Geek Vape Medusa Reborn Review by Dan Willis

Review Date: 
25.09.2017

Geek Vape Medusa Reborn

Geek Vape have made quite a name for themselves over the past couple of years, developing a reputation for manufacturing low cost high performance hardware, I've personally owned a couple of items from them in the past and been left very impressed, most notably with the Tsunami and the Griffin RTA which were both wildly popular atomisers.

One of the latest atomisers to come out of the Geek Vape stable is the Geek Vape Medusa Reborn, which follows on from the original Geek Vape Medusa. The Medusa Reborn is a Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomiser, or RDTA for short, which features a new quick access system, upgraded build deck for larger coil builds, a 3.5ml capacity juice well (2ml capacity for the TPD compliant version), large adjustable airflow and a choice of four different finishes available too.

Specs

  • 25mm width
  • 40mm height
  • Compatible with 810 and 510 drip tips
  • 3.5ml juice well capacity (2ml for the TPD compliant version)
  • Quick Access System for fast access to the build deck and juice well
  • Upgraded build deck optimised for claptons and staggered coils
  • Gold plated bottom feed pin included
  • Four different finishes available

What's in the box?

The Geek Vape Medusa RDTA comes boxed with an 810 ULTEM drip tip, 510 drip tip adaptor, gold plated bottom feed pin, spare post screws, spare o-rings and a screwdriver multi tool.

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Design and build quality

Machined from solid stainless steel and measuring in with a 25mm width and 40mm height (excluding the 510 connector and drip tip), the Geek Vape Medusa Reborn RDTA sits pretty tall and with its 25mm width you will need a suitably sized mod for it to sit on otherwise you are going to end up with some overhang on each side! Juice capacity is 3.5ml, or 2ml with the TPD compliant version.

It features some pretty attractive engraving on the domed top cap, with the Medusa logo engraved near the top and a cool looking design around the base. Build quality feels very solid overall, I didn't have any issues with any machine burrs, sharp edges or machine oil present out of the box, however the top cap was very stiff and difficult to remove. Even with repeated use, and VG coated around the o-rings, this hasn't eased off much over time and is still quite hard to remove at the time of writing. The top cap features an 810 drip tip fitting as standard with an ULTEM drip tip fitted, and a 510 drip tip adaptor is also included. Four different colour finishes are available to purchase, with Stainless Steel, Rainbow, Black and Blue available. 

Underneath there is an adjustable gold plated 510 connector, and Geek Vape have also thoughtfully included a gold plated bottom feed pin in the box allowing you to use the Medusa Reborn with a squonking mod. 

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Airflow

Two airflow slots are found on each side of the top cap, these are adjusted by rotating the airflow control at the top, which I found to require a bit of force to adjust. The Medusa Reborn is set up for dual coil builds only, and as such you cannot close down one side of the airflow. 

Building the Geek Vape Medusa Reborn

The Geek Vape Medusa Reborn comes with a large amount of deck space, and four extremely large post holes are found on the deck. It's actually very easy to install even large Clapton coil builds and line them up with the airflow, thanks to the amount of space you have to play with here. Four wicking cut outs are found, you simply need to ensure an ample amount of wick covers each corner.

Performance

I've always found that Geek Vape atomisers deliver great flavour, and the Geek Vape Medusa Reborn is no different. In fact, I would say that this is the most flavoursome atty I have tried yet from these guys, with a smooth draw bringing out all of the flavour notes in my eliquids perfectly, and it is very quiet too!

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The generous airflow slots are capable of producing some huge plumes of vapour, at both low and high wattage settings. A very airy draw is present, with tons of vapour kicked out! Things do get a little toasty when you run it over 50 watts, and I've found the top cap to get very hot to the touch when you are putting high wattage through it.

Capacity wise, the juice well holds 3.5ml of eliquid, 2ml with the TPD compliant version. This is rather awkwardly filled through a tiny gap at either side of the posts, or you can also fill it by dripping juice down onto the deck or inserting your bottle nozzle underneath one of your wick tails. I found that the capacity runs out fast, especially when vaping at high wattage, and I constantly needed to refill the reservoir. 

Now one aspect I did pick up on was that the Geek Vape Medusa Reborn will still leak when tilted upside down or left on it's side, no matter how much cotton you have plugging each wicking cut out. You may want to be careful when carrying this around in your pocket or bag!

Conclusion

Truth be told I felt like the Geek Vape Medusa Reborn was more like a traditional RDA with a large juice well than an out and out RDTA but I digress, as whether it is an RDA or RDTA it is a very good bit of kit either way you look at it! Build quality overall is very good, its a smart looker, and it performs very well indeed in both the flavour and cloud departments. It's an RDA/RDTA well worth having a look at!

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 Dan Willis
Article by Dan Willis
Dan was an early adopter of vaping as a way to quit smoking and has seen and done pretty much all there is to see and do in the vaping world! From Ego batteries to mechs and from rebuildables to pods there isn't much that Dan hasn't tried.
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