Rigs vs. Water Pipes: How Do They Compare?

Rigs vs. Water Pipes: How Do They Compare?

There are a plethora of options when it comes to smoking, and often a bit of controversy surrounding which apparatus provides the most enjoyable experience. One common debate is between those who prefer rigs versus those who choose to enjoy a water pipe. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but the true winner is really found in the eye of the beholder.

Water Pipes

Water pipes are normally used with flower material and enable the user to pack a bowl as light or tight as they want. By inhaling through the mouthpiece, the smoke enters the main chamber where the water acts as a filter and creates a smooth, easy drag. Many smokers opt to use a water pipe due to its simplicity – just add water and you’re ready to go. A drawback to a water pipe can be cleaning. Because of the way water pipes filter, residue collects inside the pipe and can be difficult to remove. However, a great example of an easy to clean water pipe is the Eyce Hammer, which boasts a simpler cleaning procedure compared to other water pipes, thanks to our special cleaning solution.


Rigs are similar to water pipes but are intended for use exclusively with waxes and concentrates. Rigs can be classified as a type of water pipe and are becoming a very popular alternative as more concentrate products are released to the market. Rigs are also smaller than other pipe styles because it’s important for the vapor to be inhaled as soon as possible as opposed to water pipes where time isn’t normally a factor. The sooner the concentrate is inhaled, the less chance that it will lose flavor and potency. Rigs often have multiple chambers that the vapor passes through and can look quite ornate. If you’re looking for a fantastic quality and stylish rig, the Eyce Rig 2 is a portable option that is easy to use on the go.

The Verdict

It honestly, depends on your personal smoking preference. If you prefer smoking flower the old-fashioned way, a water pipe will provide you with a simple solution that has stood the test of time. If you’re interested in trying new concentrate products and are enticed by the way smoking is advancing, rigs may be the way to go. Whichever you choose, make sure that you buy a quality product to help enjoy the experience!

Eyce Molds is focused on providing durable, high-quality rigs and water pipes that meet the changing needs of our customers. Our products are used by top athletes, professionals, travelers, and many others due to their unique designs and functional capabilities. Water pipes and rigs can make your smoking experience unforgettable, and Eyce Molds carries everything you need to enjoy this satisfying hobby. Plus, if you accidentally wreck your Eyce products, we’ll replace them! Browse our products online and purchase your water pipe or rig today.

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