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Winter is coming, and so is the uncertain future of warm weather-friendly activities like outdoor dining and drinking, picnics and socially distanced backyard hang outs. With the coronavirus cases spiking across much of the country, you might preparing for another season of staying at home and staying in.
If you’re fortunate to have an outdoor space, whether that’s a patio, deck, balcony or yard, you might be looking to make the most of it, even during the colder months. Sometimes, a rechargeable hand warmer just won’t cut it.
Just like indoor space heaters, outdoor heaters and heat lamps are used to warm up a small amount of space. Most outdoor space heaters are powered by propane or are electric. Depending on the style of outdoor heater, they can usually be placed on the ground, raised surfaces and even some, like heated lamps, can be hung from the wall or ceiling.
Outdoor heaters at retailers like Amazon, The Home Depot and Walmart are unsurprisingly in high demand right now, but you can still find a few models in a variety of styles and price points.
This Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy (currently on sale for $73 from $99) is entirely portable and powered by propane, making it a good option for camping trips, park outings or super-small outdoor areas.
If you’re looking for an electric option, this Star Patio Electric Patio Heater can be mounted to a wall or ceiling. It retails for $130 on Amazon; just keep in mind that it won’t ship until November.
So you can spend less time shivering and more time enjoying the great outdoors, we’ve rounded up a few space heaters still in stock to keep you warm outside all winter long.
Take a look:
Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy
This 4,000 to 9,000 BTU portable propane radiant heater warms spaces up to 225 square feet. It features auto shut-off and an easy-to-carry handle, making it perfect for camping trips, park outings or tiny backyards. Find it on sale for $73 (normally $99) on Amazon.
Star Patio Electric Patio Heater
This 5,100 BTU electric heater warms spaces up to 15 square feet. It can be mounted to the wall and features an easy-to-reach on/off pull cord. Find it for $130 on Amazon.