Wood pipes have been around for years, and their continuing popularity is due in part to the fact nothing quite matches the feel of one in the hand. Even the barest smoking accessories collection will have at least one, if not more, wooden pipes in it for everyday use. The solidity of the wood translates to an item easily carried in a pocket, or bag without danger of breakage, or other damage.
Traveling with wood is easy, and far less worrisome than trying to be careful with a potentially fragile glass item when you're on the move. Durability, function, and the pure quality of good wood all go very well together in smoking pipes.
*Colors and styles may vary*