17 Best Weed Pipes in the World Right Now!
Toker ingenuity has produced all kinds of different ways to experience the good herb – why, nowadays you can eat it, vape it, dab it, take cannabis in pill form and rub it on like lotion. But when it comes to simplicity and effectiveness, other than a rolled joint or blunt, your basic marijuana bowl cannot be beat!
Pot pipes are a very personal thing and they can reflect their user’s personality – those of us with an excess of personality might gravitate towards cooler, more novelty smoking pipes while a more subdued stoner may opt for a basic spoon pipe.
Now, maybe you’re a newbie to cannabis culture and have a few questions like, ‘What is a spoon pipe?, ‘Can you smoke weed from a tobacco pipe?’, ‘Which end does the weed go in?’ or ‘Where do I put the fire?’; so we’ll give you some bowl basics before we clue you in on some supercool pipes and on the best places to buy glass pipes online.
Functionally, there’s really no difference between a tobacco pipe and a weed pipe. They both burn leaf, have a bowl, stem and mouthpiece. You can use a tobacco pipe to burn weed and vice versa – in fact, many marijuana pipes are sold ‘for tobacco use’, online and in offline headshops, to avoid regulation and prohibition. Lighting and smoking a weed or tobacco pipe are virtually the same: you pack the bowl at the far end of the stem with either tobacco or pot, then you put your mouth on the opposite end, light it and pull smoke along the stem into your mouth and lungs, release the pipe and then exhale.
That said, there is a slight difference, mechanically, with some weed pipes. Next to your marijuana bowl on a glass spoon pipe, you will find a small hole, called the carb. The carb is what allows you to clear the chamber of smoke by holding your thumb over the hole, then releasing it when you have inhaled all the smoke. Metal pipes do not usually have a carb hole.
That’s really about it, but if you want to read more about ‘How to Smoke Weed from a Pipe’ we have another blog on that right here on Weed Republic.
Now, if you have a grasp of the basics of using a weed pipe – and there’s not a lot to grasp – it’s time to move on to looking at some decidedly lit hand pipes!
Prometheus Titan Pipe – $139.99
By Zeus, this is a pipe for the stoner sci-fi fans! The Prometheus Titan is a 4-inch, two-in-one, ergonomically balanced, metal and glass weed pipe; the core is a replaceable glass pipe surrounded by anodized 6160 aircraft-grade aluminum armor. The Titan’s exoskeleton has a sleek and stylish space-age look that distinguishes it from any other ordinary hand pipe. The Titan’s badass aluminum armor sleeve comes in green, blue, red, black, and purple.
The internal clear glass marijuana pipe is suspended within the high-tech metal frame by shock-absorbing rubber gaskets, making the Titan one tough little pipe. The Prometheus Titan comes with replacement wire mesh ash screens and gaskets – and they even throw in some pipe cleaners to get you started keeping this magnificent marijuana machine shipshape!
$139.99 USD may seem like an out-of-this-world price, but that is an investment in a nearly-indestructible, high-quality glass pipe – plus shipping is free!
What we love!
- Futuristic anodized aircraft-grade aluminum exoskeleton makes the Prometheus Titan very break-resistant and look so sci-fi cool!
- Anodized 6160 aircraft-grade aluminum armor comes in green, blue, red, black and purple
- Inner glass weed pipe is suspended within the high-tech metal frame by shock-absorbing rubber gaskets
- Comes with replacement wire mesh ash screens and gaskets, complementary pipe cleaners
Hawaii PipeFarm Hybrid PIpe – $99.99
Hawaii PipeFarm Hybrid PIpe – The goal was to create the perfect pipe – beautiful, functional and durable. We start at the pottery wheel with a high fired (2000 deg) stoneware ceramic head w/ exclusive multi-hole bowl and straight-through hole for easy cleaning. Next, the lathe to create a custom mouthpiece featuring local hardwoods lined w/brass for easy cleaning. Ring magnets connect this mixed media masterpiece for an airtight yet easy to open connection and a satisfying “snap!” The cherry on top is the removable internal screen that sits perfectly in the mouthpiece – no more scooby snacks! And remember each pipe is a one of a kind collectable work of art handmade on the Big Island of Hawaii.
GRAV Gandalf Pipe – $29.99
The highest JRR Tolkien fans are convinced that the pipe weed that the wizard Gandalf and his Hobbit homies smoked was in fact ganja. Whatever it was supposed to be, there’s no denying that the Gandalf pipe was a sweet-looking long-stemmed pipe that would look dope to be smoking your dope from.
GRAV Lab’s homage to the Middle Earth weed pipe isn’t exactly the same as the one from the books and movies, it’s more of a high-tech version in the same shape. GRAV’s Gandalf pipe is 10 inches long, made from 25mm solid tubing, and comes in a rainbow of colors like amber, aqua, jade, pink, purple, white and more.
You could buy a working movie replica of the Gandalf pipe to smoke out of, but that would be somewhat expensive at $95 Euros ($108 USD) – the GRAV Gandalf weed pipe is a more reasonable $29 and you can find a link to buying it right here on Weed Republic.
What we love!
