If you’ve made the decision to buy a pipe, you might have forgotten the fact that there are a lot for you to choose from, and the options available don’t necessarily make your decision easy! If you’re looking to either expand your collection of glass pipes or simply just make the first of many purchases, knowing what the right pipe is for you can help a lot in helping you round out the collection. In this article, we take a look at a few pipes to give you a better idea of what pipe should be at the top of your shopping list.

Starting out with pipes

If you’re wanting a nice, compact and streamlined glass pipe for your collection, a sweet puff pipe may very well be the answer for you. These beautiful pipes boast hand blown tubes that curve off at a 90 degree angle and finish in a round bowl with an opening at the top of around 1 cm in diameter. Depending on what you need out of the pipe, you can find them in sizes between 8 cm to about 20 cm in length, with all of them still being fit out with impressive anti-roll marble to ensure far improved stability. Many people opt for sweet puffs for their excellent versatility, as they can be used to quite confidently smoke herbs, vaporised liquids and concentrated oils. If you’re after a device similar to a bong but smaller, a bubbler is likely the right option for you. These pipes offer similar water filtration systems designed to cool down smoke as it passes through the device, but do it in a much more compact way to ensure much better transportability. Many bubblers can also be used as a dry pipe, making these excellent bang for buck for those with minimal space!

Do you want wet or dry options?

Dry Pipes are a classic for a reason – available in a wide assortment of materials, such as ceramic, clay, wood, metal and glass, dry pipes are highly functional without being either expensive or complicated. They function quite simply in that they are usually in the form of a simple tube design, with a bowl on one end and a mouthpiece on the other. The simplicity of the actions mean that they’re another great choice for those new to the entire scene, as it’s not easy to muck their use up! Dry pipes are also good for those who prefer an unadulterated smoke, one that doesn’t need to pass through water and be filtered to any extent. Better yet, their small size makes them the ideal travel companion. If you’re the kind of person who favours filtration, you can’t go better than a water pipe. In essence, water pipes are similar to bongs and bubblers but are usually made out of glass, making them beautiful options, but not exactly ideal for travel.

Which pipe is right for you?

Although you might have some idea about what kind of pipe you’d like, your budget will likely also play a big factor in your decision. For example, if you wanted a water pipe but had a limited budget, a bubbler might be good to have for a while until you secure the funds for a more serious device. If you’re still stuck, doing a bit of research online can help give you some more solid, personalised smoking answers.