If you often find yourself deep in the woods for days on end with no way to keep your fresh stream-caught fish from spoiling, oh man do we have the cooler for you! The Yeti tundra cooler can keep ice for upwards of one week and will battle the elements with the best of them. If that sounds amazing to you, then so will the price: their smallest, most basic cooler is a steal at $299!
For the rest of us, our coolers don’t need to be so extreme. Or do they?
The Coolest Cooler, which has already raised over $8 million on Kickstarter and is on pace to become the most funded campaign of all time, is as it’s name clearly states, the coolest damn cooler you could possibly imagine. Complete with a battery powered blender, bluetooth speaker, USB charger, cutting board, and the ability to compartmentalize a cooler into “don’t-get-mushy” and “keep it Code-Blue-Coors-Light-cold” sections, the Coolest is the summer cookout hero that we deserve, and one we need right now. Unfortunately, as with most Kickstarter projects, we are going to have to wait a while for this bad boy to arrive in the mail. The project’s creator, Ryan Grepper, currently estimates that Kickstarter backers will get their Coolests in the mail starting in February 2015. With an estimated MSRP of $299 and Kickstarter backers getting one for just $185 (+$15 shipping), we think backing this project is a no brainer even with the six month wait.
One thing I love about the Coolest’s story is that it initially failed on Kickstarter when Grepper first launched it in the winter of 2013, raising just $102,188 out of a $125,000 goal. Although launching into the heart of winter might have had a chilling effect on the level of support he initially found on Kickstarter, Grepper took the unsuccessful campaign as a learning opportunity. After a few months of re-design and a new plan of attack for public relations and marketing, the Coolest crushed their $50,000 goal in a matter of hours after relaunching in July.
Since we love the Coolest so much, we have decided to give one away to one of you lucky readers as the prize for our inaugural Krowd Giveaway. You can enter easily below, but be sure to share with your friends! For every friend you refer to the contest, you’ll get an extra three entries!