They don’t make bongs like they used to make em – now they make them even better. Those of us who have been using bongs for decades now how simple they used to be. Unless you were in a highly populated city you didn’t have access to the best headshops. If you want to find the perfect bong you need to know a few things. Here are some of the features you will see commonly in most bongs being sold these days.

Percolator

A percolator is a part of the bong which uses pressure differential to make your smoking experience better. The science is simple – increasing the interaction between water and smoke will result in a smoother toke. The water serves to cool down the hot smoke. Hot smoke hitting our lungs is what gives bong hits that harsh feeling we all know of. The bad coughing fits as the people around you laughed at you and you would be laughing and coughing at the same time.

That doesn’t happen with modern bongs. Sure, it is still possible to take a puff too big but the harshness isn’t an issue. Using pressure differential a percolator allows all the bubbles to hit at the same time which results in a consistent and cooled smoke.

Diffuser

Diffusers spread the smoke and make it interact with the water more. The logic is the same as what it is with percolators. Diffusers make the smoke spread out and instead of a few big bubbles a lot of little bubbles are created. Here’s the deal; in a big bubble, it is possible that only the smoke touching the water cools down while the middle part is still hot. When the bubbles are made smaller the surface area decreases and the smoke is much cooler than before.

Fancy Looks

The bongs available these days are beyond what used to be available at headshops a decade or two ago. The internet has played a large part in the resurgence of bong creativity. It allows bong makers to instantly connect with the whole country or even the world. Bong makers know that if they create cool looking bongs they will be found easily by customers. You will also see some bongs that don’t really look like bongs. You’ll see bongs that look like juice boxes. You will see grinders that look like Pokéballs. Basically you will be able to find more variety in design than ever before.

2-1 Bongs / dab rigs

Dabbing has become very popular. Carrying a dab rig separately is no longer needed as some of the newer bongs are coming in a design that allows you to use them to both dab and smoke herb. It doesn’t really cost that much more than a normal bong so if you are into dabbing at all then it will be a good choice.

There’s a lot available on the internet. Just make sure you buy from a good quality website with good feedback and you’ll be good.