Lunch Totes

Light Up the Lunchroom

You’ve got the makings of a great lunch — yogurt, banana, pastrami on rye — but can your lunch sack handle it? These can. Adorned with vibrant, colorful patterns, Built’s insulating lunch totes put brown bags to shame. They’re made from neoprene, which keeps the cool and also stretches a bit to fit all your favorite lunch foods.

Built’s classic lunch silhouette is the Gourmet Getaway, a generously sized tote with two handles in 2 sizes. Both have a hefty zipper to secure everything inside, and they’re a breeze to clean
so you don’t have to worry about spills. “It goes right in the washing machine and looks as good as new,” says Eileen Daly, who wrote to tell us about her daughter’s Built lunch bag — which still looks brand new after more than a year of everyday use.

The designers behind Built are John Roscoe Swartz and Aaron Lown. These two friends met in graduate school at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and together created the iconic neoprene wine carrier that launched their company (we featured it last year).

Aaron and John have done incredible things with neoprene, and these lunch bags are no exception. The designs are bright, beautiful and happy. Their cheery style will light up the lunchroom.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Gary

    My name is Gary Kane and I am a Sales Coordinator for BUILT. BUILT designs iconic neoprene totes that make everyday life more enjoyable. We draw inspiration from the city that never sleeps, we apply color and pattern to lunch totes, bottle totes, and more.

    We are thrilled to be featured by the Daily Grommet and I look forward to hearing your comments and answering any and all questions about our products!

  • Kristen
    8/16/2010 1:09 PM

    Each of us have one in our family. They are my favorite lunch bag. They clean easily and always look good - inside and out!!

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    8/16/2010 1:14 PM

    Thanks for the comment Kristen! BUILT lunch totes do clean very easily - machine wash and drip dry!

  • Lori
    8/16/2010 2:02 PM

    I've been searching for an insulated lunch bag for my husband to carry with him to work. He commutes via train and wants something better than the brown paper bag that he is currently using - any masculine designs?

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    8/16/2010 2:18 PM

    Hi Lori! Good question! You can never really go wrong with a solid Black Gourmet Getaway. I tend to put mine inside of the messenger bag I bring to work daily and then leave it in our office fridge. This way I don't have to carry it seaprately but I still keep my food insulated and protected.

  • Erin A K
    Erin A K
    8/30/2010 8:27 PM

    Yup! Black is a good, masculine bag! I bought one for my husband over a year ago, and it works out really well! No more ghetto plastic shopping bags (what I used to use to pack his lunches in) for him! :)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/31/2010 12:44 AM

    @Erin - we're glad that he's loving his upgraded lunch bag!

  • Jeannine M
    Jeannine M
    9/8/2010 11:36 PM

    I have had a built bag for years and love it! It has been through the wars (my 4yr old was storing crayons in it for awhile) and it still looks great!

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