NEW Pelican IM Elite Cooler Review

Pelican coolers are a popular brand for outdoor enthusiasts who want an extreme cooler that can keep up with their adventures. Now, Pelican has come up with a new way to improve upon their older coolers and we are lucky enough to be introducing the new line of coolers by Pelican. They are up to 30% lighter than other coolers and they look different as well. The question is; do they measure up? Read our new Pelican IM Elite cooler review to find out.

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Features of the Pelican IM Elite

Pelican IM Elite Cooler FeautresThe new Pelican IM Elite cooler is designed to look as rugged as it works. These coolers have built in handles that are a part of the cooler’s body to ensure you never have to worry about it breaking. They are considered the toughest handles in the cooler industry. They use stainless steel hardware to ensure locks and closures do not become damaged, regardless of what you throw at it (literally). It is made with two inches of insulation and guaranteed to be durable. These coolers use a freezer grade seal that wraps the entire lid, ensuring that warm air is kept out.

How Pelican IM Compares to Other Coolers

When it comes to ice retention, our pelican cooler review shows that Yeti type coolers are comparable in many ways to the new Pelican. For instance, you can expect to pay approximately the same when compared to Grizzly or Engel Coolers. In regards to ice retention, Pelican usually holds ice among the best. Most high-end coolers have similar ice retention ratings and our video reviews show the variation is usually +/- 2 days. However, the newest IM Elite has a style that is unmatched by other coolers. It looks like a heavy duty cooler and it is available in a lot of colors that make it even more impressive. There is also the fact that it has a lifetime warranty where other coolers give you only a few years.


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Manufactured: USA & PhilippinesManufactured: USA
Most Expensive BrandCheaper than Yeti
Cost: $$$$Cost: $$$
Roto-Molded, One PieceRoto-Molded Shell/Stainless Hardware
Certified Bear ProofCertified Bear Proof
Tundra Models 20-125 ProGear Sizes 20-250Q
Warranty: Five YearWarranty: Lifetime
Ice Retention: 5-7 DayIce Retention: Up To 10 Day

Note: Model numbers are not reflective of size with Yeti Coolers

Note: Pelican cooler models and sizes are same

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How Does IM Elite Compare to Other Pelican Coolers

Pelican is known to be one of the best coolers for keeping ice and that has not changed with the IM Elite. Luckily, price has not increased by extremes. The reason people love the new Pelican IM Elite is because of the new rugged yet lightweight look. The lip where the freezer gasket sits is more noticeable than the older Pelican cooler styles. The handles are more solid. The hinges are more impressive.Pelican ProGear Elite Vs Pelican Elite IM

New Style Pelican Cooler Sizes

To help you see how they all compare, you should take a look at the reviews below. By doing so, you will be able to compare the new Pelican against the old style. You can see what features are unique and what features are the same.

Pelican IM Elite Cooler 30qt

Green Pelican Elite IMThe 30qt cooler is available in a variety of colors. It holds ice extremely well and it has the ability to handle drops without sustaining real damage. It weighs 21.67 pounds when empty and measures in at 26 x 20 x 19 inches. The volume is 32.95 QT, which makes it able to hold more than other 30qt coolers.



IM Elite Cooler 50qt

50Qt Pelican IM EliteThe 50qt cooler has stainless steel hardware and wide press-and-pull latches. It can hold ice for up to 10 days as shown in our testing. It measures in at 31 x 21 x 21 inches. It weighs only 26.39 pounds. It has a total volume of 52.87QT and you can purchase it in a variety of colors.





Elite Cooler 70qt

Pelican70QWhen you need a large cooler, this is the one you should choose. It has a total volume of 72.42QT and weighs only 33.29 pounds when empty. The dimensions of this cooler are 37 x 22 x 21 inches. There are two inches of insulation, same as with other Elites.




Prefer The Older Style Pelican Cooler?

Pelican Products ProGear Elite 45qt Cooler

GreenPelican45This older style cooler has press and pull latches that are wide, a dual handle system where one is molded in and the other handles are hinged, and it is available in many colors. Where this cooler fails, though, is the added weight. It weighs 35.95 pounds, which is heavier than the larger cooler above. For some, the weight is a major issue.