Best Bongs that don’t break the bank in 2018

Best Bongs that don’t break the bank:

The how to choose the right Bong  in 2018 guide.


I took the task to rate the 10 best Bongs I have ever used, to help you how to choose the right Bong.

It is amazing how many cheap bongs you can find. Even Percolator Bongs.
My task today will be to show you where to find them.

For validation, I took Price, Brand, Functionality, Specs, Material, and Optics as the main indicator of quality. This might help you to decide what kind of bong you should be getting.

Before buying a Bong, there are certain questions you will have to ask yourself, to narrow down the number of different options you are choosing from.

Let’s give you a peek at my favorite bong!

Pretty damn dope right?

Keep on reading I will tell you more about that beauty and many more amazing Bongs. If you curious where to get it i’ll drop a link below in my top 10 Bong ranking. This one is number 3 of the greatest Bongs by the way.

Price: How to find cheap bongs and Bongs on sale?


The biggest question for most people is probably the price point. Bongs come in a wide range of quality and are therefore widely spread out price wise. But a higher price doesn’t always mean higher quality. Often bongs made by a popular brand will be more expensive than a comparable from an unknown brand.

But a higher price doesn’t always mean higher quality.

Usually, the more popular a Brand is, the more they charge for their products.

On the other side, unknown brands are charging less to promote them selfs

But why is that?

Brand:  Are you after a logo or want to find the best Bong you can you can get for your money?


The first Bongs I hit in my life were branded ones, that my friends purchased from the local head shops. Back in the day, I would recommend them to anybody, as I haven’t tried any other ones at that point. Now I know that the most famous brands are not necessarily the ones using the best materials and not always provide the best quality on the market.

Why are they that expensive then you ask?

They are simply the ones that spend the most money on advertising and pay higher commissions to the stores to sell them!

These days I only buy Bongs from one online store that I found a while ago that delivers, in my opinion, the most value for its price.  What I also like about them is that they ship the products really fast and use a discrete box.

So don’t worry! Nobody will give you dirty looks when you pick that parcel up from the post office.

On top of this their customer service is terrific and you will always get your money back if you don’t like the product or if it isn’t as described. They are by far my favorite.

Material and Functionality: Some Glass Bongs are better than others.

It is also important to have a look at the actual quality of the product.

Glass and plastic are the most common materials to make Bongs from.

The best materials make the best bongs. Furthermore, the thickness can heavily differ. A thicker glass is usually better as it won’t break as easy and won’t be as likely to tip over for as long as it is well balanced.

In general, you will have to ask yourself what material you are going for.

For someone who smokes regularly at home, I would recommend a middle to high priced bong made from thick, scientific glass.

If you are mainly on the go or carry your bong around a lot, a plastic bong (or other nonbreakable material) would be ideal for you. They are quite cheap!

So what’s the catch with them?

The main downside is that non-glass Bongs are harder to clean and can affect the flavor with their smell.


One of the hardest things to choose are the specs as they are all amazing and add that little extra to any bong.

Some people like to keep things simple with just an ice catcher. I on the other side literally need to have a percolator or at least a honeycomb in my bong, as it smoothens the entire smoking experience. If you only owned plain, simple Bongs so far, it is time to change this now!

Trust me. You are missing out on using the best bong parts.


Percolators cool down and filter the smoke by pulling it through an extra water chamber.  They either lead the smoke through just one channel or several. On top of this, they can have other features that modify the smoke.

Percolators are like the engine in a car.  You would call a car without an engine a car just as you would call a bong without Percolators a bong.

But in both cases, you miss out on what it’s actually made for and defeat the purpose of getting a car or Bong in the first place.

If you want to find out more about Percolators you should check my other blog post out. There I introduce the best Bong Percolators, how they look like and how they work.

I also give advice on what kind of percolator to use for wax and oil for the best bong smoking experience.

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Diffuser Downstems:

A diffuser breaks down the big bubbles into small bubbles, thereby making the smoke softer and less throat irritating.

