The best one-hitter quitter pipes

Published Mar 16, 2019 01:58 p.m. ET

One-Hitter pipes have gained in popularity over recent years and are now most recommended as the go-to device for anyone shopping for small, discreet smoking pipes. With trends like THC and CBD microdosing hitting the headlines, there has never been more for options to choose from. The market has exploded with hundreds of new brands being sold every single day as a result of the one-hitter pipes being in such high demand.  

What is a one hitter pipe?

A one-hitter AKA one-hitter quitter pipes are small handheld devices that are designed with a small bowl that can hold enough herb (25 milligrams) for one single hit. There are many different types of one-hitter pipes that can range from super discreet and designed like a metal cigarette, to something flashier and breakable like a small glass one hitter pipe.

Types of one hitter pipes

Every pipe is designed for a sort of user. With such a large market the needs and wants of the many are vast and difficult to manage. Some want a discreet experience that only a cigarette style one hitter pipe can provide. Other prefer unique functionality features like bright colored casings or push button bowl emptying ability. The perfect one-hitter for you will depend on personal taste and preference. Below you will find some of the most common types of one hitter pipes on the market today.

1. Taster Bat with Spring Ejector

Tasters bats equipped with spring ejectors are designed to make use of the device as simple as possible. The bowl once packed much be pressed down and once the smoke has been inhaled one additional press of a button will empty it. Measuring at 3” long and made using a wood casing that provides a sturdiness that most other materials cannot stand up to.

2. Metal Cigarette

Metal cigarette one-hitter pipes are often painted to look exactly like a cigarette so they can be packed well in advanced and smoked in front of others without being noticed. They can range from a regular cigarette length of 3 inches to a long 6 inches for flair. They are lit at the tip and used in the same way a joint or cigarette would be. The type of metal used depends on the manufacturer, but the most commonly used metal is steel.

3. Ceramic Cigarette

These types of one-hitter pipes are similar to that of the metal cigarette with a few distinct differences. Ceramic materials impact the durability of a device as it is breakable. However, the flavor of the smoke produced by these tubes is greatly enhanced. Ceramic is tasteless when used, unlike its metal counterparts.

4. Ceramic Cigar

Cigar type one-hitters are always fatter than cigarette styles and can usually hold up to twice as much cannabis inside, as other styles of one-hitter pipes. The size changes the amount it contains as well as the quality of the experience when cigars are chosen over cigarette styles remains unchanged.

5. Glass Bat

A glass bat is one of the most basic one-hitter pipes on the market. They are rarely ever painted and are often one of the cheapest styles available due to their basic design. A glass bat is a 3-inch glass tube that runs four times wider than the average cigarette style while still maintaining the smooth experience and versatility that comes with its conventional shape and size.

6. Aluminum Smoke Reducer

These types of one-hitter pipes are marketed towards those who want to reduce the amount of tobacco they are consuming. While many still buy them for recreational use, the idea is that using a smoke reducer filled with marijuana can replace a cigarette for those on a journey to quit. They run 9 millimeters in diameter and come in a variety of colors to suit any preference.

7. Acrylic Bat

Acrylic is used for one specific purpose, and that is to maintain a cooler temperature than glass or metal pipes can offer. They also cool the smoke as it travels through the chamber without the need for water. The material holds properties that make it heat resist and fast to cool after and during its use. There are both large and small sizes available, and they come in a range of 20 different colors.

8. Anodized

These one-hitter pipes provide the user with a safe contained space to store loose herb while on the go. Anodized pipes are unique because of their ribbed feature and a non-slip ergonomic grip that no other one-hitters will some equipped with. Anodized one-hitters hold the most of any other design listed here, with the ability to hold up to an entire gram within its chamber.

9. Brass Bat

A brass bat has similar dimensions to other bats which average a ¼ inch diameter at the widest end, and a ⅛ inch diameter on the smallest. Though some dislike the taste that brass has, others feel that it enhances the flavor of any herbs that are put through it. Brass is also one of the easiest material types to clean and can last through years of use and abuse.

How to use a one hitter pipe

Regardless of which types of one hitter pipes, you are currently considering, the mechanics still function the same. To use one of these pipes the bowl must first be packed with a small amount of dried cannabis. Once it has been filled the user presses the device to their lips while holding a heating element such as a lighter to the bowl to ignite it. Once the herb has lit one deep inhale is all it takes to empty the contents of the bowl. One-hitter pipes are designed to deliver one hit at a time as efficiently as possible.

Where to buy a one hitter

If you have a local head shop or smoke shop, then chances are you will find a one-hitter pipe of some sort available there. The problem then is the overall selection that each establishment may or may not have available. If you are looking for a specific type, then your best bet may be online. Below you will find the two largest online selections of one-hitter pipes that money can buy from trusted websites.

1. BC Smoke Shop- www.bcsmokeshop.ca

2. Toronto Hemp Company- https://torontohemp.com

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