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The COOLEST is a portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music and fun to any outdoor occasion.
The COOLEST is a portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music and fun to any outdoor occasion.
The COOLEST is a portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music and fun to any outdoor occasion.
62,642 backers pledged $13,285,226 to help bring this project to life.

First SHIPMENT!!!

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Behold, the FIRST SHIPMENT OF COOLEST COOLERS leaving the factory today!!!!

It's been a pretty emotional day here at Coolest HQ as words can't express how amazing it feels to hit this milestone...  We are all so proud of what's been accomplished going full circle from a concept to a real, live product on it's way to our earliest backers.  Thank you all!

Keep an eye out next week for a walkthrough video showing off the nitty-gritty details and answering all your questions about your soon-to-be-arriving Coolest.  :) 

Blend ON!

-Ryan

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    1. Brandon Pifer on February 10

      Ryan and the Coolest team;

      Keep moving forward, remaining stalwart in everything. Must earth not be moved to find gold? OF COURSE! Know that negativity is like dust raised from sojourning in trenches. The debris is not ignored but reduced and filtered only as feasible.

      Thank you Ryan and thank you Coolest team for the sacrifice, suffering and solidarity.

      Brandon Pifer

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      Michele Dorchak on December 26

      I would like to know where my cooler is that I paid for. I see these starter shipping last year and I have not been notified. Please tell me where my cooler is?!! Thank you ! I am really looking forward to using it

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      Michele Dorchak on December 26

      I would like to know where my cooler is that I paid for. I see these starter shipping last year and I have not been notified. Please tell me where my cooler is?!!

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      Erika on October 24, 2015

      Where is my cooler,I ordered it 8/29/14. Please update me.

    5. Rosemary Damato on October 23, 2015

      Hey Michelle keep your comments to yourself miss know it all

    6. Rosemary Damato on October 23, 2015

      It's disgraceful that we have not received any emails on shipment of cooler The first shipment was July. It's October. And NOTHING I would never recommend buying this cooler

    7. David Hiscock on September 9, 2015

      how much does the box weigh...i've received a letter from ups saying a box thats 24 lbs with no invoice is supposed to be sent to me from cerritos ca is this it?

    8. Michelle Mohler on September 4, 2015

      I can't help but laugh at most of these comments. Do you guys live in the same world I do? Do you REALLY think that Ryan is reading each of these comments and going to respond? Seriously? This is an upstart company, that has had to learn each process as they go along. You should have known that when you backed them. You may not get this thing until next year. No matter how much you ask, bitch, whine and complain, the process is still the same. Good Lord people.

    9. Erika Franz on September 2, 2015

      Where can I find my backer number?? I log into kickstart and click on my backed projects (coolest cooler) then people say to click on blue dot under Ryans pic, but there is nothing there?? How do i find my backer number??

    10. Zach Zucco on August 20, 2015

      I remember when this was suppose to be shipped out in early 2015... Can't wait to get it in mid 2016.

    11. Sally Reese-Johnson on August 20, 2015

      In light of the recent explosions at the port in China, we all, very likely, will receive our shipments in early 2016.

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      DoDaddy Numero Uno (deleted) on August 20, 2015

      Stop hopping.....you'll break a leg.

    13. Brian Watzig on August 20, 2015

      any new update?? i figured if the first truck already shipped month ago, more should have shipped?? or even how many shipped in the first one, if your shipping more then once a month? was hopping to get it for the holiday thats coming up.

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      Harvey on August 20, 2015

      Pledged July 14, 2014 Nothing yet, but hopefully right around the corner?

    15. slater crosby on August 19, 2015

      Yo Coolest Cooler people...I see the first truck shipped a month ago, is it possible to let people know when the shipments are scheduled to ship? Like 0-1000 backers should get cooler by 9/1/15, backers 1000-2000 should get cooler by 10/1/15 etc? a little more information would be helpful.

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      Michael W. Baran, III on August 19, 2015

      It is frustrating...haven't received mine, yet!

    17. Gabbie Espinal on August 19, 2015

      @Cynthia Frawley because they haven't shipped them. Once they're shipped we'll receive the tracking number.

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      George on August 19, 2015

      So far we know a country music singer, a guy in Charlotte, NC and possibly a CNET reviewer and a show on Fox News Channel.

    19. Matt Terry v1 on August 19, 2015

      Has anyone receive a Coolest? Anyone?

    20. Chase Cagle on August 19, 2015

      How do I check my order status? Seeing the first load makes me way too excited xD

    21. Cynthia Frawley on August 18, 2015

      I find it shocking that these guys are unable to tell a specific backer when to expect their item. Every single company I have EVER ordered anything from is able to track orders. So frustrating.

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      felipe vivar on August 18, 2015

      How can we find out about the delivery of this cooler.
      They are also gonna get the record for most delayed product ever.

    23. Alan Filandro on August 17, 2015

      Has anyone received theirs yet? I got an email verifying my address several wks ago (I'm backer 321) ...but it requested blue which I heard rumor was delayed until sept

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      Mike McDonald on August 17, 2015

      I look forward to receiving my Coolest mid February with 4 feet of snow on the ground…. How wonderful and marvelous it will be to be able to keep something cold, cause at that point there really isn't any other method other than maybe putting your stuff outside...

