Durable, Easy to Carry Lunch Bag for a Busy Student?

Durable, Easy to Carry Lunch Bag for a Busy Student?

Anjali Prasertong
Mar 11, 2013

Q: Today this question is from me! I am looking for a durable, roomy lunch bag that I can easily carry around school all day. I'd like something that keeps containers secure and folds flat when empty. Bonus points if it's good-looking. Any recommendations?

I am currently a full-time graduate student and often have to bring lunch to school — sometimes even lunch and dinner. Usually this means I have at least two or three containers or jars of food, along with snacks like fruit, granola bars and trail mix. I usually carry everything in a Baggu bag, which doesn't keep the containers upright and is kind of a hassle, but I like that it folds completely flat, is washable and is easy to carry in my already-stuffed backpack. 

I would love a better alternative, a bag that is easy to clean, has a flat bottom so containers sit securely, and folds flat once it is empty. I especially appreciate bags without cutesy or overly girly prints, as that just isn't my style. I'll be checking out the BUILT bags on Emma's recommendation, but wanted to hear some of your ideas too.

Any recommendations, readers?

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