The word bong originates from the Thai word bhang and the Vietnamese word baung, words to describe a hollow wooden tube to smoke herbs using water as a filter. When we smoke from bamboo the four aspects of Nature; earth, wind, water, and fire coalesce with the breath for a truly metaphysical experience. After more than 7 years of research and close to 20,000 pieces we have finely crafted the original bamboo bong.
Bamboo has a stronger tensile strength than steel and we only use an ultra-strong timber grade bamboo for all of our natural wood products. Bamboo is up to 70% silica, the same element in borosilicate glass. We follow the same tempering process glass blowers have used for thousands of years to bond the bamboo at a molecular level. The bootube is Mother Nature’s living glass bong.