A Simple Guide to Find Your Perfect Weed Pipe

Ask yourself these 5 questions to help narrow your search for the perfect glass pipe to enjoy your top-shelf cannabis.

Choose the Right Glass Pipe, Every Time

#1. Are You Asking Yourself the Right Questions?

#2. Don’t You Want to Learn Whatโ€™s Out There?

#3. Are You Looking for the Right Glass Type?

#4. Which Do You Prefer, Function or Beauty?

#5. Is It All About the Budget For You?

For any novice smoker looking to buy their first pipe, the myriad of options available can be confusing, to say the least. There are many different styles, materials, and vendors out there, so there are a few things you should consider beforehand to make sure you purchase a pipe that properly suits your personality, smoking needs and the type of bowls to smoke. 

You already know how to smoke a weed so finding the perfect pipe depends on a variety of factors including glass pipe bowl style, glass type, and budget. Below weโ€™ve listed our top five tips for choosing the right pipe for you!

@Christine_Sclafani talks about the ins and outs of selecting the right weed pipe.

#1. Are You Asking Yourself the Right Questions?

Before you rush off to your nearest online smoke shop, itโ€™s important to ask yourself certain questions about your personality and lifestyle to determine what type of glass pipe you should be looking for. If you donโ€™t, you may very well end up spending too much money on a pipe thatโ€™s more trouble than itโ€™s worth and you might end up with the cheapest bowls. 

Are you an experienced or novice smoker? Are you used to smoking bongs? Are you smoking in one place or on the go? Which do you prefer: function or beauty? Do you have any budgetary limits? All of these questions will help you narrow your options down to a more manageable list. 

#2. Don’t You Want to Learn Whatโ€™s Out There?

The last thing you want to do is drop loads of money on a cool glass pipe or the first piece you see before finding something better a week later. There are several different types of pipes on the market, and each type is suited for different breeds of smokers. 

One-hitters and hand pipes are better for novice smokers or people on a budget, while water pipes are preferred by people with more experience. Before you commit to a piece, surf the net a little bit and check on all of the options at your disposal. Pipes are one of the oldest smoking tools known to man, so knowing a bit about the history of glass pipe smoking and development of each will prove to be useful when picking out your own. 

#3. Are You Looking for the Right Glass Type?

One of the things people most often overlook when shopping for a pipe is glass type and thickness is best for smoking a bowl. 

Pipes are usually made from specific types of glass specifically designed to withstand higher temperatures and a variety of substances. This means that they are made from a different material than your typical drinking glass. Borosilicate glass is considered to be the highest quality as it tends to be non-toxic and pretty durable. While a glass pipe made of cheaper glass isnโ€™t necessarily a bad product, it may not last as long or may be more breakable than the more expensive options. 

However, if you buy a cheap glass pipe, it may be a good way to experiment with different styles before committing to a higher-quality piece. Either way when you are smoking a bowl, you want to make sure it’s right.

#4. Which Do You Prefer, Function or Beauty?

When buying a glass smoking pipe, smokers are looking for either one of two things: production glass or art pieces. Production glass refers to pieces specifically designed for functionality and mass production. These types of glass pipes are often cheaper but more generic and less aesthetically pleasing.

On the other hand, some people choose unique glass pipes based on their aesthetic value. These pieces are often extravagant, beautiful, and artistic in nature, but this also means that they tend to be more expensive because of how much time and effort they take to create. For a first time pipe owner, splurging on an artistic piece may not be the way to go until youโ€™re more comfortable using and caring for a pipe. Metallic pipes can also be an option, but be careful, some people have reported that they notice a metallic taste when they use metal pipes. And some of the smaller and cheaper pipes can get really hot to the touch.

A sleek blue and turquoise and gld striped glass pie near a window.
A cannabis pipe that fits into your decor might be the right choice for you.

#5. Is It All About the Budget For You?

While all of the factors mentioned above are important, the thing you should consider most when purchasing a glass pipe, is your budget. 

The pricing of pipes can range from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars depending on style, material, and vendor. High-quality glass does not come cheap, so those with a smaller budget may be limited to lower-quality options. However, most online or in-person retailers usually offer products within a wide range of prices, so it shouldnโ€™t be too difficult to find something that fits your budget. 

Online head shop retailers usually have the best deals, but buying directly from artists at conventions is sometimes a great way to find quality products for a lower price. 

Final Thoughts

All in all, if you’d like to be smoking using a glass weed pipe itโ€™s important to buy the right pipe that suitably reflects both your personality and your smoking preferences. Ask yourself these 5 questions to help narrow your search for the perfect glass pipe to enjoy your top-shelf cannabis. Buying a piece you are comfortable using will ensure a greater overall smoking experience, especially for those who are just beginning. If you follow these five tips, finding that perfect piece should be easy as pie and fit into your lifestyle.

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