Ever since bongs were first invented, they were almost exclusively made out of glass. Indeed, most people will continue to say that glass is the best material for them. However, glass is also highly fragile and there is nothing worse than watching your favourite bong smash Into millions of pieces. However, you can now also find silicone bongs for sale. It seems that, finally, there is a way for people to bring their favorite bong to festivals, gatherings, and other locations without worrying about it breaking. But is silicone any good and, most of all, is it safe?
Should You Find Silicone Bongs for Sale?
Silicone has its own pros and cons and it is important to be aware of those. Some of the main pros include:
- That they won’t break, even if you throw them full force on a concrete floor.
- That they are made of a flexible material. In fact, you can even fold them up! This means it is easier than ever to take them with you when you travel.
- That they are very easy to clean.
- That they are dishwasher safe.
The big question, however, is whether or not it is safe. Silicone has been given a bit of a bad name, because it is so closely related to plastic. This is why, if you are going to buy a silicone bong, you have to do so from a reputable dealer that only uses high quality materials. Good silicone can withstand up to 600F, twice as hot as boiling water. However, you should not make it come in direct contact with a torch or flame, so you do also need to learn how to light your bong properly.
Another important thing is that silicone doesn’t stick. This means it is the perfect material to gather and store any concentrate. It doesn’t matter how sticky your oil or your wax gets, you can simply use a dab tool and scoop it out. Hence, you will never waste any of your materials ever again. Make sure, however, that you also purchase a dab container (silicone again!), so that you can keep things.
Silicone bongs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You can even get hand pipes and nectar collectors nowadays. The best thing about them, regardless of which one you buy, is that they won’t break. Make sure you look into the quality and thickness of the silicone so that you know you have bought something that will last. Do so and you will have something extremely portable and clean. Ask anyone who has ever tried them and they will tell you that the hit you get of the bong is amazing as well. Although the material is flexible, it is also sturdy and thick, which means it won’t move when you inhale.
Is silicone superior to glass? Possibly not in terms of the quality of the hit. However, the difference is marginal and considering all its other benefits, it is no surprise that people are switching over to silicone now.