Bongs

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Bongs and can be made from a variety of materials. We have a top selection including ceramic bongs, glass bongs, acrylic bongs, and silicone bongs. Their primary function is to cool the smoke, allowing for larger hits to be taken. The water also filters out some of the particulates and tars produced in the smoke for a healthier, smoother toke. A bowl holds the smoking mix, and sucking on the mouthpiece draws the smoke down through the water reservoir. A small hole or “choke” is kept covered while drawing the smoke, then is uncovered for inhalation.

Interesting fact: the word “bong” is derived from the Thai word for “bamboo pipe”, and bongs have traditionally been used by the Hmong tribes of Thailand and Laos.

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Ceramic Bong Serene Green

When you are on the hop and want to take a quick little toke, then a big bowl simply does not cut it. This little ceramic bong enameled in metallic green is endued with a small aluminum bowl, just big enough for a hard rip of pure weed. Height: 10.5cm

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£7,62
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Ceramic Bong Alien

Attention earthlings and members of the Galactic Weed Federation: this is one seriously attractive bong. Consisting of four smoke inhalation tubes and one alien skull, this is a bong for close friends, of any planet. As a statement piece, this bong is perfect for a group session! The main smoke chamber is made of ceramic, and the bowl is in aluminium-alloy.

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£14,90
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Ceramic Bong Black Hat Skull

That’s some badass voodoo juju that you’ll do with this New Orleans-style skull bong. As smoked by Baron Samedi himself, probably.

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£12,35
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Tube Tops (Higher Standards)

Tired of making a mess when cleaning your rig? Keep your kitchen squeaky clean with these silicone plugs. They prevent spillages and ensure every bit of grime ends up down the sink.

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£8,47
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Zamnesia Pipe Cleaners

Keeping your smoking device clean is crucial if you want to enjoy a satisfactory and flavorful smoke. Chillum, regular pipe or downpipe - these pipe cleaners with woven wire bristles will help you get the job done. Length: 15cm. Content: 100 pcs.

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£1,69
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Glass OIL Poker

Particularly designed as dabbing accessory by the masters of oil rigs and glass bongs. This poker (some may call it dabber) is made from sturdy clear borosilicate glass and has a rounded end to allow for easy handling of oils and essences and a flat end that can be used as a tamper. Decorated with the letterings OIL and Black Leaf. Length: 15cm.

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£4,26
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Glass Bong Handmodel

The Glass Bong Handmodel is a perfect little bud burner for the die-hard veteran of smoking pure marijuana. Only 13cm small, but with a big round water-bowl and a carb hole to provide tough kicks. Some green decoration is almost mandatory (some red-eyed people tend to overlook transparent devices hence the leaves on the tube as a contrast).

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£8,47
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Glass Bong Galaxy

The Glass Bong Galaxy is an egg-shaped bong with a straight downstem and a comfortable grip at the base. The downstem reaches deep down in the beaker for an extra cool and smooth smoking experience. The entire bong stands at 38.5cm tall, with a wide round base and carb hole. The simpler design of this piece allows you to experience some great hits without breaking your wallet.

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£24,26
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Glass Bong Bowl Ice

Straight clear glass bong with smooth surface and extra chamber for ice filling to allow for additional cooling of the smoke. For an extra smooth fit to the mouth the mouthpiece is equipped with a bulging ring. Height: 40cm, Joint: 14.5mm.

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£27,67
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Glass Bong Ice Aladin

Cool, cold, ice bong! The ice in the additional upper chamber cools the smoke to the max, ensuring for an extra smooth smoking experience. This thick glass bong comes as transparent as can be - try and keep it like that, always use a (brass!) screen and clean it frequently. Height: 38cm. Joint size:...

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£20,86
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Glass Herb And Oil Bong Black Leaf

This bong for herbs and oils by Black Leaf is a fantastic 2-in-1 product. Packed in a foam-rubber-cushioned carrying case, it is equipped with a six-armed percolator with splash protection, an adapter with diffusor slits and dents to hold ice cubes. Bowls for herbs and oils included.

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£71,94
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Black Leaf Glass Percolator Icebong with Dome Diffusor

This wicked percolator Icebong by Black Leaf will give you lots of bubbles for your money! The bong features a 6-arm dome diffuser in the tube that twirls the smoke and cools it for extra-smooth bong rips. The ice notches in the bong hold a few cubes of ice so you can have an even cooler smoke. This water pipe is made of quality borosilicate glass and features the Black Leaf logo. Height:...

