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    Byron Williams
  • Best of 2016

The Best Glass Bong of 2016

You can never have too many bongs, so if you have a large collection of pipes that does not include what we consider to be the best, you are missing out on a great thing. The same is true if you have never purchased a glass bong before. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t start with the best.

In our search for glass bongs, we discovered that the Upright Bubbler with showerhead percolator & Helix mouthpiece by Grav Labs is the absolute best. Although this is the case, there are many other bongs that also deserved to be mentioned, and we added them to this page so that you can have a comprehensive list at your disposal.

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Our Choice: The Upright Bubbler By Grav Labs

The fact that we chose the Upright Bubbler as our top pick did not come as a surprise to us because it was made by Grav Labs. Grav Labs is the premier glass bong manufacturer, and its popularity does not seem to be waning. The name “Grav Labs” means that you are purchasing a high-quality glass bong whether you buy our top pick or not, so you do not have to worry that your new bong will break easily or malfunction. After all, only the best bongs come from Grav Labs.

Why is the Upright Bubbler the best among the best? The Upright Bubbler is the perfect size at eight inches, and this is important to those of you who aren’t used to smoking with a glass bong yet. This pipe is very easy to hold and will be a great tool for learning how to smoke dried herbs. More seasoned smokers will also like this apparatus for its size and how it will feel in your hands.

People like the Helix mouthpiece because it feels comfortable on their mouths, and we agree. One bonus is the fact that the design allows the air to flow through the glass bong at a faster rate than other mouthpieces do. It also ensures that the smoke is cooler than other bongs provide because of the Venturi effect. If you are a veteran smoker, you are likely to be a huge fan of this technology.

The Upright Bubbler is made of scientific glass, and this is the most appropriate substance for a bong. That’s because scientific glass is made of borosilicate glass. This means that the Upright Bubbler is very strong and resistant to breakage. It is also temperature-resistant. Therefore, you can smoke with this glass bong as often as you like without fear that the heat will damage it.

This glass bong is highly functional, but it is also very pleasing to the eye. It looks uncomplicated and easy to use, and this may appeal to those new to smoking dried herbs. The Upright Bubbler also gives you several choices as it comes in black, blue, red or green. It has a wide base, so it’s not likely to fall over. We really liked this glass bong and believe that you will enjoy it too.

Is The Upright Bubbler By Grav Labs Right For You?

If you like to travel with your glass bong, the Upright Bubbler might not be for you. This bong is completely made of glass, and although it is very strong scientific glass, it can still break if it is not stored properly in your suitcase or your vehicle. The mouthpiece also protrudes outward, so it may be in danger of being broken as you transport the pipe from one place to another.

The Upright Bubbler is a great option for someone who isn’t used to smoking because it was created to offer the user a smooth and cool smoke. Other bongs do not have the capacity to cool the smoke as much as this glass bong can, so you will relish your experience with the Upright Bubbler whether you are a beginner or someone who has been enjoying dried herbs for several years.

More Info On The Upright Bubbler By Grav Labs

The Upright Bubbler is only eight inches high, so you can easily store it in a cupboard or closet, but you will not be motivated to hide it. This glass bong is so unassuming that you could leave it out in the open, and your non-smoking guests would not feel uncomfortable. That’s because it is an interesting conversation piece that will catch the eye of everyone who enters your home. Besides, those who can appreciate its purpose will be highly intrigued by it.

This bong has a very simple design, and this makes it easy to clean. Because cleaning a glass bong can be complicated, people tend to avoid it as long as possible. This makes the bong even harder to clean when they finally do decide to tackle this job. You will not be tempted to allow this to happen with the Upright Bubbler because cleaning every part of this pipe will be relatively easy.

Specs

  • Helix mouthpiece
  • Showerhead percolator
  • Funnel bowl
  • Scientific glass
  • Eight inches tall
  • Logo in black, blue, green or red
  • Venturi effect that cools the smoke
  • A wide base to prevent the pipe from falling over
  • Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by Grav Labs

Drawbacks

We couldn’t find a glass bong that didn’t have any flaws, so it isn’t surprising that the Upright Bubbler isn’t perfect. Although this is the case, you must not think that the Upright Bubbler isn’t worth buying. After all, it did make the top spot on our list of the best glass bongs, so its main issue is definitely not a deal-breaker.

