For those of you who don’t know, ROOR glass bongs are considered to be some of the most iconic and high-end on the market.
If you’re in the market for a new bong and have the money to spend, ROOR should definitely be at the top of your list.
With quality construction and beautiful designs, these bongs are sure to impress everyone who sees them.
Plus, they come with a price tag to match their reputation, so you know you’re getting something special.
If you want to experience smoking like a king or queen, then make sure to get yourself a ROOR glass bong.
You won’t regret it!
When did ROOR Glass Start Making Glass Bongs?
ROOR Glass, a German company, was founded by artisan Martin Birzle in 1995. The mission has always been to offer a premium smoking experience by meeting the highest levels of workmanship and materials.
Martin Birzle is an expert glassblower who has helped pioneer many innovations such as the anti-rolling system, ice notches, and diffusers. Martin also has devoted himself to never manufacturing mass products but creating art objects.
His philosophy: highest quality and best functionality with an individual and appealing design.
How Did They Come up with New Releases the “ROOR” Name?
Martin Birzle, the founder of RooR Glass, was inspired by the word micro-organism which has the word “roor” in the middle of it. It also shows similarities to the German word “rohr”, which means pipe.
ROOR is also a palindrome, which is pretty cool!
What Type of Glass is ROOR Glass Bongs Made of?
All glass bongs are of high quality and are blown from premium German Schott Duran Pyrex, also known as borosilicate glass (boro).
Borosilicate glass, or sometimes called ‘boro’, is a type of glass that contains boron trioxide which allows for a very low coefficient of thermal expansion. This means it will not crack under extreme temperature changes like regular glass.
Where are ROOR Bongs Made?
Roor Glass is manufactured in both Germany and through a partnership with glassblowing company Dementia, which is located in Southern California.
What Makes ROOR Glass So Special?
The key to ROOR’s success, besides their iconic chemistry lab look, is the perfect balance between volume and water ratio. This is why weed smokers around the world believe ROOR Bongs have the smoothest hits out of all the premium glassmakers.
They also innovated the glass bong by adding ice notches (or also called ice pinches) which allows your bong to hold ice cubes and cool your smoke before it hits your lungs. This is commonly called an “ice catchers” today and many bong companies now use this technique to this day.
ROOR is also the creator of the diffuser-like design you see on bong-down stems. This technique separates cannabis smoke into small bubbles, creating a smooth smoking experience. This is also used by many in the industry as well.
Where Can I Buy ROOR Glass Bongs?
The best place to buy these Glass bongs and accessories is from the online head shop its420somewhere.com. They have fast shipping, A+ customer service, and are an official authorized dealer of ROOR products.
its420somewhere.com was also featured in our Top 5 Online Smoke Shops article.
Another great online head shop website to find This Glass is Grasscity. You can get 30% off your next ROOR purchase by using this link.
They offer several payment options like American Express diners club for more and the latest info you can visit the website and get bongs by creating an account and shopping from their amazing sales.
What Makes ROOR Bongs So Expensive?
These Bongs are so expensive because of the quality of the glass (premium German Schott Duran Pyrex) and the quality of the craftsmanship.
Cheaper bongs are typically made from lower quality categories of glass that when held side by side, are clearly filled with less thick and weigh far less.
While all glass is breakable, thick glass by RooR is far more durable than a Chinese-made cheap bong (usually under $100).
If you want an unbreakable glass bong, check out our recent article on Tank Glass! Very affordable and almost impossible to break!
We even have an article about unbreakable bowls for your bong as well!
Is Your ROOR Bong Fake?
Unfortunately, due to their popularity, there are a lot of fake ROOR Bongs for sale out there.
How can you tell if your piece is an authentic ROOR’s bong or a counterfeit?
Check out our latest article 6 Easy Ways to Spot a Fake ROOR Glass Bong.
First, all authentic of their Bongs should have come with an Authentication Seal attached to the tube. You can check the serial number of this seal using ROOR’s Authentication Tool.
But what if your bong did not come with an Authentication Seal? This might be the case if you are buying it second-hand from a friend or somewhere else.
Here are some key identifiers for counterfeit ROOR’s Bongs:
- Make sure the bottom of the Rs are facing left
- The ROOR logo should have a trademark symbol
- The logo shouldn’t go past the ice notches or cover up any perc
- It should only have 3 ice notches, many fakes have 4
- It should feel somewhat heavy since Roor uses thick glass
Does ROOR Make Other Glass Products?
ROOR does, in fact, make more than just glass bongs. They have products such as rolling papers, glass rolling tips, glass cleaners, and ashtrays.
Check out our review of ROOR Rolling Papers.
These are some of my favorite rolling papers!
You can find all of their glass accessories, apparel, and more directly in their online shop.
They have collaborated with some of the most renowned glassblowing artists in the world.
Here are some recent ones:
- Mike frow
- Eusheen Goines
- Johnny Rise
- Howard Marks
- Bernd Weinmayer
Check out this most recent collaboration with Nish Jajal and Jared Toner on the “Magnificent Micros Collab”.