Top 10 Dab Rigs
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Top 10 Dab Rigs (2024 Edition)

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Dab rigs are a hugely popular way to enjoy cannabis concentrates. With so many rigs to choose from, it can be a little confusing to those brand new to the scene. However, we're here to make things a whole lot easier. Read on to check out our list of the top 10 dab rigs available, plus a little background on dabbing itself to get you up to speed.

There’s more than one way to enjoy cannabis. While plenty of people love their herb, others indulge in the likes of resins, extracts, and oils—aka dabs. It’s no surprise then that dab rigs have taken centre stage as a vital piece of equipment. So, whether you’re brand new to dabbing or consider yourself a “dab hand” (pardon the pun), read on for a breakdown of what you need to know about the practice, followed by a list of 10 hand-picked dab rigs for you to choose from.

What is a dab rig?

What is a dab rig?

First things first; what exactly is a dab rig? A dab rig is a water pipe used to enjoy cannabis concentrates, waxes, and oils. Though similar to a traditional bong, dabbing rigs are outfitted with a very key feature known as a nail or banger. The banger is essentially a bowl, but unlike that which you would find on a regular bong, this one can handle the heat of a blowtorch, allowing for effective and ample hits. That said, a dab rig is similar to a bong in that it can be used with water to cool the vapor produced.

Traditionally, dab rigs are constructed from high-grade, temperature-resistant borosilicate glass, but they can also be made from other materials, such as silicone. Moreover, while the majority of rigs are heated manually through the use of a blowtorch, it's entirely possible to purchase electronic dab rigs that heat dabs to the optimal temperature without the need for firepower.

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How does dabbing work?

How does dabbing work?

Dab rigs may seem a little intimidating and complicated to the uninitiated, but they’re largely simple to use. As mentioned, the chief component of distinction is the banger/nail. Bangers are shaped more like traditional bowls, while nails look more like their namesake. Either way, they are used as a surface on which to place dabs for vaporization.

Although there are multiple ways to dab, the most common method involves heating the nail before adding the dab. First, fill your rig with enough water to submerge the percolator; this acts to cool the vapor and makes for much smoother hits. Now, using a blowtorch, carefully heat the nail until red-hot. Allow it to cool slightly before using your dabbing tool—which is usually some form of metal or glass wand—to transfer your dabs onto the hot surface. With your mouth on the mouthpiece, inhale as the dabs quickly vaporize on the hot nail or banger.

Again, this is just one way to go about dabbing. Of course, when using an electric dab rig or an e-nail, you’ll skip the butane torch in favour of an inbuilt heating element. The best electric dab rigs will heat up swiftly and offer precise temperature control. These rigs are often portable, designed for a life of dabbing on the go.

How much does a dab rig cost?

How much does a dab rig cost?

There was a time when dab rigs were a costly purchase. Nowadays, it's entirely possible to purchase a quality device at a reasonable price. As mentioned, the introduction of materials such as silicone has led to some budget-friendly price points (around €75) for those looking to try dabbing without purchasing an expensive piece.

However, those seeking something more premium will find plenty on offer, as ornate and high-tech dab rigs can be sourced—but they come with a premium price tag to suit. As a rule of thumb, the more features there are on a dab rig, the more expensive it will be. But rest assured, there is a rig out there to suit all needs and requirements.

Top 10 dab rigs

So, now that we're up to speed on what exactly dab rigs are, how they function, and how they vary in cost, we've put together a list showcasing 10 of the best dab rigs available today. These appear in no particular order, come at different price points, and encompass both traditional rigs and newer electric dab rigs and e-nails. Let’s take a look.

1. The Wand

The Wand

Straight out the gate, we have something extraordinary. The Wand from the team at Ispire is here to transform your dabbing experience. We all know that heating concentrates can be a fine art; well, The Wand makes short work of any resins and waxes.

The Wand works in conjunction with 14mm borosilicate bangers, and attaches to your dabbing rig. Instead of a harsh torch or lighter that could ruin your precious dabs, through the power of induction heating, The Wand evenly and accurately heats your concentrates so that all of the nuances, potency, and aromas can be experienced. 

All it takes is a click of a button, and you can dial into a temperature of your choosing, allowing you to fine-tune the right level of heat for your concentrates. While The Wand is perfect for dabbing rigs, it can also be used with DynaVap vaping devices, for even more bang for your buck! Make burnt and harsh dab hits a thing of the past!

