First, let’s make one thing completely clear…
Which bong you purchase is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a smoker.
Why? Consider this:
To have a great bong is to have years of good times, clean hits, and efficient highs.
To have an “alright” bong is to have a pile of broken glass and disappointment in the first couple of weeks.
We’ve been victim to the inevitable heartbreak that mediocre bongs lead to, which is why we’re here to answer the question: which brands are truly the best bong brands?
The problem is, that question is more difficult to answer than you may think.
There are many, many different bong brands and all of them have their own unique pros and cons. To pick one to rule them all would be making things simpler than they really are. When choosing the best bong brands you have to not only look for overall quality, reputation, and design – but also pay attention to the different types of bongs, and where each brand falls.
Just check out how many different categories there are on one popular online store for bongs!
How does one simply choose the “best bong brands” when the selection is this diverse?
To pick the overall best bong brand, we’d probably look in the heady glass section for an incredible design and build quality… but that may not be the best bong for you (especially when considering heady glass prices range from $500-$2000+).
So while we will be finding the best bong brands, we’ll also be breaking down all the top brands into their own categories, so you can not only find the best bong brands overall, but the best bong brand for you.
Want to skip the research and get to browsing bongs? We totally understand. Check out the table at the top of this page to see our final results. But if you’re along for the ride of truly figuring out the best bong brand for you, then let’s get started.
First, a quick explanation of our process:
- We’ll be breaking the best bong brands into the categories where we feel they fit best.
- We’ll not only be showing the best bong brands, but also a particular bong from that brand that we feel represents their quality.
- All of these bongs will have links on their images and titles – these take you to their product page on a trusted partner store.
Now, let’s find the best bong brands. First up, straight tubes.
Straight tubes are classics. You may have a picture in your mind of a boring, plain-old glass tube with a stem and nothing else. There are certainly bongs like that out there, but when looking for the best straight tube bong brands you’ll see that there is a very diverse range of bongs in this category.
Let’s start with the basics though, we’ll get to the more complex stuff soon.
Purr is a brand that we’ll probably be seeing more of in this list, and for good reason.
Especially when looking for a simple, well-built straight tube bong, Purr is one of the best bong brands hands down. This piece is hand blown in the USA and crafted with a 6mm thick glass tubing to guarantee durability.
Purr Glass was formed in California in 2003. Their mission from the start was to create well-built, durable, and beautiful pieces that were accessible to anyone looking for an affordable bong brand.
In our opinion, their mission has been accomplished.
As mentioned earlier, Dankstop is one of our trusted partners here at Loud Daily, and for good reason.
They not only are the most trusted, customer friendly, and discreet seller of bongs, pipes, and more – but they also make and distribute some of the highest quality glass online.
This piece is a simple straight tube bong with a twist. Inside its durable 6mm glass tubing are two chamber 8-Arm Double Tree Percs. These percs act as additional filters to send your smoke through, leading to a super smooth hit.
That’s not to mention the ice catcher built into the tube. Use this in combo with the percs and you’ll be taking some of the smoothest hits possible.
Grav Labs is a US-based bong brand that prides itself on its science-based approach to creating durable and high-quality pieces.
The Honeycomb Perc Straight tube shown above is one of our favorite Grav Labs pieces. It combines the incredible build quality that makes Grav Labs one of the best bong brands, with a simple design to deliver an affordable bong with top-tier performance.
The Honeycomb perc does a great job at filtering the smoke, and of course, this piece features ice catcher to cool that smoke and deliver a cool, smooth smoke.
If you were a high-schooler dozing off in class and doodling a bong on your notebook paper, you’d probably doodle a beaker bong.
It’s what most people probably imagine when they image a bong – the classic – it’s what Ted uses for christ’s sake.
The point is, the beaker bong is such a classic because it’s such a great design. Whether it’s your first or fifteenth piece, you can’t go wrong with a beaker base.
So the question is, when looking for beaker bongs, what is the best bong brand?
Let’s take a look.
First up is Mathematix, a US-based bong brand with a reputation for high-quality pieces. This reputation has earned their spot in the talk of the best bong brands.
The Mathematix 12″ Clear beaker was made with high-grade borosilicate glass in Los Angeles, California. This bong is built with thick, durable glass and features a removable downstem with a 6 arm tree perc to ensure a smooth smoke sesh.
Dankstop, making another appearance on this best bong brands. This is simply because when it comes to affordable, high-quality bongs, they’re very hard to beat.
Dankstop 10″ Twist Beaker has an incredible twist design. This sends your smoke through hypnotizing twists and turns – along with that, it doubles as an ice catcher. The bong also features a random decal for each individual piece, meaning yours will be truly unique.
All of these features, and this bong is one of the most affordable on this list.
AMG simply stands for American Made Glass. Not only is their glass made in America, it’s also some of the highest quality glass and one of the best bong brands you can find online.
The 12.5″ LV Pattern Beaker shown above is beautiful, durable, and reasonably priced.
The first thing you’ll notice about the piece is the amazing LV print (available in multiple colors). This is a unique look that really sets this bong apart from the crowd. Along with the print, this bong features a standard 6-slit cut diffused 5.5″ downstem and a 3-Pinch ice catcher. As a result of this combo, this piece delivers a clean, cool smoke every sesh.
This is Grav Labs second appearance on this list of best bong brands, and that’s simply because Grav Labs is one of the best bong brands.
Their scientific approach to glass and simplistic approach to design finds a sweet spot of high quality and affordability that is very hard to beat.
This piece specifically is an amazing beaker base bong with a geometric ice pinch to keep your smoke nice and cool. The glass is – as always – scientifically crafted thick glass built to take the bumps and falls your bong may encounter.
So, we’ve covered the basic types of bongs and the best brand for each, now it’s time for heady glass.
Heady glass is typically handmade, one-of-a-kind, artistic, top-tier pieces.
As a result of this, to make a simple list of brands and recommend pieces is a bit complicated. We’ll be covering a couple of the best heady bong brands here, and we’ll be updating it as often as possible. Yet, since each of these pieces is one-of-a-kind, you’ll have to be quick if you want them for yourself.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the best heady bong brands.
Glass Antixx is well known in the heady glass world for designs that are – for lack of a better word – trippy.
All of their glass is handblown in Colorado, and all of their glass is incredibly high quality. This particular piece features an array of mind-bending designs on top of an extremely durable heady glass.
If you’d like to forget to keep smoking because you’ve been staring at the patterns on your bong for half an hour, this is the best bong for you.
Grog glass makes the most unique (and priciest) glass in the game. Yes, you read that price tag right – but yes, it’s worth it.
These pieces are handmade, one-of-a-kind, and incredibly designed. If your wallet can stomach it, it’s worth a buy without a doubt.
The Decaying Double Flower is a continuing of a common theme in Grog Glass pieces – they love their flowers. This piece in particular has a beautiful combination of colors creating a sort of autumn aesthetic. Perfect for a September/October outdoor sesh, surrounded by fallen leaves that match the color of your one-of-a-kind bong.
So, what are the best bong brands?
The answer lies in one of the sections above – but which brand in particular? Well that depends on what you’re looking for.
The marijuana industry is growing at a rate never seen, and each year dozens of new bong brands are introduced already huge selection.
Whether you want a simple, well-built, affordable bong, if you’re after a super-rare piece with a mind-blowing design, or if you’re looking for anything in between, the best bong for you is out there, that we can guarantee.