Buying a bong can be a very difficult and life-altering decision. It can effect the taste, the feel, the smell and the high that you get from here on out every time you take a massive hit from that bong. It is also usually a very costly decision and something that you need to think about thoroughly, much like buying a house or a new car, a new bong makes a statement about the kind of stoner you are. Just kidding about that last part. Buying a new bong is an exciting endeavor, but you really need to think about to make sure you are getting the best bong for your buck and if it will really be worth it in the end.
I’ve seen several people collect many a pipe, bong, piece, vaporizer, bubbler, etc and half of them are either filthy, unused, just poor quality. These bong hoarders see something that catches their eye and buy it up on a whim without thinking about if they need it and whether it will be a useful smoking tool.
What set and setting is it going to be used in?
When purchasing a bong, you really need to think hard about what kind of set and setting you’re planning to use it in. Is this something that you’re going to take with you while you’re on vacation? Is this going to be your new daily smoker? Are you or your friends clumsy stoners? Do you think it will break if you drop it? Is this bong going to be something you’re going to need to hide quickly or stash out of sight with only a moment’s notice? How hard or easy will it be to clean your bong?
Is it going to be a daily smoker?
If you’re looking for a daily smoker, then of course you want a bong that is going to be durable and high quality. Bongs are commonly made out of wood, acrylic and glass. Wood and acrylic ones are going to be the hardest to break, so if you’re super clumsy when you’re high, you may not want to invest $50 or even $100 in a new glass bong that will most likely end up with spilled bong water and glass shards. Acrylic bongs do, however have a more plasticy taste to them when compared to glass.
Glass bongs are more likely to break if dropped than wood or acrylic, but they can also be built quite sturdy. When buying a glass bong you want to make sure that the glass is thick enough to withstand the abuse it may end up taking as a daily smoker. The thicker the glass, the heavier the bong will be. Look all over the bong up and down for any cracks or scratches that you can find. A small hairline crack can be hard to see, but if someone sets the bong down a little too hard after a long rip, that crack can cause a chunk of glass to break off or worse the bong could shatter. Check the joints to make sure they are solid and uniform, not loose, you shouldn’t see any cracks inside the joints either. If the bong has a nick or a scratch you can always for a discount for a damaged piece, as long as it is just a scratch and something superficial there shouldn’t be any issues with it. Glass bongs are the go to bong in the bong world. Most people will purchase and use glass bongs, they offer the best taste and
How large is your bong going to be?
One of the many decisions a future bong-buyer must make is what sized bong do they want. Bongs come in all different shapes and sizes so make sure you think about this hard. There is no point getting a 6 foot tall bong if you have to slide it under your bed when you’re not hitting it.
You want to make sure that you won’t have any issues pulling the smoke into the chamber. With larger more intricate bongs it can take a much more solid hit and larger