Updated: November 5th, 2016

We researched over 500 different bongs for sale. Here are the winners.

Introduction

Editor's Picks- Best Bongs
Cheap Bongs
Cheap Bongs
Small Bongs

Editor's Picks - Our Favorite Bongs for Sale

the JON SNOW

Straight Honeycomb Disc Percolator Bong by Grav Labs
99
INHALE METER
Durability - 99%
Smoothness - 98%
Style - 99%
Affordability - 99%

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the JAMES BOND

Limited Edition Bong with Double Slit Diffuser Percs by Grace Glass
98
INHALE METER
Durability - 97%
Smoothness - 99%
Style - 99%
Affordability - 98%

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the MICKEY MANTLE

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95
INHALE METER
Durability - 94%
Smoothness - 96%
Style - 95%
Affordability - 95%

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Editor's Picks Reviews:

1. Straight Honeycomb Disc Percolator Bong by Grav Labs

Straight Honeycomb Disc Percolator Bong by Grav Labs

INHALE NAME: the JON SNOW

This finely crafted masterpiece was built lean, but strong. Featuring a simple yet powerful honeycomb perc, its modest design has proven to be a true leader. It is the Jon Snow.

  • Honeycomb disc percolator for extreme Percolation Power
  • Prestigious Grav Labs Crafstmanship - Made in the USA
  • Height: 16 inches
  • Ice Catcher
  • LIGHTNING FAST SHIPPING
99
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$219.99  $129.99

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2. Limited Edition Bong with Diffuser Percs by Grace Glass

Limited Edition Bong with Double Slit Diffuser Percs by Grace Glass

INHALE NAME: the JAMES BOND

Good looking, extra smooth, and versatile just like Bond. Featuring a double perc and chamber detachability for an easy clean.

  • Double slit diffuser percolator for filtration of pollutants and cool hit
  • Easy to clean!
  • Height: 18.5 inches
  • Made of high-qualty heat resistant borosilcate glass
  • FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED
98
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$299.99  $259.99

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3. Inline Dual Action Bubbler by Grav Labs 

Inline Dual Action Bubbler by Grav Labs

INHALE NAME: the MICKEY MANTLE

The greatest switch hitter of all time. One of the coolest bongs that is sure to impress.

  • Honeycomb disc percolator for extreme Percolation Power
  • Dab Rig and Dry Herb capability 
  • Height: 16 inches
  • Ice Catcher
  • LIGHTNING FAST SHIPPING
95
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$299.99  $249.99

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Compare Editor's Picks Side-by-Side

The JON SNOW

99
INHALE METER
Durability - 99%
Smoothness - 99%
Style - 98%
Affordability - 99%

the JAMES BOND

98
INHALE METER
Durability - 97%
Smoothness - 99%
Style - 99%
Affordability - 98%

the MICKEY MANTLE

95
INHALE METER
Durability - 94%
Smoothness - 96%
Style - 95%
Affordability - 95%

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Top Rated Cheap Bongs for Sale

the USC TROJAN

Straight Natural Tube Bong by Purr
93
INHALE METER
Durability - 93%
Smoothness - 90%
Style - 93%
Affordability - 95%

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the VAN GOGH

Twisted Mixed Color Glass Bong
90
INHALE METER
Durability - 80%
Smoothness - 90%
Style - 95%
Affordability - 99%

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the BEAR GRYLLS

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88
INHALE METER
Durability - 88%
Smoothness - 88%
Style - 87%
Affordability - 88%

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Cheap Bongs Reviews:

1.  Straight Natural Tube Bong by Purr

Straight Natural Tube Bong by Purr

INHALE NAME: the USC TROJAN

This piece made in Southern Cali will have you high as a Surfer bro ripping some killer waves, we call it the USC Trojan.

