Welcome to ThinkVail – shop our list of the best insulated picnic baskets featuring totes, wheeled coolers and backpacks by Picnic at Ascot, Picnic Time, Onvio, Scudders and more.
10 great picnic solutions whether you’re going to a concert, the park, the beach, a farmers’ market, taking a road trip, a bike ride, a hike or any other fun alfresco dining adventure!
Here in Vail, Colorado, our favorite picnics are concerts at the Ford Amphitheater, hikes at Piney Lake and long Sunday afternoons at Nottingham Park with the kids and the dog. However you like to picnic, just make sure you get out there and take advantage of summer while it lasts.
This classic 4-person picnic basket has all the bells & whistles needed for an unforgettable picnic. Includes everything you need; matching gingham napkins, wine glasses, a bottle opener and matching silverware.
This elegant wicker basket is durable with a double latch to make sure it stays closed.
All dinnerware, including wine glasses, are secured internally within the basket’s compartments, so they won’t shift or move in transit.
Features a BIG, fully insulated main compartment
Insulated lining keeps food and beverages warm or cold as needed.
Perfect for 4 people and includes 4 sets of dinnerware. Included are 4 high-quality ceramic plates, 4 sets of silverware, 4 wine glasses, 4 matching napkins, and a bottle opener.
Boasts a sophisticated look with dark buckles and silver trim.
Comfortable, trendy backpack design makes taking your picnic on a hike or off the beaten path easier than ever. This pack has space for everything you need for the perfect outing.
Backpack design efficiently distributes the weight of your goods, and ergonomic shoulder straps makes hauling more comfortable.
Removable chest strap and waist belt are included for added stability and security.
Superior cold-holding properties with a 100% leakproof zipper, and a tough DryHide™ Shell.
ColdCell™ Insulation boasts a closed-cell rubber foam that offers far superior cold-holding than ordinary soft coolers.
Sizable backpack cooler fits a day’s worth of drinks and food for you and your whole group.
Convenient flip back wide-mouth top is easy to pack and unpack and makes a great table to hold items
DryHide™ Shell is a high-density fabric that is waterproof and resists mildew, punctures, and UV rays.
Includes a classic, large fleece blanket big enough for 4 people with a waterproof backing to keep everything dry even if the ground is damp. Size 45″L x 52″W
Dimensions: 13 3/4” x 19 1/8” x 8 1/2”
Hitchpoint™ Grid lets you attach pretty much anything, including bottle openers, corkscrews and more.
#3 Best Insulated Picnic Baskets – California Picnic Tote Set with Table
This cool set offers an insulated tote to hold all your picnic supplies and small picnic table that conveniently holds 4 wine glasses, a wine bottle and snacks.
Innovative design enables this stylish Tote to hold a folded picnic table in the back pocket.
Folding, heavy-duty, Bamboo picnic table can be taken anywhere and set up in seconds. Table size: 15″L x 11″W
Insulated bag can also be used as a lunch bag, picnic bag, or market bag as it keeps food fresh, hot or cold.
Large front pocket can hold essentials like phone, money and your favorite paperback book
Lifetime warranty money back guarantee
Tote Size: 19L” x 6W” x 12.5H”. Table Size: 15″L x 11″W
#4 Best Insulated Picnic Baskets – Picnic Time Piccadilly Willow Basket
The Piccadilly picnic basket is like summer itself. It is an easy, breezy basket that is perfect for a small intimate picnic with the one you love or for a quiet moment to yourself
This sturdy wicker picnic basket set has everything you need for two people. It includes two 8-inch melamine plates, two shatter resistant acrylic wine glasses, and stainless steel flatware for two in a roll-up pouch, plus a stainless steel corkscrew
Features classic willow construction and premium leatherette accents to secure all the accessories.
The dual-lid design makes for easy access to contents inside; Put drinks on one side, food on the other. Close the lid for a table-like place to set plates and glasses
Fully-lined polyester interior in super-cute red and white plaid pattern
When you don’t want to fool around and you are feeding a big group or big eaters, then this is the picnic cooler of choice. Tons of features makes serving a BIG spread easy.
