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Silicone Bong vs Glass Bong vs Hybrid Bong: Different Bong and Rig Materials

Silicone Bong vs Glass Bong vs Hybrid Bong: Different Bong and Rig Materials


Glass has always been the most traditional and desired method of dabbing or smoking. But recently, silicone has quickly been able to show that it can compete in terms of versatility and efficacy. You can find all sorts of silicone rigs, silicone bongs, and silicone pipes on the market, with an incredible variety of styles and colors. And some silicone pieces are “Hybrids” with glass and titanium in them. So which is better when it comes to smoking or dabbing? We will break down the differences between silicone and glass.

Silicone Dab Rig Durability VS Glass Dab Rig Durability

Silicone is, without a doubt, more durable than glass. We all know the pains of breaking or chipping one of our glass pieces, and silicone eliminates that worry. Its massive appeal is that it can handle being dropped without shattering, chipping, or breaking, making it one of the most resilient materials on the market.

Silicone Dab Rig Percolators VS Glass Dab Rig Percolators (Filtration)

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Silicone Dab Rig Flavor VS Glass Dab Rig Flavor

When it comes to dabbing or smoking, flavor is a big component. Smokers or Dabbers are always considering which materials are the most conducive to flavor. We know some materials, like metal, can impact and hinder flavor, does the same apply to silicone and glass? It turns out that whether you use silicone or glass, the flavor will have little change, although Glass eakes out just ahead. You can enjoy a flavorful, smooth, and rich taste. As always, the flavor

Silicone Dab Rig Cleaning VS Glass Dab Rig Cleaning

The same appeal of silicone being durable is what allows it to be cleaned so easily. With glass, you have to worry about it slipping and you need to use far more caution when cleaning them. With silicone, that is a nonissue. You can even throw it in the dishwasher, something that’s unimaginable with your glass pieces. Furthermore, silicone accumulates less gunk, resin, and ash, meaning you won’t have to clean it as often as you would your glass piece.

Silicone Dab Rig Weight VS Glass Dab Rig Weight

Silicone is much lighter than glass. This allows not only more comfort when holding the piece, but also makes it very portable for you to take with you on your adventures. Weight is sometimes a good thing, if you’re looking to attach an e-nail , portable e-nail, reclaim catcher or other attachments a wide base or heavier piece is recommended.

Silicone Dab Rig Stowing & Storage VS Glass Dab Rig Stowing & Storage

Silicone and glass both come in an array of different sizes, but when it comes to storage, silicone offers more versatility. You don’t have to worry about your piece breaking or knocking against something and you can be more liberal with how you store it. A lot of silicone bongs and rigs are detachable, so you can store bowlsdab toolscarb caps, and jars inside your pieces!

Silicone Dab Rig Portability VS Glass Dab Rig Portability

Because silicone and glass come in so many different sizes, both are portable. However, because silicone is more lightweight and resilient, it is easier to bring from place to place intact. You can have some peace of mind knowing you can just throw your silicone piece into your bag or trunk without worrying about it knocking against other objects.

Silicone Dab Rig Grip VS Glass Dab Rig Grip

Silicone has the advantage of being extremely durable and therefore, provides a more secure and comfortable grip. Glass, however, is more slippery and can fall and chip or break. This primarily happens when cleaning, wet silicone bongs or rigs, which typically have ridges, are easier to grip, especially when cleaning.

Silicone Dab Rig Price VS Glass Dab Rig Price

When it comes to pricing, glass and silicone don’t offer much of a difference. Because of so many different styles and types available for both glass and silicone, you’ll find that they are generally around the same amount. However, understanding thickness and quality standards apply equally to glass or silicone, both can be made extremely well, or cheaply.

Silicone Dab Rig Variety VS Glass Dab Rig Variety

If you were to ask us a few years ago which has more variety of styles, we would have told you its glass. In recent years, there has been an explosion of creativity in designing an array of different silicone styled bongs, rigs, and pieces, available in so many different color combos, with different special features comparable to glass. You’re bound to find your perfect fit with so much variety available. Silicone Rigs or Bongs are also now being merged with Glass to make Hybrid Bongs, which offer more filtration options, along with a view of the smoke or vapor passing through the pipe.

Silicone Dab Rig Longevity VS Glass Dab Rig Longevity

Due to glass being very fragile, it comes as no surprise that silicone will last you for a much longer time. And with proper maintenance and storage, which is not something that is much of a concern due to its durability, you can expect to keep your piece around for a long time, even if you are clumsy.

Who's the Winner? You tell us!

We lay it out for you to play it out. For some a Silicone Bong is the perfect match, while for others a glass or hybrid is what will really float their boat. If you have any more questions about which would be best for you, feel free to hit the chat button on the bottom right, or give us a call!

If you are looking for an extremely durable piece that’s portable, efficient, and easy to clean, silicone is the choice for you. Fortunately, with so many different styles, sizes, and colors to pick from, you can find a piece that is just as unique as you are.

If portability is not a concern, glass may be your best option.

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