Review: Roll Uh Bowl, Day Hiking, and the Beauty of Nature

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I was sent a free trial of the product; however, I was not compensated for this review. 

I’ve smoked out of a lot of pipes in my day. The thing is, there is no perfect pipe for every person/occasion. If you’re doing something active your options become pretty limited. You don’t want to take your glass, because there is a good chance it could get broken. You can roll joints or blunts all the time, but sometimes you might want something more substantial with you when you’re kayaking, camping, snowboarding, or surfing.

I’ve always loved to hike. Mostly I just do day hikes, but sometimes I’ll do a few days on the trail. So, you can understand why I was excited when I received my Roll Uh Bowl.

The Roll Uh Bowl Arrives

The pipe arrives in a very small package. The whole thing is made of silicon, and wrapped up small enough to fit in my pocket. I remove the band, and the silicon springs into shape.

A plastic downstem and metal slide are included. The downstem has a floating ball that keeps you from blowing into the pipe and shooting water into your bowl. The slide is spring loaded to clean out ash easily. These are neat features, but it’s the silicon that really intrigues me.

I Gotta Give it a Try

It was here so I couldn’t wait to give it a try. It’s designed for the harshest terrains. My living room is a bit underwhelming, but I just couldn’t wait.

I add a little water, pack up something tasty, then fire in the hole. The piece roars as any self respecting water pipe would. I pull the slide and get a nice milky hit. So far, so good. The pipe works, but my current surroundings didn’t really put it through much of a test.

The Roll Uh Bowl’s Natural Environment

The weekend couldn’t have taken longer to get here. I woke up to the sun shinning beautifully. It was meant to be. I typically day hike with only what is in my pockets and a water/gatorade bottle. Slipping the Roll Uh Bowl into my pocket meant I didn’t have to change my routine.

A friend and I drive north toward one of my favorite spots.

During the hike I mostly forgot I even had a pipe in my pocket. We reach  a nice spot along the trail and I bust out the Roll Uh Bowl. We poured a bit of water from our water bottles and begin to pass the pipe back and forth.

I’ve smoked on trails many times, but there’s something about having a full size pipe that made the experience even better. I’ve smoked joints and handpipes on the trail, but this is new and different. We both sit for a while and just enjoy nature. After some healthy meditation, I roll the pipe up, and we begin to head back down the trail.

The Roll Uh Bowl was designed to be used in much harsher conditions, but it still worked well for my simple day hike. I’m excited to use it the next time I’m on an extended hike.

The Final Review

In the end, I really like this pipe. This pipe is perfect for the active smoker. Here are the reasons I liked it:

  1. Packs up small
  2. Lightweight
  3. Cleans easily
  4. Virtually indestructible

One thing to keep in mind is that the Roll Uh Bowl will collapse if you hit it when it’s clogged. Luckily, a few presses on the spring loaded bowl cleared it right up for me.

It’s also a fun conversation piece. I showed a few friends, and they were all pretty intrigued by the Roll Uh Bowl.  Whip this out after a mountain bike trek, and I’m sure your friends will be impressed.

Get more information about the Roll Uh Bowl here.

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