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Beginner’s Guide to Bongs

Beginner’s Guide to Bongs

If you’re a chain smoker or have been associated with smoking in one way or another, the word ‘bong’ would definitely ring a bell. Due to the growing number of smokers, new ways of smoking are being discovered to achieve a better high. One of the most fascinating pieces in the history of smoking is the bong. 

Bongs are smoking devices that infuse smoke with water and provide a smooth, thick hit that isn’t hard on the lungs. Bongs have been around for centuries and they have been experimented with and also revolutionized. Today, bongs are available in a variety of different materials like glass, plastic, ceramic, bamboo, metal, etc. and a wide range of sizes to suit everyone’s need.

So if you’re looking to step up your smoking game, you’ve come to the right place as we’re going to help you choose your first bong!



One of the first factors you should consider when buying a bong is the size. If you’re just starting out and wish to be discreet about your new hobby, we’d suggest you buy a small sized bong that would be easier for you to conceive. Other than just being easier to hide, small bongs are easier to clean and maintain. Think of it as being ‘Level 1’ of your bonging journey. With time, you can try out new and bigger bongs once you get a hang of it.



The chosen material of the bong also plays a vital role as different materials react differently with the smoke. Glass bongs are considered to be the top choice for most stoners but if you’re starting out and fear that you might break it, we’d suggest you to invest in a silicone or acrylic bong. Acrylic bongs are cheaper and easier to maintain. However they cannot withstand high temperatures so you will need to replace them with a glass or silicone one later, so choose wisely.


Percolator type

Percolators feature fascinating smoke-filtering bubbling action that excites most bong hitters. They remove toxins from the smoke and make the smoke smoother. While for beginners, this may not be of much concern, but later it would matter. Choosing a simple one over the complicated should be every beginner’s mantra.


Cleaning and Maintenance

One of the biggest factors that go unseen while purchasing a bong is its clean-ability. While percolator bongs and those uniquely shaped ones may look cool, their beauty fades away when the glass and pipes get foggy. Cleaning your bong more frequently will help minimize this but purchasing a simple and non-complex bong would eliminate this problem completely. 

Now it may seem like we’re suggesting that you ignore the big and complex bongs, but that’s not the case. We believe a steady step-by-step progress is the way to go. Learn from your experiences and advance them with time. So try out different types of bongs after every little while to see which one works best for you!


Speaking of bongs, be sure to checkout Bong Outlet Canada!

Bong Outlet is a one-stop shop for all your stoner needs. The online bong shop features cool bongs, latest bubblers, high quality rolling papers, colorful grinders and much more, all in one place. Based in Canada, Bong Outlet offers free shipping. 

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