Choosing the Right Bong for You

Choosing the Right Bong for You

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Choosing a bong these days can be a difficult decision with all the options out there in the smoking accessory world, especially if this is the first time you are purchasing one. We touched a little bit about the bong anatomy and what to look for when it comes to smooth hits here on our blog. However, today we are going to discuss what's best for you individually when it comes to picking out your next smoking buddy. 

When it comes to bongs, there are three common types; The straight tube, beaker, and recycler. 

  • The Straight Tube has dense smoke and can be cleared rather quickly. This means that you will have dense smoke in your lungs in a very short period of time with very little drag. 
  • The Beaker has more volume which means the smoke is way less dense than that of the straight tube. However, because of this it is harder to clear. Be prepared for bigger clouds though! 
  • The recycler is mainly used for concentrates as it recycles the water and is recommended for more experienced bong smokers. 

Glass Thickness 

When it comes to glass thickness the saying goes, the thicker the better, and with good reason. The cannabis community is known for its high vibing seshes with friends and we all know some of our friends can be a little clumsy. This is where having thick glass comes in handy, like having a good phone protector. 2-3mm is the thinnest you will find when purchasing a bong however it is recommended that you stay anywhere above a 3.5. Our pieces are at a thick level of 5mm which is the perfect size for durability and you can even leave it on your table as a centerpiece without worrying it will break at the slightest bump.


Percolators look fun but if you have too many on your piece it can be hard to clear all those chambers. Training your lungs, almost like swimmers do, comes into play when wanting to move into the world of many percs as well. Also, cleaning your bong can become difficult the more percolators you add. To learn more about percs and what they do for your smoking experience check out our post about them here.

Joint Sizes 

Last, but certainly not least on our list is joint sizes. No, we aren't talking about the ones you roll up and light with friends. We are talking about the piece that connects to your bong and they usually come in 14mm and 18mm sizes. There are other sizes out there but it is preferred to stick to common sizes so if a joint or downstem breaks, you can replace it no problem.

Looking for a smoother, durable, and healthier bong? VITAE Glass is perfect for you. It is designed especially for daily and busy smokers.

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Check out our other blogs:

Why do People Use Bongs?

Best things to do while stoned

How to remove a stuck downstem

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