What to Look for In a Bong Before you Buy

When it comes to buying your first bong, or even your tenth bong, there are a number of things to consider. It’s too easy to just pick something up because it is on sale or because you like the color of it. 

These are actual tools that can help enhance your smoking experience and therefore it is important to take the time to invest in one that is right for you. If you’ve never given bong buying any consideration, now is the time to take a moment and think about the things that impact your bong usage and experience. 

Here’s what to look for when you are buying your next bong. 

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Where You Will Use It?

Depending on whether you like to travel or use your bong at home, the type of bong, the size, and the weight of it might all play important factors in what you purchase. For example, if you travel frequently, investing in a smaller, lighter bong is going to be the way to go. 

You don’t want to have to lug around a large bong just because that is the one you have. For a few dollars you can get a much more convenient one. If you do use your bong at home on a regular basis, you might also consider how you are going to store the bong when you aren’t using it. 

If you are imagining yourself just leaving it on the coffee table in front of the television, consider finding a place to store it out of the way when your mom comes over. You can check out an online headshop to help you find the right bong for you. 

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Ease of Cleaning It

You might not have thought about what is involved in cleaning a bong – perhaps you just buy a new one every time your existing one gets too ratty to use. 

If you do plan on cleaning your bong, and you should plan on cleaning your bong on a regular basis, you’ll want to invest in one that is easy to clean. If you don’t mind taking apart a more robust bong once in a while to clean it out, then getting a bigger and more expensive bong is a good way to go because it will last longer and stand up to use over time. 

Some bongs don’t come apart and are difficult to clean. If you don’t like fuss, get something that is easy to clean

Don’t Forget the Extras

Some bong models are very simple and easy to use, while others are very complex and have multiple options and parts that you can buy to enhance your experience. If you are new to the world of bongs, start with something simple. 

But if you have been around the block a time or two, consider getting something a little more robust that you might be able to experiment with and add pieces on to it later. Bongs come in all shapes and sizes and there are many, many models to choose from. 

It can seem overwhelming at times to know which bong is right for you. So keep it simple until you become more familiar with the options that are available. Or, start with a bong that you can add pieces to later as you become more familiar with how they work and what you need and want in a bong down the road. 

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What’s it Made From?

There are several materials used to make bongs, but the most popular bongs are made from glass. This is for a number of reasons: glass is quite sturdy and will stand up to long-term use. 

It is decorative and many options are available for colors and decorations and add-ons. And it is inexpensive compared to synthetic materials that could cost you a lot more money than you want to spend. 

Plus, glass bongs are easier to clean – you can just wipe them off and you are ready to go again. Ceramic bongs are not as sturdy as glass bongs and plastic bongs are cheaply made and don’t last long. 

When you are choosing the bong that is right for you, it’s always a good idea to invest in a quality piece of equipment to enhance your experience. 

Putting it All Together

So before you go out and buy your first bong, or if you are in the market for a new bong, consider the ways in which your use, smoking, style, size, and cleaning capabilities will all impact your enjoyment of the bong. 

If it’s too complicated, hard to clean, big and heavy, or if it is cheaply made, you might not use it as much as you had hoped. That just means you’ll end up spending more money later, and nobody wants to do that. 

Having all the information to help you make an informed decision means that you are more likely to get what you want the first time and enjoy your bong for a long time.