The Alpha Puff Kit was a product I kept seeing on social media that I just had to try.
It had promises of being the ultimate all-in-one travel bong plus some other cool features. We all know the struggle, we are setting out on a trip and want to bring a water bong with us.
Taking the expensive glass bong can be too risky and rolling a joint isn’t the exact experience we want. We want water filtration and smooth hits that produce large clouds. While there are products such as Silicone Bongs, Alpha Puff takes a different approach and even gives some additions that current Silicone Bongs do not.
What Makes Alpha Puff Kit Unique?
When not fully assembled, the Alpha Puff Kit is very discreet and looks like some sort of water bottle or container. Nothing obvious sticks out to say this might be a bong.
It comes with its own lighter, grinder, bud storage, rolling papers storage, rolling tips storage, cleaning brush, and glass down-stem. Yeah, that was a mouthful, however, a very extensive list of needs for any traveling stoner.
In the 4 years of reviewing products, I do not think I have come across a more feature-filled product.
The storage is about enough space to fit an 8th of bud and there is also a 3-part storage area for 3 pre-filled cones. So for most people, this can make due for just about any trip. The water chamber fits about 1/3 a regular sized water bottles worth of water and all the parts are secured with water sealing rings to help keep all the water in.
I will note that you should not store water in it long term, you should empty it after each use. The Alpha Puff Kit did leak on me leaving water overnight and also left a nasty smell (bong water).
The product is made of plastic so it is somewhat porous material and if left with nasty bong water long term it will be hard to get the stink out. I get more into cleaning the Alpha Puff Kit below.
How Well Does the Alpha Puff Kit Perform?
From a standpoint of just taking bong rips, I’d give the Alpha Puff Kit a pretty high rating. It is not necessarily as smooth as a typical glass bong however for its purposes (of travel) it is more than fine.
It will be enjoyable for all heavy and light smokers, still giving you a better overall experience than a dry herb pipe or joint. The Turbo Torch Lighter that comes with the Alpha Puff Kit is actually pretty awesome.
It is refillable and the flame comes out very similarly to a regular torch you might have used to for dabbing. It also has a great aesthetic and just looks cool all around.
Personally, I am not too fond of the grinder however if you are out in the woods or mountains, it will be more than enough. It is kind of small (tho good for travel) and does not have a chamber where the bud falls in to.
Be careful and make sure you don’t have any heavy winds before cracking open the grinder with bud in it.
I also have sort of a beef with the rolling paper and tips storage. I noticed it only fits Alpha-Cat papers and tips. If you try and put RAW or OCB Papers in the container, it will not fit. That was a huge disappointment, to be honest. If this wasn’t an issue, I might say the product would be near perfect however with the popularity of RAW and OCB, why would you not make the container large enough to fit?
While the Alpha-Cat Papers are inexpensive, they are Made in China and I would never smoke them. Many of you may not care and that is fine too, this product is for you then.
Is the Alpha Puff Kit Easy to Clean?
In the instruction manual that comes with the product, they say the Alpha Puff Kit is dishwasher safe however that may not be smart to do. Mostly this is due to the fact that it may stink up your dishwasher from the resin build up depending on how much you used it.
I highly recommend checking out our Top 10 Product to Keep your Bong Clean for suggestions on cleaning products. I would use something similar to what you would with a glass bong. I would not use alcohol because of the porousness of the plastic and that it may.
Cleaning the actual down-stem is much easier. The Alpha Puff Kit comes with its own cleaning brush that you can simply stick in the down-stem and clean it in seconds.
The only issue I have with this is you actually store your brush in the down-stem while it is in discreet mode. So technically, your dirty brush will be sitting in your down-stem, more than likely giving it a foul bong resin smell. Now, this is being real picky considering this is meant for scenarios where glass or proper cleaning is not realistic, however, do keep this all in mind and try to keep it as clean as possible.
Should You Buy the Alpha Puff Kit?
For the traveling stoner, I think the Alpha Puff Kit is a great buy. To get all these features and storage for just $59.99 is a pretty solid deal considering the cost of comparable items like silicone bongs and glass pipes. For someone looking for a water bong to use at home, do not confuse this product with your everyday smoking tool.
Also, be aware this bong does not give the ability to take dabs nor would I recommend using a torch around plastic. So for you dabbers out there, you may still need to bring a glass bong or maybe try a vape pen.
If you are interested and want to grab one for yourself, head over to their website alpha-cat.org and place your order today (USE DISCOUNT CODE BELOW). If you want a more hands-on look before making a decision, just watch our video review below!
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