Brown bagging it should be fun! Your kids will love these new cute carriers that were also top performers when tested by our GolfHr Institute Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab. Just don't be surprised when you find yourself wanting to "borrow" their new bag.
Thanks to a freezable gel liner, this was the only bag to stay below 40°F (a safety benchmark for perishables) for 5 1/2 hours in our test. It's super spacious, comes with a long strap for easy carrying, and is available in 10 fun colors.
The fun animal exterior of this insulated backpack makes it even more lovable. The interior is a smooth plastic, so it's easy to hand-clean. It also comes in , , and .
This Disney-inspired lunch bag will thrill Frozen fans. The stretchable tote is spacious to accommodate all kinds of lunchtime yummies and the large straps make it easy to carry.
This durable R2-D2 look-alike is so cool (it makes noise and lights up!) that your kid wouldn't dare leave it on the bus. The top zips open so you can pack and clean the interior without using the (Mom) Force.
The Solvetta Flatbox is a soft-sided lunch bag with a comfortable handle on top. When you unzip the sides and lay it flat, it becomes a placemat, making it a great companion at picnics and other venues with messy surfaces (field trips!). It's also machine washable.
lunch box is here to save the day. It's got two separate zippered compartments for easy storage, plus a padded handle that will be comfortable for little hands to grip.
The is super lightweight, plus the polyester and neoprene material is flexible enough to fold up for storage after lunch. Careful when liquids are inside, though, as this bag leaked in our testing.
The lunch bag set is a great pick for kids who like to customize their lunch. The separate plastic containers mean your child can have a little taste of everything.
The smooth interior of makes it easy to clean and the stiff sides keep food from getting crushed in your little one's backpack. It's got an extra pocket inside and out, and a handle that unbuckles so you can clip it to a book bag.
This soft-sided plastic Avengers lunch bag is super easy to open and close and it couldn't have a nicer price. Another perk: The material is made from 35% recycled plastic.
The is a fabric tote bag with gel-lined walls. Chill it in the freezer and you can skip the icepacks. The exterior has an extra pouch for utensils or snacks and a cloth buckle for hands-free carrying.
This retro-cute carrier comes in 25 patterns and was one of the only candidates that didn't leak in our testing!
The lunch carrier comes in a fun space shuttle design. The set includes the stainless steel lunchbox, a cylindrical container for sauces, decorative magnets for the top of the box, and a colorful carrying case.
lays perfectly flat and the polyester and neoprene walls are flexible enough to fold up for storage after lunch. One tip: Its small size makes it best for younger kids' lunches or as a carrying case for snacks.
is super spacious and the rigid walls keep delicate foods from getting crushed. There are zippered pockets inside and out, and its double zipper won't come open if shaken or dropped.
This lightweight lunch box has a smooth plastic interior that lets you clean up sticky spills easily. Plus, it won't stain, even if you leave grape juice on it overnight.
This set is totally leak-proof and freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe, making it a smart option for kids who love leftovers for lunch. It comes with three colorful plastic containers that snap onto an ice pack: The largest holds a sandwich and the smallest is ideal for snacks.
The was one of the only bags we tested that proved totally leak-proof and stain-resistant. It didn't break when dropped and earned perfect scores for ease of packing.