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. The Beaker was the first Higher Standards product I ever encountered, and I have been selling them steadily since. My Higher Standards range is ever growing, and I will happily stock anything they make.
TIP: Higher Standards products are all made in the USA.
The Riggler is my third glass piece from Higher Standards with the Beaker and Heavy DutyDab Rig both selling like crazy in store. I didn’t even do my usual reviewing before placing an order as I knew I would love the Riggler on sight. So, I guess you now want to know what happened when I saw the Riggler for the first time? Simple, I purchased one. That may not sound very exciting to you, but I have not purchased new glassware in quite some time as I am kind of inundated with vaporisers that need my attention. And what are my thoughts so far? Let me put it this way, when I dab I use either the Kandypen Oura or the PuffCo Peak but have not touched either since I brought home my Riggler last week. Enough said!
The Higher Standards Beaker is a water filtration pipe for dry herbal material whilst the Heavy Duty Rig is a standard dab rig. So, what is the Riggler then?? A halfway point between the 2, a water filtration piece as well as a heavy-duty dab rig. Just to clarify a dual use glass water filtration device. Technically you now need only buy 1 water filtration device for all your herbal needs. Higher Standards provides you with a glass bowl and a Quartz Banger with both slipping into place atop the Riggler. Both the bowl and banger are of the highest standards that Higher Standards strives for!
The Riggler is made from super-thick borosilicate glass (7mm thick) and measures in at approximately 10cms tall with no bowl or banger attached. Extend that to approximately 12-13cms when bowl/banger is installed. An arm just out to the side providing an extended pathway for your smoke/vapour to flow up to the wide reinforced mouthpiece. The base is flat and widens out substantially to keep the Riggler from losing its footing when on an uneven surface.
A pure Quartz Banger is provided with this kit. The extra thick, heat-resistant Quartz vaporises concentrates at lower temperatures, increasing flavour while decreasing harshness. The Banger fits snuggly into the rig (male connection 14mm) and works to create an airtight seal allowing for optimal airflow and deeper inhalations. Higher Standards would never just leave it there, they have also included their UFO Directional Quartz Carb Cap. May sound funny, but this is easily the most beautifully designed carb caps I have ever seen (so far at least). A borosilicate glass “martini-style”, single hole flower bowl is also provided (once again a 14mm male connection). Both the banger and the bowl have been designed to facilitate superior flavour and function.
TIP: More goodies from Higher Standards!! You are also provided with a double-ended dab tool with a silicone grip for comfortable and precise loading of your concentrates.
Higher Standards really wanted to create a piece that is the exact right mix of percolation and flavour. Within the interior, smack bang in the middle is the fixed diffused down stem. At the very base of the stem are 2 slits that allow for the creation of intense fine bubbles all while providing optimised airflow for cool, thick and flavoursome hits.
In a nutshell, this is a fabulous little dab rig/water filtration device. Great for the novice as well as the connoisseur. How handy is it to have a high quality water filtaration pipe designed specifically to be of dual usage?
First step is to fill your Riggler with water. I recommend not overfilling and filling to just a little over the percolator holes.
- Effective dabbing is dependent on the lighter being used. A torch-style lighter is required to attain the heats required.
- Before any dangerous heating occurs, I recommend using a dab tool to scoop out a tiny portion of your concentrate and place aside in an easy to reach location.
- Ensuring that you are safe and standing near anything flammable you will need to use your torch to heat up the banger for approximately 20-30 seconds (or more).
- Set the torch aside in a safe location, ensuring that it is turned off.
- It is highly recommended that you wait a short period of time (maybe 30 seconds or so) before applying your concentrate within the heated banger. This will help with harshness and flavour.
- I tend to start inhaling and getting the water bubbling within the rig a fraction of a second before applying any product. Swirl your dab tool around the interior of the banger.
- Remove the dab tool, grab a carb cap and place it over the banger whilst you continue to inhale.
- You are effectively done when nothing is pulling through.
As for the dry herb flower bowl, you will need to load your product within the bowl and then light your herb as you inhale.
You have options when cleaning glassware, you can either use one of the myriad of prepackaged cleaning solutions (ensure you rinse thoroughly to ensure no chemicals remain) or you can use my favourite method of Isopropyl Alcohol blended with Rock Salt (check out Higher Standards Salt Rox). The 2 work perfectly together to dissolve and abrade resins/gunk away.
As for the banger, I would soak that overnight in Isopropyl. Please be gentle with the banger though, it is the weakest point in the rig and can break if mishandled. Rinse thoroughly and allow all parts to dry before reassembling.
TIP: I like to use my torch (Higher Standards Big Blazer Torch is my choice) to clean the banger between uses by applying heat directly to any melted-on gunk until it dissolves. I also like to use cotton buds that have been lightly dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol to mop up any leftovers (let the banger cool a little first). This process should not replace the major cleans that your rig will need to undergo regularly to maintain a pure and flavoursome experience.
x1 Higher Standards Riggler, x1 Quartz Banger (14mm male), x1 borosilicate glass bowl (14mm male), x1 double ended dab tool, x1 UFO Directional carb cap and x1 reusable foam lined carry case.
- Made from Heavy Duty Hand blown Borosilicate Glass and Quartz
- Made in the USA
- 7mm Glass
- Portable Water Filtration
- Dual use design
- Fixed diffused down stem
- Low temp Quartz Banger
- Borosilicate martini-style flower bowl
- Dab tool
- Sturdy base
- Wide mouthpiece
- Smooth and flavoursome
**This is a collectors item and at We are Lux we don’t encourage the breaking of any Australian laws.**