As the choice of outdoor professionals, Engel has led the introduction of its live bait coolers, developed new rotomolded shells, and have set the standard with cutting features features, and high quality products for over 60 years. Their product list includes hard- and soft-sided coolers, dry boxes, live bait coolers, fridges and freezers.

If you’ve been fishing for more than couple of years, chances are you own an Engel cooler, or know someone who does. The fact is Engel knows coolers, and it’s taken it’s success there and created affordable high-quality fridges and freezers for those of us who value  such things. 

Engel Bait Coolers

Engel makes spending the day with live bait on the water easy and stress free with their new easy to handle pull net so you can put hands on your bait quickly and easily, and so you can swap fresh water in for old water when needed. And they moved the air tube up for improved ventilation making their already market leading bait cooler even better.

Engel uses a 2-speed air pump to continuously aerate the water in its live bait coolers, extending the life of your live bait. And the insulated injection-molded shell keeps that bait at the right temperature. 

The cooler can be plugged into your car or boat’s cigarette lighter using the a 12V adapter to keep your bait fresh for the day of fishing.

It has all of the extras you’ve come to expect from Engel – stainless steel hardware, stain and odor-resistant materials, carry handle and shoulder strap, and more. 

Sizes for All Boats 

Plus it’s available in sizes for most every boat – 7.5 Quart, 13 Quart, 19 Quart, and 30 Quart. Here’s how the Live Bait Coolers break down by capacity and size:

7.5 Quart Live Bait Cooler:

Capacity: 7.5 Quarts, or 1.75 Gallons, or 5lbs of ice, or 8 cans

Weight: 2.5lbs

Exterior Dimensions : 11.5″ x 8″ x 10″

Interior Dimensions : 10.5″ x 6.25″ x 7.25″


13 Quart Live Bait Cooler:

Capacity: 13 Quarts, or 3.25 Gallons, or 12lbs of ice, or 18 cans

Weight: 3.5lbs

Exterior Dimensions : 15″ x 10″ x 11″

Interior Dimensions : 12″ x 7″ x 8.5″


19 Quart Live Bait Cooler:

Capacity: 19 Quarts, or 4.75 Gallons, or 25lbs of ice, or 32 cans

Weight: 5.5lbs

Exterior Dimensions : 16.6″ x 11″ x 13″

Interior Dimensions : 13.5″ x 8″ x 10″


30 Quart Live Bait Cooler:

Capacity: 30 Quarts, or 7.5 Gallons, or 45lbs of ice, or 48 cans

Weight: 7lbs

Exterior Dimensions : 19.5″ x 12.5″ x 14.5″

Interior Dimensions : 16.5″ x 9.5″ x 11.5″

Engel Fridges, Freezers, Dryboxes, and more

Engel hasn’t stopped with live bait coolers. Many of us have come to know them for, their superior live bait coolers, and they’ve taken what they’ve learned and developed there to launch their very successful line up of:

  • Hard Coolers
  • Soft Coolers
  • Drybox Coolers
  • AC/DC Fridge Freezers

They are certainly not new to the AC/DC fridge freezer business, as they’ve been in this space since 1999, perfecting their rotmolded designs.

With Engel’s AC/DC powered fridges and freezers you’ll never have to buy ice again. These fridge freezers run on a car (or boats) 12v battery and auto switch to 110v, they feature the renowned Sawafuji Swing Compressor, they will reach 0F and up to 90 degrees below ambient, all with very low amperage draw and power requirements.

Rooted in Fishing

Engel has established itself as a leader in the fishing industry, and as such it proudly supports the organizations we all depend on to maintain access to clean fishing waters, such as the American Sportfishing Association, and the Coastal Conservation Association among others. 

Give Engel a Look

As fishermen and fisherwomen, it’s important that we support the brandsd that invest in our sport, and help it to sustain and thrive. Engel is one of those brands.