Playing with magnets is fun.
Smoke Journey’s Journey4 pipe takes the fun of snapping magnets together to the next level, using a three-piece design built to hold together even in the most adventurous of pockets.
With high temperature silicone on the outside and shatterproof stainless steel on the inside, one of the most impressive features of the Journey4 is that it is essentially unbreakable. Sit on it, drop it off a cliff, drive your SUV over it – this thing is designed to withstand severe punishment. (But don’t actually drive over it with your SUV.)
As is often the case with smoking barrels today, Smoke Journey emphasizes a clean aesthetic. Unfortunately, appearance is not the same as a quality experience. The shallow bowl of the pipe means that unless you’re committed to a solo session, you’ll need to pack a few to satisfy a crowd.
And speaking of bowls, let’s talk about taste.
While glass is certainly much more fragile than metal, it does not in itself impart a flavor profile to the flower. Sure, if you’ve been using the same pipe for months without cleaning it – come on, now – you might get some resinous echoes from previous use. But with clean glass, you really get the terpene taste of the flower with little else.
Smoking from a metal bowl – even one of Journey4 quality – brings with it a metallic aftertaste that is simply inferior to a glass or paper alternative. While the metallic notes weren’t overpowering, they were definitely there, making the Journey4 the type of pipe that’s better than nothing, but still impossible to nominate as a cannabis enthusiast’s first choice.
On the fun side, the sliding silicone lid that exposes the bowl is a neat trick, and the way the Journey4 can be disassembled into three pieces makes cleaning a breeze. As has become a common distinction in modern cannabis accessories, there are the items and devices that we use at home and those that are better suited to being outdoors.
The Journey4 is certainly a small, lightweight option for the patient on the go, something you can easily take with you to the campsite or even to a concert. After using the Journey4, I noticed that there was almost no external aroma released once the lid was put back in place, meaning it’s a fairly safe option for those wanting to take a hit without smelling of their medicine.
So if something affordable and convenient is your thing, the Journey4 pipe might be for you. But for the connoisseur who values taste above all else, there is no doubt that in this case the end of the metal age is approaching.
The Journey4 is available from: smokejourney.com and retails for $37.99. The package includes a tube and an airtight resealable pouch.