Tuesday, July 16, 2013

OOTS! Lunchbox Deluxe Review & Giveaway



Just in time for Back to School Season OOTS! sent us their amazing deluxe lunchbox for review and you can win one at the end of this post!


The OOTS! deluxe lunchbox has many features I really love! From the hard plastic exterior to the ample space inside to the strap. The strap obviously is the handle for the lunchbox but also...


... a water bottle strap! Not many lunchboxes are designed to hold your lunch AND your drink. Plus since the water bottle strap is elastic you can fit a regular water bottle or your favorite reusable drink container:


My kids were thrilled about this feature because our LEGO water bottle is very tall and does not fit into any of our other lunchboxes. But is does fit into our new OOTS! lunchbox!



The deluxe lunchbox comes with 5 lunch containers: 1 large container and 4 small ones. The large one holds up to two cups and the small ones about 1 cup. I love the versatility of having so many containers and since they are dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe they are incredibly user friendly. They also have a finger grip on the top of the lid for easy retrieval from the lunch box!

So, What's for lunch? 


We packed:
  • yellow peppers and a whole tomato, sliced
  • gluten free crackers and Swiss cheese
  • a ham, cheese and salad wrap
  • a whole small apple, sliced and cored
  • and almonds

 That is a lot for lunch? I agree. BUT, not if you see it like this:


This was enough food for my 10 year old plus an afternoon snack. It would have also been enough for me plus snack which means this box will be very versatile! Too much food for your Kindergartners? No problem! Just pack as many containers as you need and pack the lunchbox differently:


For example with two small containers and the water bottle inside the lunchbox. 
The possibilities are endless!

We packed a camp lunch with three containers for example:


The lunch we packed in our OOTS! deluxe lunchbox contains:
  • a Chobani Blueberry tube yogurt
  • two spider man peanut butter sandwiches
  • an egg
  • cucumbers and carrots
It fit perfectly in our lunchbox:



I even added a thin ice pack on top of the yogurt tube before closing it. 

So to sum up -->

PROS:
  • Hard plastic exterior = no squished food, very durable
  • Sleek design = appealing to both kids and adults
  • 5 lunch containers = very versatile! Can grow with your child!
  • Water bottle strap = bring any drink container to school/work
  • The containers are dishwasher safe, microwave safe and freezer safe!
Things to consider:
  • The lunchbox does not come with an ice pack. I added thin ice packs to the lunches I packed without issue but once the lunchbox is fully packed there is little to no room for an ice pack. Not an issue if you have access to a refrigerator at school or work but something to consider!
  • The lunchbox is big. This lunchbox is much bigger then the regular lunchbox but this was not an issue for us since my kids loved carrying by itself!
  • The containers are not leak proof which means you have to be careful when packing yogurt or applesauce. Again, not an issue for us since my kids don't swing or throw their lunchboxes but I could see this being an issue if the lunchbox is placed on it's side in your kids cubby.
OVERALL: We loved trying this lunchbox and it appealed to everyone in the family! I will definitely pack this lunchbox regularly and it will be perfect as well for outings like museum visits and packing lunch for picnics at the park.


Ready to pack an OOTS! deluxe lunchbox for yourself?


The lunchbox comes in a variety of colors:


And you get your choice of which one you would like to win!


Open to US Residents only! Winner will be notified via email and has 48h to respond before a new winner is drawn.


75 comments:

  1. I would love to have a new lunch box for my daughter before school starts :-)

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  2. As always, you pack the most beautiful lunches! I don't think I've ever seen this lunchbox, but now I want one! Looks perfect for my husband :)

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  3. Kristin Troska: I love the Green with Brown Lid. Thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed so tightly. Oots is so cool!

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  4. I love the blue and orange one! What a neat box!

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  5. What a brilliant lunchbox! My toddler would certainly be able to eat all that across her day - we were blessed with a good eater :-)

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    1. Should have said she'd like the purple one too :-)

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  6. I will be packing not just one, but 2 lunches this year. I would love to try this out!

    caradube@bellsouth.net

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  7. I would love the purple and white. Sorry, II licked send too fast!
    caradube@Bellsouth.net

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  8. Omg I'm really loving the orange oots!!!

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  9. The orange box would brighten up any day!

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  10. Clear grey would be perfect for my son!

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  11. I love it! Especially how the water bottle just fits right on top. I always hate having a cute box and no drink space.

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  12. These are awesome. I am trying to decide which lunchbox to get for the my son next year and I think he will like this one.

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  13. Blue or clear purple.

    Heather A.

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  14. Blue or clear purple.
    therannj@sbcglobal.net
    Heather A.

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  15. These look like pretty awesome lunch boxes! They look pretty sturdy and I love all of the container options!

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  16. What a cool design I love the blue and orange one

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  17. These are so cool and would be perfect for my Pre K this year. He has a fridge in his class too!! I would love the orange so cheerful.

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  18. Would love the orange!! My son starts Pre K and they have a fridge in the class :)

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  19. My daughter's favorite color is orange. It would have to be the orange and yellow lunchbox.

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  20. I love the blue,orange and green one!

