If you are looking for the very best bong or water pipe for enjoying all sorts of dried herbal materials like tobacco or weed, silicone bongs should be high up your list. No pun intended. Why?
Here are some key facts about silicone water bongs that should help you arrive at a decision sooner rather than later.
Top 5 Silicone Bongs
So here are the most popular silicone bongs for sale right now;
#1 – Original Silicone Bong
This small straight tube silicone bong by ‘Roll uh Bowl’ is a great choice for anyone looking for a very well made pipe.
Multiple colors to choose from
8″ tall when unfolded
BPA-Free grade Silcone
#2 – 12″ Silicone Bong
Another great silicone bong made from ‘Roll Uh Bowl’ but bigger this time, standing at 12 inches tall but still just as durable.
Multiple colors to choose from
12 Inches Tall
Bendable BPA-free grade V1 platinum cured silicone
#3 – Ooze Stack Pipe
All though not technically a bong, maybe more close to a dab rig? I thought I would throw this one in here as it’s a great silicone piece.
Multiple colors to choose from
90 Degree Joint
#4 – Mini Beaker Bong
This mini silicone beaker bong is a great little addition to anyone’s collection.
9 Inches in height
Medical Grade (Non stick) Silicone
#5 – Eyce Beaker Bong
This fantastically made silicone beaker bong by Eyce is a top quality bong which is virtually indestructible.
Magnetic Lighter Holder
Diffused Glass Downstem & Slide
Hidden Concentrate Pad
Built-In Hidden Stash Jar & Material Tool
Durability is king
It’s one thing to smoke weed with a device and it’s another to waste a lot of money replacing one device after another. Believe it or not, if you are a fairly moderate smoker, you want a device that is quite reliable.
In other words, you want a device that you can smoke with, that can stick around for quite a long period. This is understandable, but a lot of people are unclear as to why this should be a key consideration.
It boils down to total use-value. For example, if you’re buying two items, and one item can only cost $10 and the other item costs $100, it’s tempting to say that the first item is the better value.
How can it not? It only costs you 10 bucks.
Here’s the problem. What if it turns out that your first choice can only be used exactly one time?
This means that its total use-value is $10. That’s the amount of money you have to shell out for that one use.
What if the other item which costs $100 can be used 100 times. Doing the math, this brings us to $1 per use, which is the better bargain. Again, this is not rocket science. It should be obvious.
This is how you should think when you’re buying anything. I’m not just talking about stong silicone bongs. I’m talking about everything around your house: from fans to chairs, to computers, to notebooks, to bags, everything.
The more use you get from every single item that you spend your hard-earned dollars on, the more value you get out of it. At the end of the day, it’s all about value and it has little to do with the actual dollars and cents that you spent.
That’s how you keep score. That’s how you make sure that the money that you sacrifice so much time and effort to earn delivers a solid return. Again, this is not brain surgery. With that in mind, silicone bongs are extremely durable.
This means that for every dollar you spent on this device and not on another device, you will get quite a decent return. It’s the simple fact that the smoking tool will last longer than most other bongs.
Safety is crucial
Another key factor when considering any kind of device that you use to pull smoke of any dried herbal material is toxicity. Make no mistake.
There’s a lot of products out there that have chemical residues or are badly cut or badly designed.
Whatever the case may be, you end up cutting yourself or putting yourself in harm’s way or possibly exposing yourself to nasty chemicals.
Whether you develop an allergy, or you suffer from some sort of chemical contamination or poisoning, it’s bad news. You don’t have to go through this. This is unnecessary.
By simply being more vigilant as to material used for the product, you can go a long way in ensuring not only your safety but the health and safety of all your friends who would be using the bong.
You probably already know if you go to a marijuana party, it’s not just one guy sitting in the middle of the circle just pounding away at the bong.
It’s not just his lungs being entertained by the biochemical smoke coming from that completely all-natural herbal miracle called marijuana. No. That bong is being passed around.
You don’t want to be the host that would have to deal with somebody having cut lips or scratched skin. Why hassle with any of that when you don’t need to? This is where silicone bongs are made.
When properly cut and designed, a lot of the toxicity, residue issues or other safety problems won’t be headaches for you. That’s the bottom line.
They can take the heat and keep on delivering
As you probably already know, if you are pulling smoke from any kind of dried plant material, there’s going to be a lot of heat involved. You’re burning the plant to release smoke, which has all sorts of amazing effects on your body. So far, so good, right?
You have to focus on the burning part. You have to take proper precautions to make sure that whatever device you are using to burn up and free up the smoke isn’t so hot that it becomes a hazard.
This is where metal pipes and metal bongs fall flat. Even though they look sleek and a lot of people have a lot of praise for them, at the end of the day, their heat transfer is going to be a liability.
You have to remember if you’re already stoned, and you’re passing on a metal pipe or a metal bong, it’s only a matter of time until somebody burns themselves. Seriously.
This is why it’s a good idea to pay close attention to heat transfer. Silicone devices don’t have this problem because silicone doesn’t transfer heat. Metal does.
Beware of microbial growth and mold
Another problem with typical smoking devices is it involves stuff you can’t see, at least initially. When you’re dealing with anything that has water, please understand that sooner or later some mold or some microbial life form will grow there. How come?
They have enough access to moisture. It doesn’t matter that this water processes a lot of marijuana smoke because bacteria don’t get high.
They don’t have an adverse reaction to whatever chemicals there are in marijuana or tobacco. Just because you can’t see these bacteria doesn’t mean that it can’t harm you. Do yourself a big favor.
If you are using a water pipe device like a bong, insist on a device that is made of a material that doesn’t promote microbial growth. At the very least look for materials that retard or slow down bacterial and microbial growth.
Silicone does an amazing job of this. It is relatively light, very hardy, and very durable. It doesn’t transfer heat and ultimately is safer for you. If you’re going to smoke weed or tobacco, do it right with the proper device.
Check out the video below and do more research if you are not sure whether a silicone bong is for you.