GRAV Review: Overview
Who is GRAV?
The designers at GRAV are a team of glass magicians specializing in water pipes (bongs), bubblers, and hand pipes.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Grav Labs has been in the glass game since 2004, a time when recreational cannabis was still illegal in every state. Over the years, the company has celebrated several firsts, most notably the revival of GRAV’s initial product launch—the first of its kind—an all-glass gravity bong called Gravitron.
GRAV also separates itself from the countless number of online retails thanks to its successful Youtube channel. On it, you’ll find behind-the-scenes interviews from the lead glass designer, how-to-style tutorials, and ghost function videos that show you how the pieces filter and bubble smoke.
All-Inclusive Company Culture
Not all glass brands are as transparent as GRAV. Seeing smiling faces on GRAV’s website is a big plus in the way of humanizing the brand. People interested in glass craftsmanship will appreciate being able to put a name to a face (check out Micah Evans’ Behind the Design Youtube series).
Grav Labs collaborates with artists and glassblowers to support local talent. Thanks to its strong social presence, you get the impression that GRAV employees love what they do.
The company also offers exclusive Grav Labs coupons to teachers, first responders, and military personnel as a way to show its appreciation to the people.
Brand Product Line: Bongs, Bubblers, Pipes & More
There’s something for cannabis consumers of all levels at Grav Labs. Whether you prefer dry flower or concentrates, want a portable or stationary piece, are into fancy percs or classic designs—GRAV is stocked with it all.
What Are Customers Saying About GRAV Products?
People rave about the smoothness of the hits (even without an ice catcher) and sleek designs. The only complaint some people share about the bongs is the bulkiness, but these reviewers still seem happy with the texture and impact of the rips.
Pros & Cons
- Product replacement issued within 7 days if defective or broken
- Brand regularly publishes informative blog posts
- Free shipping on orders $75+ (U.S. orders only)
- Many types of percolators available
- No warranty on glass pieces
- Demo videos aren’t available for every piece
Grav Labs: Humble Beginnings
Dave Daily founded Grav Labs in 2004 like any amateur entrepreneur with one revolutionary idea and giant dreams of success. The goal? To create an object that people could engage with and one that would stand the test of time.
Even though the first Gravitron prototype didn’t make millions in sales as predicted, Dave continued to press forward, launching hundreds of designs and scaling his team. Today, Grav has over 300 pieces of glass for sale.
The talent behind Grav is dedicated to making smokables that allow you to #findyourhigherself. That means something different to everyone, but the gist is the same: smoke up, stay true to who you are, and do what makes you happy.
|6″ - 16″ tall||3″ - 10″ long||3″ - 9″ tall||6″ - 7″ tall||7″ - 6.5″ tall|
|Borosilicate glass||Borosilicate glass/silicone||Borosilicate glass||Borosilicate glass||Borosilicate glass/quartz|
|Clear, black accents||Assorted||Clear, colored accents||Clear, black accents||Clear, black accents|
|Multiple downstems/percs||Inverted ash catcher/carb||Multiple downstems||Carb/downstem cooling||Multiple downstems/percs|
|$59.99 - $99.99||$9.99 - $49.99||$29.99 - $159.99||$13.99 - $99.99||$149.99 - $79.99|
GRAV Glass Pieces
With hundreds of pieces to choose from, this list features a few of the most stand-out GRAV designs.
Best Of Bongs
Grav Labs’ new-and-improved 2.0 gravity bong takes the top of this list based on seniority. This design is what started it all, putting the company on the radar back in the late 2000s. Fast forward 17 years, and you can now enjoy an old classic with sturdier upgrades and more attractive eye appeal.
Standing 11″ high, this all-glass gravity bong is a happy departure from the half-liter makeshift models most of us enjoyed in our younger days. People love this bong because of its familiarity and durability. The newly imagined flange fits comfortably in your hands as you inhale, so you no longer have to worry about slippage.
Without a doubt, the Gravitron 2.0 is a shining moment for GRAV’s designers. Depending on your lung capacity and smoking needs, you can choose from the large 11″ version or the medium-sized 9″ version.