  • Made in California By Purr Glass
  • Height: 10 inches
  • Ice Catcher
  • LIGHTNING FAST SHIPPING
93
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$139.99  $107.99

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2. Twisted Mixed Color Glass Bong 

Twisted Mixed Color Glass Bong

INHALE NAME: the VAN GOGH

An affordable and colorful piece of art that will get you high and look good on your shelf too

  • Twisted Glass in Midsection
  • Height: 10 inches
  • Unique & Colorful Design 
  • LIGHTNING FAST SHIPPING
90
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$82.99  $62.99

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3.  Straight Mini Bong with Ice Catcher 

Straight Mini Bong with Ice Catcher

INHALE NAME: the BEAR GRYLLS

The perfect travel buddy that can survive the most extreme trips, we call it the Bear Grylls.

  • Great value for an extremely low price
  • Height: 9 inches
  • Ice Catcher for smoothness
  • LIGHTNING FAST SHIPPING
88
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$84.99  $49.99

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the USC TROJAN

93
INHALE METER
Durability - 93%
Smoothness - 90%
Style - 93%
Affordability - 95%

the VAN GOGH

90
INHALE METER
Durability - 80%
Smoothness - 90%
Style - 95%
Affordability - 99%

the BEAR GRYLLS

88
INHALE METER
Durability - 88%
Smoothness - 88%
Style - 87%
Affordability - 88%

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Top Rated Cool Bongs for Sale

the CHUCK NORRIS

Flaming Skull Beaker Base with Color Diffusion and 6-arm Perc by Black Leaf
97
INHALE METER
Durability - 95%
Smoothness - 95%
Style - 95%
Affordability - 99%

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the MAGIC SCHOOL BUS

Liquid Cooling Spiral Bong - Complete Mix & Match Kit by BLAZE Glass
94
INHALE METER
Durability - 93%
Smoothness - 95%
Style - 94%
Affordability - 95%

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the WIZ KHALIFA

4-Chambered Upline Bubbler by Grav Labs
91
INHALE METER
Durability - 89%
Smoothness - 95%
Style - 95%
Affordability - 90%

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Cool Bongs Reviews:

1. Flaming Skull Double Diffusion and 6-arm Perc by Black Leaf

Flaming Skull Beaker Base with Color Diffusion and 6-arm Perc by Black Leaf

INHALE NAME: the CHUCK NORRIS

Extra thick glass with a double walled slitted diffusion chamber - and a 6-arm perc that kicks some serious ass, we call it the Chuck Norris.

  • Extra thick 7mm borosilicate glass for durability
  • Beautiful amber coating
  • Height: 18 inches
  • Ice Catcher & Splash Guard included
  • 6-arm percolator & splash guard
  • FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED
97
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$179.00  $159.20

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2. Liquid Cooling Spiral Bong - Complete Kit by BLAZE Glass

Liquid Cooling Spiral Bong - Complete Mix & Match Kit by BLAZE Glass

INHALE NAME: the MAGIC SCHOOL BUS

Puff, puff, & away on the ride of a life time with this one of a kind piece, we call it the Magic School Bus?

  • Liquid Cooling Tube with Marble Magnifier (No Ice Catcher Needed)
  • Spiral & Trippy orbit perc for extra cooling
  • Height: 22 inches
  • Interchangeable with other Mix & Match pieces
  • Super thick 5mm borosilicate
  • FREE SHIPPING
94
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$499.00  $399.00

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3.  4-Chambered Upline Bubbler by Grav Labs

4-Chambered Upline Bubbler by Grav Labs

INHALE NAME: the WIZ KHALIFA

This piece is skinny, multi-versed, and always ready for the KK - just like Wiz.

  • Designed by the legendary Micah Evans
  • 4-chamber perc spine
  • Height: 12 inches
  • Extra glass bowl included
  • Clean Grav Labs Workmanship - Made in Austin, TX
  • LIGHTNING FAST SHIPPING
91
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$229.99  $179.99

