Picnic Baskets 2.0: New and Improved Designs for Your Picnicking Pleasure

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Posted by Mia | Posted in Equipment | Posted on 23-06-2012

A picnic is a wonderful way to come together with friends to celebrate the beautiful weather and lazy days off. Families can spend quality time with each other breaking bread in the great outdoors, playing under the sun and resting in the shade. If you’re looking for the perfect date idea, a romantic picnic for two can really impress that special someone.

They key to a good picnic is planning and preparation; packing up your food and supplies so they are easy to tote and keep fresh can make the entire day go more smoothly.

Those old wicker and wood baskets are a thing of the past; they’re heavy and don’t provide good insulation for your food, which can be dangerous when out in warm weather. Their single cavernous opening makes organization difficult and messy. They’re hard to sanitize and bulky to store in the closet.

If you’re still using one of these old-fashioned contraptions, convert it into a pretty planter and take your picnics into the 21st century. New picnic coolers available on the market are lightweight, easy to clean, convenient to store and they keep your food safe to eat.

Collapsible Basket Cooler 

Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Basket Cooler

Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Basket Cooler is made with a lightweight yet sturdy aluminum frame and thermal shield insulation.

The insulation has a food safe lining that makes it leak-proof and retains the cold for hours so your food will remain crisp and fresh.

Packing is convenient with front pockets so you can organize your picnic fare. Padded handles make for a comfortable grip when carrying it.

When you’re finished with your picnic, collapse it and zipper it closed so it will take up minimal storage space.

Picnic Cooler on Wheels for 4

Picnic at Ascot Eco Picnic Cooler for 4 with Wheels

Why carry your picnic basket, when you can roll it instead?

Picnic by Ascot Picnic Cooler on Wheels for 4 comes with a removable cart with retractable handles.
If the terrain is not suited for rolling, you can use the adjustable shoulder strap or hand grip to tote it to the perfect spot.

Enough space to pack a picnic for four, this model offers multiple pockets and dividers for organized packing and storage, with an easy access panel built into the lid for grabbing a quick drink. The leak-proof fabric and insulation make it safe to put on any surface of your car, even when packed with ice.

Ready to go, this model is equipped with a corkscrew, cheese knife, acrylic wine glasses, plates, napkins and flatware.

 

 

Picnic Time Topanga Insulated Cooler Tote

Picnic Time Topanga Insulated Cooler Tote

For a simple, small beach picnic, a large picnic basket may be too cumbersome.
Instead, opt for a classic tote– insulated to keep food and drinks cold while you have fun in the sun.
Constructed from durable polyester with leak-proof, insulated interior lining, there is no need to worry about leakage.
A small pocket in front makes it convenient for storing a few personal items, such as money, wallets and keys.


 

 

Picnic Time Zuma Insulated Cooler Backpack

Picnic Time Zuma Insulated Cooler Backpack

For serious hikers, bike riders and campers, a picnic backpack makes a much more sensible choice over a basket.
Picnic Time Zuma Insulated Cooler Backpack is made of durable polyester, lightweight and comfortable for long journeys when you want to keep your hands free.
An insulated section keeps your perishables cold, while a mesh section allows for storage of clothing and gear.
A zipper front pocket is a convenient place to store items you need to keep on hand.

Bella Butterfly Picnic Set

Melissa and Doug Bella Butterfly Picnic Set 6170

Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Picnic Set makes an adorable gift for the little lady who loves to tote a picnic lunch to share with friends or mom and dad at the park.

This delightfully pink bag with butterfly designs includes plastic cups, flatware and floral shaped dishes for four.
Pack a few sandwiches, juice boxes or a snack to enjoy with your child on the playground or under a tree in your own back yard.

 

 

For Wine Lovers

Picnic Time Single Insulated Wine Tote

Picnic Time Single Insulated Wine Tote

Next time you’re invited to a picnic with a friend, offer to bring the wine.

Lightweight polyester and an adjustable shoulder strap makes this tote a pleasure for carrying a bottle of your favorite wine to any picnic or outdoor event.
Insulation will retain the temperature of a chilled bottle and the side pocket will hold your corkscrew. It’s a perfect way to enjoy a nightcap under the stars.

Picnic at Ascot London Divided Three Bottle Tote

Picnic at Ascot London Divided Three Bottle Tote

This lightweight bag with adjustable strap will hold up to three bottles of wine. Thermal insulations is leak-proof and keeps wine the perfect drinking temperature.
The front pocket contains all the essentials: corkscrew, cheese knife, and small hardwood cutting board for picnicking in style.

Keeping It Cool

Rubbermaid Inc Blu Can Cooler Ice

Rubbermaid Inc Blu Can Cooler Ice Sub 1056-10-220 Ice Pack

Molded to snugly hug 12 oz cans and keep them in place so they won’t fall over or rattle around at the bottom of the cooler.

Blue gel freezer packs keep beverages icy cold for hours. Unlike ice, these freezer packs make no leaky mess and can be reused over and over.

ThermaFreeze Reusable Ice Sheets Lunch Box Cooler Packs

ThermaFreeze Reusable Ice Sheets Lunch Box Cooler Packs


When chilled, these flat ice sheets make an excellent option for keeping your insulated picnic bag temperature cold without taking up much space.

These therma-freeze sheets stay cold even longer than ice, and leave no leaky mess to clean up.
Reusable and eco-friendly, Ice Sheets can also be used as Heat Sheets– you can warm them up to keep hot foods hot for maximum versatility!

Icy Cools Reusable Ice Cubes

Reusable Ice Cubes for Coolers THREE (3) PACK (45 - 2x2 cubes) Equivalent to 10 lbs of Ice)

Refill your picnic packs with reusable ice cubes. This eco-friendly solution works even better than real ice, as they don’t melt or leak.

They’ll keep your food and beverages cool for 4 to 8 hours. Like regular ice cubes, you can toss them into your drinks to chill beverages without watering them down.
They’re safe enough for use in a child’s lunchbox, and clever enough for any adult’s outdoor food event.

Red, Ice and Blue (TM) Reusable Ice Cubes

Red, Ice and Blue (TM) Reusable Ice Cubes for your Drinks

Don’t stop at the store for a bulky, dripping 5 pound bag of ice when you can bring a bag of your own reusable ice cubes.

These colorful cubes are festive for picnic celebrations. Coming in a combination of red, white and blue, they’re perfect for the 4th of July.
Toss them into your insulated picnic cooler to keep the temperatures low, or bring bags of them to toss into drink glasses and keep them cool.
Reusable ice can be frozen over and over, which is a great way to save money.

Storage Solutions


EZ Storage Solutions Trunk Organizer & Cooler

EZ Storage Solutions Trunk Organizer & Cooler, Fully Collapsible and Portable

If you love taking your picnics on the road, a convenient trunk organizer can be the key to packing the perfect lunch for a crowd.

One section is leak proof and thermally insulated for keeping perishables the perfect temperature. Two other sections are roomy enough for extra beverages, plates, flatware, and serving utensils. Mesh side pockets are perfect for napkins, bottle openers or personal effects. This trunk organizer holds up to 40 pounds.
Fits neatly into the trunk of your car, but can be conveniently collapsed and folded away.

Tailgating Cooler with Grill

Picnic Time Buccaneer Tailgating Cooler with Grill

Who says all picnic food has to be eaten cold?

With Picnic time Buccaneer Tailgating Cooler with Grill, you’re provided with a small, portable charcoal grill.

The front pocket conveniently stores accompanying 3-piece barbecue grill tool set.

The insulated compartment is sealed and leak-proof for storing cold drinks and food until you’re ready to cook it.

Bon Appetit!

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