28 Aug Pack a Picnic
Gear for enjoying a meal outdoors (for the dog too)
Four Person Picnic Backpack
This fully-stocked backpack by Picnic at Ascot has everything you need for luxury picnicking. It features a detachable wine holder, combination corkscrew, acrylic wine glasses, hardwood cutting board and cheese knife, wooden salt and pepper shakers with non-spill tops, melamine plates, stainless steel flatware and napkins. Plus, there is an insulated cooler compartment inside and a blanket carrier on the outside, with a blanket included.
Osprey Skarab 32
If you’re looking to enjoy your picnic meal further afield, a comfortable daypack is the place to start. The Skarab 32 by Osprey is designed to carry up to 25 pounds—enough for all your day-hike essentials, plus a gourmet picnic and bottle of wine. It also includes a built-in 2.5-liter water reservoir.
$120 REI, Mountain Supply and Pine Mountain Sports
Building the perfect picnic starts from the ground up. CGear’s sand-free multimat keeps dust and sand at a minimum by allowing it to sift downward, but not upward. It has stake-out points every 20 inches, so your mat will stay secure even on windy days, and the ripstop fabric is highly durable. It comes in three sizes, and all fold up nicely for easy transport.
Collapsible Eco Lunch Box
These collapsible lunch boxes by Mimo Style are perfect for picnics. They flatten out to easily fit in a daypack or picnic basket, have up to three compartments and include a versatile fork and spoon utensil that clips onto the lid for secure transport. Plus, they come in four vibrant colors for personalization.
$7.99-$9.99 Kitchen Collection at Bend Factory Outlets
VinOice Chiller and Wine Pourer
Nothing spoils a romantic picnic for two like tepid wine. If your pack doesn’t have a cooler large enough for a bottle of wine, the VinOice is a great alternative. Simply freeze the VinOice before use, and your refreshment will be chilled as you pour.
Fold-Away Food Cover
When you’re out enjoying good food and the great outdoors, it’s nice to avoid spending time fending off flies. Coghlan’s Fold-Away Food Cover has a tightly woven mesh that keeps out pests, but still allows easy viewing of the cuisine underneath. And when you’re ready to head back, it folds down into a 1x1x13 rod that is easy to pack.
$3.25 REI and Fred Meyer
The Hydaway Bottle is a collapsible, high-quality water bottle that was invented right here in Bend. Of course, it is not limited to containing only water. Bring along a larger bottle and pour your beverage into the Hydaway as your drinking container. Simply polish off all the liquid and collapse the Hydaway again for easy transport.
Although picnics are often scheduled in the afternoon, there’s nothing stopping you from getting up early for an al fresco breakfast. Nothing tastes quite as good as hot coffee in the chilly morning, so make sure your beverage is still warm when you arrive with the Cafe Chalet. This set includes a .75-liter, double-wall insulated stainless steel vacuum flask, two stainless steel travel mugs with lids, cream and sugar containers and cotton napkins.
Ruffwear Palisades Pack
If you’re bringing a canine friend along on your picnic, they might as well carry some of the food, too! Ruffwear’s Palisades Pack features removable saddlebags that attach to a separate frame. It comes with two collapsible water bottles and a load compression system.
$149.95 Bend Pet Express, LaPaw Animal Hospital, Newport Avenue Market, REI, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bendy Dog
Ruffwear Grip Trex Boots
Whether you’re picnicking at a park just a short walk down an asphalt path, or hitting the trail for a day-hike, protecting your dog’s paws in the summer heat is a must. Ruffwear’s Grip Trex dog boots will keep your dog’s feet from getting burned on hot roads or cut with loose rocks, making your adventure that much more enjoyable for the both of you.
$74.95 Bend Pet Express, LaPaw Animal Hospital, Newport Avenue Market, REI, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bendy Dog
Ruffwear Bivy Bowl
The Bivy Bowl is lightweight and collapsible, providing an easy-to-transport dish for your four-legged picnic buddy. Use it for water or food, or bring along two. The Bivy Bowl has a capacity of 60 fl oz. and weighs 2.96 oz.
$24.95 Bend Pet Express, LaPaw Animal Hospital, Newport Avenue Market, REI, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bendy Dog