Bongs, or "Water Pipes" have been a favorite choice of smokers for over 2400 years! While the designs, materials, and features of today's glass bong have evolved significantly from the bongs our caveman ancestors were smokin', the ultimate purpose of water pipes has remained the same:
Bongs provide a smooth, cooled and filtered smoke that's easy on the lungs.
While the original bongs made centuries ago were mostly of bamboo, ceramic, and later acrylic, glass bongs and glass water pipes quickly became and stayed the most popular option for smokers after their inception; and for good reason! Glass bongs are the easiest type of bong to clean, they provide excellent filtration, and if treated carefully they can last for generations. Water bongs are an improvement over traditional smoking pipes by filtering your dry herb or tobacco smoke through water; sometimes through one or more "percolators" (percs) to achieve an extra smooth and chilled smoke. Water filtration in a bong has a similar purpose and effect as the radiator in your car: cool it down! As the smoke passes through water inside your pipe, it is instantaneously chilled. Even further, percolators inside your bong force the smoke through many tiny holes underwater, breaking it up into into thousands of tiny smoke bubbles. These tiny bubbles force more of the smoke's surface area to get in contact with the water, which cools the smoke very quickly to a temperature more comfortable to inhale. There are dozens if not more types of percs out there, but they all serve essentially the same purpose. Some perc bongs provide smoother hits but more drag, and others vice versa. Some water pipes such as tree perc bongs, and removable downstem bongs are super easy to clean, while more intricate pieces such as fab eggs or pillar percs bongs offer smoother hits but are a bit tougher to get clean.
What should I look for in a bong?
Options besides percolator type include the base type (beaker base bongs vs straight tube bongs), size, and features. Bong features can include removable or fixed down stems, body designs, and ice catchers. Ice catchers are a great way to cool your smoke even more for the smoothest possible hits. Water pipes are available in 10mm, 14mm, and 18mm joint sizes, so be sure to know what size your bong is when buying replacement parts like bowls or ash catchers. You'll also want to pay attention to the angle of the joint when shopping for an ashcatcher. While most beakers have 45º joints, most straight tubes and inline perc bongs will have a 90º joint angle.
Why should I buy my bong at DankStop?
DankStop offers a massive selection of bongs from the most popular and reputable brands and artists.
The largest selection of glass bongs for sale online.
A wide variety of styles including beakers and straight tubes, bubblers, fab eggs, recyclers, and more.
Various options like ceramic bongs, glass bongs, scientific glass, and even themed bongs.
You can search by size, shape, color, price, joint size, or anything!
Choose from a variety of borosilicate, scientific glass for that laboratory look, or browse through our collections of themed bongs, dab rigs, recyclers, or heady glass. You can also choose to search by color, feature, size, price, or percolator using the filter menu.
While you can turn any bong into a dab rig using the appropriate nail/attachment, we recommend sticking to smaller, more compact pieces to get the best dabbing experience. DankStop is proud to offer the largest selection of glass bongs for sale online, and if you need help choosing the perfect glass piece our support team is here to help.