Bongs vs. Water Pipes

 

Creativity and innovation have bubbled their way into products of contemporary use to provide a vast array of products for our improved convenience. Grass cutting, for example, has become a lot easier now; you can get on one of those drivable grass cutting machines and sit through the whole ordeal of cutting your lawn. The smoking industry isn’t left out either. One visit online to look through the smoking paraphernalia available will make you realize that there are so many ways to enjoy a smoke. Perhaps, too many ways to make a choice. You can find all sorts of smoking equipment and contraptions if you may, that look strikingly flashy and straight up cool.

If you’re looking for a decent smoke piece to have by your side whenever you want to unwind, you might have a tough time picking the right piece. For most, it comes down to the bong and variations of the water pipe, mostly bubblers, which can make you feel indecisive about which one to pick out of the two.

Let’s break it down and go through the big and small differences found between the bong and the bubbler.

Portability  

Say what you will about bubblers, but they are easy to carry around – no doubts on that. They closely resemble water pipes and bongs. They’re kind of like a small hybrid between the two, so you don’t have to think twice before packing it up with the rest of stuff for your spring break or weekend.

Additionally, most bubblers are designed in a way which makes them much easier to handle than a bong. This means you’re less likely to end up getting your eyebrows or hair catching fire when sparking the bowl up. Big sigh of relief for the clumsy ones amongst us! However, you are much more likely to spill water from bubblers than you are with bongs because of the size factor. So, you can forget about taking it along with you on bumpy rides.

Simplicity

Similar to a bong’s efficient design, bubblers also have a mouth piece, a bowl and sometimes, a carb to rip out nice powerful hits! You can find a lot of variation in bubbler designs, but not all might posses the carb, since they might be much more primitive. Most water pipe bubblers out there are simplistic in design. For example, it’s unlikely that you will find percolators for bubblers, something smoking enthusiasts love to add on for cleaner and smoother hits.

Strength of hits 

If you were to place the bubbler water pipe on a scale based on how strong the hits are, you’d probably place it somewhere between the bong and the dry pipe. Even though the bubblers may appear to be similar to bongs in function and design, you would be able to tell the difference after using each one a number of times.

Whether the bubbler is complex in design or simple, it tends to give you hits that are a bit on the milder side, if we compare it with bongs, which we are doing. Unless mild hits are something you prefer, when it comes to nice old power-packed rips, bongs take the round. Bubblers are great if you want to smoke out of something stronger and smoother than a dry pipe, but it’s a step down from the bong.

Cost 

There are all kinds of insane designs out there for bongs as well as bubblers, but we’re not talking about the high end smoking equipment inclining towards artistic aesthetics, we’re looking for good old function. Bubblers are nice medium level pieces that do not cost as much as bongs usually do.

If you’re looking for an easy way to smoke through an all-in-one functional smoking piece that has all it needs built in, without having to invest more in customization and busting your pockets, then bubblers might be the answer for you.

Cleaning 

Cleaning is an important part of your smoking piece because not only does it affect the taste of your hits, but also, un-cleaned pieces have higher tar content. Glass bongs and bubblers need to be cleaned every day and, if you fail to comply, you’ll end up with a stinky piece. If you want to retain that freshness in your piece to produce cleaner hits every time, then you must clean them the best you can and as frequently as you can. This is where the bong has the edge.

You can wash your glass pipe bubbler and rinse it inside out with water, but you’ll miss one important spot. Unlike bongs, you can’t remove the bowl and clean that area in bubblers because they have a fixed down stem. Furthermore, bubblers can get dirty very quick, so you need to replace its water quite frequently. It is very unlikely that you’ll be able to maintain that new freshness with the bubbler.

Smoking longevity 

It also comes down to the kind of smoker you are. Some like to take their time smoking, while others want to get the job done in a hit or two. You must decide which one are you, if you are on the fence between a bong and a bubbler because bubblers do not smoke long.

Bubbler bowls smoke quickly, which means they can be used as one-hitters efficiently, but aren’t a good idea to use in large groups or for long smoking sessions. Bongs, on the other hand, smoke relatively slower than bubblers and can be passed on.

Durability 

You’ll also want to consider the durability of the piece you are buying. Bongs come in different materials, wood, steel, plastic, and glass. Glass bongs are the most common type and can break if you drop it or tip it over.

Because bongs are bigger in size than bubblers, they are more prone to breakage than bubblers.  How long your bubbler is going to last mostly depends on how long you can bear the tarry stink of the hand held piece.

Stealth & Customizability 

If you’re looking for stealth, then bubblers are much more quite than bongs. But, even though bongs are louder, you can have bigger, fatter rips - depends on what you’re willing to forego. Bongs have a variety of design and customizable pieces that you can integrate too.

