Are you planning any picnics this summer? I love getting out into the countryside, especially in the South Downs National Park, which is just a 20-minute drive from where I live. I love it so much that I now offer guided walks there. I’ve spent quite a bit of time exploring all the different walking routes in the area to find just the right ones and I’ve recently been taking a backpack cooler with me so that we can stop and have a picnic along the way.

I received a complimentary OUTXE Backpack for review purposes. Please note that I only recommend products that I think you will love and that I use myself. If I don’t love it, I won’t review it!

OUTXE offer a great range of products aimed at the outdoor adventurer including rugged waterproof solar chargers to camping lanterns.



OUTXE Backpack Cooler Review

When out walking I’m sure, like me, you prefer to carry everything you might need in a backpack so that your hands are free. When I discovered the OUTEX backpack with cooler combined, I was delighted and having spent the last month testing it out; I can tell you it’s a great picnic backpack. And I’ve got one to giveaway.

As well as for when I’m out walking, I’ve also put mine to good use carrying my shopping home from the supermarket. Not only does it keep everything cool, but it’s also so much easier to carry than plastic bags and more environmentally friendly too.

The OUTXE Insulated Cooler Backpack comes in three sizes. The smallest has a 20L capacity. The one I have has a capacity of 25L, while the largest has a capacity of 28L, that’s space for 30 cans or a picnic for three or four people.

OUTXE cooler backpack review



OUTXE 25L Cool Bag Rucksack

Capacity: 25L
Dimensions: 32 x 19 x 43cm
Weight: 800g/28.2oz
Straps: Adjustable padded straps plus breast and waist straps
Outside material: Tear-resistant, durable and lightweight 600D polyester
Liner: Food-grade PVEA waterproof and odour-resistant liner that’s easy to wipe clean
Leakproof: The PVEA lining is seamless so that if frozen food melts, you won’t get any leaks (assuming you keep the bag upright)
Waterproof: It comes with a separate waterproof cover
Large front pocket
Smaller front pocket
Two side pockets (one of which is meshed and suitable for carrying a bottle)
Buckle straps at the bottom for holding a picnic blanket roll



Backpack cool bag

The large, leak-proof, cool bag section of the 25L rucksack is big enough to hold a picnic for two or three people or, according to their website, 25 cans (or my weekly shop!). The thick thermal insulation keeps your food and drinks cold for hours, longer with an ice pack.

There’s a large front zipped pocket that’s perfect for carrying maps and guidebooks. It’s got a few inner pockets too to help organise smaller items such as your mobile phone.

There’s also a second smaller front zipped pocket where I keep my keys and a few other bits and pieces, as well as two side pockets, one of which is meshed and perfect for keeping a bottle of water. It can hold the largest one I have.

The padded adjustable straps make it comfortable to wear.

Lastly, there are two straps below the bag that are perfect for carrying a picnic blanket roll. They’ve thought of everything!

OUTXE backpack cooler


Win a backpack cooler from OUTXE

I’ve found this cool bag rucksack to be so useful, not just for when I want to take a picnic when out walking but also for my everyday shopping. If you live in Europe or The United States and you’d like to get your hands on one, enter my giveaway via the widget below.

How to enter

  1. Subscribe to Travel With Kat here and register the email you used in the Rafflecopter entry form below.
  2. Leave a comment about where you’d like to go with an OUTXE backpack and register your comment in the entry form.
  3. Check out the bonus entries too, including tweeting about this giveaway to maximise your chances of winning.
  4. You have until 2nd July 2019 at 11.59 pm BST to enter.

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions

  • The giveaway is open to residents of Europe and the United States only.
  • The competition closes on 2nd July 2019 at 11.59 pm BST.
  • One winner will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter.
  • The prize is an OUTEX 25L Cooler Bag Backpack.
  • The prize is non-refundable, and no cash alternative will be offered.
  • The winner will be contacted via email and will need to confirm their acceptance of the prize and their mailing address within 7 days.



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