Grav, hands down are the masters of glass, scientific producers of glass if you will. A global reputation that is hard to surpass. Built to last, highly functional and as gorgeous as glass can get. Those in the know only and always use Grav glass. When Grav makes a water pipe/dab rig/glass pipe they know what they are doing. Built strong for a smooth and easy session. Oh, and so they don’t break easily either. Beautiful enough to display anywhere in your home, if that’s how you do things.
Grav tends to categorise their glassware into collections with a variety of looks and styles covered within each collection. This Steamroller is part of the Rocker Collection. This collection is all about an unspillable bowl design with the added ability to gently “rock” the pipe back and forth. The bowls in each Rockers are deep and raised.
Let’s start with a quick rundown on the pipes that are labelled “steamrollers”. In a nutshell, steamrollers are specifically designed for those that like larger-than-average hits. This is achieved via the size and positioning of the carb hole. Located front and centre you can cover/release the carb as you light/inhale to accumulate then release the smoke within. Not a pipe I would recommend for micro-dosers/beginners!
The Grav Rocker Steamroller with Silicone Skin separates into 2 pieces. An internal all-glass steamroller pipe that sits snugly within its own silicone skin, kind of like a wetsuit on a surfer. The skin fits tight but can be completely removed for cleaning purposes. As with everything that Grav does the glass is extra thick heat resistant borosilicate glass. This is not a pipe that will break easily (please don’t test my claim) particularly when the shock-absorbing silicone skin is in place. The rocker design (just like a rocking chair) apart from looking cool will self-support the pipe between uses.
TIP: Don’t let silicone scare you, Grav uses the highest quality, food-grade, heat resistant silicone they can get their hands on.
On one end you will find the ergonomic mouthpiece, a slight protrusion that is completely covered by the outer silicone skin. A small slit in the skin (smaller than the glass) will allow the smoke to flow through whilst acting as an effective ash catcher for nice smooth hits. Between the mouthpiece portion and the raised bowl, you will find the Grav logo etched into the glass and Grav has made sure the silicone skin does not cover the logo adding to the luxe feel of this pipe.
I quite like the bowl of this pipe with a raised spill-proof design to keep your herbal material in place even whilst rocking the pipe back and forth but let’s be honest it will obviously spill if you upend the pipe! The bowl is on the average size with raised smooth rounded sides. Grav has ensured that the bowl is free from silicone with a wide circle of glass exposed so that your flame (or herb) does not come into direct contact with any of the protective silicone skin.
Now we get to the opposite end, the carb hole. A rather largish (silicone covered) ergonomic opening smack bang in the middle. You can use a single finger to cover the carb or use the palm of your hand, whatever you rather. That is pretty much it and my final words on this pipe are to let you know that my write up has not done this Rocker Steamroller justice. It feels so good in the hand, is high level unbreakable and is freaking gorgeous in its simplicity.
x1 Grav Rocker Steamroller with Silicone Skin
- 5″ in length
- Borosilicate Glass Rocker Steamroller wrapped in food-grade silicone
- Great hand feel and ergonomic mouthpiece
- Self-supporting between uses
- Silicone skin guards against breakage
- Designed by: Stephan Peirce & Micah Evans