Smokers who want a convenient pipe to take on the go could do no better than the Journey2, which eschews extraneous gadgets and gizmos in favor of clean, well thought-out design. It’s simply a smarter smoke.
The pipe comes in three pieces, held to form by means of rare earth magnets which keep the Journey2 solidly together, but take no special effort to separate. The bottom two pieces fit together like matching spoons, creating a filter-like curved air pathway which encourages smoke to cool on its way to the user’s lips. The top piece forms a tight lid over the bowl when not in use but can easily rotate out of the way for smoking; snapping the lid back in place after finishing a hit can be an effective way to cut down on second-hand smoke. The dependable lid also works well for smokers who want to pack their bowl at home and enjoy it while out; even after a test hike through the steep Berkeley hills, the Journey2 maintained its pack without spilling.
The only real weakness of this ultra-portable piece is its tendency to get clogged with tar; tests found that it became difficult to pull through after only two days of steady use. Fortunately, the pipe’s intelligent design makes it remarkably easy to clean: just disassemble and wipe down with an alcohol swab (a damp paper towel will also work in a pinch.)
The durability, portability and thoughtful design of the Journey2 make it the best portable pipe in its price range, hands down.
Journey2 has come to the end of its manufacturing and selling cycle. It has now been replaced with the Journey3.
First appeared in Issue 8 of Cannabis Now Magazine.
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