Another device by #ThisThingRips, the Roil Series GEN3 aims to provide smooth, tasty flavor using a ceramic plate atomizer rather than a traditional coil setup. Though we came away satisfied with the other products by #ThisThingRips like the OG Four 2.0 and R2 Series Gen 3, we’re hoping the Roil Gen 3 breaks that trend. Find out what we have to say about the Roil Gen3 in our review!
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Review: #ThisThingRips Roil GEN3
How it Works
Not unlike most wax pen vaporizers, remove the top cap and insert a rice-grain-sized amount of wax on the ceramic atomizer. Replace the mouthpiece and hit the button 5 times to turn the device on.
To cycle between the temperature settings, 3 clicks of the same button will do the trick. Once you’re ready to hit it, just hold down the button and inhale.
The Roil Gen3 has three temperature settings built into the device – Blue, orange, and red at 3.4, 3.8, and 4.2 volts respectively.
#ThisThingRips mentions that these settings vaporize your material at 315-371°C, 371-426°C, and 426°C+, or in Fahrenheit 600-700°F, 700-800°F, and 800°F+, however, we feel like these figures they give aren’t really indicative of the actual temperature you vaporize it.
Between all of the ThisThingRips devices, we feel as though the Roil Gen3 has the best vapor quality.
The difference between ceramic plate atomizers and tradition coil setups becomes pretty apparent here and we definitely prefer the ceramic in this instance.
The flavor is tastier and more unadulterated, with a smoother draw. With that being said, we did notice a reduction in cloud production and the ability to get large hits compared to the coil setups.
All of ThisThingRips’ stuff is alright in build quality and such, though we do notice some imperfections and flaws in the machining of some of the stuff, though it still feels sturdy and trustworthy. No sketchy plastics of ‘lava quartz’ atomizers on this one.
Included in the box is a nice kit too including the device itself, a replacement ceramic atomizer, dab tool, pen cap cover, USB charger, and multipurpose silicone storage tray.
The included battery hosts a typical 650mAh cell which is more than enough for most users. People who medicate throughout the day or have long excursions and group session would definitely benefit from a different device, however.
Unfortunately, there is no pass-through charging or a removable battery either, which does leave you out for dead once the ell inevitably dies out.
Pen vaporizers come in a great, compact form factor which is great for those constantly on the go.
Fitting comfortably into practically any pocket, it definitely is well suited to be carried with you anywhere you go.
Ease of Use
As a pretty barebones device, both getting satisfying hits and mastering device takes no time at all. With only one central button to control the whole device and fire and forget method of operation, you’ll have no problem sharing with friends and getting good quality results.
To clean the device, simply soak the atomizer in some isopropyl alcohol and gently swab out the chamber before rinsing with some water and performing a burn-off session.
Due to the compact form factor and pen-esque appearance, it’s a pretty incognito little device.
The vast majority will dismiss it as a typical e-juice vaporizer when in use, and you’re really unlikely to raise any suspicion when using it unless you’re blowing clouds into people’s face. Don’t do that.
Between all of the units from #ThisThingRips, we like this one the most. The ceramic atomizer definitely makes a difference and it provided us with the best performance. Though with that being said, we still feel like it underperforms compared to other units in its price point and even in comparison to cheaper units.
The battery life, build quality, and vapor quality is still below what you get from some other devices, and thus we recommend something like the Linx Hypnos Zero for something with a ceramic atomizer or the Saionara atomizer, a modular 510-threaded wax atomizer.
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