Silicone smoking devices have a very apparent benefit over glass being that when you drop them they don't break. Silicone pieces also have an extremely high melting point (600 degrees) so they won't warp or release any harmful gasses.
Believe it or not, silicone smoking devices are dishwasher safe. You may still want to take a coarse brush to it after to remove any stubborn resin. The high grade silicone used in the making of these products also deters microbial growth.
There are also a variety of cleaners on the market that work even faster, Shades of Green carries an abundance of these products.
These products go hand in hand with outdoor adventures, especially when there is no worry about damaging them. Most pieces are soft and can easily fit in with your camping gear.