The Fire Sense folding fire pit is a nice start for a small back yard. We have enjoyed using it, but hope to upgrade to a larger and more decorative pit soon. The Fire Sense is easy to put together, folds nicely in a carry case, and is portable. Also due to the small size I have found it nice for the kids to roast marshmallows and hot dogs without fear of over heating. Unfortunately it is a tad flimsy, do not leave it outside for any length of time or it will rust, and it does not hold a lot of wood. I would recommend this Fire Pit for small back yards, but realize that for a tad bit more money you can get something a bit more decorative and sturdy. This pit is probably best suited for portable outings like camping or bbq's away from your residence. Even so, nothing beats a family night by a fire on a nice evening. Do not leave it outside, not even one night (even if it is clear) the dew will rust the pit.