How To Pick A Bong For Beginners

 how to pick a bong

If you're a beginner looking to purchase a bong, there are a few key things to consider: 

  1. Size: Bongs come in a variety of sizes, from small handheld pieces to larger tabletop versions. As a beginner, you may want to start with a smaller bong that's easier to handle and store. The MJ Arsenal Cache bong is adorable and perfect for a beginner.    

  2. Material: Bongs can be made from various materials, including glass, acrylic, ceramic, and silicone. Borosilicate glass is the most popular material because it's durable, easy to clean, and provides the best flavor. However, it is still fragile, so you'll need to be careful not to drop it. Stick with thicker bongs at the beginning (like 4mm to 9mm and up in thickness). It will give you a better chance of not breaking it if you are learning how to handle glass. 

  3. Design: Bongs come in various designs, including straight tubes, beaker-shapes, glycerin, recycler bongs, etc. Straight tubes are the most straightforward design, while beaker-shaped bongs offer more stability and a larger water chamber. Glycerin bongs give you a nice frosty cool hit while the recycler bongs are designed to recycle smoke and water, resulting in a smoother hit. There is no wrong choice here, just pick a style you like. 

  4. Percolators: Percolators are great features in bongs that help filter and cool the smoke, providing a smoother hit. Some popular percolators include honeycomb, tree, shower head, and inline percs. Keep in mind, the more percolators your bongs have, the harder you will have to pull for the smoke to come through and the more expensive it will be. I recommend starting off with a bong that has no more than 2 percs but ultimately it’s your choice. You can read about the Pros and Cons of Percs here

  5. Price: Bongs can range from less than $40 to several thousand dollars for heady glass. As a beginner, you may want to start with a more affordable option and work your way up as you gain more experience and knowledge. You’ll have a better idea of what you like and what works best for you. 

Ultimately, the best bong for you will depend on your personal preferences and budget. Consider these factors when making your next purchase and choose a bong that suits your needs and style. Remember to always handle your bong with care, and clean it regularly. The cleaner you keep it, the longer your piece and lungs will last. If you need more help, feel free to message us on the chat feature of this site and we would be happy to help you select your first bong. Cheers!