A Wetsuit for Your Favorite Libation

Your wine deserves better than a brown bag. So does your beer, sparkling water, soda and other favorite beverages. The next time you’re headed to a party, turn some heads with one of these spirit totes from Built. They’re made from an unexpected material — neoprene. Yes, the same stuff surfers wear to stay warm and dry. Even though your beverages won’t be riding the surf, they’ll stay hot or cold for up to four hours in these protective, insulating totes. The creative minds behind Built are John Roscoe Swartz and Aaron Lown two friends from art school who started the company after experimenting with neoprene and getting hooked on its versatility. Their iconic beverage totes combine graphic patterns with sleek, streamlined forms. The designs are always bold, but never fussy or complicated. That’s a tricky balance to achieve, but Built has it mastered. You can choose a one- or two-bottle wine tote, or a tote that’s perfect for a six-pack of beer or soda. Neoprene never looked so good.

Built

Neoprene BottleTotes

A Wetsuit for Your Favorite Libation

Your wine deserves better than a brown bag. So does your beer, sparkling water, soda and other favorite beverages. The next time you’re headed to a party, turn some heads with one of these spirit totes from Built. They’re made from an unexpected material — neoprene. Yes, the same stuff surfers wear to stay warm and dry. Even though your beverages won’t be riding the surf, they’ll stay hot or cold for up to four hours in these protective, insulating totes. The creative minds behind Built are John Roscoe Swartz and Aaron Lown two friends from art school who started the company after experimenting with neoprene and getting hooked on its versatility. Their iconic beverage totes combine graphic patterns with sleek, streamlined forms. The designs are always bold, but never fussy or complicated. That’s a tricky balance to achieve, but Built has it mastered. You can choose a one- or two-bottle wine tote, or a tote that’s perfect for a six-pack of beer or soda. Neoprene never looked so good.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Gary
    Gary

    – my name is Gary Kane and I am a Sales Coordinator for BUILT. BUILT designs iconic neoprene totes that make everyday life more enjoyable. We draw inspiration from the city that never sleeps, we apply color and pattern to bottle totes and more.

    We are thrilled to be featured by the Daily Grommet and I look forward to hearing your comments and answering any and all questions about our products!

  • lindsay
    lindsay
    11/2/2009 12:24 PM

    cute designs. i have the vine lunchbox and get lots of compliments on it and it really keeps my lunch insulated. i think my boyfriend would like the beer tote.

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 12:42 PM

    Thanks Lindsay! I think the French Bull Vine pattern is great too!

  • Jim
    Jim
    11/2/2009 12:54 PM

    Hi Gary, Do you need to put an ice pack in there with the wine or does it stay cold by itself?

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 12:58 PM

    Good question Jim! The totes themselves insulate and maintain the temperature of the bottle longer than if it was not inside the tote. I would recommend refrigerating the bottle beforehand and then putting it in the tote when transporting.

    It will stay colder longer and be protected better from breakage in the tote - there is no clink in the multiple-bottle totes!

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 1:03 PM

    I always think of these wine totes as being more than just a great way for a wine enthusiast to reduce waste at the point of purchase but they are the perfect gift on a gift! Use these totes instead of wrapping paper when bringing a bottle to an event!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/2/2009 1:34 PM

    For all of you guys and gals who may be taking the camouflaged six-pack Neoprene tote hunting with you...be assured that they also fit soda cans and bottles sized 12 oz to 20 oz!

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    11/2/2009 1:38 PM

    I see the various patterns / designs. Are these only on the outside? What is the color on the inside?

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 1:40 PM

    I'm glad you mentioned that Katherine - the Six Pack Tote is great for cans and bottles. If you dampen the tote with water and put it in your freezer for a few hours before taking it out on a hunting/fishing/adventure it will actually stay colder longer!

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 1:43 PM

    Each of the totes being featured have different solid colors on the insides. The Real Tree Six Pack Tote has an orange interior while the French Bull Multidot has an Orange Sorbet interior and the French Bull Vine has an interior color of Raspberry Sorbet.

