Vaporfi Rebel 3 Review
Coming on the heels of the eLeaf iJust S review, I’m sure many of you may think that the Vaporfi Rebel 3 is just another tubed vaporizer in the same vein as the iJust S. If you do think that you couldn’t be more wrong.
But, you know what? I thought the same thing too, especially looking at the package it came in. The Vaporfi Rebel 3 ships in the same green and white box theme that all Vaporfi products use, and the photo on the package does, I suppose, shows the Rebel 3 as plain as day, but in truth, the package deceives.
Opening the disarmingly plain box that the Rebel 3 sits in, my first thought when I laid my eyes on it was “Military”. When I picked it up and held it in my hand all I could think about is how Vaporfi is marketing the Rebel 3 all wrong. When people see the price tag and look at the harmless photo on the Vaporfi website, only newbies would think of buying it. Who else would spend $120 for a device that looks a lot like the $32 eLeaf iJust S?
What the Vaporfi Rebel 3 Really is
I’m not sure if the guys and gals at Vaporfi know what it is they created with the Rebel 3. And if they do then I don’t understand how they could have missed the obvious market for this vaporizer. The Rebel 3 is, without a doubt, a vaping device that every soldier and every police officer that uses vaporizers should use on the job. Especially soldiers in war torn countries like Afghanistan, or police officers in any major city in the US.
The Vaporfi Rebel 3 is built like a tank, and I’m betting just as indestructible. Even the glass windows on the atomizer are cut to allow users to easily see the ejuice level, but cut in a way that exposes the glass to a minimum of harm.
The Vaporfi Rebel 3 is also heavy. Built from a high-grade Stainless Steel, the Rebel 3 sports a 3000-mAh battery wrapped in this thick Stainless Steel, with a single raised button on the cylinder that fires the atomizer. I am reviewing the black model, and from where I sit this color is about as stealthy as you can get.
Basic Specs for the Vaporfi Rebel 3
- 5.8ml Tank Capacity
- 3000mAh Power Capacity
- Resistance Range: 0.15ohm-5.0ohm
- Adjustable Airflow
- Charger Model: BEK-QC-001
- Charger Input: 100-240V-50/60HZ 100mA
- Charger Output: 5.0V=1000mA
As you can see above, the Rebel 3 specs out as a serious vaporizer capable of doing some serious vaping. Combined with its unyielding exterior and it becomes the #1 vaporizer for soldiers, cops, and other badasses.
Actually, anyone who needs a vaporizer/atomizer, all-in-one device, that can withstand harsh environments, harsh punishments, and harsh users. The Vaporfi Rebel 3 exudes a tough spirit, an unbeatable and unbending will to vape where no other vaporizer can. Sounds like hyperbole I know, but if you saw this thing up close and personal, you’d think the same thing.
How I Would Market the Vaporfi Rebel 3
As far as the device itself, I wouldn’t change a thing right now. The diameter of the cylinder battery and the height are perfect for the job, and the Rebel 3 is a very basic device. When technology allows for a higher capacity battery at the same size then, yea, sure, I’d bumped the milliamp hours as high as I could, other than that, we’re good as an AIO mod.
The sub-ohm tank, the atomizer, is also rock solid and made of Stainless Steel. It holds 5.8mL of eliquid, so I wouldn’t change it at all. The windows remind me of Sylvester Stallone’s car in the 80’s movie “Cobra”. (see photo) Who doesn’t love that car??
The packaging and accessories would change a lot. (spare glass tank and O-rings would remain) The plain Vaporfi standard green and white box would have to go.
What the Rebel 3 needs is a black metal or carbon fiber box with hinges on the back and a lock clasp on the front. The surface would be mottled, texturized, mean. Inside, everything would fit into black foam cutouts, the Rebel 3 on the left, while securing and protecting everything from anything on the outside.
Then, on the right side of the box would sit an indestructible 60mL bottle of the user’s choice flavor from the top of the line Vaporfi eliquids. Instead of glass or plastic for the bottle, the ejuice would be contained in a metal or carbon fiber bottle with glass on the inside so the flavor stays pure. This bottle would be fitted with a strong, wide, needle nose tip for fast and easy refilling of the atomizer.
Lastly, because the Rebel 3 is for military, police, and other people living in harm’s way, I would build in a LiPo pack into the box for recharging the Rebel 3 up to 5 or 6 times before it too needed recharging.
I know, I know, pure fantasy, it will never happen. But boy, this vision for the Rebel 3 feels right. This vaporizer is one mean machine, and I know, even if Vaporfi put out this kind of package I dreamed up in limited quantities and only sold to soldiers, cops, and other 1st responders, it would be the hottest thing going, but it would cost a lot more.
Well, enough of my fantasies, time to talk about performance.
