One of our favorite ways to spend time together as a family during the summer is sitting around a campfire. There’s a little fire pit area in our backyard that we utilize regularly during the warmer months! But we recently upgraded to a new fire pit that has made those campfires even more enjoyable. I actually like it so much that I couldn’t resist the urge to tell you all about it in today’s post! :-)
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(And just in case you were wondering, this is not a sponsored post! I haven’t been paid or received any compensation. I just really like this fire pit, and I always like to spread the news about good quality products!)
Introducing My New Fire Pit!
Our new fire pit is a thing of beauty, in terms of both appearance and functionality! It’s called the Bonfire Fire Pit, made by a company called Solo Stove. Solo Stove also makes a bigger pit (the Yukon) and a smaller pit (the Ranger), but the Bonfire model is the perfect size for our backyard.
We’ve had other fire pits and fire rings in the past, but this one is particularly special. Here are some of the things I love most about it!
5 Things I Love About My Solo Stove Fire Pit
1. No Campfire Smell(!!!)
The main drawback of sitting around a campfire is coming away smelling like smoke! That smoky campfire smell tends to cling to your clothes and hair, and usually won’t budge until you wash it out. But campfire smoke isn’t an issue with this low-smoke fire pit!
It has a double-walled design with vents that draw in air near the bottom of the pit. The air gets warmer as it travels up through the walls, then the warm air emerges near the top of the pit and keeps reduces the amount of smoke coming off the fire. Cool, right?
2. No Smoke In Your Eyes
Another benefit of the Bonfire’s low-smoke design is that we no longer have to shift around all night to keep campfire smoke out of our eyes. Sitting around our new pit is a much more relaxing experience overall!
3. It’s Efficient
Because of its unique airflow, this fire pit burns wood incredibly efficiently. The ash falls through the bottom of the grate into an ash pan, separating the ash from the still-burning wood. That means a better, more complete burn, and more enjoyment for you!
4. It’s Portable
You can even take this fire pit with you on your next camping trip! It only weighs about 20 pounds, and comes with a handy carrying case for maximum portability. It’s always nice to have options, right?
5. It Looks Great
Our old metal fire ring was looking pretty rough after being subjected to the elements for a couple of years. It was rusty, flaking, and quickly becoming an eyesore. But our new Bonfire looks sleek and modern! The stainless steel design is very durable, and I actually quite like the way the fire changes the appearance of the steel over time. This new pit has made an attractive addition to our backyard setup.
If you’ve been shopping around for a fire pit, whether for your backyard, for camping, or even for backpacking, I highly recommend checking out what Solo Stove has to offer! I’ve been thrilled with our new fire pit, and I know we’ll continue to enjoy it all season long! :-)
What’s your favorite item in your yard, garden, or on your patio?