11 Best Outdoor Fire Pits (#4 is our favorite)


Fire pits are one of the best options for keeping warm in the outdoors during the cooler seasons. They are easy to use, but they also add to the overall aesthetic of the ambiance. And with so many amazing options available in the market, choosing the right one for yourself can get a bit challenging.

The best outdoor fire pits are easy to operate and are made of durable materials. They could either be gas-based or wood-burning, with the former more suitable for covered patios and balcony settings. Other factors that are worth considering include portability, fuel efficiency, alternative uses, etc.  

In this article, we will be looking at the 11 best outdoor fire pits in the market right now based on all of these criteria. And towards the end, we will be looking at some accessories you need to consider getting to make the most out of your fire pit. Let’s get started!

Best Choice Wicker Fire Pit Table

The Best Choice Wicker Fire Pit Table is one of the most elegant looking outdoor fire pits on the market right now. The beautiful wicker design of this fire pit fits perfectly with any patio or balcony setting.

At 50,000 BTUs, this fire pit will provide enough heat for you and your company. It also comes with a convenient glass wind guard that prevents even the strongest winds from blowing the flame out. This makes the Best Choice Wicker fire pit table perfect for outdoor settings.

As suggested by the name, this fire pit can also be used as a table. That makes it perfect for holding any food or drinks that you may share with your friends. Overall, this is an excellent fire pit to share with your friends or loved ones during a chilly night in the outdoors.

Key Features

  • Stylish wicker design
  • Glass wind guard
  • 50,000 BTUs of heat
  • Can be used as a table

Best Choice Fire Pit Table With Wood Finish

Another stylish addition to our list is this fire pit table with a wood finish by Best Choice. One of the most distinguishing features of this fire pit table besides its beautiful wooden finish is the side table that comes along with it. This side table, which can also be used as storage for the propane tank, is perfect for holding your drinks or food.

Don’t let the wooden finish fool you. This fire pit table has a weatherproof design, meaning it can handle all the outdoors’ weather elements. And it is also incredibly easy to operate. All you have to do is turn the gas knob to get a nice 50,000 BTU flame on the decorative lava rocks.

Key Features

  • Comes with an extra side table
  • Has an elegant wooden finish
  • Is easy to use

BALI Wood Burning Fire Pit

The BALI wood burning fire pit comes with a swiveling grill attached on top of the fire pit. You can move this grill up or down and away or position it right on top of the fire pit, where it can be used as a grill for your outdoor barbecues.

The black circular metal frame gives this fire pit an elegant look, perfect for your outdoor settings. At 27 pounds, this wood-burning fire pit is portable, so you can take it with you on your next camping trip. Since this is an all-metal fire pit, you will have to take precautions not to burn yourself.  

Key Features

  • Wood burning fire pit
  • Can double as a barbeque grill
  • Elegant design

Solo Stove Ranger

The Solo Stove Ranger is a portable wood burning fire pit. Its unique engineering and design offer some very noticeable and unique advantages like less smoke and more flame. The Solo Stove Range achieves this thanks to its special double-wall design and the air vents at the bottom. The vents feed the flame with air from the bottom, while the double walls help warm it. This results in a bigger flame and a lot less smoke.

At just 15 pounds (6.8kg), this fire pit is the perfect size for tight spaces or to carry with you to any camping trip or road trip. It is made of 304 Stainless steel so you can expect it to last for a long time. And it uses wood chunks as fuel.

Key Features

  • Simple & portable design.
  • Wood burning.
  • Produces more flame with less smoke.
  • Has a durable design.

Sunnydaze Crossweave Outdoor Fire Pit

The Sunnydaze Crossweave Outdoor Fire Pit is a beautiful round wood burning fire pit that is ideal for large gatherings. Its 36-inch diameter means you can fit full-sized logs in it, which results in more heat being produced.

The external build consists of heavy-duty 1.7mm gauge steel with a coat of heat and rust-resistant paint. The main bowl has a cross weave design that looks pretty cool. On the inside, this fire pit comes with built-in wooden crates that make it easier to arrange the logs.