- The long, curvy stem brings to mind the adventures of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Gandalf and the Fellowship of the Ring
- 10 inches long – having the bowl farther from your face helps you see it better when you light it
- Made from 25mm solid tubing
- Comes in an array of colors
Pink Elephant Pipe by Swerve Glass – $18.65
Being that it’s pink and adorable, this might be one of those weed pipes for girls; not saying that a guy couldn’t also enjoy pretty weed pipes but most guys gravitate to NFL glass pipes, a Rose Bowl pipe or camo pipes. The 2-inch pink elephant pipe fits even the smallest of hands, or slips easily into your purse or pants pocket.
The mouthpiece is the tip of the trunk and the bowl is on its back, with the carb off to one side. The weed bowl doesn’t hold an overabundance of weed, but it’s good for two or three hits worth. The small bowl just fits a 0.375-inch weed pipe screen, or you can use it screenless if you don’t mind occasionally sucking in a piece of pot plant.
This oh-so-cute pink spoon pipe runs just under twenty bucks with free shipping; the pink and adorable pot pipe usually ships within a day.
What we love!
- Undeniably pink and adorable
- Small bowl is good for one-hitter or two to three hits of weed
- Fits into the palm of your hand; slips easily into a purse or pants pocket
- Ships free within 1 day
Futo Bamboo Steam Roller – Small – $20
Cannabis use and cultivation began millennia ago in ancient China, Central Asia and India, so probably one of the first weed pipes was a hollow stick of bamboo that some slick ancient Chinese stoner picked up and decided to use to smoke ganja in. That’s basically what this Futo bamboo steamroller is – a natural 6-inch bamboo stick with a nickel pipe bowl attached atop one end. It looks quite a bit like the peace pipe popularly associated with Native Americans.
You toke on the Futo bamboo steamroller just like you would a glass pipe, the opposite hole is the mouthpiece and the closer hole is the choke.
Futo painstakingly processes the raw bamboo to help preserve its beauty and durability, then all steamrollers are finely sanded by hand, toasted with an open flame, and finally brushed with an oil and beeswax finish.
A bamboo steamroller pipe is primitive in its simplicity, and also rather rustic-looking; it’s a back-to-basics kinda dry herb pipe, $18.98 CAD/$14.32 USD, plus shipping – not unreasonable for a solid, hand-crafted piece like this one.
What we love!
- 6” length, a good hand pipe size
- It’s a wooden pipe, but the bowl is metal so it’s less likely to char when lighter is applied
- Beautiful and durable wooden weed pipe – made with processed bamboo, hand-sanded, toasted with an open flame, with an oil and beeswax finish
- Decent price for a quality, hand-crafted marijuana bowl
Magic Flight Launch Box Vaporizer – $96.93
Are you as obsessed with this beautiful little pocket companion as we are? Photo: @420Magazine
Glow in the Dark Weed Pipe – $19.99 upwards
Whether during some candlelit stoner sex or just chilling on the couch at night, watching flix on the flatscreen TV in the dark for some movie night theater ambiance, you will not have to fumble around in the dark for this particular glass weed pipe – because it glows! Even if the power goes out, you can still find and get lit on the lightweight 2 ½ oz Firefly 3 ¾-inch hand pipe. Now if only you had a glow in the dark lighter, too!
The Firefly glass pipe outshines competing glow pipes because Chameleon Glass makes their own glass with a proprietary mix of raw materials that is completely non-toxic but glows very brightly. Plus Chameleon does a ‘full melt’ on the inside of the piece to make sure there are absolutely no leftover particles of glass that could get pulled through the stem during your draw through the mouthpiece. Apparently, full melt takes about twice as long with a blowtorch and must be done on a cooler flame so as not to burn out the glowing substances.
You can catch Firefly Glow in the Dark glass weed pipes in blue, green, pink, teal, or white. Though not a cheap hand pipe, you can buy the Firefly Glow in the Dark pipe directly from Chameleon Glass for $39.99 plus shipping and applicable taxes.
What we love!
- It glows in the dark – not a lightsaber, sure, but still cool!
- Chameleon Glass glow pipes are much brighter than anyone else’s because they use their own special mix of non-toxic raw materials
- Chameleon also cares enough to make sure there are absolutely no leftover particles of glass that could get pulled through the pipe stem by slowly full melting the glass with a lower flame
- It can be purchased directly from and is shipped out by Chameleon Glasses
Glassheads Illuminati Twist Handpipe – $36.99
Maybe you and your lady friend are super into conspiracy theories, or maybe she loves magical things, or maybe you love magical things, but the thing is that this glow in the dark pipe by Glassheads is magical! Glow in the dark pipes are easy to find in the dark, make good weed pipes for girls and add extra trippy-ness to toking down on some heady herb!
Made by master glassblowers at Glassheads, the Illuminati Twist pipe is perfect for gathering at the end of the day, filling its large bowl with your favorite strain, and swapping thoughts on just who might really control the world we live in.
The Illuminati Twist retails for the great price of $36.99.
What we love!
- Makes a good weed pipe for girls
- Glows in the dark for that cool, easy to locate, look
- Quality build makes for a sturdy pipe
- Deep bowl so you can share and swap your favorite stories while enjoying your favorite strains.
TMNT Hand Pipe – $39.99
Superheroes, Power Rangers, Transformers and Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles are mega-popular right now and so are weed pipes based on them – like NFL pipes, Rose Bowl Pipes or camo pipes used to be in bygone years. If you’re looking for a good guy’s pipe, you might consider the Heroes in a Half Shell for your stoner boyfriend or geeky guy friend!
