The honeycomb disc on top forces the vapor through the tiny holes, which provide additional filtration. In the end, I was blown away by the cleanness and coolness of the hit. The Cane GG Vapor bong is 17.3 inches high and made from 5mm thick borosilicate glass, and you can choose to keep it simple by opting for the clear glass version, or you can treat yourself by going with one of the versions containing colored accents. There is no doubt about it – Grace Glass is one of the finest sellers of glass paraphernalia on the market. While you should always expect to pay for premium quality bongs, most of the GG range is available for less than $150, with some excellent items on sale for under $100.
Aside from the Vapor bong, my favorite GG piece is the Spiral Perc Bong. Once again, you see the spiraling helix work its magic, which is mesmerizing. It draws in smoke as you hit it, and both of the helices funnel towards the top of the bong. As you begin your session, the bong’s top half fills up with smoke. If you love artistic looking bongs, check out the Grace Glass limited edition range for the brand’s most beautifully crafted pieces. Mountain Jam Glass is one of the oldest companies on this list, founded “way back” in the year 2000. It operates out of Eugene, Oregon, and its website proudly states that all of the company’s glass is made right there in the city. Described as a ‘glass blowers collective’, the Mountain Jam Glass company creates uniquely designed bongs, with every individual pipe made by a specific artist – all of whom are master glassblowers and work in their own space.
Various artists are responsible for creating Mountain Jam glass bongs, which explains why the company produces so many unique, remarkable-looking pieces. Mountain Jam Glass is happy to sacrifice volume for quality, and it has become an extremely popular and well-respected brand in the industry. It is also dedicated to providing great customer service and is adamant that community and sustainability are prominent in its list of core values. Interestingly, the first pipe ever created was made in Eugene by a man named Bob Snodgrass. The site did not say whether this legendary lampworker has contributed anything to the company, but such is Eugene’s reputation for glass blowing that many of the best glass artists in the United States travel there to perfect their art. (And many of them end up making pieces for the Mountain Jam Glass company). One of my favorite pieces from the company is the Mountain Jam Glass Hammer Pipe, which features some mind-blowing inside-out reversal work (did we tell you that it produced unique items!?) The Glass Hammer is a stunningly crafted piece with reversal sections at various points on the pipe (if you didn’t know, the ‘reversal glass technique’ involves creating individual color lines which all arrive at a point in the middle of the glass. The end result is a marvelous and unique design that you won’t find anywhere else). Moreover, the teardrop-shaped mouthpiece is a joy to use and the appendage on the right side of the bowl offers superb grip, which is a necessity during a heavy session! The carb hole is on the left side of the bowl, and the quality and flavor produced by this pipe are truly second-to-none. Like it or not, Mountain Jam Glass pipes are not cheap – nor would you expect them to be given the level of craftsmanship involved. For instance, its Black Diamond Stardust Bubbler will cost over $200. At eight inches tall, it is pretty small but it does provide you with a smooth and easy hit. If you’re intent on creating a bong collection to remember, you have to include this company on your shortlist of potential investments. This is a company that has become synonymous with quality, and it’s no secret that Roor bongs are among the most sought after in the industry. Given the hype over Roor pipes and other products, it is hardly a surprise that the brand has become a target for copycats hoping to cash in on the German organization’s hard work and creative engineering. If you’re worried about owning an “imposter,” you can check to see if you have a genuine Roor glass bong by searching for the black pendant which is attached to every piece. On this pendant, you’ll find the individual bubble tag of the piece, which is a 3D pattern of bubbles that “fraudsters” are unable to replicate. Scan the QR Code on the pendant, or enter the ID of your pipe on the official website to verify its identity. All Roor glass bongs for sale are manufactured in Germany by Martin Birzle and his team of elite glass-blowing artists. It seems likely that the company name is a play on the word ‘Rohr,’ which is German for ‘pipe’. The Roor range is made from high-quality borosilicate glass which ranges from 2-7mm thick; the latter pieces being the heavier and more durable ones. The Roor Blue Series 100 mL bong looks a bit like a test tube because it is a long cylinder, but it does include a hexagonal base for added stability and a sliding funnel bowl with a non-diffuser downstem and a colored glass roll stopper. There is no mistaking the brand because the Roor logo is proudly displayed in blue. There is also a 3-point Roor Glass screen that comes free with every purchase. The Roor Little Sista bong is 35 cm tall and is made with 3.2mm high-grade glass.
The piece’s bi-stable joints are 6mm thick, and they are claimed to have approximately 40% additional glass which makes them extremely durable. As always, the Roor logo is prominent although in this case, it is in white with a red outline. It is incredibly easy to use and ideal for beginners , even though the flavor produced is all but guaranteed to be appreciated by connoisseurs. Few manufacturers in the world can match a Roor bong for quality, durability, and aesthetics.
It is an innovative organization; its artists were the first to create high-end pipes with diffusers and ice notches, for example, and best of all, you can purchase one of its bongs for under $100. Known as the Grandfather of Kush (and a variety of other nicknames), it is hardly a shock that Snoop Dogg has released his own range of glass bongs. The Snoop Dogg Pounds range features five different water pipes, each of which has a specific use. For example, one of the pipes can be used for dry herb while another is perfect for concentrate oils and dabs.