Created by ONIVA – a Picnic Time brand; This portable, rolling trolley cart features a HUGE insulated 15-quart picnic cooler tote
The polyester micro-fiber soft exterior has additional storage pockets
Insulated, removable, heat sealed, water-resistant, foil interior liner keeps foods warm or chilled as needed
The cooler tote is super roomy and can hold up to 15 quarts or 27 standard beverage cans.
The soft tote easily detaches from the trolley when arriving at your picnic destination.
Big zippered opening offers easy access to contents
Two side pockets can conveniently hold water bottles
Flat front pocket for picnic accessories or magazines
Extra wide, durable wheels make maneuvering the cooler super easy, even on rough, uneven terrain
The 77lbs-rated stability bar keeps the cart steady when parked
Split-level comfort-grip handle provides two handle heights so its easy to maneuver
Perfect for grocery shopping, picnics, farmers markets, the beach or tail-gating
Measures 15.3 by 13 by 37.5 inches;
Colors: available in Black or Navy
#6 Best Insulated Picnic Baskets – California Picnic Backpack
This picnic backpack offers a cool, rugged western style that you will want to use all the time. The gorgeous backpack is perfect for all of your picnic needs or would make an unforgettable gift for your favorite nature lover.
This stylish picnic backpack includes 2 Stainless Steel Cutlery sets with wooden handles, 2 acrylic wine glasses, 1 set of stainless steel salt and pepper shakers, 2 matching plates and napkins, 1 wooden handle wine corkscrew opener, 1 wooden handle cheese knife, 1 wooden cheese/cutting board, 1 waterproof picnic blanket
Insulated picnic basket backpack is available for both 2 and 4 people
Durable pack can withstand harsh weather conditions
Matching oversize picnic blanket is sand proof and waterproof. Size 59″ x 51″ Perfect for picnics, the beach or festivals.
All items are dishwasher safe
#7 Best Insulated Picnic Baskets – Picnic at Ascot Large Collapsible Picnic Basket
For more than 2 decades Picnic at Ascot has been a leader in picnic baskets and is known for combining European tradition with the American spirit of adventure.
A beautiful, high quality, picnic basket with heat sealed, leak-proof lining. This makes the bag really easy to clean
The Therma Shield insulated liner with zipped closure keeps food hot or cold for hours.
The rugged polyester canvas tote has a sewn-in aluminum frame that can carry up to a whopping 65 lbs.and folds flat for easy storage
The padded handles makes carrying this basket easy and comfortable, even when heavy.
Smart, innovative design enables basket to fold flat in seconds. It uses a sewn-in side support strips that solves the problem of basket sag (see video below)
Size 18.5″ w x 11.5″ d x 10.5″ h
Assembled in the USA
Available in a variety of colors and beautiful designs
#8 Best Insulated Picnic Baskets – Scuddles Extra Large Picnic Basket
This large picnic basket has everything and can hold anything you could possibly need for a picnic, and it is all dishwasher safe, so its easy to use again and again.
This large picnic basket boasts 4 plates, 4 stainless steel flatware sets, separate flatware pouch, 4 plastic wine glasses, 4 washable cloth napkins, salt and pepper shakers, 1 bottle opener.
Fully lined and highly insulated with Therma Shield to keep hot food or beverages hot or cold food and beverages cold.
Collapsible design means it is a space saver when not in use
Strong, comfortable carry handle makes for a secure grip and insures the cooler is easy to carry.
Available in 2- or 4-persons sizes. Available in Box style or Backpack style
Durable and long-lasting.
Features separate food and dishes/flatware compartments so everything is organized and has its place.
Easy-access double-lid design makes it easy to find items in a flash
Picnic basket holds over 16L of volume
#9 Best Insulated Picnic Baskets – ALLCAMP Insulated Basket
The ALLCAMP cooler basket is an ideal solution for smaller groups, think 1-3 people. It is a modern looking picnic basket that will make you look forward to packing for a picnic, little league game, a day at the beach or a long drive.
