Must-Have Bong Accessories You Were Missing Out On

Discover essential bong accessories to enhance your smoking experience.
Side view of modular glass bong with cream and smoke silicone covers, set against a galaxy-inspired gradient backdrop

Whether you are using a CBD vape pen or a traditional bong, enhancing your smoking experience is always a worthwhile endeavour. Bongs, also known as water pipes, are popular smoking devices available in various shapes, sizes, and designs. The purpose is to guarantee a cooler, cleaner, and more pleasant smoking experience compared to other devices. While a basic bong is essential, numerous accessories can improve your bong using experience. In this article, we will discuss some must-have accessories you might not be aware of.

Bong Percolators

Percolators are very popular among stoners. They work by dividing the smoke into smaller bubbles to increase the surface area when interacting with the water. This process cools down the smoke, filters out more impurities, and thus gives you a smoother hit.

Tree Percolators

With branches that filter and cool smoke through tiny openings, tree percolators provide a soothing experience for your throat. While they require a bit more maintenance, their outstanding performance makes the extra care worthwhile. They are a top choice among enthusiasts seeking the smoothest hits from their percolator bongs.

Honeycomb Percolators

Much like the detailed patterns of a honeycomb, this percolator is filled with holes that generate numerous tiny bubbles. This not only enhances filtration but also guarantees an exceptionally smooth hit. Its compact, flat design allows it to fit neatly into your bong and makes it surprisingly easy to clean, making it an ideal option for the meticulous smoker.

UFO Percolators

The UFO percolator, with its distinctive narrow U-shape and strategically placed holes, offers superior diffusion and cooling. This design is not only visually appealing but also ensures that each hit is out of this world. The UFO's ability to combine excellent filtration with minimal drag ranks it among the top percolator bongs available. While all percolators improve the smoking experience, the UFO percolator stands out, delivering an unparalleled experience with ease.

Ice Catchers

Ice catchers are features in the bong’s neck designed to hold ice cubes. They greatly reduce the heat from the smoke, making smoking considerably smoother and less harsh. This is especially helpful for people whose throats and lungs get too heated from regular bong hits. Here're some benefits of Ice Catchers:

  • Cooler Hits: The ice cools the smoke, making it more comfortable to inhale.
  • Improved Flavor: Cooler smoke can help you taste the flavors of your herbs better.
  • Reduced Irritation: Less heat means less irritation to your throat and lungs.

Carbon Filters

A carbon filter is a device inserted between the bowl and the downstem of your bong. It is filled with activated carbon which filters impurities out of the smoke system. Carbon filters reduce tar and other dangerous substances considerably, making smoke less harmful and cleaner to breathe. Additionally, they help keep your bong cleaner by trapping debris before it gets to the main chamber.

Disposable Carbon Filters

Convenient and easy to use but need regular replacement.

Reusable Carbon Filters

Made of glass or silicone and can be refilled with fresh carbon.

Diffuser Downstems

Two green borosilicate slitted downstems for enhanced filtering, sitting side by side.

An improved variant of the regular downstem, a diffuser downstem has tiny pores or slits that disperse smoke particles into smaller bubbles. By expanding the surface area of the smoke that comes into contact with the water, diffuser downstems enhance the filtration process. Hits become smoother, cleaner, and colder as a result. So, what are the benefits of Diffuser Downstems?

  • Enhanced Filtration: More bubbles mean better filtration.
  • Smoother Hits: Diffused smoke is cooler and easier to inhale.
  • Reduced Splashback: Smaller bubbles reduce the risk of water splashing into your mouth.

Bong Mats / Bong Protectors

A bong mat is a small, cushioned pad that you place under your bong. It protects your bong from rough surfaces and prevents it from slipping. Bong mats ensure steadiness and protection of your bong against accidental knocks and falls. They also catch any spills or drips, keeping your table or countertop clean. Some modular bongs come with integrated silicone covers that can be easily attached to the base of the bong, serving as both a cushion and an additional layer of protection. Here are the common types of mats and protectors for bongs:

Silicone Covers for Base

Smoke gray silicone bong cover for glass bong protection on a white background

Durable, non-slip, stylish covers that can be attached to your bong base.

Cork Mats

Eco-friendly and provide good cushioning.

Fabric Mats

Stylish options that add a personal touch to your setup.

Cleaning Kits

A cleaning kit typically comes with brushes, cleaning solutions, and other tools specifically designed for the maintenance of bongs. Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure both the functionality and cleanliness of your bong. A good cleaning kit makes the job much easier and more effective, which usually includes the following:

Bong Brushes

Specialized brushes for scrubbing hard-to-reach areas.

Downstem Brushes

Nylon-bristled stem brushes designed for cleaning downstems, usually featuring a long and narrow shape.

Cleaning Solutions

Specially formulated liquids that dissolve resin and grime.

Cleaning Plugs

Rubber stoppers to seal openings while you shake the cleaning solution inside the bong.

Reusable Zipper Bags

Plastic, reusable zipper bags for soaking and shaking small bong pieces with cleaning solution, effectively cleaning away stubborn resin.

Ash Catchers

An ash catcher is an accessory attached to a bong that catches ash and debris before they enter it. This means you will spend less time cleaning your bong and can use it multiple times before needing to clean it. Additionally, ash catchers create an extra barrier for filtration, thus increasing the overall quality of your smoke. Here are the different types of ash catchers:

Standard Ash Catchers

Standard ash catchers usually have a straightforward design, consisting of a single chamber made of glass. They come in various shapes and sizes but generally feature a cylindrical or slightly tapered body. They perform simply by trapping the ash.

Percolator Ash Catchers

Percolator ash catchers incorporate additional percolators within their chambers to enhance filtration. When you inhale, smoke passes through the percolator for an extra layer of filtration. Therefore, you'll get smoother hits just like how percolators are used in bongs.

Recyclers

Recycler ash catchers continuously cleanse the smoke or water through a looping system. They feature multiple connected tubes and chambers that create the looping system. This allows the smoke to circulate continuously, providing a super cool visual effect as well as superior filtration. The downside is they are usually harder to clean due to the complex shape.

Conclusion

Enhancing your bong experience goes beyond just having a nice bong. With the addition of these key accessories, you can enjoy smoother, cleaner, and more interesting sessions. Each accessory not only adds aesthetic value but also boosts the overall functionality and convenience of your bong setup.

Our customizable bongs allow you to integrate many of these features directly into the bong itself, giving you the flexibility to switch and customize as you please. This customization not only improves your smoking quality but also ensures the long life and cleanliness of your pipe. So, the next time you set up for a session, consider adding some of these accessories to your collection. You’ll be impressed by how much they enhance your experience!

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