What is a Downstem?
The downstem is the part of your water pipe used to transport smoke from your slide to the base of your water pipe. Oftentimes, downstems contain tiny slits at the end of their tube to filtrate and diffuse your smoke by creating bubbles in the base of your water pipe! Without a doubt, downstems are quintessential for smoking out of a water pipe.
Why Do I Need to Buy a Downstem?
Having an extra downstem on hand is super convenient in case any accidents occur that result in you breaking the original downstem in your water pipe! Plus, some downstems available at Cloud 9 Smoke Co offer unique percolation features that don’t come from standard downstems. If you like playing it safe, or if you’re looking to amp up your smoking experience, having an extra downstem on hand is always key!
Downstem Sizes and Lengths
Before buying a downstem, it’s good to know which size and length you’ll need for your water pipe. Typically, individual downstems come in the sizes of 14mm or 18mm. To help you gauge which size your water pipe’s joint is, take your middle finger and ring finger and insert them in the joint of your water pipe. If your middle finger fits, your water pipe’s joint size is 18mm. However, if your ring finger fits snugly inside, your water pipe’s joint size is 14mm.
Knowing the length of your downstem will help you choose the right downstem to fit inside your water pipe without being too short or too long. On average, water pipe downstems range in length from 2.5” to 5” or longer! Always measure the length of the original downstem of your water pipe before selecting a new downstem for your smoking experience.
The Best Downstems to Buy Online
At Cloud 9 Smoke Co, we have the best selection of downstems to buy online at affordable prices! Whether you’re looking for an unbreakable downstem or a downstem with impressive percolation abilities, we’ve got you covered.
MOB Glass Gatlin Downstem ($24.99) - This downstem is made from borosilicate glass and features a 6-arm tree percolator at the end of the downstem with three perpendicular slits for optimal filtration and diffusion!
MOB Glass Downstem ($19.99) - This 14mm downstem features vertical slits that run parallel to the downstem with a closed off bottom to ensure maximum filtration! Made from borosilicate glass, this clear downstem will show you all the magic working inside your water pipe.