The Best Percolator Bongs: Our Picks - Daily High Club

The Best Percolator Bongs: Our Picks

Bongs are a great way to enjoy your THC and CBD, but finding the best percolator bong can be tricky with so many options available. With a multitude of attachments, shapes, and types, it’s no wonder we need some guidance on what type of percolator bong is best for us.

If you’re looking for your first perc, you’ve made a good choice! While they may look complex, percolator bongs are deceptively simple. These tricky-looking devices are, at their core, just bongs/water pipes with an added level of smoothness.

Let’s go over a few of our favorite percolator bongs to make finding a perc that's right for you just a little bit easier!

What Is A Percolator Bong?

Percolators might look a little complicated, but once you know what you’re doing, they make for a pretty easy bong rip. The perc that gives this bong its name is a little glass contraption water passes through to create filtration. You’ll find the perc in the bong tube or the base.

Percolators, either built into a bong or attached to it separately, form tiny bubbles to aid in the filtration of your smoke. These bubbles give the water in your bong added surface area to interact with the smoke, boosting your filtration level. The result is cooler, easier hits that you can’t go back from.

A percolator bong might be just right for you if you’ve never had a bong or they’ve been too harsh on your throat. Percolator bongs added to your repertoire of smoking accessories can be pretty cost-effective, as they can be relatively inexpensive when compared to other devices, and they help you make the most out of your herb.

Types Of Percolator Bongs

There are many different types of percolator bongs.

There are honeycomb percolators, inline percolators, tree percolators, and even pineapple percolators.

  • Diffused downstem: Diffused downstems are either detachable or fixed to the base of the bong.
  • Disc: Disc percs filter smoke through a hole-studded, circular disk. Honeycomb percs are also considered disc percs with the rate of diffusion you get from dozens of tiny holes.
  • Swiss: Swiss percs and their “swiss cheese holes” cool vapor around the vertical discs.
  • Turbine: Turbine percs create a whirlpool effect when you draw the smoke up from the mouthpiece.
  • Tree: Tree percs kind of look like a tree. Tree percolators push smoke through a central tube (or trunk) before falling into the attached, slitted tubes (or branches).
  • Showerhead: With a showerhead perc, the smoke pushes up into a rounded chamber and then goes down and out the holes/slits.
  • Inline/Matrix: Inline percs include a slitted, horizontal tube jutting out of the base (but sometimes welded inside). Matrix percs whip a frenzy of bubbles and smoke above a circular matrix.

Are Percolator Bongs Better Than Other Bongs?

That’s all a matter of opinion! When it comes to a percolator vs. a regular bong, ten people might tell you ten different things.

Some people swear by the classic beaker bongs, while other stoners prefer percolators because they diffuse vapor through holes/slits before inhalation. Some smokers don’t feel like taking the time to clean larger and more complex percolators, and so don’t bother with them. Either way, the truth about perc bongs stays the same: they cool down smoke, stand the test of time, and help filter out harmful ash.

Best Percolator Bongs

quad base beaker bong

12” Quad Base Beaker Bong with Tree Percolator

This full-sized quad base beaker bong is handcrafted from the highest quality thick borosilicate glass. Expect massive hits from this bong!

This full-sized dry herb bong has an elegant, minimalist, highly functional design. Its slitted, 4-arm tree percolator and built-in ice pinch ensure you will take some of the smoothest hits possible.

papaya beaker bong

Papaya 12" Beaker Bong

Papaya is a psychedelic trip with bright, eye-popping colors and patterns that will make your head turn. The Papaya 12" water pipe features a slitted downstem for smooth diffusion, and it has a thick herb bowl.

The Papaya is always an eye-catcher and will look great on your shelf! It has vibrant patterns and bold graphics that make a statement before they ever get you high.

lil zilla bong

Lil Zilla 7"

This Lil Zilla ice bong by Dopezilla is one of the smallest bongs from the Dopezilla collection but provides a great smoking experience.

This bong is excellent if you don’t want a bong that takes up a ton of room. The Lil Zilla is made from quality borosilicate glass and only stands 7 inches high. It comes with a slitted diffuser downstem and a male herb bowl with three roll stoppers. The bullet-hole ice pinch allows you to place a few ice cubes on the top of the tube to cool off the smoke even more.

10 inch beaker bong

Everyday Essentials 10” Beaker Bong

This mid-sized Everyday Essentials 10” Beaker Water Pipe provides massive hits in a convenient and compact package. Our water pipe is made of thick borosilicate glass with a flared mouthpiece that we love.

From beginning to end, this bong provides smooth hits—making it an easy every day choice. While not a percolator bong itself, it’s perfect for adding on a perc attachment for days when you feel like being extra.

sunrise bong

The Sunrise Bong

The Sunrise glass bong gives off high vibes all day and all night.

This water pipe made by Cabana Cannabis Co. has an ergonomic design and delivers impressive hits while still being easy to carry around. It’s the perfect companion for a night of fun and excitement.

This 7.5" perc bong has a tapered design and a 14mm male bowl with a diffused downstem. Like most bongs on this list, its body is made of high-quality, clear borosilicate glass.

anthony dab rig

Anthony 8" Dab Rig

Cheech & Chong's Anthony's rig is made from heat-resistant borosilicate glass. It has a reinforced fixed downstem connected to a robust and double-tier showerhead percolator providing filtration.

The vapor is pulled down the fixed downstem and through the submerged slits in the double-tier showerhead percolator, where it gets filtered and cooled by the water.

This makes each hit smoother, more enjoyable, full of flavor, and easier on the throat and lungs.

More Bong Options

Anyone who enjoys weed probably enjoys percolator bongs.

Whether it’s a turbine percolator, matrix percolator, or any of the other designs, there’s nothing quite like a hit through water or ice.

There’s nothing like a nice, cool rip; any of the bongs on our list can give you just that. In our opinion, they stand out from the crowd!

Looking for more options? Check out our catalog of bongs and water pipes here!

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