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
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsWDot FABULOUS!!!
I have two of these fabulous lunchboxes in my household. My daughters carry their lunches to school every day. LLBean is the only company that I've found to sell lunch boxes that have "flip-tops" and can be carried from the top or with a long cross-body strap.
I place the kids' lunches inside, zip it shut and don't need to worry that the contents are going to get jumbled all together when they carry it.
The other designs that are rectangle or square with a handle on one end inevitably is going to cause the contents to settle in the bottom. Not pretty when the sandwhich is under the juice box and the apple!
Now, the kids may toss the lunch box around as it is transported in a backpack, but at least this lunchbox has a better design which decreases the possibility of a gravity-induced squashed school lunch.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LawyerMomNY Great for Baby Bottles
My husband and I ordered this lunch box to hold our daughter's baby bottles, and it works wonderfully for that purpose. We can fit a large ice pack, several 8 oz. bottles with lids, as well as food packets, and everything always stays cold. The lunch box fits nicely in the compartment on the bottom of our stroller, so it is great for family outings. We have the lunchbox in the Pink Lilac Dot pattern, and it coordinates very well with the pink L.L. Bean Junior Original Bookpack, which we use to carry toys, books, etc. These two items are our must-haves whenever we leave the house.
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrannieC Best Lunch Box
My son is now in 2nd grade and this is by far the best lunch box. It does not smell, I can wipe it out with a clorox wipe when things leak. It is big enough to put all his food containers and the flip top is great for snacks that break easily. I would recommend this to any parent. I will be buying another one for my daughter when she starts school!!
I love LLBean!!
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaLaBeanDiva I flipped my top when I got this lunchbox!
Love, love, LOVE this Flip Top Lunch Box!
OK, so there are other lunchboxes on the market, and I've tried many. This, by far, is THE BEST! Now, why is that? Because of the handy domed lid, of course! It's perfect for a small water bottle, so you have more room for packing food for the whole day, not just lunch. Also, I'm a huge fan of mosaic tile items so when I saw the pattern (Brilliant Blue Mosaic) online, I had to get it. As usual, the color is true, so don't worry that it will be different than the picture. The handy mesh outer pocket is great for utensils, napkins or whatever.
Comes with a shoulder strap too, if you need it.
This product is a MUST HAVE!
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jacki0915 4 plus years
We own this lunchbox and the other flat lunch box. My two favorite things about them are 1. I am not sure this is recommended but, I wash them in the washing machine every once in a while. After some time in the lunch room, I think everything needs some hot, hot water :) 2. The Rubbermaid lunchbox kits fit perfectly in this one. I use the one with the sandwich, flat ice pack and two "sides" plus, add napkin and juice box. PERFECT! I have had this one for my daughter for 3 years and my son's for 5 and they look brand new. Plus, not baby-ish so they can use when they are little but, don't outgrow! Great, great product!!
January 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CynthiaB Much smaller than I thought it would be.
I should have known it would be too small for me when I read the reviews with people talking about how great it is for their children. Be advised this is a small lunch bag - take the measurements and make sure you know what you're getting. This was on sale and I was able to use my $10 gift card from Christmas - and get it for free - so it's difficult to really complain about a free item - just make sure you know how small it really is before you buy it.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sklaney 2 1/2 years of use!!!
Both of my boys have been using this product for over 2 1/2 years now. I am only replacing them with a new LL Bean lunchbox because they are getting slightly worn and the boys would like something different at this time. I have washed them in the washer on gentle when they are super dirty and they are a dream to clean. They are large enough to fit all their lunch, and a snack for school. Plus I use the top part for the ice block. Just like their backpacks, these hold up great!
December 9, 2013