I've been using my Kermit for about two weeks now, right out of the gate I loved it. I thought it was weird that you don't have to remove the downstem to take a hit but once I realized the mess this would cause I was grateful for that. As soon as it was past "new" condition (2-3 sessions) I started noticing the hits weren't ripping like I'm used to. Because of the design there's very little pressure and I see a lot of smoke escaping through the downstem. That being said, it's still getting me quite high, maybe even being a little gentler on my lungs but it's not what I'm used to. One thing I didn't consider was that I wouldn't be able to see inside, this is especially difficult with the black one I purchased. This makes filling pretty difficult and I don't know when it needs to be cleaned. I do love the weight, I feel pretty confident it's not going to get knocked over unlike every single glass bong I've ever owned- I specifically ordered this guy after my dog bumped the table and spilt a full dirty glass bong in my lap. All-in-all pretty nice piece, very well made. I am looking forward in buying and trying a couple other pieces they carry.
Excellent device, well designed and sturdy in construction.
These are our favorite bongs. The pink glows really bright for HOURS because the silicone is so thick. The wide suction cup base resists tipping. Freezing them overnight leaves them clean in the morning.
To the 2 star hag - standard glass down stems and bowls fit nicely. I just use a glass bowl in the silicone stem.
I have wanted to try a silicone bong for quite a long time. I needed something unbreakable for the garage. I ordered the glass down stem and bowl to go along with it. Overall I am happy with the result. I still prefer my heavy glass bong. But, for garage use it gives wonderful hits. But I found that I would've been disappointed if I had not ordered the glass down stem to go with it. For me it needs to work like my straight heavy glass bong. So overall I am pleasantly pleased with the heavy duty construction and it works great. Thank you.
I've had the same silicone piece for years and needed to replace it. I don't like glass because it breaks too easy and wanted another silicone. Unfortunately I was unable to use the piece for long. The big issue was the downstem. Pulling it completely out to refill makes a huge mess of water. The downstem should be removable but stay in place all the time. The bowl itself being silicone and metal made me nervous. I've melted silicone before it's not pleasant. The metal bowl having tons of little holes made it a pain to clean out too. If it got super clogged how are you supposed to fully clean it? There is no pressure when you take the hit because of the carb and I just hate that. A couple of times the bowl got completely soaked and i'm still not sure how. I love how big it is and I love the weight. It doesnt just tip over like my other. I really wanted to like it but I just don't.