What to Consider when Finding the Right Bong for Me?
Choosing a bong for the first time or even replacing an old one in this day and age can require a fair amount of thought. This is because following the decriminalization as well as legalization of cannabis in certain places, manufacturing of smoking supplies has become a lot more mainstream. The result; a lot more to choose from!
The question is where does one begin? How do you go about finding and selecting the perfect bong for yourself?
When you’re trying to find yourself the right bong, you need to take a few things into consideration. Here they are.
What are you Smoking?
This first question refers to what form you’re smoking your cannabis in. Are you someone who smokes dry herb, do you usually go for concentrate or is it an alternation between the two?
Though it doesn’t make too much difference and though you can smoke both in any kind of bong, it sometimes helps to keep a separate bong for concentrate from the one you use for your dry herb. This is in order to maintain flavor. We will elaborate on this further in the blog.
Shape and Size
Bongs are available in a number of shapes and sizes. These range from those you can simply hold to those you need to rest on the ground when taking a hit. You also have choice by way of shape from the extremely simple varieties to more complex designs.
When trying to figure out the right shape and size for your bong, one of the things you need to do is take into account your smoking habits. If you’re the sort who smokes with a lot of people and usually stick with pipes or joints when alone, a larger design might be more appropriate.
On the flipside, if it’s just you and maybe a housemate for the most part, a smaller design would do too.
Down-stems and Percolators
There was a time when most if not all bongs came fitted with down-stems. Today, however, you are offered a choice between those that come with and those that come without. Further, many bong designs today come with what you call percolators. These are used to filter as well as diffuse the smoke you are inhaling. Again, there are bongs available with multiple percolators and those with only one or two.
We mentioned in the first pointer that keeping two separate bongs was advisable. This comes into play here. Multiple percolators are preferable when you’re smoking dry herb. If you’re smoking concentrate however, you want to reduce the number of percolators as that amount of filtration won’t be needed!
Cost, Quality and Material
Last but not the least, you need to check your budget as bongs today can range from affordable to pretty pricey depending on what you’re going for. You have different glass thicknesses as well as a range of qualities to choose from.
If you’re the sort to take good care of what you own and are into collecting things, you might want to go for one of the higher quality or novelty bong designs. If however you just want a bong for day to day use, you have numerous reasonably priced or cheap, good quality bongs for sale you can make your selection from.
The only thing that is important is that you’re clear on what you’re looking for.
When you’re looking to purchase a bong, keep the points above in mind and you’ll probably make the right choice! If you’re located in Canada or the U.S. and are looking for cool glass bongs for sale as well as other designs and models, check out our online headshop and take your pick!