 

Bongs vs. Water Pipes

 

Creativity and innovation have bubbled their way into products of contemporary use to provide a vast array of products for our improved convenience. Grass cutting, for example, has become a lot easier now; you can get on one of those drivable grass cutting machines and sit through the whole ordeal of cutting your lawn. The smoking industry isn’t left out either. One visit online to look through the smoking paraphernalia available will make you realize that there are so many ways to enjoy a smoke. Perhaps, too many ways to make a choice. You can find all sorts of smoking equipment and contraptions if you may, that look strikingly flashy and straight up cool.

If you’re looking for a decent smoke piece to have by your side whenever you want to unwind, you might have a tough time picking the right piece. For most, it comes down to the bong and variations of the water pipe, mostly bubblers, which can make you feel indecisive about which one to pick out of the two.

Let’s break it down and go through the big and small differences found between the bong and the bubbler.

Portability  

Say what you will about bubblers, but they are easy to carry around – no doubts on that. They closely resemble water pipes and bongs. They’re kind of like a small hybrid between the two, so you don’t have to think twice before packing it up with the rest of stuff for your spring break or weekend.

Additionally, most bubblers are designed in a way which makes them much easier to handle than a bong. This means you’re less likely to end up getting your eyebrows or hair catching fire when sparking the bowl up. Big sigh of relief for the clumsy ones amongst us! However, you are much more likely to spill water from bubblers than you are with bongs because of the size factor. So, you can forget about taking it along with you on bumpy rides.

Simplicity

Similar to a bong’s efficient design, bubblers also have a mouth piece, a bowl and sometimes, a carb to rip out nice powerful hits! You can find a lot of variation in bubbler designs, but not all might posses the carb, since they might be much more primitive. Most water pipe bubblers out there are simplistic in design. For example, it’s unlikely that you will find percolators for bubblers, something smoking enthusiasts love to add on for cleaner and smoother hits.

Strength of hits 

If you were to place the bubbler water pipe on a scale based on how strong the hits are, you’d probably place it somewhere between the bong and the dry pipe. Even though the bubblers may appear to be similar to bongs in function and design, you would be able to tell the difference after using each one a number of times.

Whether the bubbler is complex in design or simple, it tends to give you hits that are a bit on the milder side, if we compare it with bongs, which we are doing. Unless mild hits are something you prefer, when it comes to nice old power-packed rips, bongs take the round. Bubblers are great if you want to smoke out of something stronger and smoother than a dry pipe, but it’s a step down from the bong.

Cost 

There are all kinds of insane designs out there for bongs as well as bubblers, but we’re not talking about the high end smoking equipment inclining towards artistic aesthetics, we’re looking for good old function. Bubblers are nice medium level pieces that do not cost as much as bongs usually do.

If you’re looking for an easy way to smoke through an all-in-one functional smoking piece that has all it needs built in, without having to invest more in customization and busting your pockets, then bubblers might be the answer for you.

Cleaning 

Cleaning is an important part of your smoking piece because not only does it affect the taste of your hits, but also, un-cleaned pieces have higher tar content. Glass bongs and bubblers need to be cleaned every day and, if you fail to comply, you’ll end up with a stinky piece. If you want to retain that freshness in your piece to produce cleaner hits every time, then you must clean them the best you can and as frequently as you can. This is where the bong has the edge.

You can wash your glass pipe bubbler and rinse it inside out with water, but you’ll miss one important spot. Unlike bongs, you can’t remove the bowl and clean that area in bubblers because they have a fixed down stem. Furthermore, bubblers can get dirty very quick, so you need to replace its water quite frequently. It is very unlikely that you’ll be able to maintain that new freshness with the bubbler.

Smoking longevity 

It also comes down to the kind of smoker you are. Some like to take their time smoking, while others want to get the job done in a hit or two. You must decide which one are you, if you are on the fence between a bong and a bubbler because bubblers do not smoke long.

Bubbler bowls smoke quickly, which means they can be used as one-hitters efficiently, but aren’t a good idea to use in large groups or for long smoking sessions. Bongs, on the other hand, smoke relatively slower than bubblers and can be passed on.

Durability 

You’ll also want to consider the durability of the piece you are buying. Bongs come in different materials, wood, steel, plastic, and glass. Glass bongs are the most common type and can break if you drop it or tip it over.

Because bongs are bigger in size than bubblers, they are more prone to breakage than bubblers.  How long your bubbler is going to last mostly depends on how long you can bear the tarry stink of the hand held piece.

Stealth & Customizability 

If you’re looking for stealth, then bubblers are much more quite than bongs. But, even though bongs are louder, you can have bigger, fatter rips - depends on what you’re willing to forego. Bongs have a variety of design and customizable pieces that you can integrate too.

 

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