Last updated: 5th November 2019

Best Lunch Boxes For Men in 2020

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Best Lunch Boxes For Men

There is little worse than looking forward to your delicious lunch only to find your sandwich has been crushed in your bag or your pastas gone soggy because it wasn’t properly stored. Whilst the humble Tupperware box has its perks, when it comes to transporting and storing your lunch it often falls short. Your meals require proper insulation and protection to keep them fresh and well prepared throughout the morning, and there are plenty of lunch boxes for men out there than can do exactly this.

When you are on the hunt for the perfect lunch bags for men or lunch boxes for men you will be spoilt for choice. There is a huge array of options out there when it comes to insulated lunch bags for men and knowing which to choose can be confusing. A good lunch box or bag should keep your meals safe and fresh no matter where they are stored or how they are transported. Ideally you will want a sturdy yet convenient lunch box that allows you to carry everything you need. A mens lunch cooler can come in various shapes and sizes and there are so many different types of lunch boxes for men available, including:

  • Softshell: Softshell lunch bags for men are more flexible making them easy to store without being too bulky. These will often weigh less making them easier to transport, but they can lose shape if they aren’t full.
  • Hardshell: Hardshell lunch boxes for men are far sturdier and can better protect your food during the day. They won’t lose shape and can keep the temperature constant for longer, however they are bulkier and heavier to store and carry.

With so many options available when it comes to lunch boxes for men, knowing which one is going to meet all your lunch time needs can be a struggle. We have rounded up our top 10 lunch boxes, lunch bags and lunch backpack for men to help you decide.


The Verdicts

1

Thermos Radiance Standard Lunch Kit


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Our Verdict

This compact and convenient lunch bag for men is perfect for both adults and kids that want their meals kept safely and at the right temperature. Thermos are hailed as one of the best brands for insulated food and drink storage solutions, and this mens lunch cooler certainly doesn’t disappoint. The softshell fabric design makes it easy to store and lightweight to carry. Thermos have incorporated IsoTec insulation to offer superior temperature retention, perfect for keeping your sandwiches cool or your leftovers warm. This insulated lunch bag for men has a full zippered main compartment for easy access, and a front zippered pocket for storing smaller items or ice packs.

With 4.6 out of 5 stars from 419 customer reviews it is clear to see that this mens lunch cooler is a popular choice for many. 78% of reviews are 5 stars with existing customers commenting on the convenient size, good quality, and ability to keep food cold for hours. The main downsides to note for this Thermos lunch kit is that the fabric material can be difficult to clean and becomes stained easily if your lunch spills.


2

TOURIT Cool Bag Rucksack


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Our Verdict

A lunch backpack for men is a great choice for those who want to easily store and carry a large lunch without the need for another bag. Whether you want to use it for the office or a day out with the family, the TOURIT Cool Bag Rucksack is ideal. Fairly large in size, this insulated lunch bag for men can hold around 25 litres, which is roughly 30 cans. Created from quality breathable material, this backpack has 1 main insulation compartment, 2 side mesh pockets and 1 front zipper pocket. The sleek black design looks just like any other backpack, making it the perfect lunch backpack for men in any situation.

The TOURIT Cool Bag Rucksack has an impressive 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 90% of reviews being 5 stars. It has received 4.8 out of 5 for sturdiness, 4.6 out of 5 for value for money and 4.5 out of 5 for comfort.


3

MIER Large Soft Cooler Bag


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Our Verdict

This surprisingly spacious mens lunch cooler is perfect for storing food for a picnic, beach trip, camping or taking with you on the road. With a 16 litre capacity, this cooler bag can hold both food and drinks throughout the day in the various compartments. The straps are heavy-duty and well-padded for comfort and durability, and an adjustable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry around. One of the best features of this insulated lunch bag for men is the square lid on the top, which allows easy access to your food and drink without having to open the entire main compartment.

Customers have given the MIER Large Soft Cooler Bag 4.7 out of 5 stars from 168 reviews. It is highly recommended for its large size, multiple pockets and ability to keep items cold for long periods of time.


4

Smash Insulated Lunch Bag


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Our Verdict

When it comes to lunch bags for men, simplicity is often key, and this Smash Insulated Lunch Bag achieves that effortlessly. The plain black design looks stylish and inconspicuous, and the single insulated compartment makes storing all your food easy. Carefully crafted from the highest quality materials, and using high density thermal insulation, this mens lunch cooler is durable and will keep food cooler for longer.

 

Receiving 4.6 out of 5 stars, this lunch bag for men has been hailed for being easy to clean, sturdy and good value for money. Although, some reviewers have mentioned that the seams can begin to tear if the bag is often overfilled.


