We start school here in a couple of weeks, and my second grader needs a new lunchbox. He's a huge Star Wars fan, so we've gone through two or three Star Wars-themed lunchboxes, but I'd love to get one that lasts longer than a fad that he might forget about halfway through the year.
I recently heard about (and became intrigued by) the Packit lunchbox. You fold it down and freeze the whole thing, so you don't need to use ice packs. The website claims that it keeps things cold for up to 10 hours! If it's true, you could use it for more than just lunch -- you could keep medications cold during a day trip, maybe keep a bottle of champagne chilled on your way to a barbecue*... the sky's the limit.
(*I'm just saying, one MIGHT consider using it this way, not that I would**.)
((**OK, actually, yes I would totally do this.))
And they come in so many cute patterns! The one above is kind of blah and manly, but I mean, who could resist these cute robots:
Anyway, I love the idea of this, but... does it really work? I've read some mixed reviews, and these suckers are $20 a pop, so I need your input! Have you used this? Does it work? Help a mom out!
(Photo credit: amazon.com)