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£38,27
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PieceMaker Unikorn

The Unikorn by PieceMaker is a limited special edition silicone water pipe that’s compact, fun, magical, functional, and quite simply fantastic! The unicorn-shaped pipe isn’t just a great conversation piece, but is especially engineered for some magical blazing. Virtually unbreakable, and very easy to use!

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£51,04
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Bubbler (Marley Natural)

Bubblers have long been a great way to smoke, and they've only gotten better over time. This Bubbler was designed by the good folks at Marley Natural and provides a couple of different ways to enjoy your favourite herbs. Whether used with water for a cooler pull, or without, the choice is down to you with this hybrid pipe.

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£85,14
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Glass Bong Clear Straight

When it comes to water pipes, functionality will always win. With this Straight Glass Bong, you can enjoy ease of use and, best of all, a great, flavourful smoke that's completely hassle-free. Whether you're looking for your first backup or replacing your main bong, this is a product that's got you covered. Add a little water, load with your favourite herb, then light.


£16,18
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Mini Bubbler with Drum Percolator (BREIT)

From the team at BREIT comes a unique and colourful Mini Bubbler. Easy to use and great to look at, this water pipe will win plenty of fans even before that first hit. However, it's the smooth, cool pulls that really seal the deal, thanks to the drum percolator located inside. Herbs and extracts never tasted so good—ideal for all levels of smokers.


£17,02
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Information About Bongs

Find Your Perfect Bong At Zamnesia

The process of choosing the right bong for you can seem like a challenging and confusing task at first. Whether you have experience or are completely new to smoking bongs, obtaining the right information early on will help you make an informed decision when it comes to picking up your first (or next) water pipe. With that in mind, we've put together a guide that will detail everything you need to know about bongs.

What Is a Bong?

It may seem like a basic question, but where better to start than with an explanation of what, exactly, a bong is? A bong is a type of pipe used to smoke herbs, concentrates, resins, and even tobacco.

Usually composed of several interconnecting components, or as one complete piece, bongs are unique from regular pipes in that they use water to cool the smoke produced, allowing for a smooth and flavourful hit. This, of course, is designed to remove any harshness when inhaling. Bongs come in various sizes and are made from many different materials (more on this later), each of which have their own pros and cons.

Is a Bong the Same as a Water Pipe?

Is A Bong The Same As A Water Pipe?

When browsing for a bong online or in a bong shop, you may see or hear the term “water pipe”. Although it may throw you off a bit, it is indeed the same thing as a bong. The term water pipe is typically used in substitution of bong in order to avoid negative connotations in places where cannabis-related products are frowned upon. But they are, in fact, one and the same, so purchase with confidence.

Note, however, that there is a significant difference between a water pipe used to smoke cannabis and a hookah. Although both devices use water to filter smoke, a hookah is used to smoke shisha (tobacco) and uses a burning coal to generate smoke as opposed to a direct flame. Moreover, hookahs are generally much larger than the average bong and do not feature additional cooling features like percolators.

History of Bongs

HISTORY OF BONGS

Bongs have been around for centuries. In 2013, archaeologists excavated a kurgan (an ancient type of burial mound) in Russia created by the Scythians, a fierce group of nomads who inhabited large parts of the central Eurasian steppes between the 9th and 1st century BC. The excavations unearthed 2400-year-old pure gold bongs used by Scythian tribal chiefs to smoke cannabis and opium.

Bongs were also used in Persia, along the Silk Road, and in China during the 16th century to smoke tobacco. Bongs were even popular among royalty, such as Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi, who was even buried with at least three bongs. In many parts of Asia, such as Vietnam and Thailand, people still use bamboo bongs to smoke tobacco today.

How Do Bongs Work?

HOW DO BONGS WORK?

The bongs you’ll find on our site can be quite innovative, complete with various chambers of different sizes and a bunch of accessories such as uniquely shaped bowls. Some glass bongs are delivered with special features or attachments, designed to be used with concentrates, for example.

While all of these accessories have a different effect on the overall smoking experience, all bongs essentially work the same way, using a bowl, stem, and water chamber to produce smoke. After the bowl has been packed with a smokable substance and water has been added to the bong’s main chamber, the substance is lit and smoke is drawn down the stem, filtered through the water, and inhaled out of the mouthpiece.

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How does a bong work?

Bongs operate in a similar fashion to pipes, but with one major difference—bongs filter cannabis smoke through water, making for smoother, cooler, and potentially larger hits.

Why Should You Use a Bong?

WHY USE A BONG?

There are plenty of reasons why some smokers prefer to bongs over dry pipes, cigarettes, joints, or blunts. Some simply prefer the process, while others claim that bongs produce a smoother smoke. This may be true, seeing as the water helps to cool the smoke before it enters the smoker’s lungs.

