What You Need To Know About Bubblers
Bubblers: they’re not quite a bong, not quite a pipe, but merge the best parts of each to create a piece that’s a beast all its own. If you’re looking for a practical but fun way to smoke, the bubbler just might be your new best friend.
What are bubblers?
Bubblers, like bongs, use water to ensure super-smooth hits. But they function more like a bowl due to their compact size and sometimes have a carburetor (AKA “carb”) right on the side like a standard pipe. For a smoking experience that’s as innovative as it is effective, look no further than the trusty bubbler.
The first thing you’ll notice about a bubbler is its size. Although some bubblers come fully loaded with sophisticated percolators, they are, by definition, a handheld piece. They sit nicely on your tabletop and can easily be passed between friends, as a standard glass pipe.
How do bubblers work?
Bubblers are a water piece, so you can guarantee a smooth, better-tasting hit from a bubbler than a pipe. Water filters the smoke for a nice, clean pull every time. Just be sure to change the water frequently to avoid gunky build-up or a dirty taste to your herb. If you’re a bong enthusiast tinkering with a bubbler for the first time, note that you may need to change your bubbler’s water more often than your bong’s. A smaller piece means less room for smoke to travel, and you’ll notice that residue builds up inside rather quickly.
All in all, bubblers make a great choice for those days when you want a smoother, more sophisticated smoke sesh. They’re stronger than a pipe, but provide a steady draw of smoke that’s not as heavy as a bong rip. Like all pieces, they come in a variety of funky colors and designs, some sleek and some super heady.
Who should use a bubbler?
Bubblers are typically made of thicker glass than a standard bong, and for that reason are considered more durable. Their ergonomic design makes you less likely to drop them, especially after a few hits when your mind might be elsewhere. This makes them a must-have for any on-the-go smoker looking for a portable, practical piece that rips.
When shopping for a bubbler, keep your personal preferences in mind. Are you big on filtered hits and lots of bubbles? Choose a piece with multi-faceted percolators inside. Looking for ease of use and quick, sleek hits? Pick a simple bubbler with a roomy bowl on top and no removable stem to pack.
Since bubblers one of the most innovative pieces available, we recommend trying a few and seeing what works best for you. You may just find a new favorite way to smoke.