The Bong, it’s definitely one of my favorite ways to smoke the green after a long, hard day. It’s smooth, easy and get’s me where I need to be quickly. No one can deny the attraction of a bong for a great smoking session. But which cheap bong is best for me if I’m on a budget? There are so many different choices on the market, especially since the cannabis market is growing larger every day, it can be even more difficult to choose the best cheap bongs online.
Trying to navigate through the endless product pages of water pipes is tiresome, confusing and frustrating. We have made it our mission to find that perfect bong under $100 to best suit your weed smoking needs. So peruse the following information to learn about the biggest “bang for your buck” in the world of dry herb smoking with a bong.
A bong is a smoking accessory used when combusting tobacco, herbal substances and most popularly marijuana. It is similar to a hookah in construction. The device is comprised of a compartment that holds water with a stem and a bowl apparatus attached to it. The stem is aimed downward in the compartment and underwater. During use the water compartment and stem become airtight with application to the mouthpiece. Combusting the weed in the bowl, while breathing in on the bongs mouthpiece will draw the smoke into your lungs. There is usually either a “carb” on the side or you can remove the bowl to pull remaining smoke.
With the growth of the Cannabis market different methods of ingesting weed have become more popular. Nowadays it’s not only combusting dry herb that people are employing as a method of smoking. Oils and waxes are now becoming more popular methods of ingestion and along with this shift new water pipe products have become popular as well. Following are the different types of water pipes explained:
Classic bongs are made for the combustion of dry herbs or tobacco. They come in many different styles but all commonly have a bowl that you fill with the dry herb you are smoking. Upon lighting the herb the smoke is drawn through a chamber, or chambers and inhaled.
Recently water pipes have been adapted to use for vaporizing marijuana oil concentrates and wax and are called Dab Rigs or Oil Rigs. These pipes are usually more compact, but still deliver a powerful and smooth punch to your smoking experience.
These pipes originated out of India and are favorites of specialty tobacco smokers. These pipes can be single or multi-stemmed for multiple smokers. Hookahs works with water filtration and indirect heat and can be used to smoke a variety of different products.
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Bongs can be made out a variety of different materials such as glass, acrylic, bamboo, wood and ceramic. Check out the following different bong materials:
By far the most popular material for bongs would be glass. Glass is the perfect material for a bong due to its durability, heat resistance and countless ways to shape and color it. Glass is easy to clean and can last forever. It is also believed by smokers to deliver the smoothest and cleanest taste when being smoked.
Acrylic bongs are still highly favored in the smoking world. Great for beginners, there are a range of very affordable acrylic bongs on the market today. They come in a variety of styles and colors and very durable. Not easily breakable they are preferred by many. Typically the acrylic bong has a metal bowl held in place by plastic grommets. Acrylic bong companies also offer a wide range of accessories, add-ons and mix-and-match setups that will delight the buyer with the amount of customization available.
When artistry and imagination combine with bong making you will see the world of ceramic bongs! You will often see this material used to create pieces of art that double as a bong. From figures, to mushrooms there is no lack of imagination when these are created! The designs otherwise are pretty straightforward and are a typical round sphere chamber and base with the traditional bowl and stem attached. There are carbs sometimes and sometimes they just have slidable bowls.
Metal bongs are not the most popular but they are bulletproof and come in a wide range of creative designs. Made in a variety of styles they can be a great addition to any smokers arsenal.
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Bongs, or water percolators come in a variety of different designs. Following are some of the different styles to choose from when looking to smoke your dry herb:
This is a classic design with a straight tube, or cylinder, all the way to its base, forcing the smoke to diffuse upwards through the cylinder.
This style of bong is fairly simple with a tube turning into a shaped chamber at the base of the bong. Two common and popular styles of a chamber bong is a round base bong, which has a larger sphere base, and a beaker shaped bong, which has a beaker shaped base.
These types of bongs generally have several tubes that connect to several chambers, upper and lower, which both hold water. The smoke has to filter through all the chambers, making for a smoother hit. They can be very complex and are difficult to clean. They can be more expensive than their more simple counterparts.
Percolator bongs can utilize the simple design of a beaker or round base bong, but with an added boost. These bongs also have a percolator in them that diffuses the smoke before it hits the water, creating a bubbling effect and a smoother hit.
This German glass company, started in 1949, is a high quality water pipe manufacturer still owned by the son of the company’s creator. The love of glassblowing was passed on from father to son, who continues to design new products and train his employees. All products are of the highest quality and design and are produced all within their German workshop. Ehle Glass uses stress relieved high quality borosilicate glass in their designs. They offer accessories and replacement parts to fulfill any smokers needs.
Ehle is best know for the classic tube design bongs that they make in 100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 1000 mL and 2000 mL sizes. They have removable bowls and are sleek and elegant designs. You may choose from several color accents. They also produce formidable steamrollers as well, along with a variety of add-ons and accessories all made from the same quality craftsmanship.
Blaze is a glass bong manufacturer that specializes in glass water pipes and percolators and icebongs. They produce the finest bongs using the highest grade, stress-relieved 3.1 borosilicate glass. They always use a thickness of 5mm, making each pipe very durable. Sticking to the traditional cylindrical design, they employ geometry based on years of experience to create the best smoking experience. Blaze offers build-your-own designs, giving the customer endless possibilities.
