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10 Reasons to Buy a Made in USA Pelican™ Elite Cooler

February 23, 2018

10 Reasons to Buy a Made in USA Pelican™  Elite Cooler

Inside of a Pelican Elite Cooler

1. Capacity true to size

Not only is every Pelican Elite Cooler true to size, but many sizes are larger than advertised. The 50QT is really 52.87QT (50.03 liters) the 70QT is 72.42QT (68.53 liters) and so on.

2. Polypropylene exterior & interior

Polypropylene is an economical BPA free plastic with properties that are resistant to absorbing moisture, fatigue resistant, flexible insulation* and superior impact strength.

3. Injection-molded coolers

Sizes 20QT, 30QT, 50QT & 70QT are injection molded vs rotomolded. This manufacturing process generated 4 new cooler designs that are up to 30% lighter than their previous equivalent predecessors. These coolers as well as the roto-molded lineup - are manufactured in Deerfield Massachusetts, USA.

4. Polyurethane foam insulation

This flexible yet rigid material produces the world-class chill factor of the Elite Cooler. The result is a two-inch thick, continuous layer of polyurethane insulation. No thin-wall sections, no cut-outs. Just one solid, molded, a thermal protective layer that’s sealed tight with a freezer-grade rubber gasket. View each size's expected ice retention here. 

5. Stainless steel hardware

The strength of stainless steel hardware stands up to corrosion for the life of your cooler. Better than aluminum. Able to fight off salt, sand, and sun exposure.

6. Multi-colors

The injection-molded coolers (20, 30, 50 & 70QT) are available in unique multi-colors. These coolers have an outer shell of one color and an inner shell of another. Many of these coolers are also available in colors that are not available from the competition.

7. Press & pull latches

No rubber latches here. These ABS** plastic latches that are easy to use with one hand and offer peace of mind when out in the field.

8. Raised rubber feet

Stay high and dry with the non-skid rubber feet, available on every hard-sided Pelican Elite Cooler.

9. Guaranteed for life

We think a lifetime warranty says a lot about the quality of our coolers. We stand behind the coolers we produce for as long as you own them. Five years is a long time, but not long enough, in our opinion.

10. Heavy-duty wheels

Available in the 45QT, 55QT & 80QT. Finally, a well-insulated and durable cooler available with wheels.



*“Polypropylene is classified as a “thermoplastic” (as opposed to “thermoset”) material which has to do with the way the plastic responds to heat. Thermoplastic materials become liquid at their melting point (roughly 130 degrees Celsius in the case of polypropylene)” Read more here: https://www.creativemechanisms.com/blog/all-about-polypropylene-pp-plastic

**ABS plastic is Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene plastic is a material used for structural applications when impact resistance, strength, and stiffness are required. Read more here: http://www.plasticsintl.com/abs.htm



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 19 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"
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"
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