  • Rob
    Rob
    11/2/2009 2:59 PM

    Gary, thanks for the idea to dampen and freeze the tote beforehand. I own the 6-packer, so will try that technique. The 6-packer is cool because I like to bring a couple different types of beer with me when we go out, especially when its a BYOB.

  • rob
    rob
    12/10/2010 6:52 AM

    how come in "choose an option" to buy there is no option for Camo 6 pack neoprene tote?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/10/2010 9:44 AM

    @rob koski: Thanks for letting us know! It has been fixed.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Built

Neoprene BottleTotes

A Wetsuit for Your Favorite Libation

Your wine deserves better than a brown bag. So does your beer, sparkling water, soda and other favorite beverages. The next time you’re headed to a party, turn some heads with one of these spirit totes from Built. They’re made from an unexpected material — neoprene. Yes, the same stuff surfers wear to stay warm and dry. Even though your beverages won’t be riding the surf, they’ll stay hot or cold for up to four hours in these protective, insulating totes.

The creative minds behind Built are John Roscoe Swartz and
Aaron Lown two friends from art school who started the company after experimenting with neoprene and getting hooked on its versatility. Their iconic beverage totes combine graphic patterns with sleek, streamlined forms. The designs are always bold, but never fussy or complicated.

That’s a tricky balance to achieve, but Built has it mastered. You can choose a one- or two-bottle wine tote, or a tote that’s perfect for a six-pack of beer or soda. Neoprene never looked so good.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Gary
    Gary

    – my name is Gary Kane and I am a Sales Coordinator for BUILT. BUILT designs iconic neoprene totes that make everyday life more enjoyable. We draw inspiration from the city that never sleeps, we apply color and pattern to bottle totes and more.

    We are thrilled to be featured by the Daily Grommet and I look forward to hearing your comments and answering any and all questions about our products!

  • lindsay
    lindsay
    11/2/2009 12:24 PM

    cute designs. i have the vine lunchbox and get lots of compliments on it and it really keeps my lunch insulated. i think my boyfriend would like the beer tote.

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 12:42 PM

    Thanks Lindsay! I think the French Bull Vine pattern is great too!

  • Jim
    Jim
    11/2/2009 12:54 PM

    Hi Gary, Do you need to put an ice pack in there with the wine or does it stay cold by itself?

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 12:58 PM

    Good question Jim! The totes themselves insulate and maintain the temperature of the bottle longer than if it was not inside the tote. I would recommend refrigerating the bottle beforehand and then putting it in the tote when transporting.

    It will stay colder longer and be protected better from breakage in the tote - there is no clink in the multiple-bottle totes!

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 1:03 PM

    I always think of these wine totes as being more than just a great way for a wine enthusiast to reduce waste at the point of purchase but they are the perfect gift on a gift! Use these totes instead of wrapping paper when bringing a bottle to an event!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/2/2009 1:34 PM

    For all of you guys and gals who may be taking the camouflaged six-pack Neoprene tote hunting with you...be assured that they also fit soda cans and bottles sized 12 oz to 20 oz!

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    11/2/2009 1:38 PM

    I see the various patterns / designs. Are these only on the outside? What is the color on the inside?

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 1:40 PM

    I'm glad you mentioned that Katherine - the Six Pack Tote is great for cans and bottles. If you dampen the tote with water and put it in your freezer for a few hours before taking it out on a hunting/fishing/adventure it will actually stay colder longer!

  • Gary
    Gary – Special Guest
    11/2/2009 1:43 PM

    Each of the totes being featured have different solid colors on the insides. The Real Tree Six Pack Tote has an orange interior while the French Bull Multidot has an Orange Sorbet interior and the French Bull Vine has an interior color of Raspberry Sorbet.

  • Rob
    Rob
    11/2/2009 2:59 PM

    Gary, thanks for the idea to dampen and freeze the tote beforehand. I own the 6-packer, so will try that technique. The 6-packer is cool because I like to bring a couple different types of beer with me when we go out, especially when its a BYOB.

  • rob
    rob
    12/10/2010 6:52 AM

    how come in "choose an option" to buy there is no option for Camo 6 pack neoprene tote?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/10/2010 9:44 AM

    @rob koski: Thanks for letting us know! It has been fixed.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.