Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Best School Backpacks Skip Hop Lunchie Insulated Lunch

Skip Hop Lunchie Insulated Lunch

We purchased the Skip House pink mouse backpack, and were looking for a coordinating lunch bag. We bought the Skip Hop Penguin Lunch Bag.

PROS:

My daughter was wild about the penguin design. It is incredibly cute! (They all are, honestly.)

I loved that it is BPA-, Phthalate-, and PVC-free.

It's very easy to clean the inside. Wipes down very quickly with a damp cloth.

Internal name tag space.

Adjustable carry handle

Can be laid flat and unzipped all the way around. for easier unpacking at lunchtime.

INTERNAL FIT:

It has a small mesh pocket on the inside where I tuck her fruit strip, or pack of cheese bunny crackers, and a folded up napkin and her ID card. The main internal portion easily holds our square sandwich container, small container of crackers/cookies, and a Contigo Autoseal Kids Cup.

POTENTIAL CONS:

It does not easily hold the shorter/fatter food containers (wide thermos-style). Nor does it easily hold a small yogurt, mini ice pack, water bottle, AND a plastic sandwich container. But if you pack your sandwiches in those small reusable bags, that might work for all the extras, though the sandwich might be a bit smushed. ;)

I really wish it had an external pocket (like the Skip Hop backpacks have). The inner mesh pocket is good for a few things, but not a lot.

Does not hold afternoon snack and lunch. Not an issue for us, but might be a concern for others.

BOTTOM LINE:

I highly recommend this for a single lunch container for a young child (preschool or kindergarten). We keep her snack in her regular backpack, so this one works fine for lunch only.

5 stars because it works great for our needs, and our daughter absolutely adores it. :)

But once she's older, we'll be moving on the a larger lunch bag. She'll be very sad to not be able to bring her Penguin buddy to school. But for this year, it's perfect!

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10 comments :

  1. Stanley Clark11/19/2010 4:32 AM

    Super cute and really sturdy. However, if your kiddo needs a lot of lunch, or you want to pack a thermos or anything, I'd suggest moving up a size to the backpack and using it as a lunchbox (which a few kids at our preschool do).

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  2. Loretta Jacobs11/24/2010 3:32 PM

    I bought this to use a lunch bag for my 25 year old self. It's small, but it's enough for what I need. I absolutely love the design... it's also well constructed.

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  3. Samuel Powell12/14/2010 2:32 PM

    Not gonna lie here, I'm 16 and love this thing. Not for my younger sibling or anything, but for ME. The owl one is adorable as heck, and it's a perfect fit for my daily granola bar, apple, sandwich, and water bottle lunch. I really wish the inner mesh area had a zipper, however. I just taped on some velcro. Problem solved c:

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  4. Michael Glenn10/19/2011 5:32 AM

    We purchased the Skip House pink mouse backpack, and were looking for a coordinating lunch bag. We bought the Skip Hop Penguin Lunch Bag.

    PROS:

    My daughter was wild about the penguin design. It is incredibly cute! (They all are, honestly.)

    I loved that it is BPA-, Phthalate-, and PVC-free.

    It's very easy to clean the inside. Wipes down very quickly with a damp cloth.

    Internal name tag space.

    Adjustable carry handle

    Can be laid flat and unzipped all the way around. for easier unpacking at lunchtime.

    INTERNAL FIT:

    It has a small mesh pocket on the inside where I tuck her fruit strip, or pack of cheese bunny crackers, and a folded up napkin and her ID card. The main internal portion easily holds our square sandwich container, small container of crackers/cookies, and a Contigo Autoseal Kids Cup.

    POTENTIAL CONS:

    It does not easily hold the shorter/fatter food containers (wide thermos-style). Nor does it easily hold a small yogurt, mini ice pack, water bottle, AND a plastic sandwich container. But if you pack your sandwiches in those small reusable bags, that might work for all the extras, though the sandwich might be a bit smushed. ;)

    I really wish it had an external pocket (like the Skip Hop backpacks have). The inner mesh pocket is good for a few things, but not a lot.

