The Ultimate Bong Guide- Choosing the right material for you.

The Ultimate Bong Guide- Choosing the right material for you.

Choosing a bong can be a headache especially when deciding what size, material, design and that is without thinking about what budget we have. 

Everyone often asks the same questions:

 "Is it OK to buy a bong online?" and "How much does a bong cost in the UK?"  

 So in this series of blogs we are going to give you the knowledge to make a well informed decision. Starting with 

So whether it be glass, silicone or acrylic, each material brings its unique benefits to your experience here are the pros and cons for each. 

Glass Bongs

Glass bongs are over other materials as the glass doesn’t taint or absorb any flavours as the smoke travels through your piece. This makes glass the ideal material preserving the full terpene profile of what ever you are smoking; making it the most flavoursome and potent hit. As we like to call many of our bongs here at a bong shop Glass art there are so many classic,  intricate and beautiful designs making them decorative pieces as well as functional. As glass is transparent it is easy  see any  

Easy to clean: Transparent glass makes residue buildup visible and with the right cleaning products and accessories, glass is relatively easy to maintain.

Cons: Fragility: Glass bongs can break easily if dropped or knocked over, making them less durable than other materials.

Price: High-quality glass bongs can be more expensive due to the craftsmanship involved. That said A Bong Shop is the leading the way for affordable glass bongs

Silicone Bongs

Pros:   Durability: Silicone is virtually indestructible, you can drop or bash and it will not break making it the ideal piece for travel or clumsy sessions 

Easy to clean: Because silicone is flexible you can turn it inside out or bend it, getting to all the hard to reach areas and dishwasher safe.

Price: Silicone bongs are often more affordable than their glass counterparts. Check out our range of silicone bongs. 

Cons:  Flavour: Because silicone is porous it changes the taste of the smoke as it passes through the bong.

Heat resistance: While silicone can take very high temperatures, it certainly isn’t as heat resistant as glass is. 

Acrylic Bongs

Pros:   Affordability: Acrylic bongs are the most cost-effective option, making them accessible to more people.

Durability: More durable than glass, they’re less likely to break if dropped.

Variety: Available in a wide range of colours and designs. 


Cons:  Flavour: Acrylic can alter the taste of smoke and may release harmful chemicals if the bong’s bowl or downstem gets too hot.

Cleaning: They can be harder to clean compared to glass. 

Material Guide at a Glance 





Superior flavour

Aesthetic appeal

Easy to clean


In some cases can be price




Easy to clean


Heat resistance 






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