7 Things to Think About Before Buying a Bong [Part II]

on March 27, 2021

In Part I of this series, we talked about the first four most important things to think about when buying your bong:

1. Consider bong styles
2. Understand bong materials
3. Don’t forget about bong sizes
4. Bong joint sizes matter too

Today, we’ll review the final three things to think about before buying a bong:

5. Care, cleaning, and maintenance of your bong matter
6. Keep your bong budget in mind
7. Work with the right cannabis product shop

Here are the final 7 things to think about before buying a bong.


Care, cleaning, and maintenance of your bong are a big part of owning one. Determining the answer to some of the following will help you decide which bong option is right for you.

If you want a bong that is low maintenance:

  • Choose a bong without any percolators. In general, the fewer parts and accessories you have, the less cleaning and care it will need.
  • If you do purchase a bong with percolators, be sure to also purchase an ashcatcher. That way, clean up will be more hassle free.
  • Consider a silicone bong that is easier to clean than other materials.

If you value taste, flavor, and look more for your bong, then you may be spending a little more time on the care, cleaning, and maintenance of it.

Regardless of what you choose, do your due diligence to learn how to properly care for and maintain your bong so you can enjoy it for years to come!


Like most things in life, you get what you pay for when it comes to bongs. That said, there are plenty of different style and material options that will cost you from a budget friendly $50 bong all the way up to over $1500 for a handmade one-of-a-kind bong.

How much can you spend?

First, it’s important to ask yourself how much you can comfortably spend on a bong. There’s no need to break the bank in order to find a high quality product. There are many excellent choices for under $150.

If you’re considering the cheapest option

Remember that you get what you pay for. If you’re considering a cheap bong around the $50 mark, it’s important to keep in mind that cheaply made products also break and crack easily. You may be better off purchasing a mini dab rig or bubbler instead.

If you’re prioritizing unique and artful design

Unique and artistic bong designs are a popular way for cannabis users to showcase their style. As you can imagine, handmade designs are often more costly than mass produced designs, due to their one-of-a-kind nature.


Just as it’s important you find and work with the right medical marijuana dispensary, it’s also vital you find and work with the right cannabis accessories shop.

Do your research

There are plenty of brick-and-mortar stores and online shops that offer cannabis accessories and apparel. Not all of them are created equal.

Price factors aside, different shops offer far different customer service, product offerings, and accessories for the bong you are looking for.

Find your bong

If you have a specific bong in mind, some time spent searching online will undoubtedly yield many smoke shop options.

However, if you’re simply shopping around, then consider keeping an open mind to different options and varieties.

Ask questions

You’ll quickly get a feel for the right cannabis product store by asking questions as you shop. The answers (and how quickly the shop responds to your queries) will certainly help you choose which shop is the right fit for you.

And that does it…those are the 7 things to think about when buying a bong. 

We hope you enjoyed this two-part series for finding your perfect bong. Happy shopping! If you’re in the market for a bong (or bong accessories), be sure to stop by your local Hive Medicinal shop in the Augusta, Maine area.

Hive Medicinal

Hive Medicinal is a medical marijuana dispensary with two locations in Maine. You can visit us at 65 River Road in Chelsea, Maine or 210 College Ave in Waterville, Maine.