Rated 5 out of 5áby mell230 3 school years and counting
I'm very glad I splurged for this lunch box. We're in our third school year of using this lunch box and still going strong. It's very durable and easy to wash. I'll certainly buy another one for kiddo #2 when he's ready for school. Well worth the investment rather than buying a cheaper one and having to replace each year. It also holds a lot of containers, which was why I originally bought it.
September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby AdventureRN Best 24 bucks
This lunch box is the best 24 bucks I spent on school supplies last year. I should mention I removed the long shoulder strap from the first use. Grade K and 1 hands held the top handle to walk to their lunchroom. modest spills were contained inside and there was plenty of room for 2 drinks, lunch and snacks. Awesome product!
I could probably get another year out of them, the interior white plastic liner is still perfect...but I'm happy to buy two more for this year. This lunch box out preformed any big store cheap-o lunch box by a mile.
If I could request one small enhancement it would be to please make some girly prints in darker patterns. The lighter color fabric got dirty...nothing a front loader washing machine couldn't fix. I threw the lunch boxes in and they washed beautifully.
August 10, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Possum4LLBean annoying design features
Sturdy and well constructed, insulates sufficiently and fun color patterns but poorly designed. Name tag flops into zipper track when closing the top; mesh 'pouch' in the lid awkward and items fall out of it. 3 soda cans fit nicely across the bottom, but leaves little room for anything else. A re-design is needed.
August 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby MommaBag Good Lunchbox
I bought this in blue for my kindergarten child because I banked on it lasting a couple years. It is stained badly on the interior white plastic and the outside--I hand washed it every day! The name tag is so badly stained I had to sew it to the mesh to keep it legible. BUT, its construction and wear are still in great shape. If you don't mind the stains--which she does because it looks "dirty"--it could continue to be used. Things I am doing differently for my second child: (1) Sewing the name tag flap to the mesh BEFORE her first day of class; (2) Expecting to buy a new one next year because they don't want "dirty food." Suggestions for llbean: make the interior and the bottom a light gray. Overall this was a good purchase: she used it from August through June and I learned from our experience. :)
July 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Myguys What's with this?
I received my flip-top lunch box yesterday. When you pick it up by the shoulder strap it flips upside down whether it's empty or not.
Please tell me if this is typical?
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby SixYearsInMaine Great Lunch Packs
I'm about to buy another of these for my daughter and son after the ones we've used for over two years were stolen out of our car - they had a lot of life left in them! Easy to wash, keeps food cold with a small ice pack, handles rough treatment. 5 stars
June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby JoInCanada Sturdy and durable
My husband has been taking his lunch to work in this bag every day for 4 years, and apart from a few water stains from the floor of the train, it's still in great shape. Perfect size for a hearty lunch and 2 drinks.
June 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby mermer684 Decent size, worth the price
I bought my lunchbox 5 years ago. It is still going strong! I admit I sometimes have to get creative when packing my lunch as it is not the biggest lunchbox, but it is still holding up. The inside wipes easily and I have thrown it in the laundry with towels a few times and it comes out sparkling! I lost the carrying strap a few years ago. I stopped using it because it would flip upside-down when I used the strap, especially when I had items in the top. I am planning to get one for my son now when he enters school this fall.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Beffy1167 Three Years and Still Going Strong!
I'm replacing this lunchbox this year, but only because my son has chosen a new pattern. We've used his current one for three years and I'm confident that it's got (at least) one more year in it! He usually carries a sandwich sized container, and two other plastic containers--1 cup and 1/2 cup-sized. All fit easily into the lunch box, with his Thermos tucked into the top section.
I've hand-washed the inside as needed (several times weekly!) and let it air dry; it's ready for use the next day.
June 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby FreckleFan2 Great Value for Packing Lunches for Kids
I purchased 2 of these flip top lunch bags about 3 years ago because I hate buying cheap things that don't do what they should and a product should last at least 1 school year...if not more. No fraying, no issues with the interior lining, and I hand wash them inside and out at the end of the school year, hang to dry. I am reading some of the reviews that adults are trying to use these, they are clearly under the kids lunchboxes. Plasticware/containers do take up a good portion of your space--so if you are one who relies on plasticware instead of re-usable bags maybe not for you. I use both and we get along fine even for my hungry middle schooler. The top area for a thermos is a little tricky to get a thermos in and out, but we don't use that area for a thermos mostly snacks. If you do put a thermos in the lid it gets top heavy. My kids carry/use a large waterbottle so the lunch box was not even considered for this. In general I have got my money back in that I can clean/wipe out these for several years and haven't had any zipper, stitching or structure issues--even if I did I know LL Bean has a good guarantee. It even came with a strap so you can carry your lunch cross-body if you choose. Thanks LL Bean.
May 14, 2016