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A weed pipe collection with glass pipe and silicone favorites! Whether you use medical marijuana or recreational marijuana, you will find a great selection of weed bowls. Smoke your legal cannabis products from our best-selling glass pipes and some in a silicone smoking bowl! 

In the cannabis world, ease of use and portability are among two of the most important features that your tools should embody. If you’re someone who prefers dry herbs, nothing matches this description more than weed hand pipes. But while these tools are relatively well-known, the truth is that there are so many options out there, it can be hard to find the perfect product for your needs. If you want to add a weed bowl to your collection, let’s dive into this informative guide to learn everything you need to know about traditional hand pipes. 

Weed Pipe

Have you ever seen any old movies or tv shows where someone is smoking tobacco out of a pipe? Have you ever seen any new media where someone is doing the same with a longer, more straight instrument? If so, you are already likely familiar with a weed pipe, whether you’ve seen it in person or in entertainment. Smoking bowls are products that help you easily consume your bud without any of the extra bells or whistles that come with other smoking tools. Just grind up your herb, pack them in, and enjoy. 

What to Consider When Buying a Hand Pipe 

Let’s be clear: weed pipes are everywhere. That being said, picking up the first one that you see may not be the best investment. Instead, consider some of the considerations that we’ll be listed below. 

Comfortability

When handling it, it should feel natural in your hands. If you’re handling a material that doesn’t feel great or if you find it difficult to maintain your grip on your pipe (because it’s too long, you keep burning your fingers, etc.), it’s not the right one for you.

Carb Hole

If you’re unfamiliar with weed bowls, you may not know what a carb is. A carb is a small hole located on the side of your pipe that you cover up when you’re smoking. This allows you to get a clean pull from the bowl as it travels down the stem. Once your bud has stopped burning, you can release your finger from the hole to introduce air to the stem and clear the smoke out. The carb should be located in a place that’s not difficult to reach when you’re holding your pipe in your hand. 

Length 

Long pipes look cool, but they’re not always the best to use when you have to support them throughout the entire smoking process. Meanwhile, pipes that are too short can be difficult to hold and may expose your fingers to the flame too frequently to enjoy your weed. Get something that falls in the middle!

Smoking Bowl Size 

If you’re someone who only smoked a little bit at a time, chances are that a smaller bowl is a better fit for you. If you prefer to smoke massive bowls, go for something a little bigger. As it is with pipe length, your bowl size is unique to you and you should look for something that matches your personal needs. 

What's a Weed Pipe Made From?

Yes! The $5 bin at your local headshop filled with acrylic accessories isn’t the only type that you can choose from. In fact, there are a host of different pipe materials you can use to get a unique smoking experience each time you hit your weed. Some of the materials you can choose from include:  

Handmade

Handmade weed pipes aren’t a type of material, but it’s important to mention these types of goods here. Why? Great handmade pipes can offer you the experience that you would get from a professionally made product. However, bad pipes can be hard to smoke from or even lead to health problems and injuries (take the rise in crystal pipes that can degrade and damage your lungs, for example). Whether you make your own pipes or buy one from a handmade store, be very careful about your purchase. 

Glass 

Glass pipes are among the most popular hand pipes as they are both affordable and allow you to preserve the flavor of your herbs as they travel through the bowl and out of the mouthpiece. With that in mind, there are multiple types of glass that pipe makers will use when they are creating your perfect pipe. Let’s dive into a few of these glass types. 

Dichroic Glass 

Dichroic glass is a type of glass that displays one of two color options depending on the lighting of the setting that you’re in. This doesn’t impact the quality of your smoking experience, but it can be a unique feature that enhances some of the pipes you have in your collection. If you value both quality and personality, consider looking for a pipe made from dichroic glass. 

Fumed Glass

Don’t worry, this type of glass doesn’t actually contain any scents. Rather, fuming is a type of technique that allows glass makers to vaporize precious metals into the glass pieces that they’re making. This results in a very unique look that other smokers are sure to appreciate when they’re hitting your pipe. As with the above suggestion, looking for fumed glass pipes can help you get a bit more personality from your products. 

Borosilicate Glass 

Borosilicate glass is the type of glass employed in most pipe-making projects due to the fact that the mixture of materials used for this glass is heat resistant, which is perfect for when you’re actively applying heat directly to the herbs in your bowl. There’s nothing truly special about this type of glass in your pipe, but it’s a type of glass you should know about as you’ll likely encounter it frequently. 

Silicone

Are you someone who tends to drop things? Are you worried that you’re going to accidentally drop your weed pipe and shatter it? If so, you may be better suited for a silicone hand pipe. Silicone is a much more flexible material that’s far harder to destroy. Additionally, it’s much easier to clean as you can rinse it, boil it to remove residue, or even freeze it so that the chunks of residue will come off when the silicone is squeezed. Silicone is often much more affordable as well!

