Smokers who are new to the world of glass bongs and pipes or the ones who have not yet purchased any kind of smoking accessories from a headshop might not be that familiar with the common headshop terminologies used by herb enthusiasts. If you have no clear idea on these terminologies, then you will find it a little bit difficult to select the right type of bong and the accessories for your needs.


There are plenty of different types of glass bongs, dab rigs, and accessories available in the market. So, if you wish to have a great smoking experience and if you want to make the most of your herbs, you will need to have a good knowledge of the common headshop terminologies. Below are some of the most widely used terminologies that will help you to make your online headshop shopping a lot more easy and comfortable.




In simple words, adapters can be defined as small glass pieces, which are mainly used for the purpose of changing the angle, sex, and size of glass water pipes. This enables smokers to fit different types of bowls, nails, and ash catchers in their water pipe.


Air Tight


Many smokers and herb enthusiasts often use the word air tight to describe a storage container. This air tight jar is highly recommended for storing marijuana concentrates, as they prevent the herb from drying too much or going bad.




Ashcatchers are actually optional glass water pipe upgrades that are used for the sole purpose of preventing the ash from entering into your water pipe. This not only keeps your smoking device cleaner but it also adds another layer of diffusion and filtration to your glass water pipe.




Borosilicate glass, which is a high-quality type of glass, is often used to make different types of water pipes. In fact, most of the water pipes that you see in the market are made by using borosilicate because it prevents the chances of a breakage and offers optimum resistance to high temperatures.


Beaker Base


Beaker base is simply a water pipe that comes with a beaker-shaped base. Beaker bottoms are highly popular among herb users, as they are more stable when compared to a traditional straight tube, thanks to their wider base design. Additionally, they also hold a lot more water than straight tube bongs.