The Bellus – New RTA From Youde (UD)
We all know that Youde provide some outstanding budget genuine re-buildable tank atomisers, and they are responsible for manufacturing two of the most highly rated and best selling RTA’s of all time in the form of the Youde Goblin and the Youde Goblin Mini, not to mention some outstanding re-buildable dripping atomisers such as the Youde Godzilla and a very good sub ohm clearomiser in the form of the Youde Zephyrus.
The Youde Bellus is the next ‘evolution’ in re-buildable tank atomisers from Youde, with a 5ml capacity, airflow featuring a massive 32 airflow holes, a spiral airflow design, a non leak design and the premise that the Bellus will follow in the footsteps of the Goblin by offering RDA level flavour and clouds.
It can also be filled top and bottom, and be used in single as well as dual coil mode, and it able to be filled from both the top and bottom.
I’m a longstanding Youde fan and always looking forward to using their products, as I still use their atomisers daily, the Bellus has got me really excited so lets see if the excitement is worth it!
It’s packaged almost identically to the Zephyrus, in a clamshell plastic box, inside this package you will get-
- Youde Bellus RTA with spiralled drip tip
- Replacement silicon insulator
- Replacement glass tank section
- Red silicon adaptor
- 4 black O-rings
- Silicon drip tip o-ring
- Red Silicon seal ring
- Replacement post screws
- 2 pre built 26AWG Kanthal A1 coils
- Single coil adaptor
- Japanese Cotton Pad
Youde Bellus Quality, Build & Looks
If you are looking for a rebuildable tank that is incredibly easy to set up then look no further than the Youde Bellus. The deck has two posts, with massive post holes, an airflow hole to one side, huge juice channels to wick max VG and plenty of space to build on.
If you are more comfortable building using a single coil, then a single coil adaptor is included, just ensure that you place this to the opposite end of the airflow hole.
A bonus was that this was the first re-buildable I have ever got from Youde that has not had a single trace of machine oil that I could find, even after stripping the Bellus right down, however I still thoroughly cleaned it to be on the safe side.
Everything comes apart on the Youde Bellus and the threading is as smooth as anything out there. To access the build deck, you simply unscrew the bottom ring and pop the deck out from the bottom- you can also refill from the bottom using this method (which I would highly recommend over top filling) and access the build deck without losing any of your juice.
It’s amazingly simple to set up, and you even have two pre built coils as well as Japanese Cotton to get you going.
Using the included 26AWG Kanthal A1 prebuilt coils meant that I had the Youde Bellus set up in under 5 minutes. I simply slotted the coils in at either side of the deck, tightened down the screws, snipped off the excess wire, dry burned, raised and centred the coils then measured my resistance. This read at a stable 0.35ohm.
I then wicked with a generous amount of Japanese Cotton, but still ensured that the wick could move if I gave it a tug at either end of the wick, cut off the excess cotton, juiced the wick and made sure that the wick tails were resting in the juice channels.
I found that this meant I got no dry hits, the Bellus was able to wick max VG and no leaks were experienced when carrying it around!
To fill the Youde Bellus you can fill it from either the top or the bottom. Bottom filling takes a little longer but it is my preferred method with this tank as I have found that I get some major juice leakage from the airflow holes if I fill from the top.
To bottom fill, you unscrew the Bellus, invert the tank, unscrew the bottom ring, remove the build deck and fill through the fill ports. I haven’t experienced a leak through this method.
Top filling on the other hand, seems to leave me covered in juice that leaks out of the airflow holes, even when inverting the tank after with the airflow closed. To top fill you unscrew the top cap and fill through either of the two fill ports. I wouldn’t recommend top filling though due to the amount of leakage!
- 5ml Capacity
- Airflow with 32 airholes
- Spiral airflow design
- 304 Stainless Steel
- 510 Thread
- Glass Tank is compatible with Goblin Mini RTA.
- New non leak airflow design.
- Direct blow coils, extreme vapour production.
- 22mm diameter
- 45.5mm Height without 610 thread and drip tip
- Includes 2x 26ga KA1 Pre Built Coils
The airflow control ring sports a total of 32 air holes, split into two lots of 16 on each side. Underneath this, there is large airflow hole on either side of the tank, and rotating the airflow control ring can close these down or open them up.
There’s a handy dot marker present at the top of the ring so a quick glance at this will tell you the positioning of the airflow control. I did find the airflow control ring to be a little loose, and there were times where I took the Youde Bellus out of my pocket and the airflow setting was not where I had previously set it.
Its also very noisy, with a loud whooshing noise present with every inhale, that some users may not be comfortable with. Even closing the airflow down doesn’t seem to make much difference.
Overall, this is one airy tank, the Youde Bellus sports some huge airflow to satisfy your cloud chasing needs!
How Does The Youde Bellus RTA perform?
Youde are known for providing top performing atomisers and the Bellus is no exception! The flavour and clouds from this tank have both been astonishing and as good as the Goblin and Goblin Mini, this is really outstanding dripper level stuff.
Flavour is absolutely top notch with a very flavourful vape coming from all my favourite juices. Clouds were as good as it gets for a re-buildable tank, with huge rolling masses of fog produced every time!
Its able to wick max VG without any trouble, there are huge juice channels present and as long as you have wick in the juice channels, you’ll find the Bellus is able to keep up even chain vaping at high wattage. It does however get quite hot when vaping at over 40w, and it is thirsty too with the 5ml capacity being drained in no time at all!
Final Youde Bellus Review Verdict
Youde are known for their rebuildable atomisers to provide outrageously good flavour and clouds, and the Bellus is no exception!
The flavour and cloud production is hugely impressive, and coupled with the fact that it is available cheaply, has an incredibly easy two post set up as well as being very easy to wick, great build quality and some huge airflow, this is an atomiser I would recommend to anyone.
The only downsides to this are that this is one noisy unit, the AFC ring is a little on the loose side, it gets hot when chain vaping and a major negative for me is that it always seems to leak through the airflow holes when you top fill it. However, the positives mentioned above far outweigh these negatives, and the Youde Bellus is a real top performer, on the level of the Goblin Mini in my eyes.
- Usual outstanding vapour and cloud performance as expected from Youde!
- One of the easiest dual coil atomisers you are likely to build on
- Can be used in single or dual coil mode
- Huge 5ml capacity
- Solid build quality
- No machine oil present
- Huge amount of spares included
- Can be top or bottom filled
- As long as you don’t fill from the top, and put wick in the juice channels, this thing doesn’t leak!
The Not So Good
- I’ve found no way to fill this from the top that avoids leaking from the airflow holes
- Airflow control ring is very light and moves quite freely
- It’s very noisy!
- Gets very hot when chain vaping at over 40w