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    • Britvic Gatorade / Soft Drink / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      24.10.2010 22:37
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      Gatorade, you love it or loathe it!

      If you are into playing and enjoying sports, love hiking or just like to remain active, chances are you`ve heard of and probably haven a sip or two of Gatorade, a drink that provides you witha solid energy boost and a mouthful of taste and new spirit! Common for all Gatorades, they give you new energy after having worked your body hard, and all though I did struggle to enjoy the taste of this version, there`s no doubt that this is a great energy boost!

      I only drink Gatorade when my energy storage is very low and I need a quick boost, then this drink is superb! You feel immediately refreshed and filled with new strength, and this is a drink I rely upon when hiking in the mountains or going for a long trip on my bicycle... There is however one slight problem with the Gatorade drink, being that I find the taste of them very, very sweet, sometimes on the verge of sickening... I have noticed that I can`t think about drinking this during a regular day, but when I have been working out and I`m tired and thirsty, then I gulp it down like crazy! The taste is very sweet and still refreshing, so for my part I never drink it together with my dinner, to say it like that...

      Some hate this drink, others can`t get enough! Whatever your opinion, Gatorade is a reknown and praised energy drink, certain to boost your spirit and energy when you need it the most!

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      24.10.2010 22:27
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      Full score awarded to this jacket

      When walking in the midst of rain falling down your neck or surrounded by wind so strong that you fear you`ll blow away, it`s of crucial importance to wear clothes that keep you warm and dry, and for me, the Berghaus jacket as seen on the picture above has done so perfectly, to this day my faithful companion when I feel like leaving the noises of the city and take a hike up some wild mountains or into the deep and wonderful forests...

      This is a goretex fabric jacket, a jacket purposed for all variations of weather, as it breaths so well that you can absolutely wear it during warm and sunny weather, yet also keeping you warm and dry under more extreme and demanding weather conditions, as this jacket repels of water and wind without effort, which is the main reason why I bought this jacket. The design and straps of the jacket allows you to adjust the jacket to fit your body shape, whether you want it to hang loosely around your body or have a tighter fit, this securing warmth and protection from wind. The jacket did cost quite a lot, I believe I paid 119.99 for it, but it has without question been worth the money, I would do it again in a heartbeat! The jacket feels very light and comfortable on the body, and its design allows you to wear a lot of warm clothes underneath, a must if using the jacket during the coldest of winter.

      The jacket has several handy pockets, allowing you to carry with maps, GPS and such, and the shape of the jacket can be adjusted to fit any bodyshape, tall or not...

      This is a very good jacket to use during hiking or just a day outside, it offers the best of quality and will keep you warm, dry and very comfortable during all weather conditions. Five star, no doubt!

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      24.10.2010 21:34

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      Great jar opener!

      I bought this jar opener after having injured my arm some while ago, and not having the capacity or strength to open jars by my own, this very useful gadget helped me a lot, as a lot of food come in jars these days! I spent almost 20 pounds on this gadget, which is quite a lot, but then again it`s a great gadget, and I have now passed it on to my grandmother, she finding it very useful and helpful as well!

      Two AA batteries is necessary in order to give live to this can opener, and when ready for use, it`s very easy to use and the process goes quickly and without strain for the arms or wrists. It opens any lid in no time, even the most difficult and stubborn ones, so I do think this is a gadget that should be owned by every household, as the need for it is present in most homes! When turned on, it makes very little noise, and the batteries in the device is very long lasting and won`t need replacing every other day.

      This is a original, well functioning and good idea, working perfectly for its purpose! If you have problems with your hands or wrists, I strongly recommend you invest in this product, this a great addition to all kitchens!

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    • Outwell Andaman Sea Tent / Tent / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      24.10.2010 21:01
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      Outwell Andaman

      I am no Roald Amundsen of nature, but I do enjoy spending time outside, and take great effort in using equipment that allows me to enjoy the nature while comfortable, with that meaning warm and dry, and hopefully with feet lasting for another day of walking... I bought this tent for a rather insane cost, 220.00 a lot to pay for a tent, but this is however very high quality, suitable for camping and hiking during the most challenging weather conditions and surroundings.

