One of the best tips for a picnic is to streamline your kit – Keep it simple. Especially when you are packing a picnic for four – you don’t want to ruin your picnic mojo lugging loads of heavy gear.
We have found six of the best backpacks for 4 on Amazon to help keep your alfresco dining portable, sleek and stylish.
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Whether it’s a simple wine, cheese and dips picnic at a summer concert in a London park, an alfresco adventure for four in one of the USA’s epic national parks, or simple picnic salads and BBQ affair on the beach. No matter where in the world your alfresco feast takes you, these are the best four-person picnic backpacks.
We have chosen these picnic backpacks because they will keep your load light without sacrificing on civilised picnic accessories.
Each bag includes a full picnic dining set for four (cutlery, plates, glasses, bottle openers and more) as well as plenty of room for food and of course, wine. Some even come with helpful additions such as an extra cooler bag for keeping food and drinks hot or cold depending on the season.
Picnicking should be portable and these picnic backpacks help to streamline your picnic even further without scrimping on luxuries.
The Best Picnic Backpack for 4 Reviews
Our Top Pick
Our top pick is the Greenfield Collection Super Deluxe Picnic Backpack.
We looked at the Greenfield Collection in more detail in our round-up of the best picnic backpacks for 2 which you can read here. The 2 and the 4 person are exactly the same but with just additional settings. It is what we personally use and love.
We like the Super Deluxe version as it comes with absolutely everything including quality brushed stainless steel thermos flask and mugs and a lovely waterproof blanket that folds and stores flat. It made the list in our round-up of the Best Waterproof Picnic Blankets.
If you don’t want the added extra’s, simply choose the Greenfield Collection Deluxe model.
Insulated Food Compartment
An Amazon best-seller, the Sunflora picnic backpack for 4 boasts a large insulated food compartment (14” x 11” x 5”) to keep food for 4 fresh – hot or cold for hours.
Extra Waterproof Pouch
A feature we especially love is the detachable waterproof drink or ice pouch inside the food compartment. Pack ice or even premade drinks (think sangria or margaritas) without the whole backpack getting wet – picnic genius.
Detachable Picnic Blanket and Bottle Holder
The Sunflora 4 person picnic backpack comes with a picnic blanket (58” x 50”) that has a waterproof backing and a soft fleece top finish so you don’t have to worry about wet grass.
The side bottle holder/chiller is also detachable so you can spread out without feeling attached to the bag.
With everything you need for any kind of picnic, some of the key quality accessories are the stainless steel flatware, sturdy TPE moulded uni-body wine glasses goblets (which as close to real glass you can get), a bamboo wood chopping board, and metal salt and pepper shakers.
- Durable, lightweight and compact – great for hiking
- Comes in 4 different colours
- Roomy insulated compartment
- High-quality cutlery and accessories
- Extra pouch for ice
Soft waterproof blanket
- Magnetic buttons for easy opening
- Utensils are not dishwasher safe
- The blanket is not machine washable (although some claim it washed fine in the machine)
- No chest clip on the shoulder straps
- Wine pouch opening is a bit small
If you need a robust yet still stylish picnic backpack that can be used for hiking, concerts, park trips, and other outdoor activities, the Picnic at Ascot Backpack for 4 is a perfect choice.
Made with rugged 600 denier canvas it can withstand the wear and tear of outdoor use such as hiking and camping while retaining a stylish look for summer concerts or urban park picnics.
This picnic backpack for 4 comes with a full range of quality table wear including stainless steel silverware, acrylic wine goblets, 9″ melamine plates, cutting board, cheese knife with a corkscrew, and wooden salt and pepper shakers.
Also included with this rugged backpack is a soft fleece picnic blanket and an insulated bottle holder to keep your wine cold.
The Picnic at Ascot comes with an additional fold-down matching cooler for those times when you need a little extra space for food or drinks – perfect for keeping beer cold.
Both the backpack and cooler have a heat welded leak-proof liner to keep the food and drinks at an ideal temperature without leaking.
Comes in both houndstooth pattern or plain colour options.
- Additional room for a wine holder
- Matching cooler bag
- Padded shoulder straps
- Heavy-duty bag design
- Lots of room
- Picnic blanket does not have a waterproof backing and could be larger.
High Quality Cutlery and Utensils
If it is not the sleek urban look that grabs you with this picnic backpack, the quality accessories will.
The California Picnic Backpack includes top of the range cutlery and utensils. Stainless steel flatware with wooden handles, sturdy plastic wine glasses, plates with matching napkins, stainless steel salt, and pepper shakers, corkscrew opener with a wooden handle, wooden cutting board, and cheese knife with a wooden grip.
Waterproof Picnic Blanket
The California picnic backpack for 4 contains a large waterproof picnic blanket (59” x 51”) which is also sand proof – perfect for the park or a beach picnic.
The California Picnic Backpack is made with long-lasting and durable fabric so it can endure extreme weather conditions without fading or tearing.
- Unique and fashionable design
- Well-made with high-quality stitching
- Adjustable shoulder straps
Large and waterproof
- picnic blanket
- Spacious insulated compartment
- Small pocket openings
- The blanket secures with velcro which is not very sturdy compared to the rest of the design.
An Amazon Best Seller in the lightweight budget picnic backpack range. The Apollo Walker Picnic Backpack for 4 has a premium insulated lining which keeps the food and drinks warm or cold for an extended period.
Large Cold Storage Capacity
The cold storage compartment is also significantly larger – up to 15% than other 4 person picnic backpacks, giving it an edge.
It also has a detachable insulated bottle on the side which can fit large water bottles.
Adjustable Shoulder Straps
The Apollo Walker backpack for 4 comes with soft, padded adjustable shoulder straps, to fit perfectly without hanging loose. Perfect if you plan on hiking picnics.
Included are all the accessories you would expect, although some are in the budget end – stainless steel cutlery, dinner plates, cotton napkins, plastic wine glasses, cheese/butter knife, bottle opener, plastic chopping board, salt/pepper shakers and waterproof back fleece picnic blanket (45×53 inch).
Be aware, some versions come with coffee mugs instead of plastic wine goblets so check carefully before purchase.
- Cutlery and utensils are dishwasher safe
- Large cold storage compartment
- Side compartment to keep personal items such as keys
- Padded shoulder straps
- No chest straps for back support
- Available in only one colour
Multiple Storage Compartments
The Picnic Plus Backpack for 4 has lots of roomy compartments ideal for picnics, hiking, beach trips, or even road trips.
There is loads of cold storage space including one large thermal foil insulated storage compartment and 2 insulated, zippered, detachable 2 litre wine/beverage holders.
There is also a large, easy access, front storage compartment for additional or personal accessories.
Fabric and Material
The fashionable backpack for 4 is made of a 600D polyester exterior, which is hard-wearing and sturdy so will last the distance even with lots of rugged use.
The Picnic Plus backpack comes with all the accessories for a four-person picnic – plates, acrylic goblets, cotton napkins, stainless steel flatware, wooden handle bottle opener waiters tool, salt/pepper shakers, wooden cutting board and cheese knife.
It also has a soft finish 48″ X 50″ picnic blanket with solid waterproof backing.
Available in four colours
- Elegant design
- High-quality material
- Comfortable to carry
- Blanket is a little small