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Product Review: Staving Off the Lunchbox Wars with PackIt #sponsor

School began for us this week. And every year, I ponder the same thing. I ask: "How do I get my kids to pack their own lunches?" Don't get me wrong; I'm not talking about making the food, or even wrapping the food. I'm talking about taking the pile of food that's on the dining room table at their spot and putting it into a bag. That's it.

I was dreading the onset of the Lunchbox Wars v.2015. But PackIt provided me the perfect solution to my problem: Get a cool lunch bag!

Earlier this summer, PackIt sent the boys the bags of their choosing, for the purpose of reviewing the products. The boys checked out the website, grabbed their rulers, considered the options, and made their selections. We received the bags in time for the boys to try them out during a few day-camps and, as I mentioned, we started school this week. So, we've used them for a couple week's worth of lunches. The novelty might wane eventually, but for now, I'm relishing the success of using these bags.

What is it?
PackIt bags are lunchbags, more like soft-sided coolers, with gel-lined walls that you fold flat and freeze overnight. They are PVC-, BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free.

What they love...
It's like a popsicle. They love putting it in the freezer the night before while it's soft, then pulling it out in the morning - chilled and hard - for them to pack.

What they didn't love...
They wished there were more "boy" colors. R loves the color yellow, but was reluctant to get the bag that had yellow in the pattern for fear of what the other boys in his class would say. I don't think chevron patterns are particularly girly, but there was no arguing with him. They both opted for black and plan to personalize them with buttons on the straps or something.

What I love...
The inside wipes clean and you can put them in the freezer flat. I didn't realize that the first day and moved some things around in there. But now that I know they can freeze flat, it's much more convenient. And what I love the most: they pack their own lunch bags. Happily.

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*Disclosure: we received complimentary PackIt bags for the purpose of review. Comments are 100% accurate and 100% our own. We have received no additional compensation for this post. *

Thanks, PackIt, we love our new lunchbags!


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