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UDT V17 Oak Leaf by Youde
UDT V17 Oak Leaf by Youde

UDT V17 Oak Leaf by Youde

Commercial characteristics

  • [/ if] Price of the tested product: 59.90 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 euros)
  • Mod type: Mechanical without kick support possible
  • Is the mod telescopic? Yes by adding a specific tube included in the packaging
  • Maximum power: Not applicable
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Not applicable
  • Sponsor who lent the product for this review: "Le Monde de la Vape" (www.lemondedelavape.fr)

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

With a few years of experience in the manufacture of atomizers and mods with some great successes to the key, Youde offers us here an extremely versatile mechanical mod.

Indeed, the Oak Leaf is not only a mod mecha that accepts any type of atomizer equipped with an 510 connection but it is in addition, and for the same price, a hybrid mod equipped with a native double dripper. coil of good capacity thanks to its two deep tanks.

In addition to a tariff positioning for the shot rather unique for its features, it deserved more than a simple glance!

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 22
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 120
  • Product weight in grams: 144
  • Material composing the product: Brass, Silver, Stanless Steel grade 304
  • Form Factor Type: Tube
  • Decorative Style: Cultural Reference
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: On the bottom cap
  • Fire button type: Spring mechanics
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
  • UI button type: No other button
  • Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
  • Number of parts in the product: 21
  • Number of threads: 10
  • Quality of the threads: Very good
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 3.8 / 5 3.8 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

A mod of good quality for a price content. We note the presence of silver-plated contacts, little stingy material, for better conductivity. The brushed finish, mixing brass for the body and 304 steel for the caps, is so seyante and does not hold fingerprints.

The switch, located at the end of the mod is rather hard type, which can be an advantage for some and a disadvantage for others following our habits of vape. It should be noted that, like all spring-loaded switches, it will tend to soften after some time.

The mod can be placed straight without any risk of tripping, whatever the weight of the ato connected. The switch has been designed for this use with its slightly concave and re-entrant form that prevents any incident. A locking ring is present, easy to implement and ensure optimal maintenance of the switch in the moments of transport.

The construction is good, especially considering the price. The materials are thick, the threads are very correct and the operation of the limpid with regard to possible adjustments.

Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: None / Mechanical
  • Connection type: 510, Owner - Hybrid
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a thread adjustment.
  • Lock system ? Mechanical
  • Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
  • Features offered by the mod: None / Mod Méca
  • Accusability: 18350,18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? Yes
  • Number of batteries supported: 1
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? No recharge function offered by the mod
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? No recharge function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 23
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
  • Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

This is a mod mecha so it will not give the time and will not toast your toasts. But as a mecca, he defends himself very well. The conductivity is good. With the use of the top cap 510, we observe a drop-volt of about 0.15. But the conductivity becomes impressive when using this mod for what it is initially, a hybrid mod. In this case, the loss is very small and the mod becomes a factory with volts. The tests made with the dripper provided and a good battery leaves no room for doubt.

It is important to repeat that the Oak Leaf therefore has a dripper atomizer. This atomizer takes advantage of the great experience of the manufacturer in this area and is really very convincing. Equipped with two tanks of good depth, it will accept a coil single or double, to your choice. With a simple coil and a suitable airflow control, it will carry the flavors and aromas thanks to its evaporation chamber whose height has been calculated to reduce the volume and thus optimize the flavors. In double coil with two airflow slots open to the maximum, the atomizer delivers an extremely abundant vapor, it is a fact but especially of great density and does not sacrifice the precision of flavors. Again, the reduction of the room seems to have paid off.

Evaluation of the packaging

  • Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
  • Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
  • Presence of a user manual? Yes
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes

Vapelier's note on packaging: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

The packaging has no defect and no lack. A hardboard box sealed in a protective plastic ensures with great firmness the protection of the various parts during transport. There is a user manual, in English but easy to understand because it has explicit diagrams. Packaging does not lend itself to criticism, especially since the tariff position of the mod could have feared a more cheap packaging.

Appreciations in use

  • Transport facilities with the test atomizer: Ok for a side pocket of Jean (no discomfort)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple Kleenex
  • Easy to change the batteries: Easy, even standing in the street
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? Yes
  • Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior

Some missfire at the start of the test that have disappeared later, probably due to the hardness of the spring that requires some running in to be optimal.

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

No complaints. The mod behaves perfectly well. No unwanted voltage drops that could indicate fluctuating conductivity, no sneaky triggering in the pocket, the locking ring proves effective. This mod can be used in 18350 or 18650. Its weight is in the normal and does not represent a disadvantage for the transport nor a discomfort.

I suggest lightly greasing the threads of the tubes which, although very well done, have a tendency to squeak a little. Again, this slight defect will disappear with time and use.

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 4
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A conventional fiber - resistance equal to or greater than 1.7 Ohms, A low resistance fiber inf or equal to 1.5 ohms, In sub-ohm assembly, Genesys type rebuildable metal mesh assembly, Genesys type rebuilding metal wick assembly
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? To enjoy the exceptional conductivity of this mod in hybrid mode, I recommend using it with the dripper provided.
  • Description of the test configuration used: Oak Leaf, single and double coil in kanthal 0.40 on 0.25 and carded cotton + various liquids in 6mg
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: The ideal configuration is in the package !!!

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

Let's set the record straight.

1. This mod is thought to be a hybrid and enjoy his dripper to give everything he has in the belly. And he has some.

2. This mod is an original. To obtain the same configuration with other brands typified "high-end", the entry ticket would be well above the 150 €.

3. The price of this mod is 59.90 €.

If we understand these three essential parameters, we can, knowingly, trust this mod. Of course, we knew switch more flexible. Of course, there have been more luxurious finishes. Of course, it will not make geeks swoon in a vapo (at least until they test it). On the other hand, for the vapoteurs who look for a mod + dripper combo to please themselves and who do not have the means to invest in a set-up "hype", it will be a perfect companion, faithful, pleasant and very powerful.

This brings me to the next thought. Between the beginner material (against which I have no priori) and the high-end material (against which I do not have any), there is a wasteland for mid-range hardware who will be able to satisfy a maximum of vapers and allow the confirmed to pass the course of a more tasty material. I wonder then where are the Europeans on this market to take? With the exception of Exvape and a few others, it seems that European manufacturers have decided to leave this huge market to Chinese manufacturers. So much the better for the consumer who can finally vaper on the original at low cost. Too bad for others who, seeking recognition from specialists and reviewers, simply forgot that the mid-range was an extremely buoyant market.

The counterfeits will disappear the day or mid-range will be provided. And, for now, it seems mostly provided by China ....

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About the Author

54 years, 32 years of cigarettes, 8 years of vape and more happy than ever! I live in Gironde, I have three children I'm gaga and I like roast chicken, Pessac-Léognan, good e-liquids and I'm a geek of the vape that assumes!