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  21. I love the blue,orange and green one!

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  22. i love the blue with red lid. I love love love lunch boxes. My kids have so many containers and different boxes to hold it all in. I am sort of obsessed. So this would be a great addition to my collection!

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  23. I'd love to have the orange! Orange you glad I commented?

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  24. I would love to win the Orange but the Blue is also nice. Actually I like them all, lol.

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  25. I am digging the light blue with orange lid.....same one you have ;-)

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  26. I love the red/aqua one but my heart and school spirit tells me to go with the Maize and Blue one. haha! Great giveaway! Thanks Nina!

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  27. Amber G I would get the white bottom with the black lid. That way anyone in our family could use it (my boys just don't like carrying "girly" colors).

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  28. I like the red and blue!

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  29. Either the blue or the orange.... hard choice!

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  30. I'd get the orange one cuz my boy loves bright colors

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  31. Andrea FrancoeurJuly 16, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    These are so cute! My youngest who helps me pack lunches every night loves the color green, so that is my choice!

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  32. I. Want. This!! Clear with Blue or Orange with Yellow...either would look great in my break room's refrigerator!!!

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  33. This is adorable! I love the orange.

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  34. My son LOVES orange! I would love the orange one for him as he starts the First Grade! Love you lunch ideas as I begin thinking about packing our first lunches!

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  35. I'd love one of each!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  36. The blue & orange would be perfect for us since they're Syracuse colors!!!

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  37. I would love to win the clear bottom black lid one! thank you for this give away!

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  38. I would love to win the black lid one! thanks for the chance to win one! :)

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  39. It will be a great item for my daughter. She will love it

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  40. Never seen this box..LOVE the Orange. Thank you.

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  41. Very cool! I like all of the colors, but I'd get blue, orange, or green, probably. Everyone at my house is of the male persuasion except for me.

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  42. I love all of the colors, but I'd get blue, orange, or green since everyone at my house is of the male persuasion except for me.

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  43. My kids would LOVE these! They would be happy with any of the colors (though my favorite is the one all the way on the right with the purple/blue lid and yellow strap!)

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  44. Clear and Gray would be good. Though not as cheery as the others but this way any of us can use it ;). <3

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  45. Clear and Gray could be used by the whole family (even my husband) ;) <3

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  46. I would love the white and black so that it can transfer to all of us. But my middle son has food allergies and will have to pack his lunch every day.

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  47. I love the blue lunchbox. I've never seen OOTS before. Thanks for introducing me to a great new product.

    Lysa

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  48. My daughter would love the orange one. I would like to see a side by side of this next to a normal size lunchbox. I have so much trouble finding one for my fifth grader that's a good size for snack and lunch!!

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  49. My daughter picked the light blue bottom and the red top (the same one you show in this post).

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  50. My daughter picked the light blue bottom and the red top (same as the one in this post).

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  51. I love the green Oots! lunchbox. Even more, I love your yummy and healthy lunch ideas. I am always searching for clever, delicious lunches for my boys, and yours are so visually appealing that my picky eater may even go for them!

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  52. LOOOOOVE the purple and white OOT :) I am so happy you did this review girl, I had never heard of OOTS! They look so fun.

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  53. My son would LOVE the orange one!

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  54. My kids would love the purple and clear OOT deluxe lunchbox!! My son starts Kindergarten this year and my daughter will be in 4th grade and they love to take their lunch to school!

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  55. these are really neat! I think we'd pick the blue and orange one.

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  56. I would love the purple and clear OOT.

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  57. I am loving the blue :) thank you for this giveaway.

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  58. Would love to try a new lunch box for my children. With food allergies, it seems we have so much preparing to do and having a lunch box big enough for so many containers is very appealing. Also the water bottle strap is appealing to my 3rd and 5th grader. Doesn't have the "baby" look as they call it. Would love the red/blue one used in the pictures on your blog.

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  59. They are all great. I would go with blue.

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  60. I like the orange and yellow one!

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  61. I'm just starting to make these for my daughter and would love to win one for a start.
    Leigh Driver

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  62. Oh its so hard to pick! I really like the green and brown one, but I also really like the yellow and orange one... I want them all!

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  63. me want me want me want!! :D such a lovely bento box for my 2 monkeys & orange is their favourite colour!!

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  64. Please forgive me for taking so long to post on this. First of all THANK YOU! We have really enjoyed our OOTS! Lunchbox. I agree 100% with your review. It is a big lunchbox. At first I thought it would be too big for my 2nd grade daughter. But I took your advice using it for lunch and afternoon snack and it is perfect for that. 4 days out of 5 we don't go straight home from school. With the OOTS! Lunchbox she has a complete meal to eat at lunchtime and then still has plenty for an afternoon snack. It also allows me to pack a variety of things so she doesn't get "bored".

    The first time she took it to school her classmates were very intrigued ("Whoa, what's that?"). I think that was fun for her. I've enjoyed using it as well!

    So, thank you again. I appreciate your generosity! This is a completely different lunchbox from anything we've used and with a little practice? experimenting?, in the right situation, it's actually become a favorite.

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