I excitedly tried the Vortex for a while and found myself going back to the phunnel exclusively. However, I usually smoke wetter shisha -- Tangiers, AF, Havana, and doctored-up Nakhla.
Originally Posted by Kwikwi
Also it's much easier to find a wind cover for if your not interested in making one from cans.
This is definitely an under-discussed topic and my biggest complaint concerning phunnel bowls. The "Extra Tall" wind covers sold by many vendors (including several who post frequently here) aren't wide enough or tall enough to cover a phunnel bowl used with a KM. I resort to balancing my wind cover on a spare set of tongs. This would seem to be a market opportunity for an enterprising hookah-smoking sheet metal enthusiast out there....