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  • Wheels for Icey-Tek. At long last!

    For some time I've been researching wheel systems that will complement the Icey-Tek range of boxes. As I'm sure you know our cool boxes are strong, rugged, high performance and are built to last – this absolutely needs to be the case with a set of wheels too. To be honest I was disappointed with the many cart systems available across Europe, many of them were constructed from cheap metal and definitely could not claim to be 'built to last'.

    My search took me further afield, to Texas USA in fact, where I discovered the Plus One cart. As it turned out the Plus One is already being sold by Icey-Tek North America so much of my research had been done for me. Myself and my family have been testing the Plus One cart around Cornwall and Devon for the past two months. I've hauled boxes, body boards, picnics, children and more.... across tarmac, sand, gravel, grass and cobbles. The results have been impressive, this is a quality product, one that I'm proud to be listing alongside the legendary Icey-Tek range.

    The Plus One is constructed from strong HDPP Resin which is weatherproof and will never rust or oxidise. The four solid foam wheels have been specially designed for the Plus One, they will never run flat and can be used in salt water and sand without incurring damage. The cart base extends out from 80cm to just under one meter in length. Two 'cargo walls' are also supplied which means that many Icey-Tek boxes can be held extra secure. For our very large boxes you'll need to just use the flatbed base. The feeling you get from this cart is one of quality.

    Be warned, people will stop you and ask about your Plus One (especially if you choose the coloured wheels). You can pre-order your Plus One for a September delivery here.

  • Cool Customer Case Study - Bude Harbour, Cornwall

    Paul Vincent is Harbour Master at Bude Harbour, Cornwall. He is also Relief Harbour Master in Newquay and a qualified MOT tester at a local garage, but that's another story. Bude Harbour is a unique place. Surrounding the Harbour Master's office is a stretch of the Bude canal, Grade II listed sea lock gates, quaint houses, and a long stretch of beach which, at the time of visiting, was packed with happy holiday makers. The harbour itself is tidal with around 29 moorings and local boats making use of the facilities, around six of these are commercial day fishing boats. We visited at low tide with all boats sat in the sand, waiting for the water to reappear. Two local fishermen were making the most of this time and preparing their nets on the shore next to Paul's office.

     

    With tides and weather often against them, the day boat fishermen need to make the most of every opportunity. When the time to strike arises, and a good haul is netted, Bude's day fishermen often had to cut their trips short in order to bring their catch to market before it spoiled. Paul had noted this lost opportunity and began to look for a solution. Bude isn't large enough to justify a full fish plant room like other Cornish harbours so Paul decided that a small ice machine combined with a number of Icey-Tek cool boxes was the way forward. With some financial help from the EMFF (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund) Paul set to work.

    The new setup has been in place for around a month and is already proving popular. Fishermen are able to sign-out a number of the specially branded 70L Icey-Tek cool boxes, fill them with fresh ice, and make full use of them whilst on the water and on their way to market. It is now possible to store two days worth of fresh fish before heading to Plymouth fish market, a much more efficient way of working. Of course we had to ask Paul why he chose Icey-Tek over any other brand of cool box, his answer was “Reputation and recommendation. A number of fishermen I know use them and they swear by them.”.

    If you'd like to be featured in our next Cool Customer Case Study please email sales@coolboxesuk.com with a little bit of information about how you use your Icey-Tek.

  • Introducing IceMule Coolers!

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    The IceMule Cooler is the world’s most portable high-performance soft cooler. It combines the portability of a backpack with the performance of a hard cooler. It keeps ice for up to 24 hours and rolls up for storage in its own stuff sack. It even floats! The patented insulated drybag design has seen huge successes in America, Australia and Canada and is proving to be the must have outdoor bit of kit - now available to buy in Europe only from us! Continue reading

  • Positively Purple

    Of all our coloured boxes purple is positively the most popular! However they come in short supply and only in sizes 25L, 40L and 55L - so we advise people to per-order one.

    Seen at many festivals and many a cool 'glamping' site our Icey Tek Purple seems to be the trendiest box to date.

  • A taste of Thailand

    Earlier this year we took a trip out to the Icey-Tek headquarters in Thailand to meet with the other distributors from around the world. We had time to discuss new lines and the future of the products as well as a tour of the factory. We watched the boxes being made from start to finish. As you can image it was already a very hot day and to see these workers moulding the plastic with burners was quite outstanding, every box is hand finished so a great deal of care is taken in the quality of the end product.

    Stephen the Icey-Tek distributor from the USA, Todd & Toni from NZ, Ali from UAE, Scott from Australia all gave us great feedback on our website and we came home with lots of ideas for our year ahead.

  • A colourful delivery

    Hurray our latest shipment of coolboxes has arrived at the warehouse! We now have all the colours back in stock so grab yours now before they all go again. Don't forget it's free delivery at the moment so why not add one to your Christmas list or send one as a gift - a present that will last a lifetime.

  • Unhappy Marlin

    Our cool boxes get subjected to all sorts of extreme situations - but they always keep their cool;) Take a look at this video taken in Australia of a Marlin that decided to take a closer look at the Icey Tek cool box on deck!

  • Add a splash of colour

    One of the things we love about Icey -Tek and Yeti coolers is the fun bright colours they come in. What really is a very practical and robust product with a splash of colour becomes much more fun to take out and about. These are all the different colours we stock, some are only available in certain sizes.

  • Alfresco at the Opera

    Nothing beats eating outside in the warm summer evenings (even if they are few and far between). Thanks to Tim for sending us his pictures of his new Yeti cool box at a night out at the Opera in Blandford Forum Somerset. What a delicious spread - very inspiring!

    "Hi Julia

    Thank you for the box which arrived promptly on Wednesday.  It was put to good use yesterday at Dorset Opera, and kept the food cool.  We were very lucky with the fabulous weather for the evening and had sit-down supper for 12 in the grounds of Bryanston School near Blandford Forum. Thought you'd like the photo!" Tim 

     

  • Just a little bit wicked!

    We love hearing what our customers use their cool boxes for - so an email from Fab Fairies and Wicked Tarts in London really made us smile and reach for the cakes!

    "Hi Julia,

    I just wanted to write and say that I love my cool box- it really is the Federer of cool boxes! I don’t think other people get quite as excited as I do when I tell them about my amazing cool box. We used it on our cake stand at the Kew Music Festival for the last six days and it was fabulous!" Michelle Alles

    No doubt those cakes would have looked good regardless of the cool box - but the pink box really does compliment such delicious looking tarts, thanks Michelle for your email.

     

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