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REI Picnic Cooler

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Put away that old picnic basket and set out on your next adventure with the insulated REI Picnic Cooler.

  • Closed-cell foam provides efficient insulation to keep your food cool for hours
  • Heavy-duty PEVA liner is waterproof and PVC-free; liner wipes clean quickly and easily
  • Molded-foam bottom provides excellent structure, support and waterproof protection
  • Exterior pockets hold utensils and napkins (sold separately); compression straps secure a picnic blanket to the front and side pockets
  • Padded carry handle and adjustable shoulder strap allow comfortable hauling of the REI Picnic Cooler
  • Packs down to 15 x 10 x 6 in. for storage


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REI Picnic Cooler Specs
Best use
23.5 liter
16 x 11.5 x 12 inches
2 lbs. 10 oz.
1434 cubic inches
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity

REI Picnic Cooler

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REI Picnic Cooleris rated4.2222out of5by9.
Rated5out of5byfromGreat Lil CoolerMan what a great little cooler this is. I take it in my canoe while fishing to keep all my "beverages" nice and frosty. It holds well up to 18-25 cans and about 15 or so bottles easily. And it also has a bottle opener attached to it for when you need to open those pesky "Coca-Cola" bottles. The hard bottom makes it super durable and the shoulder strap is comfy enough to walk a mile or two with out it digging into your shoulder too much. All in all a great buy. A little pricey but you do get what you pay for and more.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated4out of5byfromGood Day CoolerWe primarily use this during car trips on weekend jaunts or when we spend the day on the boat on local mountain lakes. Also when grocery shopping on hot days when we need to keep meats, etc. cool before getting them home. It keeps our Stuff: drinks, lunch, fruit, etc. cool and tastey! Use at least two ice packs for best performance. It will serve nicely for picnics. The outer straps to tie down a picnic table cloth will come in handy too.
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated5out of5byfromGreat carry on cooler for flightsWe use this cooler almost every weekend in our car for road trips. Not to big but holds a surprising amount of food and drinks. I agree with using frozen "blue ice" or similar as recommended. Another great use is for lunch or snacks while traveling by plane. This cooler fits in the seat in front of you! Easy to carry with the shoulder strap.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated4out of5byfromGreat coolerI use this product everyday to pack my luch. I owned two, one for work and a bigger one for day trips. Words to describe the produts "durable and keeps my lunch and drinks cold".
Date published: 2013-06-13
Rated1out of5byfromIt leaks.Filled it with ice and beer. Tomorrow morning, there was a huge puddle under it. Going to exchange it and see how the second one does.
Date published: 2013-05-18
Rated5out of5byfromSoft sided Cooler get' r done!!We use this ALL the time, and love it! Before I bought one I put 2 gallons of water inside to see if it would leak. 3 Hrs later there was NO trace of permeability, so I bought it right then. Lunch for three with beers fit in here nicely. The three side pocket hold dry snacks or utensils, while the mesh bag inside the lid is a nice place to stash those things you dont want to accidently get wet. Let's face it every cooler gets soaked. The bottle open on a leash is GENIUS!! You'll never be in need to open up a beverage when thirst call you!
Date published: 2013-04-14
Rated5out of5byfromTypical REI form and functionGood value, well designed...much better than the conventional plastic coolers...and looks cool as well!
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated5out of5byfromGreat Travel CoolerI got these as groomsmen gifts and ended up getting one for myself too. They are great coolers for picnics or tailgating. The over the shoulder strap is really nice. I carried one full of beers around a tailgate all day and wasn't too sore the next day. It has a lot of handy pockets to store lighters, napkins, etc. and it collapses when you're not using it so it doesn't take up as much room in a closet. From what I can tell my groomsmen really liked them too.
Date published: 2013-02-14

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