Glass Bongs

Bongs are notorious for providing powerful hits with a level of smooth unmatched by most other smoking devices. Glass bongs, in particular, tend to be the most popular category of bong available on the market. This is probably because glass can be made into a work of art and the clean flavor and ease of cleaning that a glass bong provides. Be sure to be careful: glass bongs can get quite heavy and even the sturdiest are liable to break if not cared after or handled with care.
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How to Choose the Best Glass Bong

Like other smoking devices, when it comes to glass water bongs, what works the best for the wants and needs of one smoker may differ from the next user. Therefore, what glass bong will be best for you will ultimately come down to your personal preferences. Glass water bongs can range from basic to complex, depending upon the specific features the device utilizes. Below are some of the popular factors considered when purchasing a glass bong.

How Frequently Do You Smoke?

One of the most fundamental questions you need to consider is how often you plan to use your glass water pipe. Daily users will want something that is easy to clean to avoid the gross (and hazardous) buildup that can result from frequent use.


One important factor every smoker needs to consider before purchasing their glass bong is the size of the water pipe you want to purchase. While smaller glass bongs are easier for portability and discretion (in terms of being easy to put away and keep out of sight), larger glass bongs offer larger chambers. What this means for the user is you will be able to take in larger hits at one time.

What Type of Features Are You Looking For

Like many smoking devices, glass bongs can range from simple and straightforward to more complicated options. If you are new to smoking, some features can add a complication to the device that can take some of the joy out of using them. Therefore, it is essential to determine what type of features you are looking for before making your purchase. For example, percolators - while not essential, percolators are a nice addition to have and come in multiple varieties including (but not limited to) shower heads, honeycombs, turbines, or inlines.

Where Do You Plan to Use It

Smokers are just like everyone else and come from all walks of life. While some users prefer to smoke at home, others like a more portable option. Glass bongs can offer an exquisite appearance and easy maintenance. However, if you are looking for a more portable selection, you will want to lean towards a glass mini bong rather than a larger device.

What Do You Plan to Smoke

While glass water bongs are primarily used for smoking dry herbs, with the introduction of concentrates these devices are now able to offer more than one option. For dry herb smokers, a straight tube or classic beaker design will always be an easy choice. However, if you are wanting to use concentrates for dabbing, you will need to purchase a bong with the ability to swap out the glass bowl for a dab nail attachment.

Types of Glass Bongs

When it comes to smoking, there is a wide array of methods to choose from - hand pipes, bubblers, vaporizers, joints, the list goes on and on. While there is a wide selection of choices to choose from, one of the most favored pieces enthusiasts tend to prefer the glass water bong. The advantages of these popular smoking devices offer not only a great smoking experience but many other benefits as well.

Gravity Bongs

Gravity bongs are a type of consumption method that delivers some of the biggest hits available. Bukket pipes are a very popular form of this type of bong. Unlike other bongs and pipes, gravity bongs use gravity to force highly concentrated smoke into the lungs of the user (typically filling the user’s lungs more to capacity than you would experience from a smaller smoking pipe like a chillum or spoon pipe).

Glass Bongs

While there is a wide selection of options to choose from, glass bongs are the most popular among enthusiasts due to their many advantages. One of the most common reasons for choosing glass water bongs is because they do not irritate your throat during the inhalation process, and along with the water create a cleaner and more refreshing hit than other types of bongs. Another big component for choosing a glass bong is because they are unique. Each bong is handmade and is as diverse as the artisan who created it.

Silicone Bongs

Silicone bongs have quickly gained popularity over the years. Since they can be mass-produced, silicone bongs tend to be cheaper than their glass counterparts. Silicone water bongs are easy to use and offer durability not found in other materials, making them great for portability. They also tend to be easier to clean than other bong materials, as you can easily place them into the bong into the freezer. Then simply twist the various silicone sections to break up the once sticky residue.

Percolator Bongs

Percolator bongs (also known as bubbler bongs) can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but what makes them unique is the percolator they contain. The percolator is a type of filter inside of the bong that evenly disperses bubbles inside of the bong. These bubbles filter out the carcinogens and toxins in the smoke prior to inhalation. While they do tend to result in greater resistance, percolator bongs provide extremely smooth puffs.

Ice Bongs

Ice bongs (also known as ice catchers) are a type of water bong featuring small notches in the neck of the bong. This allows the bong to hold ice cubes directly in the smoke path, making them extremely effective at cooling the smoke before it reaches the mouth, throat, and lungs of the user providing cool and refreshing hits.

Dab Bong

A dab bong is more commonly referred to as a dab rig and is specifically used to smoke wax concentrate. While glass water bongs are generally used with dry herbs, by exchanging the glass bowl for a dab nail, you can change what type of material you smoke out of it. Dab rigs tend to provide better flavoring and vapor consistency than other bong or pipe options.

Bong Bowls

Bong bowls are an essential part of smoking from glass bongs and used to hold the dry herbs. While they are a part of the bong, bong bowls are also a category all of their own. Many glass bongs offer a removable bong bowl, allowing for the user to interchange the bowl for their choice in size. However, it is essential you purchase a bowl in both the correct size (typically either 9mm, 14mm, or 18mm) and joint type (male or female).

ny vape shop guarantee

Every Glass Bong purchased at NY Vape Shop is guaranteed to arrive fast and intact. If you have any additional questions about your specific glass bong or anything else, we provide detailed information at each product page, plus we have an extensive blog with a plethora of information. And of course you can always contact us and we can help with anything.