Texas is hot, like really hot. But if you’re like me, you enjoy a nice fire at the campsite to unwind after a long day on the trails. But right now texas has a ton of fire bans because it’s just so dry out there. In this IGNIK FireCan review you’ll learn about this portable fire pit, why it’s perfect for burn bans, and more.
Alright, let’s get the disclaimer out of the way. IGNIK sent me this FireCan for review, but all of the opinions are my own. And all of the links are affiliate links that help support the website if you make a purchase.
To be completely honest I hadn’t heard of the brand before so when they reached out to me I wanted to see what they were all about. It was pretty perfect timing because I had just gotten back from padre island national seashore and had thought about ways to have a nice fire on the beach WITHOUT having to source firewood.
In total, this weighs about 11 pounds in the box, but once you get it out and open it’s fairly easy to move around.
It retails for $199, but if you’re into payment plans their website does accept sezzle, so you can break it up into 4 interest-free payments.
The IGNIK FireCan features a fairly compact design that makes it easy to transport in the back of your vehicle and is perfect for times like now in Texas where most places have a fire ban on open flame fires.
The box claims it has everything you need to get started, but not completely. You will need fuel for this bad boy, and IGNIK does sell a really sweet propane growler that you can find here: https://amzn.to/3z5Fk05
But any portable propane tank will suffice.
UNBOXING the IGNIK FireCan
Here are the features you’ll get with the FireCan
- You have a removable lid
- A secure lid lock
- The sides feature a mesh design so you can see and feel the heat better.
- This does come with a 5ft hose with a propane regulator and an easy connector.
- Soft silicone handles in case you need to move the FIRECAN
- The bottom legs are foldable for setting up and they collapse for easy storage
- The host connection point is on the wider side and the hole for your lighter is on the shorter side of the Firecan
The specs on the website say that the burn time should be around 144 minutes. Which is almost 2 and a half hours. Not sure what happens after that, but you don’t want to let something like this burn overnight anyway.
And one of the biggest complaints about the IGNIK Firecan is that the flame doesn’t “look real” because it just comes up from the tubing inside the box. Commenters say that the fire rocks, or those fake wood logs really help break up the flame and give it a more realistic look.
As previously stated, you can use just about any refillable portable propane tank, but the IGNIK growler includes a cool pouch that makes transporting the 5 lb. propane tank easier. (The green single-use canisters cannot be used with this!) The tank can still be refilled, but as the website states, some retailers won’t refill smaller tanks. You can also buy those items individually as well.
IGNIK FireCan Overall
This is a premium product that serves a great purpose during the summer time when firebans are everywhere. This makes it great for those that enjoy a little bit of that traditional campfire at the end of the night.
If you’re at the beach this is a GREAT alternative to bringing firewood from another location and burning a fire in the pit. Don’t have to worry about clean up either. Just let the unit cool down and then stow for your next adventure.
What do you think about the IGNIK FireCan? Would you use a synthetic campfire, or will you just wait it out for a wood fire?