You don’t have to be an office-goer to care about packing a lunch. Whether you’re hitting the trail or the airport, there are plenty of reasons to pack your own meal, and nobody needs soggy sandwiches and lukewarm beverages smashed in a paper bag.
Lately, I’ve been packing my on-the-road meals in a Yeti Daytrip Lunch Bag.
Sure, it you’re carrying a lot of food and drink for multiple meals, a cooler is the best way to go. But when coolers are way too big, this adjustable bag does the job. Unfold the bag to its maximum height (13.5 inches), pack your meals, then fold it down, sliding the closing hook into any of the multiple loops on the outside to secure the bag. Range between feasts and light meals—the adjustable grid helps you decide the size of your lunch bag.
There’s also a magnetic closure that helps the lightweight, closed-cell foam in the bag’s structure hold temperatures for hours, keeping your hot food hot or your cold food cold. If you want to boost the cold-storage capabilities, add a block of Yeti Ice to the mix. The 1-pound version works fine.
When you’re done, fold it flat to store until the next time. The food-safe bag is easy to wipe down and tuck away. Much easier than storing a cooler.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re using the bag for road tripping, city commutes, a day on the trail, paddling out on the lake, or heading to a long class—you can reuse the Daytrip Lunch Bag over and over, even if you’re packing nothing but frosty beverages for Happy Hour wherever you may roam.
The Daytrip Lunch Bag comes in navy, charcoal, and river green, and lists for $79.99 on the Yeti site.