At MJ Arsenal, we don't skimp on the small details. Every dab rig we make is crafted with precision, ensuring that each hit you take is smooth and flavorful. But our line of high-quality dab rigs are more than just high-functioning water pipes—they're works of art.
Every piece in our collection of glass dab rigs is a unique creation in its own right. We design some rigs to be casual, understated, and even discreet. On the other hand, some pieces are like works of art worth displaying in a museum, designed with drama and flair to attract attention and intrigue.
There's something for everyone at MJ Arsenal. Whether you're new to dabbing or an industry connoisseur, our rigs are guaranteed to provide the experience you want—and leave an impression on those who see it in your home. Here are nine of our favorite and coolest dab rigs that are sure to turn heads.
Gemini Mini Dab Rig (Orbital Series)
The Gemini Mini Dab Rig is a luxurious handcrafted borosilicate glass piece that turns heads with its inverted cone base and sleek design.
Its double ball feature ensures a smooth, cool draw, and its angled mouthpiece provides unparalleled comfort. Crafted from high-quality borosilicate glass, this rig is built to last.
The Gemini's unique shape celebrates the celestial, with its dual spheres symbolizing the twin stars Castor and Pollux. One of our most popular pieces, it'll look great in your glass collection. It has a 10mm female joint that comes with a 10mm quartz banger.
Claude Mini Dab Rig
For a decadent dabbing experience, look no further than the Claude Mini Dab Rig.
This recycler rig has a double uptake system to enhance filtration and direction flow, giving you a smooth and flavorful drag.
Its super-slender design is a rarity that makes this beautiful glass water pipe stand out in any collection, and its high-quality borosilicate material gives it extreme durability.
Royale Mini Dab Rig
When it comes to dab rigs, bigger isn't always better. The Royale Mini Dab Rig is a pint-sized powerhouse that packs a serious punch.
It is made from thick, high-quality borosilicate glass that is slowly cooled over a long period to ensure the glass is durable and impact-resistant.
This little rig features a built-in splash guard to keep your smoking environment clean and has a comfortable banger hanger for easy use. Whether you're on the go or just looking for something more portable, the Royale Mini Dab Rig is perfect for any smoker.
But the Royale isn't just a functional rig: its gorgeous and elegant design is a welcome addition to any glass collection. Aptly named, it's one of the more regal pieces in the MJ Arsenal lineup.
Infinity Mini Rig
For a truly leisurely smoking experience, explore the Infinity Mini Rig. Made of thick, high-quality borosilicate glass, this little rig is sturdy enough to withstand years of daily use.
The rig's base is made of strong aluminum and is quite large, providing a solid surface area while controlling airflow and reducing harshness.
The Infinity's fab egg design gives you a comfortable place to rest your fingers, while the bent neck mouthpiece makes the rig more ergonomic. It's ideal for those who want a premium smoking experience on-the-go or at home.
Iriedescent Hydra Mini Dab Rig
This is no ordinary dab rig: The Iriedescent Hydra Mini Dab Rig is a luxurious, high-quality glass piece that's been electroplated with shimmering iridescent colors.
Its small size makes it perfect for on-the-go use, and the thick glass and precision engineering ensure smooth, flavorful hits every time.
This dab rig is perfect for everyday use, as it's small enough to fit anywhere but still packs a punch. It comes equipped with a 10mm female joint and a fully-fused quartz banger, so you can enjoy big, flavorful hits right out of the box.
Lucy Pink-UV Apollo Mini Rig
With stunning UV-reactive coloring, the Lucy Pink-UV Apollo mini rig has a beautiful glow.
Its double ball shape and puck perc cool your vapor to a comfortable level before reaching the mouthpiece, ensuring that each puff is brimming with delicious, satisfying vapor without any harsh burning.
This little rig has a small amount of percolation and offers a surprising amount of filtration and cooling while providing dense, potent hits. The included quartz banger is ready to be used with any dabbing setup. So, if you're looking for a compact, powerful dab rig that looks as good as it performs, this is the perfect piece.
Goblin Mini Dab Rig
The Goblin Mini Dab Rig is your new favorite smoking companion. This powerhouse is ideal for anyone looking to get the most out of their terps.
This rig delivers big rips with a Blunt-O-Lantern lower section and base connected puck perc. With a double uptake recycler, you'll enjoy your favorite concentrates like never before.
This little rig is the perfect addition to any collection. It's a double uptake recycler and full color, with a pairing of pumpkins that is sure to make your friends green—and orange—with envy. You don't want to miss out on The Goblin Mini Dab Rig.
Rigloo Mini Dab Rig
The Rigloo Mini Dab Rig is the perfect choice for those who want a powerful, durable rig that looks absolutely gorgeous.
