Whether you’re having a drink on the Great Lawn in Central Park or having lunch near a trail in Yellowstone, this is the gear you need to pull off the perfect picnic.
Murphy’s Naturals Mosquito Repellent Candle ($10)
Nothing ruins a meal faster than a swarm of bugs. Rosemary, peppermint and lemongrass oils in this candle keep insects away and provide a pleasant aroma for up to 30 hours.
S’Well Insulated Bowls ($40+)
With this triple insulation, vacuum dishes, food stays hot for up to seven o’clock and cold for up to eleven o’clock. The two sizes available (16 and 21 ounces) are perfect for preparing, eating, and storing any wilderness feast.
Koble Portable LED Bluetooth Speaker Lantern ($74)
This 5.5 inch tall mini speaker and the lantern create a warm ambiance when the sun goes down. No need to worry about bad weather or a dead battery: it’s splash-proof and stores enough juice for 18 hours of light and music.
Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar ($250)
Let Fido roam safely with this dog collar with GPS, which can pinpoint your dog’s location within ten feet. It also allows you to establish an invisible shockless fence using audible and ultrasonic vibrations and tones.
Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler ($400)
We respect the Yeti’s high price, mainly because this chest is the best at what it does: the wheeled Tundra Haul held our ice for up to five days and is big enough for about 45 cans of whatever you drink.
LLBean Double Wall Camp Mug ($15)
Store mixed drinks in these travel mugs to keep them cool for hours. The spill-proof lid helps you avoid making a mess.
Food52 x Kate Roebuck Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote ($32)
Stand out with this quilted throw. The 59 x 55 inch cover that sheds water folds into a cute portable tote with a pocket!
Igloo Tag Along Too Cooler ($55)
With an elegant and retro look, the Also Tag Along can keep drinks cold for up to two days and has a leak-proof lid and shoulder strap.
LLBean Jumbo Four-in-a-Row Game ($149)
Young and old alike will love it this 22 x 30 inch wooden outdoor game.
Pottery Barn Everly Picnic Pack ($149)
Your charcuterie deserves better than paper plates. The Everly comes with blanket, cutting board, wine glasses, cutlery, cheese knife and plates for four.
Folding table for picnic time ($190)
Grabbing a table in a crowded park can be a cutthroat affair. The solution: bring your own. This light but sturdy aluminum frame option folds into a 36 x 16 inch rectangle.
Forté Portable Pellet Pizza Oven ($225)
Forté’s 14 inch oven weighs 28 pounds and makes cheesy pizzas in 60 seconds.