If you’re going somewhere, perhaps a picnic or a day out with the family. These outdoor activities go better with food prepared at home to munch on come lunch time or for snacks. Plastic containers or zip locks don’t give the required insulation to keep your food warm. What you need are insulated lunch bags; not only do they keep your food warm, but they also make for an excellent way to carry your food in one bag. To get the most out of your meal, then you need to have the best insulated lunch bag.
- Rubbermaid LunchBlox Lunch Bag
- Everest Cooler Lunch Bag
- Fit & Fresh Women’s Downtown Insulated Lunch Bag
- InsigniaX Insulated Lunch Bag
- Aosbos Reusable Insulated Lunch Box Tote Bag
- Fit & Fresh Ladies Venice Insulated Lunch Bag
- PWR XTREME Insulated Lunch Bag
- MIER Portable Thermal Insulated Cooler Bag
Rubbermaid LunchBlox Lunch Bag
Made by the food-to-go experts, Rubbermaid has long been a staple brand when it comes to food and drink containers. The edge that Rubbermaid has against the competition is that they are almost always the pioneering brand to a feature that becomes the future standard for food containers. In this case, Rubbermaid may not have been the ones who invented the insulated lunch bag, but you can be assured that what you’re getting will be a quality product.
The Rubbermaid LunchBlox is designed to blend in with other containers. Upon first glance, you’ll never notice that the bag is supposed to be a food carrying container. This particular lunch bag is designed by Rubbermaid to work in tandem with their LunchBlox line of food containers hence the bag’s square shape. This basic shape is the secret to how the insulated lunch bag works. Thanks to a snug fit inside, the food in the LunchBlox containers can keep each other warm or cold efficiently. The bag features a pocket for warm or cold packs which will further aid in the temperature regulation of the food inside.
The bag features a lightweight design with zipping enclosure and a comfortable top grip handle. You can also use the included shoulder strap if you want to tote the bag with you. Just make sure you keep it upright so that you won’t make a mess. Other features include dedicated pockets for storing utensils as well as secure bottle holders.
Everest Cooler Lunch Bag
If you thought that the Rubbermaid looked like an ordinary bag, wait till you see the Everest Cooler Lunch Bag. If you don’t open the bag, you can mistake the bag for an average bag. Despite being square-ish in shape, its external characteristics won’t give away its food carrying purpose. Despite being called as the Cooler Lunch Bag, Everest’s insulated lunch bag isn’t only for cold food or beverages. The bag is insulated to keep either cold or warm food inside. The primary container is lined with an insulating vinyl panel not only to keep your food warm or cold, but it also makes for an easy to clean interior. If your food gets spilled accidentally, you can easily wipe it clean, so you don’t have to worry about time-consuming cleanup; especially if you’re not at home yet.
The exterior is made of 600d grade polyester fibers that ensure a rugged exterior that it is easy to clean from minor spills from food and beverages. The bag is properly insulated, but it does not include removable hot and cold packs for better temperature retention. On the front section of the bag, it has pockets for utensil storage as well as other items such as napkins or condiments. On the side, the bag has mesh pockets with an elastic lining. It makes them universal pockets for whatever external items you plan on carrying.
Fit & Fresh Women’s Downtown Insulated Lunch Bag
Preparing food to go isn’t limited only to picnics or outings, bringing home-prepared food with you could yield multiple benefits. For example, with home-prepped food, you save money from going out and buying your lunch. Also, with your home-cooked food, you can be assured that you’re eating healthy foods that you prepared yourself.
If you’re worried about looking like you’re going on a picnic using insulated lunch bags with no taste for design, you can cast those fears aside with the Fit & Fresh Downtown. The insulated lunch bag comes in a stylish design that is both discrete as an insulated lunch bag, at the same time attract attention as a nice looking bag. Your colleagues at work will be surprised that you’re carrying a lunch bag.
For features, the downtown has a sturdy lining that allows the bag to hold its shape and keep it upright with easy access to enable easy packing. The outer covering of the bag is lined with covered or hidden pockets to provide convenient utensil or condiment storage discretely. The bag comes with a slim hot or cold pack to retain your food’s temperature until lunch time; combine that with the excellent interior insulation of the bag, you’ll get warm or cold food anytime, all the time.
InsigniaX Insulated Lunch Bag
Departing from the discrete looks of lunch bags that hide their purpose, the InsigniaX doesn’t do a lot to hide the fact that it’s made to carry food. The InsigniaX is constructed with durable and tear resistant 600d grade polyester fibers. Under the polyester outer layer, the insulated lunch bag features a 5-millimeter PE foam pad that works as padding for the food containers, as well as give the bag extra insulation. The foam pads also give the bag a rigid frame that makes it easy to put in and take out food containers. However, the layers don’t stop there, the foam padding is sandwiched inside a pocket of 600d polyester, and the interior lining is made of laminated aluminum foil. The foil is then stitched to the polyester main body to provide excellent insulation.