      What I first noticed when asking a buddy of mine for help to set it up, was the fact that it`s quite heavy, therefore you will need to be two or three people when putting it together and setting it up, because all though not difficult to erect, the tent is heavy, and you will need several hands to do the work. When cooperating to set up the tent, this took us about 15 minutes, which isn`t at all bad, as I have owned tents that it took ages to set up, and it was difficult as well! This tent comes in a solid canvas bag, making it easy to transport and store when not in use, and together, the collective weight stops at a little over 19 kilo, undoubtedly a lot, making it a tent you use when wanting the very best there is, under conditions that demands the best.

      This is a tent for amateurs as well as professionals, and this tent does a remarkable job of keeping out wind and rain, it remains of good temperature even in very cold weather, and not once has it leaked! This tent is so impressive that it even comes with a door mat, which I found funny at first, but now I can see how useful that is! During summer warmth, the tent allows for good ventilation and air, and come autumn, the tent remains very warm and comfortable on the inside. The material is very solid and can take a lot of strain, and having used it for a long time now, it`s very long lasting and durable for sure!

      If you are looking for perhaps one of the best tents there is, I would say this could be it, and all though the price tag could have most people pass out, it really is a superb tent in all ways, keeping me and my friends very comfortable when out in the wild forces of nature!

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      24.10.2010 20:28
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      Carrying Case from Timberland

      As you probably can figure if having read my previous review, I really enjoy products from the Timberland brand, finding it to be worthy of my trust and therefore my money. When looking for a carrying case for my documents, small books and notebooks, I chose this one, because the quality appeared very good and the design appealed to me, if not the price of it...

      This is a carrying case that offers a lot of room, and I mean a lot! I can easily fit my computer, several documents, mp-3 player, wallet, mobile phone and other gadgets in this case, and this wouldn`t be possible to carry if the fabric had not been very solid, the fabric comes off as very solid and able to take a lot of weight and strain, on top of that also being water proof, which was an important criteria for me to buy it...

      The padding is very thick and provides a comfortable sollution, as well as the shoulder strap bein very thick and wide, not causing any discomfort on the neck or shoulder. This is a product that costs quite a lot, and I paid 66.99 for it, however thinking it worth the price, as this is a dependable and good quality carrying case that I can use for a lot of different equipment and occasions. I have yet to experience any difficulty or discomfort when using it, and being a big fan of the Timberland brand, recommending this product comes easy!

      This carrying case can be bought at several internet stores and stores in general, such as amazon and Debenhams. A really good quality carrying case!

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      24.10.2010 20:18
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      Solid pair of hiking shoes

      The Timberland Sunrise Pass is a pair of extremely comfortable and supporting hiking shoes for men, however there are also similar models for women. I purchased these shoes ahead of a four week hiking trip at the boarder of Sweden and Norway, and these shoes dealt with a lot of water, wind and some light snowfall, keeping my feet warm and very comfortable, I didn`t get so much as a blister! I barely remember having paid quite a lot for this pair, 104.99 pounds a high price, but this is on the other hand very good quality, certain to last you for several years and a lot of use!

      Seeing as I often walk in very uneven and demanding conditions, forest as mountain and stone, I needed a stable and sturdy shoe with a solid and thick outsole, gripping well on slippery rocks and other demanding conditions. I am very pleased to have experienced these shoes as very reliable and comfortable, I feel safe and steady when walking in them , as their grip is solid and firm and they otherwise feel very comfortable and supporting on the foot... These shoes are water proof, and they keep your feet warm for several hours during cold weather conditions, all though I do recommend having enough room in the shoe for thick woolen socks.

      I have had problems in the past with my ankles being fragile for injury, but after switching to these hiking shoes, I have experienced no discomfort or injury at all, they do a solid job protecting my feet when I am focused upon the nature surrounding me... The design of these shoes are very traditional and natural, the shape of them created in order to give the best possible support to your foot.

