Make & Model - Pelican Elite Wheeled Cooler
Capacity - 45 quarts
Exterior Dimensions - 29.66 by 20 by 19.25 inches
Interior Dimensions - 19 by 12 by 12 inches
Weight - 37.25 pounds
MSRP - $380

Pelican is well known for making formidable containers, and it makes sense for them to get into the high-end rolling cooler market. The ProGear Elite series is the only product in this line up that's bear resistant certified (by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee — we're serious, see The big side handles, easy-to-open double latch, and very strong main handle are rugged. The 2 inches of insulation on all six sides, despite its 45-quart size, kept its cool during our test.

The smooth wheels, however, will likely drag over sandy or slick terrain. It's lockable and has several tie-down points large enough for bungees or paracord.

– Strong wheels
– Push-button latches
– Integrated bottle opener
– Interior can/bottle divots
– Fortified handle

– No cup holders on top
– Lacks tire tread
– Even when latched, it leaks air

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