The Hellvape Rebirth RTA is the tank version of the Rebirth RDA designed by American YouTube Vape reviewer – Mike Vapes. Hellvape have a great track record when it comes to RBA’s with the Dead Rabbit RDA arguably being the most popular.
What Can We Expect From The Rebirth RTA by Hellvape?
It’s a 25mm RTA that comes with 2ml and 5ml glass options and features an adjustable honeycomb airflow system that sits directly beneath the coil.
It has dual shared posts which makes coil installation pretty easy and a bayonet fitting top cap for easy filling.
There’s no denying that the Rebirth RDA was very popular but with some changes to the deck will it work as well as an RTA? Let’s find out!
The Hellvape Rebirth RTA was sent to me for the purposes of this review (Thanks to Hellvape!) but, as always, this hasn’t changed my thoughts or opinions one bit.
In the Box
- 25mm Rebirth RTA
- Spare 810 Drip Tip
- Spare Glass
- 510 Adaptor
- Accessory Bag
- Rebirth Sticker
- Coil Cutting Tool
- User Manual
Specs and Features
- Size: 25mm Diameter
- 2 Post build deck with old plated positive post
- 14 x 1mm and 2x 1.5mm honeycomb airflow holes on each side
- Quarter turn top fill
- 5ml Bubble Glass / 2ml Straight Glass
- 7.5mm coil cutting tool
- 810 cobra drip tip and 810 frosted drip tip included
With this being the Rebirth RTA, you would expect that they’d take the Rebirth RDA deck and stuff it into a tank but in reality it’s quite different.
The biggest feature of the tank, for me, is that raised post, honeycomb airflow system.
The chambers sit directly under your coils and feed each coil with 14 little jets of air as you vape.
The top cap also features a super simple quarter turn bayonet fitting which, although fits tightly, is incredibly easy to open up and close again.
The build deck has shared dual posts that are pretty big and can contain a couple of tri-core fused Claptons with ease.
There’s also a handy coil cutting tool, which is great if you like 7.5mm coil legs but not so great if you want to try something shorter.
Design and Build Quality
I really like the look of the Hellvape Rebirth RTA.
The knurling/cut out sections on the top cap and airflow control are not only functional in aiding your grip but they look pretty too. The Rebirth logo on the chamber is also deeply engraved and stands out really well without being too in your face.
Threads are all silky smooth and o-ring tolerances are perfect.
Airflow | Posts
The shared dual post design of the Rebirth RDA is also included in the RTA but with a little bit of an airflow change. Instead of open chambers which sit directly below your coils and flood them with air, this time we see a honeycomb system.
14 individual jets of air will blast each of your coils with the purpose of intensifying flavour but this also serves to provide some restriction to your airflow.
The style of the posts means you have to cut your coil legs a lot longer than you normally would but more about that later.
Top Fill | Drip Tip
Another thing I like is the ¼ turn bayonet top fill. It stays closed when you want it to but its really easy to open and pop back on again.
I do like that you have a choice of two 810 drip tips. The cobra effect one is really pretty if you want something a little flashy but the frosted tip, for me, is smart and sleek.
Generally I have no complaints about the design or build quality of the Rebirth RTA. Mike Vapes is experienced enough at this point to put out well made and styled products.
It’s alright to look good but how does it vape? Let’s dive in!
How Does the Hellvape Rebirth RTA Perform?
Building on the Rebirth RTA is a little tricky but gets much easier once you figure out your own preference for coil position.
I’ve been cutting my legs to 6.5mm using my Coily tool as I felt that the 7.5mm that the included coil cutting tool is built for, is a little too long (although I did give it a go first).
Once you get both coil legs into the ample sized post holes and tighten them up, it’s time to figure out coil placement.
Now, I’ve been building this two ways:
The first way is to have the coils sitting right on top of the airflow by bending them outwards and only lifting them by about 0.5 – 1mm. Massive flavour, lots of restriction in the airflow.
The second way I’ve been building this is to stretch the coils as high as it will allow me (without touching the inside of the chamber) and pushing them outwards so that they sit right in the middle of the honeycomb airflow.
You do get a slight muting of flavour but the space created really opens up the airflow.
Both ways have worked really well for me and it’ll be a case of trial and error to see what your coil placement preference is.
Wicking the Hellvape Rebirth RTA has been an absolute doddle for me.
Measuring the cotton to be just long enough to rest inside the individual wicking ports then giving it a thorough rake out has worked best for me.
I then just tuck the fluffy ends into the ports, stopping if I feel too much resistance.
I’ve not had a single leak yet but on one occasion came close to a dry hit when I had overstuffed the cotton.
I do find the Rebirth RTA is a very forgiving atomiser when it comes to wicking.
Flavour and Clouds from the Rebirth RTA
For this review I’ve been using Sicilian Lemon Bake e-juice by British Ohm Vape which is 70/30 VG/PG and 1.5mg in nicotine strength and bloody delicious!
As soon as you get the coil position that you prefer on this, the flavour is outstanding.
Straight away you get a full, warm and saturated vape.
I think this comes down to the honeycomb airflow. It evenly distributes the air all over the coil and there’s also a decent amount of restriction (in all coil positions) in the airflow which just intensifies the flavour even more.
Vapour production is good but with the restriction, it’s not quite as cloudy as some of the more wide open airflow style RTAs.
Single | Dual Coil
I don’t think the Rebirth RTA would work well in single coil. The angle of the airflow and size of the wicking ports would require you to have a really big single coil. Even at that, I’m not sure you would be able to get it high enough to hit the airflow directly without the coil touching the inner chamber.
I’ve had a few different sets of coils in here so far but currently have a set of pre-made Fused Claptons from Nasty Coils that are 3mm inner diameter and are coming out at 0.1ohm.
The result is a lovely warm vape that you can run at relatively low wattages with airflow closed down halfway but also ramp it right up and open the airflow up if you choose to.
The last build I had in, I decided to try 2.5mm inner diameter fused claptons. Although it did provide a bit less restriction and still enough cotton for wicking, I really felt the flavour production completely fell off!
For me, 3mm coils with 6.5mm legs and coils lifted up 2-3mm from the airflow provides the best flavour here.
If you’re willing to put a little time into fiddling with leg lengths and coil positions, this could easily give other dual coil RTAs on the market a run for their money.
- Great flavour
- Good cloud production
- 5ml capacity with bubble glass
- Smooth airflow
- Excellent build quality
- Easy to wick
- Two 810 drip tips included
- ¼ turn bayonet top cap
- Can be tricky to build on
- Airflow has quite a bit of restriction which isn’t to everyone’s taste
- Your vape juice disappears very quickly even with the bubble glass
Final Review Verdict
All in all, the Hellvape Rebirth RTA has pleasantly surprised me. I wasn’t really sure I’d like it when I heard how restrictive the airflow can be but the intensity of the flavour has waylaid any doubts I may have had.
Sure it’s not the easiest deck I’ve ever built on but I think I’ve only sworn at it once so it’s certainly not the most difficult. Wicking is also really simple and forgiving so that makes up for the deck a little.
If you’re confident with RTAs and more of a flavour chaser than a cloud chucker then this might be worth a shot for you.
Have you used the Hellvape Rebirth RTA? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.