In this review, I’m going to be taking a look at Hellvape’s latest and newest atomiser, the Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA.

hellvape dead rabbit pro rda banner

The D.R Pro RDA is a great looking 24mm topper that can be customised for different looks with coloured dual airflow rings!

Hellvape has been on the vape scene since 2016, their main offices are based in Shenzhen China and they have many outlets worldwide.

Because of the popularity of their products, Hellvape needs no introduction to the wider vaping community! Except to say that their attention to detail with their designs and the quality of their manufacture is truly exceptional!

The brand is most famously known for their Dead Rabbit range of RDA and RTAs, like Dead Rabbit RDA, Dead Rabbit V2 RDA and the Dead Rabbit V3 RDA.

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What to Expect From the Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA?

Hellvape has given us a more customisable RDA this time around compared to a standard RDA Dripper.Dead Rabbit Pro RDA contrasts

Along with the normal options to change the mouthpiece and changeable bottom-feed 510 pin, the kit includes a spare top airflow ring of a contrasting colour to that of the RDA.

The Pro RDA has plenty of airflow with the inclusion of a bottom replaceable airflow ring too.

dead rabbit pro rda deck

The Hellvape D.R Pro RDA has a 24mm base diameter and has generous space for dual coils within the postless style build deck.

This RDA has been released in 7 colours – Stainless Steel (SS), Blue, Gold, Matte Black, Gunmetal, Rainbow and Red!

A sample of the Dead Rabbit Pro RDA was sent directly to me for review by Hellvape!

As always my thoughts and views are my own, after a considerable testing period.

Kit Contents

  • Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA
  • Spare colourful 810 drip tip
  • Colourful spare side AFC ring
  • Coil-cutting tool
  • 2x 0.37ohm Ni80 Clapton Coils
  • 2x Shoelace cotton
  • O-rings, Post-screws
  • BF hollow 510 Pin
  • User manual

Dead Rabbit Pro RDA Box Contents

Specifications

  • Size: 24×31.3mm
  • Dual coil configuration
  • BF Squonk compatible
  • Side, bottom or dual adjustable airflow
  • 810 drip tip
  • Postless style deck
  • Customisable drip tip, side AFC ring and bottom AFC ring components are available

dead rabbit pro rda specs

Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA – Design and Build Quality

As you can see, Hellvape sent me both the Stainless Steel and Gunmetal versions of this RDA for review. As always each kit has been presented well in a card box with lots of extras!

Dead Rabbit Pro RDA cap removed

Both of the examples I have been sent are designed and manufactured to Hellvape’s usual high standard.

The kit includes a free top airflow ring and a spare resin 510 mouthpiece.

The construction materials for this RDA are Stainless Steel and Resin.

The Pro RDA will dismantle into 5 parts, or 6 if you count the BF Pin!

dead rabbit pro rda components

Starting at the top

The RDA has a low-profile resin 510 mouthpiece installed that is sealed to a stainless steel shaft. This mouthpiece can be swapped for the spare low-profile colourful resin 510 drip tip included within the kit!

Dead Rabbit Pro RDA drip tips

Dead Rabbit Pro RDA Cap

Removing the stainless steel cap reveals the build deck, which I’ll come back to later.

The cap has 3 parts to it – the main body, the top side airflow ring and the bottom side airflow ring. To remove these rings it’s a simple matter of turning each airflow ring to its closed position, then pulling them off!

Both the rings are slightly different, the bottom ring has a dual single-slotted airflow with Dead Rabbit Pro printed on it, while the top ring has dual narrow slots on each side.

Dead Rabbit Pro RDA dismantled

Main Cap Section

The mouthpiece is held in position by an O-ring, around this top section is a cut-out pattern for decoration.

Dead Rabbit Pro RDA main cap

Moving down the cap you will see 2 O-rings that facilitate easy adjustment of the AFC rings, along with 2 sets of airflow inlets to each side of the cap. The bottom airflow has a standard single slot while the top airflow has a honeycomb pattern consisting of 10 holes on each side of the cap!

Dead Rabbit Pro RDA airflow inlets

Both sides of the cap have small bayonets that line up with the cut-outs on the inside of each ring to lock them in place.

Looking inside the cap you will see a bit of doming, this helps with condensation and prevent liquid splash-back.

Dead Rabbit Pro RDA Build Deck Base

On the bottom of the deck you will see the normal well-turned 510 threaded post and a standard 510 pin. This pin protrudes enough to be used on a hybrid mech mod. The pin is Gold Plated and can be replaced with the supplied BF hollow squonk pin.

