Pipes these days just keep getting crazier and crazier. Some pipes are getting bigger and more intricate while other designs are reinventing some old favorites like the dugout. One pipe concept that might take the cake in portability and convenience is the credit card pipe. In case you think you read that wrong, these pipes are actually the size of a credit card and will fit perfectly inside your wallet. Say goodbye to ever forgetting your pipe at home again. As impossible of a feat as it may seem to consolidate a smoking pipe into the size of credit card there are actually multiple companies that have achieved this. Even more impressive is that these companies have actually come up with very different designs. I chose two of the coolest and most original options on the market, the Fold-a-Pipe and the Magnetic Credit Card Pipe.
The magnetic credit card pipe (creative name right?) is perfect for your wallet smoking pleasures. Although it is only as big as a credit card it actually consists of five separate magnetic layers. These layers stay together while in use thanks to the magnets. A small bowl is screwed into the the pipe’s body for your herbs. This pipe is made only of metals that are safe to smoke from and that can be easily cleaned. The cleaning process is especially easy when you separate the five layers. Also, if you happen to be in a situation that you need to ditch your pipe this piece allows you to separate all the parts until it would be unrecognizable as a pipe. It’s only $15 too, which is very affordable for a pipe. One thing that really sets this piece apart from other credit card pipes is that the design of it makes the smoke take a long route through the pipe itself. This helps cool the smoke for less harsh hits. They further recommend that you put the pipe in the freezer for truly icy hits, but I’m not sure how conducive it is to start leaving your wallet in the freezer all the time.
The second credit card pipe I’m going to talk about is the amazing Fold-a-Pipe. Fold-a-Pipe claims to be the first product in the world of its kind. They do a great job of pointing out some of the endless possibilities that this pipe could open up to you that weren’t options before. Bringing pipes to concerts, clubs, bars, etc. were all virtually impossible until now. Plus, you don’t have the additional risk of breaking your glass with Fold-a-Pipe’s durable metal design. This product is a very different design than the first one. The Fold-a-Pipe is actually one piece of metal that, as its name suggests, folds multiple times to create a fully functional smoking pipe. It even has a built in screen, so you won’t get any unwanted pull through. The Fold-a-Pipe also has the benefit of not looking like a smoking device when in it’s credit card form. In addition, this pipe is an insanely low price of $5. I actually prefer the way this one looks when folded up into it’s sleek little pipe design, but make sure to not throw away the step by step folding instructions because it isn’t quite as obvious as you might think.