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Honeycomb Percolator:

Honeycombs are really similar to diffusers and percolators as they smoothen and cool down the smoke.

For really understanding the difference you will just have to try one of them out.
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Ice catcher:

Ice Catchers are probably the simplest and most common spec.

They simply provide a space to store ice cubes in the shaft or your bong.

Again this is for cooling down the smoke. However, it won’t make it much smoother and is often used in combination with other specs.

It is not mandatory for a good smoking experience and many top  Bongs actually don’t have one build in.


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Percolators and similar modules are usually already built into a bong. However, they can be added on. That way you can alternate your bong as much as you desire.

In doing so you will have to make sure that your Bong has a really heavy base and stable stand as add-ons can easily bring your bong out of balance.

I don’t think I have to tell you how annoying spilled bong water on the floor is or how sad it is when a Bong breaks. Do I?

Furthermore, You should make sure that your add-ons fit well at the joints to make sure you can still suck the smoke in nice and easy.

Also, you shouldn’t add too many as it will be too much work to move that smokey goodness all the way through your bong-maze into your lungs. In case your add-ons are a different size than your bong, just use an adapter.


As with anything, everyone prefers a different style and look.
If you prefer the clear, clean and scientific looking kind of Bong you will have it a lot easier than others, as this is the most popular and common style.

On the other hand, you will see every little bit of dirt on it. This can be annoying but at least you can be 100% sure when it’s clean.

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If clear Bongs are too boring for you and remind you too much of chemistry classes, there are also colored or toned glass bongs as well as clear glass bongs with printed on designs.

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I hope this made it easier for you to know what you are looking for in a bong.

If you are still a bit clueless just have a look at the ranking below. I listed some of the most satisfying Bongs I ever had from surprisingly low priced ones to high-quality pro stoner equipment.

All the way at the bottom I show you the best Bong cleaning method.

Top 10 Bongs

10. Dankstop hexagon base straight tube

This simplistic Bong is designed for easy use and cleaning.

It might not seem flash but it’s made from quality borosilicate glass and has an extra large bowl!
It is the perfect beginner Bong as it is really affordable and compatible for add-ons.

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9. Dankstop 9″ straight tube

I have listed another simplistic bong in the rating to show beginners an alternative to the previous one. it might look small but this 9″ tube is a hard hitter.

Like the previous one, the material is scientific glass, which makes it durable.

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8. Dankstop  orange fumed Beaker

You might notice we are stepping up a bit now.
This is one of the pretty ones, yet very functional. It features the old school curvy bubble base which is ornated with burnt orange colored glass.

It is 9 Inches tall and very well balanced that makes it possible to extend it with add-ons.
You will also be surprised how affordable this bong is.

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7. Mathematix 8″ raked Beaker

This little artwork is an 8-inch beaker bong.
It is quite simple but for its price a bargain.

This is the last simple bong on this ranking. If you are a beginner and get one of the following Bongs, don’t hurt yourself!

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6. classic 6-arm tree perc

Alright, there we are. Entering Bong heavyweight.

I Present you a classic six-arm tree perc bong made by Dankstop.

At 12-inches tall, it is almost twice as big as the previous ones. But it needs to be with all the specs it has stuffed into it.

This little monster features a 6-arm percolator, Ice-catcher, and diffused Down-stem.

Due to the smoke being cooled, broken down and filtered it is a super soft hitter. You will know what I am talking about when you breathe out the smoke!

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5.  Dankstop 10″ twisted

This one is a giant at 10″.

Its main feature is the twisted neck that will twist your lungs!

Everyone loves this Bong!

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4.  15″ double honeycomb perc to 9-arm tree perc

This scientific Glass Bong is an absolute all-rounder!

You can use this bong to smoke bud, wax, and oil! You will never get water in your mouth as of the sidecar design.
It Features a Honeycomb percolator and a Tornado percolator.

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3# Best Bongs Ranking

Dankstop mini tornado cyclone

There it is! The beauty you saw in the video above!

I Proudly present the tornado Bong!

This amazingly cheap bong will blow your sock off even though it’s just 9″ tall. If that’s too small for you, there also is a larger version where this one is coming from.

