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    • Berghaus Trango / Sports Clothing / 12 Readings / 11 Ratings
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      22.10.2010 17:40
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      You pay for quality

      Most of the outdoors jackets I own come from the brands Berghaus and Bergans, and this Berghaus Trango Jacket was purchased some time ago, and I have been very pleased with how comfortable it has kept me under very intense weather conditions, as I do enjoy to get right in there, alongside heavy snowfall and "Twister" resembling wind...

      This is a jacket that is used by those really wanting to protect themselves from wind and rain, this is a jacket for those willing to spend quite an insane ammount of money on one garment of clothing! I would never have chosen to buy this jacket had it not been for my passion towards long and rough hikes in the mountains, on glaciers or wherever there`s beautiful nature to be seen, and this is not a jacket I use for a stroll in the park, to put it that way... The one thing that I would complain about slightly, is the fact that I would have liked the jacket to be just a couple of centimeters longer, as I find it to be somewhat too short, not a big problem, but something I have taken notice in... Apart from that, this is a superb jacket, from its capacity to shut out rain and wind, to it breathing very well and fitting comfortable and well on my body, as it can be adjusted on both waist, arms and back. I have no question that this is an entirely water proof jacket, and it keeps out wind with ease as well. It`s very comfortable to wear and easy to transport, so all in all, this is a jacket I would recommend to those enjoying nature at its most extreme, as this jacket isn`t something I would purchase for just an afternoon in the park...

      A superb quality jacket from a trust worthy brand!

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        22.10.2010 17:25
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        Berghaus Jacket for all types of weather

        I am a creature of habit and good sense, and seeing as my mother taught me to always dress in warm and sensible clothing when out in the wilderness and cold weather, I to this day make sure I`m dressed in clothes that will keep my warm and dry when hiking, doing some mountain climbing or just going for a walk in the park...

        When it comes to trust worthy brands, I always stick with Berghaus, Northmark and Bergans, these brands offering the best quality there is, for a high cost, but you get what you get! This is a jacket that comes in a version for both men and women, and what I first noticed about this jacket, is the design, that I believe could appeal to both women and men, as it`s very neutral and natural, with a feel of forest to it... This is a hands on Gore tex jacket, meaning that it is certain to keep you warm and dry, even in the most brisk weather, and so far, I have been kept very comfortable, warm and dry when wearing this jacