Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 45 quart Review

If you’re looking for a cooler that redefines extremes, the Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 45 quart cooler could as well be your best bet. From remarkable impact resistance to heavy-duty construction and an incredibly long ice retention, this cooler is designed to work exceptionally even in the harshest of conditions. Undeniably one of the best coolers 2017, the ProGear Elite Cooler, 45 quart has been innovatively crafted with no detailed overlooked to give you the toughest, portable, cold storage unit possible. Its detailed review below seeks to show you why this cooler is a class above other coolers in its class.

Product Features and Benefits

7 to 10 Day Ice Retention – The Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 45 quart offers up to 10-day ice retention, making it the ideal cooler to keep your food fresh and drinks cold during long road trips, camping and hiking expeditions. The long ice retention, in essence, reduces the need to carry water for ice refills.

Freezer Gasket Grade – You don’t have to worry about your food staying cooler for longer, thanks to the integrated freezer gasket grade that this cooler comes with. Also, this unit has a built in fish scale that allows you to keep track of your catch before storing it on the ice. The wide latches open effortlessly, even when you have your gloves on.

Thick, Polyurethane Insulation – This cooler offers superior, 2-inch polyurethane insulation thereby ensuring that you don’t have to replace the ice even in hot weather conditions. It is the excellent insulation that ultimately gives this unit its long lasting ice retention ability.

Mold Tie Downs – When on a fishing or hunting trip keeping a cooler in position can be a challenge. However, the Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 45 quart has mold-in tie downs as well as non-skid feet to help you keep the cooler in place even on a slippery surface. Besides, the non–marking feet lessen the likelihood of the cooler scratching the surface of your boat.

Stainless Steel Construction – Due to the use of a cooler, it is important that its surface is corrosion resistant. The surface of this cooler is not only resistant to rust but also reinforced to make sure that it can be used in all weather conditions.

Dual Handle System – The portability of a cooler is of utmost importance. Most coolers are relatively heavy, and moving them from one point to the other can be tasking, particularly if the cooler is filled with drinks or food. To address this, the ProGear Elite Cooler, 45 quart is fitted with a dual handle system with molded-in and hinged handles for comfortable and easy portability.


  • Freezer-grade gasket
  • Dual Handle System
  • Retains ice for long compared to other coolers
  • Press & Pull Latches
  • Molded-In Tie Downs
  • Pressure release valve integrated into the latch
  • Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Integrated Fish Scale on Lid
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Non-Skid & Non-Marking Raised Feet


This cooler is relatively heavy. However, the dual handle system makes it easier to lift and transport the cooler from one point to the other. You may need some help to lift it, though.


The Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 45 quart is one of the few coolers in the market that guarantee years of use and reliable performance. So good is this cooler that it can rival the performance of other high-end coolers such as the Igloo Glide PRO Cooler (110-Quart, White). Apart from keeping your food and drinks cool, this unit can also double up as a tabletop, duty bench and step stool, thereby giving you more value for money.

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