Grav Labs’ Empress bong checks off all the boxes: 10/10 for originality, filtration, and grip. The design is an androgynous mix of soft curves and hard edges, complementing the beaker-style waist in all the right places.
Micah Evans, the ingenious designer behind this beauty, fitted the Empress bong with a custom eight-slit percolator that’s slightly bigger than average slits to keep flower from getting stuck in hard-to-reach places. As you clean this piece, you’ll see why this makes an enormous difference.
Those looking for an introductory glass piece can appreciate the approachability of this design. If you’re not a fan of chugging smoke, the Empress is sure to please—each rip a delicate balance of majestic intensity and flowing pleasure.
Best Of Pipes
With hand pipes, the simpler the better. Grav Labs’ Classic Sherlock piece rises above the rest because of its no-frills design. A certain elegance about the curved shape draws you in, inspiring those who use it to tackle life’s most ponderous questions.
The inverted ash catcher keeps fly-away flower from falling out of the pipe. Unlike Grav Lab’s bongs and bubblers, the Classic Sherlock pipe comes in 11 different color options.
The Rocker Steamroller pipe doesn’t look like every other bowl at most headshops. Falling somewhere between a touch-tone phone and a small banana, the body of the pipe has a gentle curve that fits snuggly in your hand.
The carb at the top makes it easy to control the amount of smoke you inhale, while the o-shaped bowl keeps flower in one place. This is a fun piece for microdosing THC or CBD strains.
Best Of Bubblers
Handheld, lightweight, and ergonomic? In a market filled with overly complicated tricks and gimmicks, The Rain Bubbler is a breath of fresh air. This simple gem is ready to accompany adventurers on any journey.
The bubbler fits like a glove in the palm of your hand. Thanks to a restricted mouthpiece, the splashback is sustained within the body of the bubbler. With just a bit of water, you can still get robust hits from the Rain Bubbler, while the 2-slit downstem filters and bubbles smoke like magic.
If you’re interested in a more scientific design, GRAV’s Coffee Mug Bubbler is a conversation starter. This design is one of five bubblers in the Sip Series, a collection of beverage-inspired glass pieces.
What distinguishes the Coffee Mug Bubbler from the rest is the ability to hold it like a regular cup of joe. Smoke also filters from the perc to the handle and upwards through the mouthpiece. Using this bubbler brings a whole new meaning to your wake-and-bake smoke sesh.
Best Of Accessories
Those who don’t like to fuss with all the moving parts of cannabis will love the GRAV Dugout. As a cannabis accessory and smoking device, the Dugout just makes everything easier.
This all-in-one kit comes with a grinder, aluminum one-hitter, and carrying case, plus a clip to attach it to a backpack. Grind your buds, light up, and dump the ash using the recessed pin on the bottom of the one-hitter. The Dugout is a great solution for enjoying cannabis outside of the house without drawing a lot of attention.
What smoking kit is complete without a stylish bag to lug it all around? Sure, you can make do with any drawstring or zip-up bag, but they won’t mask the odor. GRAV’s smell-proof pouch, though, keeps your goods under wraps so you can tote your pipe or joints around without worry.
The unisex design comes in brown or black and features a wrist strap. And with the carbon-lining, any lurking smells stay tucked away within the velcro and rubber-lined zipper. Traveling with cannabis is tricky (depending on where you live), but with the right gear, it is doable.
Final Thoughts: Grav Labs Review
Grav Labs is one of those companies you can’t help but cheer for, especially with the long-standing reputation it has in the glass community. People who smoke flower and concentrates regularly trust the durability and functionality of GRAV glass. With the proper maintenance and care, each piece can be enjoyed for countless smoke sessions and future cannabis needs.
Better Bureau Business Rating
Grav Labs is not accredited with the Better Bureau Business (BBB), but it has a C+ rating due to one customer complaint about an issue with delivery. This is the only published complaint.
Grav Labs makes its pipes with heat-resistant borosilicate glass and uses quartz for the nails and bangers.