The 7Pipe Pro is an innovative pipe for smoking tobacco and the first that combines a lighter and a glass sidecar in a pipe. It is the first tobacco pipe that uses a glass bowl, which is characteristic to non-tobacco pipes, and a lighter system featured by regular lighters.
For those who have heard about it, the pipe we have received for review is the latest version of the 7Pipe. 7Pipe Pro is based on the original model but comes with several enhancements including the zinc alloy shell that protects the internal components, a redesigned lighting mechanism, increased corrosion resistance based on electroplating, magnetic backing and no moving parts that could break.
Another difference between the two models is that the designers have removed the small mobile stash and now you can find it inside the pipe after removing the magnetic backing.
In the box:
The 7Pipe Pro comes in a glossy black box with the glass sidecar, two mouthpieces in different sizes and shapes, several O-rings and a cleaning brush for the glass tube.
I would have preferred to find some instructions inside this nice box, but the pipe is very easy to assemble so I can’t complain. Besides this, when you purchase it you get the instructions manual.
What I like at the 7Pipe Pro is that, thanks to the smart design, it suits both men and women, unlike traditional pipes that look so masculine.
It is small, fitting a pocket or a small purse, and it’s also stylish, coming in black, silver, blue and gray.
It also features a compact construction so it is hard to break. When I first took the 7Pipe Pro in my hand I was surprised to feel it a bit heavy, but this is an useful feature if you don’t want to drop it easily.
Mine is black and has a blue protective cover on the back that can be easily removed to reveal the metallic finish, as you can see in the images.
Preparing the pipe:
Before assembling the pipe by inserting the glass sidecar and attaching the preferred mouthpiece, you have to fill it. This was maybe the hardest part of this review because I had no experience with pipes or with filling lighters. These days it’s hard to find places where someone refills lighters so I had to ask other people and look on the Internet to find some clues.
Things got easier when I read that the 7Pipe Pro uses common Butane gas like all lighters and you can find it in most stores.
The gas comes in spray tubes and it’s also cheap. You have the refilling instructions on the spray tube and it’s not hard to use it at home.
That’s exactly what I did. I bought a gas tube for about $3 and refilled the pipe through the refilling valve, following the instructions.
After finishing with refilling I noticed that I can use the pipe only with my right hand but I guess that’s not a big problem if you are left-handed.
Using the 7Pipe Pro:
Using the pipe is simple. The smoker has to remove the metallic cover to reveal the glass bowl in which goes a bit of tobacco from the stash. Holding the pipe with the right hand the user has to press the right button with the thumb to light the pipe while blocking the end of the glass tube with the index finger. The flame ignites the tobacco in the bowl. Whenever the user wants to inhale he/she has to press the button like when using a regular lighter.
When done smoking the user can remove the ash from the glass bowl or cover it directly with the metal cover. The pipe can then be stored inside a pocket or placed on the table.
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