All Picnic Time Coolers
This is a listing of all Picnic Time coolers for sale that have been reviewed and we also list what we think are the best Picnic Time coolers with our internal ranking system. Picnic Time is another company that primarily focuses on picnic and outdoor-related products. While their categories are quite wide and have many items that do not fall into the cooler tier, they still have a decent selection of cooler options that can be viable in many situations and applications. They essentially focus on soft-coolers so expect them to be more mobile and lightweight but not have the cooling life or be as durable as many of your conventional plastic or metal coolers. If you are looking for a simple, short-term solution for transporting chilled items to a park or beach then we recommend checking out some of our reviews! Also, if you are focusing on coolers that specialize in picnics and outdoor food settings we recommend that you check out our other reviews of Picnic at Ascot coolers and Picnic Plus coolers.
Our Top Rated Picnic Time Coolers
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Surprisingly Impressive Ice Life
Picnic Time definitely upped their ice retention levels, especially compared to much of the soft-sided picnic competition. This results in cooling time that can last up to half of a day or even more instead of a few hours. Those extra hours open up many more possibilities and applications for these products that may be difficult or impractical with some of the less-optimized products on the market.
This is primarily accomplished through a thicker and more aggressive layer of insulation found throughout many of their products. This thicker insulation extends cooling life out to the point where you won’t be rushing to consume whatever is inside in a few hours. This can be helpful if you plan on doing a day-long trip or are taking your picnic cooler to the beach or somewhere warm where it could be heavily exposed to the sun. Thigh high-quality materials and respected manufacturing methods are also partially to thank.
You don’t have quite the selection of diverse colors and patterns when compared to other products, but many of Picnic Time’s coolers look very professional and blend in well in a business setting. This can make them good coolers to take to work or other professional settings where you would rather blend in while eating lunch instead of standing out. This is a large contrast to some of the other picnic-oriented cooler brands that we review, as many seem to prioritize bright and busy patterns and color schemes instead of subtle ones.
Loaded with Features
We are especially impressed with the level of features that these products have. They will oftentimes have multiple pockets and categorized sections that make storing items, both chilled and non-chilled, much easier. They also carry their form of the “all in one” picnic products which will have everything you need for a small picnic and they present it in a way that is very nice looking. This is not an easy accomplishment since there can potentially be several dozen individual items that are packaged in these coolers (and this doesn’t include the food and drink items you include yourself).
Nearly all of Picnic Time’s coolers are very mobile. This is due to a combination of things. They are all relatively lightweight, which means that they are not very burdensome to lug around. They also tend to have multiple carrying methods such as an overhead handle as well as a padded shoulder strap. Finally, they are designed in a way to stay relatively small but still have adequate room for items. This unique combination of positives results in a great product for lugging to the park or beach.
General Product Information
Products reviewed: Picnic Time Pranzo Insulated Lunch Tote, Picnic Time Turismo, Picnic Time Insulated Cooler Picnic Tote, Picnic Time Zuma Insulated Cooler Backpack
Range of storage sizes: 17 to 32 quarts
Range of estimated ice life: Up to 24 hours
Materials used: Plastic, metal, fabric, and rubber
Price range: Intermediate to premium
Wheeled options? No
Company Website: http://www.picnictime.com/
Picnic Time Pranzo Insulated Lunch Tote
We like this tote because of all that it offers. While it does an acceptable job of the core requirement of keeping items cold, it has a plethora of other features and items that come with it that really makes it the total package. The price, while on the high side, is somewhat justified because when you buy this you are buying much more than simply a tote.
Pros: Thick insulation, high-quality materials used, awesome looking design and layout
Cons: Severely limited insulated volume, expensive
Picnic Time Turismo
The cooling ability and features here are good enough to consider this item, but there are a couple of issues. It appears that some shortcuts might have been taken in the construction of components to drive the price down, which does result in the performance and product life some. And even with the shortcuts, it is still not a super cheap product. However, we like the included features and mobility.
Pros: Multiple insulated areas for categorization and increased space, very mobile, professional-looking
Cons: Not waterproof, low-quality water bottle, velcro is weak
Picnic Time Insulated Cooler Picnic Tote
The cooling ability of this product is only average, and we feel there will be scenarios where you will struggle to store everything that you need to stay cold. The inclusion of everything you would need for a typical picnic is the unique feature and this obviously helps to justify the high price. If you are strictly looking for an all-in-one package this will suffice but if you are just looking for a convenient tote to store and transport chilled items there will be better options, especially for the cost. There is a nice range of sizes and for short periods of time this cooler will suffice. However, for marine-oriented products, we expect a much longer ice life and it would also be nice to be a bit more durable and have better seals since typically these coolers will be thrown around quite a bit. The price, while not super high, is at a level where would expect a bit more.
Pros: Has everything you would need for a picnic, multiple carrying options, looks great
Cons: Rather pricey, may run into issues with storage space
Picnic Time Zuma Insulated Cooler Backpack
This is a very “average” backpack, that doesn’t overly struggle with any particular facet but doesn’t knock it out of the park on anything either. There are a few clever design details that we like but we also feel that including them hurt both the cooling performance as well as the cooling volume some.
Pros: Decent insulation ability, easy top access, plenty of storage areas
Cons: Limited in insulated storage volume, somewhat flimsy, very plain looking