Hookah Hoses FAQ
Whether you're looking to replace an old hookah hose, upgrade your traditional hose, or just add to your ever-expanding hookah collection, you've found the best place to buy high-quality hookah hoses fit for any occasion. We offer a variety of both traditional hose and modern hose styles. Check out features such as washable hose tubing, freezable hose capsules, aluminum handles, and more. Whether you're in the market for a one-hose hookah, a two-hose, or even a four-hose hookah, our collection of products and accessories will help you discover your perfect hookah setup no matter your smoking style. And if you want to learn more about a specific hose or have questions on elevating your hookah sessions, our expert customer support team is standing by to answer any questions. You can also check out our blog for informational guides, hose reviews, hookah cleaning guides, and more!
What is a hookah hose?
A hookah hose is one of the main pieces of equipment needed for a hookah to function properly. They're typically characterized as having long, flexible hose tubing and a handle of some sort. Hoses are used to transfer shisha smoke from the base of your own hookah to your mouth by inhaling on one end. They typically have a mouthpiece that can also be removed or customized. Hookah smokers can easily personalize their own setup with different accessories available on our site when they shop hookah hoses.
What are hookah hoses made out of?
When it comes to hookah hose materials, the choices are endless. Hookah hoses can be made from a wide range of materials such as:
Some more traditional hose styles are even made from vinyl-wrapped leather. The type of hose and mouthpiece you choose for your hookah will depend on your preferences.
Are hookah hoses universal?
For the most part, yes. Hookah hoses are universal and can be used across a variety of different hookah pipes. That being said, there are some rare exceptions such as custom hookahs or hoses that come with specific glass models. Depending on the style of your hookah's hose port, a different type of rubber hose grommet may be needed to ensure a good seal between your hookah and hose. If it isn't sealed or hooked up tightly, leakage from your hookah may occur.
Are all hookah hoses washable?
Some hoses are washable but not all options can be washed. Whether or not you can wash your hose ultimately depends on the material. For example, silicone hose tubing is completely washable while traditional-style, leather-wrapped hoses are typically not. If you're looking for a washable hose, take a look at our washable hookah hoses category. To find out whether or not a type of hose is washable, check out its respective page or contact our friendly customer support team for assistance!
What is the best hose for my hookah?
If you want to shop hookah hoses, you'll want to learn more about the type of hose that best suits you. Each type has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. Silicone hoses are the most popular type because they're durable and easy to clean. They also tend to last longer than other types. However, they can be a bit stiff and difficult to maneuver on your smaller hookahs. Plastic hoses are lightweight and easy to move around, but they can be less durable than silicone hoses. They also tend to collect bacteria more easily. When it comes to hookah products, your choices affect your smoking experience. For example, a traditional hose may be more difficult to keep clean and may not have a long lifespan. Meanwhile, disposable hoses are best if you throw hookah parties and are sharing among friends. They are also good for trying out new shisha flavors. The best product for your hookah will depend on your needs. But overall, silicone hookah hoses are the most popular thanks to their flexibility and versatility.
What is a "freeze" hose?
A freeze hose for a hookah generally has a handle that allows you to cool it by leaving it in your freezer or using freezable capsules. This type of hose is popular among hookah smokers who want to help cool down the smoke as it travels through the tubing, resulting in a smoother draw.
Does the size of the hookah hose affect my smoke session?
The size and thickness of the type of hose you use can affect your experience. For example, thicker tubing can provide more smoke because it's easier to pull through compared to a thinner, more constrictive disposable hose. So, the hose tubing size can make a difference. Generally speaking all hoses are roughly the same length, depending on the handle.
Do hookah hoses come with a rubber hose grommet?
No, hookah hoses are not sold with rubber grommets. You can find our available selection of grommets here. We sell all kinds of accessories for your hookah to ensure you have the best possible experience.
How do I clean a hookah hose?
If you have a washable hose, simply run hot water through it after each smoke session to remove any stained or "ghosted" flavor and to help prolong its overall life. For a deeper clean, use some lemon juice and baking soda. Thoroughly rinse with hot water afterward to eliminate any leftover cleaning solutions trapped inside the tubing. Once clean, use it immediately or hang it up and allow it to dry completely. It is very important to know if your hookah hose is washable before running water through it. Non-washable hoses can be damaged or ruined quickly if water is run through them.
How often should I replace my hookah hose?
Disposable hoses are an economical, lightweight type of hose that's usually made of plastic. These are only meant for a given number of uses. Regular hoses will need to be replaced once every three to four months for hygienic purposes. Hookah smokers need to ensure they care for their equipment to guarantee a good smoke session.