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My Son was starting at pre school and wasn't looking forward to it so we decided to let him pick his own lunch bag in the hope that it would encourage him to go.
He loves Disney Cars and so he picked this one. We got him the matching aluminium drinks bottle to go with it as well.
On his first day at pre school he carried his lunch bag all the way there with a smile on his face and enjoyed his first day. This was great since he'd been so adamant that he didn't want to go! I was very pleased.
The Lunch bag is great it fits everything in that he needs and keeps everything cool enough for lunch time. My Son finds it easy to open unlike some lunch boxes that can be a bit awkward.
I love that the inside is wipe clean although it does have a few areas around the stitching that can be quite awkward to clean. If cleaned properly and submerged in water it can take a while to dry as well but i normally leave it over night and then its dry by morning.
On the back of the lunch bag is a plastic holder with a card in to write your childs name etc i had concerns that this would rub off when i was washing it but its actually been washed quite a lot now and its good as new!
The Lunch Bag
My little boy has recently started his first year in school and we came to the decision he would have pack lunches rather than school dinners. We decided he should choose which lunch bag to have seems as it would be him using it. While shopping in Asda he instantly spotted this Cars 2 bag and so we purchased it for him. The bag is bright colourful and as it has Lightning McQueen, Francesco and Finn all over it he managed to spot it was cars 2 branded from the bottom of the isle. As well as bright pictures, each character also has their name written next to them just in case there was any doubt. It is very attractive but also something that stands out a little which is perfect for when my son needs to search for his lunch bag from a trolley filled with other lunch boxes and bags.
There is a space at the back of the bag so you can fill your child's details in so they know it is theirs if there are two of the same in the class. This solves the problem of where to write your child's name so it does not become lost, and on the card they provide space for both your child's name and class so it is convenient. It is large enough so that it can be seen easily and as it is contained in a plastic holder there is no way of it getting lost. The lunch bag looks impressive and is a good size. It has a large easy to hold handle on the top of the bag which is perfect to carry around and it is nice and light. The finish to the bag is great and I did expect it to be durable when I purchased it.
One thing we wanted in a lunch bag was an easy to open option that could survive rough pulling and pushing from my son. This bag can be opened using a zip that moves freely back and forth. They have been careful to design it so there is no material that can become stuck, and it is very easy to open and close. Once you undo the zip the bag opens wide. You lift the lid and are able to access every part of the lunch bag so there is no need to squash food getting it in and out. It also means my son can open it and decide what to have..
It is a little smaller on the inside than it looks with first impressions, so I was a little worried about how much it can hold. It has proved that is a great size as I can fit in sandwiches a carton of juice, some biscuits and a piece of fruit with ease. It can also hold medium sized food containers that I use for adding pasta or other dishes and then also a piece of fruit, juice and other items. It is nice and deep so in the summer I can add two different juices for my son and still fit the food in comfortably. At the same time it is not so large that all the food gets thrown around and crushed. The outside of the bag has a lot of padding which tends to keep the foods safe.
It does have some reflective insulation padding inside the lunch bag which to be honest is no great. It promises to keep things cool, which it does but not for long periods of time. It keeps things cool until lunch but pushing that any further I would be a bit worried. I have never tried to store warm foods inside as he usually has pasta and other items cool. Durability has been really good. Looking at the material you can see it is well made, and everything is finished to a high standard. For something that is being used five days a week and carried around by a five year old this bag is in fantastic condition. As the front of the bag is plastic you can wipe it down and it looks brand new, but also the rest of the bag comes up very well with just a wet cloth. My son leaves his lunch bag just about anywhere and so it does come home with marks and stains but the material washes well. The inside of the bag is also very easy to clean. I like to use an anti bacterial spray to clean inside and it comes up very well with a good scrub.
I would definitely recommend this lunch bag to anyone with a young boy that loves Disney Cars. It has the main characters printed across the front so it is attractive to a fan instantly. It has survived since August as his main lunch bag and it really is in great condition. We paid around £8 for ours and I believe this is a good price for a character branded bag that has lasted. It's not fancy or too big, but lovely and bright while still being practical for a five year old boy.