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The full SMOK Skyhook review

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8.8 Final Score
SMOK Skyhook RDTA Review Bottom Line

If you are into building your own coils, then this kit needs to be on your list! The Skyhook has been specially designed to create those flavorful huge clouds just for RDA/RTA lovers! With 220W of power and featuring a stacked two post design along with it's own reservoir holding 9ml of juice this box mod is hard to beat.

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The SMOK Skyhook Full Review

The Smok Skyhook RDTAThe Skyhook RDTA kit has already proven that it is a force to reckon with, no wonder the name The Alien’s Cloud Machine, which is a play on their slightly older Alien kit that proved to be really popular with regular vapers. It comes with twelve top-notch features that ultimately justify its premium rating even though it is branded as a starter kit. Courtesy of its all-in-one design, you get everything you can ever wish for just under one roof. Including the firing bar, tank and 220 Watts power box mod.

Now, to make things a little confusing, they have released a tank called the SMOK Skyhook RDTA Tank, which is by no means a replacement tank for this unit, but is still pretty cool!

Some of the things you are bound to love at first glance include the feel in your hands and its excellent design that befits the price in addition to the superior wicking and airflow. Your vaping experience is further enhanced by the 0.96-inch  OLED screen, 9ml inbuilt tank, multiple airflows and floating velocity posts. What’s more, you get six different colors to choose from!

Colors available for the Skyhook

The Smok Skyhook is one innovative RDTA that gives you a superb vapor cloudage. The device is making a complete revolution on how to create vapor clouds and using it for vaping makes every second worthwhile. It is a kit that you will, without doubt, desire to check out as we believe it to be one of the best box mods on the market.


Captivating Design

The RDTA Tank on the SkyhookFor some users, the first-time glance may not be as appealing as they may expect. However, give it some few minutes of stare and you will take notice of the outstanding classic conical shape that comes with an atomization chamber strategically placed on the ml juice tank.

Just as already pointed out above, it has a dual airflow system while the bottom of the barrel bares two massive slots on either side with three smalls holes found at the top of the barrel positioned one on each side. This is the main differentiating factor between the SMOK skyhook and the other RDTA’s. The bottom and side airflow featured can be used at different times or simultaneously. This is a vital capability because, theoretically speaking, it makes it possible for both flavor junkies and cloud chasers to find satisfaction.

The two floating velocity posts on the build deck have large diameter slots to fit any of your preferred wire and wicking slots that are of an unusual size. Your level of experience with the Genesis style atomizers will make this either a merit or demerit. There are two ways to look at this – buyers who use thinned-out cotton or have the tendency to tilt the Skyhook are likely to regret since juice will find its way into the atomization chamber and escape via the many available holes. Alternatively, using more cotton will ultimately fill the wicking slots and keep off any losses through leaks. All-in-all, the wicking slots are still too large such that it doesn’t matter the amount of cotton you use.

Most negative reviews have been directed towards the wicking slots sizes and yes; they are right. These do increase the possibility of a leakage taking place but again a user who wicks them well will be left pleased by the massive juice in the tank.


The SMOK Skyhook kit

The Kit

  • The 220W Skyhook RDTA Box Mod in your choice of color
  • A Side Airflow Tank Sleeve
  • Single Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable for charging and upgrades
  • Spare Parts Bag including spare rubber rings etc.
  • User Manual to show how to operate



The OLED Screen

The Skyhook may have an advanced mechanism but powering it wasn’t an easy job. The OLED screen is one fire key that displays all the vital information while the stainless steel casing is made comfortable enough to hold. The OLED screen on the SkyhookThe OLED display matrix offers a user-friendly way to get more information.

One exciting capability is the option of upgrading the firmware by just connecting the kit to a laptop, and you will be operating on the most recent software within the vaping industry.

The Skyhook places all the power in your hands as you can run it in both the temperature control and variable wattage mode. Just choose what you prefer and remember you can switch between the two at any given time to experience soft, hard or normal drawing effects. If you are not using the kit at a given time, you can quickly lock it and slide it into the pocket.


Convertible to RDA

If you’re wondering what exactly is RDTA, it’s a combination of RDA and RTA that’s best described here. The Smok Skyhook RDTA gets even more exciting with the possibility of converting it to an RDA. Simply remove the glass tank part and you are all set. One good thing about the RDA is that it still offers you the RDTA’s dual airflow system for you to continue enjoying bottom airflow, side airflow or the two. You also do away with the fear of the cotton drying up after some few draws.