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 Compare Cool Bongs Side-by-Side

the CHUCK NORRIS

97
INHALE METER
Durability - 95%
Smoothness - 95%
Style - 95%
Affordability - 99%

the MAGIC SCHOOL BUS

94
INHALE METER
Durability - 93%
Smoothness - 95%
Style - 94%
Affordability - 95%

the WIZ KHALIFA

91
INHALE METER
Durability - 89%
Smoothness - 95%
Style - 95%
Affordability - 90%

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Top Rated Small Bongs for Sale

the INTERSTELLAR

Helix Flare Base Bong by Grav Labs
99
INHALE METER
Durability - 100%
Smoothness - 100%
Style - 99%
Affordability - 98%

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the PULP FICTION

Glass Beaker Bong by Purr
90
INHALE METER
Durability - 95%
Smoothness - 95%
Style - 85%
Affordability - 85%

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the CARRY ON

Mini Beaker Base Bong with Fixed Downstem by Grav Labs
88
INHALE METER
Durability - 95%
Smoothness - 90%
Style - 80%
Affordability - 88%

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Small Bongs Reviews:

1. Helix Flare Base Bong by Grav Labs

Helix Flare Base Bong by Grav Labs

INHALE NAME: the INTERSTELLAR

Just like when you watched Interstellar, the Helix will leave you confused and mind blown at the same damn time.  

  • Helix Spinner Technology
  • Height: 9 inches
  • Helix Swiss Downstem
  • LIGHTNING FAST SHIPPING
99
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$169.99  $149.99

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2. Glass Beaker Bong by Purr

Glass Beaker Bong by Purr

INHALE NAME: the PULP FICTION

A classic glass piece that will never do you wrong. We like to refer to it as the Pulp Fiction of Bongs. -classic, witty, and timeless.

  • Extra thick 7mm borosilicate glass for durability
  • Height: 8 1/2 inches
  • Perc: showerhead
  • Ice Catcher 
  • LIGHTNING FAST SHIPPING
90
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$249.99  $239.99

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3. Mini Beaker Base Bong with Fixed Downstem by Grav Labs

Mini Beaker Base Bong with Fixed Downstem by Grav Labs

INHALE NAME: the CARRY ON

Small enough to make the perfect travel buddy, we call it the Carry On.

  • Showerhead cut downstem and Tree Perc
  • Height: 7 inches
  • Built in Ice Catcher
  • LIGHTNING FAST SHIPPING
88
INHALE METER

CURRENT PRICE

$119.99  $99.99

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 Compare Small Bongs Side-by-Side

the INTERSTELLAR

99
INHALE METER
Durability - 100%
Smoothness - 100%
Style - 99%
Affordability - 98%

the PULP FICTION

90
INHALE METER
Durability - 95%
Smoothness - 95%
Style - 85%
Affordability - 95%

the CARRY ON

88
INHALE METER
Durability - 95%
Smoothness - 90%
Style - 80%
Affordability - 88%

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Inhale Labs?

We at Inhale Labs understand the struggle of trying to find the perfect water pipe. Our mission is to be a well-informed, educated guide to help you during your bong buying experience. Our selections have been hand-picked by our staff, and for good reason. Each bong that we feature in our articles, “bongs for sale” pages “editors’ picks” etc. have been tested and evaluated to ensure only the best quality.

There is a ton of information out there on the internet. Paired with this, there is also a lot of misinformation. People trying to push their own products for personal gain, low quality pieces being oversold to uninformed buyers – the horror stories go on and on. Our ultimate goal here at Inhale Labs is to provide only the best information and guidance for you as the buyer.

We frequently update our listings of the best pieces out there, since the landscape of this industry is constantly changing. As new smoking techniques and technology develops within the community, the ranking of the “best” bongs out there will naturally change as well. It’s our mission to stay on top of these changes and inform the public about them as quickly and easily as possible.

What are percolators and how do they help?

Water bongs are awesome because of their cooling and filtering power. Each time smoke interacts with water, it is filtered and cooled significantly, leading to a smoother hit. Percolators, put simply, are just a mechanism added to the tube of a bong to add an extra water-smoke interaction (which adds to the smoothness). The more “arms” a perc has, the more surface area the smoke has to interact with water, thus the smoother the rip. Some bongs feature 2, and sometimes even 3 percolators depending on its height and design. In addition to the increased surface area, percolators add pressure to the airway which breaks the bubbles down into smaller sizes. This increased pressure, paired with the smaller bubbles, results in a simply fantastic smoking experience.

