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Headshop FAQ - What is a Chillum “The One Hitter?” Everything you need to know about the One Hitter!We get this question all the time when people walk the doors of our head shop. In order to help our customers with their purchases and aligning their needs with their budget we have started this Head Shop FAQ section to help them out.


What is a Chillum AKA “The One Hitter?”

 Essentially a Chillum is a hand pipe that is a straight pipe with a bowl on one end and the mouthpiece on the other.  These types of pipes come in a variety of shapes, style, and designs.  One of the main distinctions between a Chillum and a regular spoon shaped pipe is that the Chillum is straight and usually does not have a carb.

This may get technical, so slow down if you can’t keep up. A One Hitter can be a straight metal pipe,  it can be a tiny pipe with a tiny bowl that is only big enough for 1 hit, hence the one hitter name. The Chillum is usually a straight handblown glass pipe with intricate color changing effects and/or artwork. We could go back and forth of actually constitutes the difference between a one hitter and a chillum, but in the words of Half Baked… JUST SMOKE IT YO!!

Head Shop Hacks – Picking the best Chillum aka "One Hitter" for your budget

Some tips to pick the best one hitter or chillum for you. Please take into consideration that most one hitters or chillum do NOT have a carb that allows you to clear the pipe of smoke, which can lead to a hit of smoke that can feel kind of hot or burn the throat. Remember, these are for nice ONE HITS.

Also, check the bowl and the hole, make sure it’s not too big or not too small, most pipes are one of a kind and all have slight variations. The worst thing that could happen is that every time you try and light a bowl, all your herbs or ashes get sucked down your throat into or every time you smoke the stupid thing get clogged.  Shop around a little bit and find yourself the perfect size bowl, some people like big fatty chillums and some like small chillum that fit in the purse or your 5th pocket. This usually is a personal preference.

Last but not least, set it down on the counter and make sure it that it sits nice and secure and does not roll around easily to fall off the counter. Some chillums come with a small marble called a “roll stop” or “magnifier” these are great to keep your chillum from rolling off the table and breaking.   Follow these simple guidelines and you should be on your way to purchasing a highly functional Chillum AKA “The One Hitter” you will be happy to share with friends…..or not.

Bottom Line

A Chillum is a perfect personal smoking piece. Not quite a hand pipe, but definitely something that will do the trick every single time. Most of our customers are madly in love with their chillum and swear by it because it is discreet and portable, you can take it anywhere! Here at Lazy Daze we aim to provide our customers with everything they need to know to make an informed decision when it comes to buying their smoking pieces.

We know that buying your gear can be an expensive endeavor, however buying the right gear will not only provide you with a more enjoyable smoking experience, it will also save you money in the long run. Your Chillum will definitely become a staple smoking piece in your stoner arsenal.

If you like to experience premium-smoking, head out to our online head shop and browse through our products. Get your Chillum today! 

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