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Bongs vs. Dab Rigs - Which Is Right for You?

When it comes to weed consumption, bongs and dab rigs are two staples of today's cannabis scene. And while there are many similarities between the two devices, there are also a number of very important differences that dictate compatibility with flowers or concentrates.

In general, bongs are made for flower smoking and have a basic water filtering system that cools and filters the smoke before it is inhaled. A bong and a dab rig both use the same basic principle of water filtration, but when it comes to actual ingestion, they use entirely different parts. Unlike a dab rig, which has a banger or nail made exclusively for vaporizing powerful cannabis concentrates, a bong has a bowl that retains flowers.

Selecting the Right Gear

What kind of cannabis product you intend to consume should be your priority? Dab rigs are for concentrates; bongs are for flowers. The next step is to match your equipment to your preferences,requirements, and style. When choosing a bong or dab rig, keep the following things in mind:


Bongs range from smaller pieces including the closely related handheld “bubbler” to massive, tabletop-only multi-chambered pieces. Be sure you match the size of your piece to your smoking preferences.

Dab rigs are similar to bongs in this regard, although the largest component that will vary in terms of sheer size is the core water pipe. As with bongs, these range from very simple, purely functional pieces to much larger, more complex, hand-blown pieces with multiple chambers, percolators, and other accessories.


If you know you will only be smoking at home, a standard glass piece will serve you best. But if you want to smoke a bong out of the house you can buy smaller, portable bongs and travel cases designed for smoking on the go.

There's not a lot of flexibility when it comes to the mobility of your dab rig. An all-out dab rig is pretty much for tabletop use only. But if you want to consume concentrates out of the house, go with a mini dab rig.

So, keeping these factors in mind, find a bong or dab rig that delivers what you're after.Fortunately, you don't have to travel far to get your pick of the finest water pipes around. Simply head over to the SG Wholesale to take a look through its selection and get paired up with a device that won't let you down.