Glass vs Silicone Bongs

Smoking accessories have evolved from using nearby animal horns and ceramic pottery to thick, unbreakable glass and food grade silicone. When you think of a smoking device nowadays, a typical glass bong or pipe is the way to go. However, there are many different types of materials that bongs can be made out of, and it is important to know the pros and cons of each before you bring out your credit card. 

Classic, Glass Bongs

Being the most popular choice out of the lineup, glass bongs are affordable and the most accessible. With many different shapes and designs, you will be sure to find one that fits your personality. Big and intricate or small and simple, these devices are sure to be a centerpiece of your home. They are easy to keep sparkling after many years of use, and does not affect the flavor of your smoke or bring unwanted chemicals in. That being said, the main con to glass bongs are that they are not indestructible. While they are made from a thicker glass called Borosilicate Glass, there is still a chance that these will break if you are not careful with them.

Fun, Silicone Bongs

Silicone bongs not only look good, but they provide a lot of the same benefits as glass without the possibility of shattering during your session. The main difference between glass and silicone bongs, besides the obvious different materials, is that good quality silicone bongs can be found at a fraction of the price of glass bongs. They're made with food-grade silicone, so it is safe to smoke out of without any unwanted chemicals. The main drawback with these type of smoking devices are that they appear as "cheap" to the veteran smoker. Some people are looking for an investment piece that will act as decor, but silicone bongs are meant for people who are looking for a long-term piece that won't break while still looking cool.

Expand Your Collection

No matter what type of bong you choose, it is important to find a piece that you love and want for years to come. At Volo Smoke, we have a wide collection of bongs, dab rigs, pipes, and more. You will be sure to find a high-quality piece to show off to your friends. Check out our glass and silicone bong selection today!

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