Hand Glass Pipes- what they are and where to buy them

Hand pipes

What are Glass Pipes?

Glass pipes are handheld smoking devices used to enjoy cannabis. They have been around for thousands of years, dating all the way back to 2000 BC when the Egyptians used them for tobacco. The modern glass pipe, however, the one you are likely familiar with, has been around since the ‘70s and has been gaining popularity ever since. In fact, glass pipes are arguably the most popular smoking method today. All glass pipes contain a bowl where you will put your ground flower and a chamber where the smoke will flow through. If you want to know more about glass pipes, you’re in the right place, this guide will explore everything you need to know and more about glass pipes. 

Reasons to use a pipe to smoke cannabis 

Since glass pipes are so popular, surely there must be an explanation as to why people prefer pipes over other methods such as bongs, dab rigs, and vaporizers right? Indeed, there are many reasons, including the biggest reason of them all: simplicity or ease of use. The glass pipe doesn’t overcomplicate things, anyone can be successful in using a glass pipe. Another benefit of glass pipes is their widespread availability and affordability. It makes sense that they would be so popular since you can find them everywhere and for cheap too. Lastly, some people love the varying aesthetic of glass pipes, there are many different styles, designs, colors, and types.  

What are the Different Types of Glass Pipes?  

Spoon Pipe

As you might’ve guessed, spoon pipes are shaped like a spoon! They are the most common pipes, especially within the United States. A Spoon pipe is on the cheaper side of pipes while remaining extremely reliable, making them a great option.  

spoon pipe

Sherlock Pipe

Want to smoke like Sherlock Holmes? Well, you can because the sherlock pipe is built with the classy U-shape look that sherlock himself loves to smoke with. These pipes are having a bit of resurgence lately, people are flocking to smoke with style.  

sherlock pipe

Gandalf Pipe

A Gandalf pipe serves the purpose of keeping the bowl further away from your face. They are made from one piece of glass rather than joining parts together. Aside from the utility of seeing the whole bowl, some people simply love the look of the long neck.  

Gandalf pipe

Bubbler Pipe

Bubblers are pipes that attempt to gain all the benefits of a bong within a small handheld device. They hold water opposite of the mouthpiece and have a stem that dips down into the water, this creates a bubbling filtration system for smooth cool hits.  

bubbler pipe

Chillum Pipe

The oldest pipe on the list, chillums have been used for centuries. Chillums are the best options for those who care greatly about taste as chillums provide the most flavorful hits out of all the pipes we’ve mentioned. That said, they are harsher than more modern pipes so there’s a tradeoff to consider.  

Chillum pipe

How to Choose the right pipe for you 

Check the quality of the glass

When you’re buying something you are going to be smoking out of, you want to make sure that it is high quality. An easy way to make sure you are getting high-quality glass is to buy from a reputable shop or look for reputable brand names. Another tip is to make sure the carb hole is bigger than the hole under your bowl, otherwise, it will be tough to clear your pipe.  

Check the Thickness of the Glass

Thick glass is important for durability. If you feel weak spots or areas that are thinned out, you should be cautious and avoid that pipe. Pipes should have a consistent thickness and should not be thinner in one area than another. Use your fingernails to tap and listen for where the glass is not condensed properly.  

Check the capacity of the smoking bowl

A larger bowl will allow you to smoke more bud at once and may help your pipe burn at the correct temperature for longer. If you don’t want to be re-packing and re-lighting your pipe much, then make sure you get as deep a bowl you can find. The eyeball test should be good enough to determine the size of the bowl.  

Choose the right style and design

While choosing a wacky shape may seem fun and quirky at first, there are some drawbacks you should consider. Biggest of all, cleaning can be more difficult with more unique and complicated designs. Additionally, note that if you are going to be smoking on the go then you should opt for a smaller and therefore more portable pipe.  

Determine your budget

This tip is simple but necessary- before you go shopping understand your budget and what that will mean for the type of pipe you can buy. If you are thrifting for a pipe, you may not be able to get every feature you are looking for, and you may have to opt for a spoon pipe rather than a sherlock or bubbler (nothing wrong with that).  

Choose the Right Brand

As we mentioned when talking about glass quality, picking the right brand is a great way to ensure a good product. Top brands have the advantage of experience, resources, and a huge customer base for reviews. Some of the best brands for glass pipes are empire glasswork, chameleon glass, and phoenix.  

Where to buy a Cannabis pipe?  

While you can find glass pipes anywhere and everywhere, the best place to buy them is online. Online stores will give you the biggest selection and the best prices. Here at Fat Buddha Glass we have over 180 different pipes and ensure quality in each and every one of them.  

Cost of glass pipes at Fat Buddha Glass?

Because we carry so many different glass pipes, there is a wide range in the price of our glass pipes. This way you can get a glass pipe even if you’re on a budget or you can splurge for the best of the best and get exactly what you’ve been looking for. On the low end, we offer pipes for $9.99 and on the high end, they are $119.99.   

Top 10 Glass Pipes at Fatbuddahglass 

1: Devil Pipe - Made from extra heavy borosilicate glass, the devil pipe is sure to deliver smooth hits. 

2: Red Sherlock Pipe – This pipe will make you feel like sherlock and offers the perfect U-shape look. It also has a flat bottom which lets it conveniently stand up anywhere.    

3: Fish Chillum One-hitter – This chillum is only 3 inches long and is the perfect device for smoking on the go. 

4: Freezable Coil Glass Pipe – This unique pipe can be put in the freezer for the coolest hits possible. It also comes in with a built-in screen and a left carb hole.  

5: Bugs Life Small Pipe -  If you love nature (or the bugs life movie) then you need this pipe. It’s both beautifully designed and has the empire glasswork stamp of approval.  

6: Glow in the Dark Scorpion Pipe – If you often smoke at night this one’s for you, the glow in the dark scorpion comes in three colors for you to light up the sky with. 

7: Under the Sea Dry Pipe -  Probably the coolest pipe you will ever see, this pipe captures a snapshot of life under the sea while also giving extremely smooth hits. 

8: Scary Terry Pickle Pipe – Rick and Morty fan? This pickle pipe will give you a high that will make you feel like pickle rick! These pipes feature top-tier glass work as all are handcrafted and a product of empire glasswork. 

9: Classic Gandalf Pipe – The classic Gandalf pipe is a whopping 8.5 inches long ensuring the bowl is far enough out. It comes in 4 color options and is made from high-grade glass (chameleon glass product).  

10. Grav Glass Blunt – The Grav Glass Blunt is a perfect product for those who are shopping on a budget. It still packs a punch and offers great portability, and you get all of this for just $11.99.  


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