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✅ Get the cooler that ticks all of the boxes

June 29, 2020

✅ Get the cooler that ticks all of the boxes

Big Time Adventures

If you have a big adventure coming up—a week-long camping trip or an extended excursion into the backcountry—you are going to want the best cooler available. You want a cooler with excellent ice retention which is also easy to move around with you. Look no further than a Pelican Elite Wheeled Cooler. One of these coolers will tick all the boxes on your list: great ice retention, easy to use, good mobility, and a great warranty.

Rotomolded Coolers

Rotomolded coolers are the behemoths of the cooler landscape. Rotomolding is a manufacturing technique where molds are filled with molten plastic and then rotated to evenly distribute the plastic. These plastic walls are thick, which makes them strong. And in a rotomolded cooler there is a thick layer of insulating foam between the walls to deliver amazing ice retention. The unfortunate result is that rotomolded coolers are heavy, like really heavy, even before you fill them with ice and food. But that doesn’t mean you should give up on your dreams of owning a rotomolded cooler.

The Wheel Deal

Instead, consider the wheel. This simple machine was invented around 5,400 years ago during the Copper Age, and humans have never stopped using it since then. The wheel means you don’t have to bear the entire weight of the load while you move it. It reduces the friction between the load and the ground as you drag the load along. It increases maneuverability around obstacles and over uneven terrain.

Raising the Bar on Elite

So what happens when you take a thoroughly modern cooler and add on an ancient invention that’s been perfected over several millennia? You get the excellent Pelican Elite Wheeled Coolers, with two sizes to choose from: 45QT and 80QT. These two coolers have sturdy hard-plastic wheels that won’t puncture or go flat. Both coolers have a trolley handle to make it easier to pull them along without straining your back. Ice retention in these two coolers is phenomenal, too! The 45QT Wheeled Elite Cooler can hold ice for 6–7 days, and the 80QT Wheeled Elite Cooler can hold ice for a staggering 9–10 days. And just like every hard-sided Pelican cooler, the Elite Wheeled Coolers come with a lifetime guarantee.

Rolling Onward to Adventure

A Pelican Elite Wheeled Cooler is the clear choice for those who are serious about their adventures. No shortcuts need to be taken when you’ve got one of these coolers. Instead, you can take your time and explore the road less taken. So stop putting the adventure off! You’ve got your cooler, it’s time to plan everything else.


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