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.