My mate showed up at my house one night with a bag of 8 packs of Zig Zags inside. I'd heard from people around college that if you want a paper that actually sticks then you should buy Zig-Zags whenever you see them, or buy them online so you don't run out as fast ;) Many a time i've been rolling a cig and it's rolled nicely, only to find that i have to really "Gob Job" the gum to even make it seal up. This happens all the time with Rizla and Swan, i've tried everything from putting just a tad of spit on to absolutely slobbering all over it. Doesn't matter how much i use they always fall apart when i spark up so i think the glue just fails to work completely when it's exposed to heat. One of the other things i like about Zig Zag is that they're quite thick papers, so they won't just rip apart unless you're actually trying to rip them while you're rolling, but even though they're thick they smoke really evenly and it doesn't taste like you're smoking paper when you light up. If you see these anywhere, shops, online, BUY THEM!!! Down with Rizla, They get away with poor quality products, you shouldn't have to buy them!
Its only been about 4 months since I started hand-rolling my own cigarettes. Due to the fact that rizla papers seemed to be the most popular, they were the papers of my choice. Unfortunately, they always fell apart as the glue was useless. I came across zig-zag papers in Tesco and decided to give them a go. They are more comfortable to use when rolling- The glue actually sticks the paper, and remains stuck- The paper quality itself is far more superior- When I put a filter in, the paper does not rip on me as others I have tried do- The papers are 22p for a packet of 50- They are also available in a pack of 5x50 at a cost of 86p- Over-all I would say they are the more superior brand on the market, still at the same price or in some cases cheaper than other brands available. The main point I would make is they are definitely more reliable to use against others.
Well I seem to have reviewed almost every type of rizla paper on this site back in my earlier days so i thought maybe it's about time to give the good old Zig-Zag skin a going over. These skins are a parallel to the rizla red and are a standard skin available almost anywhere selling tobacco. Thickness: These papers are possibly slightly thinner than a rizla red, although they don't look it, but despite their wieght they are not as thick to smoke. The extra paper does make for a more papery tasting smoke, but it also helps the rollie to stay alight and the taste really isnt too unpleasant. Length: At around 70mm long these papers are just the bog standard in length and this will be ideal for almost all smokers. These papers are also available in kingsize for those out there who need them and due to the extra sticky glue these papers are very easy to join together. I however find joining ZigZags slightly annoying due to the cut corners, but I am in this instance amongst the minority. Width: Possibly slightly skinnier than a Rizla red these papers are just wide enough to make a nice fat rollie without having to smoke too much paper. Those of you who prefer thinner or less papery smokes may find ZigZag blacks are more suited to your style. Gum: This is an area where ZigZag greens really do reign supreme. They most certainly are the stickiest of papers. Peopele wishing to make extravagent smokes will not be let down by the glue on these papers which is superior to any. There is little chance of your rollie coming apart at the seams with this choice of skin and if it does it will be a simple case of licking your finger and resealing to solve the problem. Conclusions: These are a good allrounder, not too papery and not too weak. They will give a nice sturdy smoke everytime. Definately worth having aroud if you smoke rollies. Please note smoking is bad for your health and I do not condone it.