There are few more satisfying ways to end a day of outdoor fun than gathering around the campfire with your friends and loved ones. But wherever you are, be it a campground or beach, you’ll need a place to set your mini blaze, which is why you’ll want a portable fire pit.
The biggest hassle of ending your night with a campfire is finding a safe place to set it. After all, sitting around the fire quickly loses its charm if the flames get out of control. But portable fire pits take care of this problem. Though their size and shape may vary, they are easily transportable, have a sturdy base and a bowl for either wood or charcoal. Some even have a gas hookup that gives you more control over the flames.
If you have a camping or overnight beach trip coming up, then there’s never been a better time to invest in a portable fire pit. Here are some of the best currently available on Amazon.
1. Kinger Home Portable Propane Fire Pit
A portable fire pit should allow you to safely start a fire wherever there is clear flat ground, and few are better at this than Kinger’s model. Designed specifically for the home, this easy-to-us pit can be set up on the porch, patio or pool side. And by setup, we just mean set down, as there’s no assembly required. Simply attach it to a propane tank, add the included lava rocks, and turn the device on to get started. The pit’s squat design also makes it safe to use and easy to clean as its bowl-like shape will collect ash and debris.
2. Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit
All portable fire pits should be easy to move around. Fireside Outdoor’s model takes this to new heights. The company’s shallow, box-like pick can be assembled and broken down in less than a minute, and it fits into a small shoulder bag. But its ultra-portability is far from its only virtue. The pit’s rectangular design can hold up to 125 pounds of fuel. Plus, it helps reduce smokiness. The aluminum end guards also cool down within a minute of the fire going out, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally burning yourself.
3. Fire Sense Portable Folding Fire Pit
One of the nicest things about a campfire is the ability to cook something over it. But with the exception of s’mores, this isn’t a capability that most portable fire pits offer. Enter Fire Sense’s model, which comes with its own cooking grate so you can also get some simple grilling done while telling ghost stories. The pit, which is available in 22- and 29-inch sizes, also features a collapsible design and fold-up legs so that it’s easy to break down and transport in the included bag.
4. Suchdeco Portable Fire Pit Outdoor
Portable fire pits don’t get much easier to use than Suchdeco’s fold-up model. Consisting of two components—a woven stainless-steel mesh and a collapsible four-leg base—you simply need to unfold the stand and attach each corner of the netting to it to get started. Cleaning is also a breeze, since the tightly woven mesh cuts down on ash and other debris falling through. Finally, when you’re done all you need to do is break down the stand, wrap it up in the netting and slide it into its included bag.