This article will explain the benefits of the different pre-rolled cones currently on the market. So which cone packs are the best for you? The answer is that it depends on your smoking goals. If you want to smoke at home or in a private space with friends, then, I would recommend trying one of the pre-rolls from our review. If you are looking to learn more about Rolling Papers, Click HERE.
The first aspect to consider is package size. Pre-rolled cones are great and it would seem that buying as many as possible is a great choice, but there is actually a shelf life. Most people don’t realize this, so they end up wasting money by buying too much product. In order to ensure you get the best experience out of your purchase, you should buy just enough for your smoking needs. If you want to browse our Cone Selection Check Them Out HERE!
Cones Come Pre-Rolled
The biggest reason a smoker would buy pre-rolled cones has to do with ease of rolling. When you use rolling paper, there is an art form when rolling the perfect joint. Cones make it easier to smoke by skipping this step entirely. They have a smooth surface with a funnel design and most cones come with a filler option as well as a poker to create an airflow hole in the cone to allow for an even burn. Most pre-rolled cones are pre-cut and they include a filter tip. These two features eliminate the need for scissors, paper, and rolling tools.
Cones Can Be Made Of Different Materials Just Like Rolling Papers
Cones are a cousin of rolling paper, and just like paper, cones can be made of many different interesting materials.
HEMP Pre-Rolled Cones
What better way to smoke Cannabis than with Cannabis (Or Hemp). Hemp rolling paper cones are the first materials on our list because they are one of the most common. Hemp paper is made from hemp plants that have been harvested and then processed to create a long fiber. The plant itself is quite tall (3–4 meters) and grows in a very unique way.
Instead of spreading its seeds out over the ground like other plants, it wraps these seeds around itself and creates a sturdy stalk that anchors the plant into the earth and supports the large leaves at the top. The stalks of the hemp plant grow in an upright fashion until they reach maturity, which takes anywhere from 3 months to several years depending on the variety used. Once mature, the plant will begin to produce large amounts of flowers that spread their pollen all over the place. Each flower contains roughly 50-70 tiny seeds that will then fall off and eventually germinate.
For you dudes not paying attention in class, the difference between a hemp plant and a marijuana plant has to do with the amount of THC in the plant. The cannabis plant, also known as marijuana, is usually grown for the purpose of producing the psychoactive ingredient in the plant called THC. The hemp plant is grown for the purpose of producing the fibers that become part of the paper we use today. Hemp plants have only trace amounts of THC in them.
Wood Pulp Pre-Rolled Cones
Wood pulp is a very strong material that makes for great rolling papers. Pulp paper comes from trees that have been cut down and then ground up into fine pieces. The wood is then put through a paper machine where it is heated to remove moisture from the pulp, then run through a drying process. Pulp papers are easy to pack especially when stacking cones so this material is also a very popular option chosen by manufacturers. Wood is pretty tasty on the “can you taste it scale” so if you are looking for flavorless papers you might want to try rice papers.
Rice papers are considered a tasteless rolling paper. They come from rice plants and are made from the outer husk of the plant. The rice paper is produced by pounding the husks using heavy wooden mallets. The rice paper is then dried and stored before being used to cones, rolling papers and inevitably, roll joints. Rice paper is a very thin material that is very smooth and light. When rolled properly, it burns slowly and evenly providing a clean, smooth smoke.
Cellulose “Clear” Pre-Rolled Cones
Next, we have cellulose pre-rolled cones, which are made of water, glycerin, and all natural cellophane material. These cones look pretty cool because they are see-through or transparent for those with a fancy vocabulary. Cellulose is a naturally occurring substance found in plants such as wood pulp, cotton fiber, corn, and even in our bodies! The process of making cellulose paper involves steaming the fibers in order to break down the cells and create a fluffier, smoother paper.
