My travel pipes are briars I bought from RNAtreasures and finished myself. They go on sale for $5 from time to time and honestly can’t be beat from a value standpoint. That’s coming from a hardcore cob fan. View attachment 39703
I've heard Velvet is a good burley leaf. Others to look at are Ohm in various burley/Virginia/Turkish blends that costs less than Velvet, and Daughters & Ryan blends, quite a few, at moderate prices, like Two Timer, a twice toasted burley.