Picnic cooler bags for a fresh lunch
A picnic cooler bag can be a lifesaver at the beach, camping site, or at a barbie. There's nothing better than an outdoor catchup with mates. You've got the great Australian weather, chilled beers, delicious food, and the kids are running amok. However, a great beach party or picnic can be ruined when the beers have gone warm, the sangas are squashed, and wasps are buzzing around the pavlova.Pick the best cooler bag for you
When you're buying a new picnic cooler bag for a holiday, or just a day trip to the beach, you've got to make sure it ticks all the right boxes. Find the ideal size, shape, and something with a decent chill time. For example, if you want to keep big bottles of soft drink or wine bottles chilled and upright, then you've got to make sure your picnic cooler bag is nice and tall. You could go for the fully fledged esky, but sometimes a lightweight bag is all you need.Cool for school
If you're flat out all day and you've taken a packed lunch to work, school, or uni, the last thing you need is a warm, soggy mess in your backpack to greet you at lunchtime. A mini picnic cooler bag could be exactly what you need to keep your sandwich or salad as chilled as you are.Choosing the right size
When buying a cooler bag, make sure you check it's big enough for your needs. Check the volume and dimensions, and think about how easy it is to carry too, especially if you're the type of picnic packer who fills everything to the brim. Make sure you factor in some room for wine and beer. Some picnic cooler bags have carry handles while others have shoulder straps.Long summer days
If you need your cooling time to last hours then check that your cooler bag is insulated, has strong zips, and room to include ice blocks.