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Jack HunterBy Jack Hunter
First created
Jack HunterBy Jack Hunter
First created
$1,856
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
21
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 6 2016

About

     I play dime ante poker with a group of friends every other Thursday night.  We rotate houses and everyone brings their own beer. I like my beer in bottles so I decided to buy a small cooler to hold a few bottles of beer.  Guess what? I couldn't find one. Not in stores.  Not on the internet. No one made one. The small coolers were too short for longnecks. The coolers tall enough for longnecks were too big and bulky. If I had found one, that would be the end of the story.   

     I started thinking about it and the wheels started turning.  I thought "what if this cooler was just the right size to stand a six pack of longneck bottles in?" And then I thought, "what if you didn't need ice?"  The idea pretty much came to me full blown.  It would use freeze packs that were shaped and contoured to make contact with the bottles, surrounding them snugly for maximum cooling.  

     First I drew the freeze pack out on paper. Next I made a 3D model using styrofoam and a jigsaw.  The idea was so simple, I was sure someone else had already done something like this. I spent the next few weeks doing a patent search and came up with nothing.  So I filed for a U.S.patent. While waiting on the patent, I started the long search for cooler and freeze pack manufacturers. I finally settled on two manufacturers in China and started the process of having molds made, samples being sent back and forth,  modifications made, etc.

     At this point, I have a patent and I have some inexpensive sample coolers with freeze packs. I will be making improvements going forward with an upgraded cooler which will feature 600D Canvas material, more insulation and a few other upgrades.. I am making the samples available on Kickstarter to be shipped in July 2016.   The new improved cooler will take a while longer as I work out the details with the manufacturer to make this a really outstanding cooler.  I hope to receive my first production run and have it delivered to my backers by the end of November 2016.  

     I am an inventor but I am also a businessman. I know how to get a product manufactured and delivered.  I hope you will consider backing this project and I hope you  enjoy your Cozycooler as much as I enjoy mine.

CHEERS!!!  

Risks and challenges

Dealing directly with manufacturers in China has been quite a challenge but it has also been quite rewarding. Communication has definitely been a problem but the Chinese people are incredibly resourceful and creative. And I have made some friends in the process. The biggest problem has been dealing with Chinese and U.S. Customs. Going forward, I will be using a U.S. company that specializes in outsourcing products outside the U.S. They will handle quality control and paperwork regarding shipping and customs.

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    We will give you a sincere "Thank You!" and have a cold one in your honor taken directly from one of our Cozycoolers.

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    For those who don't want to wait for our first production run, you will receive an inexpensive but functional sample cooler (as seen in video) with two (2) patented freeze packs. Cooler will be black. The first production run coolers, available in November 2016, will be upgraded with 600D canvas material, better insulation and several more features.

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