5

Thermos Radiance Cooler


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Our Verdict

The second Thermos lunch box to make it onto the top 10, this cooler is a best seller when it comes to camping and outdoor equipment. With a huge 30 litre capacity, this lunch bag for men might be a bit overkill for the office sandwiches but is perfect if you are looking for a cool bag for a day out with the family. IsoTec insulation uses a multi-layered structure to retain food temperatures and repel moisture. The material is durable and water resistant, so there is no need to worry about spills and slips.

The Thermos Radiance Cooler has a huge 959 reviews and a total rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. This mens lunch cooler comes highly recommended by many, with others commenting on the decent size, easiness to clean and that it can fold flat for storage.


6

Lifewit Insulated Lunch Bag


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Our Verdict

With its own ice pack, multiple compartments and water resistant finish, the Lifewit Insulated Lunch Bag is very popular when it comes to lunch bags for men. The exterior is completely water-resistant and dirt-proof fabric, making the lunch bag very durable and easy to clean. A double decker design creates two separate sections giving you the flexibility to store both hot and cold foods separately, which is a unique trait when it comes to insulated lunch bags for men. This super versatile lunch bag can be carried in three different ways thanks to the padded handles and detachable and adjustable shoulder strap. The capacity is not as impressive as other lunch boxes for men, but it can hold a modest 7 litres which is ideal for a single lunch.

Previous reviewers have rated this Lifewit Insulated Lunch Bag as 4.5 out of 5, with 80% of reviews being 5 stars. It is praised for being perfect for everyday use thanks to its size and ease of carrying.


7

MATEIN Insulated Lunch Bag


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Our Verdict

For lunch bags for men that ooze style, this MATEIN bag is an obvious choice. The sleek bag finish looks super stylish and will look perfect next to a briefcase or laptop bag. This bag looks and feels like it should set you back a pretty penny, but it is very reasonably priced making it ideal for everyday use. The 3 compartments can separate your food and drinks and have a total capacity of 9 litres. Made from aluminium and padded with leakproof foam fabric, this mens lunch cooler keeps food fresh and cool all day long whilst also being easy to clean. The double zippers allow you to open this lunch bag at a wide angle for easy access to every compartment.


PuTwo Lunch Box


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Our Verdict

This Japanese style lunch box is a breath of fresh air when it comes to lunch boxes for men. It is the first hardshell, traditional lunch box style option on our top 10 list and for good reason. It is completely microwaveable and dishwasher safe, making it effortless to keep clean and easy to reheat your leftovers directly in the box. There are two tiers, both air-tight and silicone sealed for ultimate freshness throughout the day. The plastic finish means this lunch box is not ideal for retaining temperature but is perfect for foods that don’t need to be kept very cool or warm. This sleek lunch box also comes with its own reusable cutlery and cutlery holder section within the lid.

The PuTwo Lunch Box has 4 out of 5 stars and 53% of reviews are 5 stars. Many customers praised this box for keeping everything together in one place, being completely leak proof and being the perfect size for lunch for one.


9

Lifewit Insulated Picnic Lunch Bag


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Our Verdict

A lunch bag with a difference, this mens cooler bag has its own separate bottle holder and mesh pockets for snacks, napkins, cutlery or whatever else you need. This 9 litre lunch box is a soft cooler bag style with a sleek black and grey design, just perfect for work or outdoor activities. There is a seamless one piece aluminium lining that completely eliminates the chance of leaking, and also retains temperature and keeps food fresh. Unlike many other lunch boxes for men, this Lifewit lunch bag is FDA Approved, guaranteeing a very high quality.

Out of 72 customer reviews, 83% are 5 stars, giving an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. The top rated features are sturdiness, easy to clean and leak proof, whilst others commented on the sleekness of the design.


10

Sararoom Lunch Bag


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Our Verdict

Last but certainly not least is this double decker lunch bag that is ideal for the office, a picnic or a family day out. A smart navy and black design make this lunch bag an excellent choice for men, women and families, and the shoulder strap makes it easy to carry. The interior material is 100% leakproof and can preserve temperature and freshness for up to 6 to 8 hours. Made from 300D polyester fabric, this mens lunch cooler is simple and effortless to keep clean and is water-resistant. There are two sections that allow you to store hot and cold foods separately, as well as front pockets.

Customers have rated this lunch bag 4.4 stars out of 5 and have praised the product on being easy to clean, durable and good value for money.



ImageProduct NameOur RatingOur VerdictCheck Price
Thermos Radiance Standard Lunch Kit

This compact and convenient lunch bag for men is perfect for both adults and kids that want their meals kept safely and at the right temperature. Thermos are hailed as one of the best brands for insulated food and drink storage solutions, and this mens lunch cooler certainly doesn’t disappoint. The softshell fabric design makes it easy to store and lightweight to carry. Thermos have incorporated IsoTec insulation to offer superior temperature retention, perfect for keeping your sandwiches cool or your leftovers warm. This insulated lunch bag for men has a full zippered main compartment for easy access, and a front zippered pocket for storing smaller items or ice packs.

