In the world of vaporizers, bongs, beakers, and chillums, you may hear the words Steamroller pipe and say to yourself, “really?” After all, what can be new under the sun in the world of smokers that has not already been done?
Well, to be frank, Steamroller pipes do not introduce any new technology or methods that would make them truly innovative products. Rather, they take an established method of dry herb use and make it ideal for those of us out there who live intense, big hits.
The ability of Steamrollers to give you sizable hits lies in the design. With a cylindrical design and the carb cap located behind the bowl instead of beside it, the smoke has a longer path to travel, cooling down as a result.
Steamrollers deliver quite intense hits, so these may not be for your average beginner, and more suitable for intermediate or advanced users.
Affordable options for Steamroller Pipes
Mumbo Jumbo Steamroller Pipe by Chameleon Glass
This minimalist, 5.75 inch long steamroller pipe is a terrific choice for those of you out there merely looking to get your feet wet.
The price point (under $20!) is ideal for newcomers, and with 12 personalizable colors available, you can experiment with fat hits the way you want to.
7 inch Steamroller Glass Pipe by Grav Labs
Grav Labs has a great option for those of you out there who want to give Steamrollers a try and ditch your bong or vape. A 7 inch borosilicate glass exterior, multiple colors to choose from, and a price point that comes under $20 could easily make this your next purchase.
Top picks from Steamroller Pipes
Below, we will take you through some of the best Steamroller Pipes that are currently on the market.
Smoked Steamroller by Marley Natural
Brought to you by the Marley brand, this borosilicate glass steamrolling pipe has 2 feet at its bottom, so sessions will never be interrupted by annoying drops or spills. A hollow internal design and a large carb hole make this the best hit you could ask for, just be ready!
Large Steamroller by Marley Natural
This 7 inch Steamroller, once again by the iconic Bob Marley brand, is a sizable product that is guaranteed to give fans of large clouds something to sink their teeth into.
The body of this Steamroller Smoking pipe is constructed of the finest borosilicate glass, while the mouthpiece section boasts All-American walnut wood. Simply slide these sections apart to give it a clean.
Grav Labs Deco Steamroller
Resembling a classic spoon pipe, the Deco Steamroller is a 5.5 inch pipe that has a flat base and a sizable bowl that is guaranteed to net you some serious hits. Coming in Amber, fumed, black, and a various selection of pastel Art Deco colors, this is another stylish Steamroller.
Mambo Jumbo by Chameleon Glass
Decorated with colorful marbles in traditional Chameleon Glass fashion, this big seller gives users a personalized version of a Steamroller. The design is minimal, playful, and the glass is tough and easy to clean as well.
What to look for in Steamroller Pipes
When it comes to Steamroller pipes, some things to consider are whether they can be disassembled, the way some of Marley Natural’s products are able to be disassembled for cleaning. This can be a plus if you are a frequent user and want to be mindful of buildup.
Be mindful of the size of the carb hole at the front of your Steamroller. The bigger the hole, the larger of a hit you will get from your Steamroller pipe. You do not even need a large amount of herb to get a jumbo sized hit, so just be ready for it!
Differences between all Steamroller Pipes
The main difference you will find with Steamroller pipes is the material used, the size of the pipe itself, the size of the carb hole, and whether it can be compatible with concentrates.
Some Steamrollers will use acrylic, ceramic, quartz, or borosilicate glass. You will notice differences primarily when it comes to flavor.
Some Steamrollers will be a mere 5 inches, but a 12 inch Steamroller pipe may make its way into your collection as well at some point. The longer the air pathway, the more cooled down your vapor will be.
The carb hole, as mentioned above, will play a big role in what kind of hit you will get. You will notice right away that a large carb hole will give you a very intense hit.
Lastly, compatibility with concentrates is rare, and happens primarily when there is availability for add ons. This is less common.
Advantages of Steamroller Pipes
- Massive hits
- Relatively inexpensive
- Great for sharing with friends
- No learning curve
Disadvantages of Steamroller Pipes
- Bad for beginners
- Can be difficult to clean if there is no disassembly opportunity
- Some larger sizes are difficult to smoke with and can be fumbly
- Compatibility with concentrates is rare, it is usually one or the other
Q1: What Exactly is a Glass Steamroller Pipe?
A steamroller pipe is an elongated pipe with a carb cap in the very front of the pipe as opposed to on the side for intense, productive hits.
Q2: Can I Use Concentrates on Steam Rollers?
Sometimes, but this is rare. Usually there are separate products for each, and Steamroller pipes that are exclusive for wax concentrates are not as common.
Q3: What is the Point of the Carburetor?
The carburetor, or carb, allows for air circulation within the pipe, and will be covered by your finger during inhalation, and released afterward.
Q4: What Glass is Typically Used For Steam Roller Pipes?
Borosilicate glass is the most common material used.
Q5: Are Glass Steam Rollers like Chillums?
Because chillums are known as 1 hitters, there are some parallels between these two. But Chillums can be much harsher on the throat, and they bring you quite close to the heat source.
Steamrollers are an ideal happy medium for frequent users. They are easy to carry around, easy to use, small enough to share with others, but powerful enough to satisfy experienced users with pleasantly strong hits.
Cleaning them sometimes involves some heavy rinsing, and not all Steamrollers have detachable parts. That said, these are ideal for the heaviest of heavy users out there, and whatever sacrifices you may make with these, they are lifelong pipes if well taken care of.