Even with the technological leaps and bounds that the cannabis industry has experienced in recent years, it’s still hard to beat the taste and sensation of smoking flower. Except, possibly, for the messy, unhealthful and, if you’re using a garish glass pipe, unstylish aspect of it.
Enter the SilverStick, a sleek and attractive one-hitter pipe that unscrews to allow the easy placement and removal of cotton filters. Though not bulky, SilverStick’s bowl is large enough for four-to-six hits, which is about two or three times as many as a typical one-hitter allows. Made of aircraft-grade alloy, the three-inch-long piece, come with a plastic cap to keep smells at bay.
It comes with 25 filters made of 100 percent biodegradable cotton. The filters clean the smoke of tar and gunk while preventing any bits from making their way into your mouth. They are free of chlorine, bleach and any other chemical; they’re just cotton fibers bound by a super thin piece of paper. When you remove one you’ve used, you’ll get a look at the goop it has cleaned from the smoke. For that reason, and the smoother pull it offers, we bet you’ll be glad you have the option the piece gives you to pop one in.
For $25-$75, you can get the SilverStick plus a full set of good-looking accoutrements. Smaller than a pack of cigarettes, the full set fits into a U.S.A.-made Horween leather pouch that will have you smoking in style. The cases come in colors like “typewriter black” and “toasted brown.” Along with the one-hitter, pouch and filters, the set contains a stainless steel poker that’ll have you efficiently cleaning out the chamber and packing bowl after bowl.
Cleaning the piece is a snap. Just place it in a small bowl with isopropyl alcohol, wait 30 minutes, then wipe it out with a Q-Tip or paper towel and rinse it out with water.
If you’re serious about your smoking steez — and we bet you are — take a look at SilverStick’s gorgeous dugout cases. Made of materials like zebrawood, cocobolo, black walnut, and bubinga, the dugouts have two compartments, one for our extra filters or perhaps a second strain.