COVID July Update

An update for all of our customers. Firstly, I just want to say thank you for continuing to support us during this time. Please know that we are working flat out to ensure the least amount of impact on delivery and customer service wait times.

We are currently receiving a high volume of support queries. This means that you may experience a longer wait time for replies. Our team is working to respond to everyone as soon as possible. It’s also worth knowing that multiple requests about the same issue will result in longer wait times - due to you losing your place in the queue.

Due to the recent increase in orders, our processing time is now longer than usual. This can be delayed up to 5 working days. Please be assured that we are dispatching your boards as quickly and as safely as we can.

Pre-Orders are being sent as close to their dates as possible, but again, we are relying on couriers for efficient dispatch and in some cases, this is just not possible. We rely on third-party couriers and due to the ongoing pandemic and also a global increase in online shopping they are struggling to keep up with demand.

In some cases, please allow up to 5 working days in addition to these dispatch times below:

UK Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 1-3 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipment times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

Republic of Ireland Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipment times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

European Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 4-6 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipment times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

US Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipping times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

Please be assured that we PRIDE ourselves on customer service and we are working flat out to make sure that we can resolve issues and answer queries as soon as possible. We usually have a 24 hour response time, but due to demand, we have had to extend this to 72 hours. We are currently working on processes to speed this up but your patience is so appreciated in this time.

Again, thank you for your support. It means a lot to us. I hope everyone is staying safe and well in these times.


Thank you,

Charlotte

Co-Founder

Bluefin SUP

How to Choose the Right Portable Electric Freezer for Camping - Bluefin Active

How to Choose the Right Portable Electric Freezer for Camping

, How to Choose the Right Portable Electric Freezer for Camping

If you’ve got a camping trip coming up, choosing the right portable electric freezer is essential. Not only will you be able to enjoy a wider variety of food and drink when on-the-road, but it’ll also be far more efficient than a standard cooler.

But which compressor model should you choose for your trip? Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to consider.

, How to Choose the Right Portable Electric Freezer for Camping

Size of Your Portable Electric Freezer

Perhaps the most important aspect of all is the size of your portable electric freezer fridge. You don’t want to end up with too little space to store everything you need – but neither do you want the hassle of carrying around an appliance that’s just too big and bulky. 

But provided you’ve got a solid concept of how much each size can accommodate, you’re already most of the way there. One of the best ways to do this is by measuring how many cans a fridge can hold. This provides an instant visual representation of what your chosen size will cater for. 

Here’s the breakdown:

25L and under – 27 cans

35L – 47 cans

42L – 62 cans

60 – 65L – 105 cans

80L – 120 cans

This makes our smallest model perfect for short solo trips – or even two people at a push. But if you’re going away as a pair for more than a full day, we’d definitely recommend the larger 35L. 

The 42L is considered the most ‘standard’ size fridge, offering a decent capacity without being overly bulky or taking up too much space. Ideal on long weekends away for up to three people. 

But if lengthy trips or busy events (sports games, parties etc.) are what you’ve got coming up, one of our largest models will be the best option. The last thing you want is to run out of cool drinks and fresh food with lots of mouths to feed! 

However, if space and carriage is likely to be an issue, you could always downsize slightly by having two 35L or 42L fridges instead. This allows you to spread the weight more evenly by sharing the load.

, How to Choose the Right Portable Electric Freezer for Camping

Powering Up

The next aspect you need to consider is how you’re going to power your portable electric freezer. If you’re solely going to use it for big events and special occasions, an appliance that relies on mains power is probably enough. 

But if you’re anything like me and love taking spontaneous camping trips for weekends away, having a portable fridge/freezer you can power on-the-go is essential. And luckily, all our compressor models provide just that!

Complete with a multi-socket car adaptor (as well as EU and UK adaptors), all our fridge freezers can be plugged into cigarette lighter leads. This allows you to easily charge your appliance in the car, making all our sizes ideal for travel. 

However, unless you’re lucky enough to own the dream van lifer’s van, opting for a smaller model is likely to be your best choice. A big and bulky portable freezer will take up a huge amount of space in your vehicle, and could cause a lot of hassle in the long-run.

, How to Choose the Right Portable Electric Freezer for Camping

Fridge AND Freezer?

Unlike regular coolers, many portable electric freezer models offer a convenient dual function. This allows you to both freeze and cool your food, providing way more options than you’d get from a more basic appliance. 

So, if you’re heading off on a long trip away with a few friends, a dual-function model is definitely worth considering! They may cost a little more than standard options, but you’ll definitely reap the rewards. Your food will stay fresher for longer, and you’ll be able to store a much wider variety of goods with ease. 

And (you guessed it!), all our models offer this function with a temperature range of -18°C to 10°C. No matter which size you choose, you’ll be able to keep your food at precise temperatures for longer lasting freshness. 

So, if you were unsure what to look for when choosing a portable electric freezer, you now have more of an insight. If you want a little more info about all the great benefits a compressor fridge freezer can provide, get the lowdown here.

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