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Types of Water Bong, Features, and How to Buy One

Water bongs are made in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one common goal: to provide a hassle-free and flavorful smoking experience. For example, mini water bongs are small and discreet, making them perfect for on-the-go smoking.

The following guide will discuss the different types of water bongs available in the market today and the features that you should look for when purchasing one. 

It will give you some tips on choosing the suitable water bong for your needs. So whether you’re a first-time smoker or an experienced cannabis connoisseur, read on for all the information you need to buy a water bong that’s perfect for you.

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What are Water Bongs?

There is a demand for reliable, affordable, and portable medical cannabis vaporizer devices. Water bongs are such kinds of tools.

Water bongs are smoking devices that use water to cool and filter the smoke before inhaling. It makes them much smoother and easier on the lungs than smoking cigarettes or other dry herbs. The water also helps trap some of the harmful carcinogens and tar found in smoke, making them a healthier option overall.

A few different water bongs are available on the market, but they all work using the same basic principle.

The most common is the glass bong, made from clear or colored glass. They come in various shapes and sizes and include features like percolators or ice chambers that help cool further and smooth the smoke.

How Does a Water Bong Work? 

The following are the steps that will guide you through how to use water bongs:

  • Fill the bong with water, adding enough to filter the smoke as it passes through. Some people like to use ice in their bong for an extra-cooled smoking experience.
  • Pack your chosen herb into the bowl at the top of the bong. Ensure not to pack it too tightly. Light your herb and place the mouthpiece of the bong between your lips.
  • Slowly inhale as you light the bowl to pull the smoke down into the water chamber.
  • Once the bong is full of smoke, remove your finger from the hole at the bottom of the bowl and take a long, deep drag. Hold the smoke in your lungs for as long as you can before exhaling.

Types of Water Bongs

1) Glass Bongs

The most popular type of water bong is made from glass. Glass bongs come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes, and colors. You can find them with or without percolators, ice catchers, and other features.


-Can be customized to your preferences

-Produces smooth smoke

-Easy to clean

2) Percolator Bongs

Percolator bongs are among the most popular types of bongs, and for a good reason. They offer excellent filtration and cooling of your smoke, thanks to the percolator (or “perc”), a small disc with holes in it. This disc diffuses the smoke and cools it as it passes through the water, resulting in a smoother, cooler hit.

Percolator bongs are all shapes and sizes, from simple designs to more complex ones with multiple percolators. Some percolator bongs even have built-in ash catchers to help keep your smoking area clean.

If you’re looking for a smooth, relaxed smoking experience, a percolator bong is worth checking out.

3) Gravity Bongs

Gravity bongs are another type of water bong that uses gravity to filter and cool the smoke. They work by filling a large jug or container with water then placing the smoking vessel (usually a bowl or bottle) on top. 

You then light the weed and suck on the bottle until all the smoke is drawn into the bottle. When you release the bottle, the smoke is forced into the water and filtered before being drawn up into the smoking vessel.

Gravity bongs produce some of the biggest hits around. Just be careful not to suck in any water.

4) Multi-chamber Bongs

Multi-chamber bongs, also known as recycler bongs, are similar to percolator bongs but with an extra chamber. This extra chamber “recycles” the smoke by filtering and cooling it multiple times before it reaches your lungs.

Multi-chamber bongs offer exceptional filtration and cooling, but they can be more expensive and difficult to clean than other types of bongs.

5) Beaker Base Bongs

Beaker base bongs are named for their beaker-shaped base, which offers a large water reservoir and helps to diffuse the smoke. Beaker base bongs come in all sizes and shapes, but they all share one thing in common – they produce smooth, cool hits

A beaker base bong is an excellent option if you’re looking for a classic bong design.

6) Straight Tube Bongs

Straight tube bongs are simple, straightforward bongs that get the job done. They’re typically made from glass, and they come in various sizes. Straight tube bongs don’t have any fancy features, but they’re easy to use and easy to clean.

If you’re looking for a no-frills bong that will get you nice and high, a straight tube bong is a great option.

Features to Check While Buying Water Bongs

1) Size

The size of the bong is a critical consideration. Bongs come in all shapes and sizes, from small travel-sized bongs to large, floor-standing bongs. Think about the space you have to store your bong and how often you’ll be using it. If you plan on using your bong regularly, a larger bong might be a better option.

Mini water bongs are more portable and easier to store. However larger bongs offer much more filtration and cooling.

2) Material

Bongs are typically made from glass, plastic, or metal. Glass is the most popular material for bongs because it offers the best filtration and cooling of your smoke. Plastic bongs are a close second, and they’re usually cheaper than glass bongs. Metal bongs are less common but offer excellent durability.

If you’re looking for a durable bong that will last a long time, metal is the way to go. If you want the best smoking experience, glass is the best material for a water bong.

3) Type of Percolator

Percolators are devices that filter and cool the smoke as it passes through the water. Some common percolators are diffused downstems, tree percolators, showerhead percolators, and honeycomb percolators. It is vital to check the type of percolator while buying a water bong.


Buying smoking devices and accessories is a personal choice. It is up to the user to decide what type of device they want and the associated benefits.

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