There’s nothing less chic than showing up to a picnic with melted (and fragrant) fromage and a drippy bottle of once-chilled wine. But you know what’s even worse? An obscene amount of clunky gear, Clark Griswold-style, that necessitates an entire crew to pack-in-pack-out. Hardly worth it for a few hours outdoors. For a solution that is both effortless and also effective, look to the insulated cooler tote bag. It looks (mostly) like a normal bag, keeps contents cool, and doesn’t need its own storage space at home. (I keep mine in the coat closet.) Here are our favorites.
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