What Are Bubblers?

Bubbler pipes are weed smoking devices that use water filtration to cool and clean smoke. They are smaller than bongs, come in numerous designs and can be made from glass or silicone. The main components of Bubbler pipes include a bowl, water tank and a mouthpiece. The appeal of bubblers is smooth tokes without the hassle, cleaning and maintenance associated with larger water pipes. Bubblers are fun to smoke, easy to travel with and strong enough to handle group sessions or parties.

Smoother Clouds & Less Coughing With Freeze Pipe's Bubblers

Freeze Pipe is a small American-owned online smoke shop that makes a unique line of freezable bongs, dab rigs, bubblers, spoon pipes, and more. These thick glass pieces all feature various combinations of glycerin coils, which work to cool smoke down by over 300 degrees.

⛄ Icy smooth smoking experience that outperforms non-glycerin bubblers

❄ Enjoy bigger tokes without the throat burn, coughing attacks, or water chugging

⏰ 1-hour freeze is all you need, but it's okay to freeze our glycerin chambers for longer (days, weeks, doesn't matter)

📦 Free & Discreet Shipping

⭐ 4.8 Star rating across all bubblers over 200 reviews

What Is Glycerin?

freezing glycerin chamber

The key ingredient that cools the smoke by over 300 degrees. Glycerin is a non-toxic fatty gel that's commonly found in food and sweeteners. It freezes quicker than water and stays frozen longer. It also doesn't expand and contract like water does so there's no added pressure on the glass. Pop this baby in the freezer for 1-hour and it'll stay cold for you and your friends to get where you wanna go.

How Do Bubblers Work?

As weed burns smoke travels from the bowl into a percolator where the filtration process begins. As smoke and water molecules interact particles of plant matter, ash and tar become cleaned and stay behind in the water tank. When weed smoke hits the cooler water in the bubbler’s water tank it's instantly chilled, and 99% of bubblers stop there. But for Freeze Pipe’s bubbler pipe, the fun is just getting started. Next on the smoke's journey is a trip through a frozen glycerin filled chamber for maximum smoothness and refreshment. Be careful however, the chilling effect is very real. And many first time users don't realize how large of a hit they take until after the fact.

How Do I Use A Bubbler?

Stat by filling up the bubbler with an appropriate amount of water. Make sure to grind your herb, place it in the bowl and insert said bowl onto to the top of the bubbler. Light the herb and begin to inhale. Smoke will percolate and fill the water chamber. When a sufficient amount of smoke as filled the tank remove the bowl and the smoke will rush from the tank and into your mouth.

How Much Water Do I Put In A Bubbler?

Place just enough water in the bubbler so the percolators are slightly submerged. You can always do a dry run with no weed in the bowl. If the air-flow poor, take some water out. If no percolation is happening, add water.

How Much Do Bubblers Cost?

Bubbler pipes can cost anywhere from $40 to over $200. Silicone bubblers are cheaper than glass bubblers but don’t hit as smooth. It’s best to buy a bubbler from a reputable brand as cheap glass bubblers or poorly made silicone ones can result is breakage, poor performance and potentially negative health side effects.

Bubbler Reviews


"The Hammer bubbler is top shelf excellence. My smoking experience with this bubbler is nothing short of amazing, I get smooth and cool hits. The overall look of the Hammer bubbler is sexy and stylish. I have not used any of my other pieces since I got my Hammer bubbler. I give my bubbler a 10 out of 10 hands down!"

- Geezie, Bubbler Customer



"I gotta say, this bubbler pro HITS!! I’m a bong dude for sure and this little piece rips just as hard as ANY bong!! Smooth, clean and tasty hits! The bowl is great too! Cleans up nicely."

- Anthony, Bubbler Pro Customer

Types Of Bubblers

While usually relatively small in stature, bubblers come in all shapes and designs. They can be all one piece of glass or have multiple parts with light assembly required. Bubblers can be made from different materials such as glass or silicone. Just like bongs, different types of bubblers can use various percolators each with their own unique feel, advantages and disadvantages.

Hammer Bubblers

Typically regarded as the best type of bubbler, hammer bubblers are named after their shape. With more room in the water tank this style allows for better percolators to be used. Bubblers are always portable, but some bubblers are so minute in size they offer little in the way of water filtration. Freeze Pipe's hammer bubbler offers two unique features; a glycerin coil for extreme cooling power and smoothness, and the parts are detachable which makes cleaning a breeze. As seen below cleaning bubblers is one of the biggest bugaboos in the industry.

sherlock bubbler

Sherlock Bubblers

A classic style bubbler with one fatal flaw, cleaning. There's 2 ways water can enter or exit a sherlock bubbler; Where you put your mouth or where you put the herb. Neither of which is ideal for dirty / ashy water to exit from. It's easy for resin and other debris to become trapped in this style and considering the wild designs sherlock's usually come in it's hard to see if the inside is actually clean. Frequently limited in the type of percolator used there are better options from a smoothness and maintenance perspective.

