The best fire pits serve as a social centerpiece on long spring and summer days and evenings, as well as on chilly nights in the fall in winter.
Fire pits encourage us to be outside with those we enjoy spending time with most. They establish a space for us to put down our phones and socialize. Many of the best fire pits also allow us to eat some pretty dang good food too. There’s nothing better than smores and hotdogs over an open flame—just to be clear, those foods are exclusive, don’t eat them together.
Why You Should Order a Fire Pit Online
Sometimes buying a fire pit is as quick as seeing one at the store that you like, but these days fire pits are easy to ship and assemble. The benefit you get from shopping for a fire pit online as opposed to in-person is being able to compare and price check.
You also save yourself from having to carry such a beast and put it in your car.
The Best Fire Pits for All Types of Weather
We rounded up our best fire pits below. You’ll find fire pits that are wood-powered and gas-powered. You’ll find fire pits that are simple in construction, and ones that are ornate and beautiful. What all these fire pits have in common though is they’re safe, and they burn a strong, everlasting flame.
Check out the roundup below and pick out your favorite fire pit today!
Stahl Firepit Steel Patio Firepit
A mix between minimalist and brutalist, this fire pit looks like it would belong in a movie like Blade Runner. Made by Stahl in Portland, OR, this fire pit is cut with A36 hot-rolled steel, a type of steel that stays incredibly strong for years. The steel is also intentionally non-powder coated and void of any artificial treatments. Not only will it save you from breathing in anything you might not want to, but it will also make the steel age naturally, giving it a cool worn look over time. It measures 8 x 20 x 20 inches.
Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit
Crafted with stainless steel measuring 19.5 x 19.5 x 14 inches and weighing right at 20 pounds, the Solo Stove is a solid fire pit for size (and price). The bottom vent holes allow for double combustion, which makes the flame fuller.
Flame Genie Portable Smoke-Free Wood Pellet Fire Pit
Flame Genie is a compact, stainless steel fire pit that weighs about 14 pounds. It uses wood pellets (low moisture content pellets preferred) to put a large, clean flame into the air. The Flame Genie will add a nice glow to a patio or campsite while saving on space. It measures 9.6 x 19.5 x 21.5 inches.
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Bali Outdoors Woodburning Firepit
Measuring 32 x 32 x 25 inches and weighing 27 pounds, this fire pit swivels on 360 degrees and includes a small cooking grill tray. also includes an extra cooking grill. Our favorite feature is the triangle frame rack that holds logs up for better ventilation. A log rack and poker are included.
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Sunnydaze Northland Outdoor Fire Pit
The Sunnydaze fire pit does great double duty as a BBQ grill. We like its rectangular design, as it makes it easier to cook food like hotdogs without sitting directly above the flames. Included with the fire pit is the grill grate, a spark screen, a fireplace poker, and a waterproof cover. The fuel type is wood and it measures 36 x 27 x 25 inches. It does weigh 30 pounds, but once you have the fire pit set up it will be nice knowing it will be less likely to get knocked over. This is a good pick if you have kids, big dogs, or both at the house.
Bali Outdoors Firepit
Liquid petroleum (gas-powered) burns clean and bright on this outdoor fire pit from Bali Outdoors. The fire pit has a hidden control panel with electronic ignition and a safety valve for an easy start. Includes a 15-pound bag of fire glass and measures 28 x 28 x 25 inches. It also weighs 70 pounds, so it’s worth finding a stationary spot for this fire pit.
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Barebones Fire Pit
Barebones are all about providing strong, long-lasting products. They’re all about simplicity too. That’s why we like this firepit. It’s easy to transport (29 inches wide by 16 inches tall), and its open bowl design makes it easier to load in larger fire logs, which saves time from having to chop firewood you might buy at the store. The Barebones Fire Pit’s weight is 21 pounds.
This fire pit is 32 x 32 x 10 inches and runs gas-powered (liquid petroleum). We love the look of the white fire glass paired with the black alloy steel. Beware of the weight on this though, it’s 80 pounds, which means you’ll want a stationary spot for it.
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Campfire Defender Protect Preserve Pop-Up Fire Pit
Made with aluminum, weighing 8 pounds, and measuring 24 x 24 x 15 inches, the Campfire Defender is the perfect pop-up fire pit for any environment. The company opted for a stainless steel mesh (fire mesh) for the fire to burn over. Also with the Defender comes a heat shield and ember guard to ensure a safe burn space. Use this pop-up for smores in the backyard or for overnight camping.
The Outland Living 401 Series
What you’re getting with this fire pit is an outdoor centerpiece with staying power. This fire table is huge at 44 x 32 x 24 inches and is made of aluminum and resin. It’s gas-powered (liquified petroleum gas) and weighs 96 pounds. The Outland 401 is also loaded with details we love—a push-button spark ignition, a chrome manual control valve, a smoke-free variable flame heigh, an 8mm black tempered glass tabletop, and 15 pounds of decorative arctic ice glass rock for the flame to burn over. This is the big daddy of fire pits.
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Fire Sense Roman Fire Pit
A Roman fire pit is the Original Gangster of fire pits. The bowl is made with steel, and the pit features an antique bronze design with a hammered lip and brush-painted steel legs. Included is a safety mesh spark guard (the lid on the top pictured above), as well as a screen lift tool and wood grate. The Fire Sense Roman Fire Pit is 35 x 35 x 20 inches and weighs 15 pounds.
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