It is “the world’s most unique fire pit,” says Solo Stove of their Bonfire, an outdoor fire pit with an all-stainless steel, dual-wall construction. Truly, when it comes to features, the Solo Stove Bonfire, which measures 14 inches in height and 19.5 inches in diameter, impresses.
But let’s not stop there. At the end of the day, it’s the end-consumers who can attest to whether or not these impressive features deliver their set promises.
So let’s ask… is the Bonfire any good? In this Solo Stove Bonfire fire pit review, we tell you.
Unique Features of the Solo Stove Bonfire
Let’s get started.
– Unique Airflow System. How is it possible that a fire pit with a singular construction has a super-efficient airflow system? The answer is in the construction itself.
As advertised, the Bonfire has a dual-wall design with air intake holes on the bottom (see image on the right). Air is pulled through these holes, and the warm air created is channeled between the walls of the stove. A secondary combustion happens as preheated oxygen molecules find their way back into the firebox.
– Low Smoke. We don’t normally go very near a normal bonfire because of the smoke. But with the Solo Stove Bonfire, expect low smoke because the firewood and logs are burned efficiently.
– No Assembly. This outdoor fire pit has only one part, and there’s no need to assemble anything.
– Weight. It weighs 20 lbs.
– Built to Last. It has an all-stainless steel construction. According to the brand, this fire pit is made out of premium grade 304 and 430 stainless steel.
What Previous Buyers Say About Their Bonfire
– Heat Output. It gets really hot on the sides and on the bottom of the Bonfire. That said, it may damage floors, so put it on a surface with sand or concrete blocks.
The Solo Stove Bonfire is mostly for ambiance and not really for warming you up. It definitely puts out some heat, but most of it is radiated upwards. Note also that this fire pit has a dual-wall construction.
– Smoke and Embers. True to Solo Stove‘s promise, there really is minimal smoke and embers created.
– Ambiance. This does not compare with a traditional bonfire. Sure, you can let the children cook marshmallows for their S’mores, but as one person has pointed out, the stainless steel blocks 70% of the “view.” You can see glowing coals, and part of the flames is covered and obstructed.
– Appearance. Overall, previous buyers have only nice things to say about the Bonfire’s exterior. It has been described as “nice,” “sleek,” and “beautifully made.”
Bottomline: Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit Review
If you’re looking for a fire pit that’s safe to use and produces less smoke for your bonfire needs, then the Solo Stove Bonfire will not disappoint. It lights up easily, and its solid stainless steel construction is built to last.