A water pipe or better known as a “bong” is a must have item for any experienced smoker. They get you really stoned really fast and are sometimes even art pieces. Bongs are investment pieces so you want to make sure you choose the right one, but not break the bank.

When looking into investing a water pipe you want to look for quality, thickness (of glass), downstem, filters (or percs), and functionality. And if you’re looking for something you can display in your room than of course aesthetic appeal is something to look for as well.

A standard high quality glass bong cost between $100 – $500. You could go for a cheaper option likes a acrylic water pipe, or a lower quality glass bong but ultimately you get what you pay for. A $20 bong performs a lot differently than a $400 one. The more you spend the longer your item will last and the better it will perform. But that’s doesn’t necessarily mean you have to buy a $10,000 bongto properly toke up. That’s just ridiculous.

You can get the most bang for your buck, without spending all your bucks. Here are some great choices for bongs under $150.

12″ Spiral Water Pipe

Price: $59.95

Height: 12 inches

Thickness: 4mm Borosilicate Glass

This spiral bong looks more like a cool coffee table decoration than a bong. It’s design is simple but colorful. And the spiral work in the middle creates mesmerizing smoke while you toke. The only con it is doesn’t have a perc, however if you want something simple and smooth this still works very well.

Stemless Turbine Water Pipe by Diamond Glass

Price: $69.95

Height: 8 inches

Thickness: 5mm Borosilicate

Do not be fooled by the size of this thing. This small water pipe by very popular Diamond Glass packs a lot of punch. It is very neatly crafted with a beautiful turbine perc. The glass thickness is amazing throughout, including the stem. It’s minimal and hard to break.

Mushroom Perc Water Pipe by Glob Squad

Price: $99.95

Height: 16 inches

Thickness: 5mm Borosilicate

This huge water pipe by Glob Squad features an ice catcher, diffused downstream, and a 14 mm martini bowl for a perfect air tight pull. This piece is great for any glass piece collector. It’s performs really well and hits super smooth thanks to the mushroom perc. Because this is such a big piece it has be handles with care, but it’s so worth it.

18″ Straight Shooter Water Pipe by Bio Hazard

Price: $99.95

Height: 18 inches

Thickness: 5mm Borosilicate Glass

Standing about a foot and a half tall, this straight shooter by Bio Hazard is not for the faint of heart, this thing rips. Although it doesn’t have a perc, hits are still smooth because of the 6-slit diffused downstream. It also has an ice catcher more than halfway down the tube so you can put lots of ice.

Honey Comb Ball Water Pipe by Diamond Glass

Price: $129.95

Height: 10 inches

Thickness: 5mm Borosilicate Glass

This is one of the more artsy pieces, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t function well. This waterpipe features a very unique design, the stem goes through the piece and down to the bottom and goes directly into a honeycomb disc. There is also a ball placed in the middle. The stack of bubbles will wrap around the ball aggressively diffusing the smoke.

Triple Chamber Water Pipe

Price: $149.95

Height: 18 inches

Thickness: 5mm Borosilicate

This bong has not one, not two, but three percolators! You can take really big hits without completely burning your throat with this one. Usually the more percs a pieces has the more expensive it is but just because this one is so affordable doesn’t mean that it’s not high quality.

Once again you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a great bong. Buy within your budget and choose something that you’ll actually enjoy using every time. If you want to check out more great affordable water pipes visit our main site here.

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