4 Most Commonly used Types of Bongs
Smoking with a bong gives the most satisfying experience. Bongs provide high-level filtration and can deliver potent, smooth, and flavorful hits.
But, like most smoking items, not all bongs are the same. Bongs come in 4 primary materials: acrylic, silicone, ceramic, and glass. Each material offers unique benefits and characteristics. This article will focus on the pros and cons of the different types of bong materials so that you’ll know which one is right for you.
· Acrylic Bongs
Acrylic bongs are the most affordable bongs you can find. These bongs have colorful designs and numerous shapes. They are also portable and unlikely to break.
However, acrylic can bind with smoke, especially if you are a frequent smoker. This makes the smoke become harsh and possess a bad odor. Therefore, acrylic bongs are not suitable for long-term cannabis users looking for clean smoke. But if you are on a budget this is the best way to go.
· Ceramic Bongs
High-quality ceramic bongs are different from acrylic bongs because they do not interact with smoke. These bongs instead provide a pure experience, allowing you to enjoy the natural flavor of the herb.
Ceramic bongs are usually more artistic and flexible due to their versatile material. These bongs can act as artwork in your home without anyone knowing it’s a regular bong. Ceramic bongs are also more durable than glass, making them long-lasting
However, one downside to ceramic bongs is the lack of visibility. This can be a hindrance for those who want a perfectly clean bong.
· Silicone Bongs
Silicone bongs are a relatively new addition to bong materials taking the world by storm. This material is easy to clean and doesn’t interact with the smoke which leads to smooth smoking sessions. Furthermore, silicone bongs are the most durable bongs which mean it’s virtually indestructible.
Some silicone bongs also have glass parts, like a glass water chamber or mouthpiece. These types of silicone bongs are known as hybrids, and they provide both the benefits of glass and silicone. However, before buying a silicone bong, ensure that it's made from “food-grade silicone". Bongs not made from food-grade materials tend to release harmful substances into your smoke causing harm to your health.
· Glass Bongs
Glass, specifically borosilicate glass, is the best bong you will ever buy. Glass provides the best smoking experience. Since glass doesn’t bind with smoke, it leads to very pure smoke.
Glass bongs also feature percolators, ice catchers, diffusers, and other filtration systems. These parts help to filter and cool down the smoke. Even the smallest glass bongs do well at filtering than low-quality acrylic bongs. There also exist exotic glass bongs made by talented glass blowers and artists with unique designs. These types of glass bongs can act as a design at home or a museum.
One downside to glass is that it’s fragile and easy to break. Therefore, you must be responsible when handling glass bongs. Glass bongs are also the most expensive pieces, therefore it’s not suitable for those on a budget.
Each bong material provides different experiences and properties. Hopefully, you will know how to distinguish each bong material and choose the one that’s best for you.