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Nutshell Coolers

Nutshell Coolers

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Status
Campaign successful
End Date
Sep 16, 2021
Creator
Nutshell Coolers
Estimated Shipping
Feb, 2022
Retail Price
$249.00
Pledge
$169.00
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What to Know

Nutshell Coolers is insulated with upcycled coconut fiber that outperforms plastic and is designed to be magically collapsible between adventures.

What to Know

Nutshell Coolers is insulated with upcycled coconut fiber that outperforms plastic and is designed to be magically collapsible between adventures.

Creator

David and Tamara started working on coolers and supply chains in the Philippines in 2018 as Stanford University graduate students in partnership with the NGO Rare and the fishing village of Lubang Island. On a shared mission to keep fish fresh and oceans healthy, the team discovered the potential of coconut husk fiber to replace low-quality, environmentally harmful plastic foam. The first coconut coolers hit the market in 2019 after months of intense testing and feedback from fishermen and food suppliers. COVID introduced significant challenges for business in the Philippines, but it also presented new opportunities as outdoor recreation surged around the world. With coconut farmers struggling and plastic products leaking into the environment at an unprecedented rate, the team partnered with Box Clever to create the Nutshell Cooler.

Description

The Nutshell Cooler is the first chance for consumers to experience coconut insulation, a breakthrough material developed by Fortuna Cools together with engineers and coconut farmers in the Philippines. The insulation fits together in an origami-inspired structure that’s convenient and robust—conceived by the industrial design team at Box Clever behind other category-defining products like Caraway cookware and Away luggage. The result is a uniquely sustainable and iconic cooler that meets the enormous market demand for planet-positive, fashion-forward outdoor gear.

In actual use and controlled tests, the Nutshell Cooler’s coconut insulation keeps ice frozen as long as the Yeti Hopper Two and 10%-40% longer than the Coleman Excursion, the REI Pack-Away, and Expanded Polystyrene ice chests.

  • Folds flat for easy storage
  • 19L volume (suitable for 18 cans and 14lbs of ice)
  • 8lbs empty
  • 100% recycled polyester shell and liner
  • Shoulder strap and ergonomic side handles
  • One-year warranty, designed for a lifetime of use

Purpose-built for weekend getaways, beach trips, and grocery runs, the Nutshell Cooler has a small footprint and is lightweight without sacrificing the performance expected from the best outdoor gear.

Coconut husks are the leftover waste of the coconut meat industry: more than 10 billion husks are burned or discarded every year in the Philippines alone. Each Nutshell Cooler is insulated with 24 coconut husks, which means fewer CO2 emissions from burning waste and extra income for small-scale coconut farmers. Nutshell’s coconut insulation is manufactured close to the farms, creating dozens of new, advanced jobs in agricultural communities. Nutshell Cooler liners are made from recycled PET, ensuring zero virgin plastic inside or out.
As a member of 1% for the Planet, Nutshell donates at least 1% of sales to the team’s longtime conservation NGO partners in the Philippines.

Creator

David and Tamara started working on coolers and supply chains in the Philippines in 2018 as Stanford University graduate students in partnership with the NGO Rare and the fishing village of Lubang Island. On a shared mission to keep fish fresh and oceans healthy, the team discovered the potential of coconut husk fiber to replace low-quality, environmentally harmful plastic foam. The first coconut coolers hit the market in 2019 after months of intense testing and feedback from fishermen and food suppliers. COVID introduced significant challenges for business in the Philippines, but it also presented new opportunities as outdoor recreation surged around the world. With coconut farmers struggling and plastic products leaking into the environment at an unprecedented rate, the team partnered with Box Clever to create the Nutshell Cooler.

Description

The Nutshell Cooler is the first chance for consumers to experience coconut insulation, a breakthrough material developed by Fortuna Cools together with engineers and coconut farmers in the Philippines. The insulation fits together in an origami-inspired structure that’s convenient and robust—conceived by the industrial design team at Box Clever behind other category-defining products like Caraway cookware and Away luggage. The result is a uniquely sustainable and iconic cooler that meets the enormous market demand for planet-positive, fashion-forward outdoor gear.

In actual use and controlled tests, the Nutshell Cooler’s coconut insulation keeps ice frozen as long as the Yeti Hopper Two and 10%-40% longer than the Coleman Excursion, the REI Pack-Away, and Expanded Polystyrene ice chests.

  • Folds flat for easy storage
  • 19L volume (suitable for 18 cans and 14lbs of ice)
  • 8lbs empty
  • 100% recycled polyester shell and liner
  • Shoulder strap and ergonomic side handles
  • One-year warranty, designed for a lifetime of use

Purpose-built for weekend getaways, beach trips, and grocery runs, the Nutshell Cooler has a small footprint and is lightweight without sacrificing the performance expected from the best outdoor gear.

Coconut husks are the leftover waste of the coconut meat industry: more than 10 billion husks are burned or discarded every year in the Philippines alone. Each Nutshell Cooler is insulated with 24 coconut husks, which means fewer CO2 emissions from burning waste and extra income for small-scale coconut farmers. Nutshell’s coconut insulation is manufactured close to the farms, creating dozens of new, advanced jobs in agricultural communities. Nutshell Cooler liners are made from recycled PET, ensuring zero virgin plastic inside or out.
As a member of 1% for the Planet, Nutshell donates at least 1% of sales to the team’s longtime conservation NGO partners in the Philippines.

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