In recent years, Missouri Meerschaum has begun making some pipes with acrylic stems for added durability. Here are some of the newest models with that feature - Missouri Meerschaum Boone Pipes.
Available in straight or bent versions, these pipes use an oversized barrel-shaped bowl and have a nickel ferrule on the end of the shank for added strength. The stem is a rich green acrylic mouthpiece that accepts a 6mm filter and has superior durability to their regular plastic stems. Despite the fairly large size of the Boone pipes, they're still remarkably light in weight making them great for enjoying while out and about. With a price well below $20, this will be one of your most affordable faithful companions.