With its stylish igloo percolator and star-topped mouthpiece, this piece is sure to turn heads. Plus, it features UV reactive blue coloring that makes it stand out from the crowd.
The Rigloo Mini is the perfect travel companion. This small, portable rig is easily concealable and is mighty enough to keep you running back for more. This small, portable rig can easily accompany you anywhere.
Royale Vape Edition
Introducing the Royale Vape Edition Dab Rig—one of our newest and most unique innovations yet. The Royale features a custom glass receiver that fits most popular vape pens, making it perfect for at-home vaping. You can use it with practically any standard 510 cartridge for an enhanced smoking experience.
One of these rigs simply doesn’t compare to a vape pen. These rigs are specifically crafted for premium dabbing, with heavy-duty materials and extra percolation that ensure every rip is intense and flavorful. Plus, they look stunning.
Whether you’re looking for a new and cool way to enjoy your vape carts or you’re simply looking for an upgrade from your old glass dab rig, the Royale is perfect for you. With its sleek design and stylish finish, this rig is sure to impress.
What is a Glass Dab Rig?
A dab rig is a piece of glassware specifically made for vaporizing concentrates and extracts. Since concentrates are oily and turn to liquid (and eventually vapor) at high temperatures, holding the hot oils while inhaling requires a special device.
You may see the occasional ceramic or silicone dab rig, but glass dab rigs are the standard. There are also electric dab rigs with battery-powered elements, like the G-Pen Connect.
Vapor from hot oil tends to concentrate quickly into solid form, meaning that oil rigs require precise engineering and a smaller overall form factor than glassware built for combustion. That's why MJ Arsenal specializes in mini dab rigs, with most pieces ranging between 4 and 7 inches in height.
How Does a Dab Rig Work Differently From a Water Pipe?
Typically, you use a water pipe to smoke plant matter. Combustion is a more straightforward process than vaporization, so water pipes are designed with a larger bowl and longer neck to dissipate heat. Their larger size accommodates design implements like ice catchers or modular attachments to enhance the experience.
Instead of a bowl piece, dab rigs use a heating element called a nail. Oils vaporize on the hot surface of the nail, producing clean, flavorful vapor for inhalation without leaving behind ashes. In a bowl piece, the airway sits in the bottom of the bowl underneath your plant matter. With a dab nail, the airway is positioned above or off to the side of the hot oil. As a result, bowls and nails have very different shapes and heat tolerances.
Parts of a Dab Rig
Each component of your dab rig serves a specific purpose, and it's worth studying each part carefully before choosing your rig. This will help you get the most out of your purchase and ensure that it suits your style.
The Dab Nail
The nail is the heating element of your rig. The most reliable nails are made of quartz, which heats evenly and is extremely resistant to thermal shock. Technically speaking, a quartz nail is referred to as a "banger" and is shaped like a bucket.
As the banger heats, it gradually becomes red hot, signaling that it's almost time to dab. A good banger retains heat for as long as possible, resulting in a slower, longer cooldown time. This helps you achieve more consistent temperatures from hit to hit, especially if you don't have a thermometer to help you.
The Receiver Joint
The joint is the fitting that connects your banger to your rig. It seals the airway for your vapor to travel into the water chamber. The receiver joint also has to insulate the rest of the piece from the intense heat of the nail, meaning it sticks out from the front.
Since the receiver is where you insert and remove the nail, it's more damage-prone than the rest of your oil rig. A good dab rig has plenty of support for the receiver piece to provide stability and prevent accidental breakage. Pay attention to how the receiver joint fastens to the rest of the rig.
One of the most common and distinctive features in a dab rig, a percolator filters and cools your smoke by passing it through a series of tiny holes or slits. The water filtration process reduces the harshness of your hit and helps bring out the flavor in your product.
All of our dab rigs have a percolation system built into the downstem, but not all percolators look the same. Some of our best dab rigs use disc percs and puck percs to cool the smoke, making them a great choice for new smokers or veterans with sensitive throats.
The Water Chamber
The water chamber is typically the largest "body" piece of the dab rig. Typically, you want to fill the water chamber at least a half-inch above the top of the percolator's openings. This varies depending on the exact specs of your rig.
MJ Arsenal includes a fill level guide on every package. That way, you know exactly how much to fill no matter which rig you like best.
Recyclers and Uptakes
Recyclers are additional water chambers for your dab rig, allowing the water to travel with the vapor as it passes through the rig and cooling the smoke even more. Recyclers can be placed above or below the water chamber, depending on the rig.
Some creative dab rigs have recyclers built into the same chamber as the water—otherwise known as an "incycler."
These various orientations give designers plenty of room to be creative, and they have huge impacts on the rig's functionality.
Finally, the mouthpiece is where you inhale your product. There are two basic styles of mouthpieces: angled and bent. An angled neck naturally aids with splash blocking but requires you to hold the rig up higher.
