Do you use a fire pit when camping?Not all National Parks and campsites allow open fires but you can often overcome this by bringing along a portable fire pit. Portable fire pits are great for cooking over and keeping you warm when the temperature drops. The Snow Peak fire pits are a great and compact solution to get a decent fire going without breaking open fire rules in certain parks and campgrounds. With lots of room for a couple of people to sit around them they also have plenty of space on the grill to cook for the entire family so everyone can eat together. These Japanese made stainless steel fire pits are sold in Europe by the Australian company Drifta,  www.drifta.eu .

Snow Peak’s popular ‘pack & carry’ fire pit is built from high quality 316 marine grade stainless steel. This kit is a unique fire pit that is both sturdy and compact. The fire pit also has a variety of cooking and grilling accessories that can be added to your set up and will definitely improve your camping experience. These stainless steel firepits come in three sizes and fold flat for easy assembly and transportation in your 4WD, car, camper trailer or RV.

Similar to companies like North Face and Patagonia, Snow Peak’s journey began with an adventurous spirit. Set up in 1958, when the founder Yukio Yamai, an accomplished adventurer and mountaineer, created his own line of superior climbing gear out of a feeling of discontent with the current gear avaiable on the market.

The company’s home in Sanjo City, is in the Chuetsu region of Niigata Prefecture in Japan, which is also known locally as the hardware town for its history of fine crafted metal work. Over the years Snow Peak has extended its range of high quality camping and outdoor equipment, to include, tents, fire pits, camping accessories like cups and cutlery, camping tables and much much more.

Built at the Snow Peak headquarters in Japan these pits are now being distributed throughout Europe by Drifta ,an Australian based company.

We have been using the large fire pit product over the last few weeks and have to say it is as described on the tin, this is a top quality product that should last a lifetime if looked after.

The large fire pit kit includes a base plate, fire pit, grill bridge, grill net, and nylon bag, the Drifta canvas bag is also an option.

The innovative bridge can be adjusted to different heights from the fire depending on how hot your fire is or how burnt you like your food. The pit itself is raised from the ground with the collapsible legs and prevents the ground area underneath the pit from getting scorched.You can also get a base plate that further protects the ground from getting scorched.

Verdict

We had heard about these pits a while back and though we had never used one, we understood that they were built to a very high standard with high quality stainless steel. But recently having used one on a few camping trips we were more than impressed with its workmanship and quality.

The large pit is the perfect size to get a decent fire going for a couple of people to sit around and enjoy a night full of stars. You will also have plenty of space on the grill to cook for the entire family so everyone can eat together. In our opinion the real benefit of these fire pits are how easy they are to set up and store away in the back of your 4WD or on top of your roof rack. All the Snow Peak fire pits pack flat and as a result do not take up too much space.

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The large fire pit is not cheap but you do get what you pay for, if you are looking for a product that is pretty much guaranteed to last for a lifetime we’ll go no further as this fire pit is guaranteed to give you plenty of years camping and cooking in the great outdoors. For more information on the snow peak fire pits check out www.drifta.eu