sidecar bubbler

Sidecar Bubblers

A hybrid of hammer and sherlock bubblers, sidecar bubblers have a decent sized water tank and the mouthpiece sits on either side. While the mouthpiece on hammers usually points down and up on Sherlocks, the mouthpiece on sidecars come in both angles. Typically offering better percolation than the sherlock style, sidecar bubblers still suffer from the fatal hard to clean flaw. Cleaning most bubblers isn't fun so getting detachable bubbler like Freeze Pipe's saves a ton of time and headache.

double bubbler

Double Bubblers

A hybrid of hammer and sherlock bubblers, sidecar bubblers have a decent sized water tank and the mouthpiece sits on either side. While the mouthpiece on hammers usually points down and up on Sherlocks, the mouthpiece on sidecars come in both angles. Typically offering better percolation than the sherlock style, sidecar bubblers still suffer from the fatal hard to clean flaw. Cleaning most bubblers isn't fun so getting detachable bubbler like Freeze Pipe's saves a ton of time and headache.

Bubbler Shopping Tips

Freeze Pipe has the best bubbler for sale and with an average rating of 4.8 stars and 200 reviews it's easy to see why. When it comes time to buy your next bubbler pipe, whether it's ours or not there are a few things to keep in mind whilst doing your shopping.

Get One That Breaks Down

Different types of bubblers like Sherlock Bubblers and sidecar bubblers are one piece of glass and a nightmare to clean. With this style, your dirty and clean water can only pass through where your dry weed is supposed to go. This is bad for sanitary reasons, but also the water just kinda trickles in and out and takes FOREVER! Often these designs are colored and you're unable to see how much water you're putting in and when to stop. Do yourself a favor and buy a piece that breaks down. Cleaning will be much easier and you'll actually the replace the dirty water inside it as often as you should.

Buy Your Next Bubbler Online With Peace of Mind

Buying a bubbler online doesn't have to be scary. Freeze Pipe offers shipping coverage for every item at checkout for a fraction of the cost. For example full shipping coverage for the standard bubbler is .85. This will fully protect against any damages that happen in transit or if the package becomes lost or stolen. Regardless of shipping coverage is purchased every order is handled and packed by a Freeze Pipe employee from our own warehouse. We take immense pride in packing every order safely and in the rare instance that a glass unit does break in transit filing a claim is easy and our team will walk you through the entire process.

Save Money By Buying Direct

Online headshops can offer good deals, but a place like Freeze Pipe that's the manufacturer AND seller can offer the best deals. Unlike physical headshops or online headshops that sell other brands, Freeze Pipe has zero middlemen driving up costs. We do all the production, packing and shipping by Freeze Pipe employees from our own warehouse. We're not incentivized to sell you what we get rebates on, our only goal is to build the best bubblers possible that we actually do and would want to use, all while pricing affordably so everyday people can enjoy our craftsmanship.

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Why Buy Your Next Bubbler From Freeze Pipe

Quality borosilicate glass, excellent percolators and powerful glycerin cooling. If you're tired of the throat burn, couging attacks and hurt lungs when you light up it's time to fight fire with ice and try a glass bubbler from Freeze Pipe.

Free & Discreet Shipping

Discrete packaging ensure this shipment looks like everything else. Shipping is always free for domestic orders. International shipping fees are calculated at checkout.

Shipping Coverage Available

Freeze Pipe offers shipping coverage on every purchase. Said coverage will be available to buy at checkout. Coverage will fully replace any unit(s) that are broken, lost or stolen in transit.

Return Policy

Due to legal reasons, we cannot accept used returns. In the rare instance you're not happy with our products please contact the Freeze Pipe customer service team we will do everything in our power to remedy the situation.

World Class Customer Support

Buying a bong online can be confusing. With so many styles, materials, and jargon many consumers get frustrated shopping for the best piece. Freeze Pipe's water pipes follow a good-better-best model with few anomalies. With that said, everyone has their own style and there are some nuanced bong shopping decisions that need to take into consideration. We invite you to email customerservice@thefreezepipe.com with any questions, no matter how trivial they may seem. We're also available via text or social media.

Bubblers vs Bongs

Can't decide between buying a glass bubbler or bong? The best question to ask yourself is where and how many people will you be smoking weed with? Also, how much energy do you want to invest in maintaining the piece. Bubblers will be easier to use and clean and with our glycerin coil the Freeze Pipe Hammer Bubbler hits better than most bongs do.

Choosing Between a Bubbler And A Pipe

Both bubblers and pipes are heralded for their portability and discreteness. Bubblers will always smoke better than handpipes because they have water filtration. Not only does water filtration cool smoke, but it removes carcinogens for a healthier smoking experience. Bubblers are bigger than pipes which can also help take bigger hits. The advantages pipes have is how easy they are to use, and in a pinch, can be made from various household items such as an apple. When smoking a bubbler the bowl acts as the carb hole on pipes. When you’re ready to inhale smoke with a pipe you remove your thumb from the carb hole and said smoke will come rushing into your system. When smoking bubblers the same principle applies but you’ll remove the bowl when it’s time to inhale.

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