Not all dugout pipes are created equally, but they all follow one premise. To be considered a dugout, you need a one hitter pipe and an area that stores herb. That concept was created in the 1970’s when baseball players had cigarettes banned from dugouts and had to improvise. Over the course of 40+ years, companies have come out with different styles, variations, materials, and anything else you can think of adding to them. But with all these new additions and twists, can they still be called a smoking accessory?
We consider a smoking accessory any product that aids and assists in the act of smoking, whether it’s smoked, dabbed, or vaped. The product has to be more than a pipe to quality, so you can’t consider a glass bowl or bong to be one. We’re going to examine three categories to see if each one qualifies. It should also be portable enough that you can easily carry it with you in your pockets or purse.
Cheap, generic dugouts
To sum this one up, no. Here’s why. Having a one hitter and spot to store weed are basic essentials that don’t fall into the accessory category. When you buy herb or concentrates, you already have a storage container for them. You have a holding spot for your one hitter and nothing else. They’re typically bulky, not well constructed, and overall a pain to use. Smoking accessories are supposed to be additional features, or make smoking easier and more enjoyable. When all the product does is a bare necessity, and is a challenge to use at that, it cannot be considered one. The one hitter in these never work well, and you are better off smoking with any other product or paper. Efficiency is the best thing these dugouts for smoking have going for them.
In our books, these 100% qualify. The two best in our humble opinion are Toker Poker, and Lighterbro. With the Token Poker, you have a quality length poker, a spot to store hemp wick and light it for a cleaner hit, and a stainless steel tamper. The poker helps de clog, and the tamper easily and efficiently can put out bowls. The Lighterbro also has a poker, but has a very different take on what tools it includes. You get a bottle opener, a small blade which is perfect for slicing open blunts, and doubles as a flat edge screw driver. Both of these lighter accessories hold a lighter, but add to your smoking experience with additional tools in their respective nifty designs.
Our favorite smoking kit is called the Smokit. The name is an abbreviation for Smoking kit after all, so you know they set out to make one. The kit combines elements of dugouts, with elements of a lighter accessories listed above and a unique twist. You get a multi-hitter that can easily be smoked out of and a poker/dabber that can clear pipes and bowls on one side. On the other side, is a dab tool that can be used to scoop concentrates to put on a nail or into a vaporizer. Inside the Smokit, there is also a silicone container that can hold concentrates. Last but not least is a grinder card, meaning you’re getting a full smoking accessory experience. After grinding up flower, the Smokit works like a traditional dugout, so in this category the answer is yes. If you combine this with a LighterBro, you’ve got everything you could possibly need! Check them out today at www.smokits.com