If you’re a brown-bagger, there are several good reasons to check out the products by Built. For one, the patterns on the soft fabric are fanciful and bright—“This is not some stodgy lunch bag baby,” it says.
The Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote is insulated with what looks like a neoprene-type lining (yes, it is); you know, the wet suit material. Consequently, there is no vinyl or PVC used, a good thing. It’s also stain resistant and can be machine washed cold, drip dry.
The insulation properties are constant pretty much up to four hours but we like to throw a cold pack in the bottom before packing. There’s a neat little carry handle cut out.
They also make an airtight—100%–Biokips bowl with zippered pouch. And surprise! The bases and lids can go in the microwave if you’re carrying something other than salad. The locking clips on the bowl ensure no spillage in connection with the rubber silicone seal. Amazing 30-year warranty.
Lunch totes run from about $22 to $29.99 and the salad bowl and cover is $21.99.