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These Smokeless Fire Pits Are Great for Outdoor Gatherings—and Now They’re on Sale

Sarah Kim
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A smokeless, portable fire pit sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, but with Solo Stove it’s actually reality. From fire pits to grills to smaller camp stoves, the brand specializes in devices that can help keep your outdoor spaces feeling nice and cozy, especially once the leaves start changing colors. But when it comes to fire pits, Solo Stove really excels, because unlike most other models on the market, these fire pits won't blow literal smoke in your face or leave your clothes smelling like ashes after you've put out the flames.

Now for a limited time, you can get up to 20 percent off fire pits and accessories during the brand's fall savings event. The Solo Stove Bonfire, one of the most popular models on the site, originally retails for $350, but is on sale for $250, so you'll save $100. This stainless steel unit, which has a 5-star rating and over 9,000 positive customer reviews, uses Solo Stove's unique 360 airflow design to create a clean, efficient burn. It also comes with an ash pan, which acts as a heat shield and reduces heat transfer from the Bonfire to the ground (although grabbing a stand to go with it is a good idea, especially if you want to use this pit on your back deck). More importantly, it catches loose ash and prevents it from clogging airflow.

Reviewers have raved about the Bonfire, calling it durable, easy to clean, and simple to use. "My family loves to camp and loves to sit around the campfire. However, they hate smelling like smoke. [I had] seen the Solo Stove and the claims of a nearly smoke-free firepit and thought to give it a try. It’s AMAZING! Not only is it beautiful, but it makes starting a fire so easy," one customer wrote. Another noted that the "heat is so concentrated and the smoke is so minimal[,] it’s a joy to sit around."

For today only, you can also get $190 off the Yukon fire pit and matching stand. This bundle usually goes for $690, but with this flash deal happening, it's available for $500. While still a big investment, there are benefits to springing for the Yukon. Specifically, this log-friendly model is extra-large, and while not designed to be portable like the Bonfire and other Solo Stove items, its size makes it ideal for larger families or those with big outdoor spaces looking for a stationary model. "Solid, simple, beautiful, and reliable are a few words that come to mind with our Yukon," one reviewer wrote of this stainless steel pit, which has a 4.9-star rating and close to 4,000 glowing reviews. "Looking forward to the years of use. Don't settle for cheaper pits from box stores. Buy it once and buy it right."

Regardless of which model you choose, you can use dry woods to fuel the fire—the brand recommends birch, maple, hickory, and oak for a longer burn with less soot buildup. In addition to fire pits, Solo Stove has all the accessories you need for the ultimate bonfire experience, including roasting sticks, lids, and more. The company also offers free returns within 30 days, so you'll have plenty of time to give items a test run. Shop and save on your very own Solo Stove here.

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