A new poll shows cannabis use is more popular than ever - with 49% of Americans having smoked up at least once.
50 years ago, only 4% reported trying cannabis. Nowadays, tokers are coming up with more and more innovative ways to get high. If you want a convenient and accessible high, you can't really go wrong with a bong: they're great for group sessions or solo smokes, and they provide rapid results.
There is a huge range of bongs for sale on the market right now, and finding the best one for you might seem a little daunting, especially if you're a first-time bong smoker. Fear not - our guide is here to show you the best weed bongs for sale right now.
Read on and find out how to find the best bong for you.
Anatomy of a Bong
If you're reading this article, you've probably seen a glass bong at least once. However, before you buy a bong, you should take the time to refresh yourself on the mechanics behind this versatile smoking device. While there are many weed bong designs on the market, the basic anatomy of a bong remains consistent.
The bottom of a bong is know as the base. The base chamber can be different sizes and shapes, and is the part of the bong that houses the water and main percolator. Connected to the base, usually from the side, is the downtake with a joint which either connects to a downstem or a bowl piece. Moving upwards you will find the neck, which is the uptake and may include a feature known as an ice pinch. This section of a bong may also feature an additional chamber, or chambers, for more filtration and cooling. At the top of the bong is the mouthpiece, where the user would inhale from.
Secure in this knowledge, you're all set to pick out the perfect bong for your next session. Let's take a look at the different types of bong available.
Small, Medium, or Large?
When it comes to finding a weed bong, size does matter. Depending on your experience, you'll want to pick out a suitable piece.
Smaller bongs are better for beginners since they require less lung capacity than bigger ones. The larger the bong, however, the more potent the hit. Because of their wider smoking chambers, larger bongs offer greater airflow, which filters the smoke and reduces lung and throat discomfort.
Consider Bong Materials
No rolling papers? Bongs can be made out of almost anything. Hollow out an apple and apply a downpipe, and you'll be smoking before you know it!
Whilst this is true, let's take a look at some of the more common weed bong materials:
Glass bongs are the most popular choice for both casual and veteran smokers. Their hardwearing and easy-clean surfaces make them hard to beat in terms of convenience.
Coupled with high-quality performance, the sleek aesthetics of a glass bong make it an excellent smoking product. We've got unique bongs for sale, made from top-quality, borosilicate glass.
Ceramic has been utilized for over a century as a basic water pipe. Ceramic bongs are simple to use and offer a neutral flavor.
Ceramic bongs may be shaped into unique patterns and are frequently handcrafted. Their only significant disadvantage is their weight.
Silicone, acrylic, and even bamboo are often used to make bongs. In fact, some of the first bongs were made from bamboo in Thailand.
When choosing the material of your bong, go for something which is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to clean. While you're at it, check out how to clean a bong today.
Choosing a Bong Design
Once you've decided whether to opt for a glass bong or another material, it's time to start looking at the different weed bong designs that exist today. Fill up your herb grinder and check out these designs:
Beaker bongs are the most recognizable form of water pipes. These bongs feature a wide base design based on lab beakers. The most common design of beaker base is the Erlenmeyer flask, which is more triangular in shape. Beaker bongs may also come with a design based off a round-bottom flask. With a wider base design, beaker bongs can hold more water and a variety of percolator designs, that will help cool and filter the smoke.
Straight tube bongs are simple designed water pipes that occupy minimal space and provide maximum efficiency. These bongs are the most classic style of water pipe, and usually come at a very affordable price.
A gravity bong is a type of water pipe that pushes smoke directly into the consumer’s lungs. Utilizing water and gravity, these bongs work by submerging a bottle or chamber with a bowl of legal herb on top into a larger bottle or bucket of water. The bowl is lit and the bottle slowly drawn out, which fills the chamber with smoke. Then the smoker unscrews the lid, puts their mouth over the bottle’s opening, and pushes the bottle down. This action of gravity pushes smoke straight into their lungs.
Mini Bongs are short, portable water pipes. These smaller bongs are great for personal everyday use, taking to your friends house for a sesh, or for hiding from your piers. Available in a number of different styles like the classic beaker, straight tubes, and recyclers. Mini Bongs can also be used as a dab rig when paired with the appropriate banger.
Bongs For Sale: Find Your Match
So, that's the 101 on choosing the right weed bong for your next smoking session.
"But where can I buy a bong?" you may ask. From first-timers to veteran tokers, we've got you covered. If you're looking for a quality smoking device for any occasion, we've got pipes and bongs for sale at unbeatable prices. Why not check out our whole range today?