Billed as a non-tipping can holder, the Toadfish Can Cooler uses an innovative suction-cup technology that allows it to stick to any smooth surface. When I received the can cooler, it looked like any other hard-sided koozie on the market.
The similarities ended there. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your beverage of choice cold for about two hours, maybe longer, depending on how long it stays in the shade—more than enough time to finish your beverage.
High-grade stainless steel construction makes it puncture-proof and, more importantly, resistant to rust. A removable rubber gasket securely locks the can into the cooler.
On the bottom, the Toadfish koozie features an innovative suction cup that’s truly remarkable. It doesn’t even look like a suction cup. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to secure the can holder to a smooth surface. You simply place the can on a smooth surface, and the can holder cannot be knocked over. When you want to pick it up, just lift it straight up, and it releases. Place it back down, and it sticks.
I tried to knock the can cooler over, but it’s very secure. I tested it on my boat by placing it on the smooth, flat surface of the bridge console, and it stuck easily. At first, when I placed it down, I didn’t think it worked, until I tried to tip it over and it didn’t budge.
There’s nothing you need to do in terms of activating the suction cup: Just gently place it on a smooth surface, and it sticks. No levers to move or activate; you don’t even have to push it down hard. Simply set it down, and it works. I did not test to see just how long it would stick, but it was longer than I could go without taking a sip.
To slip the can into the Toadfish koozie, you need to gently pull the retaining rim to the side. It takes a little getting used to, but it’s easy after a few tries.
If you primarily use drink cans, this is the product for you. And what’s not to like about the brand having its own sustainability initiative for oyster bed restoration? According to its website, every purchase of a can cooler results in 10 square feet of oyster bed replanting, and that’s something we can all get behind.
Craig Grosby of Pompano Beach Sail and Power Squadron/8 recently passed Advanced Piloting (now Advanced Marine Navigation). He thoroughly enjoyed the class and the camaraderie among the students and the teachings of the magnificent instructor, Tom Nolan. He encourages every member to take advantage of an advanced class as there is always something new to learn.