What could be better than a basket of strawberries, homemade cumin pepper chèvre, a bottle of Vinho Verde and the best picnic backpack to pack it all in? Probably the company you share it with, and of course, a gorgeous view.
But, first, we are all about this picnic backpack. Because without the backpack, there wouldn’t be this decadent meal to cook up such a perfect day.
So, with this menu in mind and the time, place and company, we went on the hunt for the best picnic backpack to make this endeavor come true.
When we first started searching for the best picnic backpack, we first looked at style. Picnics are usually reserved for a special occasion, a once a year trip or a specially planned night at the beach…and these picnics are meant to be memorable and personable. So, we made our selection of picnic backpacks for every individual and every destination. And we ended up with backpacks for the rugged, the classy, the chef, the sightseer and the luxurious.
In addition to style, we chose the picnic backpacks based on quality. That means no Dixie cups, no paper plates and no plastic forks. This also means the wine corker is going to work when you need it the most.
Then, we looked for options such as insulated food compartments for both hot and cold food, wine pouch, waterproof blanket and even salt and pepper shakers.
Finally, reviews, reviews, reviews. We made sure our final selection of backpacks have been tested and approved by the hundreds. We payed close attention to these reviews to make sure our idea of the best picnic backpack was met and all of our requirements were filled.
In addition, we made sure that comfort was widely reviewed on. So, whether you’re headed for an hour trek or a four hour trek, your back feels as good when you reach your destination as when you first started out.
Best Picnic Backpack
Best Picnic Backpack
VonShef 2 or 4 Person Premium Picnic Backpack
This pick is for the rugged-style of picnic or somewhere in-between. It is constructed of soft flannel polyester which gives it that outdoorsy look and feel. And in case you get caught up in the rain, both the backpack and the picnic blanket have waterproof PEVA backing to keep things dry.
This 2 or 4 person picnic backpack comes with stainless steel cutlery, BPA free dinner plates, plastic wine glasses and washable cotton napkins. In addition, it comes with salt and pepper shakers, 1 serrated butter/cheese knife, 1 large plastic chopping board and a corkscrew with a bottle opener. And to keep things cool or hot, the VonShef Premium Picnic Backpack has an insulated cooler compartment.
In addition, there is a couple of extra pockets, with a protective flap, to hold your valuables – such as your phone, keys and wallet. There is also an integrated water bottle holder that’s within easy reach from the outside.
The VonShef 4 Person Backpack measures 12.6 inches in length, 8.3 inches in width and is 16.5 inches tall. The blanket measures 45 inches by 52 inches.
The VonShef 2 Person Backpack measures in at 11.4 inches in length, 8.3 inches in width and is 15.4 inches tall. The blanket measures 45 inches by 52 inches.
Overall, this is the perfect, classic pick with an easy going rugged-style. Furthermore, it’s no frills, but yet, has all the bells and whistles. It’s also sturdy, comfortable and has a picnic in the meadow written all over it.
Stone Summit Deluxe 4 Person Picnic Backpack
The Stone Summit Deluxe 4 Person Picnic Backpack is durable and ergonomically designed to help you get from point A to the highest peak with comfort and ease. And, in case the sky opens up, the picnic blanket is waterproof to keep things dry.
This picnic backpack comes with 4 stainless steel forks, 4 stainless steel knives and 4 stainless steel spoons – all with polypropylene handles. In addition, it comes with 4 polypropylene dinner plates and 4 plastic wine glasses.
This backpack has an insulated food compartment to help keep food and drink hot or cold. And, the food compartment will conveniently hold a bottle of wine.
The Stone Summit Deluxe 4 Person Picnic Backpack measures 13 inches in length, 8 inches in width and is 17 inches tall.
Overall, this is a durable and sturdy pick. And judging from the looks of it, it has Denali written all over it.
However, it doesn’t have a separate wine compartment and it doesn’t have a separate water compartment. So, depending on the length of your trek, your travel companions may have to pick up some of your slack. And, maybe that’s Ok. 🙂
Plush Picnic 2 Person Picnic Backpack
This pick is perfect for a casual day at the park or for sightseeing. The Plush Picnic 2 Person Picnic Backpack is an easy to carry, light-weight backpack made of high-quality, water-resistant polycanvas that is resisted to stains, tears and fading. In addition, the shoulder straps are fully adjustable for comfort and the plush fleece blanket features waterproof backing.
