Augvape are a Chinese company based in Shenzhen, China. They have several hardware items to their name, most notable and popular the Druga – 22mm, 24mm and kit. They also have the Merlin RTA and more recently the Boreas V2 RTA.
I was approached by Augvape and asked if I would do a couple of reviews for them, I was sent out, for the purpose of review the V200 MOD (review coming soon) and the Templar RDA which is what I have for you today. Please read on and I will go through my thoughts on the RDA.
What comes in the box:
- 1 x Templar RDA
- 1 x Frosted bullet cap
- 1 x 510 adapter
- 1 x Squonk pin
- 4 x O rings
Taking a look at the box
The RDA comes in a cylindrical box, on the front of the box you will the company name, the name of the product and a list of the companies social media. On the back of the box the company logo, a selection of warning symbols and the company website details. In between the two bits I’ve described you will find an authenticity label and a sticker with the colour of the RDA (mine is black).
The Templar RDA specifications:
- Aluminum Anodized Black
- 24mm Diameter
- 810 Delrin Drip tip
- 510 Adapter
- 24K Gold Plated Deck
- Clamp Snag System
- Titanium Screw
- Zirconium Dioxide Insulator
- Come With Gold Plated Brass Pin And Gold Plated Stainless Steel Squonk Pin
- Colours – Black or Stainless Steel
The size of the device:
- Width – 24mm
- Height – 27mm (including 510 connector and drip tip)
Taking a look at the RDA
Looking at both the images above and below you will see several views of the deck. It is a one large screw two piece post. The screw can fit either a flat head or Phillips screwdriver. AS you undo the screw the T clamp with insulator attached raises up. The insulators attached are two squares with holes allowing for a double clamping system over the four holes. Their is a gap at the base of the post to allow for squonking and space between the post and the outer wall of the deck to allow for juice flow.
On the wall of the deck you will find two small notches parallel with the post which holds the cap in place with two O rings so that airflow is received in the correct place. There is a good sized juice well.
On the base of the RDA you find a company logo and name, a couple of warning symbols and the serial number. The 510 pin is protruding and adjustable.
In the images below you will see both caps available. With the main cap you will find the name of the RDA and a symbol to coincide with the name. There is an 810 delrin drip tip, Goon style. The airflow has six slots on opposite sides and is adjustable with a staggered airflow shut off. Meaning what ever you choose on one side will be replicated on the other. There is no option to cut off one airflow for a single coil configuration.
With the cap all put together, the inside looks like a ribbed dome.
In the image below shows some of the frosted bullet cap, which is slightly larger than the other cap and is a smooth dome shape with no drip tip. The airflow is fixed and is designed to push the air below the coils. This cap also has notches in to make sure that the airflow sits properly.
Below are some images of me putting some coils in and prepping them, coil porn if you like.
Thoughts and Conclusions
When I first got the RDA and opened it up, it was a lovely surprise to see that there were two cap options. I do like a bit of variety. The build quality and finish is excellent, the logo and wording is etched into the paint.
When I first took a look at the deck I thought that it might a little tricky to put a dual build on. With it having the one screw, both coils need to be put in on a loose post.
How wrong was I, this deck is great to build on. With only the one screw the T clamp can move from side to side and with the insulators attached they hold my coil in place quite happily whilst I play around putting the other coil in. As long as you don’t unscrew the T clamp too far then the insulators sit on my coils holding them in place. There is also plenty of room around the deck and holes in post are roomy to allow for larger coil builds.
I like quite a decent amount of airflow and the black cap certainly delivers to the point that I feel I need to turn it down a little. Covering the two top holes (of six) makes for a lovely vape for me. The flavour is fantastic and vapour production is very good also.
Changing over to the frosted bullet cap does change things up in a most enjoyable way. I couldn’t quite work it out at first. With the fixed airflow I found it a little more restrictive than the black cap but it was producing a lot more vapour.
I believe with the change of airflow direction, the restriction of the airflow and the larger dome cap gives all the components to deliver a much denser vapour. I feel that there is a small drop in flavour and I do mean small drop. I’ve really enjoyed using the frosted bullet cap.
At first I was a little frustrated with the notches to keep the caps in place, but I got use to them. I now think that they are a great touch because your airflow is always in the right place.
I think it is great what Augvape have done with the Templar RDA, basically we have got two RDAs for the price of one. With the simplicity of the build deck I believe that this RDA will be enjoyed by experienced vapers as well as the new comers to re-buildables.
- Great and easy build deck
- Having the frosted bullet cap as a second option
- Great flavour
- Great Vapour production (especially with the bullet cap)
I can’t really think of any, early on I would have said the notches to keep the caps in place but I’ve taken a full turn on that thought.
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I’d like to say thank you to Steven of Augvape for sending me this RDA for review.
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