Lunchbox comparison

Looking for the perfect lunchbox?

Well you’ve come to the right place. We’ve collected all the nitty gritty information on all the popular lunchboxes and laid it out for you in an easy-to-read table.

There’s so much to consider when searching for the best bento lunchbox. How much food does it hold? How many compartments does it have? What size is it? How much does it weigh? What lunch bags does it fit in? Does the lunchbox have an ice brick to help keep food cold?

Back in ‘the day’ (you know, our day way back in the 80s and 90s!) a lunchbox was a simple container, with food wrapped in plastic film and a frozen drink to keep it cool. Well, haven’t times changed (oh goodness, I sound like a grandma!). We now know a lot more about making healthy food choices, we’re more mindful of the environment and the impact we have on the planet and we’re generally more aware of our conscious buying decisions.

Single-use plastic is on its way out. Reuse, recycle and re-purpose is the way forward. Having a good quality lunchbox that is designed to last is a conscious decision for the health of the planet and the health of our children. The Sustainable Schools Project found that a single child taking a packaged lunch to school produces at least 3 pieces of rubbish per day. Which equals 30kg of rubbish in one year, from one child. In a school of 500 students, that equates to 15 tonnes (yes, 15,000 kg) of rubbish in one year!* But there is a solution: a good quality, leak-proof lunchbox that doesn’t need any extra plastic wrap or packaged foods.

With a little bit of planning and preparation, we can reduce our footprint on the planet, save unnecessary packaging and provide our children with healthier food choices to help nourish their bodies and feed their brains.

A lunchbox that can be repurposed or recycled at the end of its life is the way to go.

Here’s the low-down on the most popular lunchboxes on the market:

Lunchbox

Capacity / Size

Weight

Ice brick

 Leak proof

 Lunchbag

Boxi Cool

5.5 cups

24cm x 21cm x 7.5cm

615g without ice brick

1095g with ice brick

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Fits in most

 

Yumbox Tapas

4.2 cups

24.1cm x 17cm x 4.5cm

627g

 

Boxi tick of approval

 

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Fits in most

Yumbox original

2.5 cups

21cm x 15.2 x 4.5cm

 

490g

Boxi tick of approval

 

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Fits in most

Lunchbag with Sistema lunchbox plus ice brick

7.6 cups

21cm x 15cm x 8.7cm

820g

Buy separately

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Fits in some larger bags

Stuck on You bento lunchbox

1.9 litres

23cm x 18cm x 5cm

710g

 Boxi tick of approval

 

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Fits in most

Seed and Sprout Crunchbox

25cm x 21cm x 4.5cm

665g

 

 

 

 

 

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Fits in some larger bags

B.Box Whole foods lunchbox

8 cups

23.5cm x 21.5cm 6.5cm

585g

Yes, very small gel disc

 Boxi tick of approval

Fits in some larger square bags

Smiggle Life Large Happy Bento Lunchbox

1.29 litres

22.2cm x 18cm x 6.5cm

 710g

 Boxi tick of approval

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GoGreen

2000ml/ 2 Litres

 31cm x 19cm x 7cm

 

 

 

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No, only fits in GoGreen bag

Little Lunchbox Co Bento Five

980ml

17.5cm x 17.5cm x 5.6cm

 408g

 

 Boxi tick of approval

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 *Queensland Sustainable Schools - Litter Free Lunches https://www.sustainableschools.qld.edu.au/Default.aspx?tabid=921

 

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