Budget drink coolers as UK temperatures rocket

The UK is bracing itself for a heatwave this month.

Temperatures are set to reach a whopping 32C in some parts of the UK.

Surely this means we all need drinks coolers for making sure we are prepared for BBQ season? Especially with the heat to come this weekend.

Parties are also expected to be in full swing ahead of what is being named as Freedom Day on Monday, July 19, in which most of lockdown restrictions will be eased.

For those who are planning on having a party in the garden or a gathering among family and friends, drinks are sure to be flowing.

Whether it’s alcoholic or soft drinks you’ll want to keep your beverages cool in the summer heat.

With this in mind we have compiled a list of the top budget-friendly drink coolers you can get from the big brands such as Aldi, Amazon and Argos.

Aldi



Aldi’s Vitinni Party Cooler

This is the most expensive party cooler on our list.

Their Vitinni Party Cooler is priced at £199.99 but it’s not your average cooler.

Aldi’s special buy item will keep your drinks chilled both indoor and outdoors this season.

Designed with stainless steel, it features two side tables, with inner and outer storage baskets.

With four wheels and a handle for portability you can take in anywhere from your garden to your conservatory.

It features:

  • Brushed stainless steel
  • Keeps drinks chilled indoors and outdoors
  • 2 Side tables
  • Inner and outer storage baskets
  • Easy access to food and drinks
  • 4 Wheels and handle for portability
  • Wheels have breaks for safety
  • Temperature range 0-16°C (approx.)
  • 50L (approx.)

It also comes with a two year warranty and is available to buy on the Aldi website here.

Argos

Argos have a good range of drinks coolers.

Their Coleman range comes in two versions, one priced at £50 and the other priced at £90.

The £50 version of the Coleman 30QT Performance Cooler is easy to transport despite a sizable 28L capacity.

It has been reshaped for a more efficient cooling performance and comes with an easy to clean lid, beverage holders and improved handle for comfortable carrying.



Features include a durable Polypropylene outer box, plus injected PU foam in the body and base ensuring excellent insulation.

While the £90 version of the Coleman 60QT Performance Wheeled Cooler has a telescopic handle and two rugged wheels for ease of movement.

It has been reshaped for a more efficient cooling performance and comes with an easy to clean lid with beverage holders.

Features include a durable Polypropylene outer box, plus injected PU foam in the body and base ensuring excellent insulation.

These are a little less luxurious than the Aldi version but you can’t argue with the price. See the full cooler range on Argos here.

Amazon



Keter Bevy Bar Cocktail Table for £150

There’s too many options to choose from on Amazon.

We’ve picked a few that have stood out in terms of price, design and versatility.

If you want to get something simple but also fun then this inflatable palm tree cooler is for you.

Priced at just £14.99 on Amazon, this cooler is great to chill your beverages for summer parties, birthday parties, luau themed parties pool parties and for family fun.

For outdoor parties you can get this Allibert by Keter California Ice Cube Outdoor Cooler for £57.38 – a little more pricier but it can also act as piece of outdoor furniture too.

Similarly there’s this Keter Bevy Bar Cocktail Table for £150.

It acts as both a drinks cooler and a table, a great centrepiece for the next garden party.