Many smokers claim that the water is able to filter out more harmful chemicals than other filters. This may be true when smoking cannabis, as joints and blunts are often smoked without a filter. However, studies comparing tobacco smoke from cigarettes and water pipes have shown that both forms of smoking can have negative effects. Despite the fact that bongs have existed for thousands of years, there is a significant lack of research comparing this form of smoking with others.

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How much water to put in a bong?

Regardless of the size of a bong, you do not need to fill it to the brim with water. Add just enough water so the bottom of the downstem is completely submerged.

How to Smoke Weed From a Bong

HOW TO SMOKE A BONG

Smokers who have never experimented with bongs might feel a bit intimidated the first time they lay their eyes/hands on one. However, the process is actually quite simple. Here are the basic steps on how to smoke a bong:

  1. Make sure you clean your bong before each use.

  2. Fill your bong with water via the mouthpiece until the stem is covered with roughly 2cm of water. Avoid overfilling your bong as it may splash in your face and cause a mess. Add ice to the water for a smoother smoke.

  3. Pack the bowl with your preferred herbs. Make sure the bowl is packed tightly to just under the brim, and that your substance is not chopped too finely, otherwise it may get sucked through the bowl and down the stem. Also, avoid clogging your bowl by overpacking it.

  4. Place your mouth on top of the chamber, making sure your lips are inside the mouthpiece. Lightly press your face against the mouthpiece to stop any of the smoke from escaping.

  5. Light your substance and suck in air through your mouth simultaneously. The water should bubble and the chamber should start to fill with smoke. Once the substance is bright red (or “cherried”), remove the flame to avoid charring it. Keep drawing in air until the chamber is filled with the desired amount of smoke.

  6. When you’re ready to inhale, remove the stem from the bong and draw the remaining smoke into your lungs.

NOTE: Some bongs have a “carb hole” instead of a removable stem. This is a small hole either beside the stem or at the back of the chamber. As you light your substance and start to draw smoke into the chamber, be sure to block that hole with your finger to stop any smoke from escaping. Once you’re ready to inhale the smoke, remove your finger from the carb and enjoy.

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How to use a bong?

Using a bong is no tall order. Simply add some water to the chamber, add your finely ground herb into the bowl, light, and inhale through the mouthpiece.

How to Clean a Bong

Nothing ruins a good smoke like a dirty bong. Below are some simple instructions to help you keep your water pipes nice and clean.

  1. Dismantle the bong. 

  2. Rinse each individual piece of your bong with hot water and let them all dry.

  3. Fill a bucket with a simple cleaning solution (such as a mix of vinegar and baking soda), place the chamber inside, and gently scrub without scratching the material. Rinse the main chamber and repeat if necessary.

  4. Repeat step 3 for each piece of your bong. To clean any small areas of the bong, we suggest using the Black Leaf Pipe Cleaners available through our store.

  5. Make sure you rinse all pieces of the bong with hot water to remove any of the cleaning solution. Then set the bong pieces aside to dry completely.

NOTE: For best results when cleaning your bong, we suggest using the Bong Shine Cleaning Concentrate available through our store. 

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How to clean a bong?

You can clean a bong with warm, soapy water for a light cleanse, or with rubbing alcohol for a deep restoration of your piece. Keep your bong clean, and it'll serve you well for many years.

What Are the Different Types of Bongs?

As you may have guessed, there is no “one size fits all” attitude when it comes to bongs. They can be made from various materials, each having its own advantages and drawbacks. While it may take a little experimentation to figure out which bong type is right for you, whatever your preference, there's definitely a bong out there to satisfy your smoking needs.

Glass Bongs

Glass Bongs

Arguably the most common type of bong you're likely to see, glass bongs have certainly come a long way. Previously seen as fragile, weak, and easy to break, this could not be further from the truth, thanks in part to the use of borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is a strong and temperature-resistant type of glass used in kitchen accessories (Pyrex) and scientific equipment such as beakers and test tubes.

Although you may find some bongs made from inferior types of glass, borosilicate glass is the standard material used in modern bongs. While regular glass bongs will be cheaper, they are much easier to break and generally of lower quality than borosilicate bongs.

The only real downside to borosilicate glass bongs is that they tend to garner a higher price point than the other options. But you get what you pay for.

Acrylic Bongs

Another popular material used to manufacture bongs is acrylic. Sometimes referred to as plastic bongs, there are many reasons why this material is often favoured. Bongs made from acrylic are usually cheaper to buy and have a lower risk of shattering or breaking like other types of bongs.

