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Mendo Pipe

American brass pipe from the designer of the original Proto Pipe
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Description

The Mendo Pipe is brought to you by award-winning designer, Phil Jergenson. If that name sounds familiar it might be because he's also infamous for designing the Original Proto Pipe.

Each Mendo Pipe is hand made, off grid, using solar power in the backwoods of Mendocino County, California. With all American brass and brass components, the Mendo Pipe brings a sweeping new circular design and a trap-free, easy clean base.

Without a trap to get stuck and the easy open bottom, cleaning is now a breeze. What this means to long time Proto Pipe owners is no more bent pokers or ruined pipes if losing the tar trap cover. This alone is a huge improvement that you'll love!

This is the 2nd edition of the new Mendo Pipe with a brushed/matte finish to reduce the appearance of scratches. An additional retaining screw has also been added on the base that helps prevent the tar trap from opening in your pocket and also helps it sit more evenly on the table top.

New features like the Bowl Top Clip allow for clean, fun sharing of hand rolled joints. Just put a hand rolled in the circular slot and keep it dry as you pass it around.


Mendo Pipe Features
- Solid Brass Bowl
- Storage Pod
- Stir and Cleaning Poker
- Lock collar
- Bowl Top Clip
- Deep burn zone
- Mouthpiece
- Pipe Stem
- Tar Chamber
- Permanent Screen
- Tarburator Flip (easy clean!)
- Made in the USA!


About the Mendo Pipe
Phil Jergenson , who designed and produced the world famous Proto Pipe throughout the 60's,70's and 80's, later sold the company to his partner. While he was no longer cranking out pipes he never stopped improving upon his original proto pipe design. The patented Mendo Pipe not only eliminates many of the issues associated with the original proto design but adds new features, sources quality American materials and produces sustainably. If you liked your Proto Pipe then you will love the new Mendo Pipe.

Phil and his partner Bess created the Mendo Mountain Company in the majestic hills of Mendocino County California.

Our Take: We've been carrying the ProtoPipe since the 90's and literally have sold millions of dollars worth. Unfortunately supply has been limited for many years now. We also answer dozens of calls each week regarding lost tar traps and/or bent pokers. This new Mendo pipe addresses all that with a beautiful hand made American pipe from the original Proto designer. Nice bonus: Bess and Phil are good people putting heart into each and every pipe. Considering all the we recommend this new pipe to all former and current Proto Pipe owners.


Made in the USA (California)
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Review by Joop
  • 5.0
11-10-2018
It is better than the Proto pipe
A definite improvement. It is now also really easy to clean

Review by Daniel
  • 3.0
11-03-2018
It cool, but..
I like this pipe. It's packed full of features that are very useful to the smoker on the move. I had the predecessor of this pipe, the ProtoPipe. Unfortunately it was lost or stolen years ago. When I saw this Mendo I really wanted one. There was some nostalgia in my reasoning as well as knowing I would be getting a really useful tool.

Pros:
The lid serves as a handle. It can be partially opened to hold a hand rolled cigarette in the lid as an alternative way to smoke them. It has a chamber to hold some extra bowls, and a poker to stir with. It has a built in screen that will never need replacing. The poker can be used to clear the holes in the screen, and unclog the mouthpiece tube. The end of the chamber is the perfect size to be used as a tamp for the bowl. The bottom tar trap on the Mendo is a world of improvement over the plug that the proto pipe used. No more getting stuck.

Cons:
I had to shorten the tube that holds the poker as the chamber would have to be 'jiggled' when turned to lock in place. I removed about 1/16 of an inch with a cut off wheel on a dremel. Then sanded the rough edge down and removed the burrs. The edge is now cleaner than when new and allows the chamber to freely twist into place. Also, I don't remember having to have the poker in place when hitting the proto pipe, but the mendo won't hit otherwise. Not a deal breaker. This doesn't feel as tightly put together as the Protopipe was. the chamber is still slightly loose when screwed in. The tube that holds the poker isn't quite as stiff as the protopipe's was. This pipe is also kinda expensive. I don't know if I would have bought this were it not for the nostalgia.

That being said, I like the pipe a lot. I expect it to last forever, just like my proto. I'm only giving it three stars because I had to clean up that one tube.
Review by Sean
  • 5.0
10-19-2018
Favorite pipe
For a daily carry go-everywhere pipe, you can’t beat this design. The little stash tube holds a deceivingly large amount of weed, especially if you pack it tight. I can get four or five good bowls out of a packed tube, more than enough for the workday and I consider myself a fairly heavy smoker. The poker works well for packing/unpacking the tube, as well as unclogging the holes in the bowl. I’m not a frequent joint smoker but I have used the lid as a roach clip a few times and it works well enough. Quality is top notch; my pipe has survived many falls onto hard surfaces with hardly a dent or scratch to show for it. It does need regular cleaning with regular use, but it is very easy to clean and taking a couple minutes out of each day to give it a quick wipe with some rubbing alcohol is no big inconvenience.
Review by John
  • 5.0
09-03-2018
Great pipe
Very nice pipe much easier to clean then the old proto pipe very pleased with it
Review by Geoffrey
  • 5.0
08-27-2018
Very Impressive!
Great pipe, great design. Big improvement
from the earlier classic. Especially the extra metal around the bowl. Does not get too hot! Also, the access to the bottom for easier cleaning is so convenient.
Review by Steven
  • 5.0
01-04-2018
Great piece!!
I have the original Proto Pipe and love it but the new Mendo Pipe's removal of the tar trap was the best improvement. The tar trap is still stuck in the Proto Pipe.
Review by Gary
  • 5.0
10-29-2017
Best of the best!
The Mendo Pipe is a piece of art. It has evolved nicely from the legendary Proto Pipe. The Mendo is a little more compact. The tar trap is bigger and better and accessible with out tools, you just flip the trap open to clean. The Mendo is the best option for a "lifetime" pipe in my opinion. Don't think twice about buying one. You will love it!
Review by John
  • 5.0
08-31-2017
Best pipe and customer service
I have owned at least 3 official proto pipes in the past and when the time came to replace the latest one I couldn't find one available anywhere. Instead I stumbled onto this updated version of the Mendo Pipe. I purchased mine a few months back and had no trouble with it whatsoever. It is by far an updated (better) version of the classic Proto Pipe. Just recently I had a little issue with the poker and the tube it fits into. I tried to contact the manufacturer directly but did not get a response (tell you about that later), so I contacted customer support here at 1Percent. Within a few hours I received a call from Bessie at Mendo Pipe! Bessie took great care of my issue and was honestly interested in my satisfaction and took to heart a couple of suggestions to make this an even better product. This type of customer service from both 1Percent and Mendo Pipe just blew me away. I will be recommending both companies and this awesome pipe to everyone within earshot. As for why Mendo Pipe did not get back to my original request, they recently had an issue with their email server that they were unaware of until 1Percent contacted them by telephone after my request to 1 Percent for assistance.

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