SilverStick vs. the common one hitter

The SilverStick pipe provides a softer draw than the standard one hitter or taster. The smoke's heat gets diffused through the cotton filter, and the burning embers and particulates are blocked. Check out our How To video here to see how to use the SilverStick.

The SilverStick bowl is roughly 2-3 times larger than the standard one hitter or taster pipe, which makes it easy to share with others. Generally, the Slim holds 2 to 3 draws, and the Large holds 4 to 6 (sometimes even more). We’d love to hear what you think the serving size is! 

Because the Large is a little wider than other one hitters and tasters, it won’t fit in a standard dugout, but you can check out our dugouts and leather dugout travel cases that have everything you need here. The Slim fits in most standard 4" one hitter dugouts, and fits well in the Leather Dugout too!

Why cotton filters?

It’s the most natural solution we could find that gets the job done. Both the Large and Slim pipe filters are raw cotton, so they have no bleach, chlorine, or any other harmful additives. In comparison, most conventional cigarette filters are made from cellulose acetate, which contain 12,000 plastic-based fibers.

When should I change the filter?

Most of the time, changing the filter is mainly personal preference. We have community members who change it after every use, and others who get 4-7 uses out of them. We recommend changing them after 4 uses right before they get fully saturated and harder to draw through.

A side note to that is if you inhale too quickly you can pull an ember through which will singe the cotton. After that, you will definitely want to change it because it will have a burnt taste (but at least that ember didn't hit your lungs!).

Is the filter hard to draw through?

For some people it’s slightly harder to draw through these filters, but when you actually see the gunk that gets trapped, we think you’ll conclude that it’s well worth the effort. If you’re finding it’s especially difficult to draw through, the filter could also be saturated with particulates, and should be replaced to prevent difficult draws and, in cases of extreme buildup, a bad taste from the particulate residue. 

Remember to draw slowly and steadily while lighting to prevent pull through of the smoking product (this can be caused by very strong quick draws).

Does the SilverStick get hot?

If you leave the flame on it long enough, it can get hot. Because the Silverstick one hitter is a front loading device, it is difficult for the user to view the bowl end while lighting. You can use the reflective metallic part of the lighter as a mirror to see if it’s lit. Pull the flame away once you see the glowing ember. See the video here. We do not recommend using a torch lighter on the SilverStick.

Is it hard to clean?

You can check out the cleaning process here, but long story short, it's very easy to clean off the pipe and make good as new! All you need is a container, some isopropyl alcohol, and a cotton swab.

What if I'm having trouble packing the bowl?

You can check out more on this on the Use & Care page, but here's the quick rundown. For tobacco, don't pack your product too tightly. A moist, high quality pipe tobacco sticks in the bowl the best, but we've had luck with most common tobacco types. If your product is ground, it works best to pack the pipe bowl firmly. If it is unground, it can be packed into the bowl against any firm surface. Remember to draw slowly and steadily while lighting to prevent pull through of the product (this can be caused by very strong quick draws).

What's the difference between the Large and the Slim? Which SilverStick do I have?

Our original pipe is the SilverStick Large, so if you ordered a SilverStick before November 1st, 2017, you have the Large. The Slim was released at the beginning of November, and that's when we started distinguishing between the two. The Large is an oversized one hitter and the bigger of the two, so it's good for 4-6 draws, uses the Large Filters, and fits in the SilverStick wooden dugouts as well as the Leather Dugouts. The Slim is smaller than the Large and closer to a conventional one hitter, but the bowl is oversized, so it's still good for 2-3 draws. It will fit in most standard 4" dugouts as well as the Leather Dugout, and it uses the Slim Filters.

How long does shipping usually take?

Orders placed before 11:00 AM MST Monday - Friday will be shipped out by the end of day. If an order is placed over the weekend, it will be shipped the following Monday (unless there is a major US holiday). If you choose the standard USPS option at checkout, USPS estimates it usually takes about 4-6 days to get out to most locations in the lower 48 states. This is an estimate, so there may be some variation.

Is your packaging discreet?

Orders are shipped in standard brown cardboard boxes with no branding or objectionable content present.

What if I lost the airtight container, a poker, or an end cap (or I just want extra)?

Check out the Accessory Pack! We have both a Large and Slim, and they come with 2 extra caps, 2 pokers, an airtight container, and 50 cotton filters.

How do I refill the Clipper lighter?


  1. Flip the lighter upside down, locate the dot that indicates the refill valve
  2. Place the nozzle of a high quality Clipper butane can to the valve and press down
  3. Hold both upside down for a few seconds to allow the gas to enter the lighter without spilling or allowing air into the lighter


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