The turbine disc Percolator causes an astonishing cyclone of smoke that will enter your lungs while it’s still spinning.

This bong is absolutely worthy of being ranked in the top three of the most amazing Bongs.

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 Dankstop Beaker with ufo perc

This pretty thing is actually one of the cheaper Bongs.
But it will make you see aliens!

The glass is scientific, borosilicate glass. Which makes it extremely durable. To bring it sturdiness to another level it has a Dewar’s joint connecting the 90° 14mm female joint to the base. This Bong will last you a lifetime!

This Bong will last you a lifetime!

It is probably one of the best-balanced Bongs ever as of its wide base. This makes it possible to equip it with add-ons without having to fear it would fall over. But be careful what you add to this little devil or it might kick you out of space!

But be careful what you add to this little devil or it might kick you out of space!

The main feature of this piece is its rare UFO-percolator which is located in the second chamber.

Safe to say this is the second best Bong on the listing!

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Dankstop 15″ double honeycomb perc to 9-arm tree perc

Welcome to science class!

Let’s get straight into it.

What we have got here is two honeycomb percolators, yes two, a nine-arm reinforced tree percolator and a built-in splash guard! No more filthy bong water in your mouth after a strong rip.

The dual honeycombs combined with tree perc will give you the softest smoking experience possible.

Trust me this Bong is the best you will ever try. I Upgraded mine with a dab needle adapter!

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I didn’t bother writing too much about the bongs below, as their main feature is their concealed appearance.


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Cleaning and maintenance: The best bong cleaning method

Now where you found the Bong of your dreams you should also know how to keep it intact and clean.

Owning an amazing Bong comes with the responsibility of looking after it. There is no point in owning one of the nicest Bongs ever made when it’s too dirty to use.

You know how bad a bong can smell and how ugly the filthy yellow-brownish grunge is.

I remember how frustrated I was when I tried to scrub off the gunk from my first bong in order to make it look fresh and like new again.

After almost an hour of hard work, I had a scratched Bong that was still dirty in the spots that I couldn’t reach.

Luckily I found a way that makes cleaning your bong child’s play! 

You basically just soak your bong as it is, ideally overnight, in a bucket filled with a mixture of water and a special cleaning agent.

Just make sure it gets everywhere inside it. Especially when your bong has Tree Percs make sure you get every little bit in contact with the cleaning solution.

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That stuff does magic!

I use it for years now and still, it surprises me every time how crystal clear my Bong is afterward.

How to use it

Be careful!
Even though it is biodegradable it’s probably not good for your health.

I’m sure you are smart enough to not drink it but also make sure you rinse your Bong with clean water several times until all chemical smell is entirely gone.

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This Stuff right here is what I am talking about.

It will make your Bong last longer as the most common “dead” of a Bong is that a Perc or Diffuser is clogged. With this bad boy, you won’t ever have to fear this again.

I clean my Bongs every 1-2 Months. I have friends who do it more often but I reckon it is overkill. You can find that stuff here.

I hope you got some value from my stoner pro tips!

Give some value back by following this blog, sharing wherever you feel comfortable to do so, and showing it to your stoner friends!


Happy Blazing! 😉


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Cheap Bongs with Percolators: get cheap bongs online

Cheap Bongs with Percolators: Which percolator to choose and where to buy them cheaper.

Let’s face it. We all wouldn’t mind spending less money on a good Bong.
Buying a Bong with a Perc can be as easy as visiting the nearest head shop and picking one you like. But that’s not how you buy cheap bongs.

There is only one problem. You will pay way too much for a product that you hardly know anything about apart from perhaps the brand name. But by the time you realize this, you are already one with the couch and don’t really care anymore.


Let’s go through it step by step.

I. Style: There are four main styles of Bongs that all have their unique attributes.


1. The most common and simplest style is the straight tube. That means that the downstream is just an extension of the tube usually with the same diameter.

2. Beaker base Bongs are quite common as well. Beaker Bongs have a way larger base than tube wich gives them the Erlenmeyer-flask-look.

3. Sidecars are a mix of the straight tube and the beaker. They usually feature a large base with a straight tube in a 45° angle. This gives you better sight on the bowl as well as preventing water to squirt in your mouth.


So which one is the best design?

It is personal preference.

Have a look at my blog post best Bongs. Over there I list the 10 best bongs that I ever used.

What style fits your needs?


Straight tubes are the easiest to clear in one rip, which makes them good for beginners or casual bong smokers.

A little different are Beaker Bongs. They obviously have a larger volume what makes them harder to clear in one rip. But that also gives you the possibility to do larger rips.

Sidecars are pretty much the same like beaker bongs. They are designed for stronger, larger rips as the sidecar design prevents water from splashing into your mouth in a strong rip.

And then there are also recyclers.

They are usually smaller bongs made for smoking oil. They are designed for long rips that you only possibly can get with oil or wax. What is special about them is that they have an extra tube that leads sucked up water back down into the first chamber instead of up to the mouth opening. That way you can drag for unlimited time without sucking the water out of the bong.

II. Bong material Material


So obviously Glass is superior. The thicker the glass is the better.

Any Glass can break. But the thicker the more durable a bong is.

III. Natural Downstem or Physical Downstem


The only difference is that you can take a physical Downstem out. A natural Downstem is built into the Bong. Physical Downstems make a bong easier to clean and to upgrade the bong.

Generally, you should always go for a physical Downstem. It gives you the ability to change the Downstem and replace it with a Downstem with for example a defuser or any other extras.

However, if the bong is perfect already and has an amazing percolator, there is no need to have it.

IV. Extras:


Splashguards can be really useful but they aren’t a must. If your bong is a Sidecar style you simply don’t need it

Just have a look how close the highest percolator in the tube is to your mouth. If it’s closer than two-hands-wide you should make sure it has one.

Ice catchers are quite popular, even though they aren’t essential.  They will simply allow you to drop some ice into the tube. That will cool down the smoke and will soften the smoke.

Ash catchers are a must in my opinion. An Ashcatcher is another chamber that you plug between the bowl and your main chamber. They come with a percolator most of the time. That way you can add any desired percolator to your bong. The actual purpose of them is to catch all the dirt and ashes. This will help to keep your bong clean as only the ash catcher will get seriously dirty instead of your entire bong.
You can only use ash catchers if you have a removable Downstem. Also, you should make sure your bong isn’t too top heavy as an ash catcher can bring your bong out of balance and cause it to tip over.

V. Which Percolator is the best?

This is the hardest thing to recommend as there are so many different ones. I will try and judge them based on two factors.

Drag: How much suction you need to use it and smoothness.

Both of them on a scale from 1 (bad) to 10 (good).

Showerheads: Smoothness 6/10

Drag 9/10

Showerheads are only made for smoking oil.


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Turbines: Smoothness 5/10

Drag 5/10


2″ Inlines: Smoothness7/10

Drag 4/10

5″ Inlines:   7/10

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Honeycombs: Smoothness 8/10
Drag 8/10


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Froth: Smoothness 7/10

Drag 8/10


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Chandelier: Smoothness 7/10

Drag 6/10


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Tree Percolator: Smoothness 7/10
Drag 7/10


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Stereo matrix: Smoothness 9/10

Drag 9/10


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Fritted Disk: Smoothness 10/10

Drag 10/10


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VI. Additional


Allways think as far ahead as you can.

If you are not going to clean your bong often, don’t buy percolators that clog easily like honeycombs or fritted disks. Especially If you smoke oil you should probably not use those Percs at all.

Something else to pay attention too is the bowl size. As far as I, know there are four different sizes out there. 9mm, 14mm, 18m, and 26mm. 14mm and 18mm Bong bowls are the standards. Try to fix yourself on one size as that will make it possible to interchange down stems and ash catchers.


Stoner pro tip 1:
Why is buying a good bong so expensive in a store and how can I save money?

