Snoop Dogg Pounds Rocketship Bong Review
Build Quality87%
Smoke Quality85%
Look & Feel84%
Ease of Maintenance86%
83%Overall Score

Hey guys, thanks for stopping by. Today we’re looking at Snoop Dogg Pounds Rocketship Straight Ice Water Pipe. This brand has truly changed the game. Purchasing glass from this company feels like buying a new iphone. The boxes are slick, with bright cover art and attractive text. The waterpipes arrive carefully packed with high end materials. Clearly, this is a brand trying to make a statement. In a market full of water pipes, they have decided to promote themselves as a luxury brand. They price accordingly. But are they worth it? Can a water pipe be a luxury good? I took a hard look at the Snoop Dogg Pounds Rocketship to see what all the hype was about.

Product Pros

  1. Easy to clean
  2. Nice Ice Pinch

Product Cons

  1. Expensive
  2. No diffusion

 

Snoop Dogg Pounds Rocketship Bong Review: Breakdown

Snoop Dogg Pounds Rocketship Water Pipe Review

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

There is simply no reason to spend a lot of money on a piece of glass if it isn’t sturdy. A high-end water pipe must be sturdy and usable, with high end features and a user friendly design.

The Rocketship definitely delivers on build quality. The glass is a stunning 5 mm thick, which ensures that it can take a beating.

Glass this thick tends to survive falls and impacts. The ince pinch consists of three cones pressed smoothly into the tube. They come together with an unusually small gap, meaning that ice does not fall through or settle lower in the tube than you’d prefer. The glass at the base is almost 2.5 centimetres thick, so it’s very easy to handle.

Smoke Quality

Smoke Quality

The Rocketship features a 14 centimetre downstem with three slits. This too is made of incredibly thick glass. The slits and holes cut into downstems are a weak point in the glass, and they are easily broken in the course of normal storage and cleaning.

The glass of this downstem is thick enough that I do not anticipate those issues. I really wish they’d placed the ice pinch further down the tube. The tube of this water pipe is rather short, and it causes ice to rush up against the user’s lips when significant suction is applied.

In the end, I wasn’t able to use as much ice as I would have liked, which was detrimental to my smoking experience.

 

Design

look-and-feel

Look and Feel

I really enjoyed unboxing this piece. It is truly a unique glass purchasing experience. High end packaging like this is a new addition to the world of glass, and I’m quite excited about it. Instead of storing my glass in their various cases, I could easily see myself storing them in their respective boxes.

This adds value to the glass, as it makes the additional purchase of a case unnecessary. The water pipe itself has the look of expensive glass. The golden details are bold without being garish and the extra-thick base adds an interesting structural detail.

The Rocketship feels incredibly well made. It is easy to hold and pass, and can be used comfortably in a crowd, whether sitting or standing.

Ease of Maintenance

Ease of Maintenance

This is an easy piece of glass to own. The 14.5 mm dry herb bowl has a roll stopper handle. The bowl is made of thick glass that won’t fail on an overzealous bowl packer. The base ensures that the Rocketship is sturdy when empty, a key feature which is frequently ignored by manufacturers.

This water pipe only builds up residue on a small portion of the tube. This means the Rocketship gets dirty fairly slowly, and is pretty easy to clean once it’s time.

The ultra-tight ice pinch actually poses a little bit of an issue when cleaning as coarser grades of salt may become stuck between them.

Snoop Dogg Pounds Rocketship Bong Box

Conclusion

This piece is a little expensive for a basic tube, so it really has to pack a lot of punch to justify the price. I think it does so. This is an incredibly attractive water pipe. As soon as you hold this box, you know you’re about to have a good experience. The piece is solid and well designed. It smokes well and it’s the perfect size for solo bowls and small groups. It’s easier to clean than a piece full of percs, and the diffused downstem lends itself to a smooth smoking experience. The Rocketship is a high quality version of an entry level tube water pipe. The designers took a simple concept and added several high quality features which lend themselves to a luxurious smoking experience. The fact that it comes with a box means that those who prefer to store their glass between uses can avoid the cost and hassle of purchasing a case, further justifying the cost. I think this water pipe. I think that Snoop Dogg Pound made a high quality water pipe which is worth the price tag. The Rocketship is more investment than splurge.

If you want to see the other available bongs in the Pounds Collection, you can read about the Pounds Mothership here. If are looking for something similar but one that does not come with the brand inflated price tag check out the Jane West Beaker.

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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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