2. K.Haring Concentrate Rig

K.Haring Concentrate Rig

For the dabbing and visual art connoisseur is the Concentrate Rig from the K.Haring glass collection. This dab rig not only boasts the contemporary pop art of Keith Haring, but is made from robust borosilicate glass that can easily handle high temperatures and sticky concentrates.

Featuring water filtration that provides amazingly cool and smooth hits, the K.Haring Concentrate Rig also has a directional carb cap that allows you to seamlessly control the airflow, raising and lowering the temperature as you see fit. Simply heat, add some extracts to the banger, and inhale from the mouthpiece. This is pure dabbing at its finest, without the need for additional accessories or batteries.

Of course, the real feature of this rig is its vibrant, high-quality design. It even comes in a matching presentation box, giving it a more premium feel. It is guaranteed to be a talking point amongst artsy stoner friends. The perfect way to honour the legacy of this groundbreaking and influential artist.

3. Puffco Peak Smart Rig

Puffco Peak Smart Rig

Primed for use with resins and concentrates, the Puffco Peak is the world's first smart rig. Offering up high performance and great flavours, this easy-to-use device bridges the gap between portable vaporizer and dab rig in the cleverest way possible.

This palm-sized electric dab rig is powered by a long-lasting battery that heats up the Peak in just 20 seconds. Thanks to haptic feedback and discreet LED lights, you're clued in at all times while using this smart rig. With plenty of customisable settings, it's effortless to dial in a temperature that really brings out the best from your waxes, oils, and resins.

The Peak has a contemporary, minimal design that makes it look like a modern art piece when positioned on a table or mantle—definitely bound to catch the eye of your friends. But after one hit, they'll be convinced that this pipe is truly “the peak” of electric dab rigs.

4. Glass Oil Bong Shower Head (Blaze Glass)

Black Leaf Oil Pipe with Honey Pot

Crafting the perfect dabbing experience can be costly. But what if you want to elevate your dabs without breaking the bank? Well, this simple Shower Head Oil Bong from Blaze Glass might just hold the answer. Crafted from top-grade borosilicate glass and measuring just 210mm, this pipe is sturdy and portable, perfect for any dabber's collection. 

But that's not all—this seemingly simple dab rig has a not-so-obvious feature: a showerhead percolator. With its flared bottom and multiple holes, this often-overlooked facet delivers a higher degree of percolation, resulting in an elevated smoking experience. If you're already spending top dollar on expensive concentrates, don't undermine their flavour by smoking them through a sub-par rig. Instead, make a small investment in a Blaze Glass Shower Head Oil Bong and guarantee a flavourful, smooth dabbing experience every time you decide to get lit.

5. BREIT Oil Rig with Banger

BREIT Oil Rig with Banger

If simplicity ranks high on your list of desired dab rig features, this one-piece Oil Rig by BREIT is sure to impress. It is made from a single piece of high-quality borosilicate glass, stands 160mm tall, and has a nice weight to it—a telltale sign of an excellent, sturdy smoking accessory. 

The Oil Rig's wide base means that it sits stably on any flat surface, which is an important safety consideration for dab rigs that are operated at extreme heat. Plus, the rig's wide chamber also holds a nice amount of water and crushed ice (which needs to be inserted through the mouthpiece), making for cool, smooth, and full-flavoured hits. Plus, the BREIT Oil Rig comes complete with a heat-resistant glass banger, which is ready to go from the moment it arrives at your door.

6. Hyer Big-E Rig

Hyer Big-E Rig

Okay, while not necessarily a dab rig, the Big-E Rig by Hyer is on our list as it enhances any water pipe you currently own. How does it do this, you ask? Well, it's actually quite simple.

The Big-E Rig is essentially a dock for your favourite bong or dab rig. Once fitted into place, this futuristic device uses electricity to heat a quartz glass heating element that connects to the banger, instead of using a conventional torch. Taking just 90 seconds to reach temperatures of up to 400°C, it's effortless to use, thanks to an intuitive control system. The LED screen located on the front will notify you once the device has reached the optimal temperature.

Not content on only providing an outstanding and flavourful dabbing experience, the Big-E Rig also features a USB port that allows users to charge their phones should the need arise. There's even an included stash space for a little of your favourite herb or concentrate.

