Leave the city behind and relax in the countryside – just the ticket on a warm summer weekend. The Mercedes-Benz Collection has everything one needs for a stylish picnic in the open air – and also a wide portfolio of attractive, useful and fashionable accessories that ensure the utmost enjoyment. The perfect companion for such excursions is the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class, for example, which is just as much at home on the road as it is off the beaten track.

The centrepiece of any picnic is the Mercedes-Benz picnic basket Classic made of bleached brown willow with a cotton lining. Its contents – plates, wine glasses, cups, stainless steel cutlery, salt and pepper shakers, bottle opener and fabric napkins – make for the perfect lunch on the tablecloth which is also included. Separately available is the chequered fleece picnic blanket with a leather-look handle, whose water-repellent underside also makes it suitable for use on damp surfaces. Add to this the soft cotton pillows Classic with the 1926 Mercedes logo produced exclusively for Mercedes-Benz by FRAAS and you have the ideal component for comfortable enjoyment while listening to the sounds of nature.

And suitable seating is always available with the useful Mercedes-Benz folding chair. Cup holders in the armrests ensure that coffee and water are always at hand, while stable legs ensure a safe hold. An embroidered star on the front and embroidered Mercedes-Benz lettering on the rear make for an appealing design. When folded down, the chair can be stowed in the accompanying bag.

When hot drinks are to be taken along, the Mercedes-Benz Collection has a stylish stainless steel thermos bottlewith a buttoned liner in brown leather embossed with the Mercedes-Benz logo. One of the highlights for the style-conscious is the classic boxed wine stopper set. The brown leather box contains a set of stainless steel implements for professional uncorking wine bottles which can be securely closed again using the wood fastener in the shape of a 300 SL gearshift knob. As an alternative Mercedes-Benz also offers a wine stopper in the shape of the historic radiator grille star in antique silver stainless steel. Other useful helpers include the versatile Swiss Army Climber pocket knife by Victorinox for Mercedes-Benz, which is equipped with blades, scissors, a bottle opener and corkscrew, a can opener, a multi-purpose hook, a piercing/boring/sewing awl. In addition, for the true outdoorsman, Mercedes-Benz Collection includes powerful LED torches in small and large versions.

On a summer excursion in a Mercedes-Benz G-Class, one should also have suitable stylish luggage on board. One such item from Mercedes-Benz is the casual yet elegant Weekender Classic in brown cowhide with fabric handles and a shoulder strap. Its large main compartment has ample room for clothing needed on a short trip. Those seeking something sportier might opt for the brown canvas backpack Vintage with exclusive leather details. This has a laptop compartment, a large main compartment and a zipped compartment for valuables. Thanks to the spacious front pocket, the most important items are always easily accessible. A bottle holder and padded shoulder straps also make this classic backpack a comfortable companion on longer tours.

For fashion-conscious ladies, Mercedes-Benz has a cooperative arrangement with the trend label Fritzi aus Preußen. This bag and shoe manufacturer based in Langenhagen in northern Germany has made a name for itself by dispensing with leather and using only naturally recyclable polyurethane. For Mercedes-Benz, Fritzi aus Preußen has designed a stylish dark-blue handbag with discreetly embossed Mercedes stars which is closed by a tieback and has various inner pockets. In the same series from Fritzi aus Preußen are also high-quality shopping bag with a useful, removable zip pocket. The shopper comes in blue with silver interior, red with gold interior and silver with black interior. It can be closed with a simple press of a button.

As pleasant as it is to take time off to relax away a few hours, it is important to keep an eye on the time as well. Punctuality is guaranteed by the elegant chronograph watch in the square Classic Carré design by Mercedes-Benz. Anti-reflection mineral glass, applied numerals and indexes, a stainless steel housing and a Swiss quartz movement stand for the high quality of this timeless watch with a black dial face and calfskin strap.

Like vehicles bearing the Mercedes star, the Mercedes-Benz Collection excels with the highest quality and a clear design. This is also reflected in the classic designs of the polo shirts, T-shirts, vests, jackets and caps of functional, high-quality materials for women and men which lend a fashionable touch to any summer excursion.

Source: Mercedes-Benz