With 4.6 out of 5 stars from 419 customer reviews it is clear to see that this mens lunch cooler is a popular choice for many. 78% of reviews are 5 stars with existing customers commenting on the convenient size, good quality, and ability to keep food cold for hours. The main downsides to note for this Thermos lunch kit is that the fabric material can be difficult to clean and becomes stained easily if your lunch spills.

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TOURIT Cool Bag Rucksack

A lunch backpack for men is a great choice for those who want to easily store and carry a large lunch without the need for another bag. Whether you want to use it for the office or a day out with the family, the TOURIT Cool Bag Rucksack is ideal. Fairly large in size, this insulated lunch bag for men can hold around 25 litres, which is roughly 30 cans. Created from quality breathable material, this backpack has 1 main insulation compartment, 2 side mesh pockets and 1 front zipper pocket. The sleek black design looks just like any other backpack, making it the perfect lunch backpack for men in any situation.

The TOURIT Cool Bag Rucksack has an impressive 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 90% of reviews being 5 stars. It has received 4.8 out of 5 for sturdiness, 4.6 out of 5 for value for money and 4.5 out of 5 for comfort.

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MIER Large Soft Cooler Bag

This surprisingly spacious mens lunch cooler is perfect for storing food for a picnic, beach trip, camping or taking with you on the road. With a 16 litre capacity, this cooler bag can hold both food and drinks throughout the day in the various compartments. The straps are heavy-duty and well-padded for comfort and durability, and an adjustable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry around. One of the best features of this insulated lunch bag for men is the square lid on the top, which allows easy access to your food and drink without having to open the entire main compartment.

Customers have given the MIER Large Soft Cooler Bag 4.7 out of 5 stars from 168 reviews. It is highly recommended for its large size, multiple pockets and ability to keep items cold for long periods of time.

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Smash Insulated Lunch Bag

When it comes to lunch bags for men, simplicity is often key, and this Smash Insulated Lunch Bag achieves that effortlessly. The plain black design looks stylish and inconspicuous, and the single insulated compartment makes storing all your food easy. Carefully crafted from the highest quality materials, and using high density thermal insulation, this mens lunch cooler is durable and will keep food cooler for longer.

 

Receiving 4.6 out of 5 stars, this lunch bag for men has been hailed for being easy to clean, sturdy and good value for money. Although, some reviewers have mentioned that the seams can begin to tear if the bag is often overfilled.

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Thermos Radiance Cooler

The second Thermos lunch box to make it onto the top 10, this cooler is a best seller when it comes to camping and outdoor equipment. With a huge 30 litre capacity, this lunch bag for men might be a bit overkill for the office sandwiches but is perfect if you are looking for a cool bag for a day out with the family. IsoTec insulation uses a multi-layered structure to retain food temperatures and repel moisture. The material is durable and water resistant, so there is no need to worry about spills and slips.

The Thermos Radiance Cooler has a huge 959 reviews and a total rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. This mens lunch cooler comes highly recommended by many, with others commenting on the decent size, easiness to clean and that it can fold flat for storage.

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Lifewit Insulated Lunch Bag

With its own ice pack, multiple compartments and water resistant finish, the Lifewit Insulated Lunch Bag is very popular when it comes to lunch bags for men. The exterior is completely water-resistant and dirt-proof fabric, making the lunch bag very durable and easy to clean. A double decker design creates two separate sections giving you the flexibility to store both hot and cold foods separately, which is a unique trait when it comes to insulated lunch bags for men. This super versatile lunch bag can be carried in three different ways thanks to the padded handles and detachable and adjustable shoulder strap. The capacity is not as impressive as other lunch boxes for men, but it can hold a modest 7 litres which is ideal for a single lunch.

Previous reviewers have rated this Lifewit Insulated Lunch Bag as 4.5 out of 5, with 80% of reviews being 5 stars. It is praised for being perfect for everyday use thanks to its size and ease of carrying.

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MATEIN Insulated Lunch Bag

For lunch bags for men that ooze style, this MATEIN bag is an obvious choice. The sleek bag finish looks super stylish and will look perfect next to a briefcase or laptop bag. This bag looks and feels like it should set you back a pretty penny, but it is very reasonably priced making it ideal for everyday use. The 3 compartments can separate your food and drinks and have a total capacity of 9 litres. Made from aluminium and padded with leakproof foam fabric, this mens lunch cooler keeps food fresh and cool all day long whilst also being easy to clean. The double zippers allow you to open this lunch bag at a wide angle for easy access to every compartment.

