The RooR Elite is not your typical bong. It’s a completely different design that creates an entirely new experience, and it comes in two sizes to fit any budget or space constraint you may have.
Bongs are awesome for many reasons — they’re easy to use, relatively inexpensive, portable, and creative. The RooR Elite ($300) takes this beloved smoking device into totally uncharted territory by introducing one of our favorite designs we’ve ever seen.
It looks like an oversized joint with three holes at its bottom and has been described as “a piece of art.” That description pretty much sums up what makes the RooR so unique. It’s a conversation starter (and probably quite expensive if bought on eBay), but from first glance, you’ll understand why people get drawn to them.
We were lucky enough to try out a prototype version of the RooR before production began, which was sent over by Tobaccy Farm, who also made the custom-designed glass pieces used in the finished product. While there aren’t exactly too many details about how the final product will look and feel (it should be available later this year), the early prototypes looked amazing!
You can buy preorders now on the Tobaccy Farm website, where each unit costs $299 plus shipping. But you might want to hold off until you read about this incredible creation.
How They Work
Each end of the RooR features a hole through which water vapor pressure builds up inside the bowl when activated. When inhaled, these vapors cool down your mouth and throat, providing a relaxing sensation similar to drinking cold water while simultaneously soothing your lungs.
Instead of being built directly onto the stem, the air intake system is below the glass chamber and the base. You control the temperature and draw strength of the hit simply by adjusting the distance between the top of the glass and the tip of your nose. Adjusting the height of the intake tube controls resistance and draws larger amounts of smoke than in lower settings.
When you press down on the side of the bowl closest to you, the metal ring attached to the stem rises just slightly, allowing the RooR to attach easily to almost any pipe size. Special attachments are specifically designed to work with bowls of various widths and lengths.
Simply slide on a smaller adapter and secure everything using the locking mechanism. Once you plug in the hose and activate it, the entire assembly turns black due to condensation within the bowl.
While some smokers prefer traditional concentrates such as hash oil, tobacco, rosin, or loose leaf, the RooR allows users to enjoy both products without worrying about the messiness associated with those methods.
Tobacco leaves are ground extremely fine and packed tightly inside the bowl cavity to maximize flavor extraction. Roasting agents such as coconut butter, cacao nibs, shea nuts, and other oils are added during manufacturing to give the bud its distinctive taste.
Leafy friends can also be put right into the bowl instead of being ground beforehand. Avoid mixing anything combustible with the concentrate because a fire could result.
Tobacco buds, however, take longer to prepare. First, they must be soaked for several days to soften them up properly. Then, the stems must be trimmed, so they don’t interfere with airflow. Finally, the flowers must be separated from their stalks and allowed to dry naturally.
Afterward, the individual flower heads can then be filled with concentrates. In addition to filling the whole head with tobacco, you can choose to fill only sections of the flower head with either green or pink tobacco, depending on preference.
To help keep things organized, you can cut small squares of paper and place them strategically around the bowl to mark off certain areas.
Unlike most joints that require you to light the end, the RooR features LED lights incorporated throughout the length of the stem, making lighting easier and safer. Instead of heat, heated air is produced when you breathe in through the intake tube, meaning no flame is required.
A battery-powered fan further helps the process along and keeps everyone safe. If you’d rather skip the fancy setup, you can opt for the simpler model featuring just the LEDs. Either way, activating the heating element activates a flashing mode to let you know it’s ready for action.
Both models feature variable speed dials on the front, allowing you to adjust the temperature quickly. An indicator shows the current setting, letting you see how strong the hit will be in real time. Both versions come equipped with adjustable carabiners and swivel hangers to hang anywhere.
With temperatures ranging from 90 degrees Fahrenheit to 100 F, the RooR offers four intensity levels. Its sleek and compact design means you can carry it everywhere whether you plan to travel frequently or would love to bring it to parties. And since it doesn’t produce clouds, you won’t have to deal with pesky cleaning afterward.
What We Loved About This One
There are plenty of great bongs on the market today, but nothing feels quite as personal as the RooR. From the moment I picked it up, I couldn’t stop looking at it and admiring its beautiful aesthetic. Not every smoker likes giant hookah pipes or joints, but the RooR perfectly balances style and substance.
I tested the medium-sized RooR pictured here ($249). Each bowl has a 10″ long plastic straw to share with friends. The build quality is solid, considering it’s a large bong/joint hybrid.
Every part functions smoothly, and the components are constructed well enough to withstand heavy usage. The stainless steel filter sits comfortably in the middle of the bowl, keeping debris and moisture away from sensitive parts. At the same time, it prevents bigger hits from going straight down your nostrils, maximizing airflow.
