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Portable Bong – the Water Puff !

Portable Bong Launches – turn any water bottle into a bong with WaterPuff

In a world before waterpuff, we owned bongs.  You know, those beautiful decorative water purification smoking apparatuses?  Sure, they are awesome, but they are also bulky, breakable and hard to clean, not exactly an on-the-go bong.  So, in that pre-waterpuff world, when we were on the move, we smoked out of a one hitter, a bubbler, or whatever piece was on hand.  But what about the die-hard bong lovers who for some reason or another find themselves bongless?  You have not been forsaken!  Waterpuff is here to save you.  Never again spend your afternoon McGuivering bongs out of a watermelon, your mom’s tights and some of your window screen (your parents will notice that little squares of screen keep going missing!).  

What is waterpuff?  Waterpuff is a small tube and bowl which attach to any standard water bottle and create the perfect disposable bong.  Despite the claims on their website, waterpuff is not actually the one and only brand that makes such a product.  There is competition in the market!  Check out the Bottle Rocket Bubbler, and see which product is better for you.   The price is similar.  The main difference is this; the bottle rocket bubbler has a removable bowl, much like your glass one at home, this allows you to completely clear the bong.  With the waterpuff, there is no way to remove the bowl and clear the bong.  So, in the event that you don’t finish a whole bongsworth of smoke, you’ll be inhaling nasty stale smoke on your subsequent hit.  This is a major bummer.  You can make a little carb hole in the bottle without much effort, but it is an additional step that you should know about.  The best tricks for making a no-fuss carb hole on your water bottle are –

  1. Hold a lighter up to the bottle just long enough to make a small hole, this could get messy and make a way bigger hole that your finger can cover.
  2.  Heat a metal paper clip or safety pin over a flame and then touch it to the bottle in your desired location, this is significantly safer and more precise than the aforementioned technique.
  3. You can use a small knife such as a fish gutting knife or an exacto knife and carve out a little hole.  This is obviously the healthiest since it doesn’t involve burning plastic… which brings me to my next subject.  

I can’t write this review without at least mentioning that you are heating up and then inhaling plastic.  Small particles of plastic enter your smoke and then your lungs.  This is totally toxic.  I have to endorse the plain ol’ glass water bong and recommend resorting to the waterpuff only when necessary.  

On that note, enjoy :)


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Slimline bubbler for prep market

Slimline Bubblers from Elevate Accessories hit the preppy market

When you visit the Elevate Accessories website, the pictures boast dudes in button downs and chino’s getting high in style.  Their bubblers, clearly marketed for the connoisseur of all things fine, makes you feel as if, if you purchased this bubbler, you might get high on your back porch in some J.Crew loafers, take your golden retriever for a walk in the cool brisk autumn, then hop in your forest green Jeep to pick up your girlfriend for a fine steak dinner.  The tagline on the bubbler page is “Innovation at its finest Finally, wood and glass together! You can stop searching, you’ve found it.”  So encouraging!  How does Elevate Accessories know me so damn well?

I jest, but only because I find it interesting to witness marijuana paraphernalia specifically targeted to the ivy league crowd.  This is the perfect bubbler to accompany you while you summer in Aspen. (I imagine them saying).  Anyway, it’s good news for all potheads, sporty casual or not.  It means that the taboo of marijuana culture is shedding away more and more, and even Abercrombie has to share their private stock of models with an online head shop.  It’s like that great moment at the end of Superbad when the two friends declare their love for one another “I want to shout it from the rooftops!”.  And now, all the preppy dudes I puffed with in high school, who had to keep it under wraps lest they lose their place on the student council and compromise their entry to their school of choice, can finally shout it from the rooftops “I smoke weed and I love it!”

Yet again I digress.  Let’s focus for a moment on the bubbler. I must admit, it’s a beautiful piece with an incredibly unique and classy design.  The wood glass combo is appealing and it will look nice on your shelf, or in your hand.  They offer three different types of wood with distinctly different colors; burl, african blackwood and osage.  Depending on your wood of choice you’ll spend between $200.00 and $230.00 which will even qualify you for free international shipping if you happen to be abroad (did somebody say semester abroad?).

Elevate Accessories are a small business which operates and manufactures domestically and offers big time quality control, customer service and warrantees including a money back guarantee

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Icebong with Arm Tree Percolator – review

Consider the Icebong with HoneyComb Arm Tree Percolator

If you’re looking for a bong whose glass has a unique density providing structural integrity, and varied coefficients of thermal expansion, then the Icebong with HoneyComb & 2×10 Arm Tree Percolator is for you!  Not sure what the hell I’m talking about?  Allow me to explain.  This bong won’t break even though it can get really freaking hot (holding a lighter up to it while burning ganja), and really freaking cold (like packing it with ice).

Borosilicate Glass

That’s because the Icebong with HoneyComb & 2x 10-Arm Tree Percolator is made from  Borosilicate glass,  a sturdy, thick glass that can withstand extreme temperatures without cracking.  While many kinds of glass can withstand both the very hot and the very cold, not many kinds of glass can withstand both extremes simultaneously, as this bong’s functionality demands.  Basic silicate glass is made from sand, limestone and sodium carbonate.  Borosilicate glass is produced with those same ingredients but include boric oxide in the mix.

If your too high to care about these particulars, then simply hear this, this Icebong is seriously sturdy.  It feels nice and thick to hold and the beautiful beadwork that tops the piece provides an excellent grip so that you won’t easily drop this heavy bong.

The only structural drawback, in my opinion, is the thin bowl.  I’m not convinced it will hold up nearly as long as the bong itself.  It feels a little fragile.  Not to mention, it’s on the small side.  But, I’m quite certain that it is easily and affordably replaced, so worry not.

But enough about glass.  Let’s talk about the unbelievably smooth hit you’ll  get from the Icebong with its HoneyComb & 2x 10-Arm Tree Percolator.  You’ll get a truly gorgeous smoke cooled down by the tree percolator and the ice, with very minor drag for such a large percolator.

There is an undeniable satisfaction in watching this bong fill up.  Although I am partial to more colorful designs, there is no denying that this sleek, clear, seamless glass is an awesome thing to behold.  Fun to fill up, fun to clear out.

At around $225, this bong is certainly an investment.  Considering the cost, the bulk, and the connoisseurship required to appreciate it, I’d say this bong is not for novice puffers.  But if you are looking for a beautiful and unique addition to your collection, and cool healthy smoke is your thing, than this is the bong for you.  Whole- heartedly recommended.