What are some of the most common accessories and attachments for glass bongs and how do they work?

Glass bongs are popular devices for smoking herb or tobacco, as they offer a smooth and filtered experience. However, you can also customize your bong with various accessories and attachments that can enhance, replace, or protect parts of your bong or smoking accessory. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most common bong accessories and attachments, and how they work.


Ashcatchers are attachments for bongs that offer extra filtration. They are usually placed between the bowl and the downstem, and they have their own water chamber and percolator. Ashcatchers catch the ash and debris from the herb, preventing them from entering the main chamber of the bong. This way, they keep the bong cleaner and improve the taste and smoothness of the smoke. Ashcatchers come in different sizes, styles, and percolators, such as showerhead, honeycomb, or matrix. You can choose an ashcatcher that matches your bong’s joint size and gender, and your preferred level of diffusion.

Bowls and Downstems

Bowls and downstems are essential parts of every bong. Bowls are empty chambers that hold the herb or tobacco, and downstems are glass tubes that connect the bowl to the bong. Bowls and downstems come in different sizes (10mm, 14mm, and 18mm) and genders (male or female), so you need to know what size and gender your bong’s joint is before buying a new bowl or downstem. You can also choose bowls and downstems with different features, such as handles, screens, slits, or diffusers. Bowls and downstems can be replaced or upgraded to change the appearance or performance of your bong.

Nails or Bangers

Nails or bangers are attachments that convert your bong into a dab rig for smoking concentrates. They are usually made of metal, quartz, or ceramic, and they have a cup-shaped end that holds the concentrate. Nails or bangers are heated with a torch until they reach a high temperature, then a dabber is used to apply the concentrate to the nail or banger. The concentrate vaporizes instantly and travels through the water chamber of the bong to the mouthpiece. Nails or bangers also come in different sizes and genders, so you need to make sure they fit your bong’s joint. You can also choose nails or bangers with different shapes, such as flat-top, bucket, or thermal.


Adapters are accessories that allow you to connect different parts of your bong or smoking accessory that have incompatible sizes or genders. For example, if you have a 14mm male bowl and a 18mm female bong joint, you can use a 14mm male to 18mm female adapter to make them fit together. Adapters can also be used to change the angle or direction of your bowl or nail, such as 45-degree or 90-degree adapters. Adapters are useful for customizing your bong setup and making it more versatile.


Reclaimers are attachments that collect the leftover concentrate from your dabbing sessions. They are usually placed between the nail or banger and the downstem, and they have a removable jar or container that catches the reclaimer oil. Reclaimers help you save money by reducing waste and allowing you to reuse the reclaimer oil for edibles, tinctures, or topical applications. Reclaimers also keep your bong cleaner by preventing the sticky residue from clogging up your water chamber or percolator.


Glass bongs are great devices for smoking herb or tobacco, but they can also be customized with various accessories and attachments that can improve your smoking experience. Whether you want to add extra filtration, change your bowl or nail size, connect different parts of your bong setup, or collect reclaimer oil, there is an accessory or attachment for you. You can find a wide range of high-quality glass accessories and attachments at Wodo Shop, your online headshop for all your smoking needs.