High-quality, roomy basket ideal for picnics, market, camping or a road trip
Basket can hold quite a lot and then can collapse flat for easy storage
Features a heat sealed, leak-proof, reflective PEVA lining for easy cleaning and superior temperature retention.
Double zip opening makes it easy to grab food and beverages
Holds up to 22 liters and 65 lbs. – folds flat to save space for storage
Size 15″ wide x 9.5″ deep x 9.8″ high
Soft sided for makes this basket easy to fit into tight areas or places with limited space.
Lightweight aluminum frame and soft-grip, double padded handle makes this cooler bag convenient to carry.
Constructed with easy-to- clean material, just wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Features a reflective silver PEVA lining for superior temperature retention.
Colors: Light Grey / Dark Grey
#10 Best Insulated Picnic Baskets – Picnic at Ascot Insulated Shoulder Bag
This Picnic at Ascot bag is exactly what you have been looking for, an oversize, sleek sophisticated insulated bag that you can wear over your shoulder
Get ready for this stylish, trendy Tote bag.
Beautifully designed, high quality insulated cooler tote keeps food and drinks at the perfect temperature for hours
Constructed with rugged, durable 600 denier canvas, this bag will not rip or tear
Lining is made of Therma Shield, a high-density, thermal insulation that is leak-proof, and easy-to-clean.
PEVA Lining is waterproof and food safe
Comfortable shoulder straps makes this bag so easy to carry even when fully loaded
Big, front exterior pocket can hold sunscreen, keys, cell phone, sunglasses or other essentials
Top zips fully closed
Extra large bag measures 20″ w x 6″ d x 14.75″ h with a 30 can capacity!
Ideal for work, picnics, the farmers market, tailgating and more
What is your favorite type of picnic basket to use? Do you have a must-have food or beverage to take along on a picnic? Where is your preferred picnic spot? We would love to hear your thoughts, comments and favorite picnic story.
Great post about the best insulated picnic baskets.I have been dying to go on a picnic! Summertime is finally here and I am so excited to take my family picnicking. We usually go to the park, where my husband and I can talk and relax while our kids can run around, play and graze. We usually pack sandwiches, veggies, dip, cheese, crackers, snacks, a bottle of wine (for the adults) and seltzer water for the kids, I love the first basket, the wicker hamper picnic basket, it is classic, so cute and it looks like it holds a lot, which my family needs, as we eat A Lot! LOL. Thanks so much for helping me to find the right picnic basket for this summer adventures
Hi Buffy, so happy you found the best insulated picnic basket for you and your family. The Nature Gear Wicker Hamper Picnic Basketis a perfect big picnic basket for families going to the park, or road tripping, or going to the beach. It is easy, breezy and you will love going on outings with this classic wicker basket. It has everything you need plates, glasses, silverware and everything can be washed so you can use it over and over.
Hi this post is perfectly timed for me. My girlfriend and I live in Vail, Colorado. We have been dating for two years and she is awesome. I am planning on asking her to marry me this summer. My plan is to have a delicious, gourmet lunch, with champagne and flowers and ask her to marry me. I have found just the perfect spot, but now I am working out all the other details. I think the Kitchen Supreme Backpack is the way to go as my picnic spot is quite a hike, but we both love hiking, so that won't be a problem. I love that it has everything I would want including corkscrew, salt and pepper shaker, wine glasses, a picnic blanket, a sleeve to hold the champagne and more. The hardcover book could offer more ideas to make it perfect. I really want this to be special.
Oh my goodness, that sounds so exciting and so romantic. Kudos to you for the GREAT proposal idea! I think the Kitchen Supreme Backpackwould be ideal for this occasion and you can use it for future anniversary picnics as well. Keep in mind that July 15- August 1 is the peak of the wildflowers in the Vail area, nothing is more romantic than proposing in a field of wildflowers. Also read the post Best Picnic Areas in the Vail Valley, it has a list of restaurants and markets that will prepare a gourmet picnic spread for you to take with you, so it is super easy.
Thank for your sharing, I didn’t know that there were so many interesting options of insulated picnic baskets!