• Dimensions: 27.5 x 13.7 x 17.7 inches
• Weight: 22 pounds
• Ash pan: No
• Carrying case/cover: No (solar charging case sold separately)
We tested several portable fire pits and this one from BioLite is our Editors’ Choice. There’s a lot to love, as it has an exceptional lineup of features for the price. For starters, it runs on a lithium ion battery, which gives you 24 hours of burn time on a single charge, and it can be juiced up via USB (or, an awesome-looking solar-powered carrying case sold separately). Plus, the flames can be controlled manually on the power pack or using BioLite’s free Bluetooth app.
At night, the fire pit looks like a freestanding fireplace, as it holds four standard fire logs that can be seen glowing through its mesh body. It’s coated in high-temperature black enamel and comes with a grill grate for hibachi-style barbecuing with charcoal. There are four fan speeds, though it does put out a high-pitched whine, which may be a drawback for some.