Cost – the general rule of thumb where price is concerned is that you don’t have to invest a large sum of money to get a high-quality bong. Granted, you should establish a budget so you don’t overspend. Acrylic bongs will be your most cost-effective option and are the common choice of new smokers. A budget of $90 to $100 will ensure that you get the best value for the investment.
Design – you can have a lot of fun choosing the design of your first bong as they can vary from easy-to-use smaller models to something massive with multiple chambers. You’ll probably see some very unique designs that will grab your attention immediately. However, we recommend something simple and not too extravagant for your first bong.
Maintenance and upkeep – no matter what bong you choose, maintenance and upkeep are essential to its longevity. Glass bongs are the easiest to take care of while silicone bongs can be run through the dishwasher. On the other hand, ceramic or metal bongs require more maintenance and are more difficult to take care of. Compared to other materials, earlier replacements of these types is very common. Finally, using alcohol wipes and a cotton brush can make cleaning a bong relatively easy.
Materials – one of the first things you’ll probably notice when shopping online or visiting your local head shop is that bongs are commonly manufactured from acrylic, glass, or silicone. Although you may think that glass bongs break easily and are too fragile to handle on a regular basis, borosilicate or “scientific glass” as it is often called is considerably stronger and can withstand everyday use as well as abuse.
Size – there’s a lot of truth to the saying “size matters”, especially when you’re buying your first bong. So how do you determine the right size? Consider how the size will affect its functionality and its portability. In addition to this, larger bongs have bigger chambers which enable you to take larger, cooler hits. Conversely, smaller bongs have compact chambers which often make for harsher, hotter smoke.
At TankGlass.com, we have a wide range of bongs, water pipes, glass pipes to suit every requirement. Browse our collection to find the perfect bong for your smoking pleasure. If you need any assistance, please call us.