Online Bongs FAQ
What is a bong?
A bong is a receptacle (often a pipe made of glass) that’s used for smoking cannabis, marijuana, herbs or tobacco. Smoke is bubbled through a chamber that contains water where it’s cooled and filtered prior to being inhaled. This creates a more enjoyable and less harsh smoking experience when compared to a plain pipe or spliff. Check out our huge range of quality bongs online.
Why is the water chamber important?
As mentioned above, the water is necessary because it filters and cools the smoke and in doing so, ensures an enjoyable smoking experience. Essentially, the water removes some of the toxins from the smoke and provides a smoother experience than when smoking a joint (for example). The use of water is highly recommended when smoking cannabis, marijuana, herbs or tobacco as the combustion process creates tar, ash and hot smoke. Passing the smoke through a chamber of water helps to remove the ash and tar, as well as cooling the hot smoke.
What’s the difference between a bong and a water pipe?
When searching for bongs online, some people search for bongs, whilst others search for water pipes. There’s not a huge difference between these two devices, in fact some people might say that there’s no practical difference. All we can say is that water pipes tend to be smaller and far less complex in design than bongs.
Are all bongs made from glass?
No. Whilst the majority of bongs purchased online are made from glass, some are made from plastic, acrylic, bamboo, metal, silicone or ceramic materials. Glass bongs are popular because they are heat resistant, easy to clean and very durable. Bongs made from other materials are not as popular because they don’t offer the same advantages as glass.
Are there any disadvantages to bongs?
Whilst it’s very easy to buy bongs online, we also recommend that you purchase a smaller water pipe as well. That’s because bongs are not easily portable, especially if you’re travelling. The larger glass bongs can easily be broken if they are not packed correctly and they can’t be slipped into your pocket. A small water pipe, however, is much more portable and can be carried with you on your travels.
What’s the basic anatomy of a bong?
First of all, your bong has a tall vertical chamber (whether straight from top to bottom or rounded at the base) that contains the water. The smoke accumulates above the water in the rest of the chamber, once it’s been filtered and cooled by the water. The downstem enters the chamber from one side (above the level of the water) and penetrates the water. Attached to the downstem is a small bowl where you pack and light your smoking material. Once the chamber is full of smoke, you can start enjoying the experience!
How do I choose my first bong?
When you’re ready to buy your first bongs online, you need to know exactly what you want, because your first bong needs to be perfect! So first of all, we recommend that you select a small water pipe for portability and a larger bong for everyday use at home. Second, opt for a glass bong as they provide the cleanest and purest tasting hits. Last, you want a bong with built-in downstem and a rounded water chamber so setting it up is simple and fast.
So there is no perfect time to pick the right bong that will serve you the best quality smoking sessions. Grab one of the pieces from Bongsmart today!