    25. Steven Brandes on August 17, 2015

      I backed this on July 10th 2014 Thought I'd have it for my wife Birthday because it originally stated Feb 15. Then they said June - July So I figured I'd have it for my wife's trips to the beach, No luck there either. Now I am hoping against hope that I get it by September 1st for her vacation at Hilton Head.

      Don't these guys know that it isn't so cool getting these in the Fall and Winter when you are one of the very first who ordered?

    26. Timo Limo on August 16, 2015

      Will I have it intime for the Firemans convention in Sept ??? it starts on the 19??

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      Barbara Schumacher on August 15, 2015

      Goto FB. Part of yesterdays update: "The first delivery has arrived here in the USA but please bear with us–the majority will be distributed over the next eight-ten weeks. We promise to send you your tracking information as soon as yours has shipped out for delivery. We are not able to supply individual information as to the exact date of delivery by backer number right now but more and more Coolests are on the way so we really appreciate your patience as well as your enthusiasm."

    28. Cindy Medlock Jones on August 15, 2015

      I was told we would have our cooler in July....Mid Aug now we wont be able to use it this year if it's not here soon !

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      George on August 14, 2015

      https://coolest.pledgemanager.com/

      Good luck. It was supposed to be done by 8/2.

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      gary hurley on August 14, 2015

      I have a change of address. Where do I go to submit my new address?

    31. Jenn Stanley on August 13, 2015

      Hey Robert you may want to put a FAQ list together lol

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      DoDaddy Numero Uno (deleted) on August 10, 2015

      Brenda, you might want to read the posting directly beneath yours.

    33. brenda tarrabain on August 10, 2015

      HI Ryan,

      I was wondering what the eta is on these things... We planned our summer vacation around the hopes that the cooler would be here and we could use it. Now I fear it will get here to late to use this summer and we will have to borrow a cooler for our camping trip on August 21st... Can you please send and eta

      thanks
      brenda

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      George on August 8, 2015

      No one from Coolest is responding in these comments. Like Robert said, use their Support email or follow their Facebook page.

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      DoDaddy Numero Uno (deleted) on August 8, 2015

      email 'em ...... cruise on up to "contact"

    36. Jeff Mahan on August 8, 2015

      Got an email reconfirming the information. Said a confirmation of this information would follow. That was the reason for the question. Was hoping someone with "inside information" might have an answer.

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      DoDaddy Numero Uno (deleted) on August 8, 2015

      BTW, I have no more access to inside information than the rest of you.

      What does that tell you?

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      DoDaddy Numero Uno (deleted) on August 8, 2015

      I'm reminded of my ex, as an elementary school teacher ......she used to tell me all kinds of stories about adolescent behavior, and I used to scoff at her conclusions.

      I owe her an apology.

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      DoDaddy Numero Uno (deleted) on August 8, 2015

      .......And it's time to dispense with all these folks saying they've received a shipping notice: ALL of us got a "shipping notice" as part of our receipt.
      What we're waitin for is an email specifically stating that you have a tracking number, and reconfirming your address and asking you to respond to that (as well as maybe some other stuff I can't predict).

      Relax......

    40. Jeff Mahan on August 8, 2015

      Got an email saying my COOLEST COOLER had shipped. Just wondering if there is an estimated ETA. Waiting as patient as possible... ;)

    41. Anant Tsai on August 8, 2015

      How do we update our shipping address? I've moved since backing the project.

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      DoDaddy Numero Uno (deleted) on August 7, 2015

      .....and there are other variables that can influence your receipt date; weather, shipping delays, customs, ultimate distribution unpredictables, etc.,. etc.
      Kind of a moving target. We're all in the same boat.

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      DoDaddy Numero Uno (deleted) on August 7, 2015

      Well, Debra, you can either email Coolest directly through the "Contact" link, post your question on their Facebook page, or understand that the first Coolests were loaded onto the ship in China on the 24th of July. Depending upon your backer number, color and your location, it could take several months, or if you're lucky, sooner.

    44. Debra Alonzo on August 7, 2015

      Hi my name is Debra Alonzo and I had placed a order a while ago and was wondering when I can be expecting it thank you very much

    45. Phil Gardner on August 6, 2015

      @James, the video was emailed from an address list generated from the pledge manager site. If you didn't receive it, it's entirely possible that you aren't locked in for your order there. email support@coolest.com and they're pretty good with being able to quickly see whose shipments are in good order and whose aren't. But if you didn't get the email sent to you that doesn't sound good

      https://coolest.pledgemanager.com/projects/coolest/

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      George on August 6, 2015

      I recommend following their Facebook page since they're posting updates there, and apparently no longer here.

      https://www.facebook.com/TheCoolestCooler

      And also some updates on the official website: coolest.com

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      George on August 6, 2015

      Hi James, Ryan did indeed send the video on July 29th. So he did send it the week after he said he would. Here's the vid:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch…

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      DoDaddy Numero Uno (deleted) on August 6, 2015

      James, I'd suggest you copy your request to an email from the "Contact" link.

    49. James Bynum on August 6, 2015

      Ryan, the last update you sent on July 24th said and I quote "Keep an eye out next week for a walkthrough video showing off the nitty-gritty details and answering all your questions about your soon-to-be-arriving Coolest. :)". That was 2 weeks ago and still no email with any details or walk through video. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since not one deadline has been kept up to this point. So could you please let us know realistically when we should expect to get the email with walk through info and order information. Thank you