Water Pipes 101 & How do Water Pipes work?
Water pipes have been used since China introduced them in the 16th century for tobacco use. They made their way west through the Silk Road and ever since then, we’ve been toking. Water bongs are now used for smoking dry herb, flowers, tobacco and dabbing concentrates. They work by filtering out carcinogens, catching ash and tar as smoke travels through the water, so smoking a bong is a great choice if you want cool rips that are not as harsh on your lungs, as smoking a joint or blunt.
Bubbler vs Bong & What makes Bubblers so Versatile
Every bubbler is a glass bong; however, not every bong is a bubbler. Bubblers and glass bongs are well loved for their ability to deliver a smooth smoke by drawing the vapor through water to filter and cool it. Although similar, bubbler bongs are normally much smaller than bongs, so if you want a pipe that splits the difference between a hand pipe and water pipe, a weed bubbler is a great choice since it can function as either. In other words, if you don’t have water available, a glass bubbler can function without it. This versatility makes glass bubblers pipes an essential part of any smoker’s collection.
While you can’t beat having the portability of a hand pipe with the filtration power as a bong, you can go one step further and get percolator bubblers, which have even greater filtration. Be sure to check out one of our favorites, the Sherlock Bubbler bong, which has a swiss cheese percolator and stands just 6 inches tall, so it can be discreetly stashed away in your purse or backpack. Check out our entire bubbler bong collection to learn more about how to use a bubbler, how to clean a bubbler, bubbler types and more differences between a bubbler vs bong.
Best Bongs, Mini Bongs & Big Bongs
We have big bongs like the Color Tip Matrix Bong, which isn’t for the faint of heart standing at 19 inches tall, or smaller portable water pipes like the Mini Smoke Box mini bong at 3.5 inches, so that you and your friends can hotbox wherever, whenever. If you’re buying on a budget, we’ve also have high quality, yet cheap bongs under $50 including mini bongs, percolator bongs, beaker bongs and straight tube bongs. If you’re looking for an investment piece, one of our best bongs for is the Mini Colored Chiller Bong, which stands 7 inches tall, so it’s small enough to spread chill vibes where ever you go. If you are looking for massively filtered hits on the go, you can’t go wrong with our Multi Colored Perc Bong, which is one of our best bongs to pass around since it has glass accents on the tube for improved grip.
Best Dab Rigs for Sale
Glass dab rigs, another type of water pipe, were specifically made for smoking wax and concentrates. Since you get a much stronger high from concentrates, yet smooth hits through the water filtration, dabbing has become one of the most popular ways to get lit. Check out our cheap dab rigs for sale like the The Grappa Dab Rig. At just 6 inches, it’s an extremely portable dab rig that’s great for seshes in the great outdoors or simply on route to your friend’s place. If you’re looking for something more exclusive, the Pink Kandypens Oura is one of our best dab rigs, featuring four temperature settings, so you can start hitting in just 5 seconds. Our personal favorite is the Bubblegum Machine inspired dab rig, which is a fun throwback to simpler times. Our Dab Rigs collection has all you need to know bout how to smoke a dab rig, types of dab rigs pipes and other features to consider like splash guards and ash catchers to get the most out of your dab.
Dry Hand Pipes - Discreet Smoking On-The-Go
Spoons, one-hitters, and chillums are great pipe choices for smoking on-the-go. Glass pipes are small, easy to use, and don’t require water, making them perfect for the ski lift, around the campfire, at a concert, on the beach or even just on your friend’s couch. Smoking pipes like the spoon pipe have a straight stem with a bowl for dry herb. The carb cap on a spoon pipe is located on the side of the bowl. One-hitters and chillums are straight pipes where one end is the mouthpiece and the other end holds a small amount dry herb. There typically isn’t a carb on these smaller glass water pipes. All three varieties of hand pipes are very small and portable - the spoon pipe holds the most herb, followed by the chillum and the one-hitter.
Blast off with the Nebula Pipe in our online pipe shop, which is portable at just 4.5 inches and will catch eyes with it's rich swirling colors and handblown craftsmanship. If you’re on a budget, we have high quality yet cheap glass pipes under $20 like the Double Bowl Playground Pipe, Scaled Steamroller and our Komodo Glass Pipe for just $14.20 each, so you can swap them out depending on the occasion. You can learn more here about how to smoke a pipe, how to clean a glass pipe and types of glass pipes for sale.
Smoking Accessories - Bowls, Downstems, Glass Nails & Carb Caps
We carry a variety of bowls and accessories. We have both male and female bowls and downstems available in both common sizes 14mm bowl and 18mm bowl, so you can match parts to your current pipes. A downstem carries smoke from the bowl to the water chamber and helps to cool and filter a hit. Percolator downstems have multiple holes to increase the surface area which maximizes cooling. To be sure your new downstem will fit your pipe, measure from the very bottom of the sandblasted segment to the end, past the diffuser. Be sure you know which type and size bowl your current pipe has if you’re looking for parts to use interchangeably with it. Carb caps for dab nails or bangers help keep heat from escaping, so you can get the most from your concentrates and for $4.20 you can swap them out depending on the occasion. At Everythingfor420 we’ve got you covered!
Are dab rigs and bongs the same?
Dab rigs and bongs are similar, but definitely not the same! Bongs are typically used to smoke marijuana buds, and can usually attach to a bowl with a downstem. A dab rig is used to smoke concentrates, and typically has a banger to heat up the concentrate.
Do pipes get you higher?
Glass pipes are great for smokers who like to take their session on the go. Glass pipes are small and easy to carry, also easy to pass around. As far as the potency, you'll most likely get the same high you would get from smoking out of a bong, pipes are just a different way of smoking bud.
How do dab bubblers work?
A dab bubbler is similar to a bong in the sense that the smoke is pulled through water, which bubbles, and cools down the smoke your inhaling. A dab bubbler however has a glass banger, which will contain the concentrate that will be heated up.
Are glass bongs better?
If you're considering a glass pipe, a bubbler, a bong, or a dab rig, you might be wondering what is better. The simple answer is, it depends on you! If you like somking herb, cooling down your hits and also cleaning up the smoke, then a bong would be perfect for you!