There is, for many of us, nothing more gratifying than smoking from a bong. Bongs provide incredible filtering and are capable of delivering forceful, smooth, and pleasant hits.
However, as you're presumably aware, not all bongs are created equal. Bongs are mostly made of acrylic, silicone, ceramic, and glass. Each substance has its own distinct traits and properties. We'll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each in this post, as well as where they shine and where they don't.
By the conclusion of this post, you'll have a firm grasp on how to select the ideal bong for you.
Let we begin.
Bongs made of acrylic
Acrylic bongs are often the least expensive bongs available. These bongs come in a variety of vibrant colors and forms. Additionally, they are extremely lightweight and unlikely to break if they fall.
Acrylic, on the other hand, can react with smoke, particularly during prolonged smoking sessions. This can impart an unpleasant odor to the smoke and may be slightly more taxing on the lungs.
Choose an acrylic bong if you are a budget-conscious smoker, in need of a temporary bong, or seeking for an economical backup.
2. Bongs made of ceramic
In contrast to acrylic bongs, high-quality ceramic bongs are inert to smoke. Rather than that, they deliver a sensation as pure as glass, letting you to fully appreciate the flavor of your cigarette.
Due to the greater versatility and ease with which ceramic may be shaped than glass, ceramic bongs tend to have more intricate or creative shapes and may even resemble nothing like a standard bong. Ceramic is also more robust than glass, yet it is just as likely, if not more likely, to break.
Ceramic bongs on a budget are much more innovative and inexpensive than glass bongs. However, due to the lack of vision into the chamber, ensuring a thorough cleansing may be challenging.
Choose a ceramic bong if: You're seeking for a bong that doubles as a decorative item, or you're looking for less expensive alternatives to glass pieces.
3. Bongs Made of Silicone
Silicone bongs are a relatively recent addition to the bong material family, but they are proving to be rather popular.
Due to the ease with which silicone can be cleaned (dishwasher safe) and the fact that it does not react with the smoke, it can deliver rather smooth sessions. Additionally, completely silicone bongs are very unbreakable and rather inexpensive.
Additionally, you may obtain silicone/glass hybrids with glass components, such as a glass water chamber or mouthpiece. These hybrids can provide many of the benefits of glass in a more robust, easier-to-pack item. Keep in mind, though, that you should only purchase a bong manufactured of "food-grade silicone." There are other less expensive bongs available that are not constructed of food-grade materials and may leak dangerous elements into your smoke.
Choose a silicone bong if you want a portable, inexpensive, and sturdy bong, or if you want a charming, one-of-a-kind piece of design.
4. Bongs de verre
When it comes to smoking pleasure, glass, particularly borosilicate glass, is the greatest material for bongs. Due to the fact that glass has no chemical reaction with smoke, glass bongs produce the purest smoke.
Percolators, ice catchers, diffusers, and other filtering mechanisms are frequently used in glass bongs to separate and chill the smoke. While smaller and less expensive glass bongs may not be as effective at filtering smoke, they can nevertheless provide a more enjoyable smoking experience than low-quality acrylic bongs. Additionally, you may get exotic glass bongs with distinctive designs created by skilled glassblowers and artists.
However, because glass is naturally delicate and a minor break may destroy both the piece and your smoking experience, they are not recommended for anyone with clumsy hands. They are often the most costly components, thus the greatest glass bongs are unlikely to be affordable.
If you're searching for the cleanest smoking experience or a solid go-to item that's likely to last a long time with proper care, opt for a glass bong.
The TL;DR version
Each bong material is unique, and each substance has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Hopefully, we've clarified the characteristics of each. A basic rule of thumb is as follows:
Expensive, but provides the cleanest smoke.
Ceramic: Stylish patterns, excellent smoke, and less pricey.
Acrylic: Extremely inexpensive, produces little smoke.
Silicone is a low-cost material that is simple to clean and produces an appropriate amount of smoke.
Still unsure which one to purchase? Consider our bong selection and discover what appeals to you.