I have owned many Arcticreels! They are built well. They have a strong inner plastic lining and in the warmer months, if you keep them wet, they will keep your fish fresh a little longer. I fish a lot and usually get about 1-2 years out of them. Mold will form on the bottom of the creel if you don't wash them in hot soapy water once in a while. The cost is more than that of most creels. Worth it if you fish a lot and take care of it. For a wading trout fisherman, they're pretty hard to beat!
I purchased this creel to replace one I bought around 13 years ago. I put the previous one through more than what I am sure it was designed to do. I cannot rate this one a 5 as I would the previous one due to the fact that it has not had the test of time. Constuction has changed slightly but I am in optimistic that it will provide the same years of service.