Types of Water Pipes/Bongs

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Types of Water Pipes/Bongs

Types of Water Pipes/Bongs

For anyone with the experience, it is easy to make out the different types of bongs.  Bongs vary in sizes, materials, designs, and shapes and there seems to be no end to the list of bongs that one can choose.  Bongs are one of the most popular smoking tools used in the world.  Their uses date back in the ancient times where they were used to smoke dry herbs by the royalties.  Many things are to be considered when it comes to water pipes or bongs and we will take you through the different types and their features to help you get a better understanding.

Beaker Bongs

Beaker Bong

Beakers are a highly-desired body style regardless of whether you choose to medicate through a Dab Rig or a Bong.  The broader shape of the beaker bongs helps in providing a more stabilized base which can hold more water as compared to the conventional straight tube bong.

The extra water storage allows you to regulate the type of Perc filtration as well as the level of drag resistance during inhalation. The beaker bong is commonly used along with a removable down stem as well as a concentrate nail or a bowl peace. Dan Rig, on the other hand,d use a fixed stem.  Beaker bongs are easy to clean at the same time they also require less cleaning due to their unique features.

Beakers can also be used for medicating purposes due to their wide range of forms in which they come in with. This is also due to the fact that they are made by some of the most trusted Crystal Artists in the world.

Percolator Bongs

Percolator bongs have different types of shapes which may include: The Downstems, Faberge Eggs Perc, Spiral Perc, Showerhead Perc, Fritted Disc Percolators, Turbine Percolators, Matrix Percolator, Inline Percolators, Tree Percolators and Honeycomb Percolators. The bongs have a percolator which allows the smoke to be well filtered and cooled more before the inhalation. The percolator causes the smoke to bubble through water giving the perks their bubbly effect. The percolators can rest in their own chambers or be placed at the bottom of the bong. Intake is therefore made easier and safe as most percolators are designed to have an extra layer of smoke filtration. This feature also makes it smooth and much pleasurable to take through it. The different types of percolators are aimed at accomplishing a variety of appealing touch to each type depending on the diverse users of percolators. The percolator bongs are more expensive than standard water pipes.

Thick Glass Bongs

Before you buy a glass bong, the first thing that you need to consider is the quality and thickness of the glass. A glass that is of better quality and thickness ensures its durability.

The quality of the glass is essential as it allows you to identify the strength of the glass.  A low end glass piece is not of good quality as the glass may be weak meaning that it can easily break.  The higher the quality of glass you have, the stronger and more pristine it will be.

The thickness of a glass piece will affect its durability and weight.  Normally, the thickness of the glass ranges from 3 to 12mm.

Thick Glass bongs are believed to be the most hygienic as they are easy to clean. Various methods of cleaning are applicable to it due to the thickness and quality of the glass. Medical users of bongs benefit from this type of bong because of its hygiene advantage. They are also praised because of their ability to produce smooth drags and a variety of concentrates.

Silicone Bongs and Pipes

In the last few months, there has been an increased trend in the use of silicone smoking devices.  They range from silicone dab rigs and bongs to silicone pipes.  The greatest feature about silicone products is that they ate easy to clean as it can easily be bent without breaking. This feature makes it easy to clean. Other advantages include its sturdiness and extreme portability. They are also available at affordable prices. They are also flexible for travelling purposes.

Most people believe that because the bong is made from silicone it will suck in when one is smoking giving a bad hit.  The smoke from silicon bongs is also a little bit hasher compared to that of a glass made bong due to the mild plastic flavor it emits. This is, however, not the case with glass bongs which are not movable when inhaling as they are sturdy and thick.

Ice Bongs

Ice bongs are best known for their ice notches or ice pinch to store ice. It is actually a regular glass bong whose features have been advanced to enable lodgment of ice cubes into its chambers.  The ice bongs have some of the smoothest hits among all the bongs. The ice catcher bong is a common feature available on many bongs. Bongs with ice catchers make a smoking experience more smooth and easy to inhale. Water is however also added to it in order to enable the creation of a void effect that ensures the smoker gets a suitable hit from their herb. The ice is just incorporated for merely cutting out the edge off the austerity of the smoke on the smoker’s throat.

Ice bongs also tend to be more expensive compared to all other bongs. This is due to its high quality. Ice bongs also have further drawbacks like the fact that the ice cubes tend to clog together inside their chambers thus during the cleaning process, it can be difficult to remove them. The only current solution available to its users is to just wait until the ice melts away.


The above bongs are considered to be some of the best and widely used in the world. Their significant improvement in terms of their structures has made them popular and safer to use when smoking which is true.

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