When it comes to choosing a new water bong, the endless options available can be overwhelming. But not all bongs are created equal and it’s always best to choose a smoking accessory that’s not only made from high quality materials and will last, but will also fit with your personal smoking preferences and lifestyle. For example, stoners who smoke while out and about will be limited by a delicate glass bong that’s 18 inches tall, and while that bong may be amazing, it just doesn’t work for the smokers’ specific needs. Here’s a breakdown of the best bongs based on smoking style so you can be sure you’ve made the right purchase.
Why do smokers use water bongs?
First, let’s talk about a few benefits of using bongs over other types of smoking devices like pipes, joints, vape pens, and blunts. These are just a few advantages:
- Bongs have added filtration, aeration, percolation, and cooling thanks to the utilization of water.
- Bong rips are smoother, softer, and less harsh on the throat than joints and pipes, so smokers can take more massive hits.
- There are endless designs and shapes available, so it’s easy to find something that fits each person’s individual personality and aesthetic.
- Most bongs can also be used as a dab rig by swapping out the bong bowl for a banger. This allows smokers to consume both legal dry herb or cannabis concentrates.
Best bongs for solo smoking sessions
Anything goes for solo smoking sessions, so this really depends on personal preferences and aesthetic. Try a crazy character bong from your favorite video game or T.V. series that really shows off your personality and don’t forget matching accessories like a rolling tray, weed storage container, and herb grinder to top it off. Smaller bong bowls that are not so deep and that hold less dry herb are ideal for those who often smoke solo, so less flower is wasted. Bong bowls are very cheap, so it’s a good idea to have various sizes depending on the occasion.
Best bongs for sharing
Every 420 enthusiast loves a good group smoke session every now and then. While passing a blunt is fun, bongs are definitely the best to pass and share around a group of friends. The best bongs for sharing are those with a large, stable base that aren’t too big and don’t have delicate interior features or percolators. Accidents happen, but they can be limited with the right type of bong. Beaker bongs are one of the most popular options due to their classic shape that’s easy to pass and difficult to tip over. If the bong has percolators, try to choose one that’s durable such as an inline perc, honeycomb disc perc, donut perc, or a percolated downstem that are less likely to crack. Steer clear of any water bongs with narrow bases or those that are top heavy.
Best travel-friendly bongs
There are several types of bongs that can be taken on the go without having to worry. The best are silicone bongs and mini bongs. Heat-resistant silicone is nearly indestructible and can withstand drops and dings. They also fold up and fit in the smallest of backpacks, however most still have a glass downstem and bong bowl, which should be removed and secured separately during travel. For obvious reasons, mini bongs are very discreet and portable as well. Any bong that’s six inches or shorter from the base to the mouthpiece are considered mini bongs. They don’t take up much space and require less water than larger options.
Best bongs for smoking at home
Many people prefer to light up on the couch at home after a long day to relax and unwind. While these types of smokers can use any type of bong and have a great time, big bongs that are 18 inches or taller or fancy percolator bongs are ideal. There’s no need to worry about carrying the bong around, so large bongs, those with delicate percolators, and pricey one-of-a-kind heady glass bongs are not out of the question. Big bongs are able to produce insane hits, while those with multiple percolators allow for very smooth and comfortable bong rips.
Best bongs for massive rips
Some smokers are just trying to get as high as humanly possible and a big bong will do just that. Giant bong rips are attained when the bong itself has a large main chamber for smoke to accumulate before its cleared in one go. Keep in mind that harsher smoke will limit the size of the bong rip you can take since you’ll start coughing before you can fully take the hit. Choose a big bong with a large chamber and at least two types of percolators such as a diffused downstem paired with a showerhead perc. This will ensure that you’ll be able to actually inhale all the smoke that the bong can produce.
Now that you know the best bong for your smoking style, it’s time to pull the trigger. Head over to the EF420 online smoke shop for a rotating selection of the best big bongs, mini bongs, heady glass bongs, silicone bongs, and percolator bongs around.