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Everything you need to know about the world of pipes. Created with Fat Buddha Glass.
This guide made in collaboration with glassware masters Fat Buddha Glass will break down the pros and cons of dry pipes vs. water pipes to help you better understand which is right for you.
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We know and love water pipes for their many unique designs and renditions, from tall and thick to skinny and short.
Below you’ll find our pros and cons list of using a water pipe, aka, a bong.
Water pipes are the best way to instantly cool the smoke before inhaling, which avoids burning the mouth, throat, and lungs.
You can use an ash catcher or have the ash fall into the water; both keep you from inhaling unwanted matter.
Thanks to the natural water filtration and cooler smoke, most water pipe users don’t cough as much as those who use dry pipes.
Because water pipes use water, this makes for a bacteria breeding ground. Water pipes need to be cleaned and cared for more than any other smoking device because of how easy the residue and mold can build up inside.
Cleaning water pipes can be tricky, especially if they’re big and come in unique shapes. Another con to water pipes is that they’re often not the best for portability because they can be rather large.
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Whether your first sesh was with a dry pipe or you love its portability, dry pipes are a favorite for many reasons. Still, there are a few drawbacks worth mentioning.
As mentioned above, dry pipes are usually smaller than water pipes, making them ideal for portability. Packing them in a bag or a purse is much easier than wrapping your water pipe and moving with caution to ensure it doesn’t break.
Dry pipes are also way more discreet than pulling out a water pipe; they make for a quick and easy sesh without drawing unwanted attention.
Because dry pipes don’t hold water, there isn’t much filtration going on, leaving the user coughing with a burned throat. The lack of filtration also makes for more toxins to be inhaled by the user.
Unless you’re using a screen, dry pipes are also notorious for scooby snacks, aka sucking your dry herb into your mouth.
Ultimately, the smoke produced by a dry pipe can be rather harsh.
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Those who smoke weed regularly know that having gadgets improves the experience a lot. There are a lot of companies that work to improve that experience by producing top-quality products that at first may look like luxury or just some other unnecessary purchase, but in the end, all these tools are made to help you enjoy and appreciate what weed can give you.
HOJ is one of those companies that work to give you the best experience. The difference between HOJ and other companies is that, in their eyes, they are not making just a weed gadget; they are building a part of you and a complement to your daily life.
Focusing on retaining their main values and searching for a way to give a better experience every time you use one of their products, HOJ offers different tools with the best quality, top design, and the idea of respecting the planet.
They work every day on keeping their values present. They pay close attention to all the aspects that involve creating weed tools and the importance of bonding with their customers. They not only think in terms of sales, they think as consumers, and this gives them an important perspective on what to offer.
Among smokers, there can be a discussion about which is best: a dry pipe or a water pipe. There are a lot of pros and cons to these two options. Having a water pipe is awesome, but is not something you can carry with you everywhere, unlike a dry pipe that fits in every corner.
In the market, you can find an infinity of options for a dry pipe that can fit your necessities. One of those options is the KOL 2.0, a pipe produced by HOJ that can change the idea you have of dry pipes.
Awarded by Weed Times as the most innovative pipe and recognized by Forbes, this pipe stands out because of all the details that are involved in its construction. Intended to minimize coughing, with a smooth design that not only looks nice but works perfectly, this pipe just has it all.
Starting with the internal design, it has an innovative micro-channel design patent that strips heat perfectly and it is added to the titanium coated filter to give a smoother experience, reducing the chances of coughing.
The external design is built in a way that forces the air to trap impurities that can be annoying while smoking. Its Mako shark design works as a passive filter; the shape of the pipe makes air work in a vortex, separating the “good smoke” from everything else you don’t want to feel.
It’s built to be easy to clean, and with magnets that keep everything in place. You can just wash it in the sink and, without any effort, have it clean in just a couple of minutes. They promise to be the only pipes you will ever need, and I believe them.
Given the information above, we want to leave this one up to you.
We adore our dry pipes for their convenience and ease, but when it comes to the complete cannabis experience, a water pipe is the best for quality, cool, and filtered smoke.
Regardless of your preferred smoking device, head over to Fat Buddha Glass to get quality glassware with unique designs and affordable prices.