Rated 4 out of 5 by BethelMom Awesome, but...
Both my kids use this lunch bag. I love them. Easy to clean, roomy enough for lunch and their snack. Fits Thermos containers well and it is one of the very few containers that fit the Ziplock divided containers. It cleans up good.
However, I was so very disappointed by the monogramming! The initials were placed right over the shark head and owl glasses. My kids don't mind but it drives me nuts. I expect more from LLBean.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by zenlife Very roomy
Can easily fit a two boxes for a snack and lunch and a water bottle. Interior wipes clean. Looks and works great, and matches my son's backpack and bottle, which makes me happy!
November 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fromthehighdesert Finally! A lunch bag that is deep enough!
I bought this for my 6 year old son for school. It replaced a standard size lunch bag, We live in the High desert area of Los Angeles were temperatures during six months of the year can be 90+. Needed a lunch bag that would keep his food cold until lunch time without having to move into a huge cooler type of bag. This bag adds just enough room to add another ice block to his lunch. It is well constructed, durable, with an exterior pocket (great for extra napkins and wipes), an interior mesh pocket to hold an ice block and has two handles (a big plus). Its insulation is pretty standard for this type of lunch bag. It will fit in the Original Backpack. I would have given it 5 stars if the interior was lined in a reflective surface and if the mesh pocket was a little longer to fit longer, more standard, ice blocks. But, all in all, a great, well made product.
September 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by WestSole Handle broke after 1 month
Bought the new design when one of my kids lost his and it lasted only 1 month before the handle started breaking apart. The old design had the handles coming off the sides where in the new design they come off the top. My other son still has his from last year and the handles are as good as new.
I've never had issues with LL Bean products before so I'm exchanging it and really hope the new one lasts through the year!
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaddedTWHsupporter Long lasting
My son has used this for 6yrs!! I'm getting tired of seeing it and just want a new color!! I wash it in the dishwasher and it looks new. The ice pack is usually still frozen/cold when he brings it home. I have fit everything in here without a problem. From plates and lunchables to sandwich, juice bottle, pudding, cheese stick, veggie cup. Love this lunchbox!!
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ikesmama Great lunch box, disappointing monogram
My son LOVES this lunch bag (red with shark). It said it was back ordered for about a month, but ended up coming about 8 days after I ordered it. Very impressed. The lunch box is great quality, absolutely no complaints. However, I spent $8 to have it monogrammed. My son chose the three initials in a circle. When it arrived, the monogram was very tiny, the size of a nickel or smaller, and it was centered on the front of the bag right on top of the shark's nose in black thread, so you really can't see it unless it is pointed out. Waste of the $8, and I'll still have to write his name inside.
August 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MaineGirls Beware of monogram
First off, let me say that the actual lunch box is great. Sturdy, well designed, and should last for several years. The monogram, however is a different story. The lunchbox (and matching backpack) are designed so that when the monogram is placed, it goes right through the image. It looks horrible! Major design flaw, L.L. bean.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BAJH Just the right size but need more colours
This lunch box is just the right size for my grade 3 -8 kids. We would really appreciate more colours without designs and designs for older kids in this lunch box.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2boysVA The best!
I LOVE this lunch box! My boys used to have the regular lunch box, but it's a bit small. The flip top lunch box was too big. This lunch box is the perfect size. I wanted to get it last year, but didn't like the patterns. This year, the shark and dinosaur patterns are better. I really wish they had more color/pattern choices though. I see the patterns aren't available right now, but there are a bunch in the stores. I would call customer service, because these lunchboxes are the best!
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaye1226 So good my daughter wants to keep reusing it!
I purchased one of these when my daughter entered daycare at age 3 in 2010. Hers is bright pink w/a butterfly that is smaller than the animals on these new versions and I was able to monogram her whole name of 6 letters in my choice of colors which was a nice option. That aside, I can attest that this lunchbox has been used extensively and as she gets ready to enter 2nd grade, she is okay to keep using it for yet another year. It has held together beautifully through lots of spills and washings. It has been cleaned/soaked in dishwater weekly, and thrown into the washing machine several times for really messy lunch blow outs! The size and flip top opening is a great feature with the Gladware lunch containers I use to keep her lunch items separate. I love this lunch box. My only wish is that this same style could be made in some of the patterns/solid colors that the other lunch boxes come in so I could get one for my teenage daughter (she doesn't want a butterfly or owl on her lunch box). Great buy!
August 6, 2014