Today I’m going to be taking a good look at the new Hellvape Dead Rabbit R Tank.

Hellvape is on fire this year! It’s released some really great toppers for us to enjoy, most notably they’ve been extending their Dead Rabbit range.

Hellvape R Tank holly red

Based in China, Hellvape was established in 2016; to be frank they need no introduction to the wider vaping community and are most famously known for their Dead Rabbit range of RDA and RTAs!

They’ve also designed a few regulated device like the Arez 120 and mechanical mods like the Trishul V2 mech and Trishul V2 semi mech.

What Can We Expect From the HellVape Dead Rabbit R Tank?

I like to treat this tank as a regular mesh stock coil atomiser, even though it has rebuildable deck, I must say the tank is very impressive in its rebuildable functionality.

The R Tank has dual bottom airflow, a unique rebuildable coil system, a large liquid capacity with a ¼ turn cap.

Hellvape R Tank empty ad

And like always Hellvape include a descent amount of extras/spares with the kit.

Hellvape have produced the R Tank in 7 colours to choose from.

Hellvape R Tank design colours

This product was sent from Hellvape the purpose of review.

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

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Inside the Box

  • Hellvape Dead Rabbit R Tank
  • 5x 0.2ohm KA1 Mesh strips
  • 5x Organic cotton strips
  • Coil building tool
  • Coil building guide
  • Bubble glass (standard version only)
  • Extra’s bag
  • User manualHellvape R Tank kit full


  • Size: 25.5x51mm
  • Capacity: 6.5ml (Bubble glass standard)
  • 5ml (straight glass standard)
  • 2ml (TPD)
  • Unique single mesh coil build deck
  • 510 mouthpiece
  • ¼ turn top cap fill system
  • Bottom adjustable airflow

Design and Build Quality

Hellvape has surpassed itself in design and the quality of materials along with manufacturing for the R Tank.

Hellvape R Tank empty atty

I was super impressed when I opened the box, the R Tank like the Fat Rabbit is substantially built, with a design that has been thought out well.

Hellvape Dead Rabbit R Tank

As you can see by my photos I was sent the Matt Black standard version of the R Tank, it comes displayed in a cardboard box with a paper over sleeve, the extras are baggies under the foam tray they include; a building tool, mesh strips, 6.5ml bubble glass, cotton strips, O-rings, screws and a driver.

Hellvape R Tank display in box

This tank measures in at 51mm tall with a tank diameter of 25.5mm and weighs 64g empty, the construction is 304 Stainless Steel, and comes pre installed with a 5ml Pyrex glass tank and an 510 mouthpiece made from black Delrin.

Hellvape R Tank purple outside

Made to the same specs the TPD version has a bung to reduce the liquid capacity to 2ml.

Hellvape Dead Rabbit R Tank Overview

Breaking the Hellvape Dead Rabbit R Tank down, it has 6 parts including the mouthpiece.

Hellvape R Tank parts 6

Starting at the top, this RTA has a wide 510 delrin drip tip that has 2 O-rings around the shaft for seating in the top cap.

Hellvape R Tank drip tip

The top cap is a ¼ turn with a lightly engraved pattern on the edges, the cap vertically is thicker compared with the Fat Rabbit.

Hellvape R Tank fill cap

On the reverse side of the cap you will see the connection bayonets as well as a gasket embedded to stop leaks from the fill port.

When removed the top cap reveals two fill port slots.

Around the outside of this section is an O-ring for the glass to sit on, and on the reverse side is threading for the chimney.

Hellvape R Tank port fill holes

The main chimney section is all one part, and includes the coil cover, the chimney screws into the fill port.

For advertising the coil cover has “R Tank” lightly engraved under the chimney and the Dead Rabbit logo on the base of the cover the other side has been again lightly engraved with “Dead Rabbit”.

Hellvape R Tank section chimney

Inside the coil cover – it resembles the top part of a stock coil which will cover the coil and cotton, this section has threading that will screw on to the build deck.

Hellvape R Tank inside cover

Between the chimney and fill port sections is a (pre installed) 5ml glass, a spare 6.5ml bubble glass is in the box.

Hellvape Dead Rabbit R Tank – Build Deck

The dual airflow system that is fairly easy to turn and is aided by the lightly engraved pattern around the ring.

BTW this airflow ring is removable for cleaning.Hellvape R Tank cylon airflow

The base has a unique build deck, that consists of a cage structure, and you will see 2 wire slots for your coils tails, the positive plate is sitting on a peek insulator.