On top of the bag, the InsigniaX has a large padded carrying handle that allows you to carry the lunch bag comfortably while commuting or going out of the house. The bag also features removable shoulder straps that are adjustable so you can tote your lunch bag with you if you don’t want to hand-carry the bag. Up front, the bag has utensil pockets in addition to mesh side pockets for carrying bottles and other items.
Aosbos Reusable Insulated Lunch Box Tote Bag
Just like the Fit & Fresh Women’s Downtown Insulated Lunch Bag, Aosbos’ Reusable Insulated Lunch Box Tote Bag is aimed for use with women. The bag comes in numerous fashionable designs and is shaped like a regular bag, so it won’t attract too much attention when bringing the bag with you. It is an important part because, for women, everything must come together. Women like their dress and accessories to jive with each other. If an out of place lunch bag were to ruin their overall look, they’d be hesitant to bring that lunch bag with them.
The Aosbos insulated lunch bag is made with 600d grade polyester, so it provides a decent amount of protection from tearing and minor water resistance from splashes. Under the polyester outer material, the main insulator is a double layer of polyethylene foam padding that is covered with a laminated aluminum foil material to provide excellent temperature regulation.
Don’t think twice about bringing this bag to work or school anymore. The fashionable design and various color variations allow you to bring your home prepped lunch with you no matter what you wear, this lunch bag will not look out of place with your overall look.
Fit & Fresh Ladies Venice Insulated Lunch Bag
This bag is the most discrete insulated lunch bag on this list. However, it’s designed for ladies’ use. Everything about this bag is designed to both keep food warm or cold. Despite how stealthy it is on the outside, the inside is intended to carry food containers. And the materials on the inside are meant to regulate the temperature of the food inside its container.
Say goodbye to paper bags, plastic bags, or bulky and out of place insulated food bags. The Fit & Fresh Venice is a convenient and stylish solution to bringing your lunch with your to work. Save money from buying outside and stay healthy by avoiding fast food. The Fit & Fresh Venice strikes a balance between form and function with a chic exterior and functional interior. The main food compartment is lined with a PEVA lining that is 100% PVC free and is non-toxic and odorless. The lining is also waterproof so it can handle accidental spills and make it easy to wipe clean. The inside of the bag has a mesh pocket to insert a hot or cold pack that will aid in temperature regulation.
On the outside, the food compartment is sealed with a magnetic snap lock. When on the go, the bag can be carried with the wide 1.5-inch straps which can be worn over the shoulder like any tote bag or can be held like a clutch bag if you choose.
PWR XTREME Insulated Lunch Bag
Going back to the purpose-made insulated lunch bags, the PWR XTREME Insulated Lunch Bag prioritizes function over form. This bag is the all-around food carrier that is a must on every picnic or outdoor activities. While its looks leave something to be desired especially for women but for its function, this bag trumps everything on the list.
The large bag can accommodate stacked food containers along with water bottles or cans. The numerous pockets on both the inside and outside portions of the bag allow you to put in everything except the kitchen sink. The front pocket can be used to store utensils, condiments, and more. On the sides, the mesh pockets are lined with an elastic mouth that allows it to grip on to bottles larger than the pocket. The top portion of the main compartment also houses a mesh pocket where you can put extra items such as a chocolate bar if you’re packing it cold. You can also use it for warm applications such as putting some sauce in a zip lock bag and keep it there to stay warm.
The bag includes two types of warm or cold packs and is color coordinated as red or blue, so you won’t have to fumble around to know which pack is which. Obviously, you can only use one pack at a time because the bag does not divide the compartment into multiple temperature-sealed compartments. For cons, I understand that this bag is meant to carry food and keep it fresh, but comparing the bag to other items in the list, the hefty price tag seems like a hard sell for the PWR XTREME insulated food bag.
MIER Portable Thermal Insulated Cooler Bag
If you like to pack lightly or have kids to send to school with their lunches, this insulated lunch bag is perfect for the job. Coming in cheap, you can buy multiple bags to use for the whole family. If you have one of those compact bento or compartmentalized food containers, this lunch bag fits those containers like a glove. This bag is simple and just simply works!
The materials used in this simple yet effective food container insulator are 100% polyester that is resistant to tearing and provides a minor degree of splash resistance. The polyester is easy to clean in the event of spills but will require washing once you get home. Under the polyester outer layer, the main insulating material is a foam that makes up the whole structure of the insulated lunch bag. On the main compartment, the interior is lined with laminated aluminum foil which will effectively reflect the radiated heat or cold from the food and keep the temperature regulated.
The compact size of this lunch bag allows you to easily pack it along with your other stuff in a larger bag and this makes for an ideal literal “lunch” bag as it’s only big enough to pack your lunch and nothing more. Simple, yet effective.
When you’re out looking for a way to carry your food from home to your destination, the only point to keep in mind is how effectively does the container retain the temperature of the food. Looks come in second as more prefer function over form but if you’re the opposite or want a balance of form and function, there are also special items for your use case. As for price, most items on the list are reasonably priced, and all work well. It’s up to you to choose which bag can fit your existing food containers.