When I picked it up, I immediately noticed that the RooR felt comfortable in my hands. The ergonomic shape allowed me to grip it securely, and the weight distribution evenly distributed stress across the palm of my hand.
On the backside of the bowl is another opening that acts as a spout. By turning the knob towards the center of the handle, you can open up the vent and allow fresh air to flow freely, helping to prevent overheating.
In terms of performance, the RooRs do a fantastic job delivering a consistent high. Even though I haven’t had the chance to test it out yet, Tobaccy Farm claims they offer a superior taste to regular cigarettes.
Because of the low boiling point of water, the condensed vapor created by the activation button provides the ideal amount of relaxation, cooling the body without drying the mucous membranes.
If you plan on taking it outside, the RooR also includes a protective case that doubles as storage. Inside the lid is a compartment specially designed to house the bowl when closed. Additionally, a mesh screen protects against bugs and rain.
Although the RooR isn’t meant to replace smoking altogether, it’s certainly good for anyone trying to quit or someone who wants something healthier than burning tobacco. As a fireproof alternative to weed, it’s especially useful for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions.
Since the RooR produces little smoke, it’s also great for children and seniors. Plus, unlike conventional cigarette lighters, the RooR doesn’t emit carbon monoxide.
Where The RooR Truly Shines
Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to talk about what sets the RooR apart from other bongs. For starters, the price tag is insane. Sure, saving money wherever possible is nice, but paying hundreds of dollars extra for a novelty item seems excessive. However, once you start playing around with it, you realize it works very effectively.
For example, the medium-sized bowl retails online for roughly $50-$60, whereas the RooR sells for $250. The difference is astounding. Unless you have exceptionally large hands, finding a standard joint with room for your palms and fingers usually requires using multiple pieces of tape to stick them together.
With the RooR, you can squeeze it together without worrying about glue residue ruining your manicure. The wide range of adjustments lets you customize it perfectly according to your preferences. It’s truly endless.
But perhaps the greatest advantage of the RooR is the versatility offered by its ability to connect to any pipe. Unlike a lot of devices, the RooR fits onto virtually any kind of pipe, including skinny ones.
Thanks to the sliding attachment, you can switch out stems of varying diameters without using adapters or clamps. Similarly, the integrated carabineer locks the RooR firmly onto the pipe, eliminating the possibility of accidentally losing it.
My Favorite RooR Bongs
Roor Custom Fairmaster 5.0 – Red Vengeance
As modeled by Olympic gold medallists! This custom RooR Ice Fairmaster 5.0 has been expertly fashioned from the purest, highest-quality Borosilicate glass and is one of RooRs finest creations.
If you like high-quality bongs and the color red, look no further, for you have found the perfect bong! This Red Vengeance has a red mouthpiece, red ice notches, and a red-colored mid-section. There is also a raised V embedded onto the glass above the logo, not surprisingly, in red.
Renowned for their quality in effect and appearance, RooR continues to amaze and astound all who experience their craftsmanship. With this, they have once again proved themselves several cuts above their contemporaries.
Roor Bong Custom Icemaster 5mm – Ziggy
RooR has been very good to us and created a beautiful Icemaster utilizing the special colors and designs made famous by their exclusive Ziggy mother bong. The same high-quality borosilicate glass is used but to so much greater effect than ever before.
The unique Rasta mouthpiece on a colored rim sits atop multiple glass bubbles at the tube’s height, which stands out from all others, and that’s before we even mention the flaming Ziggy-coloured mid-section, matching Ziggy bowl and, wait for it.
Matching Ziggy-designed diffuser!
They have even matched the colors of the blower’s signature to be the same as the Ziggy colors.
Roor Bong Custom Icemaster 5mm – Terminator
Prepare to be Terminated! The Solid Silver RooR logo is reminiscent of the shiny pate of Senator Arnie’s famous T-101. The Ruby Standard, handcrafted by an expert jeweler, looks like his eerie eye peeping through his torn cyborg flesh.
The Silver Gilded Ice Notches complement the metallic silver theme. At the same time, the double grip reduction above the bistable joint gives it an almost spectral aesthetic appeal, with the trophy-like Silver logo and Ruby mounted above. Like futuristic time-traveling robot assassins, this elitist Icemaster is a truly rare breed.
All RooR bongs are made from the highest-quality Borosilicate glass and expertly crafted in their workshop in Germany to create a completely tension-free masterpiece.