The ritual of grinding up nugs, rolling up a joint, and savoring the delicious earthy flavor and delicate nuances of a strain has been one of the most prefered methods of consumption used by cannabis enthusiasts for decades. There’s something about mastering the art of rolling that brings smokers back to their roots. While not much has changed when it comes to smoking a classic joint, cone, or blunt, there are a number of smoking accessories that can easily elevate the overall experience. There are rolling machines, flavored rolling papers, reusable glass tips, joint carrying cases, and special blends of all-natural papers, just to name a few. But one often overlooked smoking product is the pre roll joint holder.
Joint holders are a specific kind of smoking accessory that are used when partaking in pre-rolled joints, cones, or blunts and can usually also work with cigarettes. There are a number of different styles, but can be divided into two categories, clips or holders. The clip style attaches to the outside of the tip, while holders have a hole and the tip of the joint is inserted into it. These devices work by giving the user a better hold on their smokable. Instead of trying to grip the very end of a roach, a joint holder provides more surface area that won’t get hot so you can hold it better. Joint holders also extend the blunt and tip farther away from the face so there’s no chance of burning your fingertips and mouth, but still being able to smoke all the way down to the absolute end of the dry herb. The holder style also provides the additional benefit of giving the smoke a longer way to travel before being inhaled. This means it has more time to cool down and drags are softer and smoother going down. The clip style extends the blunt away from the hands so they don’t get burned or absorb unwanted odor from the smoke.
Why you should be using a joint holder
Yes, a joint holder will undeniably add a personal touch and splash of style to your smoking session, but they aren’t just a cool looking accessory. A high quality joint holder will also help you waste less smoking material. Yes, you heard that right! You’ll have more room between the dry herb and your lips so you can smoke all the way down to the tip. There are many other reasons why you should be using one every time you smoke a cone, pre-roll from the dispensary, blunt, or home rolled pinner.
No more soggy tips
Did you ever share a joint with a group of friends and by the time it gets back to you, it has a soggy tip that’s covered in lipstick stains? Not only is it annoying and gross, soggy joints don’t smoke as well and the tip can collapse and diminish the experience. If you use a pre roll joint holder that fits onto the tip, there’s no chance of it ever getting wet or moist. Not only that, it helps to keep the tip intact and the airpath open at all times. The lip gloss will stay where it belongs and if it does happen to get on the joint holder, it’s simple and quick to wipe it off before passing the joint to the next person.
A touch of elegance
Since joint holders come in so many different designs, colors, and materials, it’s easy to let your personal style shine through. Some of the most popular materials used for joint holders are glass, metal, silicone, and ceramic, but stone, wood, and other materials are also used. For a natural, boho look, reach for a joint stone holder made out of smooth minerals or stones. Ceramic holders have a similar look to stone, longing to be taken to the beach and eluding hippie vibes. For a more sophisticated and elegant style, glass and metal holders are the right choice. Available in many different colors and types, metal and glass joint holders seem to match perfectly with every outfit and will be a piece you’ll want to show off to your friends.
Save your fingertips
One thing that’s annoying for cannabis smokers is trying to figure out how to smoke the very last bits of a roach. Joint holders will prevent your fingertips from getting burnt by providing more space between the end of the roach and your lips. People have gotten very innovative when it comes to solving this problem, but using a joint holder is by far the cheapest and easiest way. You’ll never have burnt fingertips again!
Enjoy until the very end
In addition to preventing burns, you’ll also be able to enjoy every last bit of the joint. If you’ve ever opened up an old joint, there’s usually quite a bit of unburned flower nudged up against the tip that couldn’t be smoked. When you think about all the joints you’ve ever consumed, it can really add up. Stop wasting even a little bit of that expensive top-shelf flower! As soon as you insert the roach into the joint holder, you’ll have a lot of extra space between the tip and your fingertips that won’t get hot or burn so you can smoke all the way down to the very end without fearing that you’ll set your nose on fire. Even small joint holders provide enough room to smoke the end of the roach.
Less coughing fits
While smoking a joint or blunt won’t ever be as comfortable on the throat and lungs as a bong which uses water filtration, some types of joint holders can reduce the harshness of each one hitter. If you find yourself with a burning sensation in your throat after you smoke joints, but don’t want to transition to a water pipe, try an extra long joint holder. Long joint holders for smoking weed give the smoke additional time to cool down before reaching your lips. Though not as comfortable a hit as a device with aeration and filtration provided by water, cool drags are much smoother than smoke that’s burning hot.
