Dabbing is one of the fastest growing trends in the country for cannabis consumers. With an incredibly high THC content, concentrates like shatter, wax and budder provide their consumers with a quick and intense high. While not requiring a degree in chemistry, dabbing is a bit more of a complicated process than smoking a bowl or rolling up a joint. Dabbing requires the concentrate, a dab rig, a torch and also dab mats seem to be a pretty important necessity as well.
After firing the dab nail with a torch to heat it to an incredibly high temperature, a dabber than dips the nail into the wax and applies it to the dab rig and inhales much like smoking out of a bong. While dabbing, the hot wax can drip from the nail onto table surfaces or the floor possibly permantently leaving a mark. Dabbers are also notorious for knocking their dab rig over and breaking them. Hence the necessity for dab mats. They protect surfaces from being burned by the intensely hot dripping concentrates and help protect dab rigs from shattering. Check out some dab mats below.
An out-of-the-box take on the typical dab mat, the Dab Buddy Portable Dab Mat from WaxxCooler kicks your dabbing accessories up a notch (literally) with its intriguing shape. Complete with elevation grips to keep your dab tool off the table, this mat is both compact and user-friendly.
Silicone Dab Tray by Mile High Glass Pipes
This 8” X 8” Silicone Dab Tray from Mile High Glass Pipes will hold everything you need from dabbing tools to your favorite rig. The raised sides take extra care in containing your dab gear, so you know nothing will roll off the table or get knocked off the counter.
Inlay Steal Your Face Mat by Fat Freddy’s Creations
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This stunning dab mat is a work of art in its own right. Fat Freddy’s Creations mixes cork, pearl, and abalone to bolster the Inlay Steal Your Face Mat that’s almost too pretty to touch.