We bought the Chill Chest in Ohio to bring food back to Florida. It was in an air-conditioned car, the total way. We put ice in it first and then took it out because it leaked. We should have known better. Then, it should have been cold after four hours of ice. But all $200 plus of food was warm. We never opened it and as I said, it stayed chilled in air conditioning.
Because it isn't sealed closed, I am sure it will never stay cool, what a waste of our money. Do NOT buy! It's a hoax.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend