Glass bongs eat your heart out!! From beakers to straight tubes, curvacious round bases, affordable bongs under $100 to primo heady glass - DopeBoo has curated the absolute best. It's impossible to deny the cutting edge precision of a cool glass perc bong that softens, soothes, and cools every cloud! What do you need to consider when choosing your bong?
We've curated a selection rich with hundreds of the best dab rigs, recyclers, girly bongs, beakers, and bubblers -- super thick glass bongs and even water pipes under $100. You don't have to know what these technical terms mean to know the best water pipe for you when you see it! The best part of today's booming water pipe scene is the fun of experiencing all types of innovative pipes.
Our Bongs for Beginners Guide takes you through the process of buying a water pipe in full detail. But here's the gist on how to choose the perfect pipe for you:
Beaker bongs and straight stem bongs are the bestselling shapes. A beaker is wider at the base than at the neck. This maximizes the surface area of the water for a splash more filtration, while also creating a stable place to stand. A straight stem tube (usually complemented by a flared base) is sleek and efficient with a straight tube design. Both beakers and straight tube bongs can include a wide variety of cool percolators.
Borosilicate glass and silicone are by far the most popular of pipe materials. They both work with concentrates and dry herbs. Scientific borosilicate glass bongs are made of a super-strong glass that may come in different colors but is most often found in a crisp, clear design. Silicone water pipes offer bold and vibrant color options, can handle extremely high temps, and are also dishwasher safe!
Percolators are little filtration chambers that sit below the water line in your water pipe - essentially little holes the smoke is forced to travel through that 'enhance the hydro-cleansing process with added diffusion' -- or in other words, make your hits smoother. The most popular perc types are honeycomb, tree, turbine, and inline.
Concentrate water pipes are also called "dab rigs" - quite simply bongs that are made specifically to smoke concentrates or oils (which is called "dabbing"). Instead of your usual dry herb slide, dab rigs are fitted with a nail. The nail is heated with a torch (or e-nail) which creates clean concentrate vapor when you "dab" on your extracts. Standard dab rigs include a glass nail that manufacturers expect you'll replace for a quartz banger, domeless ceramic nail, or domeless titanium nail. Some high-quality glass brands include a top-shelf nail with the water pipe (Los Angeles's UPC and Snoop Dogg's POUNDS).
A modern trend, dual function water pipes have quickly hit the mainstream. These useful (and awesome-looking!) bongs can be used with both dry herbs and concentrates. They typically feature two joints, (one for concentrates and one for dry herbs), and some even have discrete chambers for a truly "2-in-1" experience.
Popularized by GRAV's STAX collection, the modular water pipe is a great new way of customizing every sesh with the *click* of a keck clip. Stack perc chambers, glycerin, and Helix mouthpieces sky-high -- or take it down a notch with a basic two-piece bundle. DopeBoo offers unique STAX starter kits to get you the essentials asap.
Simple science elevates these water pipes with sophisticated, smooth inhales. Recycler water pipes use an innovative design that pulls smoke through multiple chambers for next-level filtration and cooling. DopeBoo's best-selling recycler is the Charybdis Propellor Perc Klein-Style Recycler - just one option to consider.
An "Ice catcher" is an indentation typically located at the base of the neck of a bong that allows you to fill the tube up with ice-cubes without the cubes falling into the base of the bong. When the smoke travels up the neck of the bong it gets extra chilly and smooth for your inhale.
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Find the thick glass bong that speaks right to your personality, with features that cater to your favorite aspects of smoke or vapor. Once you've mastered the basics, try adding fun upgrades like ash catchers and glycerin chillers!