Bongs have always been a part of the smoking pipe market. Ever since man first learned how to utilize water in a smoking device, bongs became one of the more popular options. Because water can cool down and filter smoke, more of it can be inhaled producing larger hits that are less likely to give you a coughing fit, though this is still debatable. The beaker design of bongs is perhaps the most typical and common shape seen in traditional bongs. This article will go into detail with two of the most popular styles of bongs and why you would want to consider using them.
The typical beaker style of bong is perhaps the most iconic and easily recognized within the smoking market. No other style is more common or popular as the beaker style. Beaker bongs come in a wide array of sizes from the massive to the mini. The silicone beaker bong has a leg up on the traditional glass beaker for a variety of reasons.
First off, silicone is superior to glass in terms of durability and practicality. Silicone is virtually indestructible and will not crack or shatter on you if taking a hit or fall from a table. With many different colors to choose from, the Silicone Beaker Bong also comes with a downstem that is made of silicone, making this a truly durable and functional bong.
Measuring right under 8 inches tall, the Silicone Beaker Bong 3 inch wide base and can accommodate a glass bowl of your size and choosing. The beaker base allows for a good amount of water and smoke to maximize smoke volume while also effectively cooling it down and filtering it from particulate matter and ash.
The Diamond Cut Bong is another popular choice with its precision cut angles that give it a very sleek and refined style. The Diamond Cut Bong is also made of high-quality food grade silicone and comes with a silicone downstem. Unlike the Silicone Beaker Bong, the Diamond Cut Bong comes in a whopping 10 inches tall and has many colors to choose from.
The Diamond Cut Bong is designed to be a decorative piece that can be used as a standalone prop when not in use. It blends in nicely with any background and can be an inconspicuous piece of art when the bowl is not showing. In fact, the Diamond Cut Bong can be mistaken for a small planter or vase in some cases!
With its attractive price point and clear-cut edges, the only thing missing is the actual glass bowl, which, like the Silicone Beaker Bong, is not included with the bong itself. This can be a good thing when you consider how you are not limited to just one type of bowl that may come with any bong. Feel free to pick up a glass piece from our inventory to go with your silicone bong!
The benefits of silicone over glass can clear, no pun intended. Glass cracks, breaks, shatters, and can leave you prone to injury from a cut of broken glass. It can be messy, expensive, and heartbreaking when it occurs. This is more common with inexperienced users, though anyone can fall victim to this inevitable fate.
Silicone offers the user a worry-free smoke session by eliminating the fear of having a fragile material that will break and potentially hurt you. Silicone is firm yet flexible and can withstand bumps, hits, falls, and other forms of impact without breaking or cracking. One of the finer aspects about silicone is its ability to act as a potent heat buffer which it can evenly disperse.
Heat from a silicone bong is blocked and mitigated to the user for a much safer experience overall. The heat is effectively absorbed without traveling throughout the bong and can be much easier to clean given the nature of the silicone itself. Some bongs can even be taken apart for a more thorough cleaning.
When trying to choose and consider which silicone bong to get, you should think about whether or not you want to use it every day. Some users prefer smaller, more compact versions of bongs and can instead opt for something like a bubbler instead. While these bongs can be effectively used as everyday smoking devices, it is worth taking into consideration.
If you are looking to get a little bit more bang for your buck in terms of water and smoke volume, then the classic beaker style with its slightly larger base might be the way to go. Those who want a classier and more refined version that will compliment a particular style or room can go for the Diamond Cut Bong instead.
Either one is a matter of personal preference, as they are each effective and proficient at what they do. Both are highly practical and will last you a lifetime with the proper maintenance. The best type of bong is the one that you will use the most without hassle or regret. Both are viable options and are fully functional as everyday pieces.
Silicone bongs are one of the most effective ways to smoke given how they are built to filter out particulate matter and debris to create a smooth and enjoyable session. Bongs are notorious for producing massive amounts of smoke, leading users to coughing fits often. It is for this reason that most users opt for something smaller and more portable that can still deliver massive hits without the massive weight and baggage.
If it is made of silicone, it is practical. While glass will always remain a popular medium for smoking culture, it is far from ideal and carries a more connoisseur-like quality that can be somewhat elitist in nature. In any case, there is nothing wrong with glass if you are prepared to accept the pitfalls associated with it.