While beakers are as old as time, Straight Tubes are truly classics! Straight tubes come in a wider selection of styles, and are loved for their easy to use design. These glass pieces are also called Straight shooters because they have a long straight neck that is fixed to the water chamber. Straight tubes are usually made from glass or silicone and will have either a fixed downstem or a percolator. These bongs are ideal for dry herb enthusiasts, but don’t be fooled, a straight tube can be used with concentrates too, the elongated neck makes it easy to grip, and customize, with so many options. You can add multiple stacked arms and tree percolators, splash guards, or drains. These bongs also come in a variety of sizes, and styles, and you can even choose your desired glass thickness as well. If you’re not big on the hard hits, get a straight tube that has an ice pinch. The ice pinch works to cool down your hits, so it’s not so harsh when you inhale.
Straight tubes, unfortunately, hold less water than a beaker bong because of the narrower base, but the narrower base is what makes this straight tube more convenient and portable than other glass bongs. Straight bongs also come in silicone or acrylic,which is amazing because these guys are shatterproof, inexpensive, and easy to clean.
If you’re just getting into the world of water pipes, beaker bongs and straight tubes offer versatility and functionality, and you can always customize your piece with various add on parts and accessories. Always double check to make sure you’re purchasing the appropriately sized accessory to fit the joint size of your piece, and if you’re having trouble, use our guide to finding the right sized accessory to help. For the concentrate lovers out there, now worries, bongs can function as rigs too! Water pipes that have a removable downstem are perfect for dabbing because you can switch the stem out for a dab nail, or for any other accessory you desire!