Where do you Store your Lunchbox?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by MahatmaAndhi, 30 Jun 2019.

  1. MahatmaAndhi

    MahatmaAndhi Regular

    Location:
    Peterborough, UK
    Hi all,

    I've just bought my first drop-bar bike, a Claud Butler Elite, which I plan on using to get to and from work, as well as general road cycling to keep my fitness up.
    On my hybrid, I fitted a rear bike rack and have a bag which I pop my lunchbox in. Once I get to work, I take it out and carry it about with me until I get to the work kitchen - which is sometimes after a walk in to town.

    I really don't want to fit a rear rack to the CB, so I am wondering how you carry your lunch?
    A backpack would be the obvious choice. However, I have a lot of wet foods (salads and leftovers from the night before) because of dietary requirements, so if my lunchboxes go vertical, there's often a puddle at the bottom of the bag.

    I'm looking for a Brompton style front bag, but I can't find one big enough without breaking the bank!
     
  2. richardfm

    richardfm Regular

    Location:
    Cardiff
    It won't help you, but my lunch is carried in a pack in a rear pannier. I don't like cycling with a back back
     
  3. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
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  4. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

    Location:
    Surrey Hills
    Lock & Lock pots in your backpack.
    Stupid name but will contain wet stuff with no spillage.

    Other brands are available.
     
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  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    My lunch comes from M&S, Pret or Waitrose mostly and not usually in a box :whistle:

    Otherwise why not pack your lunch box in a couple of plastic bags so there’s no leakage if it tips up

    Or just fit a light weight rack and pannier to the bike :okay: you’re commuting not racing
     
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  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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  7. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    I used to use a rucksack for commuting. Decent quality lunchboxes eliminated - I'm may case - gravy spillages.
     
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  8. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    In the right hand cupboard near the sink
     
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  9. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    I've used a couple of handle bar bags and they are great for load carrying, but can be a little difficult when the autumn comes and trying to fit front lights on.
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    The only thing I'd say is that if you carry hard objects in a rucksack, such as lunchboxes, computers, Uzi's etc, ensure you use a cycling specific job with armour to protect your spine. All the usual suspects, Deuter, Camelbak, etc, made such things.
     
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  11. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    I use the Topeak stuff, MTX rack etc on the commuter. On the trike I have a decent sized handlebar bag, again Topeak, which my lunch would fit in.
    How about one of those big blue Deliveroo rucksack boxes....
     
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  12. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

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  13. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Has the memory of a goldfish

    Location:
    Bedford
    I would use a rucksack and double bag wet stuff in ziplock bags to avoid leakages. That way if you fall off you won't land on a hard plastic lunchbox.
     
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  14. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    In this environmentally enlightened era, those ziploc bags are frowned upon ;)
     
  15. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Has the memory of a goldfish

    Location:
    Bedford
    Are they? But they are reuseable - almost a 'bag for life'! Just rinse 'em out! ^_^
     
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