Silicone bongs offer you a forgiving option when it comes to a smoking vessel. Because these pipes are easier to make, they come at a lower price point that doesn’t break the bank.
What Are The Benefits Of A Silicone Bong?
There are many reasons to own a silicone bong including:
Travel-friendliness - Silicone is flexible and virtually unbreakable. You can hold it or stuff it into a bag to bring it with you on the go. Whether you are hiking in rugged terrain or sitting on the bank of your favorite river, you can enjoy your smoke sesh without worry of breaking your piece if it drops by accident.
Stunning Shapes & Colors - Silicone can be mixed into endless color combinations so you can find one that matches your style and vibe.
Affordability - As mentioned above, silicone bongs are made using a mold instead of being worked by hand so they are easier and faster to make. This means that the many options in this category are very cheap and affordable.
Silicone Bongs Vs. Glass
Should you choose a silicone or glass bong? Obviously glass bong are much more fragile so you should consider one if you are going to keep it at home and you're not too clumsy. Silicone bongs are usually easier to clean than glass because they have openings built into the perc chambers. This gives you easy access to clean out all the nasties.
Silicone Hybrid Bongs
One of the best styles of bongs is the silicone hybrid bong. This style features the best of both silicone and glass. The silicone provides durability while the glass lets you see the smoking action happening inside. This hybrid nature allows these pipes to have added features like dual percolator chambers and built-in storage for concentrates and lighters. And because hybrid designs are usually modular, they are easy to take apart for cleaning when need be.
Silicone bongs use the same size joint connections that glass bongs do so they can share the same glass bong bowls and quartz banger nails without having to buy new ones.
How To Clean A Silicone Bong
The best way to clean a silicone bong is with 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Take the pieces of your bong apart, soak them for at least 2 hours while submerged in the alcohol. Afterwards, rinse everything off in water and dry it. Nasties don’t stick to silicone nearly as bad as glass so it will be easier to get all the crud out.