Wood 

Wood pipes give you the traditional pipe feel that one expects when one thinks of pipes. Depending on the type of wood you choose, the overall design and feel will vary. These products are easy to tote around and often come with extra accessories to make sure that you’re taking good care of them. If you want to invest in something timeless and classic, go with a wooden hand pipe!

FAQ on Weed Pipes 

Insofar, we’ve covered the types of weed pipes there are and the considerations you need to make when you decide to buy a weed pipe. However, you may still have a few questions that have yet to be cleared up. Here are a few FAQs on weed pipes that we hear. 

Do I Need a Glass Screen?

Most people will start smoking, only to draw a piece of bud through the stem and into their mouth. Besides being a choking hazard, getting a taste of raw or burnt bud is never fun. Although you don’t need one, you may wish to purchase a glass screen. A glass screen helps filter the smoke and ash through while keeping all of the bud on the surface of the screen. It’s not essential, but it can be helpful!

Why are Spoon Pipes the Most Popular?

Spoon pipes, the types of pipes that you see everywhere with a straight stem and bowl, are the easiest to use for most people. All you have to do is load your weed in, hold the lighter to your bud, hold your finger over the carb, and take a hit. While there are other types of pipe designs out there, these can be more difficult to use and aren’t beginner-friendly. Put simply, this design is the most popular because most beginner and experienced enthusiasts tend to gravitate towards it rather than other pipes they may encounter. 

Jump online or go to any smoke shop and weed hand pipes will be there. These products are essential in any smoker’s collection. But while the concept may be straightforward, there’s far more to the weed pipe than meets the eye. Whether you’re looking to broaden your horizons and try out different pipes than you may already have or you’re completely new to cannabis tools and need all the information you can get to make an educated purchase, the guide above will give you everything you need to understand weed hand pipes and find a product that will support your needs excellently.  

Weed Pipes for every stoner

There are many ways to consume marijuana or hemp CBD; smoking using a weed pipe is one of the most common and accessible ways. Weed pipes come in various forms, such as chillums, spoon pipes, Sherlock pipes, bubblers, and steamrollers. Each type of unique glass pipe bears characteristics that differ from other glass bowls.

The best way to smoke weed is with a weed pipe.

Cannabis nowadays can be eaten, vaped, dabbed, and even rubbed. Still, smoking out of a pipe is the most popular way to get high, and pipes have been smokers' best friends for years. Personal, simple, and practical; there isn't a more straightforward smoking method than using a pipe; some people may argue that it is the best way to smoke weed.

Weed Bowl and Marijuana Pipes

Weed bowl and marijuana pipes are great on-the-go, low odor, portable, and reliable ways to smoke. In the beginning, pipes were limited to wood and glass materials. Nowadays, there are as many different materials used in pipe making as you would even imagine. Besides that, pipe makers always come up with new designs and innovations to make better pipe-smoking experiences.

Hand Pipes

Hand pipes are some of the most common ways to smoke. These hand pipes are compact and portable; they also do not require water, so that you can use them anywhere.

Take your favorite pipe on a hike, to a music festival, or snowboarding! If you prefer water filtration in the palm of your hand, check out our selection of bubblers. Mile High Glass Pipes offers a wide selection of glass spoon pipes and silicone hand pipes, in various designs and sizes.

Hand pipes are the classic, old-school smoking device used by your parents and grandparents. Often referred to as smoking a "bowl" our borosilicate glass pipes are perfect for tokers of all kinds.  Unless you are looking for a bubbler, glass hand pipes typically offer you a dry smoke, meaning there is no water-based diffusion of your smoke.

While some may prefer a bong or dab rig instead, hand pipes like spoons and Sherlock pipes offer the convenience of easy travel and portability.

To smoke dry herbs, tobacco, or other legal substance out of your hand pipe, you simply need to pack the material into the bowl chamber, ignite with a flame, and go!

Often times there is a hole on the side known as a "carb" which acts as a way to clear your smoke and alter your airflow. 

Spoon Pipes

Spoon pipes are the quintessential smoker's tools. Pocket-sized and easy to use, spoon pipes also come in an infinite array of designs and colors. 

Spoons, which are not for eating or stirring unless you want to make a real mess, feature three main parts:

At one end, they feature an indented chamber with a hole called the bowl. This chamber is where smokers will pack and light their favorite herbs. Spoons typically feature carburetors (also known as the carb) at the same end as the bowl.

Carbs function to let air into the pipe so that smoke can be easily cleared. The neck and mouthpiece sit at the other end of the spoon to direct the smoke to the user’s mouth.

In terms of artistry, there are fewer variables in constructing a spoon than a water pipe, but they remain a wonderful way to show off your favorite artist’s work on the go without lugging around an expensive functional tube. Despite their straightforward nature, making a hand pipe still requires a large amount of training and experience.