When you look for a dab rig, do you go for looks first, then worry about the function later? Or do you spend hours and hours looking at each dab rig perc, wondering which one is the best for you? Here’s our guide to help you how to choose the perc dab rig depending on your dabbing preference.
First and foremost, how often do you intend to use it? Are you a low-key dabber who take small hits now and then? Or are you a heavy consumer who needs to do big dabs often?
For daily and heavy dabbing, get a medium-sized dab rig perc like this 8.5” Pulsar Glass Dab Rig with Fixed Downstem Perc and Quartz Banger. It’s suitable for heavy use, and you don’t have to do in-between cleaning often. This Pulsar Mini Dab Rig with Diffused Downstem is 4.25“ tall and good enough for one-hitters or occasional hits.
Bongs are great in the sense that you can convert them to a dab rig using the right nail or dab rig attachment. Unfortunately, complicated bongs are not suitable for concentrates. The extra layer of filtration dulls the flavor of your concentrates. It’s best to buy a simple dab rig perc like this 7” Diffused Downstem Beaker Dab Rig with a Swirl Glass Accent.
The dab rig should be drag-free and has an adequate size that will let you clear it in just one breath. Any left-over vapor inside the rig will get stale and ruin your dabbing experience.
Bubbles and filtration can significantly influence your dabbing experience. Look closely at the size of the holes in your dab rig perc. A few big holes give you lots of flavor with excellent filtration, making it perfect for those who like hard, bold hits. Several small holes will provide you with lots of bubbles, enhance your filtration, and cool down your dabs better. This is good for those who want cooler, less punchy dabs, especially if you tend to miss the cool sweet spot for dabbing. The downside is that you get less of the flavor of your concentrates, but it will lessen the coughing episodes.
Let’s take, for example, this 6.5″ Pulsar Boro Glass 14mm Female Fixed Downstem Perc Mini Dab Rig With Quartz Banger. This perc produces big bubbles because of a few long, deep slits. As a result, you get minimal filtration but full of flavor. The size of the slits also goes perfectly well with the small size, making it easy to rip.
For lots of bubbles and cooler hits, go for the 10” Cheech & Chong Shower Head Perc with Quartz Banger. You get lots of bubbles and cooling action with this perc dab rig because of the size and number of holes in the perc.
You love your massive bong that is about 18” tall because it gives you smooth, clean hits for your herbs. The beaker base also holds much water for cooling and filtration. You’re thinking: hey this is great for a dab rig!
Unfortunately, it’s not. If you’ll notice, you won’t see any dab rig perc going beyond 12” tall. The reason is that you’re dealing with vapor, which can become stale if kept inside the dab rig for long. You need a dab rig that not only milks fast but clears quickly as well. If you need two hits to clear a rig, or if you need lots of lung power, that’s not an efficient dab rig for you.
Also, consider the amount of water a massive rig can have. The more water you have, the more diluted your concentrates will be. Get a dab rig that doesn’t need too much water to cool down the smoke. You don’t need that much water for filtration since you’re not dealing with combusted material as you do with a bong.
To sum up, get a simple dab rig that is of the right size. Keep it simple, and don’t convert big bongs to dab rigs. The best dab rig perc is one that will match your dabbing style and needs. Once you got your dabbing needs figured out, click here and get your dab rig now. We have a great selection, from Pulsar, Cheech & Chong, GRAV, and MJ Arsenal. If you need help with choosing the right perc rig for you, hit us up in the comment section below!