      These hiking shoes from Timberland are of superb quality, they support the feet well and are very comfortable to wear. Five stars without question.

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    • Garmin eTrex Legend HCx / GPS Sat Nav / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      24.10.2010 19:47
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      Quality comes with a cost

      Having completely drawn out all the negative factors of my other handheld GPS in the previous review, perhaps it`s time for me to take a more positive path and inform you that this handheld GPS system from Garmin, a newer model and better in every way, is a very trust worthy and dependable companion during hikes in mountain terrain and on any outdoor trip, and all though this higher quality naturally comes with a higher price, I would definately recommend this GPS as a really good product to make use of if planning on moving up into the mounttains and explore the magnificent nature, either in the U.K or the amazing Nordic mountain chains...

      This handheld GPS is very touch and can take a lot of strain and extreme weather, I have used this device during extremely bad weather, both wind, rain and even snowfall... When having read the instructions and gotten a hang of using the device, it all appears logical and easy, however, it might take a while to learn all the information, buttons and manners on how to make this GPS function to its potential... You can use this device for any type of use, whether you enjoy going high up into the mountains or taking your bicycle onto the long road, this is a great helper in any case! That said, this is a device that will cost you rather a lot, as I paid 133.55 for the GPS and then adding to this the maps costing 99.99. This means that this isn`t a product you purchase unless you really have the need for it, and if you do, I would really recommend this model from Garmin. My Garmin works with a 2 GB card, allowing me to download lots of maps and software, which my elder model wouldn`t allow me... The accuracy and information of this device is splendid, I trust it completely to guide me from where I`m at to where I`m going...

      Apart from the extremely high price, this product is flawless in my eyes, and I do recommend it to everyone wanting a handheld GPS to help them find their way in mountains as well as forests!

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    • Garmin eTrex / GPS Sat Nav / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      24.10.2010 19:28
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      Spend more money, get a better model

      Sometimes, one certainly benefits from spending a bit more money on a product, going for the more expensive model of a product... This Garmin e Trex was purchased for only 70 pounds, and all though the cost is reason enough to be pleased, the quality of this Garmin product fails miserably in impressing me and doing its job as it should!

      It almost surprises me that you can buy this GPS device today, as it reminds me of the technology you would find several years, as it certainly seems as though this product has failed to keep up with modern technology available today. I know for sure that there are more pricy, yet much better models of this handheld GPS device, and I recommend you to spend some extra money on good quality, as this one turned out to be far out in every way! Pretty much everything about this GPS is a real disappointment, from the very poor reception, there`s practically no chance of receiving a proper signal, to the fact that you can`t plug it into an USB withoug buying an adaptor first... However, what disappointed me the most, was how low on accuracy and the poor level of trust this GPS delivers, I simply don`t dare trust its information, as it at most times has turned out to be completely off with its information! When on top of all other misery, the memory capacity of this GPS being so little as 128 k, I cannot think of any reason why this would be a buy worth recommending! It`s fairly easy to use, but seeing as the presented information fails miserably in its accuracy, this GPS is anything but worth the money, and I do strongly recommend you spend a bit more and receive a higher quality product, because the technology exists, just not in this one!

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      24.10.2010 19:03

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      A great gadget!

      I bought this wireless bicycle computer not long ago, as I wanted to get more serious about my cycling, having gone for years without using my bicycle whatsoever, but recently experiencing how fun it actually is, not to mention a great way to get some much needed exercise on my part! This is a computer that allows you to keep track of how fast you`re going and to take notice of your progress from day to day, and it also keeps you informed on the distance you have put behind you, urging you to keep going and get better with every passing week!

      I was a bit nervous to see if this bicycle computer would manage the sometimes extreme weather I cycle in, as rain nor wind can stop me from getting on my bicycle now! It hasn`t shown any signs of having problems dealing with rain or wind, and to date, it works just as good as the day I bought it... Both the screen and the numbers on it are quite big, so it`s very easy to notice the information presented, this information very useful when wanting to improve my pace and distance when cycling for exercise...