Blaze dedicates themselves to being able to offer high quality glass bongs for those on a budget. They provide more expensive percolating, ice notch and other features that other companies can’t offer. To make your Blaze bong experience even better choose from a huge collection of add-on accessories and the mix-and-match collection.
If you are looking for a classic, clean and durable bong Grace Glass is there to offer it to you. GG Glass is an Amsterdam based company, started in 2010, with over 300 products on the market. Their bongs are made from high quality borosilicate glass with different designs, including a classic beaker design as well. They sell a range of percolators and accessories to customize your smoking session.
Grace Glass is known for their innovation and cutting edge designs. They offer both recreational and medical pipes and accessories. They are consistently upgrading old product lines as well to keep with the growing industry.
Boost, a Dutch company, is a water pipe manufacturer specializing in glass water pipes and accessories. They make a range of products that can accommodate either a new smoker or experienced smoker. They use hardened glass with a thickness of at least 5 mm. They produce innovative designed bongs that are affordable and are known to produce huge hits.
This German producer of high quality water pipes and smoking accessories gives smokers a wide array of smoking options. Offering products for both the new smoker and experienced smoker this company does not disappoint. The Black Leaf creators of this company have vast experience in the market and show it in their products made from the finest quality of materials and designs. They pride themselves on their affordability and aim to please their customers. They are expanding their water pipe product lines and love to hear feedback from their customers, guaranteeing Black Leaf as what of the best cheap glass bong producers.
This is a premium glass bong with a classic tube design and hexagon base. There are no carb holes and comes and is a straight-up non-diffuser. It features a high quality glass bowl that is removeable.
It has a joint size of 14.5 mm and is 100 ml capacity.
It stands at 24 cm/9.5 inches high and a glass thickness of 2.5mm. It features a diameter of 30mm.
This is a high quality German manufactured glass water pipe that offers high quality accessories and a satisfaction guarantee making this bong one of the best cheap glass bongs on the market. Read more about Ehle water pipes at their website.
This beautiful bong by Grace Glass has a double barrel percolator made of high quality borosilicate glass.
It features a blue glass bowl connecting to a detachable slitted diffuser.
A blue double barrel percolator bubbles beautifully while a blue splash guard protects you from backsplash. Included is a carb hole stopper for those smoker who prefer a carbless hit.
The piece is designed with a 5mm glass thickness and a total height of 39 cm/ 15.4 inches. It is a straight cylinder design with blue accenting throughout. Read more about Grace Glass designs here.
This highly affordable and classically designed glass bong by Boost Glass is worth the money! It has a classic round base cylindrical design and ice notches in three colors to choose from. It has a easy to use large funnel bowl designed for easy lifting and filling.
Made with 5 mm thick glass and glass on glass jointing the quality is undeniable. This bong stands at 45 cm/17.75 inches high with a diameter of 50 mm.
The mouthpiece is made extra thick for comfort. Learn more about Boost Glass at their website
Blaze Glass has brought you a wonderful bong featuring quality borosilicate glass and their famous vortex chamber.
Angled pinholes in the bong chamber create a smoke-cooling swirl of smooth smoke.
Made from 4mm thick glass this bong stands on a sturdy round base. This more compact size bong is 25.5 cm/10 inches high with a diameter of 50 mm.
It doesn’t have a carb hole and has a removable 14.5 mm bowl with a black handle for easy lifting.
For more information on Blaze Glass check out their website
This is a big bang for your buck bong! This beaker base style cylindrical bong creates the bubbly with a 14.5 mm slitted diffuser that cools your smoke downstream and into the chamber before sending it off to the blue glass six arm slitted tree percolator.
All this action gives you a smooth hit while you are being protected from backsplash with a blue glass splashguard.
Standing at 38 cm/14.9 inches this bong provides a large funnel bowl and entirely made from high quality 4 mm borosilicate glass.
It features a diameter of 45 mm, and provides a carb hole and also carb hole stopper. It is a quality bong for quality smoking.
Learn more about Black Leaf Glass here.
Buying a bong can be confusing with all the choices available on the market today. There are water pipes for regular herb, oils, waxes and more. Make sure that the water pipe you purchase is made for the product you are smoking. It can be easy to confuse an oil rig or accessory for a regular dry herb water pipe. Make sure to read through the item descriptions completely.
Also, take note of the material the pipe is made from, whether it’s glass or acrylic, can make a difference as well as height and diameter. There are plenty of cheap glass bongs for under a $100 to choose from.
Take note of all the features of the pipe you are interested in. If you prefer a carb hole, then make sure the item you are interested in offers one. For a smoother hit look for percolators and diffuser features. Just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t afford a couple “bells and whistles” on your budget bong.
Another point to note is the size of the bowl offered with the pipe. If you prefer larger bowls then make sure your item is providing the size of bowl you prefer. If your heart is set on a larger bowl but love the pipe then consider purchasing a larger bowl for your pipe. Most companies offer a wide variety of accessories as well.
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Bongs can be a very important smoking accessory to a smoker and can make or break your smoking experience. We all want that long, smooth and savory hit. Choosing the best budget bong will help you accomplish that goal. So don’t go about your task lightly, put in the research and time so that you never have to worry about your next smoking experience!
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