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Pros Easy to use latches, fits very tall objects, built-in bottle openerExcellent insulation, super durable, easy to use, great sizeExcellent insulation, great drainage, durable, compact designVery durable, good insulation, comfortable handle gripsPretty good insulation, convenient size, comparatively lightweight, good price
Cons Uninspiring insulation, low quality seal, shape difficult to useExpensive, no leash for plug, smaller than claimedTall narrow shape is hard to dig through, expensive, not our favorite handlesA bit large for one person, no leash for plug, latches are scarily stretchyHandles uncomfortable, not our favorite latches
Bottom Line A differently shaped cooler with very easy latches but falls short in overall performanceFor the toughest, best insulated, and highest all-around performing cooler; the Tundra is where it’s atTop-notch insulation in a long-lasting, compact designGreat, long-lasting performance in a premium and functional coolerA less expensive option that still performs well in the face of some stiff competition
Rating Categories Pelican 20 Elite Yeti Tundra 65 ORCA 58 Quart RTIC 65 Engel 65
Insulation (50%)
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Durability (20%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Portability (10%)
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Specs Pelican 20 Elite Yeti Tundra 65 ORCA 58 Quart RTIC 65 Engel 65
Shelf Life of Food (Measured Days Below 40ºF) 1.4 days 6.5 days 6.5 days 6 days 5.6 days
Weight (lbs) 12.4 lb 31.9 lb 30.6 lb 34.9 lb 25.5 lb
Measured Capacity (quarts) 21 qt 56 qt 56 qt 67 qt 54 qt
Advertised Capacity (quarts) 20 qt 65 qt 58 qt 65 qt 65 qt
Days of Cold Beverages (Measured Days Below 50º F) 1.7 days 7.4 days 7.3 days 6.8 days 6 days
Internal Maximum Body Height (inches) 14" 10.5" 13" 12" 10.75"
Does it Fit a Wine or 2L Bottle Standing Upright? Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Exterior Dimensions (L x W x H) 18.5" x 12.5" x 17.5" 30.75" x 17.5" x 16" 26.75" x 20" x 19.4" 32" x 18.5" x 17" 29.5" x 17" x 16.6"
Construction Polypropylene/ABS plastic (not rotomolded) Rotomolded polyethylene Rotomolded Rotomolded Rotomolded
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