CHECK PRICE
PuTwo Lunch Box

This Japanese style lunch box is a breath of fresh air when it comes to lunch boxes for men. It is the first hardshell, traditional lunch box style option on our top 10 list and for good reason. It is completely microwaveable and dishwasher safe, making it effortless to keep clean and easy to reheat your leftovers directly in the box. There are two tiers, both air-tight and silicone sealed for ultimate freshness throughout the day. The plastic finish means this lunch box is not ideal for retaining temperature but is perfect for foods that don’t need to be kept very cool or warm. This sleek lunch box also comes with its own reusable cutlery and cutlery holder section within the lid.

The PuTwo Lunch Box has 4 out of 5 stars and 53% of reviews are 5 stars. Many customers praised this box for keeping everything together in one place, being completely leak proof and being the perfect size for lunch for one.

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Lifewit Insulated Picnic Lunch Bag

A lunch bag with a difference, this mens cooler bag has its own separate bottle holder and mesh pockets for snacks, napkins, cutlery or whatever else you need. This 9 litre lunch box is a soft cooler bag style with a sleek black and grey design, just perfect for work or outdoor activities. There is a seamless one piece aluminium lining that completely eliminates the chance of leaking, and also retains temperature and keeps food fresh. Unlike many other lunch boxes for men, this Lifewit lunch bag is FDA Approved, guaranteeing a very high quality.

Out of 72 customer reviews, 83% are 5 stars, giving an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. The top rated features are sturdiness, easy to clean and leak proof, whilst others commented on the sleekness of the design.

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Sararoom Lunch Bag

Last but certainly not least is this double decker lunch bag that is ideal for the office, a picnic or a family day out. A smart navy and black design make this lunch bag an excellent choice for men, women and families, and the shoulder strap makes it easy to carry. The interior material is 100% leakproof and can preserve temperature and freshness for up to 6 to 8 hours. Made from 300D polyester fabric, this mens lunch cooler is simple and effortless to keep clean and is water-resistant. There are two sections that allow you to store hot and cold foods separately, as well as front pockets.

Customers have rated this lunch bag 4.4 stars out of 5 and have praised the product on being easy to clean, durable and good value for money.

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How To Choose Lunch Boxes For Men?

With so many options for lunch boxes, lunch bags and lunch backpacks for men, it isn’t easy to know which is going to be right for you or for the man in your life. With everything from the ability to maintain temperatures to organisational capacities to consider, it is important to decide what features are necessary for you. Lunch boxes for men are specifically designed to enhance utility without having to compromise on space and design. There are some key features to look out for when you are choosing your next lunch box or bag:

  • Insulation

One of the most vital elements to consider when you are choosing lunch boxes or lunch bags for men is the ability to retain temperature. Long lasting insulation is necessary for keeping your lunch in good condition, and a thick foam material is often the best choice. The thicker the padding the more insulation it will provide, and if it is coupled with an aluminium lining this will further support insulation.

  • Transport

The chances are that you will be carrying your mens lunch cooler to and from the office or around with you for the entire day. This makes transport options an important thing to look out for as it will add convenience. A good lunch box or bag will have multiple carrying options such as grab straps or an adjustable shoulder strap. A lunch backpack for men is also a great option if you need to carry your lunch with you for the day as it takes the strain off and leaves your hands free.

  • Ice Pack

The main reason for insulated lunch bags for men is to keep your food fresh and cool throughout the day. One of the easiest ways of doing this is with an ice pack that will keep your lunch fresh for longer. Look out for lunch bags for men that come with an ice pack included as it will save on cost. Alternatively, you can use your own ice pack and choose a lunch bag or box with a separate ice pack compartment. By keeping your ice pack separate from your lunch, you can avoid your food becoming soggy.

  • Pockets

For enhanced utility, choose a lunch box with multiple pockets or compartments. This will give you the freedom to safely carry and store the various items you need for your lunch in an organised fashion. Small pockets can store cutlery and napkins, and larger pockets can keep your different foods separate or even hold a drink instead.

  • Zips and Fasteners

The zips and clips on lunch boxes for men are what holds your container together and keeps your food safe during the day. If you’re choosing a lunch bag, look out for dual stainless steel zips as these will be long lasting and durable. Double zips also give easier access to all the compartments of the lunch bag so you can fit as much in as possible. If you want a lunch box with clips or straps, ensure they are sturdy enough to withstand being in a bag all day, as the last thing you want is your lunch spilling out or leaking.

  • Material

The kind of material you want for your mens lunch cooler will really depend on your requirements. If you are after something that is easy to clean and can be put through the dishwasher at the end of the day, then a plastic lunch box is going to be your best choice. If you want a well-insulated lunch box to keep your food fresh for longer then a fabric with padding, such as polyester is the best choice. Some lunch bags are made from cotton which sturdy but can easily be stained and will not repel moisture as well as polyester or nylon.





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