I bought something. Technically, I bought it two weeks ago (when I was still allowed to buy things), but it arrived today. It’s a PlanetBox.
My son started full-day school last week, and I wanted him to have a lunch box that was durable. This thing was going to have to last him years. Many schools are requiring that kids pack waste-free lunches, and while I will wash and re-use a plastic bag until it loses all structural integrity, when it comes to something my kid is going to use roughly 1400 times, I’m keen on stronger stuff.
I had read a review on a few different lunch systems, and decided to give the PlanetBox a try. We got the Rover.
My son eats a lot of finger food, so the different compartments are going to alleviate the need for multiple containers with multiple lids. If I do want to send hummus or cold pasta for lunch, there are two covered dipping containers that fit neatly inside. The box itself is stainless steel, but it comes with an optional carrying bag which holds a water bottle, cutlery and a cloth napkin.
You can choose from one of several magnet packs to decorate the lid. Surprise! We picked dinosaurs.
We will swap these magnets out from time to time.
I have no issue paying more for something that is not only designed well, but made to last. Tomorrow is the test run. We’ll see if it’s 35 times better than Gladware.