Built NY made an instant first impression in 2002 when they first introduced their unique designs for bags made from neoprene fabrics. They continue to innovate and now offer over 200 products such as lunch bags, wine bags, computer bags, diaper bags, and much more. Their stated mission is to "create smarter and better looking stuff".
Why I like NY Built Lunch Bags.
Who would have thought that neoprene wet suit material would make a great lunch bag? These Lunch bags are built with neoprene and are well insulated; they fold flat, are soft and flexible, have zipper closures, and soft-grip handles. They are a very attractive accessory to carry, or will fit in a large purse of briefcase. These thermal totes make awesome lunch bags for women and men to take to work. They are perfect for kid's lunches also, but currently they don't have kid's patterns available in their most functional designs.
The lunch bag built NY is very eco friendly since it is lead and food safe. They are PVC and vinyl free, and are almost impossible to wear out. Their insulated lunch bag will keep food cooler than most other lunch bags available today. Count on up to 4 hours depending on outside temperature. With a freezer pack which is standard with those sold by Cool Lunch Bags; you can count on your lunch staying cold all day.
Built NY Creative Lunch Bag Designs.
It is no accident that Built lunch bags were awarded a gold medal in the International Design Excellence Awards. Their tote functions are very well thought out and the design is striking to the eye. The most popular is the Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote which is available in 8 beautiful patterns. The most popular choices are basic black, dots, and the French bull vine pattern. The Relish and Extra Relish Lunch Totes are the same style, but the Extra Relish offers a shoulder strap and inside pocket. This is a new style, but it should quickly become the most popular because of the shoulder strap. Most commuters on public transportation need their hands free for other tasks.
The Tortuga lunch tote and the Fugu lunch tote are less popular, but meet needs for some folks. The Fugu is nice because it has a separate section for your water bottle. The Munchler lunch bag is a very cute design for kids, but it doesn't meet our requirements for function since it is rather flimsy and too small for a lunch. It is probably fine for snacks at nursery school; however the zipper is hard for a small child to operate so an adult would have to open it.
I hope Built NY continues with their very innovative products and designs. They definitely have made their mark in the insulated lunch bag market with their lunch totes.