Bent necks don't block splashback as much, but since the opening faces more upward, it's easier to take a hit while the rig is resting on the table.
MJ Arsenal has bent and angled mouthpieces to meet your preference, with a splash blocker built into every design. That way, you get a clean hit every time, no matter which style you like better.
How to Use a Dab Rig
Dab rigs are generally pretty easy to use, but they're not quite as straightforward as smoking a pipe. With a pipe, you can load your bowl, fire, and inhale. But, a dab rig requires a little more precision.
Step 1. Fill Your Rig to the Fill Line
Dab rigs are designed to hold a specific amount of water, and you'll need to know how much that is to load your rig. Since this depends on the exact water chamber and percolator specs, MJ Arsenal includes a fill level guide on every package.
Avoid overfilling: The water level shouldn't approach the top of the chamber itself. For most wax rigs, including glass and silicone dab rigs, you only need to fill enough to cover the entire percolator. If water is seeping into your oil catcher from the chamber, you've probably filled it too much.
Step 2. Place Concentrate On Dab Tool
Place your concentrate on the end of the dab tool. Usually, it's a good idea to do this before you heat your nail so you're not scrambling around trying to load your rig during the cooldown period. A dab should be approximately the size of a grain of rice.
At the proper dab temperature range, you'll get a potent inhale of thick vapor. If you take too large a dab or burn it too hot, it will be harsh and scorch the oil without releasing much vapor.
Highly viscous, waxy concentrates are the easiest to handle since they tend to hold their shape on their own. These concentrates are easy to prepare and set aside, but concentrates that come in fine powders or runny liquid forms may spill or drip from your dab tool.
Practice picking up your concentrate on the end of your dab tool, and find a stable surface to set it down while you apply heat to the rig. The dab tool rack built into our Official Dab Tray is a great resting place for your tool during this step.
Step 3. Torch Dab Nail Until Red Hot
You'll need a butane torch to heat your nail. The best nails are made of quartz and will get red hot 15-20 seconds after you apply the flame. But, when you fire your quartz bucket for the first time, you may not notice any reddening at all.
Laboratory-grade quartz maintains its crystal-clear transparency even at extreme temperatures. Impurities, dirt, or dust on the glass will glow red when superheated, helping you see when your nail is fully heated and indicating it's time to clean the nail.
The heat from the nail travels down the stem towards the receiver joint, meaning once you've heated the bucket you should not touch the glass or quartz between the receiver and the nail. It can take 15 minutes for glass to cool to safe handling temperatures, so be patient and never use cold water to cool the glass rapidly.
Step 4. Let it Cool
When the nail is red hot, it's not quite time for your dab yet. A fully heated nail exceeds 1000°F, but the upper limit for dabbing is between 800-850°F (and even that's high—many dab rig users prefer lower temps in the 450-600°F range).
The popular strategy for achieving the perfect dab is to allow the nail to cool for 40-50 seconds before dabbing. As you countdown the final seconds, you want to have your rig in one hand and your loaded dab tool in the other. This way, you can drop in your dab immediately when the nail is ready.
Step 5. Vaporize Concentrate and Inhale Gently
As soon as the dab touches the hot quartz it flash vaporizes, meaning it instantaneously converts from liquid to gaseous vapor. The moment this happens, vapor starts rising. To capture the vapor, begin inhaling as you place the dab into the bucket. Just don't inhale too hard.
With an uncovered bucket, the airflow is strong enough to pull oil into the stem as you inhale. Additionally, this heavy airflow suppresses vapor production. If you inhale gently, you'll start pulling vapor into the rig without pulling oil in along with it.
Step 6. Cap Your Dab and Inhale Fully
To combat seepage and vapor suppression, you can put a glass cap on top of the bucket. Called "carb caps," these devices have a small carb hole that allows air to pass into the dish—but with greatly restricted airflow.
This reduction in airflow makes it harder for you to suck oil into the downstem as you inhale. Additionally, sealing off more outside air creates more vapor pressure inside the bucket. For this reason, you'll notice the vapor cloud in your rig gets thicker and puffier once you put on the carb cap and start inhaling fully.
Carb caps are a significant enhancement that help you get the most out of every dab. Without a carb cap, you'll inhale less vapor while leaving more leftover residue in your bucket. Available for as low as $10, MJ Arsenal carb caps are a great investment for your dab rig.
Find a Cool Rig to Start Dabbing Today
Whether you're buying your first new dab rig, loading up on new glassware, or refreshing your collection of glass art—MJ Arsenal has a wide selection of high-quality glass available
We offer our ever-expanding inventory at the lowest prices and ship every order over $50 for free. Whether you're looking for a classic quartz bucket, or the best dab rig you've ever smoked, we've got everything you need to start dabbing.