Find Your Perfect Bong: A Guide to 9 Different Types of Bongs and Their Features

Discover 9 types of bongs and their features in this guide to help you find the perfect bong. So your next session goes off without a hitch and you get the best high you can possibly get.

When it comes to consuming marijuana, there are plenty of options available. From edibles and oil to blunts and joints, the options are endless. However, for many smokers, the go-to choice remains the classic bong. Bongs come in all shapes and sizes, each offering unique benefits. In this article, we'll be exploring 9 different types of bongs and their benefits. Whether you're a seasoned smoker or new to the game, this comprehensive guide is sure to have something for you. This article is a updated verion of the older blog post "9 Different Types of Bongs and Their Benefits Explained". Check out that article to learn more about bongs.


1. Beaker Bongs

One of the most popular types of bongs is the beaker bong. This design features a wide base, which offers stability and the ability to hold more water. [3]. This design also makes it easier to add an ash catcher, which can filter smoke and cool it down before inhalation. Many beaker bongs also come with ice notches, allowing you to chill the smoke before inhaling.


2. Straight Tube Bongs

Simple yet reliable, straight tube bongs are a favorite among smokers. These bongs feature a straightforward design, consisting of a single straight tube of blown glass. [2]. Despite their simple design, straight tube bongs provide a smooth smoking experience.


3. Round Base Bongs

Round base bongs are similar to beaker bongs in terms of design. The difference lies in the shape of the base - round instead of wide. This design adds stability and allows for taller bongs, which result in larger hits and more room for percolators. [1].


4. Percolator Bongs

Percolator bongs are designed with added filtration systems, such as multiple chambers or slits in the downstem. This additional filtration results in a smoother hit, reducing harshness and increasing the potency of the smoke.


5. Multi-Chamber Bongs

As the name suggests, multi-chamber bongs have multiple chambers for smoke to pass through. This increased filtration results in a cleaner, smoother hit.


6. Gravity Bongs

Gravity bongs work by using the pressure of gravity to force smoke into the lungs. They are typically made from two containers, one filled with water and the other with smoke. As the top container is lifted, the smoke is forced into the bottom container, which is then inhaled.


Gravity bongs rely on the vacuum that water leaves behind when it leaves an enclosed space. Gravity bongs come in two types: bucket and waterfall (learn more). The simplest version of the bucket gravity bong uses a plastic bottle and a bucket full of water. This is a fun project to try now and again, but if you use this type of bong regularly, you’ll probably want to purchase a professionally-built model.


7. Shotgun Bongs

Shotgun bongs are designed with a second chamber that filters smoke before inhalation. This results in a cleaner, smoother hit.


8. Bubbler Bongs

A percolator bong or bubbler are a hybrid between bongs and pipes, offering the filtration of a bong with the portability of a pipe. They work by using water to filter smoke, resulting in a smoother hit. A bubbler bong can be straight tube, beaker shaped, round base, or pretty much any other shape you can imagine. The thing that makes them unique is that they contain a percolator. The percolator is a piece of glass that dissipates the smoke before it passes through the water and causes a bubbling effect in the bong. Spreading the smoke out in that way helps to filter it better and cool it faster.


The percolator can be at the bottom of the bong (a single chamber percolator), in another chamber (a multi chamber percolator), or both (a multi chamber, multi percolator). Because of the complexity of this type of bong, they can be difficult to clean, not to mention more expensive.


9. Custom Bongs

Custom bongs are unique, one-of-a-kind pieces made to your specifications. From intricate designs and multiple chambers to added percolators and ice notches, the possibilities are endless.


In conclusion, when it comes to smoking marijuana, bongs offer a variety of benefits. From increased filtration to unique designs, there's a bong for every smoker's needs. That’s why we recommend trying all the different types of bongs we’ve discussed above. You’ll have fun doing it so and you’ll find the bong that fits your needs just right.

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