In the world of cannabis smoking, bongs are a great and beloved way to get high, but sometimes when it comes to cheap bongs it can be difficult to straddle the line between “cheap” and “decent quality”. If you really want a glass piece but have a tight budget, it can be a bit daunting to order something that you’re afraid might break on you in a matter of weeks. All glass is not created equal after all and what you might find for 20$ online made in China might not compare to the quality of something you might find for 30$ on sale from reputable retailers, or even at local head shops.
When shopping in person at a physical store at least, there are a few things to look for to be sure of at least a basic level of attention to detail and quality. It’s always better for the bong to made of one whole piece of glass, blown and shaped into different sections. Often times with the cheapest of cheap bongs made in places like China or Taiwan, you’ll see if you look closely that many different pieces of glass may have been fused together by heat. A few signs to look for when trying to determine this are seams between the stem and water chamber, or the mouthpiece and water chamber, as well as between the base and water chamber. If you can see visible lumpy seams where it looks like two parts were melted together, that’s a sure sign of pretty poor quality overall, and should be avoided due to the fact that a piece like this is way more likely to break into pieces upon impact with the floor.
When shopping online you can’t exactly see these sorts of details. Generally you want to avoid anything less than 20$ if you can afford more, because unless there is a ridiculous liquidation sale (which is definitely possible), then it is super likely that the glass will be thin and fragile. It’s good practice when shopping for anything online to really dig deep for trusted unsponsored reviews of a website’s business practices. Head over to some forums and start asking around for some fan favorites, because there’s tons of great quality cheap bongs to be found out there if you just look diligently enough.Read More