How To Choose The Best Rolling Tray For You?

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How To Choose The Best Rolling Tray For You?

Why Do I Need A Rolling Tray?

When you are new to smoking and you go to a stoner friend's house you'll probably notice your friend has a metal or wooden tray that has all the rolling papers, tips, and of course, the sticky goodies as well sitting on top.

When it comes to rolling a joint at home or trying to grind some dry herb for smoking with a bong, you'll notice there will always be some small chunks of sticky goods dropping down to the floor or even worst, into the carpet which is a pain in the ass to clean because you know weed is sticky.

That's when a rolling tray is needed. 

By using a rolling tray not only you can keep all your gears organized when you're using the grinder to grind down your weed(or using bare hands to break the bud into small pieces like my weird friend Chad would do) you can pour all the material onto the tray, so you don't need to worry about missing any chunk of your weed. 

What Type Of Rolling Tray Is The Best?

It all depends on your needs just like when you're choosing a pipe or a bong for smoking, some people like them to be fancy and some just want them to be functional. 

Most of the rolling tray on the market are made from metal or more accurately, aluminum. 

This type of rolling tray just covers the basics, a simple tray that you put all the ground materials on and roll a joint. 

The main attraction of a metal rolling tray is the prints, there are many brands on the market that works with artists to make amazing looking patterns and prints to make their rolling trays pop, cartoons, political figures, you name it! 

For those who like to keep their gear organized and out of sight, it's best to go with a two-piece magnetic rolling tray. 

This type of tray is mostly made from bamboo or wood, it will feature a lot of slots in different sizes to store your rolling paper, your grinder, and your rolling tips, so if that's what turns you on you can't go wrong with this one. 

There are also rolling trays made from silicone as well. 

If you like to dab concentrates like resin, shatter or wax you won't be unfamiliar with a silicone jar, silicone is known for its ability to withstand a massive amount of heat being applying to it, so makes it the perfect material for containing concentrates to be dabbed from a nectar collector or made into a dab mat to rest your dabber on. 

So generally speaking all silicone rolling trays are dual-functional, it can be used for rolling and dabbing at the same time. 

How Much Does A Rolling Tray Cost?

For metal(aluminum) rolling trays, small ones cost around $2.99~5.99, big ones cost around $7.99 to $30+.

For rolling trays made from bamboo or wood, as we mentioned above, they feature different features like grinder slots, rolling tips slots, rolling paper slots, so the prices would vary from $20 all the way to $100+ if you are buying a branded rolling tray the cost might be even higher than that. 

For trays made from silicone, since it's dual function, you can use it for rolling and dabbing, the price depends on the size like the metal rolling trays, generally speaking, a silicone rolling tray will cost around $5~$30.

5 Best Rolling Trays In 2020

1. "Life is Good" Rolling Tray

Hornet is known for their grinders, rolling papers, tips, and more rolling related accessories, we now carry their rolling trays as well. 

This Hornet medium size metal rolling tray features a bear hugging a huge bud in the background with letters "life is good", and for the price, it's pretty well-made and the size is large enough to put a grinder and a booklet of rolling papers on. 

  • Material: Metal 
  • Size: 7.09" x 5.51" (180mm x 140mm)
  • Brand: Hornet
  • Design: "Life is Good" 

2. Bamboo Groove Rolling Tray

If you are looking for a simple yet functional rolling tray, this bamboo groove rolling might just be the right one for you! 

This rolling tray is made entirely from bamboo, if you sniff it close enough you can almost taste the fresh scent of this natural material. Comparing to the more commonly seen rolling trays made from metal or silicone, trays that made from bamboo are more eco-friendly and it will age beautifully if properly cared for. 

  • Material: Bamboo 
  • Size: 6.57" x 5.12"(167mm x 130mm) 

3. Camouflage Silicone Rolling Trays

Hornet is known for their grinders, rolling papers, tips, and more rolling related accessories, we now carry their rolling trays as well. 

This Hornet large size Silicone rolling tray features camouflage pattern and for the price, it's pretty well-made and the size is large enough to put a grinder and a booklet of rolling papers on. 

  • Material: Silicone
  • Size: 12.48" x 8.46" (317mm x 215mm)
  • Brand: Hornet
  • Design: Camouflage Pattern

4. Bamboo Magnetic Rolling Tray

This magnetic bamboo rolling tray is an awesome rolling tray of the finest quality. This 2-part magnetic rolling tray is made from bamboo and has carved compartments for all of your rolling accessories. There is also a grinder cutout with a diameter of 6.3cm that can hold any grinder of that size or smaller.

The central piece of the tray is held together by a strong magnet. You can split the tray in half so one side serves as a lid that you can easily reattach. The main rolling platform has rounded edges and the bottom has foam on each corner to avoid scratching any surfaces. The cutouts provide ample space for rolling accessories such as rolling papers, lighters, and filters.

  • Material: Bamboo + Strong Magnets 
  • When Unfolded Size: 9.45"x8.66"x0.83" or 220mm x 240mm x 21mm
  • Folded: 4.72"x8.66"x1.65" or 120mm x 240 x 42mm

5. One Piece Large Rolling Tray

This one-piece bamboo rolling tray is an awesome rolling tray of the finest quality. This rolling tray is made from bamboo and has a carved edge for all of your rolling accessories. The large size design can provide a large space for your accessories such as rolling papers, lighters, and filters.

  • Material: Bamboo
  • Size: 11.02"x6.69" (280mm x 170mm)