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Who knew you could get a virtually smoke-free fire pit?

Ever find yourself cancelling plans on a fun outdoor bonfire in an effort to avoid the smoke? That campfire smell clings to clothing, blankets, chairs, you name it. But this stainless steel fire pit from Walmart is specially designed to minimize smoke while providing a hotter fire. The best part? This Solo Stove Bonfire is portable, meaning you can use it your backyard, at the tailgate or while camping.

So how exactly does this nifty fire pit work? First off, it has a patented design for reducing smoke while producing hotter flames. To do this, it has double wall design to maximize airflow, which, in turn, improves the burn. There are vents at the bottom of the pit which allow oxygen to feed the flames from below. All of this makes for a more efficient burn, which means less smoke. It also means that the logs you put in the pit will be burned completely, which is safer and more convenient for you (none of that dealing with half-charred logs the next day).

And the best part is, you won't find yourself playing musical chairs while you dodge billowing smoke.

Silver Solo Stove firepit with fire burning in center
This portable fire pit leaves no smoke or logs behind. (Photo: Walmart)

While the smokeless feature on this pit might be the most unique, don't underestimate how versatile and easy it is to use thanks to its compact design. This fire pit is 19.5 inches wide by 14 inches high and weighs just 20 pounds. Pack it in your vehicle along with some chunk firewood or small logs and enjoy all the benefits of a bonfire without that pesky odor.

Walmart offers this pit for less than $300 and the reviews are phenomenal. This reviewer said he bought three stoves total: "I am thrilled to have my Solo Bonfire. Its size makes it easier for me to place on my deck. I was so happy with it that I purchased one for my daughter in Maine and for a retirement gift for a close friend that lives in Minnesota. My daughter and my grandkids love it. The first time she used it, she put it on top of snow on her deck and it didn't melt the snow."

Another reviewer said the stove is easy to use with little clean up thanks to an efficient burn: "The Bonfire was super simple to set up for the first use. With dry kindling and seasoned wood, it fired right up. The next morning I was surprised at how little ash remained in the stove. Great product at a great price."

So stay toasty, roast up some s'mores and gather 'round this ingenious little invention. While it will surely attract friends and family, it won't leave behind any pesky smoke odors on your clothing. Get yours before they're gone (these puppies tend to sell out).

A smokeless fire pit will keep insects away and friends near as you enjoy all the warmth and none of the fumes.
$280 at Walmart

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.