Advantages of Modular Bongs

Why Upgrade Your Smoking Experience With Modular Bongs

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Bongs have always been a popular way of getting your herbal high however to say all bongs are the same would not be true. Modular bongs have become increasingly popular among smoking enthusiasts for their versatility and customizable designs.


Imagine a bong that's as flexible as you are–detachable, stackable, and customizable to your heart's content. Innovative modular glass bongs allow you to create your own smoking experience based on your preferences, from the chamber size and percolator type to the material, color, or even shape.


Whether you're a seasoned smoker looking to upgrade your traditional bong or a novice wanting to start your journey with the best gear, customizable modular bongs are worth considering.


Here’s why.

First A Bong Recap

Glass bongs offer cannabis enthusiasts smoother, cleaner, and bigger hits compared to hand pipes or rolling papers. The water-filled chamber of a bong filters the smoke and removes heat along with potentially harmful particles. This results in a cooler, cleaner hit that is less likely to burn your throat [1].

"Bongs enhance your smoking experience, regardless of whether they are expensive custom pieces or affordable off-the-shelf models."

Introducing Modular Bongs

A modular bong consists of different detachable parts that can be easily assembled and disassembled.


These modular bong parts include the base, percolators, downstem, bowl, and ash catcher. The ability to mix and match these components allows users to personalize their smoking experience and create a bong that perfectly suits their preferences.

Modular Bong Parts

Mouthpiece

The mouthpiece is where the bong user will place their mouth when ripping, creating a vacuum that draws the smoke down through the water in the base and breathes into the lungs [2]. The mouthpiece is the connection between you and the bong making it a vital modular bong part.

Bong mouthpiece

Percolators

Percolators also known as "percs," are designed to filter and cool the smoke, providing a smoother and more enjoyable smoking experience without the coughing [3]. Common types of percolators include tree percs, honeycomb percs, and showerhead percs.

Bong precolator

Bases

When it comes to the base of a modular bong, there are various options available. The best bases are made from sturdy borosilicate glass, known for its durability and heat resistance. The beaker base is the most user-friendly design due to its wide base making it less likely to fall over.

Bong base

Downstem

The downstem is another crucial component of a modular bong. It serves as the pathway for smoke to travel from the bowl to the water in the base. Downstems can vary in length and design, affecting the overall draw and filtration of the bong. Some downstems may have diffuser slits or holes to improve the smoke diffusion [4].

Bong downstem

Bowl

Now let's talk about the bowl, where your weed is placed. Bowls come in different sizes and shapes, depending if you want a big hit that’ll knock you out or something smaller. Some bowls have built-in screens to prevent ash and debris from being inhaled and a handle for easy removal.

Bong bowl

Ash Catcher

This optional accessory catches ash and debris, preventing them from entering the main base of your modular bong and an extra layer of filtration. Ash catchers come in various designs, including inline, tree, and recycler styles, each offering unique benefits and aesthetics.

Bong ash catcher

KEY TAKEAWAY


With all these different components, the best part is for you to experiment and customize your modular bong as you want. Go with a compact and travel-friendly 16 inch bong setup or a large and intricate 20 inch bong. The point is there endless possibilities for you to customize and create a piece that's truly yours.

The Benefits of Using a Modular Bong

The advantages of a modular bong with interchangeable pieces are what make this smoking device exciting. Not only does it offer convenience and cost-effectiveness, but it also opens up a world of possibilities for customization and personalization.

Easily Replace Damaged Pieces

With traditional bongs, if a part breaks or becomes worn out, you would typically need to replace the entire bong. However, with a modular build a bong, you can simply replace the specific component that needs attention. This not only saves you money in the long run but also reduces waste, making modular bongs a more sustainable option.


If you accidentally drop your bong, and the base shatters into pieces, with a modular bong all you need to do is replace the base and your bong is as good as new. No need to go through the hassle and cost of finding a new bong. 

Bong Customization

Furthermore, the ability to switch out different parts allows for a greater level of customization. You can experiment with different percolators to achieve a smoother smoking experience or swap out bowls. This versatility means you know the bong you create is tailored for you and not something off the shelf.

Hygiene

If you're a bit of a germaphobe and the idea of sharing a mouthpiece with friends makes your skin crawl, with a modular bong you can just remove one mouthpiece and swap it for another before handing it to your friend.

Portability

Thanks to their break-apart design, stackable bongs are much easier to transport than fixed-design bongs. You can easily disassemble them and pack the pieces safely, reducing the risk of breakage.

Easy To Clean

Each individual component of a modular water bong is easy to clean, saving you from the struggle of reaching into hard-to-access areas of a traditional bong. This results in a more thorough cleaning and also significantly reduces cleaning time.

★★★★★


I PURCHASED THIS BONG BACK IN AUGUST, AND SINCE THEN I HAVE LITERALLY PUT IT THROUGH HELL.

