Metal pipes have often been placed low on the totem pole of preferred smoking devices. Glass has been tested by time; it has proved itself to be economical and reliable with its efficiency. Metal pipes have earned the reputation of hitting harsh, becoming hot, and being difficult to clean. Needless to say, innovation has been lacking – up until now.
The makers of the Koo-de-Gras pipe have created a product that has taken the standards of metal pipes to a whole new level. The pipe features a sleek design that is both durable and compact. The most novel feature is the chamber that has enough space for 70-80 hits. The convenience is pioneering when it comes to smoking on the go. A few simple taps on the end loads a perfect bowl to provide you with at least 10 hits. If you only have time for two you can simply extinguish the bowl with the sliding sleeve and throw the pipe in your pocket to save it for another time.
The guys at Koo-de-Gras gave me the chance to give their pipe a try. From my experience with metal pipes I’ve developed a strong stigma against them due to the harsh hits. After trying the pipe once I’m not sure I’ll be going back to glass. I was immediately surprised by the smoothness and the absence of the metallic taste that can easily ruin a good hit. The hardwood oak bowl that is housed inside the chamber gives the pipe a notable taste. I was excited to find a poker built into the end cap of the pipe, no longer did I need to search around my room for a needle. In addition, I enjoyed being able to load and smoke a bowl with seamless ease while being on the go.
I wanted to see just how portable the pipe could be and decided to carry it around in my pocket for a few days. I half expected the pipe to open up in my pocket and spill the contents but was elated to not find so much as a stray crumb. On one occasion I accidently dropped the pipe but even then not a single spill occurred and there was hardly a scratch on it. The pipe is compact enough to not be uncomfortable without sacrificing any amenities.
One of my biggest issues with metal pipes has been the problem of them getting incredibly hot. After taking a solid 15 hits I noticed only a slight increase in heat that comparatively is the same to glass. Another perk is the ease of cleaning; the pipe comes with a spare bowl, extra smoke screens, and even some filters. Cleaning is as simple as giving it a quick rinse and popping in a new bowl. After placing in the spare bowl the pipe tasted just as fresh as the day I received it.
It’s safe to say that Koo-de-Gras pipe has rescued metal pipes. The makers are family owned and dedicated to innovating how people smoke. Their motivation isn’t based on profit but on producing groundbreaking systems for smoking. It was a pleasure for me to work with them and very rarely do I find such ethic in a company.
Check out their site at http://www.koodegras.com if you’re looking for a pipe to innovate the way you smoke. It’s portable, discreet, and incredibly practical – three words I never planned on associating with a metal pipe up until now.