Obviously, this is a rather subjective task, but people on here always seem to have good gear suggestions. I'm searching for a lunch box that:
- is big enough for a substantial salad (at least 32 ounces)
- made from non-toxic materials - i.e. not plastic, even the BPA-free plastics make me feel a little icky
- relatively lightweight (I use 2 cup glass containers now which aren't big enough but are already pretty heavy - I'll most likely keep using them for food that I'll be reheating though)
- doesn't need to be microwave safe (will be using for food I don't need to reheat)
- good sealing lids (not necessarily leak-proof, but close)
- can fit in the bottom pocket of my Synapse 25
- as a bonus - can fit in one of the front side pockets of the Pilot I've been hoping to justify buying soon
- another bonus - if it has removable dividers to allow for packing multi-part lunches (but note: removable, so that I can use the whole container for a big salad when needed)
My material constraints are pointing me towards stainless steel. My most promising option right now seems to be one of these Steeltainer options: Amazon.com: Steeltainer Leak-proof Stainless Steel DEEP Full Size Container (White): Kitchen & Dining (40 ounces, 7.25" x 5" x 3.25") Amazon.com: Steeltainer Leak-proof Stainless Steel FAMILY Size Food Container 60 Ounces (White): Kitchen & Dining (60 ounces, 10.25" x 7.5" x 2.75"). Not so sure that the first would fit in the Pilot front pocket or that the second would fit in the bottom pocket of the Synapse (edit: just took a ruler to the bottom pocket of my Synapse, and the second container most likely wouldn't fit or would be a real squeeze - looks like maximum size would be something like 11" x 6.5" x 3.5").
So does anyone have any suggestions? Could be willing to bend on some of my requirements if someone has a strong recommendation...