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Learn | 01.06.2023

How To Choose The Right Bong For You

Choosing the ideal bong may seem like a daunting task, but with this handy guide we've got you covered.

Whether you’re looking for a bong for the first time or the thousandth time, it’s easy to get confused by the wide variety of bongs available today. With so many options, knowing a little more about bongs can be critical to making the right choice for you and your needs.

The right bong can be the deciding factor between a spectacular smoke and a mediocre one, and who doesn’t want to enhance the smoking experience? But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a handy guide so you can have the information you need to choose the perfect bong for you.

Best of all, if you know exactly what to buy and what not to buy, you won’t have to spend any more unnecessary money on bongs that don’t suit you.

Personally, we like things that are of the best quality and that are durable. That’s why we trust our bongs to Chill Steel Pipes, simply because they are experts at what they do, and what they do is bongs.

In fact, they invented the world’s first double-walled vacuum insulated bong, which translates into long hours of frosty rips by keeping the water in the bong ice-cold for up to 12 hours.

So, let’s get started.

Bong Size

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Don’t be fooled, size does matter, at least when it comes to bongs. Basically bongs can be subdivided into 3 categories according to their size:


Small bongs are especially practical pieces due to their easy portability. They are ideal for travel or to take with you everywhere. In addition, they are usually discreet.

As they are small, your hits will be correlatively smaller, and a little bit stronger due to the low air circulation.


The medium size is an ideal choice for those who want the benefits of both a small and a large bong. The height of a medium bong is generally between 10-14″. They are a bit sturdier and allow for cleaner puffs as they allow for more air circulation. It is basically the bong for all.


Large bongs are especially for home use, as they are larger and are not discreet or easy to travel with. Because of their size they allow for optimal airflow and smoke filtration. This results in smoother and more flavorful hits.

As you can see, according to the size there are advantages and disadvantages to each one, so it will depend on your smoking needs. At Chill Steel Pipes you can find endless design options. Usually, the patented vacuum insulated base and neck piece of Chill Pipes measures 13″ in total, so it would be a medium bong, with all the benefits that imply.

Bong Materials

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Another important point to consider is the material in which the bong is made. This will depend on how clean your puffs are, the resistance of the bong and its cleanliness. The four main types are:

Borosilicate Glass

Most glass bongs today are made of borosilicate glass, as it is quite strong and tolerates heat better. Glass bongs are great because they are easy to clean and produce a clean flavor effect, their major drawback is that they are delicate and break relatively easily.


They are usually made with food grade silicone, are dishwasher safe and relatively sturdy, the problem is that the flavor may not be as clean and tasty.


These bongs are beautiful and hold up well to heat while providing a nice neutral draw.

Stainless Steel and Ceramic - Chill Steel Pipes

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We had to put these in a separate category. Their patented double-walled vacuum insulated design combines two materials that make these bongs breathtaking. Made of stainless steel with a ceramic interior that delivers powerful, glass-clean hits. A durable and delicious combination.


One thing you should definitely evaluate before buying a bong is if you are prone to accidents or knocking things over. Some bongs tend to be quite fragile and no one wants their investment to end up in pieces.

If you are willing to take the risk of a fall, maybe glass bongs are ideal, but you know they break quite easily. If, on the other hand, you want to be sure that a fall won’t kill your precious bong, perhaps a silicone option is more ideal, but you know that the flavor may not be the same.

Want the best of both worlds? Then Chill Steel Pipes has you covered. Being made of stainless steel you can be sure that they are durable and having a ceramic interior means that your puffs will be pure and clean. The durability of their product is such that Chill Steel Pipes gives a lifetime warranty on their bongs.


In case you didn’t know, bongs require regular maintenance to keep them clean and functional. Tar and resin build up in the main chambers over time. Essentially, if ignored, it will have an effect on the flavor, function and cleanliness of the bong.

Chill Steel Pipes bongs are easy to clean, as they do not require chemical cleaners; the ceramic is cleaned with iso alcohol. Simple.

Our suggestion is to look for ease, if you are going to use your bong regularly, cleaning should be just as regular, so a bong that is easy to keep clean is ideal.

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Final Opinion

We know it can be a lot of information, but with this practical guide it will be much easier to choose the ideal bong for you. Keep in mind your needs and the particularities of each style, material and accessory, this will make your smoking much more enjoyable.

Our reliable choice is Chill Steel Pipes, they are strong, durable and of the highest quality bongs, which will undoubtedly become your favorite bong.

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