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Do percolators make my piece more effective?

No. Although we highly recommend percolators to those looking for a smoother hit, they do not result in a stronger high. In fact, the extra layer of filtering slightly reduces the amount of chemical that is extracted. Personally, we still prefer bongs with percolators, because we have found that the smoothness always outweighs the microscopic amounts of herb that it filters out. This is really a matter of personal preference. Believe it or not, some people actually prefer a slightly harsher hit from their bong, and avoid the “fancy” features like percolators, which cool down and filter the smoke. If you’re like most people, however, you will definitely prefer the smoothness delivered through a bong with a percolator.

Another way of looking at it is that an average person can take more hits of a bong with a percolator, since the smoke is much smoother. This could result in a stronger effective, simply because you can tolerate the smoke much more easily, and ultimately consume more of it. It is not the percolator itself that is getting you higher, however, it’s just more smoke.

How much does brand name matter?

Brand name does matter, but not as much as the smoking public tends to believe. We have personally tested the quality of countless bongs. While some brands are overpriced, there are many less known brands that are significantly underpriced. Clearing up this confusion between price and quality is one of the main goals here at Inhale Labs.

Bongs are just like anything else you might buy online or in person. There are always going to be the elite, “artisan” brands that only a select few can afford, mixed in with the well-known brands which tend to be moderately priced and of passable quality. Finally, we have the unknown collection of the lesser-known, “underground” type pieces. These pieces are a bit of a gamble. You may not recognize the name, none of your friends have heard of it, and the quality is largely unknown until it’s too late. Where do you start?

In our guide, you will find a mix between cream of the crop quality and the quiet, cheaper winners. The best bongs out there just may be the least known. Bongs are quite seriously like any other item you may purchase, such as shoes and handbags. You have the designer brands, the largely mass-produced brands, and the largely unknown territory of smaller producers. It’s our job here at Inhale Labs to show you exactly what’s up with the bong industry, and point you in the right direction based on what you personally need to get the most out of your piece.

What is the optimal level of glass thickness?

Thinner Glass: Price-wise, you will usually see thinner pieces are far cheaper than thicker ones. This could be either a positive or negative point depending on your personal situation. This difference isn’t because thicker pieces are inherently better than thinner ones, however. This price difference is usually determined on the cost of producing a glass bong. Think about it, the more material needed to create a piece will automatically make the price go up a bit. Thinner glass pieces are therefore much lighter and easier to move around – as long as you don’t break it.

Medium-Thickness Glass: This is a bit of a sweet spot. Durable, yet light. Affordable, yet still of decent quality. If you’re unsure of what glass width to go with, this is a very safe bet in just about every way.

Thicker Glass: A thicker glass bong will be more durable than thinner glass, intuitively. This means it will have a longer lifespan than its thinner counterparts. For this reason, it’s usually a good idea to get a thicker glass bong if you’re looking for a more durable smoking piece. These bongs are also much more heat resistant than any other types. This can be a major positive factor for people who smoke large quantities at a time, or for long periods of time. Think of a thick glass bong as a long-term investment, whereas a thin glass bong as more of a passing trend, or a seasonal companion.

In our experience, there’s just something aesthetically pleasing about ripping a fat piece of glass. Does any of this affect smoking quality? Scientifically, probably not.

Does a taller neck get me higher?

To put it very simply: Taller Neck = More Room For Smoke = Huge Rip = High As Hell

Other factors can also influence the onset and intensity of your high such as: the herb being smoked, the method of ingestion, the modifying pieces attached to your piece, as well as the exact specifications of your piece itself.

As you can see, the taller neck (an exact measurement/specification of your piece) slightly influences your high, alongside all of the other factors. However, some people simply can’t handle more smoke per rip. For these individuals, the best way to optimize your bong use is to take more small hits with less smoke per hit. A smaller bong (or a bong with more filtration capabilities) would work best.

Should I get a bong with an ice catcher?

