Why Are Water Pipes Still So Popular?
Water pipes have remained popular in the smoking community due to their ability to filtrate and diffuse our smoke to create some seriously smooth, big, and clean rips! Water pipes have been around for over 2,000 years, and glass connoisseurs have innovated ways to improve their function with different materials, designs, and features we have in store for you here.
At Cloud 9 Smoke Co, you can find high quality glass water pipes and silicone water pipes priced at an affordable cost! Our water pipes come in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, so you’ll be able to find the water pipe meant to be yours.
Straight tube water pipes are the most direct-style of water pipe. Their narrow bodies and bases allow for our smoke to remain compact, and you’ll be able to comfortably grip and handle these water pipes while toking! However, our MOB Biohazard Water Pipe features a triple arm recycler outfitted with CFL design (color changing glass), which makes for an extreme difference compared to ordinary straight tubes. Needless to say, the versatility of water pipes is exactly why they remain so popular in this day and age, and it’s considered to be one of the safest smoking methods!
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We won’t condemn your array of gravity water pipes that you’ve made throughout your youth, but why smoke out of plastic when you could transition to borosilicate glass or food-grade silicone? Merging over to these materials will reduce your lungs’ exposure to harmful chemicals that are released when plastic is heated. Plus, you’ll have a sight for sore eyes and a sick piece to show off to your friends and family!
Whether you’re looking for a traditional beaker water pipe, a high end water pipe, or an insanely durable silicone water pipe, Cloud 9 Smoke Co has got you covered. Some of our favorite water pipe brands include MOB Glass, Gambino Glass Studios, Paradise Silicone, MAV Glass, AFM Glass, and HiSi. If you’re new to the world of water pipes, we suggest starting with a small beaker or straight tube water pipe. These types of water pipes are easy to smoke from and don’t contain percolators that may be difficult to clean first-hand. Plus, they’re a more affordable option to get you immersed into the world of glass!
As you dive further into the culture of water pipes, you can choose to smoke from more intricate water pipes such as the Olympus Triple Honeycomb, the MAV Double UFO Perc, and many more! Keep in mind that the more intricate your water pipe is, the more intricate your cleaning process will be. No worries, Resinate and Glob Mops will help you out a ton!
How to Use a Water Pipe
At first glance, it may seem challenging to use a water pipe. There is a technique behind using water pipes, but after a few seshes you’ll be a professional! A water pipe’s anatomy consists of a base, inner chamber, neck, downstem, slide, and mouthpiece. Not too intimidating, right?
The first thing you’re going to do when using a water pipe is to begin packing your slide with your favorite dry herb. If you’re looking for top-tier herb, our CBD Hemp Flower selection is out of this world! To make the most out of your hits, start by packing your herb lightly at the bottom of the slide and add density as you make your way toward the top of the slide. This will prevent clogging and ash taste as you burn through your herb!
As you light your herb, put your mouth into the mouthpiece and begin to suck. As you suck, you’ll notice smoke beginning to fill the chamber of your water pipe. You should also see bubbles forming! This gives you a clear indication that you’re using your water pipe right. When you have enough smoke in your water pipe, get ready to inhale!
Remove the downstem, or slide if the downstem is fixed, and inhale. Keep inhaling until all the smoke has cleared the chamber, or until you feel like your lungs have had enough. We don’t judge! This is where you’ll feel the smoothness of your smoke coming into play. This is all due to your water pipe filtrating and diffusing your smoke to make it easier to inhale and consume!
The final step: exhale! As you exhale, you may begin to cough. That’s 100% okay! A good rule of thumb is to keep water nearby. That way you can remain comfortable and cough-free (well as much as possible) during a sesh!
What’s the Best Water Pipe to Buy?
Cloud 9 Smoke Co has a vast array of water pipe styles, designs, and functionalities, so this is completely up to your lifestyle and preferences! Whether you’re looking for a glass water pipe, silicone water pipe, percolator water pipe, straight tube water pipe, beaker water pipe, or a mini water pipe, we have the best options ready for you.
Straight tube water pipes: These are commonly known as straight-shooters due to their direct nature. The narrow design of a straight tube’s chamber gives you direct hits sent straight to the dome! Plus, they’re easy to care for and maintain.
Beaker water pipes: These are the iconic, traditional style of water pipes. Their wide, flask-shaped base allows for your smoke to come into more contact with water for filtration and diffusion.
Recycler water pipes: This type of water pipe is also known as a multi-chamber water pipe. Recycler water pipes allow your smoke to go through the filtration process more than once and will create smooth, concentrated hits.
Silicone water pipes: These water pipes are perfect if you’re looking for a water pipe that’s virtually indestructible. Silicone water pipes are made from food-grade silicone that’s non-toxic and BPA free. They’re usually more lightweight than glass water pipes, and can be easily stashed for on-the-go lifestyles.
Mini water pipes: These water pipes typically range in height from 5” to 7” tall. Mini water pipes are also great for portability and can be discreetly stashed if you have roomies that aren’t familiar, or fond of, your hobbies.
Heady water pipes: Heady water pipes are unique to one another and are made from highly-skilled glass blowers! With heady pieces, you’ll usually find that they’re more artistic in nature and take on nontraditional shapes and designs. Once you buy a heady piece, you’ll be rest-assured that nobody else will have a water pipe like yours. Every heady is one-of-a-kind.
