Rated 3 out of 5 by Koheni Nice. But, inside bottom liner tears.
Bought for 8 yr daughter & has used for now 6-wks. Loves te design & functionality. Just highly disappointed that it has several small tears on inside bottom liner.
It seems that the material is too brittle to use nice small lunch box containers. The lunch box could benefit from a more pliable bottom material and/or hard bottom insert.
September 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bookgarden Nice design but too small
I really liked the design of this lunch box and think it will work great for anyone who takes a typical sandwich for lunch. I often take a big salad, or soup and salad so I liked the upright style. I just needed it to be about 4 inches taller so I could fit an apple and/or yogurt and still have room for the ice pack. I hope that LL Bean will make this in a larger style next time around. (Kind of like the old style plastic construction worker lunch box.) I am still have LL Bean lunch boxes from 7 or 8 years ago that have been through the washing machine and have held up well.
September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HollaBack Worth it!!
I bought the flip top lunch bag for my kindergartner and 3rd grader. I liked that the top allows a drink bottle. On the bottom, I am able to include the Rubbermaid ice block, a small container of fruit, and two medium containers (for chips and a sandwich). (I use the lunch blox containers). My kids say the ice is still cold after 4.5 hours (from morning to lunch). I also like that there is a removable long shoulder strap. We usually place the strap in the front pocket. But it has come in handy when their hands are filled and must use the shoulder strap.
My only request is that the the lunch bag came with the same reflective light material as used on the back packs.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WNYer Lasts the whole school year,
Lots of room. My kids overstuff this lunch box and the seams and zippers are strong enough to handle their abuse. I just purchased a second because the one I purchased over two years ago is in perfect condition. I wash it either in my dishwasher or with laundry.
September 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lamac Lots of space
Good size fits a lot for lunch and after school activities. Would like to see the addition of an elastic inside to keep water bottles upright to prevent leaks from occurring.
September 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by snowwolfe Too small
I bought this lunchbox for my 9 year old daughter and it is smaller than the Discovery Lunchbox II that I bought for my 4 year old! The cubic inches are greater for this flip-top than for the Discovery II, but the overall style did not allow us to easily fit her water bottle, sandwich container, and a few snacks. We are so disappointed as we have to send it back. And the Discovery II is apparently sold out now so we have to look elsewhere.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LB15 Solid Lunch Bag
Great lunch bag with solid craftsmanship. This bag is durable, washable and is the perfect size. I would highly recommend if this bags shape and color is what you are looking for.
August 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JMom22 Disappointing
I really wanted to like this lunch box. The design online looks great and it's LL Bean so that means the quality will be there. I bought this specific lunch box for the strap design, so my child could carry it separately, and to match the backpack. It is A PAIN to carry because the design of the strap is very poor -- it makes the lunch box "flip". I decided to still use it for myself (instead of returning it) but did not send it with my child on trips or to school because it's too much of a nuisance. I may have to look elsewhere for lunch boxes this year, which is too bad.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lasagne I know its just a lunch box, but WOW
I had to reach out and share that this lunch box is amazing. My son just graduated high school and he has had the same lunch box for 4 years of high school. He brings a big lunch so he cannot use any type of bag. This lunch box held up for 4 years of high school being used everyday! I would wipe it out with a disinfected wipe and occasionally just throw it in the laundry. It is still in great shape after 4 years. Everyone else I know buys a new lunch box or 2 every year but this $25 lunch box is all we ever needed.
July 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by shoppergmomma Good bag but....
Size is nice and large. However the handle needs to be fastened better- have repaired this twice this year....need to redesign the handle for the weight carrying lunch and drink in top compartment. Shoulder strap is also clumsy....would probably not buy another. also the lining is thin and has ripped/split.
July 9, 2014