Unfortunately, life is not the utopia we all wish it could be. We can’t lie around in grass fields toking away at bedazzled gem-laden bongs all day in a pro-cannabis community. We have to work, go to school, take care of various chores at home, maintain relationships with friends and family, and more often than not, we have to put conscious effort every single day into hiding our cannabis smoking habits from at least a few people every day. If you’re a part of the masses and recognize yourself in these words, you probably know that carrying around a bong in your backpack isn’t always a great idea. As much as some of us stoners might love our bongs, we know that we can’t usually bring our bongs out into the open throughout our everyday lives. Glass water pipes, however, have a bit more potential for this.
What’s The Difference?
In short, the only difference is really size. Anything referred to as a water pipe, and not a bong, is just considered so because its tiny stature. Glass water pipes do the same thing as bongs do, just in a much smaller context. Whether they’re shaped like a regular spoon pipe or more like a Gandalf pipe, if it’s a water pipe, it has an extra little chamber usually right below the bowl to hold some water. The water, just like in a bong, filters the smoke and smooths it out by reducing the temperature. This works well and reduces irritation in your throat because water naturally absorbs heat more efficiently than the air does, so it makes a pretty considerable difference compared to a regular pipe. It doesn’t do it as well as a full-sized bong with percolators and ice cubes in it, of course, but if you’re looking for something to travel around with throughout your average day safely, you can’t go wrong with something simple like this.
Even if you decide to get yourself a glass water pipe instead of carrying around an actual bong, don’t feel immune to the law. You could still easily get in trouble if you attract attention to yourself and get caught using it somewhere you shouldn’t be. Always stay vigilant!