Pelican 80QT Elite Wheeled ($550)

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Injection-molded

80 qts. (75.7L)

49 lbs. 8 oz.

45 qts.

A bombproof wheeled cooler from a brand that knows a lot about rugged gear.

Very heavy, bulky, and expensive.

Following the Igloo Trailmate journey above is the creme of the creme of coolers with wheels the Pelican 80QT Elite. First we’ll talk about the staggering cost: at $550, it’s the highest priced model in this category by a substantial margin , and isn’t a great choice to the average outdoor-loving person. However, for specific purposes like hunting, fishing and other pursuits which require the enormous capacity, this is a real outstanding product. The Pelican comes with sturdy wheels, a glove-friendly latch and an extendable handle that allows for effortless transport and handling along with the freezer-grade seal, as well as the insulation of two inches for maximum freshness. There’s even an integrated fish scale as well as a garden hose-compatible drain plug, making cleaning easy. Add a lifetime warranty (for an example, YETI’s warranty on the Tundra series is for five years) There’s plenty to love about the bulky 80QT.

Pelican creates many of its products for organizations like the military or law enforcementagencies, and this is apparent in its more modern collection. So, if you’re seeking a sleek and slim unit then this isn’t it. The handles are heavy and stiff and the colors are a bit muted and the cooler is heavy at more than 49 pounds without food drinks, drinks, and the ice. However, the majority buying the cooler don’t care too much about appearance and require a massive, robust and useful option to safely transport the game and fish. If you’re looking to use it for fishing or game then the 80QT Elite must be on your list of options.

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