Borosilicate glass: Borosilicate glass is the golden material for glass water pipes due to its nature of being able to withstand high temperature changes and conditions while remaining strong and sturdy! As you’re smoking from a water pipe made from borosilicate glass, you’ll be able to witness all the magic that’s happening inside. Glass water pipes are perfect for visibility, so you know when to rip the final inhale or when it’s time to clean.
Silicone: Food-grade silicone is the top choice for making silicone water pipes. Food-grade silicone is non-toxic, BPA free and 100% washable, which means that these water pipes are safe to smoke from and easy to clean. Their durable and flexible bodies make for the perfect water pipe to stash and bring with you on-the-go!
Accessories and Features
Slides: Water pipe slides come in a variety of sizes, joint styles, and shapes. Slide sizes typically come in 10mm, 14mm, and 18mm, which will complement the joint size of your water pipe and downstem. Slides also have the ability to be female or male jointed. A good way to remember the joint styles is to see how the slide fits into your water pipe’s joint piece. If the slide fits into the joint, it’s a male slide. If the slide fits on top of the joint, it’s a female slide. Slide shapes can range anywhere from the OG martini-style slide, to bubble-shaped slides, all the way to unique slides that have features such as handles or built-in screens.
Downstems: Fixed downstems will make a water pipe easy to transport and handle. However, it is common for a water pipe to have a removable downstem. Typically, removable downstems are diffused downstems, which gives mild percolation to your water pipe. The outer stem of a water pipe is used to hold your slide if the downstem is fixed.
Ice pinches: This feature is also known as ice catchers. Ice pinches are the little indentations located at the base of the neck. This allows for your water pipe to hold ice so your smoke can be refreshing and thick!
Percolators: There are a wide range of percolators you can choose from, but they all work to increase the rate and exposure your smoke has with air and water. Percolators diffuse the harmful byproducts that come from combusted dry herb! Popular percolator styles include honeycomb percolators, tree percolators, showerhead percolators, inline percolators, matrix percolators, and faberge egg percolators. You can also find water pipes with more than one percolator!
Ash catchers: This accessory works to trap fallen ash and dry herb before it enters your water pipe. Having an ash catcher is a huge help for your smoking experience, because the ash catcher prevents ash from clogging your percolators and will keep your water clean.
Cleaning supplies: Having the right cleaning supplies will keep your water pipe in tip-top shape! Before you reach for the rubbing alcohol and salt, let it be known that there are special cleaning supplies made to sterilize and clean water pipes without being as abrasive as rubbing alcohol and salt. Cloud 9 Smoke Co’s favorite cleaning supplies for water pipes are Resinate Green and Glob Mops.
Joint Sizes and Degrees for Water Pipes
Just like our bodies, water pipes contain joint pieces that connect the slide to the downstem. By keeping the size of your joint in mind, you can choose the right slides and ash catchers to snugly fit inside your water pipe. The standard water pipe joint sizes are: 10mm, 14mm, and 18mm. Joint degrees are the angles that the joints and downstems are placed into the water pipe. Knowing your joint degree is helpful to pick out the right accessories and attachments for your water pipe! The standard water pipe joint degrees are 45 degrees and 90 degrees.
Why Should I Use a Water Pipe?
Water pipes are considered to be one of the healthiest ways to consume dry herb. This is due to their ability to filter, diffuse, and cool your smoke. Joints, blunts, and hand pipes don’t have this ability! Exposing your smoke to water and air helps to reduce the amount of tar, ash, and harmful byproducts you’re exposed to. This will protect your body from damage, prevent lung irritation, and create a comfortable smoking experience.
After you’ve finished a sesh with a water pipe, you may see that the water inside has changed color with ash and resin floating around. This is what water pipes are protecting us from! Sure, it’s not 100% effective, but water pipes are able to protect us from elements hand pipes and wraps aren’t able to. The water and ice-pinch features in water pipes allows our smoke to cool to a comfortable temperature, so our lungs and throats remain in tip-top shape.
Best Water Pipes Under $50
If you’re looking for an affordable water pipe under $50, here’s a list of some of our favorites!
Gambino Fader Beaker: All tokers near and far will fall in love with the Fader Beaker’s beautiful design and pristine functionality. Made from borosilicate glass, the Fader Beaker is armored up with the perfect body to remain sturdy and strong atop any surface- even if your favorite fluffy friend or clumsy homie gets in the way. This beaker base water pipe is equipped with a 45-degree joint paired with a removable diffused downstem to level out the trajectory of your smoke to a smooth consistency. To make even the fattest rips from the Fader Beaker silky smooth, this beaker is strapped up with an ice pinch at the base of its neck.
Paradise Silicone Peak Pipe: The Paradise Silicone Peak Pipe is one for the books to all avid bud users! The Paradise Silicone Peak Pipe is made from non-toxic, BPA free durable silicone ready to weather any bumps, tip-overs, or humble accidents. The Peak Pipe is equipped with a removable silicone diffused downstem accompanied by a 14mm male slide with a handle, keeping efficiency, quality, and convenience in its radar.
Gambino Studios Style 4: The Gambino Studio Style 4 is the ultimate combo for concentrate and herb use! This inverted beaker water pipe features lustrous borosilicate glass tubing ready to remain lavish and pack a punch for all your smoking endeavors. The Style 4 water pipe’s compact body brings versatility for its use, leaving you... the decision maker for using concentrates or herb for your sesh!
Where to Learn More About Water Pipes
If you’re interested in learning more about water pipes and their function and design, make sure to check out our Cloud 9 Knowledge Center!