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This Bong Vape Is Not Only Ridiculous, It’s Smooth as Hell

It’s a bong! It’s a vape! It’s a… bape? A vong? I dunno, man, but the Hydrology 9 produces the smoothest vapor I’ve ever tasted.

The Hydrology 9 is the first portable “liquid filtration vaporizer.” It’s roughly the size and shape of a Red Bull can, but two inches taller. The combination of brushed aluminum and glass gives it a handsome, sophisticated look. Honestly, looks like something a stoned Jony Ive would make, if he wanted to make a lightsaber to smoke weed out of.

As much as we hate the term “frankengadget” that’s sort of what this thing is, as it brings the the advantages of a bong (sorry, “waterpipe”) to the world of vaporizers. The concept of the bong—for those of you who who didn’t live in my dorm—is that the smoke passes through some water, with the primary objective being to cool the smoke down. The water does a little filtering, too. The combination makes for a smoother, less harsh hit. Vaporizing weed (which heats the bud to the point where the good stuff turns to vapor, but the nasty stuff doesn’t burn) is already way easier on your throat and lungs. Adding bong filtration makes the heat even lower, the vapor a little less dry, and everything feel incredibly smooth.

The Hyrdology 9 is chock full of smart features. At first glance I thought, “There’s no way this thing is going to be ‘portable’ once it’s filled with nasty bong water.” I was wrong. The mouthpiece has a built-in valve to make it essentially leak-proof, especially when you attach the magnetic mouthpiece cover on top of it. I tried knocking it over, flipping it, and running around with it in a backpack, and I was amazed to find that it didn’t spill a drop.

To use the vaporizer, you unscrew the mouthpiece and pour some water in until it’s roughly 70 percent full, then reattach the mouthpiece. Turn it over and unscrew the bottom compartment. That’s where you put your ground-up herb. The bowl looks small, but it’s actually very deep, which makes it pretty big for a portable vape (0.7 x 0.4 inches), and it has a clever, built-in stirrer so you can get even heating throughout your session without having to open up the chamber. You just twist the bottom piece and you’re good to go.

To start your session, you press the Hydrology 9’s one button three times quickly. Then press the button again to scroll through its five temperature settings, which is indicated by a different color lighting up the water chamber (a very nice, lava-lampy effect). Once you settle on the temperature you want, it will slowly heat up and turn green when it’s ready. You put your lips inside the mouthpiece (more like a bong than a traditional vape) and inhale, which produces the classic bong bubbling sound, and then, oh my…

As you exhale you realize you took a way bigger hit than you intended. The vapor this thing produces is so smooth you can barely feel it entering your lungs or throat. There is none of the dryness or heat I get with even the best vaporizers, even when I set the Hydrology to the highest temperature. Before you realize it, you are way more stoned than you intended to be, so I hope you don’t have anything important to do.

Actually, that’s a byproduct of one of my problems with the Hydrology 9. Its five heat settings—blue, light green, orange, purple, and red — correspond to 392F, 410F, 428F, 446F and 464F, respectively (or 200C, 210C, 220C, 230C and 240C, if you’re playing the Celsius game). 392F is really high to be the lowest setting. The Vapium Summit , for example, starts at 320 degrees F (160C). The G Pen Elite can go as low as 200 degrees. I generally like my vaping sessions around 372F, which the Hydrology 9 can’t do.

For those who are new to this, different cannabinoids vaporize at different temperatures. So if you’re vaping cooler, you will get a lighter vapor, but you’ll be leaving some of the good stuff in the bud. If you vape it hotter, then you get more of the good stuff, but you start getting more of carcinogens, too. It’s all about finding that balance point. The water filtration here lets you vape it a bit hotter without getting the smokier taste.

Getting too stoned isn’t the end of the world, but my biggest gripe might be a deal breaker for some: The Hydrology 9 is right on the upper edge of what could be reasonably called “portable.” At seven inches long and 1.75 inches in diameter, it’s certainly not going to fit into your jeans pocket. At least not without looking… odd. When I’m looking for a portable vape I’m thinking about something I can throw in a pocket and take on a hike. You’re going to need a backpack or purse for this thing. It feels more like a vape you keep at home but you don’t have to keep plugged in.

