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Looking for Best Bongs

06/07/2024
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As a unique smoking tool, the glass Bong not only plays an important role in traditional culture but also has become more and more popular in modern life for its unique smoking experience. 

However, faced with a wide range of bongs on the market, how to choose a product that suits you?

In this article, we will explain in detail how to choose the best bongs from three aspects: price, material, and type.

Glass Bongs

Credit for photo: Healthline.com

What Is the Construction and Function of Bongs?

Bongs, also known as water pipes or simply "bongs," are devices used for smoking various substances, particularly cannabis, but also tobacco, or other herbs. 

They are designed to provide a smoother and cooler smoking experience compared to direct inhalation from a pipe or joint. 

Here's a more detailed look at the construction and function of each part of a typical bong:

Bowl (Bowl)

Used to hold and light the herbs.

Downstem

Connects the bowl section to the water chamber and directs the smoke into the water filtration system.

Water Chamber

Filled with water, the main purpose is to filter and cool the smoke.

Mouthpiece

Here the user inhales the filtered smoke.

Glass Bong on Table

Bongs Main Materials

Bongs, which are popularly known as water pipes used for smoking, come in a variety of designs and materials.

They are primarily crafted from the following substances, each offering unique characteristics:

1. Glass

Glass is one of the most common materials used in the manufacture of Bongs, especially borosilicate glass (also known as hard glass), which is favored for its heat and chemical resistance and strength.

Glass Bongs are considered to be the most hygienic and cleanest option to preserve the original flavor of the herbs.

2. Wood

Some Bongs may be made of wood, giving a natural and traditional look, but may not be as common or durable as glass Bongs.

3. Plastic

Plastic Bongs are usually less expensive, but may not have the cleanliness and heat resistance of glass Bongs.

Plastic may not be suitable for repeated heating and cooling.

4. Ceramic 

Ceramic Bongs are known for their artistry and variety of shapes, but they can be more fragile than glass, and metal bowls may not be the healthiest choice.

5. Metal

Metal Bongs, such as thermos-style Bongs, are easy to carry around, but due to the porous nature of metal, cleaning may be difficult and not suitable for reuse.

6. Silicone

Silicone Bongs are drop-resistant and temperature-stable, but the material may become porous after repeated cleaning, making it easy to harbor dirt.

7. Acrylic

Acrylic Bongs are one of the cheapest options, but they are not easy to clean, are not suitable for retaining smoke flavor, and are not heat resistant, which is not good for your health.

When choosing a Bong, in addition to the material, you should consider factors such as its size, the availability of a filter cartridge, and accessories, as well as your personal habits and desired results.

Glass display case

Credit for photo: the-bong-shop. business.

What Are the Types of Bongs?

Bongs come in a variety of types, each offering a unique smoking experience:

Traditional Bongs

Include the most basic straight Bongs with simple construction and straightforward functionality.

Percolator Bongs

Come with an additional filter (Percolator) that disperses the smoke more effectively and provides a cooler smoking experience.

Gravity Bongs

Utilizing the principle of gravity, the Gravity Bongs create a vacuum to draw in the smoke, providing a concentrated and intense smoking effect.

Multi-chamber Bongs

Feature multiple filtration chambers that provide additional stages of filtration for cleaner and cooler smoke.

What should I look for when buying bongs for sale?

There are lots of factors to consider when buying the best bongs, especially if you haven’t purchased one before. When looking for a new bong, you’ll want to consider:

The Size and Height of a Water Pipe

Bigger water pipes allow you to take longer, larger hits, but they are oftentimes harder to clean, and they may be heavier.

If a water pipe has a longer stem and neck toward the mouthpiece, that could result in the smoke being cooler by the time it reaches your lungs, resulting in a more enjoyable experience.

The Material the Bong is Made Out Of

Generally, you can find bongs made of glass, ceramic, or silicone.

Glass is a classic material, but it can be fragile. Ceramic is a little more decorative, but can also be easy to break.

Silicone bongs are newer, but they’re also cheaper and more durable.

The Style

Lots of people like to pick up bongs that speak to them in terms of shape or aesthetic.

You can find lots of the best bongs with wicked shapes, such as spirals, that may add to your social smoking experience.

Alternatively, maybe you prefer a straightforward water pipe with a basic shape and stem.

Whether the Bong Has a Percolator

Percolators are unique bong components that defuse hot smoke through water inside their primary chambers.

Percolators with more surface area cool down smoke more effectively.

The Price

Of course, some bongs are much more affordable than others — but cheap bongs aren’t necessarily high quality.

You may wish to consider the overall price of a bong online before buying one, especially if you are new to smoking.

If you are new, stick with an affordable, durable bong while you figure out the best bong for you.

Conclusion

Choosing the right bong for you requires a thorough consideration of its construction, function, material, and type.

In terms of aesthetics, you need to find a balance between investment and budget, taking into account the quality of the materials required and safety in use. In terms of type, you need to match it to your needs and usage scenarios.

One last thing be safe when using bongs!