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18 best outdoor fire pits to enjoy this summer 2021

The perfect excuse to enjoy the outdoors and whip up s'mores.
Group of friends in a backyard, roasting marshmallows over a fire pit
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With the weather starting to get nicer, it may be a good time to start thinking about your outdoor living space. Since you’ll probably be spending your summer having intimate hangouts or date nights in your backyard, it’s the perfect excuse to invest in an outdoor fire pit.

Whether you’re looking for a portable product or a wood-burning version and want to create a fun atmosphere filled with s'mores or dream of playing the guitar around a campfire under a starry night, we rounded up the best outdoor fire pits for every budget.

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Portable fire pits

1. Biolite Fire Pit

If you love campfires but can’t stand the smoke, consider investing in the Biolite fire pit, known for producing an efficient burn with less smoke than traditional fire pits. The high-tech fire pit uses an air injection system with 51 air jets to pump the fire with oxygen to create the perfect fire for up to 24 hours depending on the burn level you choose.

The Biolite also boasts a detachable power pack that you can recharge via USB or solar carry cover — and, you can control the fire pit via Bluetooth!

2. Outland Firebowl Portable Propane Fire Pit

Maybe you want to try out a fire pit this summer but don’t have the space to store a large item. If that’s the case, start out small with this 19-inch option. It’s made with high-quality steel for durability and comes with a cover, carry kit, burner, hose, grip, tank stabilizer ring and lava rocks.

3. Bond Portable Propane Campfire Fire Pit

For a slightly smaller and more affordable option, this portable pit is a great way to go. It’s good for everything from smaller backyards to beach gatherings. The Bond portable fire pit has a steel frame with a black finish, uses an external 20-pound propane tank (not included) and comes with a locking lid.

4. Ebern Designs Parson Portable Wood Burning Fire Pit

If you’re in the market for a portable fire pit with a beautifully sleek design, this wood-burning fire pit made by Parson will fit the bill. It has a modern, minimalist design and it’s lightweight and compact for easy storage.

5. Tacklife Store Tabletop Fire Bowl Pot

This small but mighty 11-inch pit is made for outdoor and indoor use. It’s easy to use, a great way to generate small fires and has a stylish design that comes with decorative glass stones.

6. Endless Summer Bronze Portable Tabletop Steel Firebowl

For a slightly larger tabletop fire pit, this 14-inch version is also just as compact. It's made with distressed oil-rubbed bronze steel and comes with decorative fire glass and a protective cover.

Wood-burning fire pits

1. Pleasant Hearth Round Wood Burning Fire Pit

If you love the idea of sitting around a wood-burning fire pit this summer, this budget-friendly option is the way to go. The black 30-inch pit comes with a wood grate, a mesh cover and a poker for added safety.

2. Sunnydaze Decor Portable Fire Pit Bowl

Perfect for your porch, a beach party or any other outdoor gathering you're hosting this summer, this cast-iron fire pit bowl is quite the attention grabber. It even comes with a durable three-leg base to hold your pit off the ground.

3. Garden Treasures Antique Steel Fire Pit

For a rustic look, this Garden Treasures black steel wood-burning fire pit is a great option. The functional deep bowl design with sturdy four-leg base construction is the perfect complement to any backyard.

4. Landmann Big Sky Stars and Moons Fire Pit

This wood-burning fire pit is unique thanks to a decorative star and moon design. It will instantly upgrade any outdoor space and also comes with a cooking grate for added versatility.

5. Sol 72 Outdoor Roswita Steel Fire Pit

The weather-resistant pit is made with a bronze finish and features a geometric silhouette with star cutout designs. The bestselling fire pit also has over 1,100 reviews on Wayfair and an impressive 4.6-star rating.

6. Frontgate Layton Copper Fire Pit

The Layton Copper Firepit from Frontgate is a splurge-worthy option you'll love for years to come. It features a 100% solid copper base with an iron stand that's powder-coated to prevent rust. If you’re interested in completing this luxurious set, the brand also sells a fire pit spark guard that’s designed to fit perfectly onto the fire pit.

7. Ebern Designs Pyrite Vintage Copper Fire Pit

This vintage-inspired copper fire pit is another great option that truly looks like a piece of art and will brighten up any outdoor living space. It’s also made with 100% copper but has a rose gold finish and comes with a protective screen.

8. Yaheetech Multifunctional Backyard Fire Pit Table

This multifunctional fire pit table will be a game-changer this summer. It can do a multitude of things including heating, cooking food, and cooling drinks when used as an ice pit. It’s constructed with heavy-duty iron mesh and built in a square shape for added stability.

Outdoor propane fire pits

1. Terrazzo Propane Tabletop Fireplace

This mini propane gas tabletop fire pit is designed with a unique terrazzo frame and lava rocks around the heating element. The adjustable flame also provides a clean and smokeless burn.

2. Hampton Bay Crossridge Antique Bronze Finish Gas Fire Pit

This gas fire pit from Hampton Bay is currently a bestseller at Home Depot. It’s made with durable steel and features an antique bronze finish to complement any backyard. Plus, it’s well-loved with over 1,400 glowing five-star reviews on their website.

3. Tacklife Propane Fire Pit Table

The Tacklife propane fire pit table is Amazon’s No. 1 bestseller and comes with a wallet-friendly price tag. The best part about it? The propane fire pit becomes a table when it's not in use!

4. Orren Ellis Alamo Iron Propane Fire Pit

This fire pit is by far the most expensive on our list but according to reviewers, it’s worth every penny. With a square sleek iron structure, this statement piece will upgrade any space. Reviewers love this fire pit because it’s easy to assemble, has a beautiful look and has an adjustable flame.

Fire pit accessories

If the fire pit you purchase doesn’t come with all the things you’ll need for the perfect campfire — or you need new accessories for the fire pit you already own — consider the following items.

1. Sol 72 Outdoor Mililani Heavy Duty Fire Pit Spark Screen

This heavy-duty spark screen will quickly tame any fire thanks to its steel design. It’s also water-resistant and available in a neutral black finish and four different sizes.

2. Amagabeli Firewood Log Carrying Bag

If you’re buying a wood-burning fire pit, you’ll need a high-quality wood carrying bag. This Amagabeli option has over 1,600 five-star verified reviews on Amazon.

3. Campfire Defender Fire Pit Mat

To make sure you don’t ruin your deck, consider investing in a fire pit pad to absorb the intense heat your bonfires generate.

4. Duck Covers Ultimate Waterproof Round Fire Pit Cover

If you don’t have a fire pit cover, this round waterproof option is available on Amazon and comes in three different sizes.

5. Firebuggz Log Lugger Wood Turner

This log turner is easy to use and great for re-assembling your firewood. It’s long, sturdy and ideal for those large bonfires.

6. Sunnydaze Steel Fire Pit Poker Stick

The Sunnydaze steel fire pit poker stick is 26 inches in length so it will safely keep your hands out of harm's way while still giving you control over your flames.

7. Wooden Handle Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

Roasting marshmallows over an open flame is always a good idea! These adjustable roasting sticks have wooden handles for extra comfort and has almost 700 verified five-star reviews.

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