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There are Bongs made of many materials, from the most traditional wood, to the
most modern pyrex, through an intermediate range made with all types of
materials, such as plastic or metal. If there are so many choices, why are laboratory
glass bongs so reputable, despite their relative fragility? For several reasons: firstly,
pyrex glass, also called hard glass, is the material with which laboratory
instruments are made, for its high resistance to heat and shock; also the thickness
of the parts may vary from 0.3 to 0.7mm, we will gain in strength and tranquility,
these accessories have a very long life if you take care.
Then, the glass is a totally neutral material, that is to say it does not react to heat,
will not release particles, will not alter the taste of herbs, and will clean very easily,
being most sterile . In this way, those who will turn to this type of instrument will
enjoy very pure flavours, especially by combining it with the vaporization, which will
allow to appreciate in a more precise way the various perfumes of each variety than
by smoking them. From a medicinal point of view, it is very useful for its
characteristics mentioned, allowing the patient to be certain not to inhale other
undesirable substances or particles, which could worsen its state or interfere in the
Choosing a glass bong means giving yourself multiple opportunities to improve your
smoking experience. Many bong accessories exist today as bong chambers. They
will be an expansion of your original glass bong. These bong chambers are generally
intended to purify the smoke and / or cool it to give you the best possible
sensations. You will find bong chambers with a tar catcher included, an ice catcher,
a honey comb disk. Some bongs and bong chambers can combine different types of
percolators at the same time. This is the case for example of the
Rebellion Glass Bong brand 420 Cartel
It should be added that a glass bong is easy to maintain even with daily or intense
use. Many products exist on the market. Thus, you will find prevention products that
you can add before each use in your water like Rez Block dropper
The use of the prevention products is a good start but it will not dispense you from a regular
cleaning with the help of an appropriate product. This action will allow you to extend
the life of your favorite glass bong and especially to keep all the pure flavours of your
smoke. Down Under offers its product Premium Bong Cleaner
based on 100% biologic product with a neutral pH. You will be able to use it safely for you and your
In brief the glass bong is now an object that can be collected! The manufacturers
like 420 Cartel, Billy Mate, Down Under, make real works of art, sometimes handmade .
How to choose a bong?
There are thousands of bongs on the australian market. We can classify them in several big types to be able to make a choice according to the use that you will make of it: house, ballad, party, every day once in a while etc ...
1: Plastic and acrylic bongs
The traditional bong as we often imagine, is mostly made of a kind of plastic: acrylic.
It is a material that has many advantages: for the manufacturer it is inexpensive, easy to transform, can be molded and worked in all forms. For the user, it is often economical, (although there are different kinds and quality of acrylic that plays on the price), lightweight, resistant, colorful, transparent. There are all sizes since the mini bongs of only a few centimeters, small, medium, large to see very large more than a meter!
2: Glass bongs
Glass bongs can be quite simple, but they are often collector's items, made by glassblowers. There is a great diversity of glass bong, with ice bongs as for plastic ones. However percolators are really unique to glass models. These devices will ensure a cooling and a "cleaning" of the fumes.
3: Bamboo bongs
This type of bong is for those who love old school style! Indeed, the oldest bongs were made of bamboo wood. It's a return to your roots! It captures the tars and impurities and his cleaning is more complicated.
4: Silicone bongs
The fact that a bong is made from silicone gives it two big advantages: it does not break and it really cleans easily! The chimney is disassembled in 2 to simplify maintenance. So do not hesitate even if you are awkward (e), this bong will be your safe bet! It is the ideal bong for the conviviality at a party without risking the breakage.