The Howl R4

Sale price$1,299.00

The only campfire that makes you warm in wild winds, monsoon rains, and right in the middle of a burn ban.

  • Burn time: 6.5 hrs min. with 20lb tank
  • Weight: 34 lbs
  • Operating temp: 1200+ ºF

Due to Overwhelming Demand Lead Times are Currently 8 weeks!

    Thigh-melting heat. Firelight to tie flies and tell tales by. Plus, you can huck your truck with it.

    Ideal for a crew of four, the HOWL R4 is a campsite workhorse that walks softly upon the earth. It keeps you warm in any weather, at any altitude, on any piece of ground you can get to.

    The BarCoal absolutely rips at 1200+ ºF to give you the heat you need, while the EchoHeat Reflectors keep the ground cool. There's no fire ring or ash left behind, so you can keep your secret spot a secret. Without embers or sparks, it's safer for forests, and the UL Certification makes it 50-state legal to use in Stage I and Stage II burn bans.**

    To get really out there, just strap it to the tank, ratchet it to your rig, and haul ass.

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    Thigh-melting heat. Firelight to tie flies and tell tales by. Plus, you can huck your truck with it.

    Ideal for a crew of four, the HOWL R4 is a campsite workhorse that walks softly upon the earth. It keeps you warm in any weather, at any altitude, on any piece of ground you can get to.

    The BarCoal absolutely rips at 1200+ ºF to give you the heat you need, while the EchoHeat Reflectors keep the ground cool. There's no fire ring or ash left behind, so you can keep your secret spot a secret. Without embers or sparks, it's safer for forests, and the UL Certification makes it 50-state legal to use in Stage I and Stage II burn bans.**

    To get really out there, just strap it to the tank, ratchet it to your rig, and haul ass.

    Order Yours
    "Finally, an artificial campfire that doesn’t suck."

    The biggest leap in campfires since the lighter

    BARCOAL® Technology

    Real warmth in any weather. BarCoal is the world’s first radiant tube heater that's naturally aspirated and works entirely off-grid. With a 100% primary air combustion, the system is unaffected by wind, while the drain ports shed rain and snow.

    EchoHeat Reflector Shield

    Put all that heat right where you want it. With this precision-angled, mirror-finished fin, your torso and thighs will melt. Even your feet get toasty. But the ground just 7” from the 1,200+ ºF BarCoal tube stays nice and cool.

    A-Flame Burner

    After years of mathematical modeling and experimentation, this is the brightest, cleanest, most weather-resistant flame ever created. The wind screen keeps the flame lit without hiding it down in a box, while the burner plate is precision-shaped to rapidly shed water.

    Pressbrake Frame

    Built to protect your Campfire in a dustup with a dirt road, the R4’s exoskeleton starts as a single plate of 1/8” stainless steel. We cut it to shape with a fiber laser, bend it to form with a hydraulic press break, then stitch weld the leg corners to make them like angle iron. This bad Larry isn't built for a landfill. It's built for a lifetime, or maybe three.

    Actually Hot. We're talking the melt-your-thighs, turn-to-toast-your-backside kind of heat.

    Why can't flames get you warm?

    Flames make hot air, which just rises and blows out of camp. That's why you get so uncomfortably cold around traditional propane fires.

    What makes a wood fire warm?

    Coals. Wood coals put out infrared heat at the perfect frequency for heating up water. Since you're made of water, wood coals make you warm.

    Does more BTUs mean more heat?

    Nah. A BTU is just a unit of fuel, like a gallon of gasoline. No one cares how much propane you burn, what matters is how much warmth you make. The HOWL burns fewer BTUs to generate more heat.

    How does BarCoal work?

    The steel tubes get red hot and shoot Infrared light at the same frequency as wood coals. Your body absorbs that energy in the form of heat.

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    Goes Anywhere. Just strap it down like a cooler and haul ass.

    Does the Howl R4 really keep a propane tank from rolling?

    Yep. And good thing, since you can't get sendy offroad with an unhinged tank smashing around back there. The HOWL straps right to the tank, and together they ride stable like a cooler.

    How do I strap it down?

    The same way you do a cooler or bundle of firewood. Just run a ratchet strap through the StrapLock slots, hook the ends to your vehicle's tie points, and tighten.

    Can I actually huck my truck with it?

    If you can also land your truck, then yes. Strapped down correctly, the HOWL won't budge. The PressBrake frame is made of plate steel, so it's highly impact resistant.

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    Works in the Gnarliest Conditions Imaginable.

    What does it do in strong wind?

    BarCoal's air intake is completely concealed, so it's unaffected by 120 mph winds. The A-Flame wind screen protects the base of the flames from gusts up to 60 mph, but if it does blow out, it simply relights itself from the BarCoal's exhaust.

    How does it work at altitude?

    The HOWL keeps you warm at any altitude on earth. Air density changes with altitude, but BarCoal is unaffected because of its primary air combustion system. It uses the momentum of the fuel to always draw the correct number of air molecules along with it, creating a clean and complete combustion every time.

    What if it rains or snows?

    HOWL's BarCoal and A-Flame burners are self draining, so even after multiple days of precipitation, they light right up to make you warm. If you get a surprise foot of snow overnight, no sweat. Just brush off the HOWL and fire it up.

    Is there anything else like it?

    Not even remotely. BarCoal is the world's first naturally-aspirated portable radiant tube heater. It makes you warm without fans, batteries, electricity, or anything else that can wear out or break. The only thing that comes close is a wood fire.

    Make me Warm

    MEASUREMENTS AND SPECS

    It's longer than our state record Smallmouth Bass, and heavier than our record Brown Trout.

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    Dimensions

    22.09 x 16.24 x 12.73 in

    Weight

    34 lbs

    BTUs

    61,800

    Burn Time

    6.5 - 10 hours with 20 lb tank

    Operating Altitude

    Any

    Operating Temp

    1200+ ºF

    What's it made of, anyway?

    This thing is METAL 🤘 Built from 304 stainless steel, aircraft aluminum, and brass, the R4 can handle just about anything.

    What if I manage to break it?

    If you scratch or dent it, those are the marks of a good time. We say wear 'em with pride. If you manage to bust something that changes the warmth or functionality, just send it back to us. We'll repair or replace the affected parts at a reasonable cost.

    Is it really made in the USA?

    Sure is. All our design, fabrication, cutting, welding, press-braking, assembly, and testing are done here on Colorado's Front Range.

    Is there a warranty?

    Absolutely. Any damage caused by normal wear and tear or accidents, we'll try to repair at a reasonable cost. If the damage is deemed to be caused by a defect in manufacturing, we will, at our discretion, repair or replace the item at no cost to you.

    What's it made of, anyway?

    This thing is METAL 🤘 Built from 304 stainless steel, aircraft aluminum, and brass, the R4 can handle just about anything.

    What if I manage to break it?

    If you scratch or dent it, those are the marks of a good time. We say wear 'em with pride. If you manage to bust something that changes the warmth or functionality, just send it back to us. We'll repair or replace the affected parts at a reasonable cost.

    Is it really made in the USA?

    Sure is. All our design, fabrication, cutting, welding, press-braking, assembly, and testing are done here on Colorado's Front Range.

    Is there a warranty?

    Absolutely. Any damage caused by normal wear and tear or accidents, we'll try to repair at a reasonable cost. If the damage is deemed to be caused by a defect in manufacturing, we will, at our discretion, repair or replace the item at no cost to you.