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A Guide To Purchasing A Bong

March 21, 2022

man holding bong in handBongs are the prized possession of many smokers out there. There is something about your first bong that you never forget. This makes it important to get some preliminary information to help guide your decision-making before you make the purchase!

Buying your first bong can also be a little intimidating at first. In this guide, we aim to help you feel more comfortable about making your first purchase so you can enjoy your first bing for many years to come.

What To Look For When Purchasing A Bong

The first thing to understand is that there are A LOT of different bongs out there. Smokers have a lot of different unique preferences, so it is important to consider what you may be looking for first before you start looking to make a purchase. Some people may prefer a nice, big 12-inch glass bong with custom attachments, but this choice may not be the best if you plan on taking it on the go often or over to your friend’s place.

So, one of the first things to consider is the size of the bong you are looking for.

Small Or Big?

One of the first things to consider is whether or not you want a small or big bong to start with. When considering this point, there are a few points to consider. Do you smoke often? If so, you may be ready for a larger bong that can provide you with a bigger lung full of cannabis smoke. Be wary, though, as the bigger bongs can be much more difficult to take care of and keep from breaking. They will make the best at-home pieces and should only be taken out on special occasions clad with bubble wrap and your nicest backpack.

If you are a newer smoker, on the other hand, a big bong may be something to work your way up to. Small bongs can still provide smooth, powerful rips that may surprise you. Additionally, they can also be transported much more easily and make perfect companions on outdoor adventures or trips with friends.

To summarize, small bongs are good for beginners because they require less effort. However the bigger the bong, the more powerful the hit will be – so tread carefully! Larger bongs have better airflow due to their longer smoke chambers and bigger water chambers, which filter the smoke more potently and reduce lung and throat irritation.

Choose Your Material

glass bong with plastic nozzleBongs can be crafted from a variety of different materials, as well. There are glass variations, acrylic, silicone, wood, and many others. Glass is obviously the most popular due to its clean smoke and beautiful appearance, but you may also opt for acrylic or silicone if you are accident prone and don’t feel like worrying about breaking your glass piece.

Glass pieces can also feature beautiful designs that you can have customized to your liking as well, making for some beautiful centerpieces and decorations as well as smoking devices. Silicone bongs, though, can also feature some awesome designs and even come in at a lower price than glass bongs a majority of the time.

The one caveat to keep in mind is that silicone and acrylic bongs will not give you that crystal clear flavor that glass bongs with water filtration are so famous for providing.

What Design Is Best?

If you have ever visited a local head shop, you have probably seen the crazy shapes and sizes that bings can come in. While all of these designs may have certain little benefits, at the end of the day, they will all get the job done the same. In this department, it really comes down to your unique preferences and what you prefer to smoke out of.

Some prefer simple, straight-up glass bongs while others may like to smoke out of gigantic Gandolf pipes like you see in a Seth Rogen movie. The choice really is up to you, as functionality does not change much in this department.

Whether or not your bing contains water, however, is also a big point to consider. Most bongs are assumed to have water, but there are bongs that do not. For the best experience, we recommend opting for a bong that has a compartment for water.

Anything Else To Consider?

With the main points covered, now comes the fun part – additions and customization! Bong accessories come in all different shapes, sizes, and functions, and can help you create a unique and personalized smoking accessory for yourself. One of the most popular accessories is an ice catcher. Ice catchers can help to ensure that your bong further filters and cools the smoke before entering your lungs, helping you to enjoy the flavor and feel even more deeply.

man using bong at homeThese pieces come in different forms, but often act as an intermediary piece between the stem and the bowl where an additional layer of filtration is added via percolator or ice catcher compartment. These are a definite favorite in the community. There are also other fun accessories such as wick lighter attachments so you don’t inhale butane.

Shop Cannabis At Pure Oasis

When looking for your next bong, don’t overthink it and try out a bong that catches your eye and feels like it’ll be a trusty companion! No matter what, your first bing will always hold a special place in your heart.

Pure Oasis is Boston’s original cannabis dispensary. Their boutique shop and extensive list of items make them a must-stop shop in Boston.

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