The TMNT pot pipe is a decent 5-inch long spoon made in Los Angeles, CA by Mathematix Glass using thick, high-quality, hand-blown glass. It’s a sturdy piece that you won’t have to worry about dropping so much, but don’t try to use them to fight mock ninja battles or anything – prolly not that sturdy!
Because the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles piece has a nice, deep bowl you can pack a lot of weed; maybe order some pizza for your stoner munchies while you blaze!
You can get the turtle marijuana pipe in the four famous headband colors: red, blue, orange and purple. Whether your fav is Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo or Leonardo, you’ll be feeling the Turtle Power with a few puffs of your green weed in this Cowabunga-cool glass pipe! You probably won’t be mentored by a talking rat unless you’re burning some high THC leaf like LSD weed strain – then maybe it could happen!
The TMNT pipes sell for $39.99, or you can make 4 payments of $10.00 – whichever works for you.
What we love!
- Power Rangers, dude! What’s not to love! Totally rad!
- You can pick from red, blue, orange and purple headband colors
- Made in Los Angeles, CA by Mathematix Glass using thick, high quality, hand-blown glass
- Nice, deep bowl to stuff with weed
- You can make 4 payments of $10.00, instead of $39 all at once
Raydiator Titanium Pipe – $74.99
Like our Staff Pick the Prometheus Titan, this made-in-the-USA metal marijuana pipe has a futuristic, high-tech look! The Raydiator is manufactured from premium titanium surrounded by high-grade aluminum as a heat sink. Having a heat sink ensures that your hands are well-insulated from the heat of the pipe – that way every sesh with the Raydiator Titanium Pipe will be finger-singe free!
Twin Titanium Gaze and glass rods run through between mouthpiece and bowl, giving the piece the look of a starship or something equally out-of-this-world. The rods come in black, blue, green red, orange, and purple so you can pick your favorite color – or the one you dislike the least.
The bowl has a cover that swivels closed so that your herb stays dry and remains within the bowl, making this a good travel pipe. You can never have enough pipes that you can just pack with a little weed, toss into your pocket or purse, and scoot out the door with!
This very cool Raydiator Titanium Pipe will run you $74.99, which is not cheap, but you’re paying for an advanced design that keeps your fingers cool while you look hot smoking your weed!
What we love!
- Futuristic, high-tech look
- Twin color rods come in a variety of vibrant colors
- Aluminum outer heat sink ensures that your hands are well-insulated from the heat of the pipe
- Swivel cover holds herb in bowl, keeps weed dry
- Good portable pocket or purse pipe
Budbomb Pipe – $24.99
Small metal pipes are the bomb when it comes to portability! The Budbomb one-handed marijuana pipe is a bullet-shaped, 91mm/3 ½-inch small and sturdy pot pipe. The cylindrical pipe breaks down into four basic pieces – mouthpiece, a corkscrew internal cooling helix, the main chamber, and your weed bowl. The Budbomb bullet pipe comes in three separate finishes: silver, gold, and gunmetal black.
When you toke off this piece, air cools as it travels from the tip, through the internal spiral, and then into your mouth and lungs through the mouthpiece. Pro tip: freezing the pipe adds smoothness to your hit by cooling the smoke even more!
The little Budbomb hand pipe is super-easy to clean because you can break it down into its individual parts, soak the pieces overnight in isopropyl rubbing alcohol and then scrub with soap and rinse with water in the morning. Let it dry for a few hours, or soak up the moisture with a paper towel, reassemble and pack with herb and you are good to go!
You can pick up one of these little gems through our own Weed Republic blog store listings for $24.99 plus shipping.
What we love!
- Portable pot pipe easily slips into your pocket or purse
- Small and sturdy metal marijuana pipe
- Available in silver, gold, and gunmetal black finishes
- Easy to break down, clean and reassemble
Journey Pipe 2 – $39.99
The JP2 is an innovative spoon pipe made from a high grade metal alloy, with a strong swivel magnetic lid making it easy to load and secure in your purse or pocket when you are on the go. Neither will you need to fumble with wire screens because of the Journey pipe’s screenless design. Valuable toking time is saved with the convenience of being able to preload your bowl for a sesh on the run!
This 4-inch metal spoon pipe doesn’t usually get too hot to hold during prolonged smoke sessions and ought to provide smoother, cool hits every time because of the high-tech aerodynamic design of the smoke chamber; so, unsinged fingers and fewer lungbuster coughing bouts from hot, harsh smoke.
The magnetic lid comes completely off so you can easily clean inside the JP2.
The Journey Pipe 2 spoon pipe includes a traveling case with space to store a lighter, some more weed or other valuables. Having a good weedy travel kit handy is a bonus, making blazing away from home a breeze!
You can pick up the Journey Pipe 2 for yourself at a price of $39.99 or 5 automatic, interest-free payments of $8.00 – and the shipping is absolutely free, and free is good.
What we love!