    Does not hold afternoon snack and lunch. Not an issue for us, but might be a concern for others.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I highly recommend this for a single lunch container for a young child (preschool or kindergarten). We keep her snack in her regular backpack, so this one works fine for lunch only.

    5 stars because it works great for our needs, and our daughter absolutely adores it. :)

    But once she's older, we'll be moving on the a larger lunch bag. She'll be very sad to not be able to bring her Penguin buddy to school. But for this year, it's perfect!

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  5. Roslyn Valdez11/24/2011 7:32 AM

    I purchased this lunch bag for my wife who loves foxes. I was afraid it'd be small since it's listed as a child's lunch bag. I was pleasantly surprised by its relatively large size and durable construction. A must for fox fans!

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  6. Andrew Tanner11/29/2012 3:32 AM

    This lunch bag is great. My daughter is 3 1/2 and she already had the owl backpack from Skip Hop. When we enrolled her in preschool she was going to need to take her lunch every day, so I got this since it matched. It IS small, but that is what I wanted because she has to carry the backpack as well. It is perfect for her, but I knew exactly what I was ordering before we got it. My daughter is provided with milk at school so I knew I would not have to send a drink. If you need to send a drink, that may be an issue. The bag is very small. However, I was able to fit a Foogoo/Funtainer thermos across the bottom of the bag with a square Tupperware sandwich container in the top part just fine. This may or may not work depending on how much your child eats! I can put a half sandwich, cheese stick and apple slices in the Tupperware container for my child. That is enough for her, but you may not be able to fit a whole lunch in that size container. If you pack a thermos you could probably fit more in if you used plastic bags or snack bags since they are not rigid containers.

    Pros:
    -It is small enough for a preschooler without being too cumbersome
    -It's very cute!
    -Matches the bookbag
    -Has a mesh bag inside for holding flatware and/or an ice pack (must be a flat, soft ice pack. not a hard ice block pack)
    -label inside for writing child's name and phone number
    -zipper goes all the way around the bottom curve so you can completely open the top and the flap will lay open flat, not stick up. Great for packing, it doesn't flop closed.
    - The soft sides give a little so you can pack oddly shaped containers without damaging the lunch bag
    -The handle on top has a clip so you can clip it to the backpack if necessary.
    -Will fit several large rectangle shaped containers for packing bento-style lunches. Just use silicone cupcake liners to divide the inside of the container.

    Cons you may notice(which were not an issue for me):
    -Too small for a big eater or an older child.
    -Will not hold a thermos AND a lunch, unless it is a small thermos and a container-free lunch (will fit a Funtainer and a "sandwich size" square container)
    -No outer pouch for a drink or water bottle

    For the price you can't beat it. It is an adorable lunch bag for a boy or girl. I can't speak for the durability since we just got it, but my daughter has been carrying the Skip Hop owl backpack for over a year now and it has held up wonderfully. When your child outgrows this as a lunch bag, it would make a great snack bag for outings.

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  7. Works great for keeping things hot or cold, and they are the cutest lunch bags ever! People ask me all the time where to get one!

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  8. I know that as a college student I shouldn't really be purchasing lunch box for kids, but when I saw it on amazon I couldn't resist it and I'm glad I didn't!!! It's the cutest lunch box I ever saw, and it's big enough to fit my snacks so I don't end up buying crappy food when I have to be away from my house all day long. It's really well made and I'm sure any kid would love to have one of those since I can't wait to start using mine!

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  9. Anita Dickson11/15/2013 7:32 AM

    I didn't buy this for a child. I bought it for myself to keep bento lunches and snacks in and keep them fresh. I'm 38. I know. I know. BUT SERIOUSLY. I love this friggin' thing. It's sweeter IRL. J'ADORE!!

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