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5 Best Materials for Your Lunch Box or Bag

When it comes to lunch bags and boxes, there are plenty of materials to choose from. Whether you're looking for something durable or stylish, this list will help you find the perfect lunch box to fit your needs!

1.   Plastic

Plastic lunch bags and boxes make an excellent option for those looking for an inexpensive, lightweight lunch container. They're also incredibly durable, so they can withstand the wear and tear of being taken back and forth to school or work every day.

Plus, plastic lunch containers come in all shapes and sizes, making them perfect for packing everything from sandwiches and salads. Just be sure to double-check that your lunch box or bag is BPA-free.

2.   Stainless Steel

A stainless steel lunch box is ideal if you need something more durable than plastic. Stainless steel also doesn't retain odours, which makes them perfect for lunch meats, cheeses, and other lunch items. Stainless steel lunch box options are also usually insulated to keep food warm or cold.

The only downside to stainless steel lunch boxes is that they're heavier than plastic containers – so you may want to opt for a smaller size if you're packing lunch for school or work.

3.   Insulated Fabric

Lunch bags are a fun and stylish way to pack lunch - and keep it at the right temperature. Insulated lunch bags are made with fabrics like nylon, polyester, or neoprene, which are nice and durable. One big plus of using a fabric lunch bag is that when empty, they fold up into a compact size, making them easy to store.

Insulated lunch bags can be used for warm and cold lunch items and come in many fun designs, so you can find one that fits your style.

4.   Silicone

For those looking for an eco-friendly lunch box option, silicone is the way to go. Silicone lunch boxes are 100% non-toxic and free of BPA, lead, and phthalates. They're also incredibly lightweight – so they won't weigh you down if you pack lunch for school or work.

Silicone lunch boxes are also easy to clean and possess antibacterial properties, making them perfect for easily perishable lunch items. Silicone lunch boxes also typically come in bright colours, meaning you can add a bit of personality to your lunch!

5.   Bamboo

A bamboo lunch box is very aesthetically pleasing - yet still sturdy enough to withstand the wear and tear of lunching on the go. Bamboo lunch boxes are also eco-friendly since they're made from a renewable resource. Bamboo is also a material used to create lunch utensils, bottles and dinner sets - so you can get a matching lunch set for an extra special touch!

No matter what lunch box material you choose, you can be sure that lunchtime will always be a fun and convenient experience. Once you decide which material you prefer, check out our lunch box collection to find the lunch bag or box that fits your style!