What is a Gravity Bong?

A gravity bong is a type of homemade bong that uses water and pressure to draw smoke into the lungs. It consists of a two-piece chamber system that nestles together—one larger chamber to hold the water and a second smaller chamber to hold the bowl and capture the smoke. As the herb or tobacco is lit, gravity pulls smoke into the bottle using water in a container to create suction. A gravity bong is also known by various names such as GB, geeb, bucket bong, or waterfall bong.

In this blog post, we will explain how a gravity bong works, what are its benefits and drawbacks, how to make one at home, and some tips and tricks to enjoy it safely and responsibly.

How Does a Gravity Bong Work?

A gravity bong works by submerging a small bottle with a bowl of herb or tobacco on top in a larger bottle or bucket of water. While lighting the herb or tobacco, slowly draw the bottle out of the water to fill it with smoke from the burning material. Unscrew the lid, put your mouth over the bottle’s opening, and push the bottle down to let gravity propel the smoke into your lungs. Voila!

The principle behind a gravity bong is simple: as the bottle rises out of the water, it creates a vacuum that sucks air through the bowl and into the chamber. The smoke is then trapped inside the bottle until you inhale it. The act of inhalation coupled with pushing the bottle down forces smoke into your lungs. Rather than a regular hit, you get a crazy intense bong rip that’s out of this world.

What are the Benefits and Drawbacks of a Gravity Bong?

Like most smoking accessories, there are benefits and drawbacks to a gravity bong. Here are some of them:


Benefits Drawbacks
– A surefire way to get super high – Can be harsh on the throat and lungs
– Efficient use of herb or tobacco – Can be messy and smelly