3 of the Best Pelican Coolers for Outdoor Adventures

If you’re heading out into the wild on some wilderness adventures in the coming months, a top quality cooler is a must for keeping those craft beers cool and the guys at Pelican have definitely get some of the best in the business. Regardless of your storage requirements and budget, there will be a Pelican cooler that more than fits the bill. Robust, versatile and impeccably well crafted, it’s no surprise that Pelican are one of the most respected brands in the world of coolers.

Check out our pick of 3 of the best Pelican Coolers for Outdoor Adventures this Spring and Summer below:

Pelican 20QT Elite Cooler – $154

If it’s a no-nonsense cooler that you’re after for your next outdoor adventure, look no further than this Pelican 20QT Elite Cooler ($154) which is available in a number of different colours and is just about as robust as it gets. These Pelican™ Elite Coolers perform to higher standards than the norm – better than any cold locker and more hard-wearing than any icebox, these things are built for a life outdoors. Pelican™ Elite Coolers are true next-generation innovations, designed to last a lifetime.

From the latches to the freezer-grade seal to the most robust handles in the business, every part of these fantastic coolers from Pelican is engineered to their extreme durability and performance standards. Which is why they feel confident in providing you with a Lifetime Guarantee. Not three years. Not five years. A lifetime. Enough said. ($154)


Pelican DayVenture Sling Cooler – $150

Perfect for impromptu adventures, the Pelican Dayventure Sling Cooler ($150) boasts a lightweight design which comes with comfortable, padded shoulder straps which allows for the ultimate in portability and versatility. This classy and robust cooler from Pelican uses high density closed cell foam for extreme insulation and has a leak-resistant zipper with a waterproof seal, which is important for keeping the ice and contents exactly where they belong. Each one is crafted from a puncture-resistant material that will effortlessly stand up to the hard knocks of outdoor use.

The Pelican™ Dayventure Sling has a clever design which includes a wide top opening for simple access, an interior compartment that is capable of holding up to four wine bottles, 12 cans of your favourite craft beer, or 8.5 total litres. It also has a convenient side pocket for additional dry storage and a compression moulded base which allows it to stand on its own. It is finished off with a leak resistant zipper, this cooler will keep your drinks cold all day long and performs best when used with a Pelican Ice Pack.  ($150)


Pelican 45QW Elite Wheeled Cooler – $390

For those gatherings where you need more storage (read, extra craft beers), something like this Pelican 45QW Elite Wheeled Cooler ($390) is our top pick here at Coolector HQ. You will get up to 10 days ice retention courtesy of the freezer grade gasket, 2″ polyurethane insulation and the heavy duty wheels mean you’ll be able to tackle even the most uncompromising of outdoor terrains be they beach or woodland.

So strong is this cooler that is has a bear resistant certification from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. The purpose of this certification is to help keep bears safe and significantly reduce bear-human encounters by ensuring that bears do not have access and become conditioned to anthropogenic foods and other bear attractants that increase these encounters. Other great features of this top notch cooler from Pelican include a built-in bottle opener, corrosion resistant stainless steel hardware and as each one is made in the USA, you can rest easy about its considerable quality. ($350)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.