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How to protect your fragile cannabis accessories in transit

Published Jan 21, 2023 10:00 a.m. ET
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Bongs, dab nails, pipes, and all of the other bits and pieces required to make these tools work are expensive and fragile, a tragic combination when you’re a consumer who likes to move around a lot with the whole collection in tow. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to keep your investment intact and functional.

Here, we’ll show you how to protect your accessories and devices which should help to alleviate some of the stress associated with carting around so much top-shelf glass.

1. Invest in a good carrying case or bag

Every glass enthusiast should first invest in a good high-quality carrying case, bag, or backpack with plenty of structural support. Avoid flimsy designs, opt for metal zippers, and find one that fits your body type comfortably so that it isn’t a pain to carry on long journeys. Insulated products are great for additional cushioning, but at the end of the day, the most important thing here is to find something that offers an elevated level of security.

2. Wrap your accessories

Now that you’ve got a nice bag to carry around your stash of goodies, it’s time to consider adding some cushioning to the mix. Bubble wrap, polystyrene foam, paper, or thin material shopping bags can all work great to protect your arsenal of glass. This is an essential step if you’re travelling with more than one glass piece, which could slam together causing damage, but it’s also truly beneficial anytime, just to fill the empty space that might leave too much room for the tool to move around, tap on the container, and break.

3. Choose an appropriately sized container

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A good quality carrying bag is insanely important so that you don’t feel the need to set these pieces down somewhere they could be forgotten or exposed to potential hazards. Still, you’ll want a whole separate container or box to secure your gear in, otherwise, you’ll need a ridiculous amount of wrapping to truly protect something as fragile as glass. For this, a lunch box may work, and if you’re hoping to get really fancy, then you can order bong bags designed specifically to deliver protection where consumers need it the most.

4. Pack them tightly

Once you’ve got a durable carry bag, enough wrap to cushion everything, and an appropriately sized container, it’s time to ensure there’s no room for error. If any of your tools or accessories are able to move freely within the container, then they’re at high risk of breaking, so don’t make that mistake. Fill all the gaps until you know that none of these pieces will be banging around while in transit.

5. Stick to backpacks instead of fanny packs or purses

If you’ve made it this far, and you’re pretty sure you have all of the things necessary to protect your glass, then you’re on the right path, but before you pack everything up and head out it’s best to do one final assessment of your backpack or carrying bag, which should hang across your back to minimize movement when you’re in motion. Fanny packs and long backpacks reaching below the waist will swing around, risking the safety of your pieces. So, avoid them whenever possible.

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