What Is Reclaim Catchers And Their Functionality?

Last Updated On September 10, 2023 at 5:13 am
November 10, 2022

If you have ever been curious about reclaim catchers, than this article is for you. In this article we are going to be discussing what reclaim catchers are, the types, and how they work. At the end you should have all the information you need.

What Are Reclaim Catchers?

A reclaim catcher is an attachment accessory that attaches to the joint of your dab rig, then your banger or dab nail is placed in the joint of the reclaim catcher. This catches this sticky dark residue that is left behind when dabbing, it helps keep your rig cleaner longer and free of clogging.

What Are The Different Types Of Reclaim Catchers?

There are a variety of different reclaim catchers on the market. Each of these reclaim catchers have their own design and function.

  • Drop-Down Reclaim Catchers: Typically quartz or glass, drop down reclaim catchers have a zig zag shape and can double as an adapter piece. These reclaim catchers keep your banger farther away from your face. It literally drops down in the design. 
  • Reclaim Catchers with Silicone Jar: These are reclaim catchers that have a removable silicone jar attachment at the bottom of the glass piece. When inhaled, your reclaim gets pulled into the silicone jar and when full you can remove and store it and replace it with a new one.
  • Silicone Reclaim Catchers: Silicone reclaim catchers do the exact same thing as other reclaim catchers. The difference is it is 100% made of out silicone. You have to be careful not to heat this as silicone will melt but it is super easy to remove reclaim from and a super easy material to clean.
  • Custom or Artistic Reclaim Catchers: Custom reclaim catchers are typically requested from customers that have a special style, color, or design they are looking for, even a specific artist they want to make it. These reclaim catchers can vary in design and price point depending on how custom you want it.
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The Functionality Of Reclaim Catchers

Reclaim catchers are used in the function of "catching" your reclaim. This means collecting and removing reclaim from the reclaim catcher, as well as maintaining it for future use.

  • Reclaim Collection: Reclaim catchers function to collect reclaim. Collected reclaim can be resmoked and can be used in a lot of cooking for infused dishes. 
  • Heat Protection: Reclaim Catchers keep your hot banger farther away from your face. It acts as added protection from the torch and hot accessories. 
  • Easy Reclaim Retrieval: Reclaim retrieval is super easy. Typically all you have to do is remove the silicone base and may have to use a  dab tool for any remaining in the reclaim catcher. 
  • Cleaner Dab Rig: Reclaim catchers keep your dab rig cleaner for longer. All the residue and extra reclaim ends up in the catcher vs in your rig. 
  • Reusable Concentrate: The reclaim you collect is reusable and can be redabbed, added into joints, or used in cooking to make edibles and infused dishes.

The Popularity Of Reclaim Catchers

Reclaim catchers are growing in popularity and are becoming widely used in the dabbing community among dab users. Reclaim catchers are affordable and essential to having in your dabbing collection.

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Tips For Using And Maintaining Reclaim Catchers

To use your reclaim catcher, you simply connect the reclaim catcher by the joint to the joint of your dab rig. Typically reclaim catchers come with a removable silicone bottom. Be sure this is securely in place before use. Once you have collected all of your reclaim, remove the bottom and clean the glass with ISO or a cleaning solution of your choice so you can collect a clean, fresh next batch.


Reclaim catchers are a fun and useful accessory to have on hand. It makes a great fit to any dabbers collection and would always be a hit during a sesh. Reclaim catchers are easy to use and easy to clean so they are ensured to last for a long time as long as they are properly cared for.


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