Hbuild deck in

To operate the screw heads turn your airflow anticlockwise until flat head screws are revealed through one of the slots.

The bottom has the usual safety marks along with the Hellvape logo.

pin thread

While the connection pin does protrude out a little way from the threading, I personally wouldn’t be comfortable using this atomiser on a hybrid device.

How Does the Hellvape Dead Rabbit R Tank Perform?

I have opted to use the R Tank on my Aspire Deco with the 6.5ml bubble glass installed.

The E-liquid I will be using is Pick It Mix It Sour Apples.

Hellvape Dead Rabbit R Tank Build Tutorial

  • Unscrew the post screws.
  • Locate the supplied cotton and 0.2Ω mesh strips.
  • Place the cotton with the cut corner at the top! position the mesh strip in the centre of the cotton level with the bottom of the cotton.Hellvape R Tank tool mesh cotton
  • Place the building tool in the centre of the mesh! and bring the cotton ends together, pinch the cotton around the tool.pinch mesh
  • Slide the tool and cotton into the deck gently, making sure to line up the legs with the post holes.cotton mesh
  • Keeping the tool in place tighten the wire screws, remove the building tool gently.Hellvape R Tank tool remove
  • Cut the over lapping cotton near to the assembly!cotton cut

By running tweezers along the join, the cotton will invert slightly, this makes it easier to re assembly the tank!Hellvape R Tank cotton invert

  • Dampen the cotton with E-liquid on all exposed surfaces.Hellvape R Tank damp cotton
  • Re-assemble the R Tank.
  • Remove the top cap and fill with e-liquid.fill liquid

Wait for a couple of minutes so the cotton can soak up more liquid.

And then screw the R Tank on to your chosen mod and enjoy!

Hellvape Dead Rabbit R Tank in Use

OK let’s call this tank what it is a rebuildable tank atomiser, which has one heck of a liquid capacity!

Hellvape has taken rebuilding to the next level by styling the build deck and almost simulating a stock coil.

Hellvape R Tank up close

Personally I like this style of build deck.

I’d like to see more tanks with this type of build deck, this is a really cool way of going about building mesh coils.

handcheck outside

I’m impressed how quickly and easily it was to build this tank…well once I got my head around this way of building lol.

I was slightly concerned about length of the coil tails, and worried they would cause a short thankfully this didn’t happen.

While in my opinion this is a direct to lung tank, it is possible to get a loose mouth to lung draw by closing the airflow right down.

Airflow, Leaks and Wattage

The airflow is a little turbulent, but for me personally the vapour production is very good and while the flavour is not stellar at high wattage with DTL, it was pretty fair at 50w, the flavour for me was a lot better if I treated the tank as a MTL topper at around 30w.puff

I have been using the R Tank now for over 3 weeks at various wattage levels up to 80w – Hellvape’s recommend wattage for the 0.2Ω mesh is 50 to 60w they have been very conservative in their estimate.

In all honesty I can say I haven’t had any leaks with this tank even from cold.outside

Chain vaping with this deceased bunny was fine at 45/50w, I did however notice the tank does get quite hot, and took its time to cool down again!


  • Good quality
  • Interesting Design
  • Fascinating build deck
  • Easy to build on
  • Good vapour production
  • Fair flavour production
  • No leaks for me
  • Shop around for good prices


I have no major concerns with the Dead Rabbit R Tank!

Only 0.2Ω Kanthal mesh strips are available as replacements at the moment.

Final Review Verdict

The Hellvape Fat Rabbit R Tank was a big surprise for me, and I give Hellvape a very big round of applause for thinking outside the box!

While I would call this tank an RTA, really it isn’t but at the same time it is lol, in my mind the tank sits in a gray area somewhere between a standard stock tank and an RTA, I can’t fault the logic as this is what innovation is all about!

It’s great to see a company come up with something that is different and that it actually works well!

BTW replacement, mesh and cotton strip can be purchased for about a five quid.

Would I recommend the Hellvape Fat Rabbit R?

“Yes” this tank would be great for those who don’t get on with standard RTA’s but still want the satisfied feeling of building their own coil with a good vape as the end result.

Would I buy this tank again due loss or damage?

Most definitely “Yes”

Are you using this one or planning to buy it?

Please let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

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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.


  1. Question… how do you change the glass to the bubble glass? Tried so many ways to take it apart but no luck.. any tips would be appreciated

  2. I have a question about the cotton strips. I noticed that there were 5 “pads” of multiple layers. When building do I use all of the layers to one pad or do I split it up? Thank you!


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