Looking to take your weed smoking to the next level? Then you need to check out percolator filtered bongs! They're one of the most popular bong types at Glass Bongs Australia and for a good reason. Their percolation system helps cool and refine your hit, giving a smoother, tastier and less harsh draw. We'll take you on a tour of the world of percolator bongs, their variations and why they truly offer an unmatchable toke compared to standard bongs.

What Is A Percolator Bong?

A percolator bong is like a normal bong but better. It's got a little chamber with tiny diffusor holes or slits, which act like a filter to make your smoke smoother and cooler, so it's a way more pleasant experience when you hit it. The percolator is usually in the middle of the bong and the smoke is forced through it as you take a toke resulting in a cleaner, tastier and more enjoyable smoke.

Types Of Percolator Bongs

There's a lot of percolator bongs out there with different shapes and sizes. Most common types you'll find are tree percolators, showerhead percolators and honeycomb percolators. When it comes to choosing the right percolator bong for you, it's all about your preferences - how filtered you like your smoke, the look and feel of the percolator and what your overall session setup requires.

  • Tree Percolator Bongs: Tree percolator bongs are the latest and greatest for serious bong aficionados and casual tokers alike. They’re shaped like a treetop and have lots of holes and slits, like a sieve, which helps filter the smoke when you take a hit. This means you can take bigger and smoother drags without the risk of hacking up a lung. Plus, watching the smoke flow through the tree perc is simply mesmerising. What’s more, keeping your tree perc clean is super easy when you use a liquid cleaner like Formula 420 or Orange Chronic, plus a soft cleaning brush to get rid of any stubborn resin and smoke residue.
  • Showerhead Percolator Bongs: A showerhead percolator bong is the ultimate way to get the most out of your cannabis. It's composed of two parts: the percolator (a chamber with small holes) and the tube (a hollow cylinder that runs through the centre of the percolator). The smoke is sucked through the tube and filtered and cooled through the tiny holes of the percolator. So easy to set up and clean, it's pretty much a stoner's dream. 
  • Honeycomb Percolator Bongs: Honeycomb percolator bongs have a chamber with water and a honeycomb percolator. The honeycomb percolator is disc-shaped device with lots of tiny holes that let the smoke through. All the toxins and tar are filtered out, which means it's a smooth and flavourful high. And the honeycomb looks amazing in the bong, making it look even more stylish and classy. Plus, they're super easy to keep up with, so it's ideal for those looking for an awesome smoking experience.

What Are The Benefits Of Percolator Bongs?

Percolator bongs have a number of benefits that make them the perfect choice for smokers of all levels. Some of these benefits include:

  • Smooth, Cool & Filtered Smoke: Percolator bongs are way better than regular bongs because they make your smoke smoother, cooler and way more filtered. The smoke goes through the percolator and it gets rid of all the bad stuff, so you don't get any throat or lung irritation and you don't even have to worry about coughing after a puff. The small holes in the percolator cause the smoke to bubble and break up into smaller particles helping to cool the smoke for a more pleasant inhale. It also acts as a filter, trapping any unwanted substances such as ash and only allowing the purest smoke to reach your lungs.
  • Conserve Your Herbs: Percolator bongs are the way to go if you're a real stoner! They'll give you a much more powerful hit with less effort, which means you won't have to use as much of your nugs. That's because they can extract the good stuff like terpenes and flavours that other bongs just can't.
  • They Look Dope: Percolator bongs look way cooler than other types of bongs. I mean, check out all the awesome designs, colors, and styles! They even have these intricate and delicate percolators that make your bong look really dope. You can totally find a bong that fits your style and tastes! The bubbling water also creates a beautiful effect when the smoke is inhaled. It’s perfect for those who want to enjoy the ritual of smoking while also creating a unique and visually appealing experience.

How Does A Percolator Bong Work?

Working a percolator bong is pretty simple. It's got these little holes or discs that the smoke gets pushed through and it's like a sieve, breaking it down into smaller bits. To get started, fill the bong with water so the percolator is submerged. Then add water to the main chamber, making sure the downstem's slits are covered. Pack the cone with your herb, light it up and slowly inhale. You'll see the water bubbling and the smoke go through the percolator, filtering and cooling it for a supreme session.

What To Consider When Buying A Percolator Bong?

Buying a percolator bong is an exciting, important and fun and purchase for anyone looking to get the most out of their cannabis. There are a few things to consider when buying a percolator bong including:

  • Size: First, you should think about the size of the bong. It should be an appropriate size for the amount of smoke you want to create. Too small and the smoke won't be as effective while if it's too large it can be more difficult to handle, especially if you're new to bong smoking.
  • Material: You should consider the type of material the bong is made of. Glass is the most popular because it provides the cleanest and most pure smoke. Glass is typically thicker than other material and can handle high-temperatures, plus they come in awesome colours, shapes and variations suiting all personal tastes. Other materials such as silicone, ceramic and acrylic should be considered but rest assured, they won't produce the same results as glass. 
  • Percolator Design: The design of your percolator will impact the flavour, richness and smoothness of your smoke. They come in a variety of shapes and designs such as showerhead percolator, tree percolator, honeycomb percolator and more with each providing their own unique characteristics that you should test, explore and uncover.
  • Cost: Percolator bongs can dramatically differ in prices depending on the quality of glass, elaborate design elements, size of the bong and intricate details in the material. Consider your bong smoking ability, how much you're willing to spend and how often you're smoking before committing to a percolator bong. There are plenty of high-quality and cheap percolator bongs at Glass Bongs Australia that perform extremely well and don't break the bank.

How To Clean A Percolator Bong?

Cleaning a percolator bong takes a little longer than cleaning a stock-standard traditional bong. This is because of the miniscule and hard-to-reach areas of the percolator that can often build up with resin and smoke residue. Keeping your percolator bong in tip-top condition on a regular basis is crucial to achieving the best smoke possible by utilising the special forces of the percolator.

We recommend using a liquid bong cleaner such as Formula 420 or Orange Chronic which are scientifically formulated to make your bong cleaning process extremely quick and hassle-free. All you have to do is empty your bong water, give it a rinse with warm water and fill it up with the desired level of bong cleaner. Cover all the openings with a cleaning cap or plug, give it a good shake and swirl so the cleaner reaches every nook and cranny of your bong and percolator.

Once you're happy with the results after a minute of shaking, give it a quick scrub using a soft brush or pipe cleaner for the ultimate detailing. Wash it under warm water, let it dry and then you're ready to rip again and experience the full effects of an extra filtrated smoke thanks to the wonderful design of the percolator.


Percolator bongs are the perfect choice for 420 smokers who want to experience the best smoke possible and get the most out of their precious cannabis. Percs provide a cooler, smoother and more filtered smoke compared to traditional bongs. Although they're slightly more expensive in comparison, the benefits are totally worth it if you're in need of a better smoke. 

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