My clear glass bong cracked on me! But don’t worry, it’s still somehow usable. With the holidays rapidly approaching, it looks like the perfect time to grab a new piece. Today I’ve compiled my wish list of bongs and water pipes. Disclaimer: I have not personally tried any of them. But, I did do my research so you don’t have to. Furthermore, I should let the record show that I HATE the way traditional bongs look. Controversial, I know! But that is my truth. So here are my top 5 bong picks; a curation of bongs that I find cute, stylish or sleek.
Heir Waterpipe $260
The Heir water pipe is on my list because of it’s sleek design, and its reputation for being easy to clean. Compared to recyclers that can have circling tubes of glass, and other elaborate bongs, the lack of twisting glass leads me to believe Heir’s cleaning claim.
Heir also claims their design employs centrifugal force that allows the airflow to pass through the water in such a way that users experience a cleaner bong rip.
“Aurora” Water Pipe by My Bud Vase $120 – on sale now for $80
People are thrilled with their Aurora water pipes. Users say it is beautiful irl, larger than expected, and an overall wonderful piece in their collection. This piece is so aesthetically pleasing, I might just leave it on my coffee table during the week. The neck looks like you’d be able to add ice to create the optimal smoking temperature. I’m not sure how deep the bowl is, but you can always roll a time bomb or purchase a deeper bowl if the size isn’t suitable for your smoking needs.
My Bud Vase was started by entrepreneur Doreen Sullivan, who’s mission is basically what Rip Rinse Repeat’s values are- creating a different narrative around cannabis culture, and ditching the burnout stigma. Needless to say we are slightly biased in this choice, but with these looks anyone can agree this piece is objectively gorgeous and far from the piece your college drug dealer had in their basement.
SubZero B-LG-X3 Water Pipe by JET $192
Apparently, this is one of the most state-of-the-art bongs you can buy. It has patented diffusion technology and a “pull- free” design that JET claims delivers users the ultimate smoking experience.
Beaker Base Bong – Clear Basic – 5.0mm by Mountain Jam Glass Company $175
Classic beaker bong design with a sleek twist. This piece is on my list because of its positive reviews and simple look.
Hot Sauce Bong by Empire Glassworks $200
This bong has a 4 Star rating (note there is currently only one review, but nonetheless) and a quirky aesthetic. Empire Glassworks is known for their quirky designs and well made pieces. This piece looks to me like it would require a bit of maintenance with the bottom red tube, however with a bag of isopropyl alcohol (whose safety as a cleaning agent is up for debate, more on this later) and salt you can clean any piece.
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