Best fire pit cover

Keep your fire pit looking good as new with a handy cover. This outdoor essential will protect your pit from the rain, snow, wind, and sun.

SheeChung Gas Fire Pit Cover
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If you want to leave your fire pit in place on the patio, a fire pit cover is essential to keep it looking its best. Invest in a cover, and you won’t need to find storage space through the winter months. It will also be ready to use whenever the weather’s good enough to sit out in the garden. A cover can also protect your fire pit from UV rays, so it won’t start showing its age. Discover our top picks.

Best overall

Porch Shield Fire Pit Cover

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Porch Shield fire pit cover

Adjusts for snug fit

This polyester cover will protect against the elements. The fabric has a water-resistant undercoating, and the seams are sealed with tape to ensure the water doesn’t get in. The elastic hem cord and bottom strap keep the cover in place even in high winds. It’ll protect your pit from UV damage and keep the dirt out, too.

Best boxy design

SheeChung Gas Fire Pit Cover

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SheeChung gas fire pit cover

Suitable for a variety of brands

If you’ve chosen a square gas fire pit, this cover is a great choice. It fits pits up to 32-inches-by-32 inches-by-24 inches. The cover’s made from polyester with a PVC coating, and it has drawstrings to tighten it. Air vents at the side help prevent it from rising in the wind, plus you can use them to lift the cover on and off.

Best for windy locations

ULTCOVER Patio Fire Pit Table Cover

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ULTCOVER patio fire pit table cover

Air vent on two sides

For exposed locations and areas prone to high winds, check out this model. It has both an elastic hem cord with a toggle to tighten it and buckles for stability. Vents with mesh are incorporated in the design to prevent lofting. The polyester material has a waterproof backing, and the seams are taped.

Best for fade prevention

SHINESTAR Fire Pit Cover for Landmann Big Sky Fire Pit

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SHINESTAR fire pit cover for Landmann Big Sky fire pit

Fits multiple-sized round pits

Although it’s designed for a specific fire pit brand, this model can be used for others. The cover itself is color-fast, so it can spend many hours in the sun without fading unattractively. The heavy-duty fabric has a vinyl backing for extra protection. The cover also has a drawstring and adjustable fastening straps for security.

Best for durability

Himal Outdoors Fire Pit Cover

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Himal Outdoors fire pit cover

Sturdy and resistant fabric

Looking for a sturdily constructed cover? Check out this model that teams polyester fabric with a thick PVC coating to waterproof your fire pit. It fits around pits of up to 36 inches in diameter and has an elastic hem cord with two buckles to hold it in place. Two air vents manage condensation and stop it from billowing.

Best for easy covering

TheElves Fire Pit Cover

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TheElves fire pit cover

Comes with storage bag

Two reinforced nylon handles make this fire pit cover easy to secure and remove. The seams are double stitched to prevent rips, and it’s made from polyester with a silver-plated undercoating to create UV protection. A storage bag will keep the cover safe when it’s not in use. 

Our verdict

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Get a fire pit cover, and you can keep your pit out on the patio. It'll remain in good shape despite the weather conditions. With the right fit and secure fastenings, it‘ll stay in place for maximum protection. Our top pick is the Porch Shield fire pit cover. It's constructed with polyester fabric, a water-resistant undercoating, and sealed seams to repel the rain and keep debris out.

For a square gas fire pit, take a look at the SheeChung gas fire pit cover. It is designed to be easy to put on and take off using the air vents. If you live in a particularly windy area, you might like the ULTCOVER patio fire pit table cover with its adjustable elastic hem cord and mesh vents to prevent lofting.

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Sarah Warwick
Freelance writer

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes and gardens and loves investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper.