Dab rigs, are water pipes designed for vaporizing herbal concentrates better known as dabs. Dab rigs are typically smaller than water pipes designed for smoking flower or dry herbs, but that isn’t always the case. Since vaporizing dabs happens at a much lower temperature and is generally smoother than burning dry herb, dab rigs don’t need to be as large and the need for diffusion isn’t as necessary to produce a smooth hit. Even so, some people do prefer large dab rigs with lots of diffusion so they can get the biggest, smoothest dabs possible. No matter which type of dab rig you want, you’re likely to find it here at Purple Haze.
Depending on your budgets and needs, there is a wide range of prices. In-store we have pieces starting at $40 and go all the way up to $15k. If you are just getting into the world of dabbing / glass art you’re probably looking for something that won’t break the bank, but still functions really well, we got you. For those of you who have graduated to Heady Collector, we’ve got you covered as well. Our selection covers a wide range of price points, and it’s easy to filter based on your budget and style preference.
Here at Purple Haze, we have everything you need to make the most out of your dab rig. We have a massive selection of bangers and nails in all different shapes and sizes. If you want to use modern technology instead of relying on a torch lighter, you can find an electric nail or e-nail that will heat itself up to the desired temperature. In addition to our bangers and nails, you can find all of the other dab rig accessories to complete your setup:
This is very preference based, the best way to find out which type of rig best fits your needs, is to come in and talk with one of our knowledgeable staff members. For conservation of your concentrates it is recommended to have a smaller piece with a two to three hole diffy (industry term for a down stem with two or three small holes in the bottom.) Smaller pieces mean there is less surface area for your dabs to stick to, with a larger piece there is more of a possibility that you will waste more because your concentrates have a larger area to stick to, especially if you are dabbing at lower temperatures. You don’t need a whole lot of diffusion when smoking concentrates, temperatures you consume dabs and concentrates at are far lower than those you use for flower and dry herb. So rigs / water pipes with a lot of percolators and air-flow will best be suited for smoking dry herb or flower. People who like to smoke larger quantities however, may prefer a larger piece with more diffusion. Those are the very basics of function but you’ll also want to consider the form, this is the fun part! There are endless possibilities of form, it is really a ‘choose your own adventure type of deal’, you like eagles? We’ve got that that, marine life is more of your thing we have that too! Or perhaps you’re more into Recyclers, Mini Tubes, or other classic forms of dab rig. Whatever you’re looking for we have the piece that looks and functions just how you want it to!
A lot of our customers are not huge fans of having an open flame in the livingroom, we hear you! Torch lighters can be intense and dangerous. Electric Rigs and Electric Nails are much safer and easy to use options. They do come with a higher price point but the portability and ease of function are absolutely worth it. They will provide you with a hit that is comparable to that of dab rig with-out the fuss of an open flame. Stop in to our stores and we’ll go through all of your options.
Here at Purple Haze, our smoke shop and glass gallery has been in business since 1995. That makes us one of the most established smoke shops in Denver, now with six locations throughout the area. We provide you options for all levels of experience and preference. We have very strong relationships with local glass artists, some of which we’ve been working with and supporting for 20 years! We also have the largest and most unique selection of locally made rigs. Stop by today and see our selection of dab rigs, and our expert staff will walk you through all of your options.