If you’re serious about smoking, then you know that bongs are the way to go. A bong really ties a room together. But most importantly, bongs make for a smooth, easy smoking experience. When bongs are too bulky, bubblers are the way to go. Read on to learn all about bubblers, and how they are the secret weapon of your smoking arsenal.
In a way, they are. Like their larger water pipe counterparts, bubblers use water to increase filtration. This means that bubblers will give smokers the same clean, easy hits that bongs give. The only primary difference is that the bowls are generally much smaller.
But, instead of a tall and unwieldy water pipe, bubblers are conveniently sized.
For smokers who love the smooth feeling of a bong hit, this opens up a whole new world. With a bubbler, you can bring the comfort of a bong wherever you go-- without the inconvenience.
And, if you’re tired of the water filtration, then you can remove it to have it function as a normal bowl.
One major difference between bongs and bubblers is the complexity. As bongs evolved through history, glass crafters found ways to develop stronger smoke filtration systems. Percolators are glass formations within the bong, and help to stop and cool the smoke. Most basic bongs under $100 have one percolator, in addition to the downstem piece that connects the bong to the bowl. Higher-end bongs have more percolators, which aid in cooling the smoke.
While most bubblers do not have the array of percolators that bongs often have, they still give clean, potent hits. Most bubblers have diffusers with, at most, three holes for smoke filtration. For a small piece that cannot generate as much smoke as a bowl, these holes work wonders.
However, some bubblers have better filtration systems than others. Our tree percolator hammer bubbler filters smoke better than the average bubbler by having the smoke pass through several glass rods. The ribbed showerhead percolator hammer bubbler offers additional filtration using a narrow tube.
Well, when would you smoke out of a bowl?
Bubblers are great whenever portability is key. If you are going to smoke before an event, at a friend’s house, or on vacation, then bring a bubbler. You’ll be able to smoke the same way you would with a bowl, with great comfort.
So, if you’re traveling, but don’t want to leave the comfort of your bong behind-- bring a bubbler.
At Toker Supply, our online headshop offers plenty of bubbler glass pipe options. From basic bubblers to pieces that more closely resemble water pipes, we have it all. Check out our water pipes page for more details!