While Nigella may not be keen on picnics, we are. It’s a perfect meal made even better by being outside. We share our top three insulated picnic totes. Ideal for swinging past the shops or markets on your way to the beach or park.
Strong, durable, beautiful, timeless. Founded by two Australian friends meeting their Classic-Cali dream girls, this brand is exciting and nostalgic. Oozing Californian style, this bag is waterproof and made from the same canvas as Business & Pleasure’s umbrellas. Insulated with a custom print lining, it’s easy to wipe clean and will keep your drinks and food cool for hours. If you need more carry space, they also have a larger design, the Premium Cooler Bag.
This insulated picnic tote is available in four designs, navy, pink, yellow or black strips, but we’d love to see it in some of their other prints. The Vintage Lemon would be perfect. Make sure to also look at their tents and umbrellas which are fantastic!
British heritage. Another classic and timeless design from John Lewis and Partners. Made of brushed polyester in a lovely shade of bracken green, the leather detail is charming. Showerproof and durable, insulation on the inside keeps food fresh for four hours. An easy to wipe down lining makes it easy to keep clean.
We like the adjustable shoulder strap and grab handle which make it easy to carry. With enough room for a bottle of wine and two glasses, it will stay cool while you lie in the sun.
Minimalist and strong. This bag is in for the long haul, keeping cool for an amazing 48 hours. With attachment loops it can go from picnic to adventuring without breaking a sweat. Made from BPA free polyamide, it’s got environmental credentials to go with its pioneering spirit. A shoulder strap and two handles make it easy to carry. A zipped outside pocket and a secure zip closure will keep everything organised.
We would love to see an alternative colour for the lining, but it’s a minor detail for a fantastic bag.