In this collection you find options from Grav Labs, Empire Glassworks, Nucleus, Ronin, Marley Natural, Snoop Dogg Pounds and many others. Whether you seek scientific styles like a beaker or tube or you want a unique, limited edition heady piece, SmokeSmith Gear has the best bong for you.
The Best Bongs of 2018
In addition browsing our vast assortment of bongs and water pipes we offer this guide to the Best Bongs from SmokeSmith Gear, updated to reflect new choices for 2018. From the stylish minimalism of the Summerland Land Yacht ceramic bong to the heady delights of Zink's dab rigs, our best selling bongs are all noted for their quality and durability. Super tall bongs? Check! Heavy hitters? Check! Heady? Check! Whatever style, size or shape you are after SmokeSmith Gear definitely has the right bong for you. Our list of best selling bongs has you covered, whether you seek a small starter bong or something that is more heady and ornate. We also have many great scientific bongs, crafted with sturdy borosilicate glass.
There are many different varieties of glass bongs available on the market. From straightforward scientific styles such as the straight tube or beaker bong to more elaborate (but functional) pieces such as recyclers and Faberge eggs, SmokeSmith Gear offers a vast selection bongs and water pipes. Here are a few elements that we look for in determing which water pipes and bongs make our list of Best Bongs of 2018:
Even A Basic Bong Can Be Great
If you are looking for a bong with a classic look, straight tubes and beaker base water pipes are the place start. These bong styles will be easier for beginners to master while still offering a fair amount of versatility in term of accessories and special features. Water pipes with removable downstems allow you to switch this part with a titanium nail or another accessory to use with concentrates (such as waxes or shatter) instead of legal dry herb. Just remember to purchase an accessory that fits your water pipe joint size and shape. Straight tube water pipes hold less water than beaker base pipes but may offer users a better dabbing experience.
Recyclers Provide Extra Filtration
For an extra smooth hit many water pipe consumers favor recyclers. Recyclers work by filtering the water that carries the vapor up through a chamber close to the mouthpiece, releasing the vapor for the user to inhale, and then dumping the water back down to the base to be “recycled” again. This gives the vapor a longer cooling off period in the water. Recyclers tend to work best with concentrates but can also be used with flower and legal dry herb. These pieces may look complicated but they are simply to operate once you learn how to use all the parts.
Heady Pieces Offer Uniqueness & Artist Value
In terms of style and artfulness it does not get much better than a heady piece of glass. For many consumers of water bongs and glass pieces it’s all about collecting heady pieces because they are basically functional pieces of art. Many that we sell are one off pieces, meaning that they are unique and one of kind, hand made by a glass artist. We feature gorgeous heady bongs and pipes from brands such as Empire Glassworks, Chameleon Glass and Grog Glass among many other smaller glass artisans.
Extra Features Add Bang For The Bong Buck
Once you start browsing our selection of water pipes you will notice that many include an ice pinch, which holds a few pieces of ice in the tube and provides an extra layer of cooling before the smoke reaches the mouthpiece. Many water pipes these days also feature a splash guard, which is great for preventing the water from the base of the pipe reaching your lips as you inhale. Splash guards have slits, allowing to smoke to pass through but preventing the water from splashing upwards.
Another essential part of a bong is the downstem. Bongs with removable downstems typically have diffused downstems, which means the long, skinny part of the removable bowl has either slits or holes that allow water to filter the smoke as it enters the chamber. Water pipes with fixed downstems tend to have percolators within the body of the bong. Percolators add an extra layer of filtering, creating smoke that is cool and smooth. There are many percolator types, including showerhead percs, matrix percs, showerhead percs and honeycomb percs.