Downstems are a long tube used as a water filter for bongs and dab rigs. Connect your bong bowl or domeless nail to the downstem so you can begin your smoking or dabbing activities. Check below to find a new downstem for your water pipe.
Downstems are one of the main pieces of most types of water bong-style rigs. They are the stem piece that connects the bowl or nail to the inside of the chamber that holds the water. It is in the shape of a long tube and acts as a filtration system for taking hits from a water pipe or bong. The smoke travels from the pipe, through the downstem, into the water, and through the main chamber to your lungs. Pieces that feature downstems provide hits that are much cleaner and smoother than dry pieces and help bring out the flavor of flowers and concentrates much better than dry heat pieces. While downstem pieces can be very fragile, they are very inexpensive and easy to replace. They even come in silicone which is a virtually indestructible material that will stand the test of time even with drops and slips that always occur during sessions.
The best downstem for you depends on multiple factors such as the size your piece needs, what material you want it to be made of, and also what shape and type of filtration system you would like it to feature. Downstems come in many different forms with some even containing extra pieces or contraptions inside of them to add to the filtration of your water piece - something a majority of stock downstems do not include. If you would like to upgrade your downstem, simply measure the dimensions of the downstem your piece was included with and search for the best downstem for you. There are a wide variety of options to choose from including silicone, glass, added filtration features, and more. Silicone downstems are a great option due to their unrivaled durability and very clean taste. Glass downstems can feature very cool designs and glasswork as well as additional filtration for even smoother hits.
Most pieces come with a downstem, but the downstem is usually one of the easiest pieces to break or damage due to the fragile nature of most stock downstems. It is a good idea to think about upgrading your downstem before it breaks so that you can use your stock downstem as a backup in the case of your new and nicer downstem breaking or getting lost. Most stock downstems are very basic and do not feature cool designs or added filtration that you can find in custom-made downstems. Adding a unique downstem to your new piece can enhance the smooth nature of the smoke while also adding to the flare and appearance of the piece. There is no need to settle for the stock downstem, and upgrading to a more specialized stem that features a trendier and less basic design as well as added durability can extend the life and functionality of any new water pipe.
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