MEIR Adult Lunch Box Insulated Lunch Bag

Last updated date: January 22, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

The MEIR Adult Lunch Box Insulated Lunch Bag is small enough to remain portable, while still remaining spacious enough to store plenty of food to get you through even the longest workday. A front zipper pocket is handy for storing extra items like utensils or your keys, and a PEVA-lined interior will keep your items temperature-controlled throughout the day. The lining also makes it easy to keep clean by just wiping down at the end of each use. In our analysis of 112 expert reviews, the MIER MIER Adult Lunch Box Insulated Lunch Bag placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 1, 2019:
Checkout The Best Insulated Lunch Box for a detailed review of all the top insulated lunch boxes.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
2,679 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Separate upper and lower compartments. Very affordable. Big enough to store an entire day's worth of food.
- Gear We Are
The shoulder strap on the bag is detachable and very easy to adjust, so you will be able to carry your lunch around in complete comfort. The extra zipped compartment on the outside is also somewhere you can store your cutlery or keys.
- Byways
It has separation of dry and cold food. Portable and durable. Large enough to carry a day's worth of food.
- Runner Click
February 24, 2019 | Full review
The MEIR Adult Lunch Box is an unbeatable option for anyone who needs a lunch bag—guys, girls, kids, you name it. This simple, straightforward lunch box is spacious enough to fit all your food, and its thick insulation will keep your meals fresh for hours.
- The Spruce
August 1, 2019 | Full review
It has separate spaces for storing cold and dry food.
- EatrBox
June 4, 2019 | Full review
Upper compartment for storing delicate food items. Adjustable and removable shoulder strap. Users appreciate its large size.
- BestReviews
Two compartments make it easier to pack hot/cold meals separately. Well-designed, different color variants; right size without being bulky, easy to carry like a cross-body bag.
- Sullivan Steak House
Its inside has an insulated PEVA lining, which is eco-friendly and meals protected not to point out wiping shortly and simply. The tote bag additionally has a entrance zipper pocket that’s nice for placing your keys, utensils, playing cards, small change, napkins, and different small objects.
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August 8, 2019 | Full review
It has 2 way dual zipper closure.
- Hombre Golf Club
Good compartmentalization is essential for lunch boxes, and this is where the MIER SYNCHKG089443 truly excels, with two internal compartments, a pouch on top, and one front pocket.You can keep cold items away from hot foods, so you can enjoy your lunch exactly how you want, without the risk of spoiling your meal.
- Kitchen Jen
May 8, 2019 | Full review
Top part is easily accessible thanks to the two-way zipper closure. It’s excellent for fruit, drinks and snacks. Bottom part is more square in shape, and great for plastic containers with your lunch, sandwiches and salads. Two compartments are insulated from one another, so the cold (or heat) won’t transfer between them.
- Globo Turf
June 28, 2019 | Full review
The thick inner insulation and food-grade safe PEVA liner retain coldness or warmth. You unpack your foodstuffs and serve while it’s as fresh as a buttercup. The soft lining makes cleaning a breeze by wiping leaving a tiptop shipshape surface to pack your dishes.
- Lunch Box Hub
It has pouches where napkins, handkerchief, and petite materials can be stored. he bag has two compartments. The lunch bag is waterproof. Well insulated. The bag has a handle and attachable straps.
- Lunch Box Report
What experts didn't like
It stains fairly easily.
- Gear We Are
Size can too big. Top compartment is bigger than bottom.
- Runner Click
February 24, 2019 | Full review
Bottom compartment is smaller than the top compartment. Too big for the small packers.
- EatrBox
June 4, 2019 | Full review
Bigger than most lunchboxes. Some issues with durability.
- BestReviews
Weak interiors and zipper; rips off within a few week or months of usage. Poor insulation.
- Sullivan Steak House
Can be somewhat filmsy. Insulation is low quality.
- Hombre Golf Club
The only major complaint mentioned by reviewers is that the bottom section is not tall enough to accommodate a water bottle in an upright position.
- Kitchen Jen
May 8, 2019 | Full review
Not entirely leak-proof and waterproof for picnic, school or office. Does not fit into small-sized office freezers.
- Lunch Box Hub
The bag is clunky when the strap is attached.
- Lunch Box Report

From The Manufacturer

Keep your food at just the right temperature with The Dual Compartment Insulated Lunch Bag by MIER! From hot meals to cold beverages, our insulated bag allows you to properly enjoy your food anytime of the day. Interior with thick thermal insulation wall to keep food cold/warm/fresh for hours. The top section is great for storing snacks, fruits and so on for go-anywhere convenience. The leakproof bottom compartment allows lunch containers to lay flat, minimizing accidental spills! Able to store multiple meals, this bag is a must-have for school, work or even family road trips. Complete with 1 front zipper pocket, 2 side open pockets, 1 comfortable silicon grip handle, a detachable shoulder strap and multiple colors for choices!

Overall Product Rankings

1. XM Bag ThinkFit Insulated Lunch Boxes
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 18
2. MEIR Adult Lunch Box Insulated Lunch Bag
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 14
3. Zuzuro Lunch Bag Insulated Cooler Lunch Box
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 16
4. MAZFORCE Original Insulated Lunch Bag
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Hango Adult Lunch Box Insulated Lunch Bag
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 7
6. HighSpeedDaddy Tactical Lunch Bag
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Rubbermaid LunchBlox Lunch Bag, Medium
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 10
8. PackIt LLC Freezable Lunch Bag with Zip Closure, Black
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 13
10. Wildkin Insulated Lunch Box
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Insulated Lunch Boxes

Lunch boxes have come a long way since the metal ones kids took to school decades ago. Today’s lunch boxes are well insulated to allow you to keep food temperatures hot or cold for hours at a time. But these soft-sided lunch boxes also come with some challenges, so it’s important to know what to look for before you shop.

