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The Best Portable Fire Pits of 2022

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Group of people sitting around the Solo Stove Bonfire fire pit roasting marshmellows Credit: Solo Stove

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BioLite FirePit+

This fire pit includes a battery-powered fan, helping to start the fire quickly and easily. It’s small and ultra-portable, but you won’t be able to use regular-sized logs in this fire pit. Read More

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Can be turned into a portable grill
  • Includes a battery-powered fan

Cons

  • Too small for regular-sized logs
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Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit

This wood-burning fire pit is a great option if space is short, but it doesn’t have any airflow control to manage the smoke output. Read More

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Very portable
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Produces a lot of smoke
  • Takes longer to start a fire
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Bond 67836 Aurora Fire Pit

If you’re looking for a propane powered portable fire pit, the Bond Aurora is the way to go. Read More

Pros

  • Locking lid for easy transportation
  • Electric ignition

Cons

  • Small lava rocks
  • Too few lava rocks
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Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit

The Solo Stove Bonfire is definitely the most aesthetically pleasing option we’ve come across, with its clean cylindrical body and brushed exterior. Read More

Pros

  • Cool design and brushed exterior
  • Virtually smokeless

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Will rust if left outside
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Camp Chef Redwood Fire Pit

While this propane fire pit is very portable, its weak flames don't produce much heat low heat. Read More

Pros

  • Portable
  • Includes carrying case

Cons

  • Weak flames
  • Doesn't produce a lot of heat
  • Poor design

For many of us, summer means more time spent outdoors with our loved ones enjoying each other’s time around a glowing fire, laughing over marshmallows, and competing for who makes the best s’more. Whether you plan on spending time at home or have a few camping trips planned, portable fire pits can be a great addition to your summer plans.

The only problem is that there are a lot of options out there, and picking the right one for you and your family can be tough. Some fire pits are short and small, while others require a little extra work to get a good fire going.

Here are some of the best portable fire pits you can get online now.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

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BioLite FirePit+

One of the most portable fire pits tested by Reviewed, the BioLite FirePit+ is an easy favorite in our book—plus it comes as a grill option with added accessories, so we were already familiar with its fabulous grilling function. A built-in battery-powered fan makes a world of difference in controlling the fire, using four power settings to stoke coals in order to start a fire quicker as well as helping to keep smoke from billowing in our faces. The included batteries are rechargeable, so no need to worry about going through tons of batteries. Just recharge and go.

While portable, the BioLite is small in stature, so it does limit how large of a fire you’re able to build. Measuring 27 by 13 by 15.8 inches, it’s really only suitable for two people. If you do decide on the BioLite, you’ll want to be sure to grab smaller logs, as large ones won’t fit in its small belly.

Pros

  • Lightweight

  • Can be turned into a portable grill

  • Includes a battery-powered fan

Cons

  • Too small for regular-sized logs

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Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit

Minimalist in design, the Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit is a great option that breaks down easily into a hiking pack. When assembled by simply expanding the legs and popping on the mesh bottom that keeps the fire elevated from the ground, this eight-pound fire pit measures 24 by 24 inches. We like this one for those who are looking to pack light and don’t have the option to lug a larger, pre-built fire pit along with them.

One thing to note about the Fireside is that there’s no way to control air flow; it’s quite open to the elements, making it slower to start and producing more smoke than other portable fire pits. For a quick, light pack, this inexpensive fire pit is a good choice.

Pros

  • Lightweight

  • Very portable

  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Produces a lot of smoke

  • Takes longer to start a fire

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Bond 67836 Aurora Fire Pit

If you’re looking for a propane powered portable fire pit, the Bond Aurora is the way to go. Made of 18.5 by 18.5 by 14.65-inch stainless steel, this fire pit has an on/off control that also allows you to adjust the height of your fire with its high/low option, making it easier to regulate heat. Perforated sides give a view into glowing lava rocks without the worry of losing any and it certainly ups the ambiance in any outdoor setting.

We love the locking lid and carry handle, making this easier to transport than more cumbersome options available and what’s even better is that it has an electric ignition so you don’t need to fuss with lighters in order to get your fire started. While the Bond Aurora does come with lava rocks, we’d suggest grabbing an extra bag to be sure there are plenty to keep you going through the night.

Pros

  • Locking lid for easy transportation

  • Electric ignition

Cons

  • Small lava rocks

  • Too few lava rocks

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Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit

The Solo Stove Bonfire is definitely the most aesthetically pleasing option we’ve come across, with its clean cylinder-style body and brushed exterior. Measuring 19.5 by 19.5 by 14 inches, the Solo Stove is wood burning with a double wall design to maximize airflow and burning. Additionally, bottom vent holes allow oxygen to feed the fire from below while simultaneously channeling warm oxygen up between the walls of the stove and back into the fire for a more even burn.

Singular construction removes the need for assembly and the solo stove comes with a carrying case for storage and transportation. This fire pit is 20 pounds, so you probably won’t be carrying it into the woods. And it certainly isn’t meant for light packers, but it makes for a perfect bonfire pit for the beach or for tailgating parties. Users like that it has minimal smoke output, so you won’t go to bed feeling stinky.

Pros

  • Cool design and brushed exterior

  • Virtually smokeless

Cons

  • Expensive

  • Will rust if left outside

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Camp Chef Redwood Fire Pit

While the Camp Chef Redwood is a portable fire pit option, it isn’t our favorite. A simple on/off switch makes for easy use but doesn’t allow for control over the flames in the firepit. And large openings in the side, meant to distribute heat, instead make room for the lava rocks to escape during transport around a campsite.

What we did like, however, was the included carrying case; it makes transport less of a hassle. Small in stature, we’d suggest this pick for summer-month camping for couples who don’t need it as an actual heat source but more so for its ambiance. The Camp Chef Redwood Portable Fire Pit also comes with four roasting sticks, for all your marshmallow needs.

Pros

  • Portable

  • Includes carrying case

Cons

  • Weak flames

  • Doesn't produce a lot of heat

  • Poor design

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