Glossary of Terms

Use the glossary below to learn about smoking supplies and their associated terms. 

  1. american glass
  2. angle cut dome
  3. beaker
  4. can chamber
  5. puck chamber
  6. straight tube
  7. bent neck
  8. branded glass
  9. glow in the dark
  10. clear glass
  11. colored glass
  12. deep bowl
  13. dewar's joint
  14. dichroic glass
  15. diffused downstem
  16. direct inject
  17. dome splashguard
  18. donut splashguard
  19. fab egg
  20. glass opals
  21. slyme glass
  22. condenser coil
  23. heady glass
  24. hourglass chamber
  25. ice catcher
  26. balloon bag vaporizer
  27. direct draw vaporizer
  28. whip vaporizer
  29. analog vaporizer
  30. digital vaporizer
  31. 45° joint
  32. 90° joint
  33. female joint
  34. male joint
  35. 10mm joint
  36. 14mm joint
  37. 18mm joint
  38. maria rings
  39. micro
  40. mini
  41. flared mouthpiece
  42. removable mouthpiece
  43. nano
  44. pendant
  45. barrel perc
  46. circ perc
  47. cross perc
  48. crystal ball perc
  49. disc perc
  50. dome perc
  51. donut perc
  52. fixed downstem
  53. honeycomb perc
  54. inline perc
  55. inset perc
  56. j hook perc
  57. matrix perc
  58. ratchet perc
  59. removable downstem
  60. reti perc
  61. showerhead perc
  62. sprinkler perc
  63. stemline perc
  64. stereo matrix perc
  65. swiss perc
  66. tongue perc
  67. tree perc
  68. turbine perc
  69. ufo perc
  70. waffle perc
  71. polished joint
  72. purple slime glass
  73. reclaim catcher
  74. dry herb recycler
  75. concentrate recycler
  76. dual use recycler
  77. sandblasted glass
  78. scientific glass
  79. sidecar
  80. snorkel
  81. straight neck
  82. desktop vaporizer
  83. portable vaporizer
  84. vape pen
  85. adjustable temperature
  86. fixed temperature
  87. themed glass
  88. thick glass
  89. unmarked glass
  90. vapor stone
  91. wig wag
american glass

This glass piece is certified to be hand blown right here in the USA. American glass has earned a reputation of being sturdy reliable and well-made

angle cut domeangle cut dome

An angle-cut dome is a specific type of dome that features an angled design rather than the standard circular dome. This type of dome is handblown in a way that gives it an angled top for a distinct appearance


This glass pipe has a beaker base chamber. Beaker style water pipes generally have a wide circular main chamber to house a large amount of smoke

can chamber

This water pipe or dab rig features a can shaped chamber. The cylindrical chamber resembles exactly what the name implies; a can

puck chamberpuck chamber

This concentrate pipe features a unique chamber that resembles a hockey puck. The flat circular chamber of the puck rig provides an awesome aesthetic as well as making sure the dab rig always has a flat sturdy base

straight tube

This water pipe is a straight tube meaning it has a straight and vertical design from the base to the mouthpiece. Many people prefer this style because of the seamless transition of your smoke/vapor from the joint to the mouthpiece

bent neckbent neck

Bent neck designs offer aesthetic and functional qualities. Aesthetically bent necks give a unique look to your glass water pipe. Functionally bent necks act as a splashguard keeping all of the water inside the pipe and outside of your mouth. They also extend the mouthpiece away from the heat source horizontally giving a more comfortable experience

branded glassbranded glass

This glass pipe features branded glass that can include logos or decals that verify it as an official product of this specific brand. Not all glass needs to have visual emblems to be considered as branded glass

glow in the darkglow in the dark

This piece glows in the dark. Turn the lights off and watch the amazing visual effect that comes from glow in the dark glass

clear glassclear glass

This piece features sleek and clean clear glass that allows you to watch this concentrate rig or water pipe function. Clear glass allows you to watch the bubbles stack as your smoke/vapor percolates

colored glasscolored glass

This piece features beautiful colored glass accents that give it a unique and aesthetically appealing appearance. Colored glass is one of the many features that can make this piece stand out in your glass collection

deep bowldeep bowl

This water pipe features a deep bowl to allow for a large amount of dry herbs or tobacco to be packed at one time

dewar's jointdewares joint

A dewar’s joint is the small glass tube that connects the joint to the chamber. Its purpose is to reinforce the strength of the joint and to create additional support for the glass pipe

