Ok, I’ll admit, I’ve had this lunchbox sitting at my house for awhile now waiting to be reviewed. It came in the mail, my kids fully explored it and then life got crazy and into the background it went. Well, the time has come to pull it back out and give it the turn it deserves. Because, this…. is a pretty cool lunchbox.
I wasn’t sure how I’d feel when it first arrived. We are a die hard Goodbyn family and have been for years. As I explored it more though, I discovered there was a lot to like. Let’s begin with the bag.
In the first picture at the top of the post, you may have noticed the zippered pouch on the outside of the flap. That’s pretty cool in itself but it doesn’t end there. Notice the two additional slots on the bag itself. Think napkins, silverware, a drink bottle etc. We’re always crammed for space so the extra storage definitely won some brownie points.
Time to give a looksie to the box itself. The magnets are one of my favorite parts. I love how you can change them out with different themes depending on your mood that day. Ours came with robots and dinosaurs. You can buy additional themes at the PlanetBox website as well if you want to shake it up even more.
I liked the flexibility of the inside as well. It’s nice that the cups are removable so that you can use them if you like or save them for another lunch day if you decide on a sandwich or other food that doesn’t require a container.
Now for the good stuff: an official lunch test. I packed it full of yogurt with all the fixings, a cheese stick and some crackers with uncured summer sausage. Nom nom.
And just because I’m a goofball, I closed it all up and walked around my house with the lunch bag slung over my shoulder being sure to give it a little bit of kid treatment along the way. When I opened it up, here’s what I saw:
Not too shabby! The crackers and sausage had shifted around a bit but nothing was broken and, more importantly, nothing leaked (ahem, yogurt I’m talking about you). My only small complaint with the lunch test is that the seal for the yogurt fell into the bucket. This made for a small mess when I had to retrieve it out. I’m pretty sure I’d be hearing all about that from my child if it happened on their watch. They have no problem rolling around in the mud but can’t stand to get a speck of food on their fingers. Go figure.
Overall, I’d give this lunchbox a thumbs up. It’s easy to clean, easy to use, has lots of useful storage and is environmentally friendly. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to head over to the PlanetBox website and check out all their mealtime products.
Note: I was given a free lunchbox to test out in exchange for this review. I only review products that align with my families values and I always give my honest and true opinions!
Hi! I checked out Planet Box and it was an $80 lunch box! Yikes!! While it looks super fabulous, I think they priced themselves out of moms of multiples price range! ):
Enjoyed your review – very educational and entertaining!
I’m thinking of buying rovers for my children. I love the look of the satchel you reviewed. Do you know where it can be purchased? I can’t see it on their website. Thanks!
Hmmm…. I wonder if they’re still available. You’re right, I didn’t see them either. Let me get in touch with them and I’ll get back to you as soon as I hear back!
Ok, so I got in touch with Planetbox and that satchel is no longer made. However, if you’d like to have mine, I’d be happy to send it to you. Just send me a note through the contact page with your address and I’ll send it your way!
Julie any idea why they got rid of that satchel? The lunchbox is not too great. It’s thin and space is limited. That satchel is awesome!!!
Julie replied: — May 16th, 2018 @ 7:02 pm
No idea, but I completely agree with you that the satchel makes the lunch box!