      This is a great gadget and piece of technology that allows you to keep track of your progress on the bicycle, and as it functions well and without any difficulty, I recommend it with ease!

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    • MBT Kisumu Unisex Sandals / Shoes / 12 Readings / 12 Ratings
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      24.10.2010 18:33
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      An investment

      I will admit to feeling somewhat like a fool when wearing these sandals, but for when I`m doing some cleaning or just hanging out at home, these sandals are great, as they have done wonders for my balance, feet and overall fitness! These are sandals created to work the muscles of your feet, and they certainly have done so for me!

      When you get use to wearing them, and that will take you some time, these sandals are extremely comfortable to wear, they support the feet and ankles excellent and build around the foot in a very solid and supporting way, as you can adjust these sandals to fit your foot perfectly, these sandals by the way suitable for both men and women to wear. Their design makes them look very modern and stylish, and if you get a hang of walking in them somewhat normally, you can absolutely use them when going shopping or going to the park during summer! Now, I have to say that these sandals are very fun to walk in, you can feel the exercise happening, but it doesn`t wear you out! But after having began using these, I have been awarded strongler muscles, with that my ankles looking better, and I have also lost four pounds! Therefore I would really recommend these sandals if you are looking to loose a bit of weight but don`t have the time or energy to go to the gym...

      The only downside to these sandals are the very high price you pay for them, as I paid 130 pounds for them, however not regretting it, as they are made up out of excellent and long lasting quality, are comfortable and fun to wear and make me feel and look better by every day I use them!

      They might look weird and you might look weird walking in them, but they are great for your feet and body!

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    • Tesco VC108 / Vacuum Cleaner / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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      24.10.2010 13:49
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      Not a good vacuum cleaner!

      We needed a reasonably priced vacuum cleaner for our joint office, and the choice landed on this one, a funky looking, yet not that good vacuum cleaner from Tesco... We paid only 22.99 for this vacuum cleaner, and it turned out to be anything but money well spent...

      The first negative aspect that came to mind when trying this vacuum cleaner for the first time, was the insane ammount of noise it was able to create! I mean, we were kind of puzzled such a little thing could sound like the Armageddon heading our way... It does make a lot of noise, and all though I try to ignore it, that has proven to be impossible to manage! On the bright side, the cord for this vacuum is five meters long, allowing you to move around nicely, but with only a 2.5 litre capacity in the dustbags, the bliss was over before it had begun... Now, I also have to say that manuevering this vacuum cleaner is anything but easy, it`s somewhat clumsy to move around and weighs quite a lot, so I always end up irritated with it and kind of tired in the arms... We needed a vacuum cleaner that would clean thoroughly and efficient, but this vacuum cleaner fails doing so... It leaves both sand, hair and other stuff on floors and carpet, it doesn`t have a good capacity to clean well, and that`s really what such a product is about!

      It does come across looking like an expensive vacuum cleaner, but the poor quality soon gives it away! This is a product I wouldn`t recommend under any circumstances, and though it`s cheap, the quality is low, and therefore there`s really no point to it costing so little anyway, is there?

      A one star product.

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        24.10.2010 12:20
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        Taking a trip to Italy in my own kitchen...

        I really do love a slice of good pizza, so when I stumbled upon this pizza maker, I knew I had to buy it, and what a really good buy it was! It allows you to make all the types of pizza you like, thick or thin crust, pizza with meat, vegetables and cheese, and the best part, it doesn`t take a lot of time!

        I was very excited to figure out how to use this pizzamaker and what the result would be, as I really enjoy pizza, and looked forward to experiment and try out new flavours and ingredients on the pizza! This pizzamaker is only 36 centimeters big, I would have enjoyed it to be a bit bigger, but it doesn`t really bother me! This product comes with a easy to understand instruction booklet, allowing you to have answered all questions along the way of learning how to use it, but I have to say this is a pizzamaker that is very easy to use! This pizzmaker can be bought at amazon for 59.99, and in my opinion, that is a really good buy! What I find most impressing about this pizzamaker, is how fast the machine works, making a really good pizza, thick or thin crust, takes only five to ten minutes, and that`s really amazing to me! Also, this pizzamaker can be used for warming pitapockets and tortillas, making pancakes and honestly, only the imagination sets the limit! I am very pleased with adding this pizzamaker to my collection of kitchen appliances, it makes great pizza of all types and can be used for a lot of other stuff as well!