dichroic glassdichroic glass

This glass piece features stunning dichroic glass. Dichro glass is worked colored glass with sparkles inside of it that are accentuated in certain lighting conditions

diffused downstemdiffused downstem

This is the most simple design for a percolator. The glass straight tube has slits or holes at its base under the water which allows the smoke to cool down as it travels through the openings

direct injectdirect inject

A direct inject design does exactly what the name would suggest; it directly injects vapor from the joint into the chamber

dome splashguardsplash guard

A dome splashguard is a domed piece of glass at the bottom of a straight neck that prevents water from splashing up into your mouth no matter how hard you pull

donut splashguarddonut splash guard

A donut splashguard is a circular glass piece with a hole in the center that is usually located between the chamber and the neck. The circle design with the hole in the middle makes sure water stays in the chamber but still allows all of your vapor to flow upwards through to the neck

fab egg

This piece has a faberge egg design. The fab egg chamber has a circular egg shape with a hollow center and holes that provide a distinguished design. The holes function similar to a swiss perc

glass opals

This dab rig features beautiful handblown glass opals. Glass opals are raised circles on the pipe that hold a detailed colored glass design

slyme glass

Slyme glass is a specific type of colored glass that is highly sought after due to its unique and vibrant appearance. Slyme glass comes in multiple different colors including green purple and others

condenser coil

When used in a bong it is a removable chamber with a coil tube inside and filled with freezable glycerin that is connected to the neck and mouthpiece. Users remove and freeze this chamber in order to cool down smoke once it’s placed back on the bong. When utilized in handheld glass pipes the user would freeze the entire pipe to achieve the desired effects

heady glassheady

Heady glass means that this dab rig or water pipe is a limited edition collectors item. It features an intricate and unique design that mixes exquisite form with ultimate function. These pieces are truly functioning art

hourglass chamber

This water pipe or vapor rig features an hourglass chamber. The chamber indents in on each side giving it a distinguishable hourglass shape that adds an impressive aesthetic quality

ice catcher

An ice catcher is a pinched place in the neck of the water pipe that allows the user to put ice cubes into the pipe. The smoke passes through the ice and is cooled for smoother hits

balloon bag vaporizer

A desktop vaporizer that delivers its vapor into a plastic bag that the user detaches and inhales. These vaporizers have internal fans that push vapor upward into the bag until it’s filled

direct draw vaporizer

A specific type of vaporizer that has a mouthpiece for direct inhalation of vapor. These vapes allow vapor to flow straight from the device to the user

whip vaporizer

A desktop vaporizer that delivers its vapor through a tube called a whip. Dry herbs are loaded into a glass wand that is then connected directly to the vaporizers heating element. Once vaporized the user inhales through the whip. Most whip vaporizers are intended for dry herbs but some have attachments that can make them compatible with concentrates and e-liquids

analog vaporizer

This vaporizer has an analog interface for a user-friendly vaping experience. Most analog vaporizers contain either a dial or a button to initiate and control vaporization

digital vaporizer

This vaporizer has a digital interface for an easier reading of temperature battery or other settings. Digital vaporizers generally have a screen to display this information

45° joint

This glass pipe features a joint at a diagonal angle. This creates a different look while bringing the joint further away from your bong or dab rig to limit heat stress and prevent fractures

90° joint

A 90° joint gives a water pipe or concentrate pipe a clean precise look as it creates a 90° angle from the joint to the chamber

female joint

This glass pipe features a female joint. It requires a male dome nail or bowl for proper use

male joint

This glass pipe features a male joint. It requires a female dome nail or bowl for proper use

10mm joint

This water pipe or dab rig features a 10mm joint. It requires a 10mm dome bowl or nail for proper use

14mm joint

This dab rig or water pipe features a 14mm joint. It requires a 14mm dome bowl or nail for proper use

18mm joint

This water pipe or concentrate pipe  features an 18mm joint. It requires an 18mm nail dome or bowl for proper use

maria rings

Maria rings are circular protruding glass rings usually found on the neck or below the mouthpiece of a water pipe or dab rig


This water pipe bubbler or concentrate rig is a small and portable size that gives it a discreet appearance as well as makes it easily transportable


