If you're anything like me, just thinking about smoking out of a hand pipe sets your throat on fire. So when I was asked to review one, my first inclination was to say no. But when they told me that FRESHeTECH hooked us up with a Freeze Pipe to try, I instantly changed my tune. The ingenious design of the Freeze Pipe has easy-to-use, cooling technology to help you achieve a gentle and smooth smoke. So I grabbed my Girl Scout Cookies, and I tested out just how cool the smoke was.
The Freeze pipe comes in two sizes; the one we reviewed is the XL and comes at a retail price of $149.95. If this seems a bit pricey for you, or you don't have a need for a bigger pipe, the smaller size is only $59.95.
How To Use
The instructions for the Freeze pipe are fairly straightforward. You simply put it in your freezer for at least an hour and then smoke it like you would a regular pipe.
One of my favorite features on this pipe is the removable bowl piece where you load your flower. This makes it really easy to pack and empty out your bowl without having to smack your piece on the counter or dig out your ash. Once you've frozen and loaded up your pipe, you're ready to go!
It also serves the same function as a bowl on a bong. You'll notice that the chamber on the pipe is a lot bigger than what you'll find on a normal sized pipe. This is for more than just aesthetics. After you've packed the bowl and drop it into the top of the pipe, you hit it like you would a normal pipe (light the bowl, finger over the carb, take a pull.) While you're hitting the pipe, the oversized chamber is filling up with smoke. Once you've filled it up enough, remove the bowl piece. This massively increases airflow and allows you to take a bong sized rip out of a pipe! The smoke then travels through the frozen glycerin coils, and you get nothing but a cool, smooth hit.
The first thing I noticed is that the pipe is that it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s larger and heavier than most of the common pipes you’d buy (due in part to its size, but also because it's filled with glycerin), but not too bad. This pipe certainly seems like an at home piece because it doesn’t make for a convenient carry and it needs to be frozen.
As mentioned above, you may notice the liquid in the pipe is not water because it is much thicker. This mysterious substance is Glycerin. Taken directly from the makers of the pipe,
“Glycerin is a non-toxic fatty gel that's commonly found in food and sweeteners. The advantages of using Glycerin is that it freezes quicker and stays frozen longer than ice.” The innovative design allows the airflow to wind through the coils in the glycerin tank giving it a chance to cool down before hitting your lungs.
Hitting this piece is much smoother than a regular pipe. What I noticed is that pulling on it nice and slowly allowed the smoke to cool down in the coils much better. When I hit the pipe too quickly I still got some of that burning sensation that comes along with combustion.
The glycerin allows the pipe to stay cooler for longer than water, and it won't melt before your smoke session is over. Also, the bowl piece is large, making this the perfect piece for hanging out with a group of friends.
If you enjoy the smooth, cool hit that comes from putting ice in your bong I would highly suggest this pipe to you. I will say that it is a little pricey, but if you're looking for something like this, then it's a great option! However, if you’re looking for something more travel-friendly or you're more of a daily user, than this may not be the pipe you’re looking for.