Long-time pipe smokers know that a pipe becomes an extension of your hand, and therefore, your persona. For that reason, picking the best pipe for you is essential to a stellar smoking experience. Even the pickiest shoppers won’t need to do too much soul-searching in the process, however, there are a few important aspects to consider. As a brass accessories brand with a passion for pipes, we’ve studied and tried a lot of smoking pipes out there, so we know what goes into the pipe selection process! Here are three major tips that will help you on your way to finding the most suitable pipe for your needs.
Are You On A Budget?
Whether or not you're minding your pennies, it’s always helpful to have a minimum and maximum in mind when picking a new pipe. As smoking accessories have evolved by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years, it’s pretty easy to start fantasizing about an accessory that’s way out of your budget. Case in point, that $10,000 vape that looks so sleek, but just isn’t realistic for you at all! You can browse options to get an idea of the price range for the pipe you want. Nonetheless, before you start seriously considering options, set a budget and stick to it!
What Features Are You Looking For?
While pipes aren’t like phones, these two accessories have a common denominator: their features can make or break them. We’re talking weighing screens versus screenless technology, add-ons, modular features, or whether the pipe is built for tobacco, herb, hash or shatter. Also, it’s a good idea to consider where the pipe will be used, whether that’s at home or on the go. For example, busy smokers may want a simple, lightweight accessory that provides super chill smoke sessions. On the other hand, those looking for a more mindful, sit-down experience may opt for a pipe built for a slow smoke, perfect for thoughtful and indulgent smoke sessions.
What Material Do You Need?
Last but not least, it’s pertinent to consider the material you are looking for in your pipe. These days, you can find pipes in an array of materials, including wood, metal, glass, ceramic, and silicone. How can you choose the best material for you? Well, the two previous points will help guide you in the right direction, but it’s always a good idea to visit your nearest smoke shop to peruse their selection and see what pipes fit your budget and lifestyle. Be sure to consider how often you plan to use your pipe, as some materials are better for daily use than others. Ask yourself if your pipe will be with you at all times or if it will be tucked away in your stash box for safekeeping.
Time to Enjoy
Finding the best pipe for you will be worlds easier when you take time to consider these three points. We recommend asking yourself these questions to get some direction and minimize the struggle that comes with the pipe selection process. Smoke up and enjoy, buds! If you are searching for more cannabis education and information, check out the other articles on the Parkdale Brass blog. For more infographics and tips, head to our Instagram. Remember to visit the Parkdale Brass shop and check out our newly restock rugged, brass pipes!