The Coleman 50 quart wide body cooler is absolutely fantastic for picnics. It keeps food and drinks nice and cold for a day out at the park. If you want the ice to last for more than one day, you will have to keep draining and refilling it. That is most coolers though. The large size makes it handy so you only have to carry around one cooler instead of two or three. The price is a little steep, but if you use it often enough it is worth it in the end. The cooler itself is very durable. We have three kids so everything has to be super durable to survive in our household.