All About Bongsand Its Types

Whether you’re looking to learn more about a glass 5 inch bong or multi-chamber bongs, you’ve come to the right place.

The History Of Bongs

The history of bongs dates long back. Some of the oldest known bongs existed before American history and were originally used in ancient Africa, Russia, and China.

Science Advances published findings in June 2019 findings by MengRen of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and her team of scientists, who excavated 10 wood-burning pots. These containers, which had burnt stones from tombs at the Jirzankal Cemetery, are thought to have been used for ritualized cannabis smoking. After closer inspection, Ren’s team indicated that cannabis plants were burned in these wooden burning pots during mortuary ceremonies and religious activities at the Jirzankal Cemetery (ca. 500 BCE) in the eastern Pamirs region. This indicates cannabis was smoked in western China at least 2,500 years ago!

Here are some of the most common types of bongs:

Portable Glass Bongs

Ordinary bongs are bulkier and less cool-looking than a small, lightweight, portable glass 5 inch bong. You can carry it wherever you go. Also, there’s a built-in downstem and bowl that are removable, making the mini pipe easy to clean and maintain.

Straight Tube Bongs

Straight tube bongs are just one straight tube of blown glass. This type of bong is generally thicker than other types and taller as well. Usually, straight tube bongs feature percolators, diffuse downstems, and ice catches.

Percolator Bongs

For a smooth smoking experience, opt for a percolator bong. It makes your experience more enjoyable by cooling down the smoke and filtering it before it reaches you.

Round Base Bongs

These are a type of water pipe that features a round base. It’s sturdy, tall and usually coupled with a straight tube or percolator.

Multi-chamber bongs

These bongs feature intricate glasswork that transfers smoke from one chamber to the next to cool and purify it for a better experience.

Multi-chamber bongs are among the higher-end type of bongs, and you will find bongs with gorgeous, creative designs as well as extraordinary quality.

Beaker Base Bongs

A quite common type of water pipe, a beaker base bong, is designed in the shape of a beaker. It has a lot of stability as well as length.


Bubblers are basically a miniature bong. It is a mix of water pipes and bowls. They are portable, affordable, and easy to use.


Songs get their name because of their zig-zag design. Not only do these bongs look unique and cool, but if the tube is thin enough, the z section serves as its ice catch. Not to mention, this type of bong is usually not too expensive as well.

Scientific Glass Bongs

Scientific glass bongs get their name from the type of glass used, which is scientific glass. Made of borosilicate glass, this glass has the ability to reduce the glass’s reaction to changes in temperature.

That’s about all. I hope you enjoyed reading this article!