It’s natural to strive for better; some would even say it’s healthy. The desire for the finer things in life is the reason anyone gets to where they want to be. Where bongs are concerned, one of those finer things is the Ice Bong.
A significant upgrade from its standard predecessor, the Ice Bong is the next stage in the smoking evolutionary process. Many who try an Ice Bong for the first time swear by them, and rarely go back to traditional bongs. It is because of this almost fanaticism surrounding the Ice Bong that we decided to dedicate an article to it. After you read this, we’re almost certain you’re going to want to try one out!
Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce to you, the Ice Bong!
What is an Ice Bong?
If there was an elementary school for smoking, this would be something you would be taught on your first day. It’s simple; an Ice Bong is no different from a regular bong only it has been modified to incorporate ice cubes into its chamber.
In exactly the same way you would add ice to a drink to cool it; ice is added all the way up to the mouth piece (depending on how you like it) to reduce the temperature of the smoke, giving you a much cooler hit. This could be the smoothest hit you will ever have in your life.
Water is still added to the bong for filtration and to help create a vacuum effect for you to get a proper hit from your herb. The water is there to ensure you are still getting a filtered and full flavoured hit. The ice is merely added to take the edge off the harshness of the smoke on your throat. Which essentially means you can let rip and take a huge hit comfortably without ever having to worry about hurting your throat. This is by far the most appealing aspect of the Ice Bong and explains why it is so vastly popular in the smoking community.
Quite commonly, an Ice Bong will have small rivets along its neck so that ice will be able to comfortably lodge itself in the neck of the bong. After a certain length of time, the ice will melt causing it to fall down the neck of the bong into the water. This will then reduce the temperature of the water as further insurance that you get a cool hit every time.
Some more inventive users have even been known to put the bong itself into the fridge or freezer to cool the glass before taking a hit. While we don’t advise this, if you chose to do so, please exercise caution. Make sure you don’t put the bowl in the fridge or freezer with the rest of the bong. The added heat from our lighter will cause the frozen bowl to crack due to the drastic change in temperature.
While the Ice Bong could be one of the best smokes you have ever had in your life, there have been some reported drawbacks.
While Ice Bongs come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, the one consistent aspect is that they can be quite expensive. A decent Ice Bong could see you being around £60.00 out of pocket.
One thing to bear in mind though, is that while the Ice Bong is a more premium piece of equipment, you are paying for quality. If you’re serious about your kit, then an Ice bong is a very worthy investment. However, at Everyonedoesit, we have an extensive range of very affordable Ice Bongs from as little as £14.99 to choose from.
Another aspect to be wary of when buying an Ice Bong is the Ice itself. Ice cubes have been known to stick together when melting within close proximity to each other. This makes it rather difficult to remove them after a while. The best course of action is to play the waiting game.
While you could take ice and stick it in any old bong, Ice Bongs have been specially designed to accommodate the drastic changes in temperatures within the bong itself. The constant changes between cold temperatures from the ice and warm temperatures from the smoke can crack the glass of a normal bong. However, the extra ingenuity that has taken care of this has rendered the Ice Bong one tough mother.
Some users have also expressed concern about potential health risks of Ice Bongs. It is speculated that it is not healthy to inhale air at such a low temperature for fear that it may lead to bronchitis. However, these theories are completely unfounded and are backed up by no scientific research whatsoever, so don’t let this deter you.
While the Ice Bong is a slightly more premium piece of equipment, you are getting every bit of value for money from it. The Ice Bong is top of the range where smoking comfort is considered and is the first name in smoking luxury. Check out a store for a range of stunning premium Ice Bongs, to the more humble and affordable Ice Bongs for those of you on a budget.