Age range: 2.5-8 (depending on appetite and whether the child takes a separate fruit break)
Where to buy: Lime Tree Kids
Best for: kids who like a bit of everything or who like their sandwiches chopped small. I packed sushi in it very successfully, as well as veggies, hummus etc, without any worries about transfer of foods.
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Another leak proof and good sealing bento style box.
The bentgo is compartmentalised for you, so it takes the guess work out of bento lunch packing. Each compartments works best when fully packed, so as to not allow it to move. The top of the lunchbox has silicone seals and each compartment is sealed when the lids is closed.
There are three colours, purple, green and blue and the trays can be swapped between the lunchboxes. The colours are good because they are fairly gender neutral. You could get away with any of the three colours for a boy or girl. The lunch tray is removable from the outer case which makes dishwashing easy.
The bentgo has a rubberised edge around the outside of the lunchbox and two clips which means it is quite sturdy and the tray is moulded plastic which has no thins walls, so it does have a tough feeling about it. The two clips are easy to undo and do up.
A sandwich could fit halved if slightly squished. Not ideal, but doable. If you cut the crusts off it will definitely get in there, but halved and with the two halves stacked on top of each other (over lapping).
Master 3 found this easy to open, despite dropping (it bounced) during testing.
Cons: the weight. This was the heaviest lunchbox in testing and of course that is because of the sturdy design, but it comes at a price- a heavy lunchbox.
Edited to add: The Planet Box is heavier than this lunchbox, but I didn’t have it at the time of this testing.
The other disadvantage for this one, it’s not really for sandwich lovers, it can be done, but isn’t ideal.
I was sent this lunchbox to review, but was not paid to complete the review. All of the opinions are mine.