Unless you are new around the block, you will know that bongs are not only renowned for delivering pure, cool, and smooth hits, their portability (speaking of small bongs) makes them the ideal company for your home, office, and for whenever you are on the roads.
But hey, this piece is not intended to discuss the already popular characteristics of bongs; how they are a better smoking tool compared to pipes and hookah for smoking cannabis and tobacco or how the smoke passes through water that cools it down and filters the smoke to get rid of harsh compounds contained in the buds.
So, without letting any second go to waste, let’s get started with the tips you should have at your fingertips while choosing the right bongs for your collection.
Top tips for choosing the best Bongs
1. What material is it made from
Thanks to advancements in technology, bongs have also evolved a great deal over time. As such, giving you a variety of sizes and designs to choose from. In addition to their dynamic and Chic designs, the materials used in making them also differ.
Common materials used in making the best bongs include glass, silicone, acrylic, wood, metal, and ceramic. They each have unique characteristics that make them ideal for different people. For example, some people prefer glass because of its low heat conductivity and the fact that it’s transparent to allow you to track how much content is left.
On the other hand, some people opt for silicone bongs because of their aesthetic appeal and the fact that the material is dishwasher safe. As such, making it durable. Regardless of what material bongs are made of, you should be concerned about the cost, durability, ease of maintenance, and portability.
2. Why bongs?
It’s common knowledge that bongs are one out of many “tools” or accessories that smokers use. But, the question is why are most people gravitating towards bongs and not smoke pipes or hookahs?
The answer is simple; they understand the importance of bongs. How? You would probably be wondering and asking yourself, what makes bongs such a big deal? Unlike other smoking accessories, bongs allow you to “puff” or consume extracts in their raw form without taking in the harmful components.
Bongs have a unique filtering system that allows you to enjoy herbal extracts in their pure form. Virtually every bong uses water to filter and cool the smoke. That way, the smoke reaching your lungs won’t be harsh, thereby significantly reducing the chances of getting sore throats which is the trademark of traditional smoking.
3. What size are you comfortable with?
Another factor to consider while making your choice of bongs is the size. Just as they come in different designs and materials, they are also available in different sizes — mini or small bongs, medium bongs, and big bongs.
Regarding size, you should take time to familiarize yourself with the options that are available and decide on what works for you. Most times, it boils down to where you will be using them and how often you will use them. And this leads us to portability.
Now, small bongs are easy to carry around for quick “snatches,” while medium-sized bongs offer a balance between ease of mobility and better filtering. On the other end, big bongs are ideal for potheads who enjoy massive blasts or hits of herbal extracts from single long draws.
But that is not all.
Other factors to consider include but are not limited to the thickness of the material used (because the thicker the material used in making the bongs, the more durable they are), and remember to research the dealer you are patronizing. While you are at it, it’s always best to go for dealers that offer a wide variety of accessories and devices — they come in handy for sprucing up your toking experience.