G’day, FABulous people! Today we’re taking a closer look at the best online bong shops in Australia.
It’s 2020, after all – we are in pandemic pandemonium mode. Physical distancing for COVID-19 has made online vendors an essential service. Hold up, though; before you cash in that stimulus check for a brand new piece, there are a few important things to look out for, and questions worth your consideration.
Before purchasing a bong on the ‘net, have you checked out the site’s:
Product Line: How unique and diverse is their product listing? What products do they stock? Do they have the right variety for you?
Glass: Will you receive high-quality, authentic glass?
Shipping: How discreet is the shipping process? How will the package be secured? What will the vendor do to prevent breakage?
Payment: What payment method/s do they accept?
If this seems like a significant amount of research for a single purchase… you aren’t wrong. The Friendly Aussie Buds team went ahead and did that research ourselves. We ordered from some of the most popular online bong shops in Australia to give you OUR verdict… and in the process, maybe help to save our readers some precious time.
With FAB’s Bong Store Breakdown, you can make an informed purchase – just like that!
FAB’s Five Favourites
Ozbongs are Australia’s largest bong store. Well known by the community-at-large, they are highly regarded glass vendors.
OzBongs possess a massive variety of bongs – including famous international brands, such as ROOR, Sovereignty, EHLE, Pyrology, and more! They stock magnificent pieces of artwork, fetching up to $1000 – $2500!
OzBongs are well known for their expensive lineup – but they also stock more moderately-ranged pieces from the United States, Germany and China. They have a large range of replacement parts; including their own DhOP brand, which is rebranded Chinese glass. Their prices for less custom, high-end pieces are very much in line with other vendors.
On top of that, they stock novelty bongs, agungs, pipes, papers, grinders, oil tools, vapes, e-liquids, and so much more. Recently, they even starting distributing the Gatorbeug!
Plus, their website is sleek. It’s an enormous store with plenty to see – it’s really good, even just for a window shop! Despite their expansive range, we found the site easy enough to navigate. If you enjoy the user experience that OzBongs offer, their rewards system for returning customers could be great to get involved in. They also perform price-matches against their competitors* (*terms and conditions apply!).
There is one major letdown, when it comes to OzBongs: they only accept bank deposits. This means that the whole process does take a little longer, and can be tedious. Shipping for a smaller bong is $12; with larger bongs netting shipping costs up to $25. The pieces then come directly and discreetly via courier.
Our personal experiences with OzBongs have always been very positive. It’s no wonder they are Australia’s favourite bong store. Overall, OzBongs gets a 4.5/5 from the FAB team. One major improvement – please add credit/debit cards to your payment options!
2. Glass Prophets
Glass Prophets are a big player in the ‘Aussie bong’ space; with sizeable name recognition, and an impressive lineup.
They’re all about glass: be it bongs, pipes, slides, dab rigs, vaporisers, or accessories for the most pro-level stoners. Their focus is on local glassblowing talent – but they do also feature a gigantic range of American pieces.
The prophets have glass that should cater to any stoner’s needs. However, they are a little pricier than some of their competition – especially factoring in their double-digit shipping costs (up to $50!)
In fact, they’ve got some very expensive novelty/collectible stuff listed on their website, such as this ‘Roo Rig’ from Oregon:
Another favourite of ours are the reliable ‘Beaker Bongs’, made by QFactor Glass, ranging from around $400 – $500. A solid pick for collectors… they are aesthetic AF!
In terms of payment options, the Glass Prophets are way ahead of the competition. They come through with multiple secure ways to process your order – you can even use PayPal and cryptocurrency! Their online store is elegantly designed; and the cart is just awesome, from a web design perspective.
All in all, the Glass Prophets are an excellent Aussie store, supporting amazing, talented glass artists. We give them a 4.5/5 – they may out-price *most people*, but these pieces are not just for regular old shmoe’s!
3. The Bong Shop
The Bong Shop was one of Australia’s first bong stores.
The child company of long-running alternative clothing store ‘Off Ya Tree’ is famous for its top-notch consumer experience. The ‘Bong Shop’ website is beautifully designed, not to mention quick, responsive, and easy to navigate. Their shipping is quick and discreet – and they accept credit cards.
The store carries a range of bongs. Additionally, they hold supplies for shishas and hookahs, which is otherwise rare for an online bong store (at least ‘down under’). Among their most popular items are classic Aussie ‘Agung’ glass bongs – the round ones, with metal stems. These beauties range from $25 to just under $100.
They have some fun novelty bongs available, too. Like their Star Wars-themed, Darth Vader helmet bong – and The Knockout. The Bong Shop’s wide range of bubblers and pipes could give it an edge over the competition… if that’s what you’re looking for.
The ‘Bong Shop’ carries a range of ‘premium’ glass bongs, with inbuilt percolators. These generally range from $175-275. The premium pieces do seem a little expensive; especially in comparison to the quality of what’s on offer, elsewhere. The other bongs are still excellent value, however.
They also carry all the standard extras – papers, blunts and vaporisers.
Overall, ‘The Bong Shop’ gets a 4/5 from us. They could improve by adding to their stock, or reducing their prices for ‘premium’ products.
4. Mull Up
Besides having a great name, Mull Up boasts an easily-navigable website, and a decent selection of bongs and vaporisers.
The store even stocks a few brands of glass that others don’t – like Mav, Nugg Life Pure Glass, and Thick Ass Glass. Designer bongs can go for ~$800.
They also stock all of the classic Agungs, at cheap prices. Check out the TAG bongs; they’re affordable, with thick 9mm glass!
A lot of Mull Up’s bongs are competitively priced. They have a good selection of vaporisers that sit around standard RRP; as well as papers, blunts and pre-rolls. They even have palm-leaf blunt wraps!
M.U. offers shipping at a flat rate of $10. They accept bank transfers and credit card transactions.
Overall, Mull Up gets 3.5/5. They have a good website; they just need a wider variety of bongs to back it up.
Share Your Thoughts!
Do you have a favourite Aussie bong store? Feel free to share some of your experiences down below!
Until next time!