Outdoor firepits are a great way to lighten up any camping trip, barbecue or backyard gathering. Plus, they provide just as much light, warmth and cooking space as any outdoor grill. There are basically 4 types of firepits to choose from, ranging in price from $80 to $500 online. The most popular outdoor firepits are chimineas, cast iron, copper and grated cylinder firepits. Chimineas, typically made of clay, are the most stylish firepits on the market. However this type of firepit cannot sustain as much heat as a cast iron or copper model. Cast iron fireplaces are more expensive but can withstand more heat. Any of these types of firepits will keep you toasty and warm.