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Bong basics: what you need to know before buying your first bong

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Marijuana has been used for centuries for both medicinal and recreational purposes. But, with the legalization of marijuana in many states, it’s important to know how to consume it properly. There are several methods, each with its benefits and drawbacks. – and introduce that one of those is the bong, and if you want to try that out, you should know what to consider when looking for one, so here are 6 tips to help you choose the best bong for you.

Where to buy

Your dealer should be licensed to have the best bong. Don’t purchase from a guy in the park; instead, get from companies that have been in the industry for a long time. Locate a company with positive reviews from clients, legit, and not sponsored by others. Go for a supplier with various options such as devices and accessories to experiment for a better fit.


Bongs have been in existence for years and are used as an alternate way of consuming tobacco. Different materials are pumped into the market, but the best ones are known by different parameters. Here are common materials used in making the best bongs.

  1. Glass bongs

These types are made of glass and are patronized for their ability to conduct heat at a low temperature, easy to maintain, and attractive in their transparent look.

  1. Silicone bongs

These types are stronger with an aesthetic appeal and can clean with a dishwasher. Remember to purchase medically approved ones because they are durability tested.

  1. Perc bongs

Perc stands for percolators and is hydrodynamic. Created for extra filtration but watch the amount of perc produced to avoid stronger hits.

  1. Ice bongs

These types are designed to hold ice cubes to create a refreshing puff. They are also called glycerin bongs and have no advanced alternatives.

Cleaning and Maintenance

If you’ve used a bong in the past, you’ll know that it is preferable to have one that you can easily clean. If you can’t maintain a bong, you’ll hate using it. The dirt and smell will change the smoke’s flavor and may affect the hit.

Glass quality

What makes the best bong is the material which determines the thickness. Silicon bongs should be less thick, glass and ceramic should be thicker, and the weight should be relative to their portability. A bong’s durability is based on the thickness to withstand damages such as falls; a 5 to 7mm bong is thick enough. You don’t want to have a heavy bong that is hard to move around.


Size is everything in choosing the best bong. There is a myth that the bigger the bong, the better the experience, which is not true. Larger bongs are designed for harsher hits recommended for professional smokers. The size has a strong impact on portability. Smaller bongs are best for wannabes, and they are good at minimizing flavors while maintaining their taste. The small sizes make them portable.

A wise smoker also focuses on joint size. Joints are usually 4 to 18mm in size. Small joints are preferable because they can fit into different bongs by altering the slide or down steam.


A customizable device is better. These types are common but not known by many smokers, especially the newbies. They are created with other accessories that can be an add-on to the devices to make them more sophisticated. An example is perc to make a hit smoother or an ash catcher to hold the ash. Glass types are usually created with add-ons. But smaller bongs are hardly created with extra accessories.


Researching for the best bong has a great impact on your smoking experience. A toke from a well-desired device is different, and these listed tips are written to help you get there. Get a badass bong and smoke responsibly. This method is considered safer, unlike most forms of smoking but too much inhaling the substance can affect your health. The device was created to give a life-changing hit compared to pipes and joints. They are built to have a cool, filtered, and relaxing hit. A badass device is still a smoker’s favorite because of the benefits. Remember that attachments always make the device cooler and healthier.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.