Group Water pipe
With all this sheltering in place at home, I knew pretty soon into the experience that world events would affect me pretty quickly. Staying at home and rightfully so has made me re-examine the tools I use to smoke flowers from Green Bodhi, an ultra-high quality cannabis company from Oregon. I knew that working at home could be taken a number of ways. First of all, I’ve worked from home for a couple of years now, so it wasn’t a shock to the system to suddenly be faced with a crowded desk, my computer and a ton of things to do. The best yet was that I suddenly had all the time in the world to do what I was always too rushed to do well.
One of the things that I like to do the most is review and describe a myriad of cannabis accoutrements, along with my usual enjoyment of ultra-fine flowers. It’s my passion to share my always evolving knowledge in not only the cultivars, but what I’m using right now to smoke those flowers. And how much I enjoy those tools. The Heir is one of these magical tools.
I know that smoking cannabis can rough up your throat from time-to-time, it is after all, combustion. The smoke is just that, smoke, lit by fire. Unless you are taking edibles or thc based libations, there can be a fair amount of irritation on your throat. It pretty much depends on the sensitive nature of your throat itself, or the quality of the cannabis. I think both are very important, especially when coughing is a concern, for obvious reasons.
I took this with my iPhone XR: Warren Bobrow
When I saw the Heir Water Pipe last year out at a private sesh in northern California, I knew immediately that I wanted one for my own. It was that simple. The design called out to my own design ethos. It spoke a language of the Case Study Houses located around California, the architectural modern vernacular of Mid-Century Modern in a smokeable format. I wanted to own an Eames chair and living a cloistered life in a bamboo forest.
The only downside was, at the time I couldn’t make room for this purchase in my equipment and tool budget.
Now became the perfect time for a new Heir water pipe to find a place into my life. I’m glad I got one for the long months of near isolation that I’ve been respecting. Shelter at home. The Heir water pipe makes it that I don’t have to leave the house as often. It maximizes my limited supply of medical cannabis and makes for great efficiency.
Opening the elegant box that the water pipe came packed into oozes pure luxury. It stretches deeply into my imagination. The carrying case itself, fitted with precisely cut foam sections, cradles your glass and chrome water pipe. The foam goes further than just mere packing materials, only meant to discard after one use. They are technically assembled to keep your work of art completely safe from any damage. The overall design is handsome to the eye without shouting. There are very few parts to get lost on my Heir. The massive stainless steel bowl is different than the one that goes on my other bongs, so this most important part won’t get lost, or even broken by a slip of the hand. The base of the water pipe is sturdy glass. I love how it feels in my hand, substantial, tactile, wonderfully user friendly, almost right out of the box. When you fill it with ice and water, and perhaps some slices of freshly crushed mango and a tangle of fresh mint, it truly becomes an active work of art. One that you interact with, not just look at on the shelf. I wouldn’t want to taste the infused water after smoking it, that would be gross. Any added ingredients serve to cool the inhaled smoke, whatever you put into the glass bottom would be a benefit to your deep enjoyment and especially cooling your hit. Imagine having ingredients like wintergreen, fresh lime and a cucumber slices in your Heir? I did, and this mixture offered cooling refreshment on a steamy day.
Side view of my Heir water pipe
I took this with my iPhone XR: Warren Bobrow
The textured and frothy cannabis smoke is soft and full against my palate, cool to the touch if you will. It never burns nor does the pillow of smoke cover up the rich textures and scents of your expensive medical flowers. I’m thrilled by the mouthpiece itself, easy to wipe with a touch of iso after each hit for good hygienic practice. You can also drop your lighter into the mouthpiece so it is always at hand for your use. Clever use of space.
I do recommend grinding your herbs a bit larger, just because a larger grind won’t pull through the air holes as freely in the handsome and substantially massive bowl. You could mitigate this first world problem with a screen, but I say just use a larger grind on your flowers and all will be forgotten. Or smoke a nugget of hash out of it. That’s certainly a win/win. You will activate the thing we call inner thought.
My recommendation? Save your coins and before long, you too will have your own Heir. This elegant water pipe is money well spent on something that truly brings a sense of pleasure in your life. Cheers! WB