With winter in full effect, I test out the Tiki Smokeless Portable Fire Pit in both my backyard and camping.
The Tiki Smokeless Portable Fire Pit is made from 16 gauge stainless steel. This is the same steel gauge used in luxury sinks, so you know it’ll last. This pit weighs about 40 lbs and measures 21.5” Length x 14.5” length x 16.7” height.
Upon my initial unboxing and handling, I could tell this fire pit is meant to last a lifetime with proper care. Setup was as simple as screwing in a couple of screws and took less than 5 minutes. Because the last thing you want is to be on page 13 of 27 assembling something.
As someone who spends a lot of their free time outdoors, I wanted a firepit that I could bring with me with ease. I had previously owned a very large Home Depot fire pit that was heavy and a pain to move around. The Home Depot fire pit was also too large to put in my SUV for camping.
At first I was unsure if the Tiki portable fire pit would put off much heat with its compact size. I was wrong. I tested out the fire pit first in my backyard of the Pacific Northwest. I used the provided Tiki Wood Pack which is made up of Tiki’s proprietary wood pellets. I placed the bag in the fire pit and lit it. Within minutes I had a large flame and intense heat that my previous fire pit could never achieve. The burn from the fire pack lasted about 45 minutes. My favorite part was the low smoke experience! Not having smoke blow in your face and not having to rearrange your seating makes the fire pit experience a much more enjoyable one!
Once the fire burnt out there was really not much to clean out. The Tiki fire pit has an ash pan that is easily removed for a simple and quick clean-up.
I then decided to test out how portable the fire pit truly was on an overlanding camping trip. I drove to the forest roads of Mt St Helens in Washington State. After finding the perfect campsite, I went on a 8 mile hike with my dog Rocky. I opted out to set up camp upon my return from the hike as I always do.
When I camp in the backcountry, there are no picnic tables, no bathrooms or amenities. It’s just you and the forest. It’s very important for me to easily and quickly set up my campsite so I could relax. Having the Tiki Portable Fire Pit made my life so much easier. No more having to find rocks to build a firepit! I easily off loaded it from my car, threw in some wood and pellets and my job was done.
I am also a firm believer in leave no trace behind. So getting to leave my “camp site” looking like no one had been there was a great feeling. No more having to disassemble the rock fire pit upon departure!
The Tiki Portable Fire Pit has a sleek modern design. It’s compact design makes it easy to store when not in use. I found the fire pit gave my outdoor space a more high end look then my previous fire pit. With its size, I would say its suitable for up to 4 people to comfortably arrange chairs around it.
The Tiki Portable Fire Pit exceeded expectations. Its portable size and easy clean up makes it great for camping and backyard use. It’s heavy duty steel construction means it’ll be around a very long time with proper care. I would definitely recommend this fire pit to anyone who is looking to get a portable fire pit that can be used at the beach, camping, or wherever life brings you.