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What Fits Inside the Elite Soft Coolers

October 25, 2019

What Fits Inside the Elite Soft Coolers

You know you’re ready to purchase a Pelican™ Elite Soft Cooler. But you’re not sure which size to get. It’s kind of hard to gauge the size of the coolers online. Not to worry though! We’re here to show you what you can fit into your cooler after adding ice.

Twice the Ice is Nice

Before we jump into the capacity of the Pelican™ Elite Soft Coolers after you add ice, let’s take a moment to talk about ice.

All Pelican™ Elite Coolers, whether hard-sided or soft, will deliver the best performance if you follow the 2:1 ice ratio. This means you need to use twice as much ice as the goods you are packing into your cooler. You can cheat this ratio a little by using frozen water bottles that you can drink once they’ve thawed. Or skip the ice altogether and use reusable Pelican Ice packs that freeze colder than water.

So What Fits Inside?

Pelican™ Elite Soft Coolers come in three sizes, the 12-Can, 24-Can, and 48-Can, which hold twelve, twenty-four and forty-eight standard aluminum cans respectively. But not every outing is a drinks-only event. What if you’ve got a day trip planned and you want to bring food along with drinks? Well, Pelican™ Elite Soft Coolers can cover outings of many sizes.
The 12-can soft cooler is the perfect size for a serious lunchbox. It doesn’t matter how far away the jobsite is or how long your shift is going to be, you’ll have plenty of food and drinks to keep you satisfied all day. And whether you’re going to be trucking around the oilfield all day or wrangling a class of kindergarteners, your soft cooler is tough enough to withstand whatever your day entails.
Or you could bring the 24-can soft cooler on a romantic day trip for you and your partner. Fill it with sumptuous snacks and a bottle or two of champagne. You can keep everything chilled and refreshing with Pelican Ice packs and skip the messiness of melting ice. Now you’re set for a picnic neither of you will forget anytime soon.
With a 48-can soft cooler you and a couple of friends can hit the road together. You won’t have to waste time stopping for food or drinks, thanks to the lunch for three that you have packed, complete with snacks and drinks to last all day. Getting to your destination early means more time to enjoy the trip and maximize your time 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 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