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How to Buy the Perfect Bong for you

By Fat Buddha November 03, 2020

So you have decided to buy a bong… that's great!! Whether this is your first bong or your fifteenth we know that this is a big decision, and we are here to help you find your piece. There are many variations of bongs out there, and we know that it all can seem a little overwhelming. Don't worry, we will break it down for you. 

There are many different styles of bongs. They come with different features, come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. So you are sure to find something that speaks to you. The styles we are going to focus on in this buyer's guide are Scientific Bongs, Heavy Hitters, Mini Bongs, Bubblers, And Dab Rigs. Let's get into this. 

The first style is Scientific.

Scientific bongs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The most common style you see around is the beaker bong.

Beaker Bong

12" San Rafael Beaker $49.99

These are best suited for those who appreciate the elegance of simplicity. They are easy to clean, provide a minimal amount of filtration, and most importantly get the job done. Let's take a look at some more scientific bongs that have just a few more… perks. 

Scientific Bong with Perc

Hydroplated Bong with Perc $59.99

When you think of “scientific” in terms of bongs, these are what probably come to mind. They look like they belong in a madman's laboratory! Their scientific appearance is mostly thanks to what are called Percolators. (AKA Percs) Percolators themselves come in a variety of designs, but essentially what they do is add an additional layer of filtration to your smoke. Making for a much smoother rip. The more percs, the smoother the rip. It's SCIENCE.

Now, onto something for our more experienced users, HEAVY HITTERS.

Heavy Hitter Bong

26" BIO Triple Tree Bong $199.99

Alright, these bongs are HUUUGE! New purchasers beware, these are not for the faint of heart. What these are gonna do is give you more space for more smoke, making for a much LARGER rip. If you are interested in a party pleasing piece, one of these is guaranteed to be the talk of the night. Ok, let's bring it down a little bit. In size.

Next up are mini bongs

Mini Bong

I Dream of 420 Bong $49.99

Let's be honest, you don't need to take big rips to get nice and toasty. These are perfect for smaller sessions. Some of these also sport percs, so you are sure to have nice smooth rips. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you are sure to find something that speaks to you. We love mini bongs because they're extremely versatile. If you want to use them as a dab rig just switch out the bowl for a quartz banger and you're ready to enjoy some tasty concentrates.

A close relative of the mini bong is the Bubbler. 

Bubbler Bong

Twisted Cane Bubbler $29.99

These beauties are the perfect hybrid between glass pipes and bongs! You get all of the advantages of having water for filtration and the benefits of having a smaller piece. The only downfall of the bubbler is that they are a little harder to clean because you can’t remove the bowl. However, don’t let that sway you. Perfect for watching tv shows, or bringing with you on an adventure, these are sure to satisfy.

Lastly, we are gonna talk about Dab Rigs. 

Dab Rig

Stack Dab Rig $64.99

The main difference between a Dab Rig and a Bong is the bowl. Bongs have bowls for use with flower, whereas Dab Rigs have quartz bangers for concentrates. Another reason Dab Rigs are different from Bongs is unlike smoke from flower, vapor from concentrates loses potency over time and distance. So be sure to think about the size when you are choosing between something for your flower or something for your concentrate. 


Hopefully, this helped make a difficult decision, just a little bit easier. Here at Fat Buddha, we understand that finding the perfect piece is more than just buying another piece of glass. It is about finding something that you connect with emotionally. We recommend that you find one that meets your needs and one that speaks to you. We appreciate you, and hope you find your piece.

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