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6 Reasons the 20QT is Our Go To Cooler

October 13, 2020

6 Reasons the 20QT is Our Go To Cooler

Pelican’s 20QT Elite Cooler is a featherweight that is easy to carry around! The rubberized handle is comfortable to hold, and it’s made of rigid plastic so there won’t be any awkward swinging as you walk. Plus the back back of this cooler has an EZ-Carry Groove that lets it rest along the side of your leg while you’re moving. Finally, the injection-molded construction of this cooler means that it is lighter than other 20QT rotomolded coolers, so it won’t weigh you down while you’re out and about.
In a cooler with a true capacity of twenty quarts you’ll have plenty of room for drinks. Even when you follow the 2:1 ratio of ice to goods, this cooler is big enough to carry 15 cans of beer or soda—regardless of whether you have classic 12-ounce cans or the taller, skinny cans. Of course, buying all that ice is expensive, which is why Pelican has designed the 2lb Pelican Ice reusable ice pack to fit just right in a 20QT Elite Cooler along with 15 cans of drinks.
Of course this cooler would be a Pelican Elite Cooler if it weren’t tough. The tall profile of this cooler makes it a great foot rest, or even a seat if you run out of chairs. No need to worry about it not standing up to the job. In a pinch, you could even use one as a trailer jack . . . though it might make it a little difficult to get to your drinks if you do. No amount of toughness matters if it can’t be backed up, and Pelican knows just how to back up their coolers: with a lifetime warranty.
You’ll find that a 20QT Elite Cooler is a great travel companion too. We’ve already covered how easy it is to carry on your own and how much room is inside for drinks and snacks. And while we mentioned that the tall profile of this cooler let’s it work double-duty when it needs to, it also makes the cooler fit perfectly on the floor of the car behind your front seat, where it will stay in place and won’t tip over.
But wait—what’s that? Wine is your drink of choice? That is no problem. The high profile of this cooler gives it one more big advantage over other 20 quart coolers: it means you can easily fit up to four standard bottles of wine inside with no problems. Stop worrying about how you’re going to cram even one bottle of wine into a tiny cooler, and enjoy a full tasting with a Pelican 20QT Elite Cooler.
And the final, and most important, reason to choose a 20QT Elite Cooler? They are 100% dog-approved. Ok, ok, ok, so this may not be totally verifiable, but you know you want your doggo to be a #PelicanPup. They’re just so cute together!


Size + Capacity Guide

Need help choosing the right Pelican Elite Cooler? This guide will help take out some of the guesswork and get you on your boating trip faster.
COOLER LITERS WEIGHT EXTERIOR INTERIOR BASE 
CANS 
ICE RETENTION
LBS
L x W x H
L x W x H
L x W 2:1 RATIO Days

Sling

8.5 7.90 18.30" x 7.50" x 7.50" 14.60" x 5.90" x 5.90" 7.50" x 7.50" 12 1
Backpack Cooler

13 Upper

5.4 Lower

9.30 12.10" x 7.10" x 21.70" 10.60" x 5.10" x 5.30" 12.10" x 7.10 6 1
12-Can Soft Cooler* 12.3 3 14.00" x 7.50" x 12.00" 12.00" x 6.00" x 7.00" 14.00" x 7.50" 12 1
24-Can Soft Cooler* 23.66 5
17.00" x 13.50" x 10.00"
15.00" x 8.50" x 8.00"
17.00" 13.50" 24 2
48-Can Soft Cooler* 47.32 8 20.00" x 13.00" x 16.00"
19.00" x 10.50" x 10.00"
20.00" x 13.00" 48 3
IM 20QT 20.35 12.52 18.80" x 12.60" x 17.70" 12 x 6.70" x 14.10" 13.75" x 8.30" 15 Up to 2

ROTO

20QT*

19 16
20.12" x 15.07" x 14.12" 
14.75" x 10.00" x 8.75"
17" x 12.25" 15 2
30QT 31 21.67
25.30" x 19.00" x 18.50"
14.60" x 10.20" x 11.00"
19.50" x 14" 22 6

35QT*

33 32.16
26.41" x 20.00" x 18.75"
15.75" x 12.00" x 11.50"
20" x 16.75" 25 6-7
45QT* 43 35.95
29.66" x 20.00" x 19.25"
19.00" x 12.00" x 12.00"
35 7
50QT 50 26.39
30.00" x 20.30" x 20.40"
17.50" x 11.00" x 13.70"
22.50" x 14.50" 34 7-8
65QT* 62 48
37.16" x 20.00" x 19.75"
26.50" x 12.00" x 12.50"
40 8-9
70QT 68 33.29
36.00" x 20.30" x 21.00"
24.75" x  12.00" x 14.30" 
28.50" x 15.50" 46 9
95QT 90 51
37.75" x 20.00" x 24.88"
27.34" x 12.00" x 17.62"
32" x 17" 72 10+
150QT 142 66
44.88" x 25.00" x 24.38"
34.00" x 17.00" x 15.75"
39" x 22" 138 10+
250QT 237 92
61.13" x 27.50" x 27.50"
50.25" x 17.00" x 17.50"
258 10+
45QT Wheeled 43 37.25
29.66" x 20.00" x 19.25"
19.00" x 12.00" x 12.00"

25" x 20" (wheel to wheel)

28 7
55QT Wheeled* 52 46.25
29.25" x 20.18" x 20.19"
20.00" x 12.00" x 14.25"
40 5
80QT Wheeled 76 49.50
42.88" x 20.75" x 20.25"
29.00" x 13.00" x 13.00"
35" x 20" (wheel to wheel) 58 9-10

*DISCONTINUED 

 

Ice Retention By Cooler Size

TUMBLER OUNCES BASE OF TUMBLER HEIGHT  LID MATERIAL
22 22 2.75" 8.25" 3.50" Stainless Steel
32 32
2.75"
10.50"
3.50"
Stainless Steel
BOTTLE OUNCES BASE OF BOTTLE HEIGHT

LID

W x H

MATERIAL OPENING
18 18 3.11" 9.63" 3.11" x 2.15" Stainless Steel 2.5"
32 32 3.62" 11"
3.11" x 2.15"
Stainless Steel
2.5"
64 64 4.57" 13.17"
3.11" x 2.15"
Stainless Steel
2.5"
x