This water pipe bubbler or concentrate rig is a small and portable size that gives it a discreet appearance as well as makes it easily transportable

flared mouthpiece

Flared mouthpieces have elevated glass around the mouthpiece which make it conform perfectly to your mouth for superior comfort and an airtight seal while smoking

removable mouthpiece

A removable mouthpiece allows you to customize your rig with another detachable mouthpiece and allows for much easier cleaning


This water pipe bubbler or concentrate rig is a small and portable size that gives it a discreet appearance as well as makes it easily transportable


Pendants contain a small circle that you can put a string through. These tiny medallions can be worn around your neck for a unique look. Some of them can actually function as a glass pipe with easy transportation and portability

barrel perc

Barrel percolators are a specific type of perc that has a barrel shape with slits to filter your smoke consistently

circ perc

A circ perc is a circular percolator that usually contains numerous rings with spacing between them. This spacing and the holes/slits of the perc allow for intense filtration

cross perc

This percolator has an intricate design with a center that has multiple circle pieces branching out from it. Each of these circles has slits in the form of a cross that leads to a tremendous amount of smoke filtration and a smoother hit with each inhale

crystal ball perc

Crystal ball percs are a circular perc with angled slits intertwining across it. Its shape and the connecting slits make the perc appear like a crystal ball

disc perc

Disc percolators are circular percs which resemble a disc. Disc percs have slits or holes around the outside for filtration and diffusion.

dome perc

Dome percolators are called this because of their shape. They have slits and holes where the dome touches the bottom. Diffusion happens when the smoke passes through the dome and separates when going through the holes or slits

donut perc

Donut percs are a circular perc that has a hole in the middle to provide extra filtering of the smoke and also stops water from splashing up towards the mouthpiece. This type of percolator gets its name because of it looks like a donut

fixed downstem

The downstem is a glass tube that funnels smoke from the bowl towards the bottom of the bong. This specific type of downstem is fixed into the joint and functions as a perc by distilling smoke with its slits or holes

honeycomb perc

Honeycomb percs are a type of disc perc but they have more diffusion because they usually have at least 30 small holes through which the smoke must pass. The holes are crafted to be the perfect size because large holes won't filter the smoke efficiently and small holes will create too much drag

inline perc

Inline percolators are straight tubes consisting of slits or grids leading inside a perpendicular chamber

inset perc

Inset percs are contained inside the chamber of the water pipe and are an indented perc that creates a pocket. Inset percolators have slits around their circumference to filter and diffuse the smoke

j hook perc

A J-Hook perc gets its name because it has the shape of an upside-down J. It usually connects to a different type of perc for an extreme combination of filters

matrix perc

Matrix percs are a cylindrical chamber with vertical and horizontal slits or grooves encompassing the outside of it

ratchet perc

Ratchet percs are a type of disc perc with holes lining the perimeter of the disc to increase filtration and the flow of smoke

removable downstem

A downstem is a glass tube that allows smoke to travel from the joint to a chamber of a bong. Removable downstems provide multiple benefits as they filter smoke with their slits or holes while their removability allows for an easier cleaning process

reti perc

Reti percolators consist of two cylinders with a smaller one inside a larger one. Diffusion occurs when smoke passes through the slits of the cylinders

showerhead perc

Showerhead percolators have a thin vertical tube that widens into a round chamber. They have slits or holes for increased filtration and diffusion. Their name comes from their resemblance to a showerhead

sprinkler perc

A sprinkler perc is a circular perc featuring multiple tubes branching out in all directions. Similar to a tree perc the smoke goes through the circular part and leaves out through the many different arms. The separation of the smoke/vapor causes filtration and diffusion for optimal pulls

stemline perc

Stemline percs are a type of inline percolator that branches straight off of the joint

stereo matrix perc

Stereo matrix percs consist of two smaller matrix percolators stacked on top of each other. This usually occurs in larger water pipes with two chambers where one matrix perc is housed in each chamber

swiss perc

Swiss percs are a vertical diffusion system with holes on a large disc. The name derives from the percolators resemblance to swiss cheese

tongue perc

A tongue perc resembles a tongue and its unique design has slits and holes to rigorously diffuse and filter vapor and smoke.

