Upgrade Your Backyard
with a Fire Pit

The smokeless Solo Stove Bonfire, $249 (available for pre-order)

With the temperatures soon dropping, now is the time to trade in your summertime charcoal for some logs. Because nothing says autumn like a nice crafted ale and a log fire burning through the crisp, cool night. The challenge that many of us city folk have is that a camp fire ring isn't always easily accessible. Thankfully, there's a new class of modern patio fire pits. These safe, portable models are crafted from durable heat-resistant materials like steel and iron, and provide a cozy and controlled area for your fire—turning your outdoor area into an open-air lounge ideal for entertaining guests. Just make sure you use firewood (aka "seasoned or cured" logs) that's been dried sufficiently to minimize the smoke. So whether you have acres to spare or merely a small patch of grass or concrete, grab a beer or some marshmallows and gather around one of these pits.

Esschert Design, $109.99 / $67

Stahl, $499 / $399.98

Skargaarden, $288

Smokestack, $1,750

CB2, $269


Choose a fire pit made out of high-quality materials that will patina well with time.