I bought this to transport pastries on a 6 hour road trip in the hot trunk of my car in the summer. I just wanted to keep them cold, so the frosting & filling doesn't melt by the time we get to our destination. I can't complain about leakage, or the Styrofoam soaking up water, like some other reviewers, as I used just a couple small frozen gel packs for cooling, which don't sweat or melt. It worked just fine for what I needed. The cooler is very sturdy, it had plenty of room. But I had to laugh, as the description, and the label on the side of the cooler says 'Strong hinged lid'. Apparently, sticking a piece of packaging tape along the inside and outside of the long edge of the lid is considered a hinge? And one piece wasn't even applied smoothly, had a big bubble in it. To tell the truth, I ripped those pieces of tape off when I took it out of the box, as I thought it was for shipping purposes!