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Pelican 250QT Elite Cooler

Color: Marine White

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made in the usa 


Unleash the power of the Pelican 250QT Elite Cooler. Its roomy interior and 2-inch thick insulation keep goods colder for 10+ days, surpassing competitors. Sturdy handles, push-and-pull latches, and Grizzly Proof certification. Backed by Pelican's unrivaled lifetime warranty. Conquer all adventures with this ultimate cooling companion!

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  • 10+ days of ice retention
  • Largest size available
  • 258 can capacity (at 2:1 ice ratio)
  • Lockable lid (locks sold separately)
  • Easy press & pull latches
  • Rubber non-skid feet
  • Molded-in hinged handles
  • Built-in, sloped drain with tethered drain cap
  • Fish ruler on lid
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Integrated tie-downs
  • Certified bear-proof by the IGBC
  • Guaranteed for life


  • Interior: 50.25" x 17.00" x 17.5.00"
  • Exterior: 61.13" x 27.50" x 27.50"
  • Volume: 236.59 L
  • Weight: 92.00 lbs
  • Insulation thickness: 2.00"


What can the Pelican 250QT Elite Cooler hold?

The 250QT cooler can hold 20 days worth of food for a small group + ice or 258 canned beverages + ice. The large size can also accommodate big game and long-haul fishing catches. Not sure if the 250QT Elite cooler is the right fit for you? Check out how it stacks up with the rest of the core Pelican Elite Coolers.

How long can the Pelican 250QT Elite Cooler hold ice?

When you follow the 2:1 ratio of ice to goods, a 250QT Elite Cooler has a 10-day+ ice retention rating. Get the best ice retention with these tips.

 Where is the Pelican 250QT Elite Cooler cooler manufactured?

The Pelican 250QT cooler is proudly made in the USA. Curious about how hard-sided Pelican Elite Coolers are manufactured? Learn more about

Pelican’s injection-molded coolers and rotomolded coolers.

What is the Pelican 250QT Elite Cooler made out of?

  • Walls: Polypropylene

  • Insulation: Polyurethane

  • Latches: ABS plastic

  • Hardware: Stainless steel

  • Drain Assembly: Polypropylene

  • Feet: Polypropylene

What is covered in the lifetime warranty?

Pelican backs up their hard-sided Elite Coolers with a lifetime warranty. This warranty guarantees against breakage or defects in workmanship for the life of the cooler. Read the full text of the lifetime warranty on Pelican hard-sided Elite Coolers for additional details and to learn how to file a warranty claim online.

Which replacement parts fit this cooler?
You can find select replacement parts that will fit this cooler on These parts are listed below: You can also get these replacement parts, as well as parts not listed here, by filing a warranty claim with Pelican.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Matthew C.

Continued quality from Pelican that works as advertised. Currently using the 250qt hard cooler for my archery elk hunt. Air temps during the daytime have been between 89-92° F. So as long as you keep the cooler in a shaded area, it will hold the ice. Has been excellent to keep my perishable goods cold while remote, and hopefully to be able to get a quartered-out elk on ice immediately after a successful hunt. Thanks Pelican Team

Andrew G.

Arrived well packed and damage free, plenty of capacity for anything you would throw at it and should hold ice well after you need it to. No brainer purchase.

Now that's a nice cooler you got there, Andrew! Thank you for your kind review!


Amazing !!!
Absolutely blows the competition (Yeti) away ! Superior in every single way.


Can't be beat!
As the owner/Chef of a BBQ company, I rely on my coolers for many different applications. Holding ice, holding raw meat cold, holding cooked meat warm. The Pelican coolers do it all. Summers in the Washington, D.C. area are hot and humid as they come. The coolers have no problem holding ice for 10 days during the worst of it! Toss in the fact that the are produced in the U.S. of A and you have a perfect product! Have owned 6 250s now for 6 years. I have 2 in the bed of my truck 24/7. They can take whatever Mother Nature throws your way! Wouldn't even look at another product!


The Best of the Best
I own and operate a BBQ company in Northern Virginia. The summers here are hot and humid as can be. I rely on my coolers for ice and to hold thousands of dollars of meat for events. I've had these coolers hold ice in August for over 7 days!!! I'll guarantee you none of the competitors can make that claim. These coolers are built like a tank and can take any beating you throw at them. I keep 2 of these in the bed of my F-150 and they can take all of the weather you throw at them, too. Top it all off with the fact they are 100% American made, and their is nothing left to think about! Surely the last coolers you will ever have to purchase!!