Over at Home Depot, today’s deal of the day features Pelican 20Q and 35Q coolers, in white and tan.
These coolers are made in the USA, and are said to keep your drinks cold for a very, very long time if proper ice or ice pack practices are followed.
I’ve heard lots of good things about Yeti and Pelican coolers, but the prices are often high – too high without good justification.
Hmm… we might be taking some long road trips this summer, and it would be nice to have ice-cold drinks at the ready no matter where we are.
For those of you who have taken the plunge, would you recommend these coolers?
And is there a difference between white and tan models? The White are described as “White Elite,” the tan as Pelican ProGear, but they seem to be used interchangeably. From the images and specs, they look identical outside of color.
The 20QT white model is less expensive than the tan, and the 35QT tan model is less expensive than the white.
These coolers are often said to be capable of keeping contents cold for DAYS, not just hours.
The 20 quart coolers can fit up to 15 cans with a 2:1 ice ratio, and have 2″ insulated walls, rubber feet, and a water and bear-proof seal. There’s a built-in bottle opener.
The 35 quart coolers can fit up to 30 cans with a 2:1 ice ratio, and have all of the same features. This size of cooler comes with a built-in drain.
The 20QT cooler weighs 16 lbs, and the 35QT cooler 32.16 lbs.
There’s a new 20QT cooler with more vertical form factor, and with 1″ insulated walls. That version is not on sale.
- 20QT White: $145.71
- 20QT Tan: $181.97
- 35QT White: $210
- 35QT Tan: $156.63
What do you guys think – is this a HOT deal? Err… I mean COLD?