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Bubbler Vs Bong: What’s Right for Your Smoking Needs

Bubbler Vs Bong: What’s Right for Your Smoking Needs

It would be an understatement to say that herb smokers today are spoilt for choice. Between blunts, joints, hand pipes and vaporizers, they have so many ways to enjoy their favorite strains of cannabis. Although there are so many different ways to consume cannabis, smoking is still, by far, the most popular one.

For people who’re looking for alternative smoking devices, water pipes offer a unique experience. Both bubblers and bongs use water to deliver rich, flavorful and smooth smoke. However, they both have unique characteristics of their own.

So, how do you decide which one is best for you? Well, keep on reading to find out.


Bongs are the larger and more complex out of the two devices. Typically, a bong is about a foot to a foot-and-a-half in length and consists of a chamber connected to a long tube for collecting smoke. Most models available today feature a detachable bowl with a down stem, which can provide extra filtration by acting as a percolator.

Bongs are also not as light, durable, and portable as bubblers. While they come in different designs, materials and colors, bongs tend to have the same general shape.


So, what are bubblers and how are they different to bongs? Well, the best way to define bubblers is that you can think of it as a smaller, more portable bong. Bubblers generally are comprised of two main components crafted together: a pushed bowl and a non-detachable down stem.

Compared to bongs, bubblers can vary more in design and style, especially in the mouth piece area. Moreover, not all bubbler models come with a percolator.

The Smoking Experience

While both devices use water to cool the smoke down and filter out toxins, each offers a different smoking experience. Bongs generally feature a much larger water chamber, which allows for bigger hits and more flavorful smoke. Moreover, like we mentioned, bongs also feature a percolator, something you don’t get with all bubblers. This delivers an even cooler smoking sensation, and lets you take longer hits with more intense highs.

However, that’s not to say that a bubbler can’t provide a nice, smooth hit. It’s also designed to cool down the smoke, and can deliver smooth satisfying hits as well, especially if the neck is longer than the water chamber. Bubblers are also perfect for new smokers or those who have a low tolerance level.


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