Concentrate water pipes - also called "dab rigs" - are 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. Most high-quality glass brands carried by DopeBoo include a top-shelf nail with the water pipe, but many customers still choose to add on additional attachments.
Concentrates have exploded in popularity as the new dry herb alternative. As a result, dab rigs have quickly become some the best-selling water pipes at DopeBoo. Dab rigs have re-excited old enthusiasts and caught the attention of new ones. To accommodate this new-found enthusiasm glassblowers have stepped up to create some seriously impressive dab rigs and other vapor devices.
Trying to shop for a wax or oil rig in-store at a traditional headshop can feel like a trip through the wringer. DopeBoo provides a transparent and simple platform that enables you to effectively review all makes, models and prices available online and from the comfort of your mobile device or computer, so you make an informed purchasing decision on buying the best dab rig. Here is a lineup of dab rigs that have earned DopeBoo's attention to get you started:
Inexpensive Dab Rigs
We say inexpensive and not cheap dab rigs at DopeBoo as these quality products, too. We’ve all been the mutt fresh from the rescue or lived with a Ramen-eating human in college before. Especially at DopeBoo, having a low dispensible income does not mean you have to hold back from buying a quality rig. The California glass masters at UPC are well-known for crafting top shelf glass at affordable prices. Easily browse simpler silhouettes and budget-conscious dab rigs at DopeBoo’s online headshop like the Tear Drop Bubbler Rig, or power up the percolation with a Honeycomb to Showerhead Rig. The so-called cheap dab rigs at DopeBoo are anything but cheap in quality -- and, after buying a rig online at a great price, you’ll have more to spend on your concentrates. No buyers remorse guaranteed!!!
Luxury Dab Rigs
For those of us who prefer a filet mignon to Purina puppy chow. Snoop Dogg’s luxe new POUND collection offers an impressive selection of dab rigs elevated extra-thick borosilicate glass. The “ Spaceship” is a POUND bestseller at DopeBoo with a solid, sturdy size that will launch you into the stratosphere. The “ Battleship” kicks things up a notch with double the height and three tiers of percolation -- including two always-welcome turbines that create an incredible visual as well. Pulsar has also stepped up to help concentrates flourish with such deluxe designs as the highly scientific Recycler Rig. Tell your friends, paws off these luxury devices unless they’ve got top-notch concentrates to match.
The sticky nature of concentrates work best with certain kinds of percs. As clean concentrate vapor swirls through your water pipe, it may settle once again into a sticky material when you’re done. This can clog up super fine slits and holes seen on some percolators. Luckily, today’s glass artists love a challenge! The large vapor paths of a Swiss perc pipe make it a concentrate fan’s favorite, as on the Mini Swiss Perc Recycler. On a larger scale, Pulsar’s incredible Twin Turbine Perc Dab Rig with two tiers of sturdy percolation is ultra impressive. Turbine percolators are effective in creating an impressive “Tornado” visual spiral as vapor journeys through the pipe, with a similar cleansing effect of a Recycler which works by keeping each inhale in a constant flow.
Portable Dab Rigs
When you’re at home, there’s nothing like a nice piece of glass where you can fully celebrate your dab rig and concentrates experience. However, if you’re on the move, a portable concentrate vaporizer like the PAX 3 from DopeBoo will definitely do the trick. Mobile or handheld glass is increasing in popularity and glass artists have stepped up to the challenge of enabling you to carry your waxy extracts from your bedroom to a backyard barbeque. Mini or nano rigs generally run under 6-inches tall and rest easy in your palm -- such as the GRAV SPG Nano Rig and Empire Glassworks work of art called the Beehive Mini-Rig. A relatively new innovation is the HoneyVac Nectar Collector which streamlines the concentrate process by allowing you to “slurp” up extracts through the straw-like design. Yummy!
Dab Tools & Accessories
No dab rig collection is complete without a few cool concentrate tools. Beginners may want to consider some dabbing starter essentials: a silicone jar, a dabber with carb cap, a dab dish, a reclaim catcher, and a torch. These are what you’ll use to load and store your favorite legal waxy extracts with ease. If this is totally lost on you, browse our Guide to Getting Waxy to help get up to speed. Most rigs at DopeBoo include a glass nail, but most concentrate connoisseurs eventually upgrade to a titanium, ceramic, or quartz nail in their favorite shape. Finding your favorite banger or nail shape doesn't seem simple at the onset -- the fun lies in trying them all! Dab rig utensils such as adapters or dropdowns are an excellent way to mix things up after you become a pro dabber. It’s a snap to add dab tools to your online order at DopeBoo’s online headshop.
Dual Function Water Pipes
From a practicality standpoint, let us not forget that DopeBoo has a great assortment of dual function water pipes. In other words, you can buy a water pipe online from DopeBoo that you can use for dry herb OR concentrate. Again, with the gain in popularity of dabbing along with dry herb, dual function water pipes have been gaining in market share as an online water pipe category. Please know, these dual function glass pieces aren’t just for pragmatists and are gorgeous in their own right.
Legal concentrates are giving us the goodness in ways old-school dry herb enthusiasts could have never fathomed. Whether you’re just jumping into concentrate fun or you’re one of the pioneers at the forefront of dabbing -- you’ve reached the right place at DopeBoo to shop for dab rigs and wax accessories to boost the experience.