The Sunnydaze Crossweave Outdoor Fire Pit comes with a spark screen that helps contain all the embers within the fire pit.

Key Features

  • Heavy-duty metal design.
  • Wood-burning & comes with a built-in wood grate.
  • Has a size suitable for large gatherings.

HEMBOR Outdoor Fire Pit Table

The HEMBOR Outdoor Fire Pit Table is a beautiful wood burning fire pit that doubles as a table. It is made of high-quality steel with a coat of heat and rust-resistant paint. The 32×32 inch tabletop has a faux stone line design.

This fire pit table is multi-purpose. Besides the typical usage of a fire pit (warmth, barbeque, etc.), the fire pit can also be fashioned into an ice bucket for your summertime outdoor activities. This makes this fire pit suitable for all seasons and not just the cold ones.

The HEMBOR Outdoor Fire Pit Table is easy to install and uninstall, making it easy to move around. Furthermore, it comes with a range of handy accessories like a mesh lid to contain the sparks and the embers and a poker to move the fire around.  

Key Features

  • Elegant design
  • High-quality & sturdy build
  • Wood-burning
  • Multi-purpose

Sun Joe SJFP35-STN Cast Stone Fire Pit

This is one of the two cast stone fire pits featured on our list. The Sun Joe SJFP35-STN is beautiful and large enough to be used as a centerpiece in any patio or outdoor setting. 

This wood-burning fire pit comes with a dome screen, which can help contain the fire pit’s embers. It also comes with a poker and a circular grate. The poker can be used to control the fire, whereas the grate is for grilling and other forms of outdoor cooking.

With a diameter of 29.5 inches, the fire bowl is large enough to accommodate logs of up to 21.5 inches. That means this fire pit can generate enough heat to accommodate a large group of people.

Key Features

  • Designed like a centerpiece
  • Durable stone base
  • Wood burning
  • Has a size suitable for large gatherings

Camp Chef Redwood Portable Fire Pit

The Camp Chef Redwood Portable Fire Pit is a great medium-sized portable outdoor fire pit. It uses propane gas as fuel and can produce an impressive 55,000 BTUs of heat. It also comes with 12 pounds (5.4kg) of lava rocks that can radiate heat at a comfortable distance. It comes with a matchless ignition system and a dial that lets you conveniently control the strength of the flame.

Propane-powered fire pits like the Redwood Portable Fire Pit may seem inconvenient since you’d have to carry a propane tank with you. But they will save you a lot of trouble from having to collect dry wood in the jungle. And if even if you’ll be carrying charcoal or logs with you, nothing beats the smokeless flame of a gas-powered fire pit.

Key Features

  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • Simple design
  • Gas-powered
  • Holds flame well in windy conditions

Sunnydaze Northland Outdoor Fire Pit

The Sunnydaze Northland Outdoor Fire Pit is a 36-inch long, 27-inch wide wood burning fire pit that is perfect for large gatherings and barbeque cooking. The external build is made of heavy-duty steel. It is coated with a layer of heat and rust-resistant black paint.

The most distinguishing feature of the Sunnydaze Northland Outdoor Fire Pit is its suitability for grilling. It comes with a complete grill set, including a rectangular cooking grate. It also comes with a handy spark screen that prevents sparks from flying when controlling the flame.

At 30 pounds (14kg), this large fire pit isn’t too heavy to move around. But since it comes with a weather-resistant cover, it can be left outside with the cover on.

Key Features

  • Sturdy design
  • Design is perfect for barbeque cooking
  • Has a size suitable for large gatherings

Huntington Cast Stone Wood Burning Fire Pit

The Huntington Cast Stone Wood Burning Fire Pit is the second cast stone fire pit on our list and has a bigger 35-inch fire bowl, ideal for burning large logs. Its elegant design makes it a worthy centerpiece in any patio or outdoor environment. The circular shape also makes it easier to gather around the fire.

