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The relaxing crackle of flames, the warm glowing embers, the smoke stinging your eyes and infusing your hair and clothes… Let me get this straight from the start — I love an outdoor fire, but I could do without all the smoke.

It doesn't have to be that way. There are now fire pits designed to generate no smoke at all (or at least very little smoke). These are 5 of the best smokeless fire pits that I think anyone would happy to have in their backyard.

What We Looked For

  • Durability While a cover can protect your pit, they'll still be outside exposed to the elements. Fire pits need to be built to last.
  • Style A fire pit becomes center your outdoor space. It must look great as part of your backyard set-up.
  • Functionality Fire pits aren't particularly complicated, but they still must be easy to light and they need to burn efficiently.
  • Practicality Cleaning out your fire pit is an important part of the ongoing maintenance, so we've considered how easy it is to empty ash from the pits.
Solo Stove Outdoors Lifestyle
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1) Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

Solo Stove offers a sleek range of contemporary fire pits that have a clean and contemporary design. The Bonfire 2.0 sits in the middle of Solo Stove's fire pit range, between the tabletop Mesa and the whopping 27-inch wide Yukon. The Bonfire 2.0 is 15 inches tall and 19.5 inches across, and its relatively lightweight at just over 23 pounds. It's a great portable choice for picnics, evenings at the beach, and tailgating. It even includes a carry case.

This allows you to enjoy a roaring fire with no annoying smoke.

The Bonfire 2.0 is constructed from durable and rust-resistant 304 stainless steel. It lights quickly and easily thanks to Solo Stove's 360° Signature Airflow design. This also makes for a cleaner burn, with less smoke than is generated by a traditional fire pit. When your fire pit session is over, the removable ash pan base plate makes cleaning up simple — just lift the pan and dumb the debris in the trash.

Staff Pick

Solo Stove Product Render

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

Smokeless 360° Airflow | Removable Pan | Portable

This sleek solution is a contemporary choice that comes with a handy carry bag.

Tested & Approved

Solo Stove's Bonfire 2.0 strikes a great balance between being the right size for a group to gather around in your backyard, while still small enough to be portable.

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2) BioLite FirePit+

The BioLite FirePit+ is unlike any fire pit I've ever used. Its futuristic design sees you control the intensity of the flames via a companion app that remotely controls the integrated, USB-charged fan. Once you get to an efficient burn level, this will emit less smoke than traditional fire pits. The FirePit+ can handle wood and charcoal and you get to enjoy the flames through the mesh sides. It comes with a carry case and has foldable legs for easy portability.

Runner Up

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BioLite FirePit+

Mesh Body | App Control

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3) Breeo X SERIES 19 Smokeless Fire Pit

The rotund X SERIES 19 from Pennsylvanian brand Breeo is a handsome choice that is made from Corton steel. This kind of steel, also known as weathering steel, gradually builds an attractive patina over time, giving it an ageless, traditional look. This fire pit boasts Breeo's X Airflow design with a raised air vent on the bottom of the fire pit for improved flames — even when there is ash build up. The double wall's air holes means smoke particles are thoughly burned up before they have a chance to hit your face.

Runner Up

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Breeo X SERIES 19 Smokeless Fire Pit

Corten Steel | X Airflow Design

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4) Burly SCOUT Matte Black Fire Pit

Burly's Scout fire pit is a high-end investment that is designed to last a lifetime. It's made from heavy gauge carbon steel that's been coated in durable heat-resistant paint. It has a two-piece construction that reduces sparks and smoke, and makes emptying the pit easier. The Scout is 17 inches high and the inside measures 17 inces across, making it a great portable option.

Runner Up

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Burly SCOUT Matte Black Fire Pit

Pre-assembled | Heavy Gauge Carbon Steel

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5) East Oak Pan's Stove

The Pan Stove from East Oak is another innovative option that has a special design, "a square-to-circle double-wall circulation airflow structure", which means this reaches peak combustion and eliminates excess ash and smoke. It has a wide bottom and a narrow top, which draws in 20% more air than a traditional outdoor fire pit for a stronger flame and cleaner burn. This fire pit comes in three sizes; 17, 21, and 29 inches.

Runner Up

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East Oak Pan's Stove

Tapered Design | Removable Ash Tray

Why the Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 is My Top Pick

The Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 is everything I want in a fire pit. It looks good and delivers on its promise of less smoke and a cleaner burn. And I love how portable it is, thanks to the reasonable weight and bundled carry case.

This fire pit is crafted from rust-resistant 304 stainless steel which means this fire pit should last for years with minimal care and maintenance. It's a great investment for anyone who enjoys backyard or backwoods fire sessions.

Staff Pick

Solo Stove Product Render

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

5 / 5

Modern Design | Carry Case Included | No Smoke

A contemporary fire pit that works just as well at the beach as it does in your backyard.

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