        A funky and modern looking pizzamaker for a reasonable price!

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      • Tesco HM09 Handmixer / Mixer / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        24.10.2010 11:58
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        Handmixer for a low cost

        I needed a standard and affordable handmixer, and being very pleased with my handblender from Tesco, I decided to go for the handmixer from Tesco as well, paying only 9.99 for it, which I didn`t really hesitate about paying for it! This is a 200 w handmixer, very efficient and easy to use, and when it comes to good quality kitchen appliances for a low cost, this one really does the trick!

        The handmixer comes with four beaters, which can be cleaned easily by hand or in the dishwasher, whatever suits you best... The speed setting is a standard speed that doesn`t goo too fast, but there`s also a turbo speed setting, working very quickly, perfect for when you need things to go fast! When turned on, it does make a bit noise, but not much compared to other handmixers, so this has not bothered me at all. The handmixer is however a bit heavy to hold for a long period of time, and this is without doubt the biggest disadvantage, as I really cannot think of any other to mention... The handmixer is very easy to use and works quickly, and apart from being a bit too heavy, I am very pleased with this handmixer, it really is a good purchase!

        Five star handmixer for a low price.

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      • Tesco HB07 Handblender / Blender / 4 Readings / 2 Ratings
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        24.10.2010 11:42
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        Tesco Handblender

        Filling up my holiday home with new kitchen appliances, I wanted to stay within a reasonable budget, and this handblender from Tesco allowed me to do that, as it appeared to be of good quality, still not costing me more than 4.55 pounds, in other words, I found it to be quite a bargain!

        This is a very easy and straightforward handblender to use, but should you experience any difficulty or have any questions, they will be answered by an instruction booklet that comes along with the product, where you will find all the information you need in order to use this handblender. The first time I used this handblender, I was a bit taken aback by how fast and efficient it worked, I did actually spill some pancake batter onto walls and counters, but now I know to be careful, and it`s not a problem... The handblender only comes with one speed setting, but this is a setting that really works fast and efficient, it mashes potatoes, bananas, and all though it doesn`t crush the coldest of ice, I am still very impressed with it, especially in light of it being a two blade handblender. I also enjoy the fact that the cord isn`t too long, but it`s long enough in order to manuever and use the handblender without any difficulty. In terms of noise, the level of such is at a minimum, I can`t say it has ever bothered me...

        The handblender looks nice and is comfortable to grasp around, it works efficient and is very easy to clean, simply by using boiling hot water after having used it... I am very pleased with this product, costing very little and doing the job of any high quality handblender. Recommended!

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      • Caffeine Free Coca Cola / Soft Drink / 9 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        23.10.2010 22:40
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        Coca Cola without the caffeine!

        I am a creature of habit, and for years on end, I have stuck loyally by the Diet Coke, finding this the best Coke drink out there, actually not enjoying the original Coca Cola one bit, if that is something I`m allowed to say... I still wanted to try out this caffeine free version of the legendary drink, so out of curiosity, I bought myself a bottle and started gulping it down...

        Well, the taste is very similar to a combination of original Coca Cola and Diet Coke, the taste is still there, it`s still refreshing and good! But then I started thinking, do I really need to be drinking my Coke caffeine free? Isn`t it better to drink the Diet Coke, avoiding much of the sugar and calories? If you want to enjoy Coca Cola without the caffeine, then this version is a really great option, but for me, I won`t be buying it again, as it`s still loaded with sugar and other added stuff that I don`t really trust...

        The Caffeine Free Coca Cola is not a bad drink, but I do prefer the Diet Coke any day! The bottle with caffeine free coke can be bought for 1.00 at stores such as Sainsbury`s, and if you want to cut down on your caffeine intake, this soda might be the way to go...

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