The Heir is everything a waterpipe should be

If you smoke, you know there's nothing like the hit you get from a waterpipe. You also know that smooth hit gets balanced out a little by the refilling you have to do – not to mention the cleaning.

Finally, somebody's taken the basic design of the old reliable water smoker and added some much-needed tweaks. Enter the Heir Waterpipe.

Nothing has really changed in the mechanics of the thing, which is hard to improve on. Each hit still travels through a reservoir of water, which cools off the smoke before it enters your lungs.

The difference is in the details with the Heir. The glass water chamber removes with a simple screw, taking a lot of the work out of the act of getting it ready. Just pour and pack.

The bowl also has a wide, saucer-like rim to catch all the stray bits you might sprinkle in when loading up your smokeables. The smoking chamber is elongated, allowing the smoke to travel longer and therefore cooling it down even more than usual. Finally, the tilted design ensures that you won't need to bend your neck while taking a hit.

Know somebody who could use a good smoke this year? The Heir Waterpipe is over 20% off the MSRP, and you can take an extra 15% off that final price by using the holiday discount code MERRYSAVE15.