Note: The Plume Veil RDA is one of the hotter RDA’s available right now. If you want one, get it – they don’t stay in stock for very long.
The Aethertech Plume Veil RDA is one of the more innovative designs to come out this year. I’ve been using mine for about a month now and I have to say I’m REALLY impressed. Vapor production is fantastic as is flavor. You really get both from this device and there isn’t much trade off. From a design and engineering standpoint this RDA is extremely well thought out and built. It prices out near the top end of the spectrum at just over $100, but its truly worth it and there is nothing else on the market right now like it. Lets break it down and see what makes this an exceptional performer.
Plume Veil Design
The Plume Veil comes in 3 parts: top cap (with adjustable delrin ring), sleeve with adjustable air flow control and the deck. The Plume Veil features a standard 510 adjustable connection pin that is gold plated.
The Plume Veil deck is a standard 3 post design with several modifications that set it apart from conventional RDA designs. The center, positive post is split into two slots much like the Helios. The negative posts have airflow which we’ll look at in a second. This is very different and I haven’t seen this on anything else. This allows flavor to come up through the posts as well as the air-flow control on the side of the top cap. There’s also 2 more air-flow holes with control in the top cap which create a bit of suction. The airflow on this device is amazing as you can probably tell.
There is also a Project Sub-Ohm version which features the Project Sub-Ohm logo on the opposite side of the Aethertech logo. It will be interesting to see if these two companies are going to partner on future hardware down the road.
Air Flow Control
As I mentioned there are 3 sources of air flow control on the Plume Veil. You have the primary adjustable air flow source on the side of the top cap. You then have 2 secondary air flow sources – two holes in the deck that bring air in and up to the negative posts (bringing air in the opposite side of the coils) and also 2 air holds in the top cap which is extremely unusual and interesting.
In the top cap you’ve got a delrin insulator ring that creates a dome and air seal under the top section. You can adjust this by screwing the delrin insulator. When completely flush with the top you have these air holes open and the chamber minimized. When you turn the insulator the other direction, the inner chamber opens up and the air holes start becoming restricted – all the way up and you have the air holes closed off and the chamber maximized. This lets you dial in the exact amount of airflow and chamber size inside the Plume Veil to where you want it. This is a fantastic design. The air holes in the top that you are adjusting create a suction inside the chamber further spinning and pulling the vapor as it moves through the device.
You have adjustable airflow on the top and side air holes. The base airflow is either on or off. It looks confusing as there are 3 holes on each side, but this allows you to relocate the side air holes depending on where you’ve built your coils. This is actually really useful.
As you can see this is a really innovative approach to rebuildable atomizer design and it allows a great deal of versatility in setups without sacrificing any flavor or vapor performance. You can build the Plume Veil in single, dual coil and quad coil configurations very easily. Its also versatile for both sub-ohm, extreme sub-ohm or regular builds which make the Plume Veil a treat to use on just about any device. Hats off to Aethertech for developing a truly advanced RDA!
Differences in the Plume Veil 1.0 and 1.2
The two versions of the Plume Veil are for the most part identical. The main difference is that the original featured a gold plated deck and screws. The new version does not. Gold plating has excellent power conductivity, but flakes off after use. This has happened to me on drip tips – the new Plume Veil is a standard stainless steel deck. It still works just as well. Personally I don’t want gold flakes in my vape one day when it decides to start chipping.
Is this my next RDA?
I think the Plume Veil would work for just about anyone who wants a nice dripper. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Oh my lord – its worth every penny! You can build this at higher ohm ratings if you want to use it with a variable wattage mod and get excellent performance off of a single coil build. You could double coil this (my preference) at .2 ohms and use it on a mech mod. This is how mine is configured right now. Or you could put quad coils in here and go super low with your build and go compete in a cloud chasing competition. Its really that versatile.
Get yours today. They tend to not last very long between production runs!
Be sure to also check out the new Vamo 30 Watt Mod!