I asked Baby Cheapskate readers about their favorite lunch boxes. Here are the ones that came out on top:
Pottery Barn Kids Classic: Comes in two dozen colors and prints. Features zippered mesh pocket, food-friendly lining, and back strap for attaching to rolling back packs. Designed to fit PBK Hot/Cold Food Storage Container and Spencer Food Storage ( sold separately). $19.50 to $24.50.
PlanetBox Shuttle or Rover: Choose from four colors for Shuttle and six for Rover. Shuttle features a two-cup main compartment and a one-cup side compartment. RoverRover holds nearly 4.5 cups of food. Comprised of dishwasher-safe stainless steel bento-style insert plus hand-wipeable recycled polyester carry bag. $39.95 for Shuttle; $59.95 for Rover.
Lands End Soft Side: Comes in a dozen colors/prints and features side mesh pocket and front pocket and clip handle. Insulated. Leak-Resistant. Easy to wipe interior. $19
Lands End Classmate EZ Wipe: Comes in a dozen colors/prints and features four pockets, clip handle, and interior ID tag. Insulated. Leak-Resistant. Seamless interior makes it easy to wipe. $24
PackIt: Choose from 11 colors and prints. Freezable lunch bag features zip closure, buckle handle, wipe-clean interior and spot-clean exterior. $19.99.