These picnic backpacks make it easy to prep a fun summer get-together, date night, or family day at the park.

By Jessica Leigh Mattern
Updated May 30, 2019
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Inexpensive, romantic, fun, and completely customizable—there’s so much to love about a summer picnic. Well, except for a cumbersome and heavy picnic basket, which is why we love these convenient backpack versions.

These picnic backpacks are the new and upgraded take on the traditional carryall, and we’re telling you now—once you try one, you’ll never go back to a bulky basket. With plenty of room for the best picnic foods and snacks, all of the eating essentials (cutlery, plates, glasses, and more), plus neat features like compartments for wine and blankets, these backpacks have it all—and they’re incredibly easy to carry.

To help you find perfect one that fits your budget and lifestyle, we rounded up the best picnic backpacks on Amazon, all of which come with complimentary shipping for Prime members (or anyone who signs up for a free 30-day trial). Take your pick, and you’ll be ready to make the most of every gorgeous day this summer.

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Coming in just under $40, this four-person picnic backpack is an affordable piece that contains everything you need to entertain your friends and family. Its sleek design won’t weigh you down—even after you pack your picnic feast. With an insulated cooler section for food and front pocket for your cell phone, keys, sunglasses, and wallet, you can fit it all in this navy bag.

To buy: $40; amazon.com.

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While this versatile backpack doesn’t come with cutlery and plates like some of the other options listed, its 17-liter collapsible cooler provides plenty of space for food and drinks. Unzip the cooler to store over half a dozen canned drinks and more, and use its top 25-liter compartment to hold everything else. This backpack also features mesh, padded shoulder straps and a waist strap to ensure you’re comfortable en route.

To buy: $55; amazon.com.

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With a detachable wine holder, waterproof blanket, insulated cooler, and separate compartment containing everything you need to serve a crowd of four, this stylish option is a steal for just $49. It also comes with a lifetime satisfaction warranty, ensuring you’ll always be happy with your purchase. Plus, we love that it comes with a reusable trash bag that’s easy to wash, so you have a place to store dirty dishes and debris.

To buy: $49; amazon.com.

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This stylish find comes with not one, but two insulated wine holders on its side, plus a handy cutting board, so you can serve up cheese, crackers, and other snacks to enjoy while you sip on your favorite vinos. The wine carriers flanking the bag can also be removed if you want to travel light.

To buy: $60; amazon.com.

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With a extra large waterproof blanket, insulated interior, and tidy utensil compartment, this beauty has everything you need to eat on-the-go. We also love its retro-looking design and sharp black and brown exterior, which make it one chic bag.

To buy: $60; amazon.com.

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This handy piece is a backpack, cooler, and stool all in one, making it just the thing to bring to picnics, tailgates, outdoors concerts, soccer games, and much more. When it’s not in use, it neatly collapses and is easy to store in your home or car.

To buy: $17; amazon.com.

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This backpack features an extra spacious, insulated interior and open-top design, allowing you to pack even more in this bag. With two additional side pockets, plus a front compartment packed with serving essentials like cups, plates, napkins, and utensils, this backpack makes al fresco dining super simple.

To buy: $67; amazon.com.