We decided that after carrying fresh food in the car for nearly ten years and having it often overheat and/or make a mess, we'd get one of these stainless steel babies. Three years later, it's still awesome. With really nice metal finishes, handles and latch, the cooler is not too big or too heavy, and has a great old fashioned design. It's been a tremendous purchase and we now use it everywhere, though it lives in the car. Big recommend here.