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Why You Might Like Silicone Bongs More than Glass

by Angel Ferrer 4 min read

Why You Might Like Silicone Bongs More than Glass

We don’t normally mention nightmare scenarios here, but sometimes they’re unavoidable.

Picture this. You turn around, accidentally knock over your favorite bong, and it falls to the floor and shatters. Even worse, the water spills out and splashes everywhere. What was supposed to be a relaxing afternoon sesh has turned into sweeping and mopping.

If this has not happened to you, someone you know likely has experienced this unfortunate event in their life at some point.

As much as you treasure your favorite glass bong, the potential for it to break is ever-present. Though most are made from strong borosilicate glass, they could still crack or shatter with enough force or if they fall from a tall height.

Your glass bong may also not prove to be the best traveling companion. The rigid shape of the piece could create some headaches when packing it or transporting it in a vehicle.

Whether you’re someone that wants to remove the potential of broken glass from their lives or you want something that is a bit easier to transport, you might prefer a silicone bong instead of glass. These are designed to work exactly like your favorite glass piece but are made with a more flexible and shatterproof material.

If you have not heard of or considered a silicone bong before, we’re going to cover some reasons why you might prefer them to glass today.

Reason 1: Durability and Portability

As mentioned above, silicone bongs are inherently slip-resistant and shatterproof. They don’t slip out of your hand easily, and if you drop yours, it will remain intact. The only mess you might have to worry about is cleaning up some spilled water.

Silicone also does not stretch or tear easily, yet still remains flexible. This makes a silicone bong perfect for packing on a trip or for taking to someone else’s house to have a quick sesh.

Reason 2: Far Easier to Clean

Nothing sucks more than having to perform an overdue deep clean on a glass bong caked in smoke and resin. It’s time-consuming, frustrating, and tedious when all you want to do is spark up and chill.

Silicone is naturally resistant to other materials clinging to its surface. Water will not easily condensate on the inside of your bong, and you will not have to worry about smoke or resin sticking to it either.

Lastly, silicone bongs are dishwasher-safe! Just remove the individual pieces of the bong and place them in the dishwasher separately for a quick and convenient cleaning at the end of the day.

If you choose the dishwasher route for keeping it clean, we recommend placing the bong upside down in the dishwasher. Doing so will prevent any water from pooling in the base and will allow for a more thorough cleanse.

Reason 3: Unique Shapes and Designs

Silicone can be molded into nearly any design with endless color options, such as a rocket or an ice cream cone. It can also allow for more intricate details that you might not be able to achieve with glass.

One key aesthetic difference between glass and silicone worth mentioning is that silicone is an opaque material, while glass is naturally translucent. You will not be able to see into a 100% silicone bong unless you are looking through the mouthpiece.

Because you can choose from more unique shapes, many discrete smokers love silicone bongs because they do not look like the typical beaker shape that is commonly associated with glass bongs. You can leave it out more easily without it being a dead giveaway.

Reason 4: Smooth Hits

Silicone bongs are far from one-dimensional. Pieces like the Eyce Mini Beaker offer multi-percolator filtration for a smooth draw every time.

You can also place silicone in the freezer without having to buy a specifically freezer-safe piece like with glass. Just empty the water out, remove the bowl, and place the bong in the freezer for an hour to enjoy icy cool smoke when you’re ready.

Reason 5: Affordability

Finally, one benefit that anyone can appreciate is affordability. Manufacturing a silicone bong requires less time, labor, and materials. As a result, the savings are passed onto you!

A quality silicone bong ranges from $30-$60. You can purchase one as your daily driver, as a travel-safe alternative to your main piece, or as a quick replacement for a glass bong if yours breaks - all without breaking the bank.

Complete Your Smoking Setup with Other Silicone Pieces

Silicone is not just limited to bongs. You can create a full silicone-based smoking setup with other pieces as well.

Want to keep your storage clean and organized? Use a stick-resistant silicone debowling ashtray to keep your ash in an easily cleanable receptacle. You can also roll your blunts or joints on a sleek glass tray coated in a protective silicone layer.

Last but definitely not least, a silicone-powered sesh can also benjoyed with a variety of handpipes that can easily be taken with you on the go. Try a Silicone Ice Cream Handpipe or use a ribbed male silicone bowl with any of your 14mm glass bongs.

Get a Quality Silicone Bong for Your Next Sesh

At Hemper, we offer the most selective and highly curated range of silicone bongs at the best possible prices. Whether you want a 100% silicone octopus or a half-silicone, half-glass robot, you’ll find it here.

If you’re looking to add a new twist to your smoking experience, browse our full range of glass and silicone bongs or contact us anytime for more info.