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Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

Solo Stove Bonfire 600 Render

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BioLite Firepit+

Biolite Firepit Plus 600 Render

Solo Stove's Bonfire 2.0 is an attractive, contemporary fire pit with a clean, smokeless design that's ideal for both the backyard and further afield.

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  • Signature 360° Airflow
  • 304 stainless steel
  • Carry case included
  • Weighs under 24 pounds
  • Removable ash pan
  • Attractive design
  • Accessories available
  • Group-friendly circular design
  • Pre-assembled


  • No companion app
  • Not suitable for charcoal

The high-tech BioLite Firepit+ adds in wireless Bluetooth connectivity in order to let you control the intensity of the flames via a companion app.

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  • Advanced airflow system
  • X-Ray Mesh and enamel construction
  • Carry bag included
  • Weighs less than 20 pounds
  • Trap door ash removal
  • Striking design
  • Accessories available
  • Control via companion app
  • Burns firewood or charcoal


  • Fan requires charging
  • Only seven hours battery on high
  • Not a double-walled design

Like many of us in recent years I now prefer to entertain in well-ventilated places — and preferably outdoors. I'm lucky enough to have a small backyard space so spent most of last summer converting it into a place I could have friends round, for barbecues, or simply for a cheeky glass of Pimms in the garden. I invested in some stylish and comfortable outdoor furniture, bought an oversized outdoor umbrella, and even dotted a few plant pots around for a splash of color.

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The only problem? Of an evening when the temperature started dropping, I could see my friends looking towards my home, eyeing the warm indoor space as it got more and more chilly. A fire pit seemed a logical solution, but I can't stand sitting in bonfire smoke, the smell of it on my clothes, and how anti-social it can be for nearby neighbors. The solution? A smokeless fire pit — all the fun of a fire, with no annoying smoke.

Why the Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 is the Focal Point of My Outdoor Space

The Bonfire 2.0 is a modern fire pit with a clean and shiny stainless steel finish. What really sold it to me was its smokeless functionality. Solo Stove's Signature 360° Airflow design, with holes around the base to draw in air, super-heats the air to burn off smoke before it can become a bother.

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It's a fabulous choice for outdoor entertaining as it has a friendly, round design, making it easy to gather your buddies around. The next morning, the Bonfire 2.0's removeable base plate ash pan makes emptying the debris as simple as lifting the pan and tipping it into the garbage — rather handy if you're feeling a little jaded from the night before.

So Why is Solo Stove's Bonfire 2.0 a Winner in My Book?

The Bonfire 2.0 isn't just for backyard burns, its compact design and lightweight dimensions means it can be used away from home. We often go to a log cabin in the woods for weekend breaks. The cabin has a cozy, wood-burning stove indoors, but when you're in a scenic setting and want to sit outside and enjoy the views, an indoor fire doesn't help.

The Bonfire 2.0's bundled carry case makes it a travel-friendly solution.

The Bonfire 2.0 weighs in at just over 23 pounds. While I wouldn't want to carry that kind of weight around the block, it's perfectly do-able to bundle it in the trunk, and lift out when you reach your destination.

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And this fire pit will fit in most car trunks — It has a diameter of under 20 inches and stands 14 inches tall. As an added bonus, the Bonfire 2.0 comes with a perfectly-sized travel bag to make toting it around even easier.

Staff Pick

Solo Stove Bonfire 600 Render

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

4.5 / 5

Attractive | Smokeless | Easy-to-clean | Portable

The Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 is a recommended investment for anyone who wants to stay warm — and crucially smoke-free — while entertaining outdoors.

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