Flax Pre-Rolled Cones
Flax rolling paper is another popular smoking material. The flax plant produces seeds that can be grown for food, oil, and fiber. It has a high protein content and is used in many baked goods and other products. This paper is similar to cellulose but made with a special type of flax seed. The seeds are soaked in water and then pounded. After this process, the seeds are dried and then pressed in order to form the paper. This paper is also very smooth and does not get soggy too easily. When smoking they give you a nice slow burn.
Bamboo Pre-Rolled Cones
Lastly, we have bamboo rolling paper. Bamboos are one of the fastest growing plants on earth. They grow very quickly and once mature, can produce large amounts of leaves. Once the leaves are removed from the plant, they are then treated with chemicals and heat to dry and make the fibers usable for paper production. This paper is very environmentally sustainable for you enviro-hippies and it also burns slower than most of the others listed here.
When choosing a cone, be sure to sample different products and materials so you can be sure the taste compliments your stuff shoved inside! Pairing the wrong pre-rolled cone with the wrong product can taste nasty. Most of the time it is a personal preference so get to it!
Cones Come in Flavor Just Like Rolling Papers
Another important thing to think about when purchasing pre-rolled cones is flavor. Just like rolling papers and wraps, cones are the accent flavor to any product you stuff inside of it. Many people prefer certain flavors over others because everyone has their own taste buds. Since the flavor of the cone will be a deciding factor in whether or not you enjoy your entire experience, try to find a flavor that matches your hemp or other herb. Try different things until you find what works for you. There are also subtle taste differences in pre-rolled hemp, rice, and glucose papers so experimentation is really the only way to know your individual preferences.
Cones Are More Expensive Than Papers
Cones offer many benefits over roll-your-own options. However, the biggest drawback is price. Cones are a little bit more expensive than papers, so if you’re looking for something to save money, choose a different product. But, if you want the fastest, easiest way to smoke herb, then cones are the right choice.
Pre-Rolled Cones Have Many Different Sizes
Along with many different brands, there are many different sizes of pre-rolled cones on the market. We have done our best to find lay out the most common sizes for you as well as a few dope specialty finds.
70mm Pre-Rolled Cones
First, we have 70mm pre-rolled cones. This size is commonly referred to as a “regular cone” or “Dog Walker.” It’s exactly what it sounds like. A standard 70mm cone will be large enough that you can roll a decent size herb into it without too much trouble. These cones are great for personal smoke sessions or when you don’t want to get too blazed. These are available from multiple manufacturers and have a variety of tip size options. Depending on the tip size you select, it will determine how much it holds.
*Specs: Tip sizes available are typically a 24 mm holds .5 g or ½ grams, a 30 mm holds .3 grams, and 45mm holds .25 g. Total length of this cone is 70 mm in total.
Lean Pre-Rolled Cones
This size was pioneered by RAW. The lean cone was designed by Josh Kesselman himself. He wanted a cone that lasted longer but burned less material for when smoking alone. Pretty freaking smart! In between hits, you’re just wasting product.
He made it a 110 mm long (same length as a King Size) cone but super slim. To make this work he had to design a specially rolled skinny spiral tip to accommodate the new cone size. This gives the body of the cone a unique thin profile that allows for a smaller ember at the end. With a tiny ember, less product is burnt. This way, less product is wasted and the best part is it gives it a completely different flavor profile! Many OG’s have made this their go to cone for these awesome benefits. They feature a long 40 mm tip and hold about ¾ of a gram. Total length of the cone is 109 mm long which will give you plenty of room to roll.
1 ¼ Size Pre-Rolled Cones
Next, we have the 1 1/4 size cones. This size is considered your standard cone. This cone happens to be the most popular size when people are buying empty pre-rolls. Not only does it hold the perfect amount, it holds quite a bit of herb inside which is why it is the standard, but don’t expect them to last very long.
With its standard profile and midsize length, they are heavy hitters with a robust flavor profile. It’s no wonder why it’s our number one seller. These feature a 26 mm crutch / tip and hold about .75 grams. The total length of this cone is 84 mm. The best cone brands in this size include OCB, RAW and Futurola.
Slim Cones, Reefer Cones, 98 Specials Oh My!
