Solo Stove: Bonfire 2.0 Review

a woman in jeans, red shoes, and a blue windbreaker leans towards a Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 fire pit to put a log on. The fire is coming up out of the pit and is on blacktop with an outdoor patio and white house behind it.

We recently had the opportunity to test out Solo Stove’s new Bonfire 2.0! This is the latest version of the already very popular smokeless fire pit. Keep reading to see our thoughts on this cool piece of outdoor gear in our Solo Stove: Bonfire 2.0 review.

What are the Specs of the Solo Stove’s Bonfire 2.0?

One of the first things you may be wondering about when deciding whether to purchase this fire pit or not are its specs.

  • Diameter: 19.5 in | 49.5 cm
  • Height: 14 in | 35.5 cm
  • Weight: 23.3 lbs | 10.6 kg
  • Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Height with the stand: 16.5 inches | 41.9 cm (stand is sold separately)

Pros of Solo Stove’s Bonfire 2.0

Portable

One of our favorite features of Solo Stove’s Bonfire 2.0 is that it’s light enough that you can take it with you wherever you want to have a fire. Size-wise it doesn’t take up a ton of space and luckily it’s on the lighter side which means that most adults can set it up or carry it by themselves. The free carrying case has two handles which makes it even easier to move from the garage to the house or even the garage to the back of your vehicle for use at camp or the beach. This is one of the best portable fire pits on the market.

Great Design

Though there was a little bit of smoke upon starting the fire, it quickly dissipated. Solo Stove’s Signature 360° Airflow is basically magic. Just kidding. It’s great design. Each Solo Stove, regardless of model, is double-walled. Their stoves also have two sets of burn holes, some at the top of the stove and some at the bottom. The 360° Airflow system works to feed your flames and generate a secondary burn which is why you don’t get any smoke.

Smokeless

Solo Stove’s Bonfire 2.0 is a true smokeless fire pit.

We’ve all been there … you’re sitting around the campfire, drink in hand, talking story but you can’t quite relax because the smoke from your fire is making everyone shifty and irritable. Not so with Solo Stove’s Bonfire 2.0. You’ll need quality fuel (kiln dried hardwood is great) but if you have that you’re guaranteed to have a smokeless fire (see more below). Stay away from pallets, particle board, pressure treated wood, etc. because as they burn they’ll give off dangerous fumes. Oh, and one of the best parts? Your hair and clothes won’t smell like campfire for days.

Durable

All Solo Stoves are made with 304 Stainless Steel which makes them long-lasting. 304 Stainless Steel has a higher corrosion resistance than just regular stainless steel. And Solo Stove is so confident about its product that it offers a lifetime guarantee to its customers with proof of purchase. The stand is also made with the same materials.

Cons of Solo Stove’s Bonfire 2.0

Ash

This isn’t really a con. Ash is just part of the reality of having a fire. But in trying to write a balanced review we wracked our brains to come up with a con, even a flimsy one. And to be honest, it was kind of difficult to do. If we had to name a con we’ll just say that we wish that cleaning out the ash wasn’t something we had to do. That said, Solo Stove’s Bonfire 2.0 has an ash pan that comes with the stove meaning that the day after your burn you simply remove it and dump it somewhere safe. It’s a lot easier than some other portable fire pits where you have to drag the entire stove with you and then wrestle the ash out of it.

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Solo Stove: Bonfire 2.0 Review and Recap

a top down but angled view of Solo Stove's Bonfire 2.0. There is a portion of a log visible and the flames are just starting to rise out of the pit which rests on the stand which sits on asphalt.
Durable, good-looking, easy to use, smokeless and portable. What more could you ask for in a firepit?

If after reading all this you’re still on the fence about this smokeless fire pit well you’re in luck because you can order it and return it within 30 days if you’re unhappy with it. Like the Bonfire but looking for something a little smaller? Solo Stove’s most portable fire pit is the Ranger 2.0 which clocks in at 15 pounds, 8.3 less than the Bonfire 2.0. And for those wanting to go in the other direction – a larger fire pit – we recommend the Yukon.

Published by Erin McGrady

I'm a freelance travel writer, photographer, and content creator exploring Asheville and beyond, most often in my van. My work focuses on sharing about LGBTQ safe spaces, camper van life, and the outdoors.

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