There is just something about magical a sitting around a fire pit with your friends and family on a cool summer night. You’re making s’mores, telling jokes, and just spending some much-needed quality time outdoors. Aside from that, an outdoor fire pit will help to spruce up your backyard and make it a very popular hangout spot for family and friends, young and old.
But if you’re thinking that backyard fire pits are an expensive investment, you’re not wrong. Built in fire pits can be a lot of work to build and frankly hard to maintain. The good news is that ready-made portable fire pits are not and there are plenty of options for one that will fit both your budget and your backyard!
To help, we’ve researched over 100 fire pits on Amazon and HomeDepot.com you can buy for under (about) $200. Specifically we looked for products with at least 4 stars and several hundred reviews. Note that since these sites use dynamic pricing, the price you see may vary from what we’ve noted below, but shouldn’t be too far off.
As a result, we landed on these 12 super popular fire pits, perfect for a backyard, patio, deck, beach or even camping trip!
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– Large 36″ fire pit size is ideal for gathering friends and family for a bonfire in the yard or patio.
– Heavy-duty design and rust resistant:
– Includes a metal spark screen, weather-resistant round cover, built-in wood-burning grate and poker.
– 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
– Sturdy design with special pattern ideal for warmth, BBQ and cooling drinks and food in patio/garden/yard
– 32-inch wide tabletop area allows for convenient access to drinks and roasting supplies
– Features mesh lid to prevent burning embers blowing and poker
– Durable steel with high-temp paint finish
– 4 strong foldable legs support the fire bowl
– Includes oxford cloth carry bag
– Easy setup with no tools required
– 2-in-1 design makes fire pit great for heating or grilling
– Durable steel construction for strength and durability
– Includes rotating cooking grid for barbequing
– Round wood burning fire pit made of sturdy steel with a black finish
– Deep bowl makes this fire pit ideal for burning larger fires and even roasting marshmallows
– Includes an easy to lift mesh spark guard, wood grate
– Totally portable and sets up in 60 secs
– Sturdy collapsible frame holds 125 pounds
– Includes heat shield and carrying bag
– Stainless Steel Fire Mesh provides perfect airflow for brighter, hotter fires with almost no smoke.
– Durable stainless steel grill doubles as a portable fire pit
– Folds to 1.5 inches thick and fits in a backpack
– 30-second setup keeps with sides that serve as a windbreak
– Features a tapered design for a contemporary look
– Fueled by propane for ease of lighting
– Door in the base conceals the propane tank
– Rustic aged metal with sculpted design
– Fancy flames laser cut fire basket
– Designs can be viewed from all sides
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With over 2,800 positive reviews on amazon.com, this classic fire pit truly does it all! It features a two-in-one design ideal for outdoor heating or grilling. Its unique features include a cooking grate for convenient grilling, a mesh screen for safety and a poker. The deep bowl design offers plenty of room for firewood and a 360° view of the fire. The durable steel construction for strength and durability and includes rotating cooking grid for barbequing. The 12 in. deep bowl is coated with high temperature paint for longer life and delivers a 360 degree view of the fire. The safety ring surrounds the pit and doubles as a handle and the mesh cover to help reduce the number of escaping sparks.
This outdoor fire pit is ideal for cool evenings. It features a sturdy design and pattern ideal for warmth and BBQ, as well as cooling drinks and food in patio/garden/yard. The 32-inch wide tabletop around the center fire area allows for convenient access to drinks and roasting supplies. Features a mesh lid to prevent burning embers from escaping. Constructed of high quality iron mesh and frame and includes an outer cover to keep clean and avoid rust.
The Piedmont fire pit from Hampton Bay features a two-in-one design ideal for outdoor heating or grilling. Its unique features include a cooking grate for convenient grilling, a mesh screen for safety and a poker. The deep bowl design offers plenty of room for firewood and a 360° view of the fire.
This highly rated and affordable fire pit This round metal fire pit is composed of a base, a bowl, a grill, and a mesh lid. The wood can be put on the grill for better burning. The mesh lid with a ring can prevent embers and debris from flying. The fire pit is suitable for multiple purposes, such as campfires, bonfires, or BBQ on the patio, by the side of the pool, backyard, or taking it with you to travel around.
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This is the most portable full-sized fire pit ever created. The Pop-Up Fire Pit is designed to pack small so it can go anywhere you do. Its patented design keeps your campfire off the ground to prevent leaving burn marks behind even on the most sensitive surfaces. The Pop-Up Pit prides itself on its simplistic yet rugged design. There are no fasteners or bolts to lose and no tools to fumble with at night. The Pop-Up Pits patented cross-braced design gives it a weight capacity of 125 lbs and a low center of gravity for stability on windy nights or elevated surfaces.
Stainless steel grill folds to 1.5 inches thick and fits in a backpack and can be used as a fire pit. Features a 13 x 10-inch grilling area and grill sides also serve as a windbreak. Constructed from durable stainless steel to provide high rust and corrosion resistance, setup takes only 30-seconds and provides a stable base to safely keep your fire pit or grill off the ground.
Add warmth and elegance to your outdoor entertaining with this 26 in. Quadripod Fire Pit. This uniquely designed piece has an antique bronze finish and is big enough to provide up to 40 sq. ft. of comforting heat. Easy to assemble, easy to enjoy and safe to use. Includes 1 fire poker and a mesh cover for additional safety. Features steel construction and a deep bowl design for more fire.
With the Avondale Steel Fire Bowl, you’re able to burn your choice of wood or artificial logs and have a warm, inviting fire on a cool summer night in minutes. The steel construction and the base with four steel legs make this fire pit extremely stable. Its size makes it the perfect fit for a deck or patio, as well as your backyard garden.
Create a cozy patio setting as you watch the flames dance from this unique eagle fire basket by Esschert Design. Friends, family and neighbors will appreciate the rustic aged metal and beautiful sculpted design. Fancy flames laser cut fire basket allows viewing from all sides.
You will absolutely obsess over the beautiful distressed bronze finish and lattice pattern on this steel hex-shaped outdoor fireplace, perfect for adding a rustic touch to any backyard or porch. Spend time with family and friends around this lightweight firepit, and warm up on those cool summer nights.
Add warmth and ambience to your patio, deck or backyard with this round burning fire pit. This fire pit is made of sturdy steel with a black finish. It features a round shape and decorative design to complement any style and is easily portable. Its deep bowl makes this fire pit ideal for burning larger fires and even roasting marshmallows. It comes complete with an easy to lift mesh spark guard, and both cooking and wood grates.
Bring the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace to your patio, deck or backyard with this unique Endless Summer® LP Gas Fire Column. With its streamlined architectural detail, this 15 in. fire pit features a decorative base that cleverly conceals a 1 lb. propane tank (not included) and control panel, making it an attractive centerpiece for your outdoor living space. Adding to the elegance, this unit comes with black fire glass, which beautifully accents its flames.
So, there you have it! Our top 12 Fire Pit picks! You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars in order to have an amazing backyard. It just takes some creativity, research, and of course, amazing people to spend time with, in your new outdoor fire pit area!
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