Acrylic bongs are robust and can be transported with relative ease. Perfect for taking to a friend's house for a smoking session. With a wide variety of designs ranging from the discreet to the ornate and truly outlandish, acrylic bongs are a hugely popular choice amongst all manner of cannabis enthusiasts. However, some cheaper acrylic bongs have been noted to impact the flavour and aroma of the smoke when heated. This can be avoided by purchasing from a reputable brand with favourable reviews.

Silicone Bongs

Silicone Bongs

Alongside acrylic, silicone bongs are also highly sought-after, despite being a relatively new innovation in smoking. Constructed from food-grade silicone, they offer a viable alternative to traditional glass-made bongs. Although they may give off the impression of being flimsy due to their malleability, this makes them nearly indestructible.

Silicone bongs can withstand knocks, drops, and thus can be taken anywhere. This feature alone is of massive benefit to accident-prone smokers. Much like acrylic, silicone bongs are available in a wide variety of colours and designs to suit any style and preference.

Ceramic Bongs

Ceramic bongs are arguably the oldest type known in the world, with ancient civilisations using them as a means to smoke their herb. But, do they still stand up today? Of course, the answer is yes; they are an extremely sleek and reliable bong option compared to other types.

Offering a similar smoothness to glass, ceramic bongs provide a flavourful pull without the potential of being tainted by low-grade materials. The main drawback of ceramic is the distinct lack of customisation available, as they are quite rigid pieces. However, there are plenty of designs available to suit all needs.

Metal Bongs

Something a little more obscure is the metal bong. Although extremely robust, reliable, and cost-effective, they are generally an unpopular option amongst bong enthusiasts. Many believe that the metal itself can taint the flavour, and the fact that the bong is not see-through can make it hard to gauge just how big of a rip you're taking. For these reasons, metal bongs can be a little hard to find, but there is no doubt that they're stylish and durable.

Wooden Bongs

Those seeking more of an all-natural smoking solution may want to look into getting a wooden bong. Constructed from hardwoods such as walnut, oak, and even bamboo, the wood is then treated to withstand the heat and moisture from smoking. Wooden bongs are generally not seen as a popular or common choice amongst smokers. Because of their unique craftsmanship, wooden bongs can be an expensive option, but are sure to add a touch of class to any home.

What Are the Different Parts of a Bong?

What Are the Different Parts of a Bong?

Bongs are typically constructed from five interconnecting parts. Though some designs will feature more components, the standard bong can be broken down into the following parts.

  1. Bowl

    This component serves to hold your chosen herb as you light it. Available in various sizes, the bowl can be removed and replaced with ease. The removal also allows for a thorough clean after use.

  2. Downstem

    Connected to the bowl is the downstem. This is a short piece of tube that allows the smoke to travel directly down into the base of the bong, after which it percolates through the water.

  3. Base

    The base is the main body or chamber of the bong, and has the function of holding the water. These can come in many different shapes and sizes (spherical, tubular, etc.).

  4. Tube

    The tube extends up from the base and ends at the mouthpiece. Most tubes don't feature any additional extras, however, some bongs will include an ice pinch/catcher where you can place an ice cube to further cool the smoke.

  5. Mouthpiece

    This is the part of the bong from which you inhale. Usually, it is a wide opening that can be held up to your mouth with ease.

Which Bong Shapes Exist?

Which Bong Shapes Exist?

Like with other pipes, and smoking accessories in general, bongs come in all different shapes, sizes, and designs. Each shape serves a distinct purpose, and the slightest change in design or features can impact a bong’s function and effectiveness.

 Beaker bong

Arguably the most common type available is the beaker bong. This shape features the standard tube that leads down a science beaker-shaped base. This wide base offers stability and sturdiness, not to mention large hits thanks to the large chamber size.

 Straight Tube Bong

Another common bong shape is the straight tube. This one is exactly as it sounds; the straight tube is composed of a single long piece of glass, without leading to a wider base or chamber. To compensate for the reduced chamber area, these bongs are generally taller than the average and/or contain additional features like an ice catcher.

 Round Base Bong

Lastly, the round base is another shape you’ll often see when browsing for bongs. This is a popular type as it has a real alchemy feel, almost as if you're holding a potion bottle. It is sturdier than the straight tube because of its flat, wide base, but works just as well when it comes to that flavourful pull.

Those are the three main bongs you're likely to encounter, but, of course, we're only scratching the surface here. There are many more options when it comes to shape, including multi-chambered bongs and recyclers. All have their pros and cons, but it really does fall to personal preference when it comes to choosing the bong that's right for you. Some will prefer a more streamlined smoke, whereas others will enjoy more elaborate setups. A little research and experimentation will quickly help you determine the best option.

