General chatter - Lunch Bag Help…Paper Bags Won't Do

01-16-2014, 10:47 AM

I need help picking out a good lunch bag.I need something durable that won't suck up the smell of the faculty lounge fridge. Something that has room for a 12-hour day worth of snacks and meals. Also, something that can stay cold when I can't place the bad in the fridge.
Figured that I can't eat healthy if I don't bring my lunch to work. I've been eating fast food for weeks. :(

01-16-2014, 11:41 AM
I go back and forth between an old school metal lunch box (I get so many compliments on it, lol) and an insulated lunch box like I give to my daughter for school.

Amazon ( has a bunch of them pretty low priced, but you can buy them from target, walmart, etc.

01-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Metal lunch box! I might just go retro with my lunch kit! Thanks

01-16-2014, 06:43 PM
Or modernize!

01-17-2014, 09:57 AM
In the camping departments at many stores, like Walmart, there are lots of insulated bags of all sizes. My DH uses one for his lunches/snacks and we even found one with a couple pockets so he can carry some of his paperwork in it as well. I have seen ones with freezer packs so you can keep the lunch cold all day, too. :)

01-17-2014, 10:12 AM
I have been in the market for a new lunch bag for a while now. Mine is functional, but has been stained and looks pretty gross. I love the style and size, but haven't been able to fine a replacement in store. I have been browsing Etsy and there are thousands of lunchbags! Have a look, they might have just what you're looking for :)

01-17-2014, 11:12 AM
My mom got me a Thirty One thermal tote ( one year to use as a lunch box and I adore it!

01-20-2014, 11:27 PM
Thanks for all the recommendations, ladies! :)

01-21-2014, 12:33 AM
My current lunch bag, I got at Wal-Mart several years ago, back in the camping dept. Has a long shoulder strap, big, solid plastic liner, 3 outer pockets, extra storage in zipper lid! Love that thing!

Pick up a few of those icey things you can toss in the freezer, take one, freeze one, so you always have a cold one, and you're good to go!

For the record, this lunch box would hold a 12 pack of beer bottles, so plenty big enough! Solid, lots of storage! I pack my breakfast, snacks and lunch. No problem.:D