Buying new bongs can be a difficult task if you are not well-informed. After all, there are not several varieties of smoking pipes and hookah that selecting something that fits your usage pattern exactly can be much more difficult than it needs to be. It doesn’t help that people can get indecisive once they find a few models that fit within their budget range.
When something like that happens to you, you need to know how to make a choice. A good way to pick a clear winner would be to analyse all the features of the different bongs you have shown an interest for, as there might be some features that you will prefer over the others. Here are some examples of features that should be always used for comparing different bongs with each other:
Size of the Bong
Not all people will want the largest bong out there. In fact, smaller can be better sometimes, particularly when you take into account the portability of the bong itself. Smaller devices that can be easily carried inside a bag or pocket are perfect for those people who move often, yet need to have the ability to enjoy some tobacco free hookah when they want to.
You can easily tell a certain bong’s quality if you are an experienced smoker, but even newbies can do the same by looking at certain features. One of the of is obviously the price, as you cannot find decent bongs below a certain price level. Another thing to look out for the is the material used to construct the pipe. You will have seen that the hookah bar Tsim Sha Tsui out there only make use of pipes made out of scientific glass, and they avoid anything less than that due to their lower durability.
Ease of Cleaning
Another good feature you want to take into account is how the bong is to clean. Your starting guideline here should be your own personality: are you more a neat-freak who loves to clean and takes time to make sure everything is properly cleaned? Or are you more of a lazy person who will wait until the very last moment to clean (and that also, will be done haphazardly, of course)? In the former case, you might not mind buying a bong that requires you to clean it after every use. On the other hand, if you are averse to such efforts, a bong that can be easily taken apart might be a better choice. You might want to invest in an ash catcher to reduce buildup as well – this can significantly reduce the maintenance needed.