- Made from a high grade metal alloy
- Magnetic swivel lid makes it easy to load and secure your marijuana
- Screenless bowl design
- High-tech aerodynamic design, keeps the JP2 cooler so pipe doesn’t burn your fingers
- Advanced chamber design also provides smoother, cooler hits
- Magnetic lid comes completely off so you can clean inside the pipe
- Traveling case included – with extra space to store a lighter, more weed or other valuables
Small Zeppelin Metal Pipe – $4.50
This little Zeppelin one-hitter wonder is both a sturdy metal pipe and a cheap weed pipe! One-hitter weed pipes are also known as bats, and they are perfect pot pipes for just one person – holding a tiny amount of marijuana, only enough for one hit. Just because you wanna get high doesn’t necessarily mean you wanna be social!
Although the Zeppelin bat is only 3 inches long, there is a larger 4-inch version for those who need just a bit more weed for their solo sesh. Both sizes of one-handed pipes come in black, blue, green, purple and red finishes. Ganja girls can easily accessorize their shiny metal Zeppelin hand pipe with their nails or makeup; maybe a ganja guy wants to find one that matches his skateboard or game console controller.
The Zeppelin metal weed pipe is a 2-piece piece, the bowl and mouthpiece, the two halves screw apart for easy packing and cleaning.
Zeppelin’s one-hitter wonder costs a mere $6.00 – and you can even make 5 automatic, interest-free payments of $1.20; they’re practically giving it away, like the weedy tchotchkes that come in a Hippy Butler or some other monthly ganja goody box subscription – they’re not giving it away, but it’s almost like they are.
What we love!
- Portable one-hitter weed pipes are so convenient on the go!
- Solid, rugged little metal bat
- Comes is a variety of cool metal colors
- Bowl and mouthpiece screw apart for easy packing and cleaning
- Darn good pipe done dirt cheap – and you can still make 5 automatic, interest-free payments of $1.20!
Glass Chillum Pipe – $10.00
If you’ve heard the term ‘chillum pipe’ but had no idea what the heck that was, here is the straight dope: a chillum, or chilam, is a straight conical pipe with end-to-end channel, used by Hindu monks over in Central Asia, where weed use began. Now that you are enlightened – and you’re entirely welcome – then you might want to know that a chillum pipe is also a quick and easy way to smoke some weed that is painlessly portable and best of all, cheap!
These glass chillum marijuana pipes measure 2 ¾ – 3-inches in length and feature an inside-out, frit and fumed design. Maybe you don’t give a frit, but frit means there are particles and bits of reheated, reground glass in the glass body of the chillum that give it a speckled or sparkly look. And don’t fume, because fuming in glass blowing means melting various substances to create various colors or patterns in the glass. The long and short of it is that it’s pretty!
You can request preferred colors in the comments section at checkout but they don’t guarantee it will be available – so you could end up with a random color and pattern, but for a pipe you can pack and packet on your way out the door for a party or a nature sesh (or why not both), then it’s a small price for an inexpensive but dependable little pot pipe.
And $10 is an inexpensive price to pay for a trusty little pocket pipe, or you can make 5 automatic, interest-free payments of $2.00; either way the shipping is free!
What we love!
- Traditional tubular chillum, reliably used by Hindu monks
- Pocketable 2.75-3.5″ size
- Colorful inlaid frit sparkles and fumed streaks, but you aren’t guaranteed you’ll get your requested color
- $10 cheap – or you can make five $2 payments – with free shipping
$5 Glass Hand Pipe – $5
You are simply not gonna find a cheaper pipe than 5 bucks unless you steal one (not recommended) or someone gets you a hand pipe for your birthday! 5 bucks is a burger, fries and soft drink or a slice of pizza. But if you cannot afford five bucks for a pipe, you probably can’t afford a gram of weed to go in it!
While these basic, glass spoon bowls are cheap marijuana pipes, they are still made from sturdy quality glass. Like the chillums above, these unassuming glass pot pipes are 2 ¾ – 3-inches in length and feature an inside-out design, glass that has a layer of clear on top of it – accomplished with a few glass blowing techniques such as puff and stuff, flipping, or just opening a tube and drawing it inside. Technical, yes – all you need to know is that it looks good, is solid and smokes well!
Unfortunately, the exact color spoon pipes pictured may or may not be available. Generally, each pipe is chosen completely at random when you order, but you can always request certain colors in the comments section at checkout – just understand that color choice cannot be guaranteed and be chill about it! Again, it’s a 5 dollar pipe – why be choosy?
They certainly make it easy for you to buy these $5 glass hand pipes – you can pay $5 USD upfront, or make 5 automatic, interest-free payments of $1.00.
What we love!
- Seriously, you cannot beat $5 for a good marijuana pipe
- Quality glass
- Small portable size
- Colorful assortment of colors, though color choice cannot be guaranteed
- You can even make 5 automatic, interest-free payments of $1.00
Large Glass Steam Roller Pipe – $9.99
Steamroller hand pipes are similar to a chillums because they are essentially tubes with a straight shot from the bowl to mouthpiece; but steamrollers have a weed bowl on top and are a bit more social because they are usually bigger and hold a lot more weed! Steamrollers typically feature an open end opposite the mouthpiece that acts as a carb, the far end is your mouthpiece. They are stunningly simple yet stunningly effective stoner pot pipes!
This 141 mm/5 ½-inch large steam roller pipe is made from solid borosilicate glass, which is tougher and more heat-resistant than ordinary glass – thus your pipe is less likely to break from repeated heating or in some tragic household mishap perhaps involving the cat. The large glass steamroller is fitted with two outer feet beneath the bowl to allow it to be stood safely and securely when not in use , so it won’t roll away as tubes sometimes do.
