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Geekvape Ammit 3.5mL RTA Review

Disclosure: The Ammit RTA in this review was provided by efun.top.

Single coil tanks probably don’t get all the credit they deserve.  I’ll be honest, when I first started vaping I thought only lightweights and amateur builders would ever settle for a single coil.  My first RTA was an Eleaf Lemo, which I bought solely for the purpose of having something easy to learn on.  Once I got the hang of it, I ditched the “training wheels” and went straight for the dual coil.  Since then, I’ve rebuilt dozens of atomizers, but it wasn’t until this past year that I gained a newfound respect for single coil.  No, the clouds aren’t quite as big and the draw is usually a bit tighter, but the potential flavor is worth the tradeoff for me.  The Augvape Merlin has been one of my favorites as of late, which is probably why I was so intrigued when I first saw the Geekvape Ammit.  Although it’s similar to the Merlin, its innovative airflow design seems to take things to a whole new level.  Before I’d even tried it, I was fairly certain that it was my new favorite tank (spoiler: it’s not…but we’ll get to that).

Geekvape Ammit RTA Features

  • Diameter: 22mm
  • Juice Capacity: 3.5mL
  • Top Fill System
  • Adjustable Juice Flow Control
  • 510 Threading Connection
  • Large Single Coil Deck
  • Three-Dimensional Airflow System
  • Includes: spare glass section, 2x Claptons (3mm), spare screws & o-rings, screwdriver, manual

Presentation

I’m not going to waste too much time here because this is the section I always skip when I read reviews!  Presentation is really only worth a detailed discussion when it’s very good or very bad—this one is neither.  Geekvape always does a solid job with their packaging/presentation and the Ammit is no exception.  In short: it’s a really nice colorful box…but it’s just a box.

Build Quality

My immediate impression of the Geekvape Ammit was that it was machined very well.  There may be a few extremely minor imperfections, but you’d really have to look to find them.  Overall, it’s good; for a $30 atomizer, it’s great.  As far as appearances, I think it has a classy look to it.  You don’t always have to go over the top to be impressive and this tank is proof of that.  It definitely reminds me of the original Griffin in many ways, in fact, the top fill section is almost identical.  The diameter around the base measures in at 22mm, but the tank itself swells out to 23mm, which I think adds to the visual appeal as well.  But, of course, much of that is subjective so let’s move on to the good stuff.

Function

Starting from the outside and working our way in.  The Geekvape Ammit includes a 9mm delrin drip tip, but (unlike some other Geekvape tanks) you can also use standard 510 drip tips with this one.  The airflow control ring can be a little hard to get at due to the design, but it works well, with 4 settings that lock into place with an especially reassuring “click.”  The juice flow control isn’t my favorite, but it’s fine.  It’s not entirely necessary anyway since this tank seems to be pretty leak-proof.  I do wish there was some knurling on the top cap—it can be difficult to open sometimes, but that does get easier once you break in the o-rings.  On the inside, there are 2 large kidney-shaped holes that make refilling fast and easy.

Building on the Geekvape Ammit is about as painless as any atomizer I’ve used.  Realistically, you could get a build in there in about 30 seconds.  The post holes measure about 2mm, which should accommodate just about any type of wire that you’d want to use with this one.  The included Claptons drop right in with plenty of room to spare.  The top-tensioned Phillips screws are nice and chunky and I haven’t had any issues with them stripping.  Wicking is also very simple thanks to the large wicking channels.  It can be more finicky than you’d expect though, which brings us to the next section…

Performance

I’ve rebuilt and rewicked the Geekvape Ammit more times than I’d care to count, and I’ve gone through at least a half dozen bottles of juice as well, but the overall experience hasn’t been quite as amazing as I’d hoped.  The wicking, although easy to do, isn’t always easy to get just right.  There’s a fine line between a good dense vape and a dry hit with this one.  You need the perfect amount of cotton, fluffed nicely, and just barely grazing the bottom.  Fortunately, one of the biggest pros of this tank (in my experience) is that it never leaks, so even if you don’t use enough cotton, it’s pretty forgiving.  Just keep in mind that it is very easy to over-wick…tread lightly.

Once I got the wicking right, I thought the flavor was good.  But if I’m being completely honest, it’s not anything to write home about.  Maybe the flavor would have improved with a more low-profile design; maybe the airflow design is muting the flavor ever so slightly…I don’t know.  But as it stands, it’s just good.  I put the same builds and the same juices in the Augvape Merlin as I was testing this and the Merlin won out almost every time.

