The StubbyStrip, a first-of-its-kind invention, was created by a pioneering Aussie named Brett Gresham, who literally came up with the idea while throwing a “shrimp on the barbie”. Like most creative inventions, The StubbyStrip came to Brett as a vision of unexpected lucidity after watching a group of friends arrive for a barbecue.
When some friends arrived at Brett’s place, clutching their warm beers in a range of random ways – one in each hand, plastic bags, a half full cardboard six-pack… Lucky for them, Brett had ice, but it got him thinking that there had to be a better way to carry beer… better still: cold beer. That night, putting his engineering skills to good use, Brett sat down at his wife’s sewing machine and The StubbyStrip was born!
Once he perfected the design, the next challenge for Brett was to figure out how to keep the drinks cold. Neoprene, a fabric used to make wetsuits, was what Brett had envisioned, but using this fabric opened up so many things to consider, such as the huge variety of qualities and thicknesses, 3mm N-Type reverse, 4mm T-Type Standard, double sided, with or without synthetic covering… and on and on.
But after persevering through these challenges and sourcing the correct Neoprene wetsuit material, a working model evolved, making Brett’s great idea a reality. Bingo – the Aussies loved it!
Brett said that even though The StubbyStrip was originally intended for beer, it quickly became obvious that there were so many other uses for the StubbyStrip such as soft drinks, water bottles, kids drinks and cans.
Today, with the StubbyStrip sold in five different countries throughout the world, Brett has come a long way since that night grilling in his backyard with his buddies in South Australia.
If you have followed me for any length of time, then you know I love to go to Nascar Races. But I hate to lug around a huge cooler! With the camera and all the other things I have to carry, it gets to be too much. And then the ice melts and the cooler gets heavier, and the water gets warm, as do the drinks! I am sure everyone has experienced this at one time or another.
Stubby Strip makes it easy to carry just enough drinks, and they stay cold! That is enough for me, I will definitely be taking my Stubby Strip to Charlotte in May to carry my drinks!
The Stubby Strip would make a great gift idea for just about anyone! There are so many styles and designs, that you will find one for everyone on your gift list! So make sure to check them out, and don't forget to follow them on their social media accounts, so you can stay updated on any new releases!
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