The vPipe III is the latest device from prolific vape manufacturers VapeOnly.

Anyone who read my review of the Zen Pipe will know I was pretty scathing about that device’s performance so I went into this review with an open mind – but certainly hoping for better.

Update: There aren’t a lot of vape pipes available at this time. The one place we have seen that still stock and sell the is Epuffer, and they look great. You can see there range here. You can also save by using discount code ECIGCLICK.


Powered by a single 18350 battery this is a strictly MTL [mouth to lung] device made from rosewood – plastic – brass with gold plating.

It has a 2ml capacity and once again VapeOnly has been generous including x2 batteries a charger and x2 1.0ohm coils.

On their website the company uses a quote from Einstein:

I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.

So has vaping on the vPipe III left me calm or once again left me in a bit of a huff?

This was sent to me for the purpose of this review and as always my objective judgement is my own as are my thoughts and opinions.

Inside the Box

A very large well-built box with the vPipe brass and gold decoration embossed on the outline – sadly my box was torn inside.

Once again you do get plenty of ‘stuff’ including a couple of 18350 batteries and charger.


Inside you’ll find:

  • X1 vPipe III
  • X2 18350 batteries
  • X2 1.0ohm coils
  • X1 charger and cable
  • User manual

vpipe 3 contents

vPipe III Quick Start Guide

  • Charge you batteries using supplied charger
  • Remove pipe stem and unscrew tank
  • Unscrew coil to replace
  • Fill e-liquid down the sides avoiding the central chimney
  • Push the pipe back onto the tank
  • Replace stem
  • Inhale to vape – bowl will glow red

filling vpipe III

Key Features

Compared to the Zen Pipe this one is far more ornate with what VapeOnly are saying is brass with gold plating decoration around the bowl and stem.

To be honest it is extremely ornate and not to my taste – but as a gift for someone I’m sure they’ll think it’s high class.


It’s relatively easy to fill and there’s no menu or screen to worry about – simply pop in one of the fully charged batteries [positive up] and to vape you just need to inhale.

I say ‘just need to inhale’ – once again you do have to puff quite a bit to get a vape – but more on that in the next section.

vpipe 3 coil

It’s 1300mAH pumping out 3.3v to 4.2volts and operates between 7 and 17 watts so strictly a mouth to lung [MTL] device.

Design and Build Quality

The main part of the VapeOnly vPipe III is made from rosewood and very nice it is too – solid and smooth with a nice weight to it fitting reasonably well in the hand.

The ornate design around the bowl and stem is brass with gold plating and a little too ornate for my tastes but it certainly adds a bit of class to the overall look of the device.

vpipe III

The stem is plastic and the mouthpiece is very comfortable indeed and once again the bowl glows red when you’re puffing away.

On a full charge I was able to use this device pretty much a hour a day for a week before the battery died – so not bad longevity – despite the amount of wear you put on it through the amount of puffs you have to take…

Overall it looks like a fancy if traditional pipe so job done on that side of things!

How Does the VapeOnly vPipe III Perform?

After the mauling I gave the Zen Pipe from the same company I wasn’t expecting much from this at all.

Taking it apart it’s pretty much the same except that is for the cute little 18350 battery.

18350 battery

Now whether that compared to an 18650 in the Zen has made a difference I don’t know because this is better – only slightly but at least if feels more like a pipe when puffing on it.

vpipe battery

But once again given this is powered by your puffs you really do have to work to get a decent hit.

I was using the JAC Vapour Picnic shake ‘n vape Real Tobacco Silver and whilst the flavour was reasonable the vapour was just OK.

in hand vpipe

The Zen pipe had me puffing away until I was blue in the face to get a good hit – the vPipe III has me slightly pink in the face!

Those first three deep puffs are simply wasting e-liquid because it can take the fourth or even fifth to get the same hit you’d get from one draw on the Aspire Nautilus 2 or come to that the Innokin Endura T20 I’m using as I’m out of coils at the moment for the N2.

So for me once again the puff power simply isn’t enough to give a good vape simple as that.

What I Like

The rosewood is good quality and the wooden part of the pipe is very nice indeed with the stem being quite solid with a comfortable mouthpiece.

And again I do like the amount of ‘stuff’ they’ve packed in with x2 batteries x2 coils and of course the charger – it’s all well-presented and screams ‘gift for your granddad’ – if that is he remembers the turn of the 19th century.

The stand is very good though and I’ve found a couple of my desk mods fit nicely on it…

in hand vpipe III

What I Don’t Like

I just don’t like it at all really.

Sure it’s a little better performance wise than the Zen Pipe but only a tad – whilst I was getting slightly more flavour and vapour with less work – the key word is slightly.

And I do not like the ornate décor at all – maybe hipsters will like the retro look – but for me it’s more antique than fashionably retro.

Oh dear!

Final Review Verdict

Despite getting a bit more puffs for my huffs I’m not keen on this one either.

Far too fussy looking and far too much work to get a decent vape – so sadly this one will also be going into the cupboard I’m afraid.

I can’t seem to find this for sale anywhere – however the Vapeonly vPipe II is available for a staggering $114!!!

Sure the rosewood is good quality and yeah it looks like a pipe – but man that is a lot of hard earned cash for a not so good device – if of course the vPipe III will be that lofty price.