Special Bongs

Special Bongs

While we've covered the basics in terms of bong shape and components, it doesn't end with just those types. There are plenty of special options available that add their own unique take on the bong's classic look, design, and functionality.

What Is an Ice Bong?

As mentioned, some bongs feature an ice catcher or pinch as part of their design. These are also known as ice bongs. You can tell exactly which bongs are equipped to hold ice by how they look.

Bongs that feature rivets or a notch in the tube are no accident in manufacturing. These little areas are designed specifically for you to drop a cube or two of ice into the tube. These act to cool the smoke and give you a deeper and smoother pull without impacting the overall flavour, aroma, or high.

What Is a Percolator Bong?

At first glance, these may look overly complicated, but that couldn't be further from the truth. The percolator bong typically features small chambers situated inside the base. These pieces aren't just there for show; by containing many small holes, they allow the smoke to percolate into the water and provide a smoother hit. Available in a wide variety of configurations, such as honeycomb, tree, and turbine, percolators are a popular choice for those looking to filter their smoke further.

What Is a Gravity Bong?

Gravity bongs have come a long way from the humble plastic 2l bottle. Technology has, thankfully, made things a bit more sophisticated. While those home-made devices will always have their place, these bongs truly harness the power of gravity to push the water from one chamber to another. This, in turn, allows the smoke to percolate through the water, resulting in a powerful, potent, and cool hit.

Is a Bubbler Also a Bong?

This has been a hotly debated topic for some time: are bubblers a type of bong? While they essentially have the same function, bubblers are often shorter in stature and do not feature a downstem, but they still use water to cool the smoke before inhalation. Because they are smaller in size, bubblers can be transported with ease—something that can't be done with larger, more fragile bongs.

Bongs vs Joints

Bongs vs Joints

Which is superior? Which gives you a better high and more flavour? While there is no definitive answer, you won't have to look far to find someone with a strong opinion. However, as with everything in cannabis culture, it truly is down to personal preference.

The advantage of joints is that you can pre-roll them or roll them on the move; either way, you can take them with you wherever you go. Unfortunately with bongs, you don't get that same level of freedom because of their size. However, that makes smoking a bong much more of a special event, and certainly one you can enjoy with friends.

Upkeep plays another role in the debate of bongs vs joints. The use of a bong will undoubtedly lead to some maintenance and cleaning. At the same time, this has become easier with the invention of various cleaning tools and bong features. Still, joint smokers won't ever have to contend with this, as they can simply smoke and dispose of any leftovers.

What the debate really boils down to is flavour and overall enjoyment of smoking. Smoking joints will come with some degree of harshness, and the pulls you take will be hotter due to the shorter travelling distance and lack of water cooling. But, some smokers prefer the harsher flavour and believe that's what gives the herb its “kick”.

There's no right or wrong way to consume your cannabis. You may prefer to roll some strains into a joint and save others for packing into your bong. Find out what works best for you.

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Which bongs are the best?

As bongs come in all shapes, sizes, and materials, the best bong for you will come down to personal preference.

What Bong Should You Buy?

What Bong Should You Buy?

We've given you a breakdown of everything you should consider when purchasing a bong. Now, it's down to you to find the perfect match.

As mentioned, it really does come down to personal preference, but take into account the material the bong is made out of and its shape. Also, factor in your budget and how often you think you'll use the bong; is it worth purchasing that ornate glass bong you've been eyeing up if you rarely smoke? Only you can make that decision, but hopefully we've made that much easier for you.

If you're looking for a good place to start your search for the perfect bong, might we suggest the Zamnesia online shop! And, see exactly what our loyal customers are saying about the latest bongs in our reviews section.

Bongs: Questions & Answers

💨 How to use a bong?
Using a bong is no tall order. Simply add some water to the chamber, add your finely ground herb into the bowl, light, and inhale through the mouthpiece.
❄️ How does a bong work?
Bongs operate in a similar fashion to pipes, but with one major difference—bongs filter cannabis smoke through water, making for smoother, cooler, and potentially larger hits.
🧽 How to clean a bong?
You can clean a bong with warm, soapy water for a light cleanse, or with rubbing alcohol for a deep restoration of your piece. Keep your bong clean, and it'll serve you well for many years.
💧 How much water to put in a bong?
Regardless of the size of a bong, you do not need to fill it to the brim with water. Add just enough water so the bottom of the downstem is completely submerged.
🚀 Which bongs are the best?
As bongs come in all shapes, sizes, and materials, the best bong for you will come down to personal preference.