As much as the switch from RDTA to RDA is a benefit, going from one to the next is a complicated process. There are better box mods to do this than SMOK.

Our Final Thought

All said and done, the device is quite a peculiar one as a starter kit that could as well gain the attention of a more advanced vaper. If you’re into building your own coil decks, then this box mod will definitely be on your list. We thought this kit was awesome, and a better alternative to the already popular SMOK Alien kit.

Other Smok Kits

Smok is one of the best vaping brands and they have many models currently on the market:


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    SMOK G Priv 2 review

  • The SMOK Stick X8SMOK Stick X8 – SMOK have released their new version of a vape pen with some huge improvements like a 3000mAh battery, creating a smooth and all day vape that competes with the best on the market.

    SMOK Stick X8 review

  • SMOK Procolor ReviewSMOK Procolor 225W Mod – The Procolor is Smok’s upgrade to the Alien kit that was one of their best sellers. With an improved paint job and other subtle changes, this mod stands out as one of the best!

    SMOK Procolor review

  • The SMOK T-PrivSmok T-Priv – One of SMOK’s newer box mods and one of the best looking, that said not many feature changes so not suitable for an upgrade, but a great starter kit if you haven’t tried SMOK before!

    SMOK T-Priv review

  • SMOK GX2/4 Mod ReviewSMOK GX2/4 Mod – Combining all the great features of the SMOK Alien kit and the GX350, SMOK have released this 2 in 1 mod that holds 4 x 18650 batteries, but can be slimmed down to hold just 2 batteries! This mod gives you everything you would need in vaping!

    SMOK GX2/4 review

  • Smok G80 reviewSmok G80 – If your interested in box mods, but don’t want to carry a huge brick around with you then the Smok G80 needs to be looked at. With an 80W built in battery and a 2ml tank this mod produces as good vapor as the big dogs!

    Smok G80 review

  • Smok Vape Pen Plus reviewSmok Vape Pen Plus – For those lovers of vape pens, the new vape pen plus from Smok has been released. Small yet featuring a huge 3000mAh battery and 4ml tank this pen produces some great tasting vapor.

    Smok Vape Pen Plus review

  • Review of the Smok AL85Smok AL85 – Nicknamed the baby Alien kit after the success and popularity of the original Alien mod. The AL85 features the similar specs but with one huge difference; it’s size! IF your after a smaller box mod that delivers both flavor and vapor then the AL85 might be for you!

    Smok AL85 review

  • Smok QBox ReviewSmok QBox – One of the smallest box mods on the market, but paired with the TFV8 Baby tank this thing delivers. With a huge 1-inch screen this is arguably the best box mod on the market for portability and performance, if power is not your concern.
  • The SMOK G150 KitSmok G150 – The G150 Kit features a huge built-in 4200mAh battery and the TFV8 Big Baby tank. The vapor produced is great and the mod has all the latest features you would expect making it one to check out.

    Smok G150 review

  • SMOK GX 350 Quad reviewSmok GX 350 Quad – Featuring 4 x 18650 batteries, this thing is a beast of a mod! It’s relatively small too and also has the option to work of just 2 batteries. The kit comes with the TFV8 Tank which is well known and trusted as one of the best tanks on the market. All in all, a great kit!

    Smok GX 350 Quad review

  • The AIO Smok StickSmok Stick AIO – If vape pens are your thing, then you need to check out the SMOK Stick AIO. This all in one pen makes vaping easy and best of all the flavors are as good as any box mod!

    Smok Stick AIO review

  • Stick V8Smok Stick V8 Kit – Utilizing the TFV8 Baby tanks and a huge 3000 mAh battery the Smok Stick V8 is one of the best vape pens on the market. Great vapor amounts and great taste, what more could you ask for?

    Smok Stick V8 review

  • Alien KitSmok Alien Kit – One of the best, if not the best box mod on the market right now! The Alien kit is small and yet so powerful, taking 2 x 18650 batteries your sure to have enough power for all levels of vaping. Also features the TFV8 Baby beast tank, which is recognized as the best tank on the market!

    Smok Alien review

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Nicholas King
Nicholas King

Hi! I’m Nicholas King, the founder, and Chief Editor at SmokeTastic. As an ex-smoker and now vaping enthusiast for over 13 years myself, I understand the transition between smoking and vaping. My aim is to share useful information about all the different vape and e-cig products on the market, self-help tips, and detailed reviews.

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