Even in states where smoking marijuana is legal, there are times when you want to be discreet. Those who grew up in times of prohibition may remember stuffing towels around door seals, and jamming dryer sheets into toilet paper tubes to avoid the smell of burning cannabis from escaping. Maybe it was a dorm room, or an apartment, or even a room at our parents’ house, but either way the idea was the same: Cutting down the acrid smell of cannabis while it burns. The skunky odor really permeates, and is distinguishable enough for even non-smokers to identify it. Thing is, even with legalization there are still times when you don’t want to broadcast you’re smoking. That’s where the Sploofy comes in, helping you reduce odors and remain discreet.
The Sploofy is a modern version of a homemade exhalation filter, but with a real filter that is both replaceable and ecologically-friendly. All you have to do is exhale smoke through the Sploofy, and it will trap not just odor but the actual smoke inside. Those old homemade cardboard tubes may have changed the smell a little, but they weren’t capable of trapping the smoke. The Sploofy does this using a clever HEPA filter that uses activated charcoal from coconut husks. The smoke filter is biodegradable and uses no plastic, but lasts a long time. The manufacturer says you should expect over 400 uses per filter. Those old dryer sheets barely lasted a day!
The Sploofy V3 is a cylinder, making it easy to hold and providing the necessary amount of surface area to fully contain your smoky exhalations. It’s just three pieces, a large housing for the filter, the filter, and a mouthpiece. The latest version of the Sploofy has nearly doubled the longevity of the previous model. You just hold it up as you exhale, and it’s kind of magical how it traps the smoke but not your breath.
Naturally, the Sploofy won’t eliminate odors unless they go through its filter, so if you’re looking for total odor elimination you’ll want a candle, incense, or something similar to cover smells naturally made by smoking. Joints, blunts, even smoldering bongs can all contribute to the smell in any space, but the Sploofy does a great job at eliminating the acrid smell of exhaling smoke. In fact, the Sploofy is so good at trapping exhalation that it may get a little “wet” from your breath’s moisture. I found that all you have to do is set it upright for a while and it will naturally dry out. The surface area within the filter really helps here.
Sploofy is ideal if you’re a pot tourist visiting an area where the dispensary laws are a little further ahead than the consumption in public laws. Or, maybe you’re just staying somewhere that requires a little bit of stealth. Or, you might just have roommates that don’t want to smell weed all the time (that’s actually how the Sploofy was invented). You’ll find the airflow on this is outstanding, and practically no smoke escapes its filter, but your breath does push through. The Sploofy is priced right, portable, and handy in those times when you need to be a little more discreet with smoking.