What Are The Different Types Of Dab Rigs?

Posted by Jamie Pope on Mar 21, 2021

What Are The Different Types Of Dab Rigs?

Wubba lubba dab-dab!

Whip out the tie-dye lab coats and refraction goggles! It’s time to get trippy in here.

With all of the scientific elements at play when it comes to dabbing, you may feel the need to hit up Rick Sanchez for help in setting up the process. But who could be better help than Grandpa Rick himself? Cloud 9 Smoke Co. of course! We’re gonna get schwifty and dive head first in all you need to know about dab rigs and which one is best for you.

Anatomy of the Dab Rig

A dab rig is to a stoner as a laser gun is to Rick Sanchez; sometimes you need weapons-grade concentrate catapulted directly to the dome, and dab rigs are the tool to get you there. In the most basic terms, a dab rig is a condensed water pipe fitted with a banger on the stem to vaporize your favorite concentrates. Bangers are made from glass, ceramic, quartz, or titanium. To keep the vapor of you concentrate well in control, complement your banger with a carp cap. If you’re looking to find the tools that are best for you, give our Dabbing Essentials: Tool Guide post a read!

Different Types Of Dab Rigs

There are 5 types of dab rigs we’ll touch base on:

  • Glass Rigs
  • Mini Rigs
  • Silicone Rigs
  • Recycler Rigs
  • E-Rigs

Glass Dab Rigs

These guys are the traditional type of rig. They come in many shapes and range in sizes from 6” to 12” tall. Glass rigs are usually made from borosilicate glass, which is a glass that can withstand super high heat.

These rigs are great if you are:

  • A newbie to dabbing
  • Looking for a functional, sturdy rig
  • Seeking the combo of quality and value
  • Looking to accessorize your dab rig
  • Value the flavor of terpenes

Mini Dab Rigs

Mini concentrate rigs are the smaller versions of traditional rigs. They are usually under 7” in height, and are made of borosilicate glass or silicone. Though their size is small, mini rigs pack a massive punch without sacrificing smoothness. Their designs tend to be more intricate in style, with curves in the pipes for cooling.

These rigs are great if you are:

  • Looking for tons of options to choose from
  • A small-handed fellow
  • Seeking portability
  • Want an easy set up for a sesh
  • A low-key toker

Silicone Dab Rigs

These products take the reign for the most convenient and affordable type of rig. Most silicone rigs are designed to work alongside glass and quartz accessories. Some are able to be taken apart for easy cleaning and transport!

These rigs are best if you are:

  • Looking for a durable, long-lasting rig
  • Want something easy to clean
  • The type of toker that wants to bring their supplies with them where they go.
  • Looking for a rig with vast color options

Recycler Dab Rigs

Recyclers are by far the smoothest pieces you can smoke concentrates from. Their unique, hourglass-shaped design allows them to recycle smoke multiple times before it comes to you. They range in many sizes, and some can be as tall as 8” or higher. However, we find that smaller recyclers do a good job of smoothing out your hits while delivering the same punch as a mini rig would.

These rigs are perfect if you are:

  • Wanting the smoothest dabbing experience possible
  • Seeking beautifully designed glass
  • Looking for a piece that is high quality and unique to the market


Electronic rigs are made to be the most user-friendly and portable rigs out there. They allow for optimal temperature control, and some offer a range of heat settings you can choose to vaporize your concentrates with. E-rigs are battery operated which means quick and easy heat ups and the ability to charge your rig once you’ve finished toking.

E-rigs are best for dabbers who want:

  • Quick heat up times
  • Long lasting battery life
  • Optimal temperature control
  • Portability
  • Bang for their buck
  • Variety of options and accessories
Ready to get schwifty? Cloud 9 Smoke Co opens the portal to the best glass rigs,silicone rigs, and electronic rigs out there!

Sometimes Science Is More Art Than Science, Morty...

After covering the types of dab rig and finding the best one for you, you’ll notice that Grandpa Rick shed some light into the concept of dab rigs. Dab rigs are made with functionality and art in mind, and each style of dab rig is a glass-slipper to all tokers near and far. For any questions you may have, our LiveChat is full of Meeseeks ready to fulfill their prophecy and will help you choose the perfect dab rig. As always, wubba lubba dab-dab!

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