If you ever plan on upgrading your existing bong it will be important to know both its joint size and gender. Otherwise, you may wind up with a new bowl that doesn’t fit. Now you may not be aware that bongs have genders but they do. Or more specifically, the joint used to connect the bowl to the stem is either “male” or “female”. So, if you buy a new bowl or stem from our online head shop and you don’t take the gender into consideration you’ll wind up having to return it for another. Read on to learn how to identify the gender of your bong and how to measure the joint size.
If you have spent any time perusing the selection of bongs, heady glass, and other pipes in our online head shop you may come away with questions regarding the different styles of pipes. In other words, you might wind up asking yourself what is the significance of all those bong shapes. And maybe more to the point, does the shape of a bong really matter? The answer to the second question is, “Yes. The shape does matter.” The answer to the first question is more complicated, which means you’ll need to read on to learn what all those bong shapes mean.
For 50 years, glass bongs have ruled the roost, and why not? Glass bongs are attractive, effective, and – if they’re properly cared for – durable as all get out. In recent years, however, other materials have emerged to try and claim a place at the table including acrylic, metal, and bamboo.
But one alternative material has managed to garner more attention from patrons of our Denver headshop than all the others: silicone. But why exactly is that? And are silicone bongs poised to knock glass bongs from the mountaintop after their incredible run at #1?
Everyone wants to know how to pack the perfect bowl. If you’re looking for the best high- and to get the most out of your weed- a well-packed bowl is vital.
Unfortunately, you probably have some bad habits to kick (ahem, overpacking!). There’s also probably some extra effort you need to start putting in, like using a screen or fully grinding your weed.
Luckily, we’ve broken down all the dos and don’ts of packing a bowl so you can become an expert in no time!
Updated in April 2022
Our online smoke shop carries a range of stunning and locally made heady glass. If you’re new to the head shop scene, or looking to better understand your options, review our expert guide to learn the essentials of heady glass.
The forbidden fruit: bong water. That which resides inside your favorite heady glass and mocks you.
It’s tempting when you’re high, we’ve got to say. You’d be lying to yourself if you said you’ve never thought about drinking it.
Or maybe you’re bold enough to have actually tried it! And honestly, how did that work out for you?
Bong water can hold a disgusting amount of pathogens if you don’t keep up with replacing it and cleaning your bong. And there’s nothing more shameful than having a gross bong lying around.
Do yourself a favor and read our Northglenn smoke shop team’s advice on all-things-bong-water – so that the next time temptation hits, you’ll remember the lessons you’ve learned.
Check out any online smoke shop and you’ll see two different kinds of bongs: stemless and stemmed.
You might be thinking: isn’t a bong a bong? Since when are there different types of bongs?
You’re probably familiar with the more common stemless bong. But stemmed bongs are worth considering!
Are you looking for something new to add to your arsenal? Check out the differences between stemmed and stemless bongs and see for yourself what tickles your fancy.
Chillums are the most overlooked smoking device. But there’s no good reason for it!
Every stoner should own at least one chillum. They should be a staple in the arsenal of all potheads, whether you smoke once a month or don’t stay sober for more than 5 minutes at a time.
Buy a chillum from our online head shop and you’ll never look back. Keep reading to learn about the impressive benefits of the almighty chillum!
Updated on September 22nd 2023
Over the past quarter-century, weed has gradually emerged from the shadows and increasingly gained mainstream acceptance. With that acceptance has come a significant uptick in the amount of dialogue regarding everyone’s favorite herb. Mixed in among the funny stories, uplifting tales, and useful information are a surprising number of misconceptions and urban legends. This is particularly true when it comes to bongs.
In an effort to try and set the record straight, those of us at your favorite online smoke shop decided to take a look at a half-dozen of the most pervasive and, in some cases, head-scratching misconceptions regarding the humble bong. So let’s get to it.
A bong is maybe the most effective way yet devised to get wiped quickly. It provides you the ability to take monster hits, and because those hits are filtered through water, they’re nice and smooth. But what if you could stack a hit that was so big and potent that it would knock Godzilla back on his butt? Well, you can. It’s called a “bong rip” and in this article, your friends at the 710 Pipes head shop are going to explain how you can use glass pipes to create the perfect rip.