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littlebellsmum Tue 12-Aug-14 00:39:17

Went to order my much wanted Icey tech ready for holiday next week in hot forrin place and they only have white, Khaki or Grey left in 40l.

What do I do - it's a disaster!! My ginintin or winebucket will not look any wear near so good on khaki - I ask you, who would want khaki when you can get yellow, blue, red, green....

Anyone have any alternative and pretty coloured options? I'm not paying that money for mud colour...

yellowdinosauragain Tue 12-Aug-14 06:20:37

That is indeed a disaster! Personally I'd wait until they come back into stock and manage with a cheap one in the meantime. Freezing everything before you go and topping up with bags of ice will be adequate in the meantime. I waited a good couple of months to get the color I wanted a couple of years back. And used one from asda that cost under a tenner while I waited.

Pootlingalong Tue 12-Aug-14 07:47:09

Oh no! I would wait too, otherwise I would be irritated every time I looked at the thing, which is a lot because they are massive! I had the same dilemma but waited for my red one after trying to convince myself that I wanted khaki or white. Probably not what you want to hear but I tend to take an electric coolbox when we go to France etc over the Icey tek, but of course that does mean you need EHU. Have you got another option of can you borrow something?

Mylovelylovelyhorse Tue 12-Aug-14 09:40:18

White's errrr cool

spaceal Tue 12-Aug-14 12:30:20

I've just been through the exact same dilemma - I emailed the Icey Tek people - they've got more coming in on Aug 26th apparently, lots of colours. We've decided to get a Coleman Xtreme for now (half the price!) and maybe get an Icey Tek next year...

SalomeD Tue 12-Aug-14 15:19:53

26th August - my 25th Wedding Anniversary - do they do silver!!

Hoorah, will now sow the seed to beloved DH

pinkcheese Tue 12-Aug-14 16:19:12

I had the same issue and I NEED one for the 20th when we go camping for 11 days. Wanted a blue one, ended up ordering a black one last night. Black is sophisticated, after all...grin It arrives tomorrow!! So excited

PisforPeter Tue 12-Aug-14 16:54:38

I'm waiting for colours too OP..... Maybe mango yellow swoon
I hate having to be patient though ...

SalomeD Tue 12-Aug-14 18:53:39

PisforPeter: if you want the Mango colour you need to ring them as it is a non-stock item but they can order it for you

littlebellsmum Tue 12-Aug-14 20:56:48

Thank you for feeling my pain - we also go on the 20th. Let me know what the black is like as I may have to give in...

CrispyFB Tue 12-Aug-14 21:50:19

I know!! We're going on the 20th too.. I gave in and got the Khaki (we don't have the space to order something else and THEN an Icey Tek at a later date) and it arrived today. I figure it's good camouflage or something!

CrispyFB Tue 12-Aug-14 21:55:26

Just opened it.. you know, the khaki isn't bad. It looks sort of military. A military coolbox. Awesome!!

PisforPeter Tue 12-Aug-14 23:07:46

Yay for khaki Icey Tek!!
Thank you SalomeD, I will call them.

ViviPru Wed 13-Aug-14 11:24:19

The orange tangerine is on my wish list for 2015 grin

UterusUterusGhali Wed 13-Aug-14 11:34:22

I WANTED the khaki, but I've already spent a small fortune on camping bollocks equipment already this year.

pinkcheese Wed 13-Aug-14 11:51:51

My black 40litre just arrived! Omg its huge!! My 12yr old can fit in the box it came in! And the black does look pretty sleek, I must say. Lots of space for wine....

ViviPru Wed 13-Aug-14 12:21:07

I know this is probably sacrilegious to moot, but does the big 'icey tek' logo come off??

littlebellsmum Wed 13-Aug-14 22:03:13

OK, so the khaki isn't too bad - would match the tent.... Worried black might get too warm in the sunshine that I can't currently see in the forecast for next weeks forrin parts..

Now, the next part is that 3 of us are going camping on the same day which is a Wednesday and so an unusual day to go - anyone else on the Bilbao ferry?!

pinkcheese Wed 13-Aug-14 23:12:05

Sorry, Hook of Holland ferry for us. (Yikes! DH would be rolling his eyes big time at the thought of a MN meet up on a ferry!)

LostInWales Wed 13-Aug-14 23:26:52

<does a terrible cut/paste/crop job on iPad> I have to share this photo on every MN Icey-Tek thread I see now. Recognise anything Yellow grin? This is a pile of MN Teksters all together one lovely bloody freezing May weekend a few years ago. H wanted to leave mine behind for camping in France this holiday. He is SO unreasonable. <looks out of window at packed up car containing bright orange Icey-Tek>

Have a great time on the Bilbao ferry, we saw thousands of dolphins when we did the crossing two years ago, it was absolutely wonderful.

CrispyFB Thu 14-Aug-14 00:19:37

I originally said I wanted the black too, but DH said the same thing about the sun. Funny really as the khaki is almost as dark!

We're off to Wales from Hertfordshire direction.. hopefully not a ferry involved unless something goes horribly wrong grin We picked the Wednesday as we're going for almost two weeks, back on the Tuesday before school starts the next day. Will probably regret not having a day of rest!

yellowdinosauragain Mon 18-Aug-14 06:38:51

Loving that pic losty and a little <happy sigh> at the memory....

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