Glass water pipes are one of the most popular methods used for the combustion and inhalation of marijuana smoke, and for good reasons too. Glass water pipes provide many benefits from their use in comparison to the myriad of other methods of consuming cannabis. Some of these numerous benefits include the easy to clean method of its use, the ability to filter out carcinogens, tar, and other nasties from the smoke through the water in the chamber and the fact that it allows you to rip larger, more vibrant hits which will get you where you need to be, quicker. As you can imagine, for the reasons above, glass water pipes are popular products in the toking community. However, because of their popularity, there are many bad quality products on the market which are cheap but will not provide the high-quality benefits of others. In order to differentiate the two, we have made a list of things to look out for which sets apart good products from bad ones.
Quality of material
Whilst poor-looking materials do tend to make things lower quality, this is sometimes not the case with glass water pipes. Many cheaper glass water pipes will be made of acrylic which may seem low quality, however, it is often practical as many people will drop their product and the acrylic ensures it will not break easily. What sets apart a poor quality and good quality product is the quality of the material used, regardless of the actual material used. Glass water pipes can break easily; however, it should be thick enough to withstand some amount of force. Ridiculously thin products are cheap to produce but will break with the smallest amount of force, forcing you to buy a new one. This is definitely the hallmark of a poor quality product and a cheap vendor looking to make a quick buck.
The functionality of the design
Over the years, glass water pipes have become more intricate in their designs both aesthetically and in functionality. Functionality such as multiple chambers for extra filtration, ice water for extra cooling and removable stems for convenience have become commonplace amongst the toking community and the market. Good quality glass water pipes will be able to provide this functionality in more expensive products and keep this functionality over time. The smooth operation of a product is important to any user, and paying top dollar means that the functionality must remain. Poor quality products will stop working properly over a short amount of time or may perform poorly in the first use.
The aesthetics of glass water pipes are a good indicator of the quality of the product, as a good quality product will typically be a good looking one too. For many people, they will want a good looking product which can catch the eye of any guests as it sits on the shelf. A good looking product is the hallmark of a quality producer, as the time and care has been put into carefully craft and design a product which looks good. There are many intricate designs out there nowadays, and while it doesn’t have to look intensely complex, it is good to see a flow of design which works well and sticks to an overall theme throughout the whole product.
Overall, glass water pipes can be of good quality, and they can be of bad quality. The aspects above are good indicators as to which creed your glass water pipes belong to. Ensure that they are of good quality before you buy, and you will have a good time.