MONSTERS OF SMOKE Bongs What are some of the most common accessories and attachments for glass bongs and how do they work?

What are some of the most common accessories and attachments for glass bongs and how do they work?

Glass bongs are popular devices for smoking herb or tobacco, as they offer a smooth and filtered experience. However, you can also customize your bong with various accessories and attachments that can enhance, replace, or protect parts of your bong or smoking accessory. In this blog post, we will introduce some of the most common accessories and attachments for glass bongs and how they work.

Bong Adapters

Bong adapters are pieces of glassware designed to fit into your bong to enable compatibility between different sizes of bowls and accessories. For example, if you have a 14mm female joint on your bong, but you want to use an 18mm male bowl, you can use a 14mm male to 18mm female adapter to make it fit. Bong adapters come in different sizes, styles, and genders to suit your preferences and needs. You can also use bong adapters to convert your bong into a dab rig for concentrates by attaching a nail or a banger instead of a bowl.


Bowls are empty chambers for loose leaf dry herb or tobacco, which, once packed, attach to the joint of your glass piece. You light a heat source, and the hot air pulled through the bowl ignites the herb and creates smoke through your bong. Bowls come in a variety of different sizes (10mm, 14mm, and 18mm) and can be either male or female. Knowing the joint size and gender of your water pipe is essential when purchasing a new slide, otherwise you may end up with a new bowl that is not compatible with your bong.


A downstem is an essential glass piece that fits into a water pipe joint. Basically it makes it all happen. Downstems function to carry smoke from the slide (or bowl piece) into the water chamber of your glass pipe to filter and cool each hit. Downstems are available in a variety of different sizes and lengths, so it is absolutely essential to know what you need before purchasing one. Some downstems have diffusers or percolators at the end that create more bubbles and increase the filtration and smoothness of the smoke.


Ash catchers are attachments for bongs that offer extra filtration. Ash catchers are available in many different shapes, sizes, and styles with a huge variety of different percolators. These attachments enable even the most relaxed smokers to keep their favorite bongs and daily drivers significantly cleaner. They work as a vessel to catch nasty residues and other debris, leading to bigger and better tasting rips from your trusty water bong.

Nails or Bangers

Nails or bangers are accessories that convert your bong into a dab rig for concentrates. Nails or bangers are heated with a torch or an e-nail and then dabbed with a dab tool or a carb cap. Nails or bangers come in different materials, such as quartz, titanium, or ceramic, and different shapes, such as flat top, bucket, or thermal. Nails or bangers also have different joint sizes and genders to match your bong.


Reclaimers are attachments that collect the leftover concentrate from your dabbing sessions. Reclaimers have a removable glass jar that catches the reclaim and allows you to reuse it later. Reclaimers help you save money and keep your rig cleaner.


Glass attachments for bongs can make your smoking experience more enjoyable and personalized. You can choose from different types of accessories and attachments depending on your preferences and needs. Here is a table that summarizes some of the most common accessories and attachments for glass bongs:

Accessory/Attachment Function Example
Bong Adapter Enables compatibility between different sizes of bowls and accessories 14mm Female to 18mm Female Adapter
Bowl Holds the herb or tobacco for smoking Crystal Glass Funnel Bowl with Handle
Downstem Carries smoke from the bowl to the water chamber Slit-Cut Diffused Downstem – 18.8mm to 14.5mm
Ashcatcher Offers extra filtration and keeps the bong clean 14mm 90 Degree Double Showerhead Ash Catcher by Diamond Glass
Nail or Banger Converts the bong into a dab rig for concentrates 14mm Quartz Banger – Male – 4mm Thick
Reclaimer Collects the leftover concentrate from dabbing 18mm Female Reclaimer 90 Degree

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