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Pelican 70QT Elite Cooler

Color: White / Grey

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made in the usa

This is the "fill it up for the day" cooler you've always wanted


Embrace epic adventures with the reliable Pelican 70QT Elite Cooler. Spacious interior and thick insulation keeps food cold for up to nine days. Certified bear-resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, it's built tough and durable. Ready to push your limits? This cooler is your ultimate adventure partner, always up for the challenge!

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  • 9 days ice retention
  • Integrated cup holders and fish ruler on the lid
  • Built-in stainless steel bottle opener
  • Easy press & pull latches
  • Molded-in tie-down slots
  • Molded-in handles 
  • Built-in, sloped drain with tethered drain cap 
  • Non-skid & non-marking raised rubber feet
  • True to size 70-quart capacity
  • Certified bear-resistant by the IGBC
  • Guaranteed for life


Interior: 24.75" x 12.00" x 14.30"
Exterior: 36.00" x 20.30" x 21.00"
Base: 28.50" x 15.50"
Volume: 68.00 L
Weight: 33.29 lb.
Insulation thickness: 2.00"


    What can this cooler hold?

    70-quart coolers are perfect for long adventures off the beaten path. This cooler will hold seven days worth of food for a small group + ice or 46 canned beverages + ice. Not sure if the 70QT 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 does this cooler hold ice?

    When you follow the 2:1 ratio of ice to goods, a 70QT Elite Cooler has a nine-day ice retention rating. Pack up one of these coolers and set out on the adventure of a lifetime today! Learn more about how to get the best ice retention from your Pelican Elite Cooler.

    Where is this cooler manufactured?

    All of the hard-sided Pelican Elite Coolers are 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 this 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 146 reviews
    Jeremy R.

    This cooler has been used and abused. Love it. It's tough as nails and can hold tons of drinks and ice. My only complaint is, I ordered new latches months ago and haven't received them. Now my lid is warped

    Thank you for your kind review, Jeremy! I'm so sorry to hear about the replacement latch issue. Please reach out to us at so we can see what is going on with your replacement latches. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you!

    Danny T.

    Great cooler have three of them

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Danny!

    Kara K.

    We LOVE our new Pelican cooler. After several uses we believe it does outperform the Yeti cooler of the "same" size (we can fit a lot more in this one!!). By far for me the best part about it that pushed us to purchase is that it is made in the USA. Worth every penny. I do wish the smaller models were also USA made.

    Thank you for your kind review, Kara!

    Donald B.

    Great cooler. We'll built, durable and functional. Highly recommend. Best deal on the market for the money.

    You can't beat a Pelican Elite Cooler! They are best! Thank you for your kind review, Donald!

    Gene F.

    Best cooler I’ve ever seen

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