Re: Wind covers; vortex bowls
Windcovers do make a difference and I am sure if you invested in one you would not regret it. I always use a windcover not only because they look cool but also because they really can help.
Vortex bowls are nice because of how difficult it is to mess up packing. I can pack a vortex bowl the same all the time no matter what type of shisha and get a good session without burning the shisha. I feel I have to pack certain shishas differently in a phunnel which isn't a big deal but it's nice to not to have to think about how to pack the bowl depending on what I want to smoke.
Overall, if you were to get either one of these things then you will not be disappointed.