With such a vast array of ice bong styles and design, if you are a bong novice it can be a challenge selecting what you think is the best. Almost all bongs are designed to be pleasing on the eye as well as a way to deliver a good smoke.
Even though you might want your ice bong to look good and even match your personality and style, you also need it to produce the kind of smoke you can get on with, and of course, you wouldn’t want to spend top dollar on it either. But, going for cheap bongs is not always the best thing to do, especially if you’re no longer a novice smoker. Here are a couple of pointers that can help you make a better-informed purchasing decision.
Materials are Important
Bongs are easily available in a number of different materials including acrylic, ceramic, glass, and durable plastic and even more exotic materials such as bamboo and silicone. Plastic and acrylic are easy on the pocket, convenient for on the go moments, and transparent, so you can always keep a check on how clean your water is. They are not as classy as glass pipes and usually, they can’t be customized.
On the other hand, ceramic pieces offer a classy look and greater durability and are cheaper than glass, but they are difficult to clean and maintain so you will have to replace them more often to keep the quality of the smoke. Silicon is perfect for traveling, being flexible and durable but bamboo lasts forever and has a true toker style.
Glass, of course, is considered the traditional go-to material for bongs and offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to customization and add-ons. Scientific glass is best for cannabis because it is thick, durable, and not so easily damaged even when put through the dishwasher.
When you know what each material offers, you can make a choice based on where you want to use it and naturally, which looks the best to you.
Pain in the Pocket
We all know what looks beautiful to use and yes, you will want that big beautiful ice bong more even if you are an experienced smoker with a good idea of what is an acceptable price for the kind of water pipe you want to go for. However, if this is your first time buying an ice bong, keep in mind that even though there are many materials much cheaper than glass, you will end up saving money in the long run if you opt for the classic glass bong. With glass, you will always have a stylish piece.
If you are into taking recommendations, then ours is to decide what you are looking for in terms of its utility, and since prices can differ wildly, look around for that particular type of ice bong in the shops and online.
Whether you buy a cheaper bong to begin and then work your way up the price range or not, you are not that likely to be disappointed. Even the cheapest ice bong will deliver good smoke in a smoother and more economical way than the more traditional rolled joint.