The 10 best ice and percolator bongs for smooth, cool rips
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Who doesn’t love a nice, big bong rip? It’s one of life’s simple pleasures. And it’s made all the more enjoyable when the smoke is cool and smooth. There are two major factors that contribute to the coolness and smoothness of a rip: ice and percolators. Ice bongs include bulges in the tube of the bong. They’re called ice catchers, and they ensure the ice cubes don’t fall into the main chamber of the bong or impede airflow. A percolator is an additional water chamber in the main shaft of the bong. It provides more filtration of the smoke through the water for an even cooler hit. The small holes in the percolator cause more bubbles.
The good news is you can often combine both features—an ice catcher and percolator—in one bong. Let’s look at 10 of the best ice and percolator bongs for chilly, smooth tokes.
Grav Labs, known for its innovative designs, has mated the Helix with a “Venturi Chamber.” Three micro-hole, directional air intake creates a Helix swirling action. This mini-tornado makes for a smooth, satisfying hit. This piece is 8.75 inches tall and made of 5 mm borosilicate glass. $174.95
This scientific glass ice bong from Black Leaf features three blue Honeycomb percolator discs in the body of the tube. Each perc filters and cools the smoke, breaking it up into lots of bubbles. This results in silky smooth rips. The ice notches will hold a few ice cubes to further cool down the smoke. The reinforced 18.8 mm female joint comes with an 18.8 mm male clear glass slide bowl with an integrated screen and blue glass handle. The glass is nice and thick at 5 mm. $59.95
The Jackknife from Art Glass is an affordable and functional piece. It’s also one of the best bongs for cool hits. The top half is at an angle, making it easy to rip. Ice cubes can be added and will catch at the jink, which acts as an ice notch. $36.99
You can put this entire bong into the freezer for 10 to 20 minutes, and you’ll be ready for cool hits with ice all the way up the neck. The liquid goes down to 0 degrees with no expansion, meaning no more worrying about ice notches and your ice cube supply. The liquid works with the beaker base to give you smooth hits. It comes in purple, green, blue and red. $24.95
With the Eyce Mold 2.0, you don’t just have an ice bong, your bong is actually made of ice. Say goodbye to broken glass and cleaning resin. Say hello to cold, smooth smoke. The silicone ice mold creates an all-ice chamber that cools smoke to an astonishing -3 degrees Celsius. It comes with a mouthpiece, air-tight grommet, and diffused downstem. The slide is not included. $89.99
6. Black Leaf Elite All-Purpose Boxed Perc Bong
This is one of the percolator bongs on the market that has it all. Black Leaf’s Elite beaker base bong comes with a big 14.5 mm funnel bowl and an oil adapter. Smoke is diffused and cooled in the main chamber before being pulled towards an incredible 6-arm slitted tree percolator. A splash guard stops water from bubbling towards the mouthpiece. Ice notches will hold a few ice cubes for an even cooler hit. This piece is made of 5 mm thick borosilicate glass and has a carb hole with a rubber carb stopper. $134.99
7. Blaze Glass Double Spiral Percolator Ice Bong
This double spiral percolator bong is not only stunning to look at, it’s also awesomely functional. It features extra volume in the chamber; the hits come nice and easy. A splashguard prevents bong water in the mouth. The double spiral is a big part of what makes this one of best percolator bongs for cool hits. An ice ring inside the cylinder holds ice cubes in place. A slitted diffuser downstem creates even more bubbling for cool smoke. Blaze Glass uses 5 mm thick, high-quality glass. A carb hole has a black rubber carb stopper. The tube features a strong magnet embedded in the glass to conveniently hold a lighter in place when you pass the bong. It comes in black, blue, and clear. $119.00
8. Charybdis Propellor Perc Recycler
Charybdis was once a sea monster who tormented Greek sailors. Now, he’s a giant whirlpool that gets you hella high. Sesh Supply’s latest bong—as an internal recycler—helps keep your smoke diffused and clean. Dry herbs go into the included flower bowl. Smoke goes on a wild ride through the propellor percolator, then through the water of the Klein recycler. The Charybdis stands 10 inches high. $130.00
9. Grav Labs 18″ Upline Flare Stemless Water Pipe Bong
The 18″ Upline—designed by Micah Evans and Austin, Texas’s own Grav Labs—combines the power of hydrodynamics, directional airflow, and gravitational diffusion. The result is silky smooth inhales. Smoke descends from a Dewar’s joint through a bed of water. It then bubbles upward through a ladder-like stack of forced restriction percolators. It ends its epic journey through an arched neckline with a contoured mouthpiece. Thick borosilicate glass and a wide base give it great stability. $159.99
10. ‘Horokubiya’ Wig Wag UFO to Double Disc Perc Bong
This explosive hit-giver is named after the bombs used by Samurai during ground battles and naval attacks. The 12-inch-tall Horokubiya Wig Wag UFO to Double Disc Perc Bong exists to give you big, cool hits. That’s why it features two separate UFO percolators, filtering and cooling your smoke twice. The top chamber UFO perc features a wig-wag on top, giving this piece a striking appearance. $139.99