And for a sturdy steamroller pipe like this you’re only going to have to pay $9.99 plus shipping.
What we love!
- At 141 mm/5 ½-inches you won’t have to cover the choke end with gauze to plug it, your finger or hand should suffice.
- Made of thick borosilicate glass, less likely to break and more heat resistance
- Small feet give the steamroller pipe stability when it’s not in use
Eyce Silicone Bubbler Pipe – $44.99
This colorful little silicone weed bubbler features a high-quality, removable glass bowl, unlike other silicone hand pipes that have metal bowls. The Eyce bubbler pipe’s removable top with fixed downstem means it can easily be filled with water and cleaned. A clean pipe bowl is a happy, well-hitting pipe bowl!
The Eyce Silicone Bubbler comes in several vibrantly rad splash patterns: deep blue, camo, chronic green, Jamaica, unicorn purple, Rasta and solid red. They are such eye-catching little hand pipes!
Eyce loads their bubbler with extras: attached to the side of the bubbler bowl is a detachable poker tool, and the underside of the bowl is a stash jar for your weed. That makes the silicone weed bubbler a good traveling companion, because you can haul your weed right in the pipe and then fluff it up with the pick before you hit, for a better smoke with stronger effects.
You can pick up your own brilliantly colorful Eyce silicone bubbler for $44.99 or 5 automatic, interest-free payments of $9.00 – and both options come with free shipping!
What we love!
- High-quality, removable glass bowl – unusual for a silicone pipe
- Pretty weed pipe that comes in a vast array of vibrant colors
- Attached to the side of the bubbler bowl is a detachable poker tool
- The underside of the bowl is a stash jar for your weed
- You can make one payment of $44.99 or 5 automatic, interest-free payments of $9.00
- Both payment options come with free shipping
Ohana Glass Wrapped Blunt Hand Pipe – Slyme – $19.95
For the uninitiated, a glass blunt is a glass pipe with a sliding glass tube inside. And it is called a glass blunt because you can load it with about the same amount of cannabis that you would toke in a blunt. The whole idea is that as you burn your pot, you slide the ash out of the end of the bigger tube by pushing it forward with the smaller tube, which is the mouthpiece, as you smoke. You can also vaporize with your glass blunt by packing the weed halfway up the larger tube, and not letting the flame into the end of the piece.
The Washington-made Ohana Glass blunt hand pipe is molded corrugated glass on the outside of the larger tube; the glass weed pipe is three inches long compacted, and extends out to six inches. Slyme is the color of the piece, a sort of light yellow-green; probably because biological slime molds are often that same yellow-green hue.
Brothers with Glass sells the Slyme-colored Ohana Glass wrapped blunt for $19.95, tax-free, and the totally tubular hand pipe ships free within 24hrs of receiving your order.
What we love!
- Glass blunts are nice one-hitter, one hand pipes for a quick solo sesh
- Pack the Ohana glass blunt halfway and you can vape your weed
- Ohana’s glass wrapped blunt hand pipe has a stylish corrugated exterior
- Green Slyme color – though the same glass blunt is also available in purple, red and white
- Nice price and ships free within 24hrs
Weed pipes come in a nearly infinite variety – we’ve covered glass, metal and wood pipes, with some silicone thrown in for good measure, but there are also pipes made out of stone and crystal, too. Some stoners will core an apple and smoke through that; the first pipes were probably sticks like the bamboo steamroller we featured above. There are also bongs and vapes that you can smoke out of, but those are blogs for another time; the subject of smoking weed can be very involved, why even bong bowls have had their own blog.
Most weed pipes are pretty basic spoon pipes with a bowl connected by a stem to a mouthpiece; most glass weed pipes also have a carb hole on the side so you can clear the chamber of smoke after your hit. Both metal and glass pot pipes usually have some kind of ash screen to prevent ash and plant particulates from getting sucked into your mouth when you draw – that can harsh your mellow! Metal pipes tend to be tougher, resistant to breaking, but can get really hot and burn your fingers; glass pipes run cooler but are generally more fragile.
The weed pipe you pick will be decided by your personal tastes, your budget – some are really costly, others dirt cheap – and there are practical concerns; small one-hitters are great for being a loner stoner, but at parties you wanna bring a cool-looking piece that holds enough weed to pass around! Bowl size, material, portability, and durability are all things to think about when you decide to purchase a pot pipe. Our list of best weed pipes may differ from your own – there are a lot of choices out there; we tried to include a sampling of different kinds of pipes to maybe help you decide which pipe you may want to pick up for yourself. Just don’t spend so much money on some novelty smoking pipe or specialty spoon pipe that you don’t have enough left to buy any herb to smoke in it! That would be so gnarly!
If you waded through all the above information, or at least scrolled down this far, here is a bonus vid on picking a good pipe – enjoy:Toker ingenuity has produced all kinds of different ways to experience the good herb – why, nowadays you can eat it, vape it, dab it, take cannabis in pill form and rub it on like lotion. But when it comes to simplicity and effectiveness, other than a rolled joint or blunt, your basic marijuana bowl cannot be beat! Pot
Best Tobacco Pipes – Reviews and Buyer’s Guide
By Steven Johnson | Last Updated: October 23, 2020
Whether you’re new to pipe smoking or a seasoned aficionado, we created this buyer’s guide to help you find the best tobacco pipe for your budget, lifestyle, and sensibilities. Enjoy!
