Dab Nation Picks the Best 710 Gifts for Our Fav Holiday
It should go without saying that at Dab Nation, 710 is a national holiday. It may not feel as distinctly seasonal as something like Christmas or Halloween since we’re immersed in this lifestyle everyday, but it’s still the perfect time to pause and pay our respects to the pioneers who perfected the rituals we enjoy today. It’s also a great time for spreading the 710 spirit with a thoughtful gift to your 710 communal circle. Here are some suggestions from other Dab Nation citizens!
RIO Portable Dab Rig
The RIO (which stands for rig-in-one) is an innovative alternative to popular e-rigs in that it is purely mechanical, bypassing coils in favor of a built-in butane torch. This contributes to a distinctly old school feel to each pull. If you have a friend that likes high performance, high portability and low maintenance, the RIO will definitely impress. Whenever we get the RIO in, they don’t stay on the shelves long, so if you’ve had your eye on this mechanical rig, we’d recommend jumping on it.
Focus V CARTA Line
Focus V keeps giving us a lot to love, having released their Laser collection a few months back and, even more recently, their new limited edition Helios CARTA. The Focus V CARTA Laser Edition models introduce five dayglo colors with frosted glass tops and built-in LED laser lights for a futuristic aesthetic. The limited edition Helios CARTA, which actually made its debut in Dab Nation’s shops, uses the classic CARTA design in a moody sunset orange with matching glass top and bubble cap. Perfect for collectors or just those of us who like plenty of fashion with our convenience, the full Focus V CARTA line keeps proving that we don’t have to suffer for style.
For all the jet setting connoisseurs about town, life got a lot easier with the invention of our very own Banger Saver. Perfect for your friend who’s always on the go or just a particularly clumsy bud, the Banger Saver serves as a 3” x 3” silicone pocket chariot for your quartz. A series of stabilizing pegs hold your quartz securely while the platinum-cured silicone absorbs the impact of even the most turbulent cross town commute. Silicone also offers a degree of heat resistance, so if you’re really in a hurry, you can even toss a warm banger into the non-stick cradle of a Banger Saver. Why risk your quartz when security is so affordable?
But sometimes a banger’s just beyond saving. Enter that one friend who’s a little slow on the draw with the iso. You can usually tell them by the ridiculously chazzed banger. Fusion offers a reliable quartz banger at a price that’s kind to your paycheck, reinforced with fused joints and a beveled edge just begging to be capped. Since Fusion bangers have 2.5mm thick walls ideal for heat retention, your friend will finally get to relax that torch trigger finger a bit. And then maybe just make sure they have some iso and dab swabs at arm’s length. Fusion Bangers are a lot of things, but self-cleaning ain’t one of them.
Adam iLL ILLcohol - 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
And if your friend needs a little help keeping that iso stocked, you can set them up with a 16oz. bottle of Adam iLL’s official 99% isopropyl ILLcohol. Sure, you can settle for generic iso, but why not get the bottle that comes with that added 1% clout? No matter what the setup, we all need clean quartz and glass so iso remains a solid staple in any respectable sesh circle. It’s really a gift that can’t go wrong. Need even more iso? ILLcohol also comes in gallon jugs!
Resolution Cleaning Products
You can make cleaning even easier with a modest investment in some Resolution caps or bong cleaning gel or start off with a comprehensive Resolution cleaning kit. Resolution products practically do all of the cleaning for you! You can pour the reusable gel directly into your pipes and rigs while immersing bangers and downstems in the solution. The silicone caps securely fit over any of your glass’s openings so you can give it a good shake to evenly distribute the gel. Then, just let the solution sit and do the heavy scrubbing while you relax. Once you rinse away the gel, you’ll swear you’re looking at a brand new piece. If you can’t surprise your bud with a brand new rig, this is the next best thing!
Captive Elements Dab Tools
If a dab tool seems like a lackluster part of your setup, then you’re doing it wrong. Fear not: Captive Elements dabbers have enough vibrant color to wake you up to the visual possibilities you should be demanding from your dabbing accessories. These are creative dabbers with a twist… literally. The heat-resistant anodized metal of the neck is twisted before culminating in a shovelhead perfect for concentrates in a variety of viscosities. But the real appeal of a Captive Elements dabber is the unique resin handle, artfully saturated with psychedelic swirls of color. No two are exactly alike, so if you have that friend who’s all about originality, a Captive Elements dab tool is the perfect gift for underscoring their uniqueness.
It can feel a bit strange celebrating a holiday that basically calls on us to do what we’re already doing everyday. But 710 only happens once a year. It’s your day, whether you choose to honor your inner circle (or yourself) with 710-centric gifts or simply stay the course like you’ve been doing for years. There’s no wrong way to do 710 (actually, there probably is, but we’ll try not to imagine that). May you find time to relax with fire tracks, tasty snacks and plenty of wax.