The fact is that the Upright Bubbler is a little pricey. At $200, people on a smaller budget may decide to leave this pipe in the store, and this would be a shame because it really is a great glass bong. Other than that, we don’t have any complaints about it.

A Cheaper Alternative: Helix Flare Base Bong by Grav Labs

At $150, the Helix Flare Base Bong by Grav Labs is an impressive alternative to our number one pick. This glass bong was also made by the capable people of Grav Labs, so it is as well-made as the Upright Bubbler. It is also as easy to hold as our top pick because the Helix Flare Base is only 8.75 inches!

Combing the amazing functionality of the Helix line and the familiar aesthetics of the beaker water pipe, Grav Labs created this beauty. Made with 60x5 glass, this water pipe was built to last. Nothing but the best from Grav Labs.

A More Expensive Alternative: The Deluxe Bubbler Bong By Elevate Accessories

When money is “no object,” the best thing we can recommend is the Deluxe Bubbler Bong with dry herb and wax attachments. The name lets you know that this is a flexible bong that can be used for smoking dry herbs and dabbing. It’s only $100 more than our top pick, so if you would like the increased versatility, the Deluxe Bubbler may be for you.

This product by Elevate Accessories was made with scientific glass, but it stands out amongst the other bongs for being handcrafted in Denver, Colorado. The company advertises it as a product that you can hand down from generation to generation, so they are very confident that the Deluxe Bubbler Bong is made to last.

Other Runner Ups

Since our task was to try several bongs to find the best one, you can imagine that we discovered some others that were very good.

Our Picks:

  • The Upline Bubbler Bong by Grav Labs – The Upline Bubbler Bong has a unique look that will certainly encourage your friends to comment. As a Grav Labs product, the Upline Bubbler was manufactured with scientific glass in the good old U.S.A. As the smoke travels up the pipe’s thin spine, it percolates and is cooled so that the mouth and throat are protected from the heat. It also comes with a glass bowl. One other important reason that this pipe is so remarkable is because its designer just happens to be the illustrious Micah Evans who won awards for his bong designs in the past.
  • Nano Turbine Bong by Purr – Purr never ceases to amaze us. This clear compact bong stands at 9.5 inches and has a 90-degree joint angle. With a stemless design that's been reinforced, and a base diameter of 3 and 1/4", the Nano Turbine Bong doesn't have that feeling like it's just about to tip over. This bong actually feels secure in the hand so it's easier to relax with it. The durability and top-shelf function of this water pipe are never in doubt. A pleasing appearance isn't a must, but it doesn't hurt either. When you set this baby down on the table, the Purr Glass label against the clarity of the glass is a perfect finishing touch. We absolutely love the removable bowl and that smooth Turbine Perc gives you the cleanest smoke possible. Tasty!
  • Mini Round Base Bong –  Grav Lab only makes one round base bong and it's this one. Completely new to the Grav family, this powerful lil' bong stands at 8 inches and certainly packs a punch! At only $110, the Mini Round Base Bong is sure to bring you years of usage. Durable and sturdy, it's everything you've come to know and love from the Grav Labs team.

Conclusion

    Glass bongs are plentiful, so it was easy for us to see why we needed to create a list such as this. With so many options, the experienced are just as likely as the unskilled to make the wrong choice because you do not have the liberty of trying a new glass bong before you buy it. Our best glass bongs list is the next best thing to testing these bongs yourself, so you can avoid making a costly mistake.

    The Upright Bubbler is our number one choice, but if you need something a little less expensive, we suggest the Tower Bubbler that has many of the same wonderful features as the Upright Bubbler does. The Deluxe Bubbler Bong is a more expensive option that also gives you the ability to dab. In addition, we included three runner-ups for good measure. We believe that this list is complete and that you shouldn’t have any difficulties finding the right bong for your tastes. We will update this list as time goes by, so feel free to revisit this page to find out what’s new.

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    • Post author
      Byron Williams
    • Best of 2016