Best Tobacco Pipes in the world in November 2020
Tobacco Pipe Accessories
Also we recommend to buy these accessories which can help to protect your pipe from dust, tobacco residues etc.
1. Savinelli Italian Tobacco Smoking Pipes – Best in Style
The Savinelli billiard style Italian Smoking Pipe is one of the best in class for those who love briar wood pipes with skilled artisan looks. The Savinelli brand has been around since 1876, so they know what they’re doing when it comes to building a superior pipe. This pipe has a lovely look to it and feels good in your hand with a straight Billiard shape that lets you go hands-free.
Savinelli is synonymous with Milan, Italy, so you can feel that hand-carved craftsmanship when you hold it in your hand or look at it in the light. It’s truly a beautiful pipe that looks more expensive than it really is.
This pipe has a royal blue color and is in the Arcobaleno series, which means Rainbow in Italian. There are three finishes in this series, including green and smooth seal brown. The best thing about this pipe is how it pulls and gives you that air of rich briar for those first few puffs. The smoke is consistent and smooth with each take.
In addition, the price isn’t so bad for the quality of the pipe. You can really see the craftsmanship in the fine lines and color of this pipe. It even has the perfect bowl depth and height. This pipe is also a conversation starter, so be prepared to get lots of compliments.
Beautiful handcrafted pipe Italian-made Comes with box and extra filters
Cleaning accessories sold separately
2. 4th Generation – Beautiful Handcrafted Briar Pipe
The Danish company 4th Generation has been in the business of making unique tobacco pipes for many years. This 1897 style is crafted in the same shape as their original vintage pipes. Made from briar wood, this pipe has a tan finish that gives off a classic look.
Unlike other pipes, the 4th Generation is made to rest in your mouth. It’s easy to puff away and get a good pull just from holding the stem in your lips. However, the whole pipe isn’t made from wood. The black and brown contrast nicely, however.
We were expecting a lower price for a no-fuss type of pipe, but this is all-natural wood. You can smell and taste the briar within the first few pulls. We also liked how durable the pipe was. Even though it was dropped, it showed no signs of wear. This pipe comes with a protective sock and box.
Very durable Consistent smoke Made from natural Briar wood Has a great vintage look
More expensive than most wood pipes
3. Mr. Brog – Best Smoking Pipes For The Money
Mr. Brog is known for making top-quality handmade tobacco pipes, and the brand’s Full Bent Smoking Tobacco Pipe is no exception.
The handsome full bent pipe is made of quality Mediterranean briarwood.
Each handmade pipe features a classic full bent shape and is finished in carnauba wax and a natural coating. Its gorgeous shape, however, is the real selling point. Aside from looking great, its shape provides an amazingly cool smoke.
The Feature You Would Appreciate
Handsome good looks Excellent design Quality handmade construction Great finish Smooth, cool draw
A little more heft would be nice
4. Scotte Lobular Ebony – Best Tobacco Pipe Set
Looking for an inexpensive tobacco pipe set complete with pipe, stand, cleaning materials, and storage bag? If so, the Scotte Lobular Ebony Tobacco Pipe may be for you.
As far as the pipe is concerned, not only does it have a beautiful ebony finish, but it’s also heat resistant and features a premium German filter, leading to a nice draw and a smooth smoke.
Complete pipe set Looks good and smokes well Great value Perfect for beginners Best tobacco pipe under $50
Not cheap ’cause you buy not only pipe Poorly written instructions
5. Small Shiny – Best Portable Tobacco Pipe
Many tobacco pipes are small enough to put in your pocket and take with you to enjoy a pleasurable smoke while out and about and on the go. However, the fragile nature of corn cob pipes and the awkward shape of full bent pipes make them difficult to transport and ideal for at-home use. This isn’t the case with the Small Shiny Tobacco Pipe which you can easily buy online.
In addition to featuring a simple, streamlined shape, it’s only three inches in length from bowl to tip, making it one of the most portable tobacco pipes on the market today.
Despite its portable size, however, it features a deep metal bowl. This allows you to pack plenty of tobacco and enjoy a nice long smoke. It also has small holes on the bottom of the bowl, so there’s no need for a screen, and the blacktip can be pulled off for cleaning.
On the downside, it’s made of plastic instead of wood. That being said, given its price and portability, this may be something you’re willing to overlook.
Very inexpensive Small and portable Good starter pipe
Mouthpiece can be tough to take out Could draw better Not made of wood
6. Missouri Meerschaum Legend – Best All-Around Tobacco Pipe
The Legend from Missouri Meerschaum is one of the most popular tobacco pipes on the market today. It offers a terrific balance of appearance, functionality, and cost.
The classic corn cob pipe is made with corn cob grown in the USA. It is fashioned after the tobacco pipes of yesteryear smoked by Mark Twain, General MacArthur, and several other notable figures in American history.
Features you would appreciate
If you’re searching for a classic corn cob pipe that smokes just as well as briar pipes but costs much less, the Legend may be for you.
Affordable Well-made Provides a good draw Made in the USA Best tobacco pipe for beginners
Not quite as durable or appealing as briar tobacco pipes
7. Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman– Best Tobacco Pipe for Long Smoking Sessions
The Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman Tobacco Pipe is also made in the USA and features an extra- large, barrel-shaped bowl for endless smoking enjoyment.