The battery life of this 3000-mAh device is on par with other 3000-mAh devices I’ve owned before. It all depends on how you vape your devices, how hard, how often, and so on. For me, a heavy vaper, I get about 4 hours of battery life. Kiera has told me she gets about 8 hours, Julia gets about 6 hours, Tom gets about what I get. If you own, or use, a 3000-mAh device than expect the same amount of battery life. In other words, this battery is on par with others.
The Rebel 3 Tank/Atomizer comes with a 0.5-ohm DL coil head, and a 1.5-ohm MTL coil head. These are interchangeable with Joyetech eGo-series coil heads, and they perform about the same as eGo coil heads.
As an all-in-one, military grade vaping device the performance is really good. The Rebel 3 is a straight up all-in-one device devised to work at its best using these coils. During the time spent with the Rebel 3 I had the chance to use both the Direct Lung and Mouth to Lung coil heads and I would expect coil life to be about 14 days, give or take.
I’m not exactly sure, but I’m thinking the Rebel 3 delivers about 40W or power, since it can output up to 5 volts, certainly more than enough for the .5-ohm and 1.5-ohm coil heads. But remember, the Rebel 3 is not anything even close to mods with DNA, YiHi, or even WISMEC/eLeaf/Joyetech chipsets. The Rebel 3 does what it does, and it does it very well indeed. Oh, and lest I forget, the Rebel 3 has a small LED light that blinks behind the fire button that indicates the remaining battery level.
Flavor – The flavor production is good, but not spectacular. Using my favorite eliquids I would judge the coils to deliver about 70% (or thereabouts) of the flavor delivered from my Crown 2 Kanthal 0. 8-ohm coils (my choice for my Crown 2’s) No doubt that vapers that use Kanger Subtanks and other average tanks would be happy with the flavor output.
Vapor – Like the Joyetech eGo series vapor production is never a problem. Even when using the MTL 1.5-ohm the vapor production is genuinely thick and voluminous, though short. The .5-ohm coil head can produce wicked vapor clouds with the Rebel 3 that go on and on and on.
Vaporfi Rebel 3 – About That Price
The Rebel 3 is expensive. All Vaporfi products are expensive. We all know this, and I’m not going to gloss over it.
I would love to be a fly on the wall in any Vaporfi retail store when customers come in and look at the Rebel 3. What do they ask the sales rep? What are thinking? How many interested customers walk out with a Rebel 3 in the bag? I would love to know.
Any way you slice it, vapers looking to save money with a grab-n-go, all-in-one vaporizer isn’t
going to walk out with the Rebel 3 if they know about other tubed devices with similar specs that sell for a fraction of the price.
The prices of vaping devices sold in Vaporfi retail shops and online are a lot higher than other online vendors. The only other chain vape shop I have personal knowledge of is Vaporshark, and they don’t exactly fit the bill because Vaporshark sells not only their own branded and custom devices, they sell vape gear from all the manufacturers, at prices close to, or even with, many online vendors.
My job today, right now, is to review the Vaporfi Rebel 3. I can’t justify the price of $119, not unless it was packaged as I fantasized above, not even with the 30-Day Return Policy.
When a Vaper buys from Vaporfi they are buying great customer support, real live humans’ that actually talk to customers for troubleshooting, and a liberal exchange and return policy you will not find with any Chinese vendor. I’ve taken the liberty of reprinting the Vaporfi Return Policy below.
Whether or not you are the adventurous type, we never want to leave you feeling burned, so when you purchase any of our products, aside from e-liquids, keep calm knowing we have a 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Don’t be plagued by the “what-if’s” if you want to try VaporFi products, just do it knowing you won’t be forced to keep them if things don’t work out.
After you purchase our products via this website, should you find that anything fails to satisfy you work properly, or just does not meet the expectations you had, give us a call and we’ll handle it.
We are very committed to serving our customers, so we back our products up 100%. We are so sure you will love them and enjoy vaping with them, we have no problems refunding if there’s a problem.
The Bottom Line
There is a lot to like about the Vaporfi Rebel 3 vaporizer. If I were a soldier, police officer, fireman, or anyone else that needed to have a device that could stand up to conditions most of us never face, I would seriously consider spending the money to buy one. But, I’m not. I work in an office, my idea of a rough night is Tequila shooters and an action movie… and my girlfriend at my side. I’m not the guy that needs the indestructible Rebel 3.
All the specs are there for an excellent all-in-one vaporizer. From the long lasting battery to the low resistance atomizer, the Rebel 3 is a very good, very well made, very tough vaporizer. But it’s priced at twice the amount it should be. It just is.
Available Now At Vaporfi Online
Grade: Device – A / Price – D-
“Overpriced, but high performance all-in-one vaporizer best used by 1st responders and military types. Could probably sustain a nuclear blast, but too expensive when compared to other devices on the market… unless you need indestructible.”