The quintessential cannabis smoking accessory is the bong. Varied in shape and size, bongs are the go-to smoking method for many an aficionado. As restrictions loosen and interest in cannabis grows, so does the demand for bongs and the selection offered.
However, bongs can be bulky and not as portable as other accessories, and most people want to travel with their dry herb and favorite smoking accessory. Enter the small bong.
Discreet and more portable, they are convenient for on-the-go use or for stoners who want to enjoy their smoking experience in different locations. And the best part? Because they are smaller, they are typically gentler on the wallet!
In this blog post, we’ll look at what small bongs are, their benefits, and the various types available in the market today.
What is a Small Bong?
Small bongs, or mini bongs, are usually under eight inches in height, measured from the base to the top of the mouthpiece. They typically have a simpler design and may feature a single chamber or a few basic percolators for smoke filtration.
They typically consist of a bowl for placing the smoking material, a downstem that submerges into the water, and a mouthpiece for inhaling the smoke.
They work exactly like a larger bong and will filter the smoke through the bowl, the water-filled base, and up the shaft, right into your lungs! The smaller size of these bongs makes them more portable and easier to handle than larger ones.
Benefits of Small Bongs
Mini bongs are more travel-friendly than full-sized ones and could be used by a smoker that wants a bong hit on the go. In addition, they tend to be more affordable due to their smaller size and simpler designs.
Smaller bongs are also easy to handle, as bigger bongs can be too bulky to hold with one hand while firing up the lighters with the other. In addition, a mini bong is more discreet and less likely to draw attention than your 18-inch monster bong!
Small Bong Materials
Not all bongs are created equal!
Glass - This material has been the hot favorite for bong smokers by far. Borosilicate glass bongs can be found everywhere and deliver smooth, flavorful hits, but they are also the most fragile and can be the most expensive.
Silicone - Silicone is durable and will last you for years, but the hits are less flavorful than those taken from glass or ceramic.
Acrylic - Acrylic bongs are less fragile than glass, but they are also known to be less durable.
Ceramic - Ceramic bongs are sleek and aesthetically pleasing, but they, too, are fragile and tend to be more challenging to find.
Types of Small Bongs
Mini Dab Rigs
Mini dab rigs like the MJ Arsenal Royale can either be used as a dab rig or a bong depending on whether you use a bowl or a banger to hold your cannabis.
The Fat Bottom Mini Water Pipe features a disc-style percolator for super smooth hits in a 6-inch package. The thick, weighted bottom looks great and keeps the bong stable so it won’t wobble or tip when you load the bowl.
Honeycomb Mini Bongs
The honeycomb perc is a disc-shaped glass or ceramic piece with multiple small holes resembling a honeycomb structure. When the smoke passes through the honeycomb percolator, it is diffused and broken into smaller bubbles.
This process increases the surface area of the smoke, allowing for better water filtration and cooling.
These bongs feature a straight vertical tube design, typically cylindrical. The main components of a straight tube bong include a bowl, a downstem, and a mouthpiece.
The tube itself is typically straight from the base to the mouthpiece, with no additional chambers or percolators. This simplicity makes straight tube bongs easy to use, clean, and maintain.
Recycler Mini Bongs / Rigs
The 7.5-inch vast range of high-quality small bongs at Smoke Cartel’s online headshop and find your new smoking buddy. We have everything from beaker-shaped and silicone bongs to the classic dab rigs, so save yourself a trip to the smoke shop and order one online!
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