Illadelph has been around for a while, formed in 2002, this bong brand is what many people grew up on. As the glass market matured overtime and new players enter the space, this once stalwart of the bong industry faces new challenges. Illadelph is a fantastic glass company. In fact they are one of the best ever. But if you we're gonna cut to the chase here, Illadelph is overpriced. Massively.
For some bong enthusiasts, paying a premium for a known commodity is acceptable. But for most, especially in today's economy, literally paying $800 for an Illadelph beaker bong isn't feasible. Enter Freeze Pipe, your quality solution with equal or greater functioning glass at a fraction of the price. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? With thousands of happy customers we're here to tell you you CAN have elite functioning glass without paying what can easily be considered a downpayment for a new car.
Illadelph Glycerin Bongs vs Freeze Pipe's
Ash Catcher $69.95
Dab Rigs & Enail
$875 for an Illadelph glycerin bong?! In the words of Chris Tucker from Rush Hour, "who they think they kidnap, Chelsea Clinton?!" After searching the internet this was actually one of the cheaper Illadelph glycerin bongs we could find. Folks, this is your standard beaker bong with okay percolation and a glycerin coil. For the same price you can buy THREE of Freeze Pipe's top-of-the-line glycerin bongs (the Bong Dual) and still have money left over for a nice steak dinner.
For an apples-to-apples comparison, our glycerin beaker bong sells for $139.95, which is equivalent to 84% less than theirs.
I know what you're thinking, Illadelph's quality must be better and Freeze Pipe is junk. Nothing could be further from the truth. Material wise our pieces are made from the same borosilicate glass theirs is, and the translucent style our glycerin coils use have been proven to be the best way to do a glycerin coil; From both a function and air flow perspective.
Other Illadelph Bongs
It's not just the glycerin style bongs from Illadelph that are outrageously priced. In fact, we had a hard time finding any bong under $600. Pictured above is your standard, non-glycerin beaker bong. Simple downstem with little function and a pinch for ice cubes.
For roughly half that price you can get Freeze Pipe's elite dab rig, which includes 2 glycerin coils, a quartz banger, carb cap and recycling water function. And for $350 you can get all that plus an Enail with the Freeze Pipe Klein Recycler Dab Kit.
Freeze Pipe has been around for over 4 years. Each year we've seen insane growth and today are a multi-million dollar company. We achieved this growth by making quality products and innovative designs. And over the years, we've learned a thing or two.
So for some completely unique Freeze Pipe Bong and Recycler designs you won't find anywhere else, check out below. Function wise these are equal and in most cases greater than anything you're gonna get from Illadelph, at a fraction of the cost.
The Actual Illadelph Pipe
Showerhead base, UFO middle perc, largest glycerin coil
Probably the most egregious thing we saw was Illadeph's $100 pipe. Essentially a one-hitter, this pipe doesn't have glycerin or water function. Just hot, harsh, unfiltered smoke for $100.
For $30 less you can get our OG Freeze Pipe (which has glycerin) or for $10 more you can get our Bubbler, which has glycerin AND water function. Both the Freeze Pipe and Freeze Pipe Bubbler have over a 4-star rating with hundreds of verified reviews for each. Illadelph is a great company, and I get they do some things different than we do, but $100 is a lot of freakin money and the value you get from a Freeze Pipe piece compared to an Illadelph is mind blowing.
How Freeze Pipe Compares To Illadelph
Freeze Pipe is an American owned glass company with humble beginnings in Orlando, FL. Today we employ 25 Americans from all walks of life and are manufactures by trade. While maybe not as artsy as Illadelph, we view ourselves as a scientific glass company and put function above everything else. We want our pieces to be the healthiest, cleanest, smoothest hits you've taken, while also resting easy at night knowing the everyday person can afford our stuff.
Research has shown we can charge considerably more for our pieces. But that's not who we are. As I, one of the founders of Freeze Pipe, sit here and write this blog I recall the days of being a cash strapped young professional who loved cannabis. My roommates and I would save up for a nice "house" bong. Looking back at the $300 bong we bought back then compared to what Freeze Pipe makes, man do I wish Freeze Pipe was around ten years ago. If I'm being honest, Illadelph makes a great bong. But you're paying out the nose for a brand name. When you get a prescription from the drug store, do you get the name brand pharmaceutical or the generic? Most people get the generic because it does the exact same thing while being considerably more affordable.
If you need help deciding what bong is right for you or would like to learn more about Freeze Pipe, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear from you!