I take one of those expensive prescription drugs – I inject it every other week. The mail order pharmacy ships me 2 doses at a time, enough for 4 weeks. Each shipment costs me $346 ($266 per dose). If you’re inclined to do the math, I take 26 doses per year. But the cost of that drug is not my beef today.\n\nThis drug has to be kept cold but not frozen. Each shipment comes in a small styrofoam cooler, kept cold with frozen gel packs. The box with the 2 syringes is insulated from the frozen packs by more non-frozen, but cold gel packs. These small coolers are large enough for 2 frozen gel packs, 2 more thinner non-frozen gel packs, and the box of 2 pre-filled syringes. The cooler is ~1¼" thick, has a snug lid, and comes in cardboard shipping box to protect the styrofoam. When I get a shipment, after 1½-2 days shipping, the contents are cold, even in hot weather. As a guess, I think they could easily keep cold for twice as long if they stay closed.\n\nLast month, I took a 2-week road trip. I had to bring a syringe along, so I used one of those 'free' shipping cooler\/cartons. After getting back I wondered if I could find a small cooler that I can take with me in a car, instead of using one of those styrofoam shipping coolers.\n\nSo I looked to see what’s available. I want something small & sturdy, with a decent carry handle, like one of those cheap lunch box type Igloo coolers, but better insulated. I already have 2 other larger Coleman coolers, 28 Quarts and 48 Quarts, but I don't use them often. I’ve seen small soft-sided coolers that come as backpacks, but they also don’t keep things cool enough. I wanted something with hard sides, and thought I’d find something decent, like a Coleman or Igloo cooler.\n\nI was shocked at what I saw on Amazon. They do have what I was looking for, but at a shockingly high price. What’s the deal with these ≥$110 coolers? I found others that cost even more! I was expecting to pay about $30-40. Am I missing something?