It's all about that base.
Beaker bongs are classic water pipes with a wide bottom that offers increased stability and smooth smoke. Bongs in the beaker style tend to be sturdier than their straight tube counterparts, making them less likely to be knocked off the coffee table by the cat.
Another advantage of beaker bongs (vs. straight tube bongs) is that they hold more water and more smoke in the base, allowing for larger, grander hits.
Beaker bongs also have plenty of room for percs (that's short for percolators, ICYMI) that you may choose to add extra filtration to your smoking experience. Certain types of prices simply don’t fit inside a straight tube water pipe, so the beaker's big base is an important factor if you’re set on using specific perc.
The beaker bong and its cute cousin, the bubble bong, as well as other non-straight bottomed water pipes, tend to have more variety and creativity in their designs since there's more surface area to work with. Some designs include a lip, a ring, or a slightly more flared base to increase the stability of the piece. If you’re looking for a truly unique piece of glass, you’re sure to find one that incorporates a beaker bottom.
Beaker bongs and water pipes are always popular among Eagle Bong's shoppers, and we've put together an extensive collection for you to peruse. Find basic beaker bongs, complex ones with percs already included, and even recyclers in this curation.