We’ve put our own modern twists on one of the oldest smoking devices in history. Check out our newest collection of water pipes and discover what makes them different from everybody else’s. Quality glass and the best parts of every design put into one device are what makes our water pipes truly unique. Discover more about how these devices work below.
Natural Water Filtration
What makes a water pipe a water pipe is, well, the water! This main feature is what attracts so many to this smoking method in the first place. Smoke from the product travels through the water in the base where most of the yucky contaminants are removed through polar attraction. The water also cools the smoke, so users inhale smooth hits every time.
Bells, Whistles, and Percs
For even more filtration, some water pipes come equipped with a percolator, or perc, that divides the water and smoke combination so the two have more surface area to interact and filter out more contaminants. Those who have used various percs before most likely have a favorite, because each works a little different. Some have intricate designs that make them difficult to clean, and some create more drag on each inhalation, making the user work harder for each puff. While percolators have many benefits, these drawbacks can turn some off to percs. Also knows as Bubblers.
The tornado style perc is simple, easy to clean, and filters the smoke in an insanely unique way. Not only does the tornado effect look cool in your pipe, but it also helps keep the smoke fresh as long as possible as it leaves the water only right before inhalation.
An ice pinch is an extra feature that allows users to utilize ice with their sessions for extra cool, extra smooth hits, without the hassle of maneuvering ice chunks out of your pipe at the end. An ice pinch also helps protect your base from scratches and your downstem or perc from getting banged up. The pinch keeps the ice all in the neck of the water pipe, so the vapor still passes through the ice for a quick blast of cold before inhalation without having the annoyance of ice chunks in your base. If you’re not an ice person, the ice pinch will have no effect on your experience, so you can keep your pipe ice-free.
Removable bowls are fairly standard in today’s pipes because of their convenience. Not only can users switch out their bowl for a nail to transform their pipe into a makeshift rig, or add an ash catcher for extra cleanliness, but it makes replacing broken or fractured bowls a breeze. No matter how careful you are with your pipe, accidents happen. If your bowl accidentally breaks, we don’t think you should have to replace your whole pipe.
Although glass can be fragile and fracturing and shattering has been known to happen from time to time, it’s still one of the purest materials for smoking with. It doesn’t alter the taste of the product, so users can enjoy the full experience. Glass is also relatively cheap to manufacture and leaves room for various artistic design. Some of the most creative pipes on the market are made of glass.
Since it’s such a popular medium for pipe-making, you can easily find replacement parts no matter what size you need. Lastly, glass is easier to clean than most materials, which is a huge bonus for many pipe users. There are cleaning solutions marketed for pipe use only, but some users get by just fine with isopropyl alcohol, and maybe a baking soda or salt and water solution for tougher stains.
What to Look for in a Hand Pipe
The first feature you will want to look for is size. Will you be using your pipe primarily in one location or will you be taking it on-the-go? How much storage space do you have for it? What will be most manageable for you to handle?
Next, you will want to decide on a material. Some pipes are more durable than others, but they may be more expensive or difficult to clean. If you decide on glass, make sure it’s made from thick, high-quality glass. Our pipes below are thick enough to withstand some…enthusiastic…handling, but glass always has a breaking point.
Lastly, what specific features do you want in your pipe? Do you want a rounded, beaker, or straight base pipe? Are removable downstems and ice pinches important for you to have? Do you want a percolator, or have enough room to add one later? Do you prefer straight or bent mouthpieces? Once you narrow down these options, you can find the perfect pipe to fit your needs.