With the cannabis become decimalized and recreationally legal in most states, people are starting to feel more comfortable bringing their bongs along while they travel. While still not a good idea to bring on air-plane, traveling with your bong via other methods of transportation is becoming mainstream.
What makes a good travel piece? What should you be looking for? Let's dive into it.
Personally, we're not huge fans of silicone pieces as they sacrifice too much from a filtration and smoothness standpoint. But if there was ever a case for owning one, while you're traveling is it. Silicone bongs pale in comparison to glass bongs performance wise, but most are nearly indestructible. Make sure to purchase yours from a reputable company however as smoking from plastic does pose greater health risks than glass.
Pipes or Bubblers
The key here is size and simplicity. High quality Freeze Pipe glass, lesser moving parts and smaller sizes drastically reduces the chance of breakage. And if you're going somewhere with a freezer, buckle up cuz these hits are about to ice-cold and pain free. Our bubbler's percolator is a powerful and will impress, add in a frozen glycerin chamber and our bubbler smokes better than any bong in it's price range. Even if you don't go with a Freeze Pipe, looking into a pipe or bubbler is an extremely suitable option if you didn't want a silicone piece.
12" and Under Bongs
For those that put a premium on experience, going with a bong that's 12" or under is perfect for traveling. Anything bigger than that and you're opening up to a lot of risk for a true "travel bong". Higher end companies like Freeze Pipe include sturdy gift box packaging with every order to ensure safe travels. Out of the options discussed here, Freeze Pipe's Beaker Bong will create the smoothest experience, with the bubbler being a close second. Beaker bongs have minimal parts and are heralded for being easy to use.
Travel With Peace Of Mind
Travel bongs can come in different shapes and sizes and the trick is to balance performance with durability. The more you tip the scale towards one (generally) the lesser the other will be. If you completely don't trust yourself and have a long history of breaking stuff, a silicone piece or a pipe is the way to go. If you value the best possible experience, a 12" beaker bong would be ideal. The happy middle ground in all of this is a bubbler. No matter what you choose, unless it's a silicone piece make sure you have packaging or something to place your piece in. From a saftey and smell perspective this will help ten-fold.