The 98 mm cone is also available. The two biggest manufacturers of these cones are RAW and Futurola. RAW calls theirs the 98 Special while Futurola refers to theirs as the reefer cone and slim cone. Even though 98mm cones may not be as common at your local dispensary, don’t let that deter you. It’s the perfect mixture between the 1 ¼ and King Sizes. With a length of 98 mm, it has a little thinner profile than your traditional cone. This gives it a smaller ember that produces a rich velvety flavor. It holds the same amount of material as the 1 ¼ cone but burns longer.
RAW cones have a length of 98mm including a 21mm tip allowing this bad boy to hold a full gram. The Futurola Reefer measures 98mm with a 30mm filter tip size versus the slim size features the same length with a 26mm tip. These cones are total sleepers. Make sure to put it on your wishlist.
King Size Cones
King Sized cones are named perfectly, because they are for Kings. They measure 110 mm long and normally feature a 26 mm or 21mm tip. Holding 1.5 grams depending on crutch size, there’s no question why this is the chosen cone that most dispensaries choose for their pre-rolls. These are used to smoke the most potent forms of herb and allow for maximum shareability. This is the cone that normally separates the men from the boys (and the women from the girls?). If you can handle one of these big dogs by yourself, you are a true champion. OCB, RAW and Futurola are the Kings of this size roll and have built quite a devoted following1.
The RAW Peacemaker and Futurola Party Size Cone
If you need a bigger size than a King size, well yup, we have that too. There is a special kind of party that happens when you step over this line. Beware, if you have baby lungs this part of the article is not for you. Head back to your dugout and one hitter.
The RAW Peacemaker and The Futurola Party Size cone that hold 2.25 grams of material. Measuring 140 MM They are definitely a whopper! It’s definitely going to help you burry the hatchet and Party Like a Rockstar.
From this point out it is strictly RAW craziness. There will not be a lot of information but after sitting down with one of these you won’t care. Cough, Cough
The RAW EMPERADOR
If you’re looking for a full 8 inches, look no further! RAW has you covered. Measuring 180mm it’s almost 8 inches long with a 45mm tip. That is almost double the size of a KING SIZE CONE! Have a small party? Bust this out and you will definitely feel like the emperor. Holding an incredible 3 grams of product, it’s bound to last at least one solid rotation.
We like to say: Want to match me on a 10 gram smoke sesh? Looking for an out of body experience? Well, the RAW Supernatural Cone holds 20 grams. You feel like you’re floating above yourself holding this 280mm cone. Just be careful and don’t tilt it down! This will cause a party foul, being 12 inches long, it needs to be lightly packed. Tilting it downward could cause the filling to fall out. This smoking technique goes for all the big cones. Grab the 88mm tip and keep you and the ember high. This cone is only available in the RAWKET Pack.
A wise man once said, “I bet you can’t!!! Hold my beer!” Some of the greatest events in life start this way. Challenge yourself and your buddies to the RAW Challenge Cone! Holding 3 ounces (or 85 grams), it will challenge some of the biggest lungs. Finish this expedition and you will have something incredible to truly brag about. Good Luck, it’s definitely a challenge.
The RAW Astrocone #Space
If 600 mm of cone isn’t enough for you to chief on, then there’s only one option left bruh.
(Drum Roll!!!!!) Introducing the RAW ASTROCONE!!!
This will get you higher than Elon Musk’s Mars trips. You’ll be sitting in the milky way hitting a truly magnificent work of art. This cone is 900mm’s of oh shit! How much can this cone really hold? To be honest, more than you can handle. Make sure you video your space trip because it’s bound to go viral on Instagram. These are rarer than an Original Twitter employee still working for Musk. So, if you find this in stock, grab yourself one and be prepared for an experience of a lifetime.
After reading our “expertly crafted” lengthy article on the best pre-rolled cones and their sizing, we hope you can now pick the perfect cone. Whether you find yourself in an intimate smoke sesh or taking the “Big Boy” challenge, consider yourself officially educated on cone sizes.