Outdoor portable fire pits and grills are not exactly new products on the market but when it comes to design and innovation, there are only a few that are truly innovative.
In this article, we are going to review the Snow Peak Takibi Fire and Grill to examine their innovations in the traditional camping grill. We’ll also look at the pros and cons during the process.
The Snow Peak Takibi is somewhat of a premium product and Snow Peak is renowned for producing innovative outdoor products so we’re intrigued to see what features this specific product is packing!
Functionality & Performance
The functionality and performance are an important factor with this product as it needs to justify its premium market stance. Firstly, it must be said that this product performs exactly as you’d expect and the high rating this product receives online easily demonstrates this.
It’s heavy-duty weighing in at 32 pounds and while it’s made of stainless steel, some users have commented that it feels more like cast iron which is the result of quality materials used for construction.
This means that it’s solid and unmoving during use (an important safety aspect) and can also hold a decent amount of weight in terms of food.
Secondly, it is both quick and easy to set up and also pack away. The modular system is very user friendly and in true Japanese style, every component is simple in design and effective in use.
Finally, it comes with all the necessary accessories including a grill net, grill bridge, pack & carry fireplace L, baseplate, and carrying case (which is a stylish design to match the eye-catching grill).
We will say that you’ll need to get a good coal bed set up for this product as even distribution of the flame and a high temperature is needed to get the most out of this product.
The Takibi grill is designed to be a lifetime product and provide years worth of grilling value. The customer service is excellent and if you come across any faults, the manufacturers will check it and if it does not meet their quality standards, they will fix or replace it.
As this product is from Japanese manufactures, you’ll find that the product quality, materials used and attention to detail are all of a high standard (which is to be expected with Japanese quality) so not only is it a great product right out of the box, it also comes with a lifetime guarantee!
The grill packs away quickly and effortlessly into a flat-pack style design that wouldn’t look out of place in an Ikea workshop! This allows for easy storage. It also comes with a handy carry case that not only looks good but is functional.
The case has some velcro straps and once packed away correctly, the components should stay in place to prevent any damage from movement, and it also always for straightforward storage.
The one point we have in relation to portability is that the product’s total weight is 32 pounds. This isn’t what you would consider heavy but it’s also not light by any stretch. It’s therefore in a bit of a middle ground in terms of when and where you can bring it.
It rates in the middle of the pack in our review of the 9 best portable fire pits.
For most people, it’s likely going to be limited to car camping or backyard use.
Best Suited For
This product is best suited for those that like a bit more of a luxury feel for their outdoor pursuits. The Japanese design is sleek, elegant, and minimalistic (which is no less than you’d expect), but it is a premium product, so you’re not likely to find it offered at a low price.
The premium nature of this product could definitely put off many weekend campers who just want an affordable option for grilling some food. Due to the compact design and again, minimalist design, this product does actually have widespread appeal and is an easy to store, portable option that any outdoor enthusiast would appreciate.
Pros and Cons
- Durability: The build quality for this product is the highest standard and Japanese craftsmanship and materials ensure it’s a quality product made to last a long time. The customer service and aftercare are also excellent if you have any issues.
- Size: While the product packs away to be a handy portable size, when it’s set up and has dimensions of 17.75” x 17.75” x 13” you’ll have plenty of surface space to grill up some meals.
- Product Quality: This is linked to durability but the product is heavy-duty at a weight of 32 pounds and the solid constructions mean that the end product is sturdy and reliable during use, even in windy conditions.
- Highly Rated: You’ll struggle to find many bad online reviews for this product and the quality and functionality clearly meet customer’s needs. For this reason, we’d say they justify being a premium product.
- Premium Product: This is a premium product but this means that it is also likely to comes with a premium price. Make sure you check the current price on Amazon before making your decision!
We mentioned at the start that we were excited to see if this product set a high standard when it comes to fire pit grills and it’s safe to say it’s a good quality product. You are paying for quality and durability.
All of the parts are solid, the functionality is to be expected as you are unlikely to come across many issues during use and customer satisfaction is high across the board. If the price isn’t too much of a deterrent, we feel this could be a good option for outdoor, car camping or backyard use for years to come.