Great tips to help you find the right piece to match your personality. How to find the right pipe for you when buying a bubbler from an online retailer.
More than 52 percent of American adults have tried cannabis at least once in their lives and a good number of them use it regularly. The key to enjoying regular smoke sessions is using the right equipment to enhance the flavor of your cannabis.
However, finding bongs, bubblers, and pipes in local stores can be hard, especially if you’re trying to be discreet.
Buying a bubbler online lets you choose from a wider selection of devices without ever having to set foot in a store. If you’re like most smokers, the thought of having so many options to choose from can be overwhelming.
Here are a few tips to help you choose the best bubbler online.
Pick the Right Size
Before you can start looking for a bubbler online, you need to choose a size that works for your smoking habits. Bubblers, like traditional water bongs, come in different sizes.
Taller bubblers tend to deliver stronger hits making them ideal for experienced smokers who already have a certain degree of tolerance built up. Shorter bubblers put out lighter hits, but those hits are often less filtered and can be too harsh for some users.
Size also determines the type of designs that the manufacturer can incorporate into the bubbler. Larger units can be more intricate and easily turn into a statement piece that doubles as artwork.
Smaller bubblers are often simpler and more discreet. If you’re looking for something you can tuck away quickly when family drops by, a smaller unit will be the best choice.
It’s entirely a matter of personal preference. Consider the type of smoking experience you like most and how much storage space you’re willing to dedicate to your bubbler.
Decide on a Style
Some bubblers are incredibly simple, mimicking a traditional full-size water bong in a smaller package. Others are more complex.
Think about the style you’re looking for.
More complicated bubblers like sidecar or double bubblers are going to improve the quality of the filtration. However, they’re much harder to keep clean and can cost more than a simple single-chamber bubbler.
There’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple. Even the most basic bubbler will give you a cleaner and smoother hit than a pipe.
If you’re not sure what type of bubbler to choose, think about how much time you’re willing to spend cleaning it between smoke sessions. The more chambers and features the bubbler has, the longer it will take to clean and maintain.
Think About the Materials You Want
Most people make bubblers out of high-quality, impact-resistant glass, but many manufacturers are starting to change things up.
You can find bubblers made from medical-grade silicone, wood, bamboo, glass, and any combination of those materials. The type you choose can impact the flavor of each hit, so think about what you want to experience during your smoke sessions.
Glass and silicone bubblers will give you the cleanest flavor as the materials won’t transfer scents into the smoke, even if they get hot. Wood and bamboo can give you an earthier flavor, but you’ll need to be careful when smoking from those materials.
The last thing you want to do is catch your bubbler on fire.
As a general rule, if you plan on taking your bubbler to friends’ houses or plan to travel with it, look for a durable and shatterproof material. Silicon is a great choice as it won’t break even if you drop it on a tile floor.
Once you have an idea of the size and materials you want in your bubbler bong, start browsing websites. Compare the prices on each model you’re interested in.
You’ll want to check with at least three different online retailers to make sure you’re getting the best price on the internet.
Keep in mind that you’ll also want to compare shipping options and costs and not just the base price for the bong. Some retailers offer free shipping while others charge you an arm and a leg.
If a retailer charges more for the bong but gives you free shipping, they may end up saving you money in the long-run.
Read the Reviews
Take the time to check out the reviews on each bubbler you’re interested in. This will give you insight into the quality of the piece and what other customers’ buying experiences were like.
If most of the reviews are positive and people seem happy with their purchases, it’s likely that you’ll have the same experience. However, if the reviews all talk about similar issues or point out flaws with the bong, you’ll want to keep looking.
It’s also a good idea to research each retailers’ reputation. Check the Better Business Bureau to see if they have any outstanding complaints filed against them. If they don’t or they resolved those complaints quickly, you’ll be able to buy from them with confidence.
Check Out the Return Policy
There’s always a chance that the bubbler you receive won’t be what you were expecting. That’s why you should always read up on the retailers’ return policy before you order anything.
Unfortunately, some companies don’t allow returns on items and the last thing you want to do is have to buy another bubbler when you already paid for one.
Look for a retailer that has a clear and detailed return policy. If you have questions about the policy, contact them before you place an order and get those questions answered.
Only buy from a company that you’re comfortable with.
Buying a Bubbler Online
Bubblers are a great way to elevate your smoking experience on-the-go, but buying a bubbler online can be tricky. These tips should help you find the right device for your needs.
Just remember to keep your preferences in mind and research each bubbler you’re interested in. A cool-looking bubbler won’t be fun to use if it changes the flavor of your favorite strain.
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