When Illinois legalized adult use cannabis January 1, I figured it was time to get a bong.
The only bong I’ve owned a friend gave to me as a wedding gift more than fourteen years ago. It had already been used.
The eighteen-inch glass tube bong worked great, but I used it less and less, until I gave it to a friend seven years ago.
Several times since, I’ve craved owning a bong for special nights of heavier medication.
After the New Year, I shopped around but couldn’t decide on anything. Then the pandemic hit, and head shops in Illinois closed.
This Goo Roo Tiny Bong is seven inches in height, though because of the unique hand crafted style in which this pipe was created, each pipe may have artistic variations.
This Goo Roo Tiny Bong’s base is about 2.5 inches, which makes it perfect for a one-hand grip and rip. I don’t have to add much water to the base, especially because the natural motion to hit the bong tilts it back, raising the water around the stem.
The base is also solid and wide enough to keep it from easily tipping over.
The downstem is fixed, grommeted, and tightly secured. The slide stem is 3.25 inches long, grommeted, with a large bowl.
The bowl is large enough to hold enough flower to pass around at a small party or to load for myself for a quick nightcap.
On the side of the bowl is a green handle that allows for a smooth and quick pull.
The thickness of the glass is about five millimeters and the tube is about twenty-five millimeters.
Even if I had bought a bong before the pandemic, I don’t think I could have picked out the characters that match what I was looking for in a bong as well as the Goo Roo Tiny Bong. It’s personal. But can be shared. It’s small enough to conceal and clean without a hassle, but it’s also a well-crafted glass bong that can deliver as big as hit as I could handle.
An old-soul stoner once told me I had to name my bong. Otherwise, it was like leaving your child nameless. So I’ve been calling this Goo Roo “Lil’ Bub” and it seems to fit.
Brothers with Glass is an online head shop out of Oregon, and Goo Roo Designs hosts its studio in Portland.
According to its website, “Goo Roo Designs has been making functional glass in the Portland area since 2003.Founded upon the principles of quality, durability and affordability, we’re a collective group of glassblowers focusing on providing the highest quality American made glass.”
Brothers with Glass online selection is always growing with new product.
According to its site, BWG adds new bongs, hand pipes, bubblers, dab rigs and vaporizers to the online head shop each week, and has sixty plus American artists creating supplies for all types of smokers.
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