels which are located around the sides of the deck very much like the Griffin 25 Plus will feel familiar to anyone who’s used one in the past. It can take a bit of getting used to as the wick channels tend to need quite a bit of cotton. This is to avoid leaking. But once you figure it out it’s pretty much automatic. Because it’s a fairly large tank you’d expect it could fit some pretty big coils. But because of those internal airflow chambers, the size of your coils will be a bit limited.
The performance will obviously vary greatly depending on how it’s built. But I tested it out with dual fused claptons (40/2×26 g ni80 on 3mm 0.2 ohms). I got some incredible flavor and vapor from it using just the solid bottom airflow chamber piece.
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