So far i love this cooler. I picked this brand over the mythical snow monster brand mainly for 2 reasons. First, its a good deal cheaper than a model of comparable size from the other, and second, for the button latches. I dont really like the other style with those rubber T shaped latches, just my personal pref. Did my pelican come with the infamous gasket gap. . yes, it did. Did it shatter my reality, no. It took all of 10 seconds to pull up the last 3 inches of one side of the gasket, pull it a little forward towards the other side, and push it back down into the channel it sits in. Very simple fix. If you are put off on the idea of purchasing this cooler due to the numerous reports/complaints about the gasket, i would not let that be the deciding factor as to why you would not consider this brand. Should it come perfect, that would be nice, but mine and many others haven't. The handle is also very nice to grip, its a bit of a squishy or soft rubber that feels better than hard plastic. The cooler is on the heavy side empty, but most are that have such thick insulation and are well made. I got the gray with the green interior, love the bright color on the inside. Easy to see what you are digging through. If i end up having problems with this item down the road, i will update this with those problems. For now, i would buy this again if needed, and would consider buying some of the larger models in the future.