Different types of bongs, which one is right for you?

Different types of bongs, which one is right for you?

If you’re someone who’s experienced when it comes to bongs, then you’re already aware that there are various types of bongs to smoke from. All of which range from different sizes, materials, shapes, and designs, it really seems like there is a never-ending list of what kinds of bongs you can choose. Bongs are one of the most popular smoking methods in the world. In fact, they were even used by royalty back in ancient times to smoke dry herbs. There are many different things to consider about these products, and we’re going to help you go over the various types of bongs so you can have a better understanding.


Different Types of Bongs Materials


Glass happens to be the most popular bong material. This is because it provides you with the cleanest and purest taste. Glass just doesn’t have a way of affecting the smoke’s flavor. It’s also very easy to check up on the buildup of gunk and resin since glass is transparent. While glass bongs are very popular, they also happen to be the most expensive choice on the list.



Other than glass, plastic is the second most used material for bongs. This is because it’s extremely durable and won’t break when it’s dropped. Granted, you will have a mess, but at least there won’t be any broken glass pieces around. Another thing about plastic bongs is that they’re cheaper compared to other materials. It’s also easier to travel with them. Something you might dislike about plastic bongs is that they might influence the smoke in terms of its taste. Other than that, it’s a very popular choice.



Compared to glass or plastic bongs, ceramic bongs are a much heavier. Ceramic is also pretty fragile, so you won’t want to bring this piece out as much as you would with a plastic bong. Bongs made from ceramic material do come in many different shapes, sizes and colors since it’s easy to work with. Bong crafters that work with ceramic can mold them into many different designs. They’re more expensive than plastic since there is more artistry to their design. To be straight up, ceramic isn’t conventional for daily use, but is a great choice for a special occasion and happen to look great as a decoration when not in use.



Many of the first bongs were created from bamboo. They can come in simple, tubular designs, or can become a bit more extravagant with metal, garnish, and paint additions. Bamboo is extremely durable, so it’s a great choice for a long-term piece.



Finding a bong made from metal is extremely rare. These products are known to last long and can come in for an affordable price. The thing is that it can change the taste of the smoke and it’s hard to tell how clean it is.


Different Types of Bongs Designs

There is more to the differences in bongs than the materials they are made from. There are a range of designs you can choose from as well. While there are several more designs than what we will cover, these are the main designs you will find.


Straight Tube Bongs

Bio Hazard 12" Straight Tube Water Pipe

Bio Hazard 12" Straight Tube Water Pipe

The simplest design to choose from is the straight tube bong. They’re just a tube with a mouthpiece on one end, with a bowl placement on the bottom. Let’s just say they’re pretty straight forward.


Beaker Bongs

Sky High Glass 12-Inch Beaker Bong

Sky High Glass 12-Inch Beaker Bong

Beaker bongs are pretty self-explanatory. These bongs have more stability since the base is a bit larger. Just like bongs in general, beaker shaped bongs come in many sizes and are just as easy to use as straight tube bongs.


Round Base

Round Base Bong

Round base bongs are quite similar to beaker shaped bongs. The difference is that the shape at the base is spherical instead.



Sky High Glass Supreme Recycler

Sky High Glass Supreme Recycler

Multi-chamber bongs are also referred to as recycler bongs. Their standard design is based off of the straight tube, though it can also come with different shaped chambers. Being multi-chambered, this means the tube separates into two chambers with either a tube or additional third chamber. With multiple chambers, a smoker gets cooler and smoother hits. Due to the difficulty in the creation of these bongs, they tend to run at a more expensive price tag. One should also take into consideration about how hard these are to clean.



Lookah Pink Faberge Bong

Lookah Pink Faberge Bong

Percolators are available in all kinds of shapes. Because these bongs have a percolator, the smoke is filtered better and cooled off more before inhalation. The percolator makes the smoke bubble through the water, giving percs their bubbling effect. Percolators can be placed at the bottom of a bong, or can rest in it’s own chamber (which would make it a multi-chamber bong). They can even be in both the bottom of the bong and in it’s own chamber! Like multi-chamber bongs, percolators are more expensive than standard water pipes.


The Choice is Yours

Now that you know about all the different types of bongs, it’s up to you to decide which one you like the best. If your friends have bongs, it’s best to try theirs to have some experience with different types of bongs. One of the best ways to choose the kind of bong you want is to browse our extensive products here online. It’s easy to do and we have some of the best pieces you can find!