Bongs & Pipes
Bongs come in all shapes and sizes. The most basic are essentially just a bowl and chamber. Others are colorful, mouth-blown works of art. At the end of the day, however, they’re all doing the same thing: filtering and cooling the smoke that’s created when you burn cannabis.
Most bongs have a small bowl that holds dried weed that combusts when you ignite it. Meanwhile, as you inhale, the water in the bottom of the bong bubbles or percolates. The smoke rises up through the water, where it’s inhaled from the chamber. Bongs may look complicated, but they’re great for beginners looking to control the burn.
Pipes (a.k.a. wee bowls) are usually pretty straightforward in terms of functionality. There’s a bowl for the cannabis and a small pipe you inhale through as the bud lights up. But don’t let the simple mechanics fool you. The designs can be borderline outrageous. We’ve seen ones that look like everyday objects like sparkplugs, lipsticks, or even a pack of gum. And the glass ones can be just as creative, with some looking like multicolored glass marbles pulled apart and reshaped just for your cannabis enjoyment. They’re extremely simple to use and are fairly low maintenance.