Nothing ruins sitting around a fire pit on a crisp fall night faster than breathing in copious amounts of smoke. The makers of BioLite have their sights set on making backyard fire pits more enjoyable by making them more breathable.
BioLite gives you the full fire pit experience — the crackling, the smell, and the feel of a robust wood fire, but without the smoke. And, thanks to its efficiency, it actually burns less wood than a traditional fire pit.
The Kickstarter-funded gadget uses 51 vents to inject fire with air for improved combustion. The result is less excess smoke, which is normally attributed to unburnt fuel.
BioLite’s fans create a more uniform temperature throughout resulting in better mixing of gases for a more efficient fire. Charcoal or wood can be used as fuel for hours of grilling or simply fire gazing.
And no smoke means you can enjoy sitting by the fire pit for hours with no health risks, like headaches from excess smoke inhalation. Plus, your clothes won’t smell burnt either.
The unit is powered by a 10,400 mAh rechargeable battery, and can power BioLite’s fans for up to 24 hours on the low setting or five hours on high. It can easily be recharged via a USB port or with a solar carrying case for on-the-go adventurers.
Smartphone integrations allows users to change fan settings without ever having to get up and physically touch the console’s controls.
Weighing under 20 pounds, BioLite is very portable. It easily fits in most vehicles for easy transport.
Another defining feature of BioLite is its X-Ray Mesh body. This allows users to safely look inside the unit and witness first hand every step of the combustion process, from the first spark to full blaze.
Biolite sells for $199, with a the solar charging case included in the cost.
The Kickstarter campaign has raised over $899,000 so far, well over its initial $100,000 funding target. The campaign runs through October 20th, and will begin shipping worldwide in May 2018.
The makers of BioLite will give a live on-line demonstration of the product on September 27th.