Buying your first bong and don’t know where to start? That’s OK – everyone has to start somewhere.
If you’re just starting to get into smoking marijuana or have always smoked joints and want to level up with a bong, we’ve got you covered.
Read our four tips on how to choose a bong that will take you from beginner to pro in no time!
1. How To Choose A Bong Type
When buying a bong, you’ve got three basic types to choose from.
- Straight Tube – Just as the name implies, it stands straight up and down
- Beaker Bong – Looks like it belongs in a science lab
- Recycler – Looks complicated and is used for smoking concentrates
The best type of bong between these three depends on what you’re looking for. Recyclers, as mentioned, work best with concentrates. Beakers are easy to use and provide bigger rips but are harder to clear. Straight tubes give you denser smoke.
Maybe you’ve walked into a head shop and found a super cool four foot high bong that has a skull and two snakes on it, like a metal album cover. It looks awesome and you bring it home only to remember you’ve got to hide it from your roommates.
Think about where and how you’re going to use your bong when shopping for one. Keep durability, concealment, and mobility in mind when buying a bong.
Glass is great – until it breaks on a road trip. Remember what we said about practicality? Keep that in mind when choosing the material your bong is made of.
Glass is easy to clean and a classic look but breaks easily. Consider buying a bong made out of metal or plastic if it needs to travel.
If money is an issue, thin glass or plastic might be cheaper. Scientific-grade glass is obviously going to cost a bit more. Look around and you’re sure to find some American Made Bongs that suit your needs.
Just because you’re a first-time bong buyer doesn’t mean you can’t get a little upgrade. When trying to figure out how to choose a bong extra, keep these in mind:
- Percolator – mellows your hit by cooling the smoke
- Ice pinch – another way to cool the smoke
- Splashguard – keep that dirty bong water out of your mouth
- Ash catcher – catches ash as its name implies and adds a level of filtration
Buy A Better Bong
Now that you know how to choose a bong, you can buy the best one for your needs. No need to just get whatever is on the shelf; treat yourself right.
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