Water pipes and glass bongs have come a long way in their overall evolution. From simple utilitarian concepts to innovative pieces of art and smoking technology.

Today’s bongs are fitted with many different features in order to expand the smoke’s surface area against the water, and other features that improve performance and the user’s experience. Now, smokers can enjoy the delicious flavors of their herb without that uncomfortable hot inhale with joints or dry pipes.

The latest bongs are all designed for comfort as well as flavor and performance. Read on to get the inside scoop on some of our favorite bongs under $50.

Glass vase Double Tree Dome | 18.8mm 16inch

The Double Tree Dome bong features tree percolators. The smoke stacks up to the third chamber for added diffusion through a 360-degree Matrix styled percolator. As an added bonus, there is also an ice catcher to cool down the smoke even further. This straight-neck, dual-percolation bong will satisfy every time because of its multiple sources of diffusion. The Double Tree Dome bong retails for $39.79.

Crystal Twist Glass Bong

This bong is both thick and twisted. The Rora Crystal Twist Bong is made from the thickest glass out there. The twisted shape feels good in the hands and also features a removable 14mm downstem with a 6-slit diffused percolator, making it one of the best beaker-style bongs on the market today. The bong provides plenty of diffusion for flower while keeping the smoke clean and steadily flowing. The Rora Crystal Twist Bong retails for $44.69.

Cute Elephant Glass Bong | 14.5mm 8.7inch

The Cute Elephant Glass Bong is constructed out of lightweight 6” glass and is perfect for the smoker who is on the go. It also comes with a flower bowl. The Cute Elephant Glass Bong retails for $39.79.

Straight Handmade Drippy Trippy Glass Bongs | 14.5mm 9.4inch

The Drippy Trippy Bong features a unique multi-colored swirl percolator and splash guard. This bong is the perfect combination of form and function. The base-mounted percolator thoroughly washes the smoke and vapor while preventing any funky water from splashing up while you use it. This bong is great for both concentrates and flowers. The Drippy Trippy Bong retails for $48.99.

Thick Dab Rig | 14.4mm 8.3inch

This bong is sleek, sophisticated, smooth, and elegant. The clean design of the straight neck and the amazing conical showerhead perc create an interesting silhouette that filters even the harshest smoke into cool hits. The carefully selected unique designed spiral filter of this glass smoking bong provides you with unique tornado filtration, which is more convenient and efficient. It also has a stacked neck and mouthpiece. The Thick Dab Rig retails for $44.99.