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The advent of spring usually marks the shift to alfresco dining – this year, as lockdown rules loosen and we are allowed to gather outdoors with friends and family, picnics are on the way. more fashionable than ever.
We can now meet in groups of up to six people from several households, or in unlimited numbers of two households – outdoors.
If you’ve had bad picnic experiences in the past (I’m looking at you, sweaty egg sandwiches and hot lager) – rest assured, an alfresco meal can be lovely, provided you have the right ones. tools.
We’ve rounded up our top rated picnic baskets, blankets, backpacks and cooler bags so you can head to a park, beach, or even a mountain peak and enjoy the unique pleasures of a country party.
The essential picnic products for the perfect outdoor party
Three Rivers picnic basket for 4 people
Traditional picnic baskets are quaint, but not necessarily the most convenient way to transport food and drink. If you are traveling by car, the Three Rivers picnic basket for 4 people is a beautiful old fashioned set that contains an 8 liter cooler bag to keep your food fresh.
With four glasses, plates and cutlery, you can enjoy a fine meal in the open air. Just make sure you don’t have to carry it too far – it’s pretty hard to carry unless you have two people to carry it between the two of you.
VonShef Green Geo Picnic backpack for 4 people
The delightfully practical picnic backpack from VonShef is much easier to carry.
Again, it has an internal cooler – great for ensuring food stays fresh on sunny days or for keeping your drinks chilled. If you want to increase the freshness factor, a frozen pack will keep a bottle of champagne cool for hours.
The bag includes a selection of stainless steel cutlery, light plates and glasses, a cutting board and a cheese knife. A small set of cruets, bottle opener and matching napkins complete the set – ideal for a sumptuous spread and an air of sophistication while you dine.
It comes with a soft tartan fleece blanket, to be stored in a special holder on the side of the backpack, ready to deploy when you reach your picnic spot. It has a waterproof underside – no need to worry about wet grass.
Alessi Outdoor Dressed Picnic Set
No one makes kitchen utensils as chic and well-made as Alessi, the Italian household goods brand known for its design. Their deluxe picnic set is no exception, a beautiful wicker and leather basket that has everything you need for an Insta friendly picnic for four: 4 dinner plates, 4 soup plates, 4 spoons. , 4 forks, 4 knives, 4 melamine teaspoons and 4 thermoplastic resin glasses, all dishwasher safe.
It looks fabulous and the round design of the basket means you won’t be hit by sharp corners when carrying it around.
Joules Salcombe Barrel Picnic Basket for Two
In a similar vein, but perfect for two people, is this Joules barrel-shaped basket. The tweed lining is classically rustic, while an internal cooler bag will keep your food cool.
The basket includes porcelain plates, wine glasses, stainless steel cutlery. Sweet, bucolic, romantic.
Fortnum Carry All Canvas Picnic for 2
A less romantic hairstyle, but still appropriate if you want to create the perfect alfresco meal for two, is the Fortnum’s Carry All Canvas Picnic for 2.
It is an elegant and very easy to carry piece of equipment, containing two plates, two sets of knives, forks and spoons, two linen napkins, a salt and pepper mill and a corkscrew, all neatly wrapped in a canvas fully lined. Built to last.
Rainbow Picnic Blanket Tartan Blanket Co.
Spun from recycled wool, this beautiful picnic blanket is inspired by antique styles and is cozy and comfortable to sit on.
A waterproof polyester underneath ensures that no moisture underneath will bleed. With buckle straps for easy storage and transport, a carrying handle, and a fringed trim, this machine washable blanket will serve your family for generations (just make sure you keep it in a moth-free place).
Von Shef Extra Wide Stripe Picnic Blanket
Ever gone to a picnic and found your butt uncomfortable on the edge of a blanket that can’t accommodate more than four people? We have. This lovely blanket from Von Shef is the perfect solution: it can easily accommodate six adults (more if you like yourself very much).
It’s a polyester blanket – so, no, not as comfortable as the option listed above, but a third the price. It closes with a buckle, has a handle and a waterproof PEVA backing to keep everyone comfortable and dry.
Waddling Duck Picnic Blanket
This pretty blanket will be a hit with young people. The uppers are made of cotton, which is so soft and durable, and again, the tough polyester keeps everyone dry. Can accommodate 6 people with relative comfort.
Hydro Flask soft cooler bag 18 l, 18 l
This shiny tote can keep your food and drinks cool and chilled for 48 hours, thanks to a smart insulation system that nevertheless manages to stay light as a feather (it is not difficult to mount it on a mountain for a picnic with a view).
With a rustproof and waterproof zipper, you don’t have to worry about splashing. Beautiful, sleek, and with an 18L capacity, this is our number one choice for a cooler that will meet all of your outdoor eating needs. We also like the multiple pockets and spaces to separate different foods.
It is also very easy to transport.
Large cooler bag Von Shef 22 L navy blue
Von Shef, you might have gathered, know their onions when it comes to picnics (so to speak). Their cooler bag is, of course, a smart and affordable entry into the genre. Solidly constructed from polyester and aluminum, it’s tough enough to keep glass bottles safe.
With a capacity of 22 liters, you have enough space to eat and drink for four: two bottles of wine, for example, or one beer sufficient for an afternoon, and always your picnic. In terms of cooling, it will keep things cool for several hours – so it’s a cooler day. Convenient and reliable.
Business & Pleasure Co.
Cool and practical, this easy to carry cooler bag is ideal for relaxing on the beach in a carefree way.
It’s made from the leftover premium canvas used to make beach umbrellas, so it’s eco-friendly and sturdy. With a washable PVC liner, it’s ideal for housing drinks and snacks for four.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-21 11:22:56