The range of Blotto atomisers is expanding. They’ve just added a 1.5 version and a Max model to the collection. Through its Max, Chinese manufacturer Dovpo is offering a bigger, airier RTA without radically redesigning its emblematic model.
A maximum of …?
The Blotto Max is a lot like the other Blotto models. They’ve widened the atomizer to 28 mm in diameter, but you could hardly say they’ve maximised its capacity. It’s really the mounting plate that increases the airflow. But watch you don’t end up with a vapour monster.
|Assembly type||Simple and complex|
|Mounting plate||Double coil|
|Range of use||Depends on assembly|
|Air intake||From underneath|
|Materials||Stainless steel, glass, Ultem|
In the box:
- Spare tank
- Spare parts
- Drip tip
- User manual
The Blotto spirit
The top of the atomizer – more precisely the top cap – remains unchanged from the original Blotto. It still has that bottle cap styling, with small machined cut-outs right around the top cap. The filling holes are big enough to use any size of e-liquid bottle tip. The drip tip is an 810 and can be replaced with a standard size. The one that comes with the kit is enjoyable to use.
The underside of the RTA has some markings, including a serial number. The 510 pin is long enough that you could use it on a mech hybrid mod. The engraving and machining are really precise and look first class.
The domed atomizer chamber features clean lines and the logo of YouTuber Vaping Bogan, who designed the Blotto Max in collaboration with Dovpo. To fill the RTA, just open the top cap by turning it 1/4 turn. It’s equally practical if you’re on the move, and the system sailed through tightness tests.
The base of the atomizer has two rows of 26 holes that direct air towards the mounting plate to cool the coils. This is where the “Max” side to the Blotto Max RTA comes in. The airflow holes are small and – although the atomizer is better ventilated than its predecessors – it isn’t the airiest RTA on the market. Of course, fans of the Blotto series will find that this model is far more generous when it comes to airflow. But vapers looking for an air monster will surely look elsewhere.
The Blotto Max RTA has a straight tank with a capacity of 3.8 ml. There are also two bubble tanks in the box, bringing its e-liquid capacity up to 6.2 ml. This really helps to increase the time between refills, or if you want to change the look of your atomizer. The Ultem tank also increases its resistance to impacts. You can also use the skull-shaped bottle opener as a tool to trim coil tabs.
The main difference in the Blotto Max RTA is its mounting plate. It’s big enough to take two coils. There’s a triple airflow system surrounding the coils to cool them. This new model has a much bigger airflow under the coils. There’s a channel on each side to guide the wick towards the bottom of the atomizer. It’s easy to use and practical.
Hole size in the side airflows varies. When we tested it, we didn’t notice any turbulence during inhalation. It also didn’t get too hot, which would have made using the Blotto Max RTA unpleasant. The threads and seals are well made and, unless you mess up the wicking, the atomizer won’t leak.
The generous space on the mounting plate means that you can use large coils. In our case, we used two 3mm, XL framed staple coils by Turtle Coils, made of Ni 80 for a stabilised value of 0.12 ohm. It isn’t hard to position the coils. Depending on the effect you want, you can put the coils closer to or further from the centre, and change the height to increase the vapour temperature.
When it comes to vaping, the Blotto Max RTA doesn’t disappoint. Whichever liquid we tried, it made great vapour.
It’s just a matter of finding the right coil position if you want to make hotter vapour. It’s easy to assemble and to wick. The components are well made. This model gives fans of its predecessor more airflow for a more dynamic vape. The atomizer can take big coils and works well at high power too.
The name “Max” may be a little misleading for vapers after a super airy atomizer, but does suit the product’s new direction.
What we like
- Quality of workmanship
- Easy assembly
- Three tanks
- Vaping quality
- Improvements to the product
What we don’t like