A Brief History of the Stubby Cooler

The rise (and rise) of the can & bottle koozie ahem stubby holder has a dubious history. Here's a rundown of the internets finest research. Learn everything you need to know about the humble stubby cooler.

A Brief History of the Stubby Cooler
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Howdy, partner! Have you ever stopped to wonder where that trusty old stubby holder aka koozie came from? I reckon it's about time we traced its roots back to the ol' dusty trail and uncovered the truth behind this all-American slash all-Aussie icon.

So, pull up a stump and have a seat – we're about to delve into the history of the stubby holder. Saddle up!

Humble Beginnings of the Beer Can Koozie (stubby holder)

Like so many great inventions, the koozie—or stubby holder, as it's often called in Australia and New Zealand—had a humble beginning. It all started in 1933, when an American man named Philip K. Toof designed a simple foam sleeve to keep his drink cold on a hot day.

The idea was a hit, and soon everyone was using them. In the early days, these drink coolers were made from all sorts of materials, including cloth, felt, cardboard and even wax paper. And because they were so cheap and easy to make, they became popular souvenirs for tourists visiting places like Disneyland and the Grand Canyon.

Over the years, koozies ahem stubby holders have evolved and improved, but the basic concept remains the same. And now that beer cans are made of aluminium instead of steel, they're better insulated than ever before!

How the Stubby Cooler Became an Aussie Icon

Did you know that the Stubby Cooler was actually invented in Australia? Yup, way back in the late 1970s, a man named Colin Gibson was looking for a way to keep his beer cold while he was out fishing.

He came up with the idea of using old drink cans as insulation, and voila – the Stubby Cooler was born! These days, the Stubby Cooler is an iconic Australian symbol, and it's been featured in movies, TV shows and advertising campaigns all over the world.

So next time you're sipping on a cold one, raise a toast to Colin Gibson – the man who made the Stubby Cooler famous!

The Game-Changing Innovation of the Slim Can drink holder

In 2002, the game-changing innovation of the slim can koozie errr stubby holder was born. The traditional koozie was designed to fit around a standard can, but with the popularity of slim cans sweeping the nation, there was a need for a koozie that would fit these new cans.

The slim can stubby is different in that it hugs the can like a glove, rather than just sitting loosely on top. This makes it much more effective in keeping your drink cold, and also prevents it from slipping off and spilling everywhere

So if you're a fan of the slim can revolution, make sure you get your hands on a slim can stubby holder! They're the perfect way to keep your drink cold and your hands dry.

How Stubby Holders Went Global

Following in Colin Gibson's footsteps, an innovation was about to be made.

You might be wondering how the humble stubby holder became such a global phenomenon. An Australian named Brian Gilham came up with the ingenious idea of using neoprene to keep his beer cold.

Word of Brian's invention soon spread, and before long, people all over the world were using stubby holders to keep their drinks cool. Today, Stubbyz is the world's leading producer of stubby holders, with a range of designs and prints that appeal to everyone. So whatever your taste, there's a Stubbyz cooler for you!

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The Rise of the Custom Stubby Holder

As the popularity of stubby holders grew, so did the demand for custom options. People wanted to be able to personalise their drink coolers with their favorite designs, patterns and prints. This led to the rise of the custom stubby holder, which allows you to choose your favourite design and have it printed on your very own drink cooler.

Nowadays, there are countless options when it comes to custom stubby holders, so you can find one that perfectly suits your style and personality. Whether you're looking for a fun and funky design or something more classic and sophisticated, there's definitely a stubby holder out there for you.

The Future of the Stubby Holder

So, there you have it—a brief history of the stubby holder! As you can see, this humble little invention has come a long way, and shows no signs of slowing down. Is that all true? Not sure, but we've scoured the internet for the most reputable sources and this is what we've come up with.

What does the future hold for the stubby holder? Who knows! But we can be sure that it will continue to be a popular way to keep drinks cold and the good times rolling. Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out Stubbyz for the latest in cool and trendy stubby holders.

It's not hard to see why the stubby holder, or koozie, has become so popular over the years. Not only does it keep your drink cold and your hands warm, but it's also a great way to show off your personality and style.

Whether you're looking for a cool new design or want to personalise your own, Stubbyz has you covered. We offer a wide range of options, from classic designs to cool new prints, so you can find the perfect one for you. Great for gifting and commemorating that special day or event.

About Stubbyz

Stubbyz brings the coolest designs, patterns and prints to your drinks. The original Australian stubby holder to fit standard and slim sized cans & bottles. Free worldwide shipping, 4-packs perfect for gifting, wholesale, bulk, and custom options. Keep it cool with Stubbyz.

Stubbyz can & bottle coolers that help keep your beverages chilled and the good times rolling. With can and bottle cooler options for every style and size of vessel, we’ve got you covered for every occasion. The original drink cooler is the Australian stubby holder and Stubbyz pioneered the playful, coolest and funnest stubby holders on the planet. Stubbyz keeps your drinks cold and wet, is made of world-class insulation, and uses best-in-class materials.