Nutrition experts agree that packing your own lunch is healthier than purchasing restaurant food every day. Bringing lunch from home also saves you money. But you need to keep your lunch fresh during your commute. Moreover, dealing with the office refrigerator can be contentious. Coolers insulate your lunch until you have time to eat it, but they?re not incredibly convenient.
An insulated backpack is much more versatile. It can hold much more than your lunch. Plus, a backpack is suitable for travel. When you?re not working, you can use the backpack to hold drinks and snacks for your weekend activities.
The following insulated backpacks are the best for the office and beyond.
The Backpack by Modern Picnic
You would never guess that Modern Picnic backpack contains anything other than official business. The sleek vegan leather exterior comes in two colors and looks chic. It?s also resistant to the elements, which means that it will protect your items and last a long time.
The insulated interior keeps food and beverages at the desired temperature. This backpack contains one compartment for food and a padded laptop sleeve for your electronics. Everything stays separate, and you don?t have to worry about leakage.
Keep the bag out of the way by using the straps to wear it on your back. Use the short handle for quick trips.
- Chic, purse-like design
- Vegan leather is water-resistant
- Padded laptop sleeve
- Laptop compartment could be bigger
- Thin straps may dig into shoulders
Terns Insulated Backpack by Tourit
Many rugged backpacks that are designed for hiking and the beach aren?t appropriate for the office. However, this Tourit insulated backpack is as attractive as it is rugged. It has a streamlined silhouette that holds a lot of food or beverages without looking bulky.
The high-quality fabric is resistant to tears and easy to clean. The soft backpack has padded straps and rests comfortably on your back.
The leak-resistant main compartment holds up to 21 cans, making the backpack just as perfect for office parties as a lunch break. The PEVA hot-pressed foam keeps everything cool for up to 16 hours when you use the included freezer packs.
- Huge main compartment
- Several pockets for organization
- Padded straps
- No laptop compartment
- May be too large for some uses
Luxe Mini Convertible Backpack by Igloo
Carry your lunch in style with this mini convertible backpack. It can be worn as a cross-body bag or backpack, providing hands-free options for toting your lunch to work.
This backpack features a soft vegan leather exterior. When you unzip the main compartment, you can see the metallic gold liner, which matches the gold-toned trim and hardware. This bag even has metal feet on the base to raise it off of surfaces and help it stay clean.
The main compartment holds 12 cans or plenty of food. Stash smaller items, such as keys and pens, in the front exterior slip pocket.
- Durable vegan leather
- Stylish design
- Multiple ways to carry it
- Only holds 12 cans
- Straps aren’t padded
- No laptop compartment