Choosing Your First Glass Pipe

Glass pipes are extremely popular—and for good reason. These types of pipes are durable, easy to clean and can improve your smoking experience. That said, it’s important to only buy top-quality pipes from reputable dealers.

Below, we cover several things to look for when buying a glass pipe. Use this information to find a great glass pipe that will last for years to come.

Consider the different types of glass pipes

One of the main things people love about glass pipes is that they come in several different styles, including spoon pipes, sherlock pipes, color-changing pipes and theme pipes. When choosing your first glass pipe, it’s good to consider all your options. For example, if you’re looking for something portable and easy to use, go with a spoon pipe, which features a wide bowl. When you want something more decorative, consider theme pipes, which can look like animals, cartoon characters and much more.

Don’t skimp on quality

One of the most important things to look for when buying a glass pipe is quality glass. Thick borosilicate glass is the best option for glass pipes, as it’s difficult to break. While borosilicate glass pipes may be a bit more expensive than less-quality pipes, they’re almost always worth the extra cost.

Make sure the pipe only features glass parts, as cheaper options may have rubber or plastic components. These materials, when in pipes, are unsafe and hard to clean.

Look for a great price

Buying a top-quality glass pipe doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. In fact, many people prefer glass pipes because they’re more inexpensive than other types. A good glass spoon pipe may only cost around $20 from certain dealers. Avoid purchasing anything too cheap from a gas station or online source, as these often feature low-quality materials. If you’re looking for an extravagant glass pipe to proudly display in your home, you might end up paying $100 or even more.

Larger glass pipes are almost always more expensive, which is why we recommend getting something smaller for your first glass pipe. You’ll want to also spend some of your budget on the right glass-cleaning supplies, lighters and grinders.

Buy from a reputable dealer

While buying glass pipes online may seem easier, it’s often better to visit a local smoke shop with a great reputation, especially when purchasing your first pipe. Trying to buy your first glass pipe online could take hours of research—and you still might end up with something low quality. On the other hand, an expert at your local smoke shop could help you find the perfect pipe. They can also show you how to clean and take care of it.

Looking for the perfect glass pipe?

As you can see, there are several things to look for when buying a glass pipe. Use these tips when choosing your first glass pipe at a local smoke shop. At Emporium Tobacco & Gifts, we have a huge variety of beautiful and durable glass pipes.