Geekvape Baron RDA Review
Merry Christmas to you all, Mike Strong here. For the last few weeks I have been using the latest RDA by the good folks at Geekvape, the Geekvape Baron RDA. Here are my thoughts on this nifty little RDA!
Geekvape Baron RDA Packaging List
The Baron RDA is a unique two post unit with muti-functional airflow. In the box you receive the RDA itself, an extra drip tip, an allen key, a tripoint tool and a bag of goodies with spare o-rings and grub screws. It even includes the new “feather cotton” for easy threading of your wick!
Geekvape Baron RDA Features
The Baron RDA is a 24 mm stainless steel, low profile RDA. It is only 21.8 mm without the drip tip and this results in a nice small chamber. The airflow on this device is where things get interesting.
Inside the chamber is a sleeve with various hole styles. It has long strip holes and honeycomb holes, and by positioning the sleeve in a different orientation, you get the air holes of your choice, right in front of the coil. This sleeve has a small o-ring to make it slot in place nicely.
The deck itself is a simple two post design with staggered holes for dual coil builds and flat head grub screws to really clamp it down. Unfortunately this does not have an option for single coils, without the airflow being a dual coil.
The Baron RDA also comes with both a resin and PMAA drip tip.
Build Quality of the Geekvape Baron RDA
Geekvape are always coming up with new ways to make vaping easier and the Baron is no exception. The build quality is superb and tolerances are great. The top cap even “locks” into place to ensure the airflow is lined up perfectly.
When adjusting the airflow the turn is smooth and easy, but has enough resistance so it won’t move on its own.
The threading on the 510 is great and the grub screws are sturdy and well threaded.
The deck is solid and has a deep 6 mm juice well and in general the whole thing feels premium. This is a standard for Geekvape and this is why they are one of my favourite brands.
Vape Quality & Performance
Many products are much of a muchness these days, but the Baron RDA has something quite special about it. Having used it for a while now, I find the experience very pleasant and easy to work on.
Building on this is very simple and doesn’t take long at all. Lining the coils up with the airflow area is a doddle because of the centralised deck.
The only thing that is a little bit fiddly, is wicking with the sleeve in place. Realistically you need to remove this sleeve before wicking.
Once wicked you need to cut the cotton to length, place the sleeve over with the cotton pulled through and then place the cotton into the deck. This can result in a slightly untidy build sometimes, but due to the ability to remove the sleeve, it is not too difficult to master.
Once your build is complete, you have many different airflow options. Wide open this is too airy for me, so I opt for the honeycomb arrangement with half of the airflow closed off. This gives a nice warm and dense vape due to that reduced chamber mentioned earlier.
Geekvape Baron RDA Video Review
Final Thoughts on the Geekvape Baron RDA
Geekvape have consistently put out high quality products at an affordable price since they started in 2016. This makes them one of my “go-to” manufacturers to this day. The Baron is a neat, well built and well performing RDA that is a pleasure to build and vape on.
If you are an RDA lover, this thing is great. The small details like the “locking” in place top cap and auto alligning airflow, make Geekvape Baron RDA very easy to use and very difficult to get wrong!
I have been vaping for over 5 years and have been a keen hobbyist ever since starting. I moved into the review side of things after the success of my @mikethevaper Twitter page and have been striving to provide help and knowledge ever since.