Trying to be discreet about smoking? Joint holders will save your fingers from smelling like you’ve been working at a weed farm all day (just don’t expect it to do anything for your clothes). Instead of holding the blunt directly, you’ll only be touching the material of the joint holder. Whoever ends up puffing on the roach will always have particularly strong lingering odors well after they’ve washed their hands.
Types of joint holders
The first thing that comes to mind when talking about joint or cigarette holder is probably a long, slim contraption you’ve seen in movies like 101 Dalmations and The Great Gatsby. This style still exists, but the device has come a long way since then and users are searching for a modern look that’s lightweight and portable enough to take with them on the go. Today, there are many different types of joint holders from clip styles to round designs made from a variety of materials such as high-quality borosilicate glass, durable metals, heat-safe silicone, natural wood, and even stone and ceramic. These are just a few of the most popular styles available in online smoke shops.
Glass joint holder
A glass joint holder is a great addition to your collection if you prefer rolling. Unlike some other materials, glass is completely tasteless, which is one of the main reasons most bongs, pipes, and dab rigs are made from this heat-safe material. Because of this, you’ll be able to experience the full flavor profile of the strain, chock full of natural cannabinoids and terpenes just like you would when smoking a joint the normal way, but with a little more comfort on the throat. Some styles even have internal glass features that help to prevent large pieces of hot ash from getting inhaled. A glass joint holder blown by a glass artist is a stunning one-of-a-kind piece of art that will add a sprinkle of luxury to your smoke. Glass is an extremely versatile material and glassblowers have let their imagination run free, coming up with all sorts of quirky designs mixing transparent and opaque glass to create stunning pieces you’ll want to “accidentally” leave on the coffee table when your friends come over. Talk about a conversation starter!
Joint stone holder
Stone joint holders have a very unique aesthetic compared to the other styles on this list. Smooth river rocks or minerals such as quartz are carved out on one end to create a place to insert the pinner. They have a hole going through the center, which creates an airpath from the roach to the mouthpiece. This type of accessory is typically left natural on the outside so the grain and earthy color pattern of the mineral can be seen. Since the pattern and color was designed by the earth itself, a joint stone holder is always one of a kind. For more color and design options and a similar natural look, shop for a ceramic joint holder. Ceramic holders normally come in a smooth pebble shape, but artists have created some intricate designs as well if you’re in search of something that stands out from the rest.
Dual joint holder
Ready to put your limits to the test? Smoke two or more joints at the same time with a joint holder that has space for multiple cones. These accessories are a ton of fun to smoke with friends and are always a hit at every party you bring them to. Dual joint holders look like small tridents with a mouthpiece on one side to inhale from and two or more extensions from the mouthpiece that have spaces to fit the end of a joint. Using this style takes some trial and error to use since you need to be sure all the joints are lit at the same time. Multi-joint holders are often made from heat-resistant silicone or wood and are harder to find in glass.
Roach clips are a popular type of joint holder since they fit nearly all sizes from giant blunts to tinny pinners. They are typically made from silver or gold metal and are available in a number of different styles. Roach clips will always have a long piece with a small clip on one end and sometimes a ring on the other. The clip is attached to the blunt and the ring is used as a grip and can also be slid onto a finger for even easier toking. Some roach clips even come with a keychain so you’ll never forget it at home when you’re lighting up on the go. While it’s great to have the roach so far away from your hands, the clip itself can pinch too hard and smash or close up the airpath. Another downside is that clips don’t provide any additional cooling like other styles do, so the hits will have the same harshness whether smoking with or without one.
What is a joint holder?
A joint holder is primarily used to help hold your joints while smoking. Joint holders are great accessories for anyone looking to amp up their joint smoking game.
Why you should be using a joint holder?
Joint holders are great for getting rid of soggy tips, as well as lingering smells on your fingers. Joint holders can also be used in bongs, with a joint holder attachment.
What types of joint holder do you have?
We carry many different joint holders, from joint holders that fit into a bong, to roach clips, or standard 2 prong silicone style joint holders.
What materials are the joint holder most often made of?
Joint holders can be made from many different materials. Primarily, joint holders are made from durable silicone, which is easy to use and easy to clean.