Castle RDA Rebuildable Atomizer

Castle Atomizer

Castle Atomizer

Note: these don’t stay in stock very long. If you want one we suggest you get it while you can.

In Stock at
VaporDNA for $89.99 (Chrome Edition)
VaporDNA for $109.99 (24k Gold Edition)

This week I’ve been vaping my new Castle Rebuildable Atomizer v1.5 made by the awesome folks over at VapeSmith. I’d heard some really good things about this RDA, so I decided to give it a shot. So what is the Castle 1.5 and how does it hold up?

The Castle RDA Overview

The Castle RDA is a rebuildable atomizer with 3 posts. What makes it really unique is the locking airflow control that looks much like a castle turret. Its made of stainless steel and is extremely well built. Some of the early reviews of the Castle Atomizer complained about shoddy quality and loose O-rings. My device is version 1.5 and they’ve cleaned up whatever the complaints were about. The build quality on mine is outstanding and the O-rings are tight. The folks at VapeSmith obviously took comments to heart – the unit I’ve got is outstanding.

The etching on the bottom is different than the 1.0 version. On 1.0 there was a blackletter VS followed by the serial. My version looks to be hand etched and features an “SS” followed by the serial number. I’m not sure what SS means over VS, but I wanted to note the difference.

The Castle Atomizer comes in 3 parts – the deck, the air hole sleeve and the outer sleeve/top cap. The deck features 3 posts with holes in the posts for your coil leads and the standard Philips head screws. The deck features a nice well – not the deepest in the world, but it will keep juice from leaking.

Castle RDA

Castle Locking Top Cap for Airflow Control

The air hole sleeve fits over the deck and has 3 sets of air holes depending on how you want to set the air flow. The smallest is great for mouth to lung hits and wide open is for the cloud chasers. Its really nice and versatile. The top cap extends to act as an outer sleeve. You line up the air hole set to the air holes you want to use and it locks down via a series of notches in the top of the unit. Its a great design actually. Its not possible to adjust the airflow without taking the top sleeve off, but I’ve not found that to be a problem. This thing has excellent airflow and I pretty much leave it set at the widest setting.

The O-Rings are tight on version 1.5. In fact you’ve got to pull to get the inner sleeve off – it doesn’t go easily. This is fantastic actually – the top isn’t coming off unless you want it too. No leaking or sloppy construction here.

The finish is polished and looks fantastic. A script “Castle” is engraved to the side. VapeSmith make matching drip tips, but any standard 510 drip tip will work just fine. Every drip tip I’ve tried fits just fine. Not too loose or too tight – just right.

Castle Atomizer Performance

Castle RDA

Castle RDA Airhole sleeve

The Castle Atomizer lives up to all of the hype I’ve heard about this thing. Its fantastic. It chucks huge amounts of vapor and you get clouds even at .7 ohms. I don’t like my juice to be too hot which can be a problem with sub-ohming. The design on the Castle Atomizer was done right. It performs like nothing else.

Another great advantage of the inner/outer sleeve configuration is that you’ve got a built in insulation going on with the Castle. It barely gets warm to the touch. For you extreme sub-ohm folks this is nice because the heat is controlled really well.

To summarize, the performance is simply outstanding. It lives up to all the expectations and everything I’ve heard. I’ve been using this exclusively for a few days now and I simply love it. Its looks great, performs well and its competitively priced.

At $89.99 I think this is really reasonable and actually a great deal for a boutique RDA. And considering how well it performs, I’d say its actually a bit of a steal. The high-end vape manufacturers are competing with the clones so much these days its nice to see the prices becoming more reasonable. The Castle atomizer performs better than many RDA’s that cost almost twice as much.

The only downside is that, like most boutique vape gear – they sell out really quickly. If you want one – get it. Its worth every penny.

Note: these don’t stay in stock very long. If you want one we suggest you get it while you can.

In Stock at
VaporDNA for $89.99 (Chrome Edition)
VaporDNA for $109.99 (24k Gold Edition)

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