While enjoying food at outdoor events is nothing new, contemporary insulated coolers have replaced the need to lug around outdated, cumbersome ice chests. Lightweight coolers are now available in countless sizes and styles.
For traditional picnics, wicker baskets are a great option. Such carriers do not have to compromise on innovative features such as thermal insulation and compartments for all of your picnic essentials. If you are planning a traditional picnic in the countryside, insulated wicker picnic baskets will add to the serene ambiance of your gathering.
Some outdoor events require quite a bit of walking. For such events, you might consider a picnic backpack with padded shoulder straps. There are picnic packs compartmentalized to hold food, beverages, plates, utensils, napkins, blankets and all of your other essential picnic supplies.
If you are wine connoisseur, there are numerous insulated coolers for you to choose from which are geared towards holding wine, glasses, a corkscrew and other essentials. If you prefer coffee or tea, there are packs with compartments to hold thermoses, mugs and other necessities. No matter what beverage you prefer, insulated coolers are available that will keep your drinks hot or cold, and that will protect bottles and glasses from shattering.
A unique example of a highly specialized cooler is the Buccaneer Tailgating Cooler. The original design of this cooler actually includes a grill that can be conveniently stored within the carrier when not in use. If you are planning a tailgate party, you can load up this insulated cooler with food and beverages, store grilling supplies in the side pocket, and carry along your grill all in one easy-to-use pack. The adjustable, padded shoulder strap allows you to swing this over your shoulder and head out for the big game.
If you work in a place that does not have a refrigerator, a one-person insulated cooler will keep your food fresh and beverages hot or cold until lunchtime. Most single-person coolers are collapsible, so are easy to store when not in use.
Insulated totes will help you to play your part in protecting the environment. Instead of plastic bags, which are not biodegradable, consider purchasing an easier-to-use, sturdy, insulated tote bag that will keep your food fresh until you return home.
As you can see, insulated coolers are made for general purposes or for highly specialized food items. The convenience of such carriers far surpasses that of ice chests and flimsy grocery bags.
Category: Picnic Shopping Guide