tree perc

When it comes to tree percs the more arms it has the more diffusion that can happen creating a larger separation of the smoke. The arms of the tree usually have slits on the side and constructed with either a closed or open bottom. Smaller slits lead to smaller bubbles which results in more diffusion filtration

turbine perc

Turbine percs are a type of diffusion system consisting of a solid disc of angled slits placed inside the water chamber. The angled slits create a spinning effect which both cools and diffuses the smoke while creating a unique visual effect

ufo perc

UFO percs feature a rounded top with a glass circle base. They have a series of slits around the circumference of the glass circle. Smoke passes through these slits to create serious diffusion and filtration

waffle perc

Waffle percs are similar to disc percs except they have holes rather than slits. Their appearance is similar to that of a waffle fry

polished joint

A polished joint is a joint made from clear glass instead of the standard frosted glass you find on most joints. A polished joint gives a sleek and refined appearance to any water pipe

purple slime glass

Purple slyme glass is a specific type of colored glass that is highly sought after due to its unique and vibrant appearance

reclaim catcher

Reclaim catchers branch off of the appropriate sized joint and contain a dish that connects to the bottom of the joint. When using a dab rig oils will naturally trickle down into the joint causing dirty residue. In addition to making sure your joint doesn’t get dirty the dish of the reclaim catcher will collect the excess concentrates so you can reuse them later

dry herb recycler

This water pipe features a multiple chamber recycler design that cause your vapor/smoke and water to loop in between the chambers before leaving the mouthpiece. This process causes your vapor/smoke to pass through the perc or percs multiple times for optimally filtered and diffused hits. This specific recycler is intended for use with dry herbs

concentrate recycler

This water pipe features a multiple chamber recycler design that cause your vapor/smoke and water to loop in between the chambers before leaving the mouthpiece. This process causes your vapor/smoke to pass through the perc or percs multiple times for optimally filtered and diffused hits. This specific recycler is intended for use with concentrates

dual use recycler

This water pipe features a multiple chamber recycler design that cause your vapor/smoke and water to loop in between the chambers before leaving the mouthpiece. This process causes your vapor/smoke to pass through the perc or percs multiple times for optimally filtered and diffused hits. This specific recycler is intended for use with both dry herbs and concentrates

sandblasted glass

Sandblasted glass is raised frosted glass visual feature that causes any glass piece to immediately stand out in your glass collection. Sandblasted glass generally is located on the chamber or the neck and showcases a themed design

scientific glass

Scientific glass means this water pipe is made from a specific type of borosilicate glass. It features clear glass (sometimes with very minor color accents) a laboratory design and usually an overall shape that resembles scientific equipment (glass beaker chambers straight tubes etc.)


This piece contains a sidecar design. This means it has a neck that branches off the side of the chamber and leads to the mouthpiece. Sidecars eliminate splashback and ensure all of the water stays inside the pipe and out of your mouth


This oil rig features a snorkel design that uses a standard nail but no dome. Instead there is a curved glass piece that resides above the nail. As your concentrates vaporize on the nail and you inhale the vapor is sucked upwards into the above glass tube and then flows into the dab rig

straight neck

Straight neck designs involve a neck branching vertically up into the mouthpiece from the chamber. They allow smoke or vapor to travel directly up to the mouthpiece

desktop vaporizer

A vaporizer designed for home use. Users inhale vapor through a tube or from a bag that collects the vapor

portable vaporizer

A vaporizer designed to be carried around. These vaporizers are lighter and smaller than desktop vaporizers

vape pen

Otherwise known as a vaporizer pen these slim portable vaporizers look similar to a cigarette. Most vape pens are for concentrates only but some are compatible with dry herbs and tobacco

adjustable temperature

The temperature of this vape can be adjusted to tailor the user’s vaping session to their specific preference

fixed temperature

The temperature of this vaporizer is fixed to a temperature that is optimal for vaporization of the intended materials

themed glass

This vapor rig or water pipe contains a themed glass design. Carrying themed glass pieces is one way we cater to the varying interests of our consumer base

thick glass

This glass pipe contains thick glass which increases its durability and longevity. Thick glass pieces are less likely to break due to their heavy glass construction.

unmarked glass

This pipe features unmarked glass. Some people prefer a completely clean look that has no logos or decals. Unmarked glass pieces allow you an uninhibited view of the function of your glass pipe’s many features

vapor stone

This concentrate pipe features a vapor stone. A vapor stone takes the place of a standard joint and sucks all of the vapor into the metal stone. This causes you to lose none of your valuable vapor as a vapor stone ensures all of it goes into the rig and none is emitted into the air

wig wag

This water pipe or concentrate pipe features a detailed wig wag glass design. Wig wag glass is a beautiful swirl of multiple colors of glass that adds an incredible aesthetic touch to any glass piece