fireside outdoors pop-up fire pit review

Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit Review

Jared Shaffer

As an avid camper, the centerpiece of any memorable evening is, of course, THE FIRE. Like peanut butter without jelly, it’s not a camping trip without the fire! If you have spent any time at different campgrounds throughout the U.S., you will agree that some fire pits are just a pain, and some almost unusable. The Pop-Up Pit from FireSide solves that problem in a lightweight package that folds up smaller than your standard camp chair!

Why Use a Portable Fire Pit?

I didn’t even know I NEEDED this fire pit until I saw it. LIGHTBULB moment! I have used whatever each campsite provided and not thought twice about a better fire pit. In my mind, the fire pit was one thing I couldn’t pack with me, so I never considered a lightweight, portable option.

Fireside Outdoors has designed a simple, yet brilliant portable fire pit that takes the hassle out of having a fire wherever you decide to camp.
After getting my hands on the Pop-Up Pit, I am impressed! When I pulled the case from the box, I was surprised by the size and weight of it.

Fireside Outdoor Fire Pit Review
Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit
Pricing is frequently discounted at

Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit Base Kit- $119.95

Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit & Heat Shield Combo- $139.95

Pop-Up Fire Pit Outdoor Tri-Fold Grill- $199.95

Pop-Up Fire Pit Outdoor Quad-Fold Grill- $219.95

● Weighs in at 8 lbs
● Entirely rust-proof materials
● Lightweight aluminum and stainless steel allow the Pop-Up to cool in just 90 seconds
● Stainless steel mesh allows more airflow for up to 80% less smoke
● HeatSheild enables the use of the Pit to on a wide variety of surfaces without fear of damage
● Packable frame folds into a carrying case that’s smaller than a camping chair

Fireside Outdoor Fire Pit Setup

The setup of the Pop-Up was an absolute BREEZE. As a typical dude, to test the ease of setup, I completely ignored the instruction sheet and still had the pit ready to go in less than two minutes. It’s that easy. I proceeded to get a good size fire going and let it burn down to coals so I could try out the next feature of the Pop-Up: the grill grate attachment.
This particular pit came as a combo package with the Pit, Heat Shield, and Trifold Grill Attachment. Like the rest of the unit, assembly of the grill grate was very easy even with a fire burning inside the pit. The attachment rails leave just enough room for a good bed of coals to cook over. The grate had no issues handling a heavy cast-iron skillet and had ample room to cook multiple items!

portable camping fire pit

Pop-Up Fire Pit with Grill Conclusion

When it came time to clean up, I let the coals burn out before tipping the entire pit over emptying it in a safe place. I had the whole assembly folded and neatly packed away in the included bag in less than one minute. Impressive!!

In conclusion, I am HIGHLY impressed with the Pop-Up fire pit and excited to use it on many camping adventures to come!

portable fire pit review
portable fire pit review


  • Lightweight & Portable
  • Bottom Allows Fire to Breathe, Creating Less Smoke
  • Safely Contains You Camp Fire
  • Easy to Clean Up
  • Grill is Convenient and Sturdy


  • Premium Price
  • A Few Sharp Edges on Metal

Ready to buy? The best place to buy a Fireside Outdoors Pop-Up Fire Pit is directly from You can purchase kits with just the Fire Pit, with a Heat Shield, and with the Grill. Don’t forget to sign up for their email list to get a coupon code!

Thanks to Jared Shaffer for writing this unpaid gear review. Fireside Outdoor provided Jared with the Pop-up Pit at no charge for his honest evaluation. Hunting Gear Deals is funded by affiliate commissions. We may receive a small commission when you buy from our partners using the links provided. There is no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting us by using our links when making your purchases.

jared shaffer bio photoAUTHOR BIO

Jared Shaffer lives in West Virginia and lives and breathes chasing whitetails in the fall! He recently joined the Tethrd staff as their Media Coordinator.

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