Almost every quality bong is going to have an ice catcher these days. And it's for good reason. The added ice catcher interacts with the smoke and acts as yet another cooling mechanism. You can definitely taste the difference. Bongs with built-in ice catchers usually cost about as much as standard bongs, and make a huge difference. This is even more important if you are a slightly less-experienced smoker, or if you just enjoy the taste of more cooled-down smoke over harsher smoke. It ultimately comes down to personal preference, although we at Inhale Labs can’t recommend it enough.

Beaker base, bubble base, or straight tube?

Truthfully, it isn’t a night and day difference between any of these three bong base models, but it’s worth clearing up confusion anyway.

Beaker Base Bongs: These bongs resemble beakers used in chemistry labs. They look really cool, and can be used/owned ironically if you’re a chemist of some kind. The main appeal of this base model is purely aesthetic, but there is one functional difference which is often overlooked. These bongs are significantly more difficult to tip over than most any other type of bong. The base is much wider than the other types, making it comparably harder to knock over.

Bubble Base Bongs: This is what most people would imagine when they hear the word “bong”. The simple, straight neck attached to a bubble-like sphere on the bottom. It’s a classic design, and for good reason. The functionality of this model is tried and true to say the least You can fit a decent amount of water in the base, if that’s an important factor for you. This is the bong to get if you’re really looking for a classic, timeless design.

Straight Tube Bongs: Our personal favorites. These bongs can provide amazing diffusion via bubble stacking and tend to not drag as much as the bubble and beaker base. Aside from these slight functional differences, these bongs are sleek and trim, with no unnecessary attachments or gizmos. This minimalist approach to bong smoking is very appealing to some. The direct and straightforward nature of these bongs really resonates with some users, and for good reason. This model is extremely easy to clean and maintain, while also remaining very effective.

What is a diffuser and do I need one?

A diffuser is just another device to add to the smoke cooling and filtering process. It sits right in the shaft that you pull from. Smoke is sucked through the diffusers’ holes at high speeds right before it hits the water. This breaks the smoke up immediately. Diffusers usually increase the drag of each pull, meaning it may take a bit more effort to get a solid hit out of each pull. At the same time, diffusers can make the smoke thicker and thicker. Diffusers are a relatively cheap and enjoyable addition to your bong, which generally result in a more fluid, filtered hit.

In short, no you do not need a diffuser to get the most out of your bong. But it certainly does help! A new addition to your piece will usually make the experience more enjoyable, but there’s certainly something to be said about the simplicity of a good bong, with a few choice additions specific to your individual needs.

How should I care for my bong?

Maintenance is a very important part of owning your own bong. Keeping everything clean, free of unnecessary residue, ash and floating particles is the best thing you can do to keep yourself and your bong happy. Trust me, you will appreciate your bong much more after a bit of maintenance work. I personally clean my bong after every 5-8 sessions. I also consider myself a pretty cleanly person in general, and my bong is no exception. I know others who clean their bongs only once something gets clogged, which is definitely not recommended. Here’s a short guide to help you clean your bong.

You will need: Rubbing alcohol (91%+ isopropyl alcohol works great), Pipe cleaners/Q-tips, Tupperware container (optional), Water, Time

Bong maintenance is relatively simple. The entire process doesn’t take long at all, and a regular cleaning schedule will do wonders for your bong. Simply pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into the inside of the bong and let it sit there for a while. In the meantime, take more rubbing alcohol and the Q tips to focus on other areas such as the bowl and downstem, as these areas tend to need more “detail work” done. If necessary, fill up a plastic container with alcohol and immerse the bowl/stem inside of this small container. This will ensure that all of the residue gets cleared out. The amount of time needed for the alcohol to fully soak into the residue buildup depends on the amount that has accumulated. For some pieces, it only takes a half hour or so. Others may need a bit more time. Once the residue inside of the bong has soaked into the alcohol (the majority will be in the base and neck) dump the alcohol into a sink and rinse with slightly warm water. WARNING: do not switch between very hot water and cold water as cracking will occur.

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