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Pelican IM 70QT Elite Cooler

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Wherever you go.

Whether you're driving across the country, car camping with friends, or storing fresh catch in the middle of the ocean, your Pelican 70QT Elite Cooler will exceed all expectations. This ultra-tough cooler features a freezer-grade seal and two inches of PU foam insulation to keep your bevies cold for your whole trip. 

The 70QT holds ice for up to eight days, and has enough space for 65 cans with a 2:1 ice ratio. The non-skid rubber feet hold it in place in the back of your truck or boat, and the latches hold tight when it gets tossed around. Molded cup holders stash your beverage and the drain plug makes it a breeze to clean out at the end of your trip.

  • A tough cooler for car camping or tailgating
  • 68-liter carrying capacity holds
  • Tough polypropylene construction can withstand wear and tear
  • Freezer-grade seal keeps the cold inside
  • Thick, 2-inch PU foam insulation
  • Latches hold tight under pressure
  • Non-skid rubber feet won't slide around
  • Molded cup holders to stash your beverage
  • Item #PEL000J

[body, handle, spigot] polypropylene, [latch] ABS, [hardware] stainless steel, [insulation] polyurethane foam
36in x 20.2in x 21in
Recommended Use
casual, weekend camping
Manufacturer Warranty

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California Proposition 65


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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Simple and functional

I've used it several times

Usage: This thing has great insulation. It has easily kept block ice through several four day spring camping trips in the 40s/70s for a family of 4. Will be taking it on a week long trip in warmer temperatures soon. Size/Weight: No issues fitting it in any NPS bear lockers so far even though it’s enormous but for sure check the dimensions of the bear lockers where you’re going. It is hard to peer into it while inside the locker but definitely possible if you need to grab something quickly. It’s extremely heavy when loaded and definitely requires 2 people to move. Child Safety! This thing is huge and both my children (<5yo) climbed inside as soon as it was delivered. I store it away from children and with the drain plug out since the nature of coolers (especially big ones) make them a suffocation hazard. Features: Drain plug and latches work great - especially the latches. They’re easy to use and seem to be bombproof. I don’t fish but I guess if I ever need to measure something while I’m camping I can lay it on the cooler. It also looks cool or whatever but I can’t admire it because it’s always in a bear locker 🤷‍♂️ Would be cooler if the cup holders were a larger size like most reusable water bottles but they look perfect for beer.

>Rating: 5

Fantastic Piece of Gear!

I've used it several times

Excellent piece of outdoor hardware! Tough, capable, and built to last. The cooler arrived in just a few days as always from Backcountry. Packed the 70-qt cooler with food and beverages for a five-day trip. It held the original ice for an impressive three days in 90+ degree heat (daytime highs). It certainly would have held ice longer but we overpacked it with food. It takes two people to move when fully loaded but it is very sturdy and can take any punishment you dish-out. Latches are very easy to use and are the best I’ve seen on an elite, high-end cooler. Drains easily. Overall, I couldn’t be happier.


Does this cooler have IGBC certification?