6 Reasons You Should Buy Scientific Glass

6 Reasons You Should Buy Scientific Glass

There’s a lot to consider when you make the decision to buckle down and purchase a new piece. Do you want a portable glass pipe, or a smooth-hitting bong? How large of a piece do you want?  Do you like the design of the piece? One factor that people often neglect to consider is the quality of the glass used to craft the piece. With online headshops rising in popularity, many new smokers have difficulty in picking out high-quality glass from low-quality pieces. Against other options, scientific glass is always the best choice. Read on to learn more about why your next piece should be made of scientific glass, and why.

1. It Doesn’t Break Easily

Breaking a bong is a sad moment for any smoker. What makes this even sadder is when a light fall causes the bong to break. With scientific glass, this won’t happen.

Scientific glass is crafted to be more durable than average glass. Knock-off glass pieces-- especially those produced in China-- tend to break even after falling a short distance. Thanks to the sturdy borosilicate glass material, scientific glass bongs and hand pipes will withstand light taps and even moderate falls. However, many scientific glass pieces also have a sturdy base. This means that they are less likely to fall in the first place.

But, that’s not to say that you should throw your water pipe or bowl around the room. It’s still possible for scientific glass pieces to break, but it’ll happen much less often than with the weaker alternatives.

2. It Won’t Fracture Under Heat

It’s no secret that smoking involves exposing your dry herbs and glass piece to heat. This is true for pieces of all styles and smoking methods, including dab rigs, hand pipes, bongs, and bubblers. But with a poorly constructed piece, heat exposure could cause damage over time. Because you are exposing the glass to an open flame, and then suddenly removing it, the glass can fracture. This is especially true with dabbing, which involves torches.

Scientific glass is carefully survives these sudden temperature changes. Thanks to the sturdy construction, scientific glass won’t be damaged by an open flame, and you can enjoy your glass piece for years to come.

3. Wide Percolator Selection for Smooth Hits

One key feature of scientific glass is the improved filtration, thanks to the percolators. Scientific glass bongs and dab rigs have more effective, higher-quality percolators.  For bongs and dab rigs, percolators can be game-changing. In addition to the water chamber and ice catcher, percolators are a major source of filtration for your smoke. This means that they are removing the harsh toxins, and also softening the smoke’s impact. 

Because percolators are so small, it’s difficult for companies that create lower-quality pieces to imitate them. And, because they are created with the same glass as the rest of the piece, they won’t break easily. With a scientific glass bong or dab rig, you can enjoy efficiently filtered smoke.

4. Awesome Aesthetic

Scientific glass has lots of practical benefits, but it also looks the part. In fact, scientific glass has its own style.

Pieces that are made from scientific glass are generally clear and transparent. During smoking sessions, you can watch as the smoke moves, and the bubbles stack inside your water pipe.

Many are shaped like beakers and other lab equipment, which is a popular aesthetic in the smoking world. And, the unique percolators also add to the modern look and feel of the pipe.

5. No Dangerous Toxins

Smoking from a scientific glass piece can also be a lot safer. When you smoke from a knock-off piece, you can never be certain about the chemicals in the glass. This is doubly true, as burning questionable glass could emit other harmful chemicals.

Borosilicate glass does not contain any of the harmful chemicals (lead, BPA, or hypoallergens) that other glass pieces have. When you use scientific glass, you can have peace of mind that you are smoking from a safe piece.

6. Compatible With Accessories

Because scientific glass pieces are carefully created, the joint size listing is always accurate. This leads to a whole world of opportunities with smoking accessories, many of which can enhance the experience.

Ash Catcher:

It’s important to clean your bong or dab rig every now and then, but ash catchers minimize this need. This nifty accessory fits in where the bowl normally goes, and the bowl fits in on top. Ash catchers often have a percolator built-in, meaning your smoke receives even more filtration.

Dab Nail:

All bongs can be converted to dab rigs if you have the right dab nail. This means that you can enjoy the taste of your concentrates with your existing piece. To do this, simply remove the bowl, and insert a dab nail with the same joint size and gender.


If your bong’s joint is one size and your bowl is another, then dropdowns can be a lifesaver. This adapter enables you to use bowls or dab nails in another size. Dropdowns also keep the lighter further away from the piece.

Find Reliable Scientific Glass Pieces

You should never have to question the durability of your piece. At Toker Supply, we only sell bongs and dab rigs that will help you to enjoy a quality smoking experience for the long haul. Check out our selection to find your new piece!

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