While it’s also made from corn cob and features a 6mm filter just like the Legend, this is where the similarities end. The Country Gentleman is made for exactly that, gentlemen.
Its coating has an appealing dark stain, giving it a distinctively masculine appearance. It also has a hardwood insert at the bottom of the bowl, making it look and smoke as well as really expensive tobacco pipes.
Budget tobacco pipe Great craftsman-like construction Deep, extra-large bowl Provides a nice, cool draw Genuine hardwood bowl insert Made in the USA
Mouth piece can be difficult to remove for cleaning
Best Tobacco Pipe Buyer’s Guide
Despite the rise in popularity of cigarettes and cigars in the 20th century, today, tobacco pipes are once again gaining favor, and for good reason. Not only can a single bowl of flavorful, aromatic tobacco last for up to an hour, but the contemplative and reflective nature of sitting down with a tobacco pipe is a pleasant alternative worth savoring and enjoying.
That being said, finding a great tobacco pipe is easier said than done. With so many sizes, shapes, and materials to choose from, you could spend hours of trial and error trying to find the right tobacco pipe for you.
That’s where we come in.
There are literally hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of tobacco pipes on the market to choose from. To avoid wasting your money on a poorly made pipe or purchasing one that’s not right for you, it helps to know a little about them and understand what to look for. By doing a little research first, you’ll be able to enjoy the best possible smoking experience.
What to Look for In a Tobacco Pipe
If you want to channel your inner James Bond, Humphrey Bogart, or Carey Grant, no ordinary tobacco pipe will do. Here are some things to look for to choose a great tobacco pipe for years of smoking enjoyment:
Fit and Finish
A tobacco pipe should look like it was skillfully made with care. It shouldn’t have uneven stains, sandpaper marks, or any spots that haven’t been waxed. The shank and stem should fit well as well, allowing for a good draw and a cloud of smooth smoke.
To get the most enjoyment from a tobacco pipe, you must like how it looks and feels. A pipe may smoke great, but if it doesn’t please you aesthetically or feel good in your hand, you won’t want to use it nearly as much.
However, whether or not you like the style of a pipe is completely subjective and up to you. Some people like corn cob pipes. Others like full bent briars, Dublin, or Billiard-shaped pipes. The good news is there are a variety of pipe styles out there to choose from and try.
A good tobacco pipe must have a good draw. This means it should have good airflow when puffed. Unfortunately, due to poorly aligned parts and draft holes that are too small, not all tobacco pipes provide a good draw. In addition to creating a poor draw, these issues can also cause a pipe to smoke wet or too loudly, which ruins the smoking experience.
In general, lighter tobacco pipes smoke better than heavier pipes. They’re also easier to hold and less fatiguing to smoke. Nonetheless, some people prefer heavier pipes, so like aesthetics and style, a pipe’s preferred weight largely comes down to personal taste.
From large manufacturers to small artisan artisans, tobacco pipe makers of all varieties use various finishing varnishes. Although many varnishes have absolutely no effect on a pipe’s performance, some varnished finishes tend to bubble or flake. That being said, there are exceptions to every rule as some impeccably made and highly sought after pipes are finished with heavy varnishes.
Filters help keep out debris and allow for a smooth and enjoyable smoke. However, metal filters inserted in the stems of pipes also tend to create condensation, leading to us and noisy smoking experiences.
What Materials are Tobacco Pipes Made With?
Tobacco pipes can cost as little as $5 and as much as $500. Traditional tobacco pipes are almost always made of briarwood do the material’s heat resistance, appearance, and durability. However, pearwood and other hardwoods with similar qualities to briarwood are also used.
Thanks to its ability to be carved into intricate designs, meerschaum is another popular material used in tobacco pipe construction. However, the clay-like material isn’t as durable as briarwood and requires a little more care. Meerschaum pipes are also more expensive.
Lastly, there is a corn cob variety. They’re the cheapest option and smoke quite well. However, corn cob tobacco pipes don’t last as long and are usually only good for a year or two. Nonetheless, given their affordability, they are a popular option and a good choice for first-timers.
What are the Different Tobacco Pipe Shapes?
Tobacco pipes tend to fall into two primary categories based on the shape of the stem. They are either straight or curved. From this jumping off point, they can take any number of creative and exquisite shapes.
In terms of smoking characteristics, straight tobacco pipes generally provide a better smoking experience. This is due to the fact that straight pipes tend to collect less moisture at the base of the bowl beneath the draft hole. With straight pipes, such as corn cob pipes, the bowl also sits higher, which does a better job of keeping smoke from emanating off of the bowl and into your face.
How to Pack a Tobacco Pipe
Packing a tobacco pipe correctly is crucial for enjoying a good, quality smoke. Unfortunately, this is often done incorrectly by newbie and experienced pipe smokers alike. The good news is once you get it down, it will become a breeze. You may struggle at first, but with a little practice and the right technique, you’ll get the hang of it and enjoy pleasurable, hassle-free smoking experiences time and time again.
Basically, there are two packing methods you can utilize:
1. The Pinch Method
- First, grab a nice large pinch of your favorite tobacco. You should pinch enough that it looks like it won’t fit in the bowl.
