Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 65 quart

Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 65 quart

Pelican has recently upgraded its line of coolers promising improvised performance and a range of sizes. We tested the 35qt, 45qt and 65qt at the time of this review. This range of coolers also includes 30qt, 50qt and 70qt sizes.

For this review we tried out the 65qt cooler. In terms of insulation for ice retention, the Pelican Elite Cooler was able to retain ice for an astonishing 7 days — at par with the ORCA 58 Quart and the food lasted at nearly 40 degrees for just over 5 days.

The Pelican Cooler is thus excellent for short to medium trips due to its insulation ability. The exterior of the cooler is rugged unlike the other coolers we reviewed and has hard moulded plastics for its latches as well as extended handles.

The cooler is equipped with an extended drain plug rather the one seen in other coolers (a plug that screws). This gives it the option to be added to a longer pipe while draining to minimize the mess caused.

One drawback we noticed was that there was a large amount of spillage from the lid indicating a not so strong and durable structural integrity of the lid seal. So while this prevented us from giving this cooler the top spot, we would consider the Pelican Pro Gear cooler to be a strong and durable cooler that offers strong insulation.

In terms of ease of use, we found the cooler to be one of our favourite models. It features a sturdy plastic latch that is released by the push of a button, making it easy to operate from several angles.

The lid stays in an upright position when the cooler is opened and does not come crashing down or slam shut unexpectedly. The cooler was also easy to transport as it has hard plastic handles that work well to distribute the weight of the cooler evenly.

This particular model, however, was the largest in terms of size and we found it difficult to pack it into a vehicle.

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Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 65 quart

Pelican has recently upgraded its line of coolers promising improvised performance and a range of sizes. We tested the 35qt, 45qt and 65qt at the time of this review. This range of coolers also includes 30qt, 50qt and 70qt sizes.

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Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 65 quart

Pelican has recently upgraded its line of coolers promising improvised performance and a range of sizes. We tested the 35qt, 45qt and 65qt at the time of this review. This range of coolers also includes 30qt, 50qt and 70qt sizes.

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