Rated 5 out of 5áby Clairelc Great Lunch box!
I now own three of these for my kids. My favorite is the dinosaurs hands down. I use these lunch boxes to house the kids yumboxes (bento lunch box) and they fit perfectly! Great quality and easy to wash
January 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby aydj Great but one issue.
Love this lunch box, super easy to clean and fits lunch cube, water bottle and ice pack perfectly. Only issue is the velcro closure on the left side for the mesh pocket is coming un-sewn already and my son has only used it for 5 months. We use it only for school and open the mesh pocket daily.
January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby volleygirl durable, keeps food cold
My son uses the lunchbox for kindergarten. It fits inside the backpack (also from Bean). The lunchbox fits an icepack (flexible type), milk or juice box, sandwich, and a snack easily. Could fit more! Keeps food and drink cold.
December 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby njgm Great for small appetites
I agree with reviews that say this is a good size if you bag your lunch, but that it is a bit too small if you use hard containers to store your food. That being said, I am an adult and really liked the shark pattern so I took the risk in purchasing a kid lunch box for myself. Because, sharks.
The part I like the least about the lunch box is that there is only ONE zipper for the main compartment instead of two. My previous lunch box (non-llbean) had two zippers and it was nice to be able to open and close the lunch box quickly from either side.
December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Seminole88 Lasts for Years
My grandson has been using this lunchbox at school for a year and a half. Well worth the price, it sometimes needed to go into the washing machine (on gentle cycle - air dry); but it still looks like new. If you buy one, pick a pattern that will grow with your child. We bought the dinosaur print and the matching backpack.
November 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Blackbearfamily Too Small?
There is a Great Divide amongst reviewers as to whether this lunch box is too small or 'just right'.
It all comes down to whether you use hard-sided containers to hold your food choices or not. If you use baggies and/or wrap-style products, you will have plenty of room for your lunch. If, on the other hand, you use hard-sided containers, this is not the lunch bag for you.
I tried hard-sided containers but found that not all sandwich boxes would fit. The ones that did left me virtually no room for anything other than a sandwich, napkin, box of raisins. However, when I switched to reusable wraps and pouches for my sandwich and sides, suddenly there was plenty of room.
I am an adult male and use this box every day. It holds plenty of food, as long as I use soft-sided materials to hold my food choices. As the picture below shows, I could easily pack another sandwich or more snacks, if need be.
October 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby pineymom Too small
Last year I bought my 7 yr old son the Discovery lunchbox and he loved it and it was big enough to fit lunch and four thin "Icees". He wanted a new lunchbox this year and wanted a plain colored lunch box. Unfortunately , I didn't pay attention to the size, I assumed that both lunch boxes were the same. This lunchbox barely fits his lunch and chips get broken up when placed inside. Forget about putting a bottle of water or a hard-sided juice box in it with your lunch. It will work with juice box pouches. I cannot use his sandwich holder in the lunchbox unless I want to smush everything else. I am very disappointed that this lunch box is smaller. I would not recommend it to any elementary school aged child. I am considering taking it back if I can convince him to pick out one of the Discovery lunch boxes. LL Bean, please make them a little bigger!!
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Morning Great lunchbox for JK
I bought this lunch box to accompany the shark print backpack for my son going into JK. He loves the Hungry Shark print! I had this monogrammed to help him keep track of his stuff. The lunch box fits 2 snacks, a juice box and a sandwich or small thermos easily, with an internal pocket perfect for a small ice pack and an external pocket with zipper for cutlery, napkins, etc. Wipes clean very easily, though I have yet to put it in the washing machine. I can see this becoming too small in a few years however - my son loves snacking and I am already packing it at capacity. I don't think there are many other options out there however - seems to be a standard size.
September 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby TwinBoysLandL Nice lunchbox
I bought two lunchboxes to match my 11 year old twin boys' deluxe backpacks. The royal blue was very nice but the brilliant blue was very turquoise and bold. My son said it looked like a girl's color so I am switching it for another color. The dark grey zipper on the brilliant blue shows through the brilliant blue which I did not like.
September 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Lshcat If only I could change a couple little things...
I wanted to first post that I just ordered these, and they ARE the posted dimensions... 3 3/4" not 3" as others have reviewed, I'm not sure why the discrepancy, but I have the brilliant blue one in this style. I will not comment on durability yet as we've only had them a few days but it's a great-looking, sturdy box. Here is what I don't like. The outer mesh pocket. It's so thin it's only suitable for lunch/bake sale/book fair money or notes but it's see-through mesh at the bottom. There's nowhere secret to zip any money in for the kids that wouldn't be visible to everyone. For some reason when I ordered I thought (due to the seam at the top of the mesh) I thought it was sewn there and it was an entirely covered shorter pocket on the front. The mesh seems a little fragile and it's a useless pocket as-is. Secondly, the handle is very short. I can't even get my hand through it. I can only grab it with finger tips so forget about looping it over your wrist when running out the door. It could use another couple inches or even a clip, for attaching to the backpack. Overall though for the price (bought on 10% sale too) it's very nice!
September 5, 2015