Went on a few picnics before deciding to buy a (proper) bag. Finally decided on this one for size and value and colour(it's my sons favourite)! We've not actually used it in England yet but we're just back from Florida and it proved invaluable at the parks to take our own food,(park food was the downside of our holiday, not enough choice and way too expensive)! There's plenty of room for containers of food in this hamper,also a flask, cartons of drink for the kids, crisps, and fruit etc! Just got to wait for the 'summer' to return now so we can use it in England!