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Insulation is the key to temperature control. Although the right insulation can help maintain the cool temperatures your items need in the lunch box after you bring them over from the refrigerator, an ice pack can help. Some lunch boxes also offer separate compartments for cold and hot items to allow you to carry both at the same time.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

Storage containers are a great way to pack your favorite items, but it can be tough to find the right size to fit into your lunch box. Some boxes come with containers, making this far easier. If you opt for this, make sure the containers are safe to use in the microwave and wash in the dishwasher. Some lunch boxes come with bento box-style containers, and those are great for keeping portion sizes at a minimum, so look for those if that’s your preference.

For our parenting expert, Kate Desmond, finding an insulated lunch box that’s big enough to fit bento boxes for her kids is a major bonus. This helps eliminate the need for plastic bags, which is another plus.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

In addition to compartments for your containers and food items, exterior pockets can come in handy. You’ll have a place to store items like cutlery and condiments or, if you prefer, handy storage for your keys and cellphone. With some lunch boxes, you’ll also get extra pockets on the outside for one or more bottles of water.

“Something to keep in mind if purchasing an insulated lunch box for your kids is ease of opening and closing,” Desmond says. “You want to make sure the box you choose is workable for little fingers. It’s already hard enough for them to put their straw in their juice box and open their yogurt tube, don’t make your kid’s teacher or lunch lady do more work by also having to help them open and close their lunch box.”

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

When you get home each day, you’ll need to set a little extra time aside to get your lunch box ready for the next use. That means removing all items, wiping the inside clean, and setting it out to dry. You’ll have to wash your containers and make sure they’re ready to go by the next day, if you pack a lunch every workday. Also don’t forget to put your ice packs in the freezer so they’ll be ready for use, even if you aren’t sure how long it will be until the next time you need them.

DYWM Fun Fact

Bento boxes date all the way back to the 5th century, when farmers and hunters in Japan used compartmentalized boxes to pack their lunches for work each day. The design was inspired by farmer’s seed boxes, with compartments designed to hold food items like rice and vegetables separately. The design eventually spread to other countries. The word “bento” is actually derived from a slang term that means “convenient.” The design has been imitated in many other ways over the centuries, including the compartments used in TV dinners in the mid- to late 20th century. Today, bentos are popular on sites like Reddit and Pinterest.

The Insulated Lunch Box Buying Guide

  • If you plan to pack your food in containers, make sure you choose a lunch box that will hold your chosen container size. To make things easier, some bags come with containers that fit perfectly. XM Bag ThinkFit Insulated Lunch Boxes have six food containers and a reusable ice pack. You’ll also get a shaker cup with three storage compartments for mixing meal replacement shakes. Lastly, these boxes include a pill storage container to keep everything in one place. The Zuzuro Lunch Bag Insulated Cooler Lunch Box has three containers, each large enough for a small meal.
  • When a lunch box comes with containers, look to make sure you can wash them in the dishwasher, as well as heat up food in them in the microwave. The containers and lids with XM Bag ThinkFit Insulated Lunch Boxes are all dishwasher safe. Although the containers on the Zuzuro Lunch Bag Insulated Cooler Lunch Box are dishwasher and microwave safe, the lids aren’t microwaveable, so you’ll need to take those off first.
  • You may need ice packs to keep cold food chilly longer. XM Bag ThinkFit Insulated Lunch Boxes have one reusable ice pack, while the Zuzuro Lunch Bag Insulated Cooler Lunch Box has two ice packs, but you can easily find packs to fit if your chosen lunch box doesn’t come with one.
  • Most people want to carry both warm and cold items at the same time. Some lunch boxes meet this challenge by providing separate compartments, each insulated to maintain the temperature of the items inside them. The MIER Adult Lunch Box Insulated Lunch Bag features separate upper and lower compartments that you can use to split up your cold and hot food. The Zuzuro Lunch Bag Insulated Cooler Lunch Box has three separate insulated compartments, along with a fourth area for holding room temperature items like cookies.
  • Temperature control is always a challenge, but today’s insulation technology accomplishes this more capably than ever before. XM Bag ThinkFit Insulated Lunch Boxes use double insulation, promising to keep food cold or warm for as long as 10 hours. The MIER Adult Lunch Box Insulated Lunch Bag and MAZFORCE Original Insulated Lunch Bag use thick insulation, while the Zuzuro Lunch Bag Insulated Cooler Lunch Box uses thick PEVA lining.
  • One small touch you may not consider when you’re buying a lunch box is an extra storage compartment for items like cutlery and condiments. If you need to tuck a water bottle into a pocket on the outside, look for that, as well. The MIER Adult Lunch Box Insulated Lunch Bag has an extra zippered pocket, while the Zuzuro Lunch Bag Insulated Cooler Lunch Box has both a small pocket for items and two fully-insulated water bottle holders.
  • Size can be a challenge with lunch boxes. You want a bag that’s large enough to store all your items, but you also need it to be small enough to be portable. The size you choose will depend on your own personal preferences. The MAZFORCE Original Insulated Lunch Bag is small enough to slide into a backpack or tote bag, but it’s also limited on storage inside, making it more ideal for those who take snacks or small lunches. The MIER Adult Lunch Box Insulated Lunch Bag is larger, but its removable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry as a crossbody bag if you prefer. It still will be too big to squeeze comfortably into your office refrigerator, though.