Picnic at Ascot Cooler Tote
29 quart size
Plastic and fabric composition
Pros: Plenty of storage space, decent build quality, many color and pattern choices, affordable
Cons: Very little insulation, not a lot of external features, can be a bit bulky to carry
Front pocket, fully enclosed top zipper, oversized shoulder straps, rigid base for structural integrity
Picnic at Ascot Cooler Tote Review
This is our Picnic at Ascot Cooler Tote Review. The Picnic at Ascot Cooler Tote is for those looking to store all of the perishable items for a short period of time but have had issues with fitting all of them in conventional cooler bags or lunch bags. This tote is quite large and should be able to fit just about everything one would need for a lunch or picnic outing. While not intended as a long-term solution, this product is insulated with Thermal Shield to maximize cooling life and also has a waterproof PEVA lining that helps to protect the inside contents. The main compartment contains a zipper while there is also a front pocket for additional storage. For carrying, there is a large shoulder strap. This product comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, stores approximately 29 quarts, and is made of fabric and plastic.
Insulation ability –
While nothing stellar, this product should keep your items cool long enough to be viable for a typical lunch or picnic. There is actually a decently thick layer of insulation and the fact that the storage area is relatively large means that it isn’t as easily affected by outside air exposure. The zipper isn’t air tight, however, so cold air will escape through this over time. You can expect a cooling life of around 4 hours with this.
Mobility and durability –
This is a rather large tote and as such when full it can become quite bulky and heavy. Despite the significant weight, the straps are strong enough to handle the load and are also large enough to comfortable fit around your shoulder. The build quality is acceptable and the good external fabric coupled with the inner liner helps to keep the tote together when it runs into the occasional scrape or bump into something sharp. It is convenient having the additional front pocket for those items you don’t’ wish to keep cool and that you want quicker access to.
Visual Appeal –
The tote itself is rather plain since there aren’t a lot of external features. However, this product comes in a lot of fun and stylish patterns that really set it out from most of its competition. This is one of the few cooling items that we can actually call “stylish” and some people may even confuse it with a conventional purse!
This tote typically falls into the budget price bracket online.
Overall Rating –
The Picnic at Ascot Cooler Tote Review earns 3 out of 5 coolers. While the cool life is quite small, this product can store a lot of items which can make it useful in certain short-term scenarios. In addition, unlike many competitors, it can hold up to being full without potential tears or rips. In addition, the price is good enough to justify trying this one out.