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At first glance, water bongs can seem a bit confusing and it’s not always clear which one’s are the best to use. However, bongs are super simple to use and very easy to enjoy. It’s no wonder they remain one of the more popular choices when it comes to smoking.
A water bong helps filter and cool the smoke so that the smoking experience is always smooth and enjoyable. Whilst smoking still has the taboo of being unhealthy, using water bongs is one of the cleanest ways to enjoy any herb products like tobacco as it filters out the tar and impurities. They are also relatively easy to keep clean and if you get a good one, they’ll last a lifetime.
As the movement for smoking continues to become more and more mainstream, bongs remain a popular choice to get the most out of your herbs. To help you decide which bongs are a bang for your buck and which ones are nothing more than vases; I’ve created a list of my top 5 bongs for 2019.
So sit back, enjoy and have a read through!
A bong with a conscience, Jumiege provides a product made from environmentally friendly materials. Not scrimping on quality, they don’t contain any harmful materials. You can be safe in the knowledge that you won’t be inhaling any toxins when using this bong.
Ergonomic and Adaptable
Compact and ergonomic hold allows this pipe to be used on the go or to travel with. It comes with two adaptors that allow for the use of loose herbs or holding cigarettes. The bong can also hold hot and cold liquids such as tea or cola so you can have a unique taste experience. And it works!
Environmentally friendly, no filter needed
Made of zinc allow, resin and leather, these fabrics are all made with no extra chemicals and are kind to the environment. The bong doesn’t need any screens or additional filters either. There’s a gold filter with a silencer that can be removed for cleaning.
Cost and Value
It’s a pretty decent price, somewhere lower on the scale than others and it does have plenty of good features for that. It’s cute and quite quirky and has a lot of versatile use. A great starter for those new to bongs.
Our only bong here that is made of 100% glass, it is a truly unique piece. Completely handcrafted and blown, the XYQQ company pride themselves on all their products being handmade and cared for.
Heart of glass
Beautifully crafted, this bong is made out of the glass with no other synthetic materials used. Carefully tempered to make sure these bongs do not get too hot to handle and can withstand long time use.
Strong and weighty
It carries a decent weight and is incredibly sturdy. It’s a product that will last a long while and worth the investment. 11 inches in length, it is quite thin too so it’s very dainty compared to plenty of other bongs.
Cost and Value
A little bit more pricey, but I believe you get what you paid for. It’s built to last and provides a nice steady hit without getting too hot. A decent size bowl of 14mm, you can pack plenty and get a decent smoke from it.
A personal favorite of mine, I love that they create quirky and interesting designs to make their pipes more of a talking point than use for use. Know for being decorative and elaborate, SgooYi loves to make whacky art on their pipes; great for collecting!
Artistic, Glow in the dark
This bong comes detailed with a paint design out of glow in the dark paint. A useful design feature if used in dark places like parties; your bong can always be found! This keeps them as a great novelty too, and a centerpiece. Ideal for an ice-breaker, it certainly is a collector’s item for those who love smoking paraphilia
Aesthetically pleasing, great craftmanship
Made of well-tempered and hardened glass, this bong stands around 10 inches so it’s a decent size for everyday use. The paint is well done and doesn’t chip or peel away despite the heat within the pipe. It’s incredibly durable, can withstand being dropped or passed around. A great gift idea for smokers and bong users.
Cost and Value
One of the more expensive bongs on the list, I think it’s worth splashing out on. It’s fun and quirky. So many more designs from this company as well as being a genuinely good product.
Another bong solely made of glass, this is far smaller and traditional looking than some of the others. Keeping true to the traditional water bong, it has no airs or graces but certainly does the job it was intended for.
Thicken glass, simple design
The bong is made entirely of thickened glass which makes it incredibly durable and long-standing. The glass keeps the outside cool enough to be handled and protect fingers being burnt. The design is simplistic and does exactly what it says on the tin. The only little detailing it does offer is a plant motif on the neck of the bong. It comes with a decent bowl size and remains small enough to be portable.
Lightweight, ideal for beginners
Compared to other glass bongs, this one is very lightweight and comes in simple parts so that it is easy to clean. It makes it a popular choice for new users, as some other bongs on the market can be a little daunting. It does not come with its filtering system so bear that in mind when considering it as a purchase. Filters can be used in this pipe if you so choose. But it’s recommended without; the pipe works just fine as it is.
Cost and Value
Cheap but good quality, I would recommend this sort of bong to first time users. It would work well as a party pipe too as if it gets damaged (unlikely, but still) it’s not expensive to replace. If you’re not looking for anything fancy pants and just want function over pretty, this is an ideal pipe and will do you well.
A brand that loves to be innovative and fun in their designs, I present this double circulation bong. Certainly iconic, it has a double filtration system to ensure all hits from this little pipe are clean and as smooth as the last.
An apple a day
The design of this is a lot of fun and doesn’t give the immediate look of a pipe. An important factor, for people who like to keep their smoking pleasures more discrete. Made from a resin material, it’s sturdy for such a small bong. It looks sleek and very chic compared to other pipes, which makes it appeal to those who like to collect the weird and the wonderful of the bong world. Delicate enough to be displayed on shelves or tables and will be sure to start conversations.
Double circulation, extra smooth
What makes this bong special is that it has a way to circulate the water through twice, ensuring that all product is removed of tar and chemicals. It’s like a little bong heart, passing the water through to ensure it’s as clean as possible. And it works: every hit is smooth and clean and certainly more healthy than other products or options allow. Despite being scientific, it’s very easy to use and clean, which has its appeal.
Cost and Value
Not as expensive as one might think, it’s a definite looker and I think it’s a great option for people who want their smoking to be more discrete. It’s made of resin, so it is pretty sturdy. Not quite as good as glass but if you like being a little more out there, this is one for you.
There are plenty of things to consider when it comes to picking the right bong for you. Considerings such as smoke diffusion are important and I hope that I’ve taken the hard work out of that for you.
What I can recommend that for new bong users or first-time smokers, going for a more simple design is the best way forward. I’d also suggest this for those who are a little more heavy-handed than others! With less moving parts, it’s less likely to be dropped or broken. And no one wants to have to shell out for multiple pipes when they could have had just one.
When you’re buying your first bong or a couple down the line, don’t spend a small fortune on a fancy bong that you’ll inevitably break. And trust me, that’s the rule of thumb when it comes to pipe ownership. This is why I’ve made sure every bong on this list is relatively cheap whilst providing good quality.
There are various types of bongs out there and I have tried to be as inclusive to the various types as possible. Have a read further down, and you’ll see the article wrote about all the great things and needs to know about bongs. It’s a must-read if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to owning pipes!
Feel free to pop your comments in and let me know where you agree or disagree with my list. And throw out your own suggestions too, what products you recommend or ones you avoid like the plague!
And remember; be savvy with your purchase and make sure it’s a bong that you’ll love!
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