Some of the extra accessories that come along with this fire pit include a mesh screen dome to contain the embers, a poker to move the logs and control the fire, and a circular grate ideal for cooking and grilling purposes.

Key Features

  • Designed like a centerpiece
  • Durable stone base
  • Wood burning
  • Has a size suitable for large gatherings

Primus Kamoto Open Fire Pit

The Primus Kamoto Open Fire Pit is an amazing portable fire pit made with powder-coated stainless steel. It has a minimalist design that makes it easy to set up, and its collapsible design makes it easy to fold and carry around.

This fire pit comes with an integrated ashtray, meaning you will not have to worry about cleaning up after using it. The Primus Kamoto Open Fire Pit leaves virtually no trace of the fire.

Among other features, this fire pit comes with a reliable windshield and an air inlet tray that makes it a perfect candidate for outdoor use.

Key Features

  • Unique Foldable design
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Portable
  • Wood burning

Accessories That Will Go Along With Your Fire Pit

We just looked at 11 of the best outdoor fire pits in the market right now. Hopefully, you were able to find one that suits you in that list. But getting the right fire pit is just the first step in making the most of it.

Let us now look at some of the ways you can make the most of your outdoor fire pit.

Get the Right Seats

The first thing to consider when setting up your outdoor fire pit is whether you’ve got the right kind of seats for them. Believe us when we say this: the seats make up half of the whole experience. You will have to consider how long and how often you will be sitting on one when using your outdoor fire pit.

The right kind of seat has to be durable and ergonomic. Durability is key since you will be using the seat outdoors, where it will be exposed to all the weather elements. Ergonomics is key because you will want to sit on your chair for a long time without any discomfort in your neck or back. 

For this, we recommend Polywood’s Modern Adirondack Chair.

Not only does it pass the durability and ergonomics test, but it is also an eco-friendly product with an incredibly stylish design that is guaranteed to go well with any patio or outdoor setting.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a seating arrangement that can fit more than one person, you might want to consider a bench.

This curved Eucalyptus solid wood fire pit bench is perfect for sharing with friends or loved ones. The curved design makes it possible to connect several benches to create a setting perfect for conversations.  

Making the Most of the Fire

One thing that distinguishes fire pits from other forms of outdoor heaters is the prominence of the flame. As the name suggests, a fire pit consists of a flame acting as the source of the heat. And while this does add to the look of the ambiance, good looks are by no means its only purpose.  

You can cook over a fire pit if you want. Think of it this way: If there’s anything you would cook over a grill, you can also do so over a fire pit. You can grill, spit roast, skewer, or use a pot for cooking something over a fire pit.   

But of course, when you’re cooking instead of basking around a fire pit, extra precautions are paramount. Make sure you have the right protection to prevent any kind of burning. A nice pair of BBQ grill gloves will make things safer for you and make the cooking and handling of the fire easier. 

We recommend the UTOI BBQ Grill Gloves. These heat and flame resistant gloves can withstand heat of up to 1472°F (800°C). They have an ergonomic design and allow for excellent control and grip.  

Other Accessories for the Setting

There are plenty of other accessories you can buy to make the most of your outdoor fire pit experience. A nice table will always find some use in these scenarios. Consider getting a foldable table that you can carry around with your portable fire pit. And even if you’ve got a fixed fire pit, you can use such a table for other purposes. 

We recommend the Preferred Nation Folding Table with four mesh cup holders. This table is easy to assemble and comes with a carrying bag. The surface is steady enough to hold pretty much anything while the cup holders can hold your drinks.

Wrapping Up

In this article, we looked at the 11 best outdoor fire pits in the market right now. There are plenty of things to consider, including fuel type (gas-based fire pits or wood-burning fire pits) and portability. And with so many choices in the market, you will not have to compromise on the design either. We made sure to include only the best combination of design and functionality when selecting our choices for the best outdoor fire pits in the market right now.

Finally, getting a fire pit is just half of the equation. To create a nice feel and make the most of your fire pit, you will have to invest in a few additional accessories.

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