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Pelican ice coolers


So, here’s a Men’s Best Guide little bit of history lesson for ya….

In 1936, with war clouds gathering over Europe, some in the U.S. Army couldn’t stop thinking about food. Fast food, in particular — which is to say victuals for soldiers such as paratroopers, who were required to be highly mobile.

unnamedThe Kration was an individual daily combat food ration which was introduced by the United States Army during World War II. It was originally intended as an individually packaged daily ration for issue to airborne troops, tank corps, motorcycle couriers, and other mobile forces for short durations. Well, the troops might have made a ton of jokes about k Rations, but that’s what kept them fighting.

So, where is this all going?

Necessity is the mother of invention and as long as we are talking about food, wars and inventions along come Pelican, a company that spent several decades working with the U.S military building protective cases for them as well as emergency services now have figured out how to keep your beer cold!pelican-large-fishing-rugged-outdoor-cooler

New from Pelican, the Elite Cooler is an insulated polypropylene icebox for your brews and other tailgating necessities that can pretty much survive dropping off a cliff.

Check ‘em out on line.

Ranging from 20 to 250 quarts, the Elite Coolers feature a stainless steel bottle opener, two-inch insulation, four cup holders and a freezer-grade 360-degree seal that allows ice retention for multiple days. And press-and-pull latches that’ll lock in your tailgating goodies nice and tight.

peliNow, rugged isn’t light: the 30 quart Cooler, for example, weighs almost 22 pounds (we suggest the 55 QT, which comes with wheels).

But Pelican does offer a lifetime guarantee.