A DL kit that delivers

The Rhea X uses a single 18650 battery. This is topped with the new Huracan clearomizer, designed for DL. Capable of delivering up to 100W, the kit delivers excellent flavour.

Technical specs

Mod dimensions 90x37x32mm
Mod weight 114g
Battery size 18650
Charging USB-C, external charger
Maximum power 100
Max. atomizer diameter 28
Modes available Watts, volts, temperature control, bypass
Clearomizer dimensions 52x26mm
Clearomizer weight 75g
Clearomizer capacity 4ml
Range of use 30 to 80W
Filling Top fill

Little Rhea

The Rhea X box looks a lot like its big brother, which has been hugely popular. Using existing and proven designs is a clever move by the manufacturer. The top of the box has a spring-mounted 510 pin. The Rhea X can take atomizers up to 28mm wide without any risk of them protruding over the sides. This is a bonus, but most “big” atomizers are double coil and use a lot of battery power. The Rhea X uses an 18650 battery.

You get into the battery compartment by unscrewing a little cap on the bottom of the box. The threads are nicely made. There are also two degassing vents for added safety in case of battery problems. It goes without saying that the electronics in the box provide all the standard safety features. A USB-C port completes the package for occasional charging or any chipset updates. The Rhea X features a rubbery material on its top and bottom to provide good shock absorption in case you drop it. That means you won’t scratch the surface when you use it either.

The overall design is understated and modern. The back of the box exudes quality, thanks to being partially covered with Alcantara. The other areas feature a satin finish. The brand name is engraved on one side, and the name of the model on the other. The assembly is impeccable. It feels great to hold, the box grips well and feels soft and comfortable to the touch.

On the front you’ll see a large fire button, a colour screen, “+” and “-” buttons and the menu button. The fire button is bevelled all the way around. It makes a satisfying click and no annoying rattling sounds.

The Rhea X has lots of different menus, which are easy to access by pressing the “M” button. The “+” and “-” let you adjust the settings. It’s easy to navigate and doesn’t require a vast vaping experience to find your way around. The electronics have watt, voltage, bypass, temperature control and CPS modes. CPS auto corrects the power every 0.5 second. Capable of delivering up to 100W, you can increase the power by 0.5W at a time. Important information is easy to see at a glance.

Impressive top airflow

The best thing about the Rhea X kit is the addition of the Huracan clearomizer. It has two tanks. The right can hold 4ml and the bubble holds up to 6ml. This is a DL clearomizer so the air intakes are on the top (top airflow). It’s goodbye leaks with the Huracan!

Accessing the filling holes is easy. The top cap opens with 1/4 turn. It’s easy to handle and you won’t be disappointed with its performance out and about. The top cap seal is thick and its excellent contact with the other components guarantees it won’t leak. The Huracan has no problems with bigger tipped bottles. Filling it is a breeze.

The air intakes are on the top of the clearomizer. Two large holes serve to cool the coil. Of course, you can adjust the airflow into the clearomizer. The ring turns really smoothly – it isn’t too stiff or too loose. Machining on the top cap makes for a better grip during filling.

The kit comes with two coils. The BP Mesh Pro coil has a resistance of 0.15 ohm for 60-80W use, and the BP Mesh (0.3 ohm) is for 30-40W use. But what’s the Huracan like to vape with?

Do we really need to repeat just how good Aspire coils are? It delivers continuous vapour and a great flavour range. We prefer the 0.3 ohm coil which is less airy of course, but delivers more accurate flavours. The 0.15 ohm coil doesn’t disappoint either, and that’s the one you need if you want to cloud chase.

The box is easy to use, comfortable to hold and exceptionally well finished. The only downside is the size of the 18650 battery. When we tested it between 70 and 80W, its shortcomings became apparent pretty quickly. You’ll probably need several backup batteries to get through the day. Otherwise it’s a hit!

In summary

 What we like

  • Design
  • Level of finish
  • Ease of use
  • Excellent clearomizer

 What we don’t like

  • 18650 battery is limited
Price-quality ratio
Vape quality
Manufacturing quality
E-liquid consumption
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review-the-rhea-x-kit-aspireThe Rhea X kit is bang up-to-date. It’s easy to live with when it comes to using the numerous but well-organised menus. The clearomizer is excellent, especially with the 0.3 ohm coil which doesn’t drain the battery. We don’t like the 18650 battery if you’re using it from 70 to 80W, as it can’t stay the course.