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The Holdster converts mason jars into sexy, leather-bound mugs. Your beverage has never looked so good.

Who Are We?

We're Marsh and Bobby: Two guys from Colorado that have made Burlington, VT home.  We love our beverages and think that the Mason Jar is the best drinking vessel that exists.  We've teamed up to bring you a functional and sexy mason jar mug: The Holdster.  We're asking for your help in funding our first full-scale production run to take this product to the rest of the world.

What is the Holdster? 

The Holdster improves upon on the best drinking vessel available: the mason jar. Cheap, indestructible, heat-resistant, flavor neutral, healthy, and aesthetically beautiful, mason jars are an icon of American made products. The Holdster slips onto standard wide-mouth mason jars and acts as an insulating sleeve so you can use them for all of your beverage needs: coffee, tea... mulled wine, Hot Scotchie, beer, cocktails, chocolate milk; or whatever your fancy. The Holdster’s classic, utilitarian look gives it an air of a nostalgic past when products were of real quality and built to last a lifetime.

Holdster Model 02:  Photo by Dan Kirk
Holdster Model 02: Photo by Dan Kirk

So Marsh: Why Holdster? 

"Like many individuals who are awake, I realized the benefits of using mason jars for...just about everything. The only problem was that I love drinking coffee- and coffee is served HOT. There are plenty of Coozies, Coolies, and Cozies out there to solve this problem but I don’t have a pony tail or a mustache and therefore can’t crochet myself a neon cozie and get away with it. So I designed a sexy alternative: Leather, thread, and copper never looked so good- the Holdster was born."

Our Plan

It has taken months and countless prototypes to end up with the Holdster models 01 thru 04.  We have worked out every detail and finally have a manufacturing-ready product.  Our manufacturers in Mt. Hope, OH supply our leather and do the heavy machine work for us so that we can focus on the hand-stitching and riveting here in Burlington, VT.  We are looking to raise $5,500 to pay for the first full-scale production run of Holdsters.  We appreciate your support and hope that you will enjoy drinking from a Holdster as much as we do.

Marsh and Bobby

Rewards:

Holdster Model 01
Holdster Model 01
Holdster Model 02
Holdster Model 02
Holdster Model 03
Holdster Model 03
Holdster Model 04
Holdster Model 04
Custom Debossing
Custom Debossing
Limited-edition Holdster Logo Sticker
Limited-edition Holdster Logo Sticker

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    You will receive one limited-edition Holdster Logo sticker and we'll put your name on our website to show our appreciation for your support! (International Shipping: please add $10)

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    You will receive the Holdster Model 04: The Rivet w/o handle. We want everyone to be able to afford a Holdster! You'll also get 3 limited-edition Holdster Logo Stickers. (International Shipping: please add $10)

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    You will receive the Holdster Model 02: The Rivet with handle. You'll also get 3 limited-edition Holdster Logo Stickers. (International Shipping: please add $10)

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    You will receive the Holdster Model 03: The Cross-Stitch w/o handle. You'll also get 3 limited-edition Holdster Logo Stickers. (International Shipping: please add $10)

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    You will receive the Holdster Model 01: The Cross-Stitch with handle. You'll also get 3 limited-edition Holdster Logo Stickers. (International Shipping: please add $10)

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    You will receive your choice of any TWO Holdsters. Drinking is always more fun with a friend! You'll also get 5 limited-edition Holdster Logo Stickers. (International Shipping: please add $15)

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    You will receive your choice of any FOUR Holdsters. Get the whole line up or stock up on your favorites! You'll also get 5 limited-edition Holdster Logo Stickers. (International Shipping: please add $20)

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    The Six-Pack: You will receive your choice of any SIX Holdsters. You'll also get 10 limited-edition Holdster Logo Stickers and we'll put your picture on our website (if you want...). (International Shipping: please add $25)

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    The Ten-Pack: You will receive your choice of any TEN Holdsters. You will also receive a prototype of our TOP-SECRET Holdster Model 05 before any other people even see it... and 10 limited-edition Holdster Logo Stickers and of course your picture on our website (if you want...). (International Shipping: please add $40)

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    The Custom Ten-Pack: You get everything in the "Ten-Pack" Reward level but your Holdsters come with custom debossing of your choice. (International shipping: please add $40)

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    We will throw you a Holdster Party in Burlington, VT for you and your 7 best-friends complete with a Ten-Pack of holdsters with custom debossing of your choice. The Ten-Pack will come with a Handmade wooden box to store your holdsters in and each guest will get a picture with the Founders of Holdster. We will serve you the best that Vermont has to offer... (travel and lodging expenses not included).

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    We’ll name the Holdster model of your choice after you (unless you have a really bad name and want to come up with a cool name for it). We will also build you a Holdster farm Table and bring it to your house (International- please add for travel expense) and serve you a true Vermont-Style Pancake breakfast and leave you with a handmade, rustic cabinet full of Holdsters to complement your table.

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