This picnic backpack comes with a wood cheese board, wood handle cheese knife set, stainless steel cutlery, shatter proof acrylic cups, gingham plates and napkins and salt and pepper shakers.
Furthermore, the Plush Picnic features an insulated cooler, insulated wine bottle holder and additional insulated compartments. And, for the convenience of keeping the wine at the right temperature throughout your picnic, the insulated wine bottle holder is removable. In addition, there is a front pocket for any additional items you may need.
This picnic backpack measures in at 11 inches in length, 7 inches in width and is 15 inches tall.
Overall, the Plush Picnic 2 Person Picnic Backpack is made for a jaunt in the park or for a day at a monument. It has a classic design and is extremely well made. We also love how the cheese board and cheese knife is made of wood.
Scuddles Extra Large Picnic Backpack Cooler
This pick for best picnic backpack is for the chef because it has room for a lot of food. It measures in at 12 inches in length, 12 inches in width and is 15 inches tall. And it comes with a camping blanket that is 45 inches by 50 inches.
The Scuddles Extra Large Picnic Backpack Cooler is a 4 person backpack with soft, padded straps that easily adjust. It comes with 4 plastic plates, 4 sets of cutlery, 4 washable napkins, 4 wine glasses, a corkscrew, salt and pepper shakers, a cutting board and a cheese knife.
This backpack features an extra large cooling compartment that will keep food and drinks cold for up to 8 hours. And, there’s an additional pocket in the front of the cooler for separate, smaller items. These compartments are strongly insulated to prevent leaks and spills.
Overall, because of its large capacity, the Scuddles Backpack Cooler is great for those entertaining hungry companions or for those looking to pack in some beer or wine coolers.
Furthermore, this particular bag is one of our favorite styles. It’s classic, yet, it fits right in with either a rugged-style or luxurious style of picnic.
Picnic at Ascot Deluxe Equipped 4 Person Picnic Backpack
The Picnic at Ascot is the most luxurious picnic backpack on our list. And we can’t help but picturing ourselves on a romantic bluff overlooking the ocean.
The Picnic at Ascot Deluxe Equipped 4 Person Picnic Backpack is made of high-quality 600 denier canvas. It has adjustable padded shoulder straps, a sturdy carrying handle and a front zippered pocket for keys, cell phone or a wallet.
The picnic portion of this backpack comes with 9″ melamine plates and napkins, stainless steel flatware, acrylic wine glasses, hardwood cheese board, cheese knife, corkscrew and wooden salt and pepper shakers.
The insulated, removable cooler compartment is able to keep the food hot or cold for hours. In addition, there is an insulated wine holder attached to the side of the backpack.
The Picnic at Ascot measures 21 inches wide, 6.5 inches deep and 15.5 inches high. It also comes with a fleece blanket that measures at 60 inches by 50 inches.
Overall, this picnic backpack is made to impress. Everything from the high end design, to the choice of colors, to the wooden cheeseboard, to the wooden corkscrew, to the wooden salt and pepper shakers…
So, if you’ve got a business deal to make or a marriage to propose, this is the best picnic backpack for you.
One Earth Home 4 Person Picnic Backpack
The One Earth Home 4 Person Picnic Backpack is another high end pick on our list. The quality and attention to detail is unbelievable. And this includes the padded backside, the padded shoulder straps, the ergonomic design, the triple stitching throughout and the hand-stitched leather trim.
This picnic backpack, made of nylon, is 13.27 inches in length, 7.76 inches in width and 16.5 inches tall. It also comes with an oversized, water-resistant blanket that measures 58 inches by 51 inches. And, this blanket comes with travel straps if you need to carry it separately.
The One Earth Home Picnic Backpack comes with 4 cloth napkins, 4 sets of solid stainless steel utensils, 4 plastic wine glasses, bottle opener with corkscrew and salt and pepper shakers. And to store the food, this backpack comes with an insulated waterproof compartment.
Overall, this picnic backpack is extremely attractive and high quality. And this is another picnic backpack that is meant to impress.
But, it doesn’t come with a cutting board or cheese knife. However, there’s plenty of room to pack it in, if you supply it yourself.