Picking The Right Bong For You
Choosing The Right Bong for you!
There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a new bong. We know it can be overwhelming with all of the different options on the market so we’ve made this quick guide to help you pick the perfect bong for you! Toker Supply offers the largest selection of bongs for sale online ranging in price from budget friendly options to higher end more expensive pieces. No matter you’re budget or style you’re looking for we are positive you will find the perfect water pipe for you from our Online Headshop.
Dry Herb or Concentrates?
The first thing to consider when shopping for a new bong online is whether you want to use it primarily for dry herbs or concentrates/oils. Any bong can be used for either dry herbs or concentrates by adding the correct attachment or dab nail. If you want to use your bong for dry herbs all you need is a dry herb bowl. Alternatively, if you want to use your bong for concentrates you just need to add the correct size dab nail. Although you can use the same piece for dry herbs or concentrates we highly recommend having a dedicated piece so you get the best flavor and smoking experience possible.
What shape or style bong is best for me?
Bongs and Water Pipes come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles you can choose from. The most common shapes are beakers and straight tubes, where the difference is in the shape of their base. Beaker bongs are shaped like scientific beakers that are wider at the base. While straight tube bongs are completely straight throughout the entire pipe with a smaller diameter base. Beaker bongs allow you to add more water that can help to further cool down your smoke. Straight tubed hold less water but typically clear must faster for larger hits. If you’re looking for a dab rig, some of the most popular styles are recyclers, mini rigs, and fab egg style rigs. Recycler rigs contain two or more chambers that continuously loop your vapor and water for super smooth and flavorful vapor. The shape and style of bongs will alter their function so it’s important to know what you are looking for and what bong is best for you.
Glass Quality and Thickness
When shopping for a new bong you will notice that bongs can range in price from very cheap to very expensive. There are a lot of factors that influence a bongs price tag but one of the most important is the glass quality and thickness. There are two main types of glass used for making bongs, they are “soft glass” and “hard glass” Soft glass is usually solid colors or a variety of colors and is cheaper in quality and cost. Soft glass bongs are great for anyone shopping on a budget. Hard glass bongs which are primarily scientific glass bongs are typically all clear glass and contain thicker and more dense glass that make it higher quality and less prone to breaking. Borosilicate glass is the most common type of glass used for making bongs and for good reason. Borosilicate glass is high quality and durable and can be used to make a variety of different style bongs. Pipes made of borosilicate glass are less likely to break than bongs made with soft glass. Bongs made with borosilicate glass are often more expensive because it is higher quality and costs more money to produce. When looking at glass thickness, thicker is usually better because it offers increased strength and durability and also feels sturdy in your hand. All of the bongs on our website are made using high quality borosilicate glass to ensure they hold up and last a lifetime!
What percolator is the best?
Bongs contain different type’s of percolators to help diffuse and filter your smoke for a more pleasant smoking experience. Some bongs also contain downstems, which are glass tubes that go into the base of your bong to diffuse your smoke. In the past almost all bongs included a downstem, but now many bongs are stemless and do not require a downstem and the downstem is often replaced with a percolator. There are so many different types of percs on the market. They are all very different in how they function and how they diffuse and filter your smoke. If you’re looking for a bong to use with dry herbs you will want a water pipe that contains more percs for better smoke cooling and filtration. If you are looking for a dab rig, you will want only one or two percs because you don’t want to ruin the flavor from your concentrates. Some of the most popular types of percs are honeycomb, showerhead, swiss, inline, tornado and so many more. Some bongs contain just one type of perc and some contain several different kinds. It’s important to know that the more percolators a piece has the more lung capacity it will require to clear the bong.
The cool thing about bongs is they can be modified and customized with bong accessories and attachments. One of the most popular bong accessories is ash catchers. An ash catcher is removable glass attachment that can be added to any bong and is meant to trap stop your ash and debris from entering your water pipe. This helps to keep your water pipe clean and also adds another layer of filtration and smoke cooling. You just need to make sure the ash catcher joint can fit into your water pipes joint. Some smaller bongs are too small to support the added weight of an ash catcher but larger bongs can accommodate them.