Picnics are a beloved outdoor activity and a great way to spend time with friends and family. But with so many options available, it can be hard to know which cooler bag is the right choice for your needs.
At The Young Folk Collective, we believe that the perfect day trip starts with the perfect cooler bag. That's why we've put together this ultimate guide to help you pack the perfect cooler bag for your next day trip, as well as introducing our own high-quality cooler bags, insulated lunch bags and picnic rugs.
Correct Sized Cooler Bag
When it comes to choosing the perfect cooler bag, size is key. If you're going on a day trip with just a few people, a small to medium-sized cooler bag will do the trick. But if you're planning a larger picnic or a day trip with a group, you'll need a larger cooler bag to accommodate all of your food and drinks. The Young Folk Collective offers a variety of cooler bag options, including our 9L Mini Cooler Bag that is perfect for 1-2 people and our 24L Cooler Bag that is perfect for a family of 4.
A Cooler Bag That Actually Stays Cool
Another important factor to consider when choosing a cooler bag is insulation. Look for a cooler bag with thick insulation to keep your food and drinks colder for longer. A good rule of thumb is to pack your cooler with at least 2 inches of insulation on the sides and the bottom. Our cooler bags are designed with thick insulation to keep your food and drinks colder for longer and ensure that you have a great time on your day trip.
When it comes to material, cooler bags come in a variety of options such as soft-sided or hard-sided. Soft-sided cooler bags are lightweight and easy to carry, but they may not keep your food and drinks as cold as a hard-sided cooler. Hard-sided coolers are more durable and can keep your food and drinks colder for longer, but they can be heavier and bulkier to transport. The Young Folk Collective offers a range of cooler bag options including our Soft Cooler bag that is perfect for shorter trips and our Hard Cooler bag that is perfect for longer trips.
Pack Your Bag Correctly
When it comes to packing your cooler bag, it's important to keep in mind that warm air rises and cold air sinks. This means that you should pack your heavier items (such as drinks and meats) at the bottom of the cooler and your lighter items (such as fruits and vegetables) at the top. This will help to keep your food and drinks colder for longer.
Pre-Chill Your Food
Another tip for packing your cooler bag is to pre-chill your food and drinks before you pack them. This will help to keep your food and drinks colder for longer, and it will also save space in your cooler.
Additional Tips For a Great Day Outside:
In addition to packing your cooler bag with food and drinks, it's also a good idea to pack a few essentials to make your day trip more comfortable. Some items that you may want to include are:
Insulated lunch bag: An insulated lunch bag is the perfect way to keep your food and drinks cold and fresh. The Young Folk Collective offers a range of insulated lunch bags that are perfect for picnics and day trips.
Picnic rug: A waterproof picnic rug is a must-have for any picnic. It will keep you dry if the ground is damp and also provide a comfortable place to sit. The Young Folk Collective offers a range of picnic rugs that are perfect for picnics and day trips.
Utensils: Pack a set of utensils, including plates, cups, and napkins to make your picnic more convenient.
Make sure to pack essentials to protect yourself from the sun and bugs.
First Aid kit: Pack a small first aid kit just in case of any minor emergencies.
Trash bags: Pack a few trash bags to keep your picnic area clean and tidy.
Additional accessories: If you're heading to the beach, pack a beach towel and beach umbrella. If you're going on a hike, pack a hiking map and a compass.
By following these tips, you'll be sure to pack the perfect cooler bag for your next day trip. And with The Young Folk Collective's high-quality cooler bags, insulated lunch bags, and picnic rugs, you'll be able to enjoy your day trip in style and comfort.