This is quite easy to answer. Owning a store costs money. The owner has to cover expenses like rent, bills, and staff wages. As the only source of income is the customer, the store will have to sell products more expensive than they buy them.
The result is that you, the customer, pay more for a product in order to have the convenience of buying it straight away instead of having it delivered to your house.

If you want to save heaps on your bong and have some $$ left to buy bud, just buy it online. Seriously its that easy!

Bongs like this beauty below are being sold for as much as 300$ in stores but are incredibly affordable online.

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Stoner pro tip 2:
Material: How to save money buying good quality glass bongs?

Buying a cheaper Bong seems like an economically smart decision.

If you haven’t found a way to earn money whilst smoking pot you are most likely to care about your bank balance.

The truth is good quality cost a couple bucks more. But good quality also lasts longer.  In my opinion, a bong that lasts me for a long time is a cheap bong.

Start thinking long term. Think how many days of use you get out of it.
If you bought a Bong for $100 for example. And it lasts for 5 years. You will end up paying 20$ per year, which is a pretty sweet deal.

If you bought a Bong for $50 on the other hand and it only lasts 3 month due to its thin, low-quality glass and overall poor quality you will spend $200 per year on your bong. 

Below a good example for a cheap bong. The price is under $100 and it can last you decades if treated well.


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Stoner pro tip 3:
Brand: Why you are being silly buying big Brands.

There are Products where the famous, more expensive brands are definitely superior. For example Cars or Power-tools. This is because those brands have a long history of making these often very complicated products.

But Guess what? Bongs aren’t one of these products. Making Bongs isn’t rocket science. In Fact, Bongs are just devices similar to Chemical equipment, simplified and made look nicer. As Chemical instruments made from glass are around for quite a while already there is not much knowledge that needed to be acquired to make quality Bongs. That’s why I would never pay more than 100$ for a bong. Cheap Bongs should be between 50 and 100 bucks. It is a whole different

That’s why I would never pay more than 100$ for a bong. Cheap Bongs should be between 50 and 100 bucks. It is a whole different story if it’s a supersized bong or has tons of percolators.

Why are some brands so damn expensive then?


There are different approaches to selling a product.
One is selling a quality product for what it is worth. This relies on the product being known or recommended.

Another way is to pay large amounts of money to promote the product. For example renting Billboards, Tv-Adverts or even hiring a prominent person to promote it. So Obviously the Bong Brand will have to pay for this. In order to make a profit, they will have to increase the price.

At this stage, they are selling a product that is more expensive than a comparable, same quality Bong. That’s why there are certain brands that just don’t sell cheap bongs, as i like to call them.

What do I mean with cheap bong anyways?

When I refer to cheap bongs I don’t mean low-quality Bongs. With cheap Bongs I mean Bongs that are worth their money. So please don’t get confused when I refer to a Bong that has 30 percolators and is 10 feet tall but cost 250$ as a cheap bong.

So if you wanna donate some of your hard-earned money to Snoop Dogg or whoever promotes them, go ahead. Keep on buying the big brands.

But I Guess you rather buy yourself something nice.
I mean just check out the one below.

You can easily find a great Bong for under $100 online. Probably even under $75!


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I know so many people that just don’t know how to find the cheap bongs. Isn’t it sad to see people doing something stupid without them noticing? Witnessing them wasting money.

I mean don’t get me wrong, I agree to the point that it’s smarter to buy something that is a bit more expensive but last way longer. However,  paying more money for a product that is the same material, same specs, and the same size than a competitors product is just stupid. That’s not how you buy a cheap bong. And no that bong won’t last longer because it was more expensive. People need to understand that price doesn’t equal quality. Quality equals price. If you don’t get this you will never be able to find the cheap bongs or anything reasonably priced in general.


Final words

I hope this helped you understand what to look for in a bong and how to not get ripped off.
If the examples I picked for you didn’t match your taste, this is where I pick my cheap bongs from that last me years.

Make sure you show this to your friends and share it on social media. That way you can help support a stoner band that keeps it real and cares about their customers by providing good, quality and yet cheap bongs.

Peace out!