Meet Coolest: The All-In-One Portable Cooler You Never Knew You Always Wanted

Image via Kickstarter/Coolest Cooler

Coolest is the name of, what just might be, the coolest portable cooler to hit the market yet. Called the “21st century cooler that’s actually cooler” by its creator, this cooler just might be what you’ve been waiting for your entire life.

Besides doing its job to store ice and keep your food and drinks cool, Coolest comes built-in with a number of features that just seem to make sense. Coolest includes an 18 V battery-powered rechargeable blender, a removable Bluetooth speaker that connects to your phone, a USB charger (for when that phone died in the middle of nowhere), and even integrated storage for plates, a cutting board, and a knife.

Portable coolers are made for parties and good times, and for that you need a lot of stuff. Traditionally designed coolers do little more than hold ice and keep things cool, and they’re not the most reliable for durability. Coolest creator Ryan Grepper says he wanted to create a cooler that was the center of all the fun, not just an obligatory addition.

Why haven’t cooler designs changed in over 50 years?” Grepper says in a video posted on the Coolest Kickstarter campaign. “Boring coolers are boring, break easily and are a pain to get to and from your destination. I wanted to create a cooler that was really well built yet had so much fun built into that i would look for excuses to get outside and enjoy it. So, I created the Coolest.”

Among its other impressive features, Grepper made sure to address other issues that you might wonder why no one has fixed yet. The Coolest, for instance, includes a cooler divider to add functionality and prevent all your items from getting wet. It’s also built-in with an LED lid light, extra wide wheels for better movability, a bottle opener, and gear tie-down straps to hold all your other stuff securely in place when moving from one place to another.

The Coolest already has a huge fan base, with more than 33,680 people pledging funds to get the cooler into production. The Kickstarter campaign has more than surpassed its goal of $50,000 (which it reached in less than three days) with an incredible $6,594,210 raised and 39 days still to go.

As an inventor and creator at heart, this is the greatest dream come true,” Grepper said in an update. “Honestly, this is actually far beyond my wildest dreams. I’ve never been more happy and humbled in my life. It’s amazing how many people have connected with this idea!”

For more information on the Coolest and to vote for two new colors for the cooler, visit the product’s Facebook page.