Picnic Plus Savoy Insulated Lunch Tote
13 quart size
Plastic and metal composition
Pros: Quite roomy for being a lunch tote, plenty of storage areas, great color and pattern selection
Cons: Struggles with cold retention, not a lot of room specifically for chilled items
Lower insulated section, external zippered pocket, front side pocket, easy carry handle
Picnic Plus Savoy Insulated Lunch Tote Review
This is our Picnic Plus Savoy Insulated Lunch Tote Review. The Picnic Plus Savoy Insulated Lunch Tote is intended for those looking for a small, mobile solution to carrying their lunch or ingredients for a small picnic. The lower selection is insulated which helps to maximize cold life while the upper sections are intended for non-perishable items. In total, there are 4 different compartments which give plenty of storage and options for your various items. For carrying, there is a built-in handle on top. All three compartments are opened and closed by dual zippers. It is made of fabric, plastic, and metal, comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and has approximately 13 quarts of storage volume.
Insulation ability –
Only one area of this lunch tote is actually intended for storing cold items, and, unfortunately, it doesn’t do a great job of it. The combination of it being on the base (which means that heat can be transferred out from the bottom) and the insulation simply being too thin means that the cool life of this product is only 2 to 3 hours unless you really load it up with ice or ice packs. The fact that only a relatively small portion of this product even has cooling capabilities means that you are really limited by the amount of perishable items you can bring.
Mobility and durability –
For being a lunch tote, it is actually quite large and for some people it might be too large. The good news with this is that you should have no problem storing all of your items but just consider that the final product will likely be larger and bulkier than what you are used to carrying. The handle does a fine job of carrying, however, and there are a lot of storage options to place various items (although as mentioned above your cold items might be in for a bit of a challenge in staying cool). The build quality is pretty good and the fabric used is quite tough so it should hold up to regular usage and abuse for a long period of time.
Visual Appeal –
This is a good-looking product, and at a quick glance looks to be of high quality. The real selling point here is in the great variety of color and pattern options available. This really sets this product out from the rest of the pack and makes it a viable option not just for children but also in a more professional setting for adults.
Online this tote should fall in the intermediate price tier.
Overall Rating –
The Picnic Plus Savoy Insulated Lunch Tote Review achieves 2.5 stars out of 5. This is an attractive product but has some underlying issues. The most significant is the simple fact that it doesn’t do a very good job of keeping items cool and it also doesn’t have a lot of storage ability for chilled items. We like the general approach here but it would need some tweaks before we would label it as a buy.