7. PieceMaker Kube Silicone Oil Bong

PieceMaker Kube Silicone Oil Bong

As the first silicone device on our list, the Kube is the perfect example of just how functional rigs made from alternative materials can be. This portable dab rig boasts an unusual design set on providing a great dabbing experience.

There was a time when silicone was looked down upon as material for water pipes and dabbing rigs. However, this couldn't be further from the truth with the Kube. With its unique shape, there are no prizes for guessing why it's called the Kube—but it certainly makes for a visually satisfying piece. With a removable borosilicate glass banger located at the top of the pipe, it's simple and safe to heat.

Because the Kube is made from robust silicone, it can be taken practically anywhere. The stainless steel base can even be removed, wherein you can store the banger, mouthpiece, and tools when not in use. All this, for a price that almost certainly won't break the bank. For the dabbing enthusiast seeking something new, the Kube by PieceMaker is the way to go.

8. EHLE Oil Rig Orange Flash

EHLE Oil Rig Orange Flash

Known for their outstanding water pipes and accessories, EHLE has created a real showstopper with the Oil Rig Orange Flash. This specially handcrafted device is constructed from borosilicate glass and features colourful orange accents, making for a jaw-dropping premium rig.

Measuring in at only 15cm in height, the rig fits effortlessly into the user's hand and is comfortable to hold for extended periods. The broad base makes it easy to set down without the worry of it tipping over.

Inside the rig, you'll see a percolator that acts to diffuse the vapor before it hits the mouthpiece. Located on top is a titanium nail that can handle the harshest of heat without issue. Simply apply your torch, add in your dabs, and take a pull. This high-quality hitter is bound to impress all those who check it out.

9. Higher Standards Heavy Duty Riggler

Higher Standards Heavy Duty Riggler

Direct from the USA, the Heavy Duty Riggler from Higher Standards is a no-nonsense, pint-sized device that delivers big hits. This pipe is a little different to others on our list in the sense that it actually contains both a bowl and banger, so those looking to blaze their finest dry herbs won't have to choose between a dab rig or bong—the Heavy Duty Riggler does both.

Constructed from 7mm-thick medical-grade borosilicate glass, this pipe is strong, robust, and with its wide base, won't topple easily. Its crystal-clear appearance doesn't contain any colourful accents or markings; just a simple Higher Standards “HS” logo laser-etched onto the front of the piece. The result is a premium-quality pipe with looks to match.

So, whether you're enjoying dry herb or the stickiest of dabs, the Heavy Duty Riggler has you covered. The fixed diffused downstem certainly doesn't discriminate against substances, and offers a smooth and dense pull each and every time you reach for it. Full flavours are the order of the day when you pick up this rig.

10. EHLE Glass Dabbing Bong Malachite 

EHLE Glass Dabbing Bong Malachite

This is truly an all-in-one dabbing device. Not only can it handle concentrates, extracts, and resins easily, but with its changeable banger, you can switch it out with an SG 14.5mm grinding joint to enjoy your bud too. 

Handmade from 2.5mm-thick borosilicate glass, this is one sturdy and robust rig that's able to withstand the occasional knock—ideal should you want to take this water pipe on the move. Standing at 25cm, it's perfect for portable and home use; the choice is yours!

Using the Glass Dabbing Bong is a simple and intuitive affair. Complete with a carb hole, you get total control over your hits. Just fill the base with water, load up your concentrates, heat with a torch, and take a flavourful and smooth hit. Available in malachite, this piece is equally appealing as it is functional. And when you're finished, simply give it a rinse and it'll be ready for the next time you reach for it.

Don't delay — get dabbing today!

Don't delay — get dabbing today!

So there you have it—our picks for the top 10 dab rigs! From the best portable electric dab rigs to the finest traditional borosilicate rigs, if you're looking to enjoy cannabis concentrates, these devices will see you right. For those seeking a classic dabbing experience involving a blowtorch, there are plenty of options available. Those looking to avoid the flame will not be disappointed either; electric dab rigs are quickly establishing a strong following due to their quality and portability.

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons
Professional cannabis journalist, copywriter, and author Adam Parsons is a long-time staff member of Zamnesia. Tasked with covering a wide range of topics from CBD to psychedelics and everything in between, Adam creates blog posts, guides, and explores an ever-growing range of products.
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