Other small gripes? It takes about a minute for it to get up to temp, which is pretty slow. Occasionally, when you’re taking a long draw, a bubble will come up and splash your lip with bong water. Now, it’s vape-bong water, so it’s not nearly as nasty as standard bong water, but it certainly isn’t ideal. Cloudious 9 (the company that makes this thing) claims that it will last roughly 15 session on a single charge. I guess that depends on what you call a session. I found that I got closer to ten. It certainly isn’t bad, but it’s not a marathoner, either.

Ultimately, the quality of the vapor this thing puts out is just so damn good that it’s impossible not to love it. The sleek and smart design helps, too. I just wish it weren’t so damn big. It costs $250 , but your throat, lungs, and taste buds will thank you.

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  • Smoothest, best tasting vapor I’ve ever had
  • Beautiful and smart design make it unlike any other vape
  • Magnetic mouthpiece cover and built-in stirrer are fantastic
  • Too damn big to fit in your damn pocket
  • Has a mode to make the lights strobe, which might cause you to freak out

It’s a bong! It’s a vape! It’s a… bape? A vong? I dunno, man, but the Hydrology 9 produces the smoothest vapor I’ve ever tasted.

Ultimate Glass Water Pipe

We FINALLY have the bubbler of our dreams. We’ve tested just about every piece of glass we could and paired them with every vaporizer imaginable. They all had properties that were great for a bong, but not specifically designed for a vape. So we took the pieces we liked, made a few tweaks, and created the Ultimate Glass Water Pipe.

Our exclusive glass piece features a percolator with clean cuts and an effortless draw. The diffusion doesn’t affect or drown out the flavour of your favourite herb. The mouthpiece has also been moved out of the way compared to the traditional side-car design to allow more space for almost any vaporizer or adapter to mount to the 14mm female joint. The new slightly elevated position of the percolator will allow our bubbler

This is the best glass piece we’ve tried! The all glass percolator has a free flowing draw and does’t over diffuse the vapor, so it maintains the terpene profiles of your favourite herbs and oils. Pair the glass bubbler with the appropriate water pipe adapter (WPA) and you’ll take any vaporizer to the next level.

*Pro tip: use warm water instead of cold. warm water hydrates the vapor more and results in a smoother draw, ie less harsh. Also, vapor sticks to cold glass and will leave more resin behind. Use fresh, warm tap water with each session for the best results.

This glass bubbler features a classic matrix style percolator. The main body is 6cm in diameter and offers a perfect and smooth draw for almost any kind of vaporizer, portable or desktop. The joint is a 14mm female so all you need is a water pipe adapter for your vaporizer to make them fit together.

  • 6cm x 12cm chamber
  • Solid 12.5cm glass base
  • Repositioned glass stem mouthpiece
  • Easy flow percolator
  • 14mm female joint
  • Sandblasted logo

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We FINALLY have the bubbler of our dreams. We’ve tested just about every piece of glass we could and paired them with every vaporizer imaginable. They all had properties that were great for a bong, but not specifically designed for a vape. So we took the pieces we liked, made a few tweaks, and created the Ultimate Glass Water Pipe.

Our exclusive glass piece features a percolator with clean cuts and an effortless draw. The diffusion doesn’t affect or drown out the flavour of your favourite herb. The mouthpiece has also been moved out of the way compared to the traditional side-car design to allow more space for almost any vaporizer or adapter to mount to the 14mm female joint. The new slightly elevated position of the percolator will allow our bubbler

This is the best glass piece we’ve tried! The all glass percolator has a free flowing draw and does’t over diffuse the vapor, so it maintains the terpene profiles of your favourite herbs and oils. Pair the glass bubbler with the appropriate water pipe adapter (WPA) and you’ll take any vaporizer to the next level.

*Pro tip: use warm water instead of cold. warm water hydrates the vapor more and results in a smoother draw, ie less harsh. Also, vapor sticks to cold glass and will leave more resin behind. Use fresh, warm tap water with each session for the best results.

This glass bubbler features a classic matrix style percolator. The main body is 6cm in diameter and offers a perfect and smooth draw for almost any kind of vaporizer, portable or desktop. The joint is a 14mm female so all you need is a water pipe adapter for your vaporizer to make them fit together.

  • 6cm x 12cm chamber
  • Solid 12.5cm glass base
  • Repositioned glass stem mouthpiece
  • Easy flow percolator
  • 14mm female joint
  • Sandblasted logo

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