Case Coolie - Cold Drinks for 10-15 Hours Without Ice or Icepacks!

The Case Coolie™ is a neoprene and aluminum sleeve that fits around a cold 30 pack of drinks and keeps them cold for 10+ hours without ice or icepacks!
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Nick Niehaus
Design
Saint Louis, Missouri
United States
3 Team Members

The Case Coolie

We've all dealt with the hassle of loading and lugging around a heavy cooler full of drinks. The Case Coolie eliminates these problems and makes access to cold drinks easier than ever! The traditional cooler was invented over 60 years ago and it needs an update! By combining neoprene and aluminum we've created an insulation barrier that keeps drinks below 55 degrees for well over ten hours but adds very little bulk or weight. It doesn't need ice or ice-packs! 

We invented the Case Coolie because our friends were lazy. They were so fed up dealing with a normal cooler that they'd buy a 30-pack of cold beer and just set it on the ground while tailgating. After an hour though, the beers got warm - and who likes warm beer? So we decided to wrap the 30-pack with something that kept it cold with little hassle - neoprene and aluminum. The Case Coolie keeps a case cold while adding less than 2 pounds in weight and folding down to less than 2 inches. 

Holding two Case Coolies

Why we need help!

We've gotten off to a great start with the Case Coolie with 1,000 already produced and over 200 sold! However, we can already tell that the potential for this product is much larger than we anticipated. With several wholesale buyers already lined up and new ideas coming in every day for how to use the Case Coolie we need to grow much faster. By contributing to our campaign you are helping us drive down the manufacturing cost and add improvements to our product. By raising $50,000 we can produce 5,000+ Case Coolies and access wholesale distributors. This will enable us to stock Case Coolies in grocery stores, gas stations, liquor stores, and other retail locations near you!

By helping us raise $50,000, we can do a few additional things with the Case Coolie.

First, we can improve the design and add further features this year! That means you'll get the upgraded Case Coolie and you'll see additional sizes within six months.

Second, it will help protect us against our competitors. The big cooler companies won't leave us alone for long so we need to move fast!

Third, we can expand nationally by selling in stores across the country and share this great new product with everyone!

Case Coolie Football Toss

The Impact

Although our initial focus was simply to keep drinks cold, the Case Coolie is also environmentally friendly. Ice takes both electricity and water to produce. Because the Case Coolie is ice-less, it reduces the natural resources normally needed to keep beverages cold. Next time you enjoy a cold drink from a Case Coolie, rest assured you  have kept Mother Nature in mind!

Our Team

We all share a common link through a program called College Works Painting. We each ran painting businesses in college and have produced over $2 million in revenue, trained over 100 students to run their own businesses, and have greater than ten years of experience between the three of us.

Nick holds a BSBA in Entrepreneurship from Washington University in St. Louis and has been inventing since he could barely walk. From building bobselds from popsicle sticks and trying to sell them to his family to creating a "robot" out of cardboard boxes and pringles cans, he's always been inventing! With the help of his grandma he sewed together the first prototype almost two years ago!

Adnan holds a BA in Economics and Biology from Saint Louis University and is set to graduate medical school at George Washington University this May. His first business at 7 years old was watering his neighbors' plants while they were on vacation. 2/3 of the plants lived!

Ben is a Senior at Saint Louis University studying Entrepreneurship. He has no funny stories. 

Other Ways You Can Help

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  • Share with anyone else who thinks a cold beer is a happy beer!
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$1,121USD
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$50,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 2, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Case Coolie™ Koozie

    Get a single can koozie with our logo and a big thanks for the support!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $10USD
    Signed Case Coolie™ Koozie

    If you'd like something a little more unique, we'll send you a limited edition signed koozie with all three of our signatures! We can only sign so many so get one while they last.

    2 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $30USD
    Case Coolie™ 2.0

    This is our newest design and will include a shoulder strap! These will be manufactured in our next order so they'll be delivered a couple months later. However, you'll be getting our latest and greatest Case Coolie™ and the same one you'll eventually see on store shelves!

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $35USD
    Original Red Case Coolie™

    Get one of our original Case Coolies™! This is a limited option and means you'll get yours as soon as the campaign ends. The price includes shipping and you'll get to say you owned an original Case Coolie™!

    1 out of 150 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $35USD
    Original Blue Case Coolie™

    Get one of our original Case Coolies™! This is a limited option and means you'll get yours as soon as the campaign ends. The price includes shipping and you'll get to say you owned an original Case Coolie™!

    1 out of 150 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $35USD
    Original Black Case Coolie™

    Get one of our original Case Coolies™! This is a limited option and means you'll get yours as soon as the campaign ends. The price includes shipping and you'll get to say you owned an original Case Coolie™!

    4 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $90USD
    Original Case Coolie™ 3 Pack

    Get one of each color (red, blue, black) of our original Case Coolie™!

    2 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500USD
    20 Case Coolie™ Pack

    20 Case Coolies™ with the option to customize them! Want to get a bunch for your organization or sports team? We'll contact you after the campaign to get the logo you want to use. Great option if you want to resell them as a fundraiser or give them away as gifts.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Marketing Mayhem

    Want to be a part of the Case Coolie™ team and help in our launch? We'll include a can koozie with your message or logo with each of our Case Coolies™ sold through this campaign! So, if we sell 1,500, that's 1,500 koozies with your logo going out to all our newest fans! We figure most people could use a few koozies so we can have up to 6 sponsors in this category.

    0 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $2,000USD
    Distributor Deal

    Are you really interested in being part of the team? You'll get 125 Case Coolies™ decorated however you like and have access to our wholesale network before anyone else! We will coordinate with you before placing our next order if you'd like to order more, and you'll be the first distributors in the country to sell the Case Coolie™!

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $5,000USD
    The Ultimate Tailgate!

    We'll come to you for the most epic tailgate you've ever seen! Invite 30 of your closest pals and we'll cover the planning and costs to tailgate for the afternoon. You pick the team and we'll set it all up including up to 30 tickets to the game (up to $2,500 total)! Obviously we'll supply you with tons of great Case Coolie™ gear too!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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