- Then, place it in the bowl and use your free thumb to hold it in place. Next, use both of your thumbs to gently press the pipe tobacco into the bowl. It should be packed tight enough to hold the pipe upside down without the tobacco falling out.
- Lastly, test the draw. You may need to use the end of a safety pin, a small nail, or a similar item to poke a hole through the center to let a little air in. After that, all that’s left to do is light it and enjoy.
2. The Triple-Layer Method
- For this method, you first need to gravity fill the tobacco into the bowl by grabbing a pinch and dropping it into the bowl without pressing or tamping it down. You can also scoop the bowl right into the jar or pouch of tobacco.
- Either way, fill it to the top and press it down until the bowl is filled halfway. This will be the first layer. Do the same thing once more, but this time the pressed tobacco should fill the bowl 2/3 of the way. This, of course, is the second layer. Finally, could you do it again for the third layer.
The Art of Smoking with a Tobacco Pipe
Unlike cigar and cigarette smoking, pipe smoking is a more relaxing and meditative pursuit. While some cigar smokers might dispute this claim, it’s far more common to see cigar smokers huddled around in animated discussions than pipe smokers. Tobacco pipe smoking is much more introspective.
Therefore, pipe-smoking often involves a comfortable chair and an unhurried or more relaxed state of mind. As such, the pacing is important and downright essential to enjoy the tobacco’s nuanced flavors and appreciate the art of the blender.
A slow puffing pace also helps regulate the burning of tobacco. In other words, to be a successful pipe smoker, patience, and perseverance are a must. By being patient and relaxed, you can truly enjoy the experience and discover the endless tobacco blends available to you.
How to Light the Pipe
You can’t just put a flame to a packed bowl and expect the best results. Like everything else, lighting a tobacco pipe properly involves a process.
- When the bowl is packed, you first need to char the top of the tobacco. You do this by holding the flame from your lighter above the bowl and moving it in a circle while taking a dozen or so short puffs. This will put a nice char on the top of the tobacco .
- Afterwards, tamp the tobacco down in the bowl one more time. This will create a nice crusting effect on the top of the packed tobacco.
- After the tobacco is charred on top, hold the flame above the bowl once more. However, this time take a handful of deep draws to suck the flame down into the tobacco-filled bowl. When the tobacco is lit, continue taking deep puffs to create a solid ember that will stay lit a long time.
Tobacco Pipe Troubleshooting
If your tobacco pipe ever becomes too hot to hold comfortably, the tobacco inside is getting too hot. In this scenario, let the ember die out and try re-lighting the tobacco. Only this time, take fewer puffs.
Most pipe smokers take a puff every 20 seconds or so. You shouldn’t constantly puff like you would a cigarette.
If you ever feel a burning sensation in your mouth, which is called “tongue bite,” the tobacco is once again getting too hot. So, let the ember die out and re-light the bowl.
How to Light the Tobacco Pipe?
Apply an open flame to the tobacco and puff on it until lit. But to minimize mid smoke relights, it’s important to pay attention to this technique. Be sure to use wooden matches or a soft flame butane lighter. Do not use a torch lighter. Torch lighters burn too hot and can damage your pipe. Start by giving your pipe what is known as the charring light. Light your match or lighter and apply to the tobacco, moving in a circular motion around the entire surface of the tobacco. While doing this, take a few puffs on the pipe to draw the flame in. The tobacco will probably swell up during this process.
Can you light a pipe with a lighter?
Yes, you can use pipe lighter. Pipe lighters are made specifically for tobacco pipes. They should not alter the taste of the tobacco.
How to Pack a Tobacco Pipe?
Basically, there are two packing methods you can utilize: 1. Pinch Method 2. The Triple-Layer Method
As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when choosing a great tobacco pipe. However, picking out a proven tobacco pipe is only half the battle as you have to learn how to smoke it as well.
Pipe smoking is an incredibly enjoyable pastime when you get the basics down. Hopefully, this buyer’s guide has also helped in that regard.
Now that you know all about tobacco pipes and how to use them just like the gentlemanly scholars of old, it’s time to pick one out, sit back in your favorite chair, and enjoy hours of smoking pleasure!
About Steven Johnson
The systems engineer in me truly enjoys analyzing and reviewing household appliances. Combine both passions and you have a wonderful result: I spend a lot of time studying wine and cigar coolers, cigar humidors, home beer brewing kits and various other related products. Read More
Jeremy McQuain says
so I’m shifting from cigars to a pipe. my woman absolutely hates the cigar smell. however she’s commented over the years of enjoying the smell of pipes.
I’m looking for my first pipe to be on the cheaper side incase it’s not for me. but one that’s sort of modern in appearance.
Thanks for your question!
Don’t forget about cigars if u like it 😉
I’d recommend from TOP 3 of my Guide like Scotte pipe . Nice pipe for begginers, u could understand that it is ur pipe or not. You know it’s like cigars: smells great but smoking…
If u wanna take great pipe I’m strongly recommed Savinelli like this .
Write budget, I think we can solve your problem 😉
James Hallbom says
What is a brand new Blao Brand pipe go for?? I just can not seem to find anything on the pricing
No mention of the Kirsten pipes.
Getting hard to find but really enjoy them.
Barry Perhamsky says
I used to smoke a pipe, and I find it very relaxing. I prefer curved styles pipes, and the coachman, totally curved is the one I prefer the most. But now days, a coachmen is hard to find.
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