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Whether you're shopping for a towering brute of a glass bong, a durable acrylic piece that will stand the test of time or any accessory to fit your bong you’ll find it right here with all the top brands like RooR, Grace Glass and Black Leaf amongst many others.

Where can I buy bongs in the UK?

All about where to buy a great bong in UK, here we will try our best to give you advice on what to look out for when buying a bong and answer some of your questions about buying a bong in the UK.

How does a bong work?

There are loads of different types of bongs. There are glass bongs, ceramic bongs, plastic bongs, and silicone bongs. There are bongs with percolators and bongs with multiple chambers, there are beaker shaped bongs and cylindrical bongs - the list is endless. All of these bongs are used for the same thing (the smoking of cannabis, tobacco or other herbal substances), and they all work in pretty much the same way.

Water is added to the water chamber, typically through the mouthpiece, until it covers the bottom part of the downstem (or percolator depending on the type of bong) - this helps to cool the smoke as well as trap some of the heavier particles preventing them from entering the smoker's lungs. Some bongs also feature an ice catch (or ice pinch) in which ice cubes are inserted to provide further cooling making for a smoother smoke.Using a bong to smoke cannabis is one of the most common ways of getting high, along with smoking joints, blunts, spliffs (in the UK) or vaping weed with a vaporizer.

The herb of choice is inserted into the herb bowl before being ignited. As this is happening the smoker inhales steadily drawing smoke through the water and into the chamber. Once the herb has been burnt the smoker removes the bowl (or uncovers the 'rush hole' / 'kick hole' depending on the type of bong) which allows fresh air to enter the chamber making it possible for the smoker to inhale and harvest the hit.

What type of bongs are best?

Put 20 smokers in a room together and ask this question and you'll more than likely get 20 different responses. Old heads might tell you that the traditional glass cylindrical bong is the only way to go whilst new age stoners might swear by some of the outlandish and customisable options available today. Our full range includes more than 400 bongs and accessories from the top brands - plenty for you to try out before deciding on your favourite.

Glass bongs

Glass has since been the most popular and commonly used material for bongs for a variety of reasons. Most glass pipes and bongs are made using heat resistant borosilicate glass which is completely non-toxic and doesn't affect the taste of the smoke in any way making for a clean and pure experience. Glass bongs are typically transparent which makes them easy to monitor for unwanted resin build up and they're also very easy to clean. Aside from functionality glass bongs are particularly popular due to their aesthetic - they look great! Because of these things you'll notice that quality glass bongs tend to demand a higher price than bongs made from other materials.

Ceramic bongs

Ceramic bongs are a popular choice and a good compromise for smokers who don't want to pay the premium for a glass water bong but still want a clean, untainted hit. They're slightly cheaper than glass bongs, slightly more hardwearing and typically far more artistically elaborate in their design.

Acrylic bongs

Acrylic is far more robust and durable than glass, ideal for smokers who intend to bring their bong with them to various locations. They won't break when dropped or knocked, and will last a lifetime even in the hands of the clumsiest of smokers. However, whilst they might be affordable and hard wearing it's commonly accepted that they provide an inferior smoking experience when compared to ceramic and glass water pipes. In most cases, though not all, cheap bongs and water pipes are made using acrylic.

Silicone bongs

Silicone bongs have become increasingly popular over the last few years. They're cheap, virtually indestructible, and available in an almost endless array of cool designs. They're dishwasher safe and can be thrown in a backpack without worry. They're an ideal portable choice for on the move smokers.

Percolator bongs

Percolator bongs (or percs) feature a built in diffuser which works alongside the natural water filtration of the bong to provide what is considered by many to be the ultimate smoking experience. Percolators come in a wide array of shapes, sizes and designs - there are inline percolators, honeycomb percolators, showerhead percolators and swiss percolators to name but a few - which all serve to stop water from splashing back into the smoker's mouth whilst further cooling and filtering the smoke.

Dab rigs

Dab rigs (also known as concentrate rigs and oil rigs) are purpose built devices designed specifically for the smoking of concentrates - typically cannabis waxes, oils and shatters. Generally made from glass they feature many of the same components as a traditional bong, but they will also feature what's known as a dab nail or banger - the component in which the chosen concentrate is heated.

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How to clean your bongs

Keeping your bong clean is super important and is much easier than you think! Check out our how-to guide on how to clean your bong, whether it be glass, acrylic, ceramic or silicone, this step-by-step walkthrough will making cleaning your bong easy.

Best bongs for beginners

Smaller gauge bongs are excellent for beginner bong users as they require less breath to inhale the hit. For a smoother smoke, we would also suggest opting for a bong that includes a percolator and ice pinch.

As discussed earlier acrylic bongs are the cheapest and most durable option. If that's up your street why not check out the Chongz Brain Scan Plastic Bong which features an epic dimension-defying ice trap.

Fancy a glass piece? For a superior smoking experience why not consider the Pheonix Star Square Base. Its simple shape, ice catcher, water capacity and quality will ensure you get the best smoking experience at an affordable price.

If you're leaning towards something of the silicone variety you can't go wrong with the Piecemaker Kermit Bendy Silicone Bong.

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