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Maluna: Premium Coolers that Ice the Competition by 20%

A project in La Crescent, MN by Scott Hoyt

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Maluna Unhinged coolers are the ultimate in innovative design, extreme performance, and high-quality durability at an unbeatable value.
Backers: 2056
Average Pledge Per Backer: $215

Funded: $441,199 of $150,000
Dates: Mar 8th -> Apr 7th (31 days)
Project By: Scott Hoyt
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Latest News

Home Stretch

April 6th - via: kickstarter.com
As we approach a Kickstarter close, couple quick UPDATES: I think I'm caught up with messages, if you are waiting on any info from me, please let me know. SURVEY & ADD-ONS : Campaign ends Friday evening. I'm pretty sure I'm going to use a 3rd... (Read More)

Design Process

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
I thought you might find it interesting to see the design process I worked on last year in preparation for this: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00    (Read More)

Production & Shipping Timing

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
First container (of 3) of Early Birds was loaded 3 nights ago. See picture at bottom. That deserved a real pat on the back of the production manager because it was the first real throughput in the production system and everything performed very well.... (Read More)

Production Part 4 - Final Cleaning and Inspection

March 31st - via: kickstarter.com
As mentioned, production started as soon as the project funded 100%. I want to get the early birds out as fast as possible. Here's a look at some finishing touch preparations on the coolers before they ship: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to... (Read More)

Production Part 3 - Insulation & QC Rejects

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
And a look at how the insulation gets injected, also the Maluna graveyard. Production started full swing to prepare 'early-bird' coolers when the Kickstarter funded 100% and you can also get a look at the pile of rejected coolers created in order to... (Read More)

Production (continued)

March 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a look at some of the work I did to make sure that production was completely vetted for perfect fit and finish before Kickstarter launched. Last Fall, we completed a production run of 120 focus group coolers and the final process turned into a... (Read More)

Production Introduction

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
As soon as the project funded 100%, production started. I had many requests to see how these coolers are made. You might have noticed... I love to share...  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with... (Read More)


March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Below, I had an update to request 'Early Bird' addresses. The idea was to collect addresses so that I can pre-label the early bird coolers before the campaign ends so that I can pack them into a shipping container ready to put into FedEx parcel... (Read More)

Kickstarting Innovation: Four Startups Receive Crowdfunding Support In March

March 20th - via: tcbmag.com
From a car hacking device to chairs that simulate floating, innovators in Minnesota have recently received hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial backing. (Read More)

Custom Badges

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Okay, here is a peek at the custom badges. They will each have backer numbers on them. Right now, it's possible that early birds receive them separately with a wrench to swap out the regular Maluna badge, but I hope to be able to get them on there... (Read More)


March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
As I updated below, the 'Early Bird' coolers are being manufactured NOW. Manufacturing got started as soon as we hit our funding goal, and they will set sail via ocean freight before the campaign is over. However, Kickstarter is designed to collect... (Read More)


March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
A lot of people are very familiar with how my project has come to this point because I have been sharing the entire journey in the Maluna Unhinged Focus Group on Facebook since early last year, and I will continue to do that. But the main idea to... (Read More)

Bottle Opener

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00    (Read More)

Color Choices!

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
These color choices are for the coolers pledged with 'color choice' that are the June deliveries and not the white 'On-Deck' or 'Early Bird' coolers. White will always be available, and is also a great choice. If you pledged the 'color option'... (Read More)


March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm working on opening up a reward for both you guys to ship coolers. Need to determine what demand is because coolers are so price sensitive on shipping. I would need to fill a shipping container. If you are interested in a reward to ship there,... (Read More)

First Day

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
*** (BADGE & DECAL update below) ***THANK YOU - we hit the funding goal on the very first day!! I had a lot of fun discussing the good news to those that will be involved with creating and fulfilling these rewards, but my work goes into high gear... (Read More)

First night

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow - what an exciting night. From the very beginning of this adventure, a year and a half ago, I penciled out what I needed from Kickstarter to make this cooler happen. $150k. It started to become clear last week that I just might have a chance at... (Read More)

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