We do love fabric lunchboxes, but considering all the stuff your kids are already carrying in their school bags they may be opening their lunch to find mangled sandwiches and mashed fruit. Already big fans of Sigg bottles, we were happy to discover that they now make sturdy, aluminum lunchboxes.
Sigg products have a reputation for being nearly indestructible which also makes these containers great for taking snacks to the playground, on hikes and family camping trips. The top locks and a rubber seal ensures they don't leak. They are food-safe, but, as Sigg emphasizes, they cannot be cooked in: "you're just plain crazy if you put these in a microwave oven." The Sigg Alu comes in three sizes and cost between $25-$30. We wish they had a handle, but suppose we can overlook that detail.