Hellvape has included all normal info lightly engraved onto the bottom of the base – the RDA name, Hellvape logo and the standard recycle and CE marks.

The Build Deck

It comprises of 2 postless style terminals seated on peek insulators. The internal airflow between the terminals allows the airflow to strike the coil/s from underneath.

To the side of each terminal is a wicking space for your cotton tails.

The wire coils are inserted into the top of the posts and screwed into position by the screws on the sides.

Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA Airflow

The Pro RDA can be extremely airy with its 3 types of airflow action giving the user multiple choices. Choose top-side airflow only, bottom-side airflow only or both open together!

Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA – Quick Start Guide

The kit comes with two Ni80 coils. But for this review (due to my nickel allergy) I will be using my own KA1 24g – 6 wraps slightly spaced DIY coils. These were made on a 3mm post both together come out at 0.38Ω.

I will be firing the Pro RDA on my Hellvape Hell200, and my choice of liquid today is one of my favourites TJuice Red Astaire.

Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA – Building

Buy or make your own DIY coils or use the Ni80 coils that came with the kit.

  • Remove the cap, unscrew the post screws sufficiently to allow the coil legs to enter.
  • Install your coil legs into the post holes. I cut my coil tails at 5mm using my Coily Tool, the kit does include a cutting tool but I prefer the feel of my Coily!
  • If you don’t space your coils as I have, heat and scrape the coils (you will want the coils heating evenly from the inside out).
  • Insert your cotton through the coils, cut and fluff and then tuck the cotton tails into the cotton spaces on the deck
  • Load your cotton and coils with E-liquid this is called Priming your coils
  • I like to test-fire my RDA at this point by pulsing the power
  • Drip some more E-liquid onto the cotton and reassemble the cap back onto the deck

Enjoy the new Hellvape Pro RDA’s great cloudy and flavourful vape!

How Does the Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA Perform?

I love using RDAs, as I’ve said in the past the quality of vapour and flavour produced from them can be excellent – not to mention the cost-effectiveness of DIY coil building!

Airflow, Flavour and Vapour Production

I was very impressed by the excellent flavour of this RDA and my chosen liquid.

Admittedly for me with both airflows wide open at 45W it produces excellent vapour, although for me the flavour was a bit on the muted side.

The configuration I now use is with the bottom airflow open fully and with the top airflow open so that only 4 of the honeycomb holes open!

Removable Airflow Rings

Hellvape has released alongside the Dead Rabbit Pro RDA a selection of ring kits for separate purchase. They come in a variety of different colours and the kits include a top and bottom airflow ring as well as a resin mouthpiece!

dead rabbit pro diy combo colours

Hellvape kindly sent me two of these kits in pink.

Because I’m a bit anal of how my toppers look, I swapped the Stainless Steel airflow rings and its mouthpiece from the 2nd Dead Rabbit Pro RDA they sent, mainly because I preferred the look on the Gunmetal cap!

I have since writing this review used the Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA on my Dovpo Topside Dual Squonk Mod with the BF Pin installed and for a limited time on my Reewape Ruok Ghost 21700 Mech Mod.

Pros

  • Great quality and design
  • Customizable looks
  • Excellent flavour
  • Wonderful vapour production
  • Easy-to-use airflow controls

Cons

I have no concerns with this RDA kit, but if I had to be a picky pain I’d say the deck screw head slots are a little shallow!

Final Review Verdict

Hellvape has created many Dead Rabbit products, and so far I’ve got to say this is my favourite RDA. I am very impressed by the flavour and vapour production this one can produce as well as the different combinations of looks that can be customised!

The postless design build deck makes it easy to build on!

I would recommend this RDA for intermediate and experienced users and to be quite honest, I couldn’t find anything I didn’t like about this RDA.

Have you purchased the Hellvape Dead Rabbit Pro RDA?

Do you have any questions about it? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Jeffrey

Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! Over the years I have gained a good amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware but I'm just a normal guy who enjoys sharing my experiences. This is why I started my Youtube vape review channel in 2014. To date the channel has had over 500,000 views. Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality & Design of RDA
9
Vapour Production
9
Flavour Production
9
Ease of building
9
Performance
10
Replace if lost or Stolen
10
Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! Over the years I have gained a good amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware but I'm just a normal guy who enjoys sharing my experiences. This is why I started my Youtube vape review channel in 2014. To date the channel has had over 500,000 views. Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.
hellvape-dead-rabbit-pro-rda-reviewA great little RDA that is easy to build on and customizable with different airflow rings and drip tips.

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