  • Rosewood is good quality
  • Good amount of contents in the kit


  • Not powerful enough
  • Hard work to vape on
  • Weak flavour
  • Weak vapour
  • Can’t see it for sale anywhere!
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Neil Humber

I have simpler vape tastes these days - I never leave home without a Caliburn G, a Vaporesso Luxe 40 or Innokin EQ FLTR and a CBD vape pen or bottle of CBD drops in my rucksack...or indeed an Aspire Nautilus Prime X in my pocket... At home I'll be using various mods topped with the GeekVape Zeus X RTA or the Signature Mods Mono SQ topped with the Augvape BTFC RDA... I'm a former journalist and now a writer and sometimes author... I'm ex Army - adore dogs and never happier than hiking over the hills or with a good book on a beach.

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I have simpler vape tastes these days - I never leave home without a Caliburn G, a Vaporesso Luxe 40 or Innokin EQ FLTR and a CBD vape pen or bottle of CBD drops in my rucksack...or indeed an Aspire Nautilus Prime X in my pocket... At home I'll be using various mods topped with the GeekVape Zeus X RTA or the Signature Mods Mono SQ topped with the Augvape BTFC RDA... I'm a former journalist and now a writer and sometimes author... I'm ex Army - adore dogs and never happier than hiking over the hills or with a good book on a beach.
vapeonly-vpipe-iii-reviewedNope sorry this just doesn't cut it in today's vaping market - looks the part I guess but too much like hard work to get a decent vape...


  1. Hi guys , I want to buy this one :
    vapeonly vpipe 3 e-pipe rosewood ,
    But I can’t find it in stock , it’s always out of stock .
    If anyone can help me find a good site to buy it from or even a used one .

  2. Its clear the guy doing the review didn’t adjust the airflow, because in defence he says he doesn’t like a tight draw….with airflow anything but almost closed its a very loose draw.

    • For me it was a tight draw – the tank is tiny – the airflow is tiny – and on mine I had to work hard to use it…I didn’t enjoy the experience at all – no idea why I’d write a bad review for the sake of it! But hey it’s all relative just like flavours. But if you’re sure ‘this guy’ didn’t adjust the airflow then I guess you must be right…the internet usually is πŸ™‚

  3. The other comments are probably right. Sorry, but you might’ve gotten the wrong impression, and probably just missed (it’s easy to miss as it’s tiny and they don’t advertise it) the adjustable airflow on the bottom of the glass tank – you spin the glass and you’ll see it.

    This other guy on this other review website turned up on Google second mentions it and even made a video, it is obviously easy to puff on and makes quite a bit of vapor, just what you’d expect out of a pipe, decent for a MTL, except the flavour might not be there that much I suspect.

    Too bad your review shows up first on Google results (well, at least for me, but I’ve visited this website mostly for reviews so far).

    • Despite it being one of my early reviews I didn’t miss the airflow – I just failed to mention it – my bad – I still miss things 3 years on lol. What I will say is a couple of years ago I got the pipe out again and even with the airflow wide open I still found it far too tight for my kind of draw. I still have it an might try again if I can be bothered to drag it out of the back of my cupboard! If you look at my MTL reviews you will see I do not like a tight draw even now πŸ™‚ I guess that comes from years of smoking and asthma…it’s always good to get differing opinions on any device before buying it. As for being first for the Google search – that’s [pretty cool πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment and hope you enjoy the pipe because I didn’t – cheers πŸ™‚ BTW as another comment says – the coils are hard to find…and they were even back then…

  4. This device is absolutely INFURIATING to refill.

    It is nearly impossible to take apart large circle and the tank, even though they’ve upgraded the glass to glass-metal housing, because there is no way to grab onto it. On top, it creates vacuum inside the tank (rarely), which causes this thing to be nearly impossible to be pulled apart even with a pair of huge pliers, because those too have no place to grab on, its just taking enamel off of the pipe.

    All they needed to do was to add grips or different shape that actually allows you to refill this thing. They didn’t.

    I love this piece, but being unable to refill it for days on end is ruining the whole experience of this overpriced Lada in housing of a Mercedes.

    Not recommended. Avoid buying until they fix this stupidity.

  5. Just got this pipe three days ago and I have to say I love it! The adjustable airflow is wonderful and when you come from conventional “analog” pipe smoking it feels very familiar!
    Yea, the pipe is bigger then most common tobacco-pipes, but the whole design and the quality of manufacturing is very amazing! Using a good liquid with fine typical pipe-tobacco taste (classic or vanilla aroma) the vape and taste is very authentic! I cannot agree with the negative final summary of the test above. But – like something or not to like is very individual.
    Technique is perfect for me, I like “old stype” pipes – well, I am 53 years old- maybe this is the reason πŸ™‚ This pipe is a companion when reading a good book, after a good meal, when drinking a wine or brandy, talking with friends. One word to the box: it is so nice made, and a quality while unboxing the pipe makes me remembering when I was unboxing my LEICA Camera long ago – very good, please stay on this way, Vapeonly!

  6. Looks like you missed to adjust airflow, since you didn’t mention it anywhere. Maybe it was completely closed while you were testing.



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