The steamroller pipe is not for everyone. However, when you hit one, you will quickly realize why they are so popular – they hit like a brick: KO baby. This design has been around for a while, and if you are a smoker, one of your smoke buddies has one in their collection if you don’t – always ready to pull it out and show off their lung base when it’s time to get really effin’ high.
Yes, steamrollers are infamous for going straight to the head. A quick hit and a sharp high – cough until you cry style. However, don’t get too nervous; you can also take a slow roll if you want, and some on the list are smoother hitters than others. It all depends on the design. But we’ll get to that in a bit.
|Top Rated||G-Spot Pipe|
|Editor’s Choice||Grav Labs Mini Pipe|
|Budget Pick||Glass city Limited Edition Large Glass Pipe|
Bet Steamroller Pipes
Below we have five killer steamrollers you want to try. They aren’t fancy; they are straightforward, just like the hit.
The G-Spot is a durable and portable glass option that is tested before it hits your palm. It has a stand-alone style that keeps it from tipping. The feet are a bit more spread than your average design, making it extra stable.
Most of those who purchase this burner love the look and simplicity. The features that make it so great include:
- Thick borosilicate glass
- Longer spread legs for stability
- Length for cooling hits better
- Easy to clean
- Smooth draw
Grav Labs is a leader in thick glass pipes, and this 5″ palm puffer continues those brand promises. They are durable, easy to use and clean, and come in a bunch of fun colors.
Additionally, it has a little ash catcher bowl, so you aren’t choking on the hit when you’re getting into the pull. It’s a mini, but it’s mighty, which is why it is a fan fave.
Its features include:
- 5 Inches long
- Thick, colored, worked borosilicate glass
- Multiple colors to choose from
- Inverted ash catching mouthpiece
Best Steamroller Pipe For Hard Hitter Fans
No matter which one of the 3-colors you choose, Grasscity has taken a page from the “make great pipes that sell” book. This is a premium pipe – from the glass to the pull – that is gaining a fan club.
Also known as a shotgun pipe, the Grasscity one is large. They compare it to a bong without water. Although it’s grande, they made it a finger carb tip versus having to palm it, giving it a much calmer, smoothly drawn hit. Just add a screen, so no ash jacks up in your throat.
It has a deep bowl so that you can pass it around, and the glass is the same thick borosilicate that runs across almost all of the best glass pipe designs – with feet for a no-tipper construction. Also, it is a limited edition design for Glass City fans with a classic, nicely set logo.
The features include:
- Deep bowl
- Borosilicate glass
- Frontend carb hole
- Glass feet
- Golden Glasscity Limited Edition logo
- Comes in black, blue, and clear
“Big Tasty Hits” is what they say it brings, and we say, hell ya! I personally love the banana shape and color because It hits like a beast – like a gorilla (make you want to SAY IT WITH YOUR CHEST!). But it’s so cute and fits in your palm. Don’t mind the cuteness, bro! It is still great for any steamroller fan and comes in other colors.
The unique U-shape design replaces the feet that tuck under most of these style pipes – hence the name “Rocker.” It is easy to hit and hold and has durable glass material that offers the flower’s flavor in real-time. Making it even more superior is the raised bowl that provides an easy load.
Its yummy features include:
- Thick branded, worked, borosilicate glass
- Raised bowl
- Multiple Colors
- Fits like a hand pipe
- Original rocker design
These are made to get you high, that is all. Both ends have a removable black lip cap for a more effortless clean. The lifted metal bowl has a rubber grommet that seals it in but takes a minimal amount of pressure to remove for cleaning. The roll stopper sits on the bottom like a pedestal and, well, stops it from rolling.
This is 6″ of madness. It fits in a bag easily, and due to the acrylic material, it won’t break if banged around a bit. But don’t do that. It will scratch. You also get quite a few colors to pick from.
This shotgun pipe includes:
- Durable metal and lightweight acrylic
- Plastic removable mouthpiece and cap
- Rubber grommet set a metal bowl
- Stable foot
- Tube design
- Multiple colors
- Easy to clean
Steamroller or Pipe: What’s the Difference?
Steamrollers are a pipe. They are just made to hit harder, as most pipes are typically engineered to hit as smooth and cool as possible. While some of that engineering may try to work its way into modern designs, there is no way around the head buzz you get as soon as you hit these beasts.
Most pipe designs have a bowl and a carb. The carb’s positioning on these makes them more of a shotgun-style hit versus the smoother hit of a filtered or side carb hit. As mentioned above, these are basically a bong without the filtration.
Steamroller Pipe Pros and Cons
These products are about how you like to hit. On the pro-side of things, these take you to another type of smoke sesh – one that can be downright harsh. When I think about the Steamroller pipe design, I get a kind of nostalgia of sitting in my friend’s mom’s basement coughing my face off. However, this can also be a con.
If you do not like hard hits and rosey eyes, you can still enjoy these. Some on the list are made to get that quick hit high with a softer roll. Clearing the chamber is a choice, too. If you puff and then pass for the next person to clear, it isn’t quite as rough.
Also, another pro, these are so easy to clean. No matter the material, they are just a tube with a bowl. Con: They pack a lot of weed usually, so you’ll be having a bonafide sesh with these styles. Be prepared to lower your supply when digging your lungs into this piece.
However you like to hit your flowers, these are going to get you higher than a regular spoon pipe hit – or shall I say, the blow comes in faster and harder, so you’ll feel higher faster. I like a good gag from time to time to get me out the door, knowing it will last a bit longer if I stay away from the M&M’s.
These new designs and pocket sizes are perfect for taking the beating down a notch, as we keep mentioning. They also come in beautiful colors and styles to fit your style. And as always, enjoy any or all of them responsibly.