There are a lot of different types of bongs out there, all in different shapes and sizes, as well as different materials. If you have been a smoker for a while, then you probably already have you favourite shaped bong. But if you are a little bit of a newbie then you should have a look at all the varying types.
All different types of bongs come with varying advantages. You should not only look at the shape of the bong, but also what it is going to be made of. Popular materials include; glass, plastic, ceramic, metal and even bamboo.
If you are looking to purchase a new bong it is important to remember that if something is really cheap, then it probably isn’t going to be that high quality. So, make sure you have a look around at a number of different stores (a lot of them are online now) to find something that is best suited for you.
Have a read on below at some of the most popular types of bongs:
Straight Tube Bong
Probably one, if not the most, popular bongs due to its simplicity, all it is a straight tube with a cover at the bottom and the steam coming out of the side. If you are looking for something plain and simple, or purchasing your first bong, this is probably your go-to option.
Round Base Bong
As the name suggests, the base of this bong is round, meaning the base is wider than the tube section of the bong. These types of bongs tend to be more stable than the typical straight tube bong because the flat surface at the bottom of the bong is wider.
This is certainly something to consider if you have a glass bong, you don’t want to accidentally knock it over and break it! But the overall usage of the bong is similar to that of the straight tube bong, nothing particularly fancy, just a good solid bong.
Beaker Shaped Bong
If you have ever been in high school science class then you probably know what the shape of a beaker is. The bong follows a similar shape, just with the long tube extending from the bong. The base is wider and flat making it even sturdier then to two previously mentioned. But the smoking process is still the same as the straight tube and round base bong.
This type of bong is a variation of your typical straight tube bong. In this bong there is an upper and lower chamber that holds water. This means that the smoke is filtered twice when using this bong. So, if you are a smoker looking for a smoother smoke, then this might be the best option for you.
However, with a smoother smoke, comes a higher price tag. Multi-chamber bongs tend to cost a little bit more then your typical straight, round or beaker shaped bong. This shaped bong is also a little bit more difficult to build, so it is recommended for those more experienced and who know what they are doing.
There are a lot of objects around the house that can be used to make a homemade bong. While homemade bongs can be very cost-effective, especially if you are just using everyday items, the quality is probably not going to be that awesome.
As well as this, that obviously will not look at cool as your multi-chambered or beaker based glass bong, but it will still get the job done. Materials like building blocks, water bottles and fruit and all types of things you can use to build a bong.