 

IT WAS GETTING USED DAILY BY ME AND MY ROOMMATES. THE MODULAR PIECES OF THE BONG MAKE IT A BREEZE TO CLEAN AND CHANGE WATER, EVEN THE BOWL PIECE IS DESIGNED WELL AND MADE EASY TO CLEAN.

 

THIS IS BIG FOR ME, KEEPING A BONG CLEAN AND HAVING THE GLASS LOOK NICE. I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF OTHER BONGS THAT WERE ALL RIGHT BUT I HAD NEVER REALLY BOUGHT A PIECE WITH QUALITY GLASS UNTIL NOW.

 

I'M GLAD I GOT MY VITAE BONG BECAUSE I'VE NICKED IT AGAINST ROCKS AND SLAMMED IT ON MY TABLE WHEN I WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION AND THE PIECE HAS NO MARKS AND LOOKS BRAND NEW.

 

I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR HIGH QUALITY GLASS WHO WANTS SOMETHING PROFESSIONAL AND IS ABLE TO TAKE ABUSE AND PREVAIL.

 

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO PURCHASING ANOTHER BONG BECAUSE THIS ONE IS GOOD!


Max (16" Voyager Bong)
 


Max, we're happy to hear you're getting a lot of good use from your Voyager bong and found it easy to clean. The modular parts were designed for that exact reason! Message us when you buy another bong and we'll help you out.

How Interchangeable Pieces Enhance Your Experience

Modular bongs interchangeable pieces allow for a greater level of filtration and diffusion. Different percolators provide unique smoking sensations, meaning you can experiment until you find your ideal combination.


Moreover, modular bongs offer smoother hits and cleaner flavors. The use of percolators and ash catchers helps to filter out impurities, resulting in a cleaner, smoother, and more flavorful smoking experience.


Lastly, the versatility of modular bongs allows for compatibility with various smoking materials. Whether you prefer cannabis, tobacco, or concentrates there is a modular bong configuration that will suit your needs. 

Modular bong parts

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Modular Bong

Proper cleaning and maintenance of your modular bong will keep it in top working order and last a long time. Regularly disassemble all the components and soak them in a cleaning solution, such as isopropyl alcohol, for a deep clean. Scrub the pieces with a brush or pipe cleaner to remove any residue.

How To Clean a Modular Bong

1. Take Your Bong Apart And Heat It Up

Take your bong apart into its separate pieces and add hot water. This will cause the resin stuck to the inside of your bong to become softer and easier to clean.


Alternatively, you can place your bong inside the microwave to warm it up as this will have the same effect. 

Hot Tip: Do not leave your bong too long in the microwave and become too hot. Not only is the unsafe as you could burn your hands when removing but could also cause the bong glass to crack. Place into the microwave for 15-30 seconds only!

2. Use Water And Isopropyl Alcohol

After that, pour isopropyl alcohol into the bong. Make sure it is at least 91% pure alcohol as this will have the best cleaning effect. Then add coarse salt to the liquid and stir it up. To protect your hands, latex gloves can be worn during this process.

3. Shake And Scrub

Cover the mouthpiece and base openings with a piece of cloth and shake your modular bong for a few minutes. If you have a VITAE Glass piece, you can seal the ends with the cleaning caps and cork plugs included for a leakproof seal.


The added salt will act as an abrasive, removing resin and other contaminants. After that, use a brush to scrub the parts with a special focus on regions with a lot of resin, like the bowl and downstem. If necessary, leave the bong parts underwater for a further 30 minutes. 

4. Leave To Dry

Once you’re happy that your bong is clean and all residue is gone, remove it from the water and pat dry with a paper towel. Or you can leave to drip dry.

Hot Tip: Do not use your bong bowls while still wet. This will make it difficult to light your weed. Also, moisture that does not dry can encourage mold growth which is dangerous for your health.

Finding the Perfect Modular Bong

When it comes to finding the perfect modular bong for you, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, think about your smoking preferences when using a bong.


Do you prefer a larger, more elaborate 23 inch bong, or would you like a simpler, more compact design such as a 16 inch bong? Determining your size and design preferences will help narrow down your options.


Modular bongs made from borosilicate glass are the most durable and resistant to breakage which is why we recommend this is an absolute must. And if you can find a bong that is made with 5mm glass rather than the standard 3mm [5].


Lastly, read reviews and do some research on the brands you’re considering. Look for bongs that are known for their durability, functionality, and customer satisfaction.


Read the reviews left by previous customers to get as much info as possible and ensure you’re making an informed decision. 

Consider Choosing A Modular Bong

Modular bongs offer numerous advantages over traditional bongs. The ability to interchange pieces, durability, ease of cleaning, and enhanced smoking experience are just a few of the reasons why investing in a modular bong is beneficial.


So, the question then is why are you considering settling for a standard bong when you know there is a better option? Explore the possibilities and discover the advantages of modular bongs for yourself. 

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