The one thing that makes the Geekvape Ammit RTA truly unique is its 3-dimentional airflow system.  Fully open, it’s incredibly smooth and swooshy, and it has the potential to produce some serious clouds for a single coil tank.  But for those who prefer a tighter draw, I should note that it does get a bit whistly when you start closing off the airflow.  And regardless of how much you close it down, this tank just isn’t suitable for mouth-to-lung-vaping, it’s far too airy.  Neither of these things really bother me (I love the airflow on this tank) but I felt they were worth mentioning.

Conclusion

In case you haven’t noticed a general theme throughout this review, let me sum it up.  The Geekvape Ammit: it’s ok.  That almost seems too harsh…I’ll take it a step further: it’s good.  I do enjoy it, but it’s not my favorite.  Maybe my expectations were too high but I feel like there are better single coil RTA’s on the market right now.  Here’s the peculiar thing about most vapers: when we fall in love with a tank, we’re almost instantly looking for the one to surpass it.  We WANT our favorite tanks to become obsolete; we want the bar to keep raising, hence terms like “Kayfun Killer.”  That’s what makes the vaping industry so exciting—we’re never bound by the notion that “this is as good as it gets.”  But although the Geekvape Ammit is fairly high up there, I just don’t feel like it’s raising the bar for single coil RTA’s.  That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t recommend it though.  If you usually don’t like single coil because the airflow is too restricted or because the cloud production is minimal, then I’d definitely suggest giving this one a try.  It’s cool, innovative, well-made, and both the build deck and airflow are fantastic.  But if you’re hoping this is the next best thing (like I was), you might be disappointed.  That’s only my opinion as it pertains to the way I like to vape, I’m sure a lot of people will feel differently.  Thanks for reading!  If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

Disclosure: The Ammit RTA in this review was provided by efun.top. Single coil tanks probably don’t get all the credit they deserve.  I’ll be honest, when I first started vaping I thought only lightweights and amateur builders would ever settle for a single coil.  My first RTA was an Eleaf Lemo, which I bought solely for the purpose of having something easy to learn on.  Once I got the hang of it, I ditched the “training wheels” and went straight for the dual coil.  Since then, I’ve rebuilt dozens of atomizers, but it wasn’t until this past year that I…

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Although it’s similar to the Merlin, its innovative airflow design seems to take things to a whole new level.

User Rating: 3.9 ( 1 votes)
  • Davis

    Would you say it replaces your merlin? Only issue i have with my merlin is it leaks around the top of the afc ring…

    • Jeremy

      That seems to be a more common issue lately. About 1/3 of the RTA’s I’ve owned recently have had a leaky AFC. I don’t know why that is, but it’s pretty annoying. Fortunately, I haven’t had that problem with the Merlin (or the Ammit).

      I still prefer the Merlin when it comes to flavor. But if you want more airflow/clouds, then the Ammit is definitely worth checking out.

  • Kemosabe

    Great, thorough review. Well done. It helped me. Thanks.

    • Jeremy

      Thanks, Kemo! That’s very encouraging. This one got rave reviews from pretty much everybody else, so I was immediately expecting some negative feedback. Glad you found it helpful.

  • matt christie

    It’s nice to see you do reviews you should do more of them!! Everyone was raving about this tank it’s the best single coil rta ever, like you said it’s fine but with the market so flooded, it’s not what everyone made it out to be at all. To me it seems like the air that hits it from the side should of been straight on instead of slanted up cause to me unless you raise your coil up a bit (lose flavor from doing that on the bottom airflow) and or do a chunky build its hitting the only the top or possibly missing the coil totally imo . My favorite Rta by far still is the Conqueror Rta I got three and about to try the mini conquerer out ,but that just what works for me everyone’s different. Good honest review you should do more of these!!

    • Jeremy

      I appreciate the kind words, Matt! Yeah, it is a good tank, I just don’t understand why it’s becoming the runaway winner for best single coil RTA of 2016. I think you’re absolutely right about the airflow, you really do need a perfectly sized and positioned coil to optimize the airflow design, otherwise you’re potentially losing flavor.

      I am also a big fan of the Wotofo Conqueror! I think that was one of the biggest sleepers this year. Glad to hear I’m not alone on that one. Let me know how you like the mini when it comes in, I may have to pick up one of those myself.

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