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Pelican 45QT Elite Wheeled Cooler

Color: Marine White

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made in the usa

 Rugged wheels conquer any terrain, even when fully loaded.


Gear up for weekend adventures with the Pelican 45QT Elite Wheeled Cooler. Enjoy a true 45QT capacity, fitting 34 cans and ice for 7-day retention. With a freezer-grade gasket and 2 inches of polyurethane insulation, your drinks stay refreshingly cold. The heavy-duty retractable handle ensures easy transport, backed by Pelican's lifetime warranty. Your ultimate weekend expedition companion!

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  • 7 days ice retention
  • 34 can capacity (at 2:1 ice ratio)
  • Heavy-duty large-diameter wheels
  • Press-and-pull latches
  • Sturdy trolley handle
  • Rubber non-skid feet
  • Built-in, sloped drain with tethered drain cap
  • Fish ruler on lid
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Built-in bottle opener
  • Certified bear-proof by the IGBC
  • Guaranteed for life


  • Interior: 19.00" x 12.00" x 12.00"
  • Exterior: 29.66" x 20.00" x 19.25"
  • Base: 25.00" x 18.00" inside of wheels
  • Volume: 42.59 L
  • Weight: 37.25 lbs
  • Insulation thickness: 2.00"


What can the Pelican 45QT Elite Wheeled Cooler hold?

The 45QT Elite Wheeled Cooler can hold 34 cans with ice, or food and drinks for a 3-day camping trip. Not sure if the 45QT Wheeled 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 45QT Elite Wheeled Cooler hold ice?

When you follow the 2:1 ratio of ice to goods, a 45QT Wheeled Elite Cooler has up to a 7-day ice retention rating. Learn more about how to get the best ice retention from your Pelican Elite Cooler.

Where is the Pelican 45QT Elite Wheeled Cooler manufactured?

The 45QT Wheeled 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 45QT Elite Wheeled Cooler made out of?

  • Outer walls: Polypropylene
  • Insulation: Polyurethane foam
  • Latches: ABS plastic
  • Handle material: TPE
  • 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 the Pelican 45QT Elite Wheeled 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 89 reviews
Freddie C.

Should have purchased prior……have a Yeti 65 needed something just a tad smaller and the Pelican wheeled 45 is incredible built like a fortified job box on steroids the ice retention hands down blows away the 65 wondering if Pelican does trade in’s ???

You can't go wrong with a Pelican! Thank you for your kind review, Freddie!

Joseph W.

Great Cooler at a Great Price!

That is so great to hear! Thank you, Joseph!

Lisa R.

This is a great cooler! rugged and sturdy. Latches are easy to open but secure and the ice stays frozen for days! Love the wheel and handle.

Thank you for your kind review, Lisa!

Javier W.

I've been using Pelican storage systems for nearly 20 years. From military gear storage, toolboxes, ice chests, cigar, waterproofing. Everything is built so damn tough, they will outlast me.

Thank you for sharing your experience, Javier!

Judy F.

We took our 45qt Pelican on a 3 week road trip. Not only did it keep all the ice after 2 days in over 80° Sunlight, NONE of the food spoiled! It was like our traveling refrigerator.

Thank you for sharing your experience, Judy!