Sigelei Moonshot Rebuildable Tank Atomizer - Suprimo Review
Personally, I started with RTA's around the time the first Kayfun was introduced (back in 2013, comparatively the Iron Age of vaping), it's been a love/hate affair with the format ever since due to a variety of issues one encounters while building TAs. But since those long-ago days, the hardware has evolved considerably – the last big news was the advent of hybrid sub-ohm tanks that accommodated user-built decks or manufactured coils, depending on your desire and time to build. Now, we bring you the Moonshot.
One of the biggest selling points for the Moonshot RTA is that it's being marketed as capable of handling up to 200 watts of power input, we'll get into that a bit more at the end of this review. The Moonshot is a very petite tank as high-power devices go, what with its 2ml capacity and just barely 30 mm of height from base to drip tip. With a wide-bore "chuff-style" drip tip standard, it also features the capability of attaching your favorite 510 drip tip if you prefer a tighter draw. In terms of airflow, the 13 mm dual airflow intake makes for a very cool vape when wide open, though it's adjustable via several click-operated settings from fully open to fully closed.
In terms of vape quality, the Moonshot RTA relies heavily on your build and wicking technique, as does any other RTA. The first few builds can be tricky, because the coils have to be built with extra-long legs to sit above, but not contacting, the bottom airflow holes in order to avoid shorting (if you're familiar with the Kennedy RDA, the airflow is similar).
I loaded up two Clapton coils onto my deck to start, the build read at .34 ohms. Wicking is simple enough, a quarter sheet of Japanese cotton should suffice for 2mm inner-diameter coils of the type I prefer, leaving the ends to dangle past the base and placing the ring over them allows you to perfectly cut around the base and tuck the rest back into the build deck.
At 60 watts, it vaped well and the wicking kept up with juice demands, same at 70 watts and on up to 80. But I started finding a bit more difficulty with the coil's ability to wick juice at 85 watts and above.
My suggestion for anyone who wants to push the Moonshot RTA above that is to either use a thinner juice than my 70% VG liquid of choice, or thin out the cotton that fits around the juice holes. Doing this isn't too difficult with a needle point - just pull a bit of cotton out of the holes of the Moonshot RTA and trim the excess. This should hold up nicely with higher power consumption.
Can the Moonshot RTA cut it at 200 watts? Possibly, if you've got a perfect wicking technique, but the reality from my experience is that you don't need to go anywhere near that high to enjoy a great vape experience. The Moonshot RTA does an awesome job of replacing an RDA - with it's 2ml capacity it'll still require you to carry around a bottle of your favorite e-liquid, as it's going to be as thirsty as any other high-wattage tank. With its top-filling cap, however, re-juicing will be pretty much quick and painless. Pound for pound, there's not much out there comparable to the Moonshot RTA, count me happily hooked on mine. I think you will be, too.