There hasn't been an Icey Tek thread for ages!

(54 Posts)
CharmQuark Sun 01-Jun-14 14:06:57

So I thought I would start one.

Everyone still happy with theirs?

Pleased with the colour you chose?

I recently decided against mine on a self-catering hol as I couldn't fit it in the car, but it will be brought into full service for camping.

TheFantasticMrsFox Sun 01-Jun-14 18:48:22

Ours went for its maiden voyage today grin
It's a plain white one, simply because we could not decide what colour to choose so ended up plumping for white. We lugged it to the village green for the "Big Lunch" event and then covered it with a checked tablecloth to use it as a table.
I was absurdly thrilled by it all, and it kept our Pimms icy cold grin

CharmQuark Sun 01-Jun-14 20:02:14

I have matt white.

Classy.

And practical because it should reflect rather than absorb heat.

But I do get a bit wistful over orange.

CharmQuark Sun 01-Jun-14 20:02:30

Or bright yellow.

Cereal0ffender Sun 01-Jun-14 20:50:10

We were camping this weekend and dh asked me 'what was that cool box you were obsessed with?' And I had completely forgotten about these. I got an electric number from aldi in the end

CharmQuark Sun 01-Jun-14 21:25:31

We were camping this weekend and dh asked me 'what was that cool box you were obsessed with?' And I had completely forgotten about these.

There you are - that's because there hasn't been an Icey Tek thread for so long!

How is the Aldi electric cooler?

Cereal0ffender Sun 01-Jun-14 21:52:02

Aldi job is good. Keeps things cool and I have no requirements beyond that

Selvedge Sun 01-Jun-14 22:12:31

I have just bought one brand new on ebay. I was merely watching it then all of a sudden my break coincided with the end of the auction and I bid and won. My DP pointed out that it cost the same as our tent (except we didn't pay p&p on the tent), they were both bargains though! Hope it is genuine, has anyone ever heard of a counterfeit icey tek?

TheFantasticMrsFox Mon 02-Jun-14 08:19:15

charm we couldn't decide between red, green or blue. In truth it was more traumatic than buying a new car grin

metafarcical Mon 02-Jun-14 09:32:04

I just ordered mine last night. I got 40l and now I'm worried that it's too big, too small, too orange! Gah!

Should I have bought a Yeti?

TheFantasticMrsFox Mon 02-Jun-14 11:28:42

Ours is 55L and it is bloody huge quite roomy grin

metafarcical Mon 02-Jun-14 14:24:39

It should be here tomorrow. I never thought I could be so excited about a coolbox!

One question. Is the Icey-tek logo on the front a decal? My toddlers are obsessed with peeling stickers off things. Warning labels are a particular favourite. I'm worried about the logo surviving the first outing with my destroyers.

tyaca Mon 02-Jun-14 14:34:12

not a decal iirc

TheFantasticMrsFox Mon 02-Jun-14 15:46:31

meta I decided that I had truly past my youth the day my Icey Tek turned up. Only An Old Person could be so tragically excited about a cold box grin

campingfilth Mon 02-Jun-14 20:29:43

Love mine and so does everyone else grin

Slubberdegullion Mon 02-Jun-14 20:33:35

Orange here. Just back from week in cottage where it acted as an extended fridge space. Still love it muchly.

paneer Mon 02-Jun-14 22:06:34

where is the cheapest place to buy them?

Millais Mon 02-Jun-14 22:15:43

Love mine - it is blue and perfect. I enjoy lending it to people (cynics!) and seeing their reaction when they return it-they can never believe that it is still keeping their stuff cold.

CharmQuark Mon 02-Jun-14 22:18:17

Unless you can get one on eBay, CoolboxesUK is the only distributor in this country, afaik.

yellowdinosauragain Thu 05-Jun-14 10:23:11

I bloody love my pink 40l one! A bit of girliness wrapping up a fantastic piece of technical kit. Dh was very very cynical and thought I was a twat for spending so much on a cool box. He ate his words on its first outing!

CharmQuark Thu 05-Jun-14 12:59:39

CooboxUK have done MN specific offers for free P&P in the past - there was one over Christmas or NY, I think - always worth asking if it can be extended for MN customers!

RoaringForties Thu 05-Jun-14 14:25:24

I love mine 40l red which was bought for me as a present - best present ever and the most excited I have been about a birthday since I was 9.

However the shine was taken off it when I found out that the present giver was not allowed to pick it up in person, even though they lived very close and had to pay postage for it to travel 4 miles for £12. still makes me annoyed every time I look at my box of loveliness.

CharmQuark Thu 05-Jun-14 15:25:11

I wonder why?

The lady who sells CampFire Grills (which also rack up quite a P&P bill because they are heavy) helpfully offered to meet me at Victoria Station and hand it over, P&P free.

The high p&p in Icey Teks is what has made the MN deals worth using.

RoaringForties Thu 05-Jun-14 16:23:38

They insisted it was all done through the web site so a rather befuddled person who never inputs c/c details online did so as they knew how much I wanted one. I felt awful.
It was a good order too, she added 2 of the ice packs which are not cheap but are excellent.
It rankled as I run a mail order company myself and will do anything to help someone out from personal pick ups, as long as they ignore the state of the houseblush and such as you describe Charm

TheFantasticMrsFox Mon 09-Jun-14 08:47:48

hmm
I am back from a wild camping trip with the Scouts where my lovely shiny Icey Tek was much admired and performed admirably (I am seriously impressed smile)

HOWEVER, I went to wash it down as it was a little muddy and the mud has penetrated the plastic. It looks like there are very small holes (microscopically small in fact) in the outer shell and now the mud has got in it will not come out sad

Has anyone else had this problem? Had unrealised then I would have gone for blue/ red/ green, any colour in fact that would not show up the marks so badly. I'm going to contact them later and email photos before I attack it with anything too abrasive but I am quite upset by the defiling if my lovely cold box <wrings hands>

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