One hitters have been around for a long time, and honestly they’re never too exciting. If you’re not familiar with them, a one hitter is a cigarette sized pipe made from metal or ceramic with a big enough bowl for about 1-2 tokes. The name of the game here is stealth and convenience. Silver Stick has changed the one hitter game with their 2-piece one hitters that allow you to use a cotton filter. This makes the hits much smoother and eliminates the danger of inhaling an ember, a small and relatively simple change that has made me realize how much I love one hitters!
Silver Stick Review
The Silver Stick one hitter comes in two different sizes, the Large and the Slim. The Slim version claims to hold enough for 2-3 draws, while the Large says 4-6; personally I feel that either one is closer to 1-2 draws… The two models are virtually identical in terms of length, but the Large is a fair bit girthier. Each model sells for $25 USD, or you can get the Leather Dugout set for $55-$89. The Most expensive version is the one pictured below with all the extra goodies.
Found in the box:
- Silver Stick one hitter
- 15 Natural cotton filters
- Stainless steel poker
- Smell-resistant cap
*Included in the leather dugout set:
- Leather dugout
- Metal Clipper lighter
The leather dugout set is really quite nice, and would make a wonderful gift. But honestly for the added price it doesn’t feel worth while. I’d stick with the $25 one hitter and save the $50+ they charge for a leather case / metal lighter.
Adding a cotton filter to a one hitter is a stroke of pure genius! I’ve thoroughly been enjoying the smooth hauls it provides coupled with the convenience only a one hitter can provide. Changing out the cotton filter after every few uses is a bit of a nuisance, but well worth the few seconds it takes.
While I mentioned that the leather dugout set was a bit overpriced, it is really put together quite well. It’s a perfect setup for on the go tokes while staying classy and compact.
The one hitters themselves are made of aircraft-grade alloy and are very efficient at dissipating the heat. If you are rocking hit after hit you’ll notice it gets a bit warm to the touch, but for casual use it’s not an issue whatsoever.
One major potential downside is the constant need to replenish your cotton filters. I’m not sure if there is a cheaper generic option out there, but the folks at Silver Stick offer 100 Cotton Filters for $7.50, which is a pretty fair price in my mind.
Exceptionally smooth hits for a one hitter.
No fear of inhaling burning embers or spent ash thanks to the filter.
Convenient and extremely simple to use.
The price of the Dugout model is a bit much, but it’s a very nice set.
You’ll need to stay on top of your cotton filter stash.
There’s really not much else to say about the Silver Stick. It’s a really great one-hitter that works well and feels solid. The price is a bit jarring, but if you’re in the market for a one hitter this is no doubt the one to buy.
Get yours here: TheSilverStick.com