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The Best Blunt Wraps for Every Stoner

After a long day, there’s nothing like rolling up a blunt and blowing down. Rolling papers, glass, and vapes are cool, but blunt wraps will forever be the OG vehicle for weed. They burn slow, come in tons of flavors and are ideal for passing around a smoke circle.

Looking for the perfect wrap for your next smoke sesh? From the classics to the obscure, here are 10 of the best blunt wraps on the market.

Dutch Masters

As the great Missy Elliott once said, “pass that dutch.” Made with natural tobacco-leaf wrappers, Dutch Masters cigars are famously filled with bud for a mellow smoking experience. It’s Palma Dutches, often called vanilla dutches despite being unflavored, are always a solid option when choosing a blunt wrap that everyone will like. Dutch Masters also makes great cigarillos in tasty flavors like Honey Fusion, Berry Fusion, and Rum Fusion.

Game

Game cigarillos are another popular favorite for flavored cigarillos. They’re a little harsher than a Swisher because they have an added exterior leaf, but less harsh than a Backwood. Additionally, they fall somewhere in the middle in terms of difficulty to roll. Basically, Games are the goldilocks of blunt wraps, and I highly recommend the green flavor (I know green is generally a color, but trust me on this one).

High Hemp

High Hemp’s organic wraps are made with domestically sourced hemp and contain naturally occurring CBD . They’re also pesticide-free, GMO-free, and vegan. The wrap itself is a bit thicker than a typical blunt and comes with a filter tip to make rolling (and smoking) easier. I’ve tried several flavors including the original, Maui Mango, Grape Ape, and Honeypot Swirl. These are now my favorite non-tobacco wraps ever.

Minty’s

For the blunt-lover who is looking for a tobacco-free alternative, Minty’s are a great option. These herbal wraps are made from 100% organically grown, additive-free mint leaves. While some people enjoy the harshness of tobacco, Minty’s offers a smooth, fresh hit that won’t leave you coughing.

Backwoods

Nothing screams “I’m a blunt aficionado” like rolling a Backwood . They’re made from raw tobacco leaves so it takes a little bit of finesse to unroll the entire leaf then carefully roll it around your flower . The end product, however, is worth the effort. They come in mild flavors like Sweet Aromatic and Honey Bourbon which allow the flavor of your bud to shine ⁠— plus they burn so slow that you’ll be passing the blunt all night long.

Phillies

Similar to dutches, Phillies are an old-school favorite for several reasons. They’re easy to slice open and roll, and they’re less harsh than wraps containing actual tobacco leaf. The original flavor is neutral and pleasant, but they’re also available in fun flavors like strawberry and chocolate (in some states). Phillies are the no-BS wrap for stoners who want a straightforward smoking experience.

Swisher Sweets

I learned how to roll blunts using Swisher Sweets because, above all else, they are really easy to roll. I fondly remember cracking open a Tropical Fusion cigarillo, filling it with a laughably small amount of bud, and sealing it up with a feeling of accomplishment. They have an insane amount of flavor options, or you can always stick to the unflavored red Swishers if you’re not interested in lighting up a Boozy Mango or Banana Smash blunt.

Juicy Jay’s

Widely known for their delicious rolling papers, Juicy Jay’s also makes wraps designed for the full blunt experience without the tobacco. They roll and burn similarly to your average cigarillo, but they taste exactly like the flavor on the label. Their flavors include Black N’ Blueberry, Mango Papaya, and Strawberry Fields, all of which will add a nice fruity kick to your favorite bud.

King Palm

Lazy blunt-lovers, rejoice! King Palm makes pre-rolled wraps made from slow-burning palm leaves. They’re chemical-free, glue-free, and come with a corn husk filter which helps prevent plant matter from getting in your mouth. They taste mild and natural thanks to the lack of artificial flavoring, plus they don’t harm the environment. According to their website, the leaves cut from the tree for King Palms grow back quickly and the corn husk filter is completely biodegradable.

Entourage

If you love that nicotine head rush after smoking a blunt, Entourage has got you covered. Each pack contains two wraps that are made of a homogenized binder like a standard cigarillo, plus an attached natural leaf that adds a second layer to your blunt. This wrap is very wide and fits a ton of bud, making it a fantastic choice for a big smoke sesh. They also burn slowly and come in smooth, creamy flavors like Pink Vanilla.

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The Best Blunt Wraps for Every Stoner After a long day, there’s nothing like rolling up a blunt and blowing down. Rolling papers, glass, and vapes are cool, but blunt wraps will forever be the OG

Backwoods cigars weed

Backwoods Smokes made its debut in the late ‘70s, shortly after federal law banned cigarette ads on TV. Since TV was the dominant medium back then, tobacco farms feared they’d go bankrupt without some legal avenue into television advertising.

To get around the new law, Backwoods Smokes hit the shelves as the “tiny-cigar,” or cigarillo — an alternative to cigarettes. And they were heavily marketed as a tobacco product for a man’s man: Where Marlboro cigarettes appealed to Americans’ cowboy sensibilities, the Backwoods cigar appealed to the nation’s outdoorsman, the kind of macho bro who chops down trees with a three-foot axe and cooks catfish on hot coals. (Remember, it was the ‘70s…)

Unlike most mass-produced cigars, Backwoods aren’t wrapped in flat sheets of paper made from tobacco pulp. Rather, they’re made with raw tobacco leaves free of additives.

Besides all that rugged machismo, being talented enough to roll a tight, perfect Backwoods blunt is a badge of heady honor in the weed community. (Backwoods are so legendary, there’s even a secondary market for discontinued or “rare” flavors.) That’s because alongside twisting a blunt in its most au naturale form, Backwoods wraps require a ton more skill and attention than the typical convenience store blunt wrap. So, if you want to flex your OG stoner chops, crafting a Backwoods blunt is the way to go.

How to Roll a Backwoods Blunt

This guide assumes you’ve rolled a blunt before using either a prepackaged blunt wrap or a typical paper-y wrap cut from a conventional cigar. If so, keep in mind that you won’t be working with cigar paper here; you’ll be working with raw tobacco leaves, which are much more fragile than tobacco paper.

  1. Break up your weed by hand (for a smoother smoke) or use a grinder (for ease of rolling). Set the weed aside.
  2. Remove the wrap from the tobacco. To do this, locate the natural split that divides the blunt along its length. Starting from one end of the cigar, carefully unravel the split all the way to the other end.
  3. Now, carefully unroll the cigar to remove the wrap from the tobacco. This is the first step that most folks fuck up. Depending on your confidence, skill level, and climate, you may want to start licking the outside of the wrap during this step, to keep it moist.
  4. Once the tobacco is removed, carefully place the wrap on a flat surface.
  5. Lick or moisten the inside of the wrap. If the outside is still dry, consider moistening the outer side, too. (Note: Some people can pull off the roll without ever moistening the wrap. If you’ve got those surgeon-steady hands, by all means, save your tongue for the very end.)
  6. Fill the center of the wrap with weed. Small, hand-picked buds will provide a smoother smoke than using a grinder, even though that sounds counterintuitive. We’re not talking about joints here, after all.
  7. Begin rolling the wrap over the weed, pressing the plant material into a tight cylinder. This is the second step that most folks fuck up. Feel free to use your flat surface (tray, table, etc.) to introduce additional pressure when rolling the blunt.
  8. As you get to the end of the roll, you’ll notice there’s a piece of wrap dangling off at an angle. Lick or moisten this piece, then use it to seal the blunt closed.
  9. Wait for the blunt to dry, or use a heat source (tip of a lighter flame, a lamp bulb, etc.) to speed up the drying process.
  10. Smoke that shit.

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Some Alternatives to Licking the Paper

A few of the above steps mention licking or moistening the Backwoods wrap. Since some folks find human spit to be unsanitary, there are other options to moisten the wrap without using your gross slobber.

You can replace your tongue with an envelope or stamp moistener. These are usually tiny plastic bottles with a small sponge affixed to one end. After filling the bottle with some water, just press the sponge down on the wrap to get it moist. Don’t overdo it, though, or you’ll end up with a soggy mess and waste perfectly good tobacco.

Alternatively, if you live in a naturally humid climate (think: tropical), you may not need to do any licking or moistening at all. The Backwoods wrap will soak up the ambient moisture from the air, and so it should remain flexible and pliable without any licking required.

If an envelope moistener or tongue isn’t available, you can always create an extra-humid environment by twisting the Backwoods blunt in a steamy room, such as a bathroom with a hot shower running.

Regardless of how you go about keeping the Backwoods wrap together so you don’t end up with a crumbly blunt, remember to baby the Backwoods leaf from start to finish, and respect the process by only filling that blunt with the highest quality weed. And always feel free to add some shatter or hashish for a truly knock-out sesh.

Rolling a perfect Backwoods blunt may be the best way to flex your OG toker chops. How do you twist one up right, and what makes them different from regular ol’ blunts?