Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Rolling Cooler
32 cans (approx. 31 quarts) size
Plastic, metal, and fabric composition
Intermediate to premium-priced
Pros: One of the few soft-sided coolers on the market with wheels, lightweight, a nice amount of storage volume
Cons: Very little insulation, poor build quality, only one color option, pretty expensive
Thermal shield insulation, collapsible for easy storage, extendable carrying handle, support legs, wheels for mobility
Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Rolling Cooler Review
This is our Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Rolling Cooler Review. The Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Rolling Cooler combines the convenience and storage ability of a soft-sided and collapsible design with the mobility of having wheels. To help with cooling, the walls are injected with waterproof Thermal Shield insulation. There is a large zippered storage area to put perishable items as well as a front storage area for items that don’t need to stay cold. To help with moving there is a telescopic steel carrying handle that doubles both as a conventional carrying handle as well as a way to steer when the wheels are being used. This product stores 32 cans (or around 31 quarts), is made of fabric, plastic, and metal and is available in blue.
Insulation ability –
The cooling performance of this product is good enough to warrant a few hours of cool life. Beyond that, you will need to find a most long-lasting solution. This makes it good for lunches and picnics. While the Thermal Shield insulation definitely helps, there is simply too much cold air that can escape through the top zipper area.
Mobility and durability –
The inclusion of wheels is the main selling points of this product. Unfortunately, they are somewhat small and can make rolling actually be quite difficult. The telescoping handle, while acceptable for steering the wheels, is too awkward and not optimized for conventional carrying. In addition, the build quality is not up to par and there are several reports of fabric tearing on these coolers after a short period of time. Furthermore, when they are collapsed, there can be struggles with the cooler opening back up correctly without creating damage to the internal structure or ripping areas. The one shining point is the plentiful storage space.
Visual Appeal –
Despite many of Picnic and Ascot’s other coolers have a wide variety of color and pattern choices this example is only available in blue. Not to say that the blue looks bad and the design actually looks ok with the way it contrasts with blacks and blues but we would have liked to see more of a selection.
Online the product is typically in the high intermediate to low premium price tier.
Overall Rating –
The Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Rolling Cooler Review gets 2 out of 5 stars. Unfortunately, this cooler struggles in too many areas to warrant a recommendation by us. The wheels, which are supposed to be one of the main selling points, struggle to be viable and the fact that the build quality is lacking are too glaring of issues, and the average-at-best cooling ability doesn’t get us excited.