If you know Higher Standards you know they do nothing by halves. Higher Standards was created to provide aficionados with the tools they need for the most elevated smoking experience. On all levels Higher Standards knows how to create lust-worthy products, from their simple yet cool packaging all the way through to premium function and design. Each and every one of their products are worthy of display in your home.
TIP: Higher Standards products are all made in the USA.
BOROSILICATE GLASS DOWNS STEM
All Higher Standards Glass Water Pipes come with some form of a down stem as standard, most removable and some fixed in place. Down stems are crucial as they act as a directional pathway for smoke between the flower bowl and the water chamber. They also provide a secure landing zone for your flower bowl whilst providing an airtight connection. So pretty important then. Oh, and they are easy to break so replacements are always handy!
Precision crafted from heavy duty borosilicate glass this is the exact same stem that is provided if you purchase the Higher Standards Heavy Duty Beaker, a beast of a water pipe that I have trouble keeping in stock! A large beaker requires a long down stem and this one stands at 6.75 inches (almost 17cms!). Each down stem has a connection point and it is important to know the size and whether the fit is male or female. The connection on this down stem is female (frosted) and is 14mm. What does this mean? You should only purchase if you have a 14mm flower bowl with a male connector or if you are replacing your original Higher Standards stem.
TIP: You want a frosted port, it is the best way to ensure an airtight fit when glass meets glass.
6 parallel/horizontal slits site at the very base helping to break up your large smoke bubble into a multitude of smaller bubbles for maximal filtration. This action cools and conditions your smoke for a more comfortable experience. You more you filter your smoke the nice (less harsh) the experience. Particulate matter is captured by the water resulting in “cleaner” smoke. But you are still smoking, and damage will be done (sorry!).
TIP: Higher Standards likes to make life easier, and they have their own range of cleaning products. Pipe Stix and Pipe Dreamz are designed for hard-to-reach areas such as the interior of a down stem.
x1 Higher Standards Glass Down Stem – 14mm female connection
- Made from Heavy-Duty Hand-blown Borosilicate Quartz
- Made in the USA
- 17cms long
- Will accept 14mm flower bowls ONLY
- 6 slits for optimal filtration
- Frosted port for airtight connection