by Amanda Froelich July 25, 2018 3 min read

Have you ever tried a bubbler? The bubbler is a popular blend between portable hand pipes and hefty-sized water pipes. That means you can enjoy a splash of cleansing water filtration in a carry-everywhere size.

Bubbler's aren't just for dry herbs anymore. Swap a dry herb slide for a concentrate nail -- or opt for a "Bubbler Rig" to begin with!

In this guide we'll help you find the best bubblers on the market. Whether you prefer a highly scientific style or a work-of-art piece; we've got the bubbler companion for you to enjoy.

The first thing you'll want to consider in choosing a bubbler is where you want it in arm's reach? By your bed? In the kitchen? On the coffee table? All of the above? Good. Now that you can visualize yourself reaching for the bubbler, you're on your way to finding your perfect bubbler mate!

Why Buy A Bubbler?

  • Bubblers work with both dry herbs and concentrates.
  • Bubblers have a moderate size that balances portability and powerful puffs.
  • Water filtration keeps clouds fresh and clean; the size makes the water chamber easier to maintain than a full-sized water pipe.

Popular Bubbler Features:

  • Borosilicate glass (for long-lasting durability)
  • Side carb (to improve airflow)
  • Diffused downstem (to maximum water filtration)

Bubblers are available in a variety of sizes and designs. That means you are certain to find one that makes your heart flutter.

The Best Bubbler Brands:

These bubbler brands are best-sellers for their commitment to quality:

DopeBoo water pipe

Best Dry Herb Bubblers:

Dry herb bubblers work best with freshly ground material. They typically feature a round or funnel bowl to rip from. Bubblers with a joint will let you swap the dry herb slide for a concentrate nail when you want to mix it up.

Upline Hammer Bubbler

  • American borosilicate glass
  • Standing hammer shape
  • Five-star rating
  • Ladder percs
  • Ashcatcher mouthpiece

Silicone Cone Bubbler

  • Pair with a rolled cone
  • Ultra-portable
  • Dishwasher safe silicone

Jane West
Upline Hammer Bubbler

  • Genuine Cobalt Ore
  • GRAV Labs collaboration
  • 5.5 inches tall
  • Five-star rating

Marley Natural
Upright Bubbler

  • Sustainably crafted
  • Borosilicate Glass
  • North American Walnut Wood
  • Unscrews into multiple pieces

Boo Glass
Reti Perc Bubbler

  • Crystal-cut Reti Perc
  • Arched neck
  • Two-prong Dewar's joint


Best Bubbler Rigs:

Concentrate bubblers work like a dab rig: heat the nail, dab on your favorite waxy extracts. There are all kinds of nails to enjoy concentrates with. Browse our Dab Nail Guide to help you find your new favorite.

UPC Glass
Tear-Drop Bubbler Rig

  • Thick Quartz Banger Nail
  • Arched neckline
  • Unique shape

UPC Glass
Vintage Style Bubbler

  • Curvy silhouette
  • Angle-Cut Dome & Nail
  • Flared Mouthpiece
  • Three Prong Feet

UPC Glass
Double Bubbler Rig

  • Thick Quartz Banger Nail
  • Arched neckline
  • Dual bubbler chambers

The More You Know
DopeBoo Bubbler Bong Cleaning Kit

How to Clean A Bubbler:

When build-up appears on a glass bubbler, pour the dirty water out and flush the inside of the piece with warm, clean water. Then, pour a cleaning solution into the piece (rubbing alcohol works well, especially with a splash of salt). Cover the openings of the bubbler, give it a shake, and scrub clean if you have a pipe brush.

Congratulations! You’re now an expert on the bubbler scene.


Amanda Froelich blog author at DopeBoo online headshop

Amanda Froelich is passionate about cooking. When she’s not writing or creating delicious munchies, she can be found hiking with her partner and their husky pup, Damon. She loves all products by Marley Naturals and hopes to someday own an Avocado Hand Pipe.

Amanda Froelich
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