Higher Standards represents the optimum blend of form and function. Be it a piece that you will use every day, or the necessary accessories to maintain your product Higher Standards has you covered. Their curated collection of heavy-duty, hand-crafted glass and maintenance products were conceived for those who put flavor first and consider themselves true connoisseurs. Higher Standards is doing it's best to destroy preconceived notions about those who enjoy the finer aspects of the counterculture industry. Their flagship store in New York City is the first of its kind concept shop: a contemporary take on the upscale, luxury smoke shop with a focus on de-stigmatizing and elevating your glass shopping experience. Launched in the holiday season of 2017 the Higher Standards flagship is their first successful step in the direction of better legitimizing smoking culture.
CREATED FOR CONNOISSEURS
Each one of Higher Standards' glass pieces is constructed of medical-grade borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is the preferred choice for those looking for a resilient and high functioning piece. This type of glass has a higher melting point than cheaper glass types, making it more heat resistant than regular glass. It is also non-scratch ensuring your Higher Standards glass will always be structurally sound. Because of borosilicate's properties it is able to remain both clear and strong even when exposed to extremely high temperatures, so your rig or beaker will stay cleaner, longer.
The Heavy Duty Beaker from Higher Standards is hand-crafted from their medical-grade glass and is designed to deliver quality hits through maximum filtration. Its wide base ensures maximum stability and the glass-to-glass connection of the bowl and diffused downstem let you know that this beaker is built to outperform and last longer than your average beaker setup. The slits on the diffused downstem generate smaller bubbles during use, making for smooth transmission of pure, water-cooled smoke. Higher Standards beaker is efficiently designed so you'll never have to dread cleaning your unit, with just three high quality pieces to keep track of your beaker is easily cleaned. If you're afraid of damage to your Higher Standards beaker you can always disassemble the whole unit and store it in the provided foam-laced transport case for safe keeping.
For those concentrate centric users Higher Standards has constructed a heavy duty rig that will leave you in awe. This rig was engineered explicitly for the water filtration of concentrates. This durable glass rig has been handcrafted for dynamic, consistent performance, and features a quartz banger for optimal flavor transfer of your concentrates. Just as the Higher Standards Heavy Duty Beaker features slits on its downstem, so too does their Heavy Duty Rig. Once your order has arrived you'll be pleased to see that it includes a silicone concentrate container and a set of dab tools to immediately set you up for success. The Heavy Duty Rig boasts remarkable air flow and an air-tight seal making this setup one of the better performing and more reliable units on the market today.
HEAVY DUTY DESIGNS
A high quality beaker or rig demands to be taken care of. Clean glass pieces result in a healthier and more potent experience. Using a dirty rig or beaker gives you a taste of past sessions, which is something no smoker wants. You wouldn't eat off of a dirty plate, so why smoke from a dirty piece? In order to add to your Higher Standards product longevity regular care is essential. Aside from producing top-quality glass pieces Higher Standards has also tailored their cleaning products to have maximum efficiency with a minimalist style. Contained in their Supreme Clean Kit (but also available individually) is everything you could ever want to clean your glass: