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4 Things You Need to Know About Bubblers

It’s no secret that bongs are one of the best ways to smoke your dry herbs. They diffuse the smoke for easy hits, great flavor, and a smooth rip!

This post was updated from the original post titled "3 Little Known Facts About Bubblers", which was published in January 2018.

If you’re protective about your bong, though, bringing it out of the house might seem like a bad idea. That’s where bubblers come in. Bubbler glass pipes are designed to offer the same smooth hits as bongs, without the bulky size. Read on to learn more about bubbler pipes, the secret weapon of your smoking arsenal.


1. A Bubbler Isn't The Same Thing as a Bong

In a way, they are very close to each other. Like larger water pipes, bubblers use water to increase filtration. This means that bubblers will give smokers the same clean, easy hits that bongs are famous for. The primary difference is that the bowls on bubblers tend to be much smaller.

But, instead of a tall and unwieldy water pipe, bubbler glass pipes 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.

Tired of the water filtration? Simply empty the water, and your bubbler glass pipe will function as a normal glass bowl.


2. Bubblers Filter Smoke Well

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.

Most bubblers keep filtration basic with a water chamber. However, this water plays a crucial role in removing the harsh taste and rough feeling of the smoke.

To get the same smooth filtration as a bong, try a bubbler with a percolator. Percolators are glass shapes within the piece that tone down the harsh qualities of the smoke. Try browsing our selection to find your next percolator bubbler!


3. There are Several Different Styles of Bubbler Pipes

Not all bubblers look and function exactly the same. Like bongs, there are several different styles of bubblers in various shapes. These are some of the most common styles of bubbler pipes.

6 Arm Hammer Bubbler

Hammer Bubbler

Hammer bubbler pipes are shaped like smaller hammers, rather than glass bowls. The longer handle also provides more space to create even more smoke.

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.

6 Arm Hammer Bubbler

Hammer Bubbler

Animal bubblers are a popular trend, especially for water-loving animals like elephants. These bubbler pipes are a great way to smoke your dry herbs with filtration, and while mobile.

This elephant bubbler is a fully functional beauty that makes a great addition to any collection! With four legs, it’s completely freestanding, and will rest on any flat surface.

4. There are Plenty of Times You Can Smoke a Bubbler

Think about all of the times you’ve smoked out of a glass bowl. Then, think about how much you wish you were smoking your bong. Smoke a bubbler to get the best of both worlds!

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.

Purchase a Bubbler from Toker Supply!

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!

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