When I first saw the new JAR Rolling Papers I was thrilled. The sleek black top caught my eye immediately and I drifted over to snag a pack from the table. Upon further inspection, this was not only a paper pack, but had customized filter tips as well, each tip having the slogan, ‘Take Adventure Wherever You Go” on one side and a funky van heading to the mountain on the other side.
Excited, I took them away to roll up. At first, I was a little dismayed because the filters were shorter than I was used to, and I couldn’t quite get it folded the way I like. After some contemplation though, I decided to change how I fold the filter and it all started to come together. Pulling out a paper I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and I was met with a nice clean, 1 ¼” hemp paper. There was a thick gum line at the top and the paper was folded length wise in half in a classic way.
I got my filter to my preferred size, gave the paper an extra fold just below the gum line to create a trough to hold the flower, and began to roll. The paper stuck to my fingers very well and didn’t slip as I rolled up. It allowed me to stuff and cone to my heart’s content and by the end of the roll there was around a gram of flower jammed inside. I had unintentionally placed the filter in the paper, but noticed as I rolled that the slogan written on the filter tip was showing through and it looked awesome. When it was complete, I set out to find a spot to smoke, delighted with my creation and eager to see how it was going to burn.
When some other test subjects were found, I lit it up and the trial was underway. I was instantly hit with how smooth the paper was and how it didn’t muddy up the flavor of the bud. As an avid smoker/roller I always pay attention to how the paper burns and what color ash is being left behind as those can be great indicators for the quality of your flower but also your paper, and I was not disappointed with these. I was provided with a clean, long-lasting burn, with white ash and no runs or re-lighting necessary, an experience that has remained consistent after further testing.
After the smoke had cleared it was apparent, these JAR papers are flipping awesome, and they set a bar for how I roll going forward. With the stone setting in, I ventured forth in search of chicken wings Dustin had just pulled off the grill. Much like myself, the wings were cooked to perfection and with a full stomach, and a hazy head I was feeling pretty good. The only question that remains to be answered now is, when does the King Size come out?
Want to learn how to roll a perfect joint? Follow this 10-Step Guide