Marley Naturals Spoon Pipe Review
Build Quality80%
Smoke Quality70%
Look & Feel85%
Ease of Maintenance50%
71%Overall Score

Today we’re taking a look at an interesting pipe from a well known name. The Spoon Pipe, by Marley Natural is the entry level piece to an exciting new design concept from the brand. It’s a mixed-material piece, which is a style that has recently come into its own in the Western market. The quality level of a pipe can be difficult to gauge without an in-person trial session, so reviews on essential on a piece like this. Let’s take a look at The Spoon Pipe and see if it lives up to all of the hype that it’s brand name brings.

Product Pros

  1. Attractive
  2. Modular

Product Cons

  1. Overpriced

 

 

 

Marley Naturals Spoon Pipe Review: Breakdown

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

One of the major issues that you can run into with a mixed media pipe is problems with joining and fixing. Quite simply, they have a rather unfortunate tendency to come apart at the seams.

This seems rather unlikely with the Marley Natural Spoon Pipe. I tugged at the points of attachment in earnest, but I was barely able to get the slightest of wiggles.

The pieces are secure and I doubt that normal use will lead to any issues. I was also surprised at the weight.

I expected the wood to bring an unnatural lightness to the piece, altering the ideal holding and loading positions and creating a piece that wasn’t very fun to use.

Instead, the weight was as expected and quite evenly balanced. It fits snuggly in your hand, and sits without wobbling while being loaded.

Smoke Quality

Smoke Quality

The smoke quality of a pipe is never going to be much better than okay. This is definitely a high quality pipe, but it’s still a pipe. The smoke hits the back of the throat in a manner that is harsh and abrasive.

You’re quite likely to cough. I liked the small bore of the stem. I felt that it gave me far more control over the size of my hits than I can usually expect from a pipe.

Unfortunately, the smoke quality of this pipe was thoroughly damaged by the fact that the “heat proof” bowl was quite clearly not.

In fact, I found it held heat more efficiently than many full-glass pieces that I’ve used.

It made the pipe incredibly difficult to hit over long periods of time and resulted in many half-smoked bowls and thwarted smoke sessions.

 

Design

look-and-feel

Look and Feel

I really enjoy the look and feel of this line, and The Spoon Pipe is a great entry level piece. The whole line has a similar vibe to it, and as a lover of uniformity, I have to say that I enjoy the stylistic consistency.

That being said, I must admit, there is something about setting fire to an object partially composed of wood which does not seem logical to me.

The bowl is said to be heatproof, but my singed fingers would beg to differ. The only way to hit this pipe for an extended period of time is to hold it by it’s tiny wooden base and struggle with the carb.

I found this incredibly tedious.

Ease of Maintenance

Ease of Maintenance

I expected that the fact that this pipe can be broken down and cleaned is truly its saving grace. Who among us has not spent an unseemly amount of time trying to remove the last specks of residue and grime from an otherwise pristine piece of glass?

I was surprised to find that the modularity didn’t exactly save me too much time. Perhaps I simply overestimated the time it takes to clean a pipe?

Whatever the reasoning, I found that struggling to re-thread the interlocking pieces was actually more hassle than it was worth, and wasted more time than it saved.

Conclusion

This pipe is definitely attractive, but it is certainly not worth the price. Quite frankly, I would be hard pressed to find any pipe worth more than $50. The modularity is an interesting quirk which makes cleaning this piece easy, but alcohol is simply to cheap for this one feature to make your purchasing decision for you.

It’s functional, true, but no more functional than a $5 pipe. Indeed, The Spoon Pipe is no more functional than the pipes we’ve all made out of apples or foil. I assume the eye-popping price tag is a reflection of the name brand associated with the pipe. This is fine when you’re dealing with something along the lines of a ROOR: a known quantity with a guarantee of high quality.

But this brand has no reputation to speak of, and there are too many Marley children for the name to hold much cache. Hard pass on this one, as it is incredibly overpriced.

If you are looking for more of unique take on the modern pipe be sure to check out the Genius Pipe and for a more affordable glass spoon pipe check out the Jane West Spoon.

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Dan is a writer with a massive vaporizer collection who loves video games, superhero movies, finding new music, comic and regular books and critically deconstructing those things until he wonders why he liked them in the first place. He's also a pragmatic fitness enthusiast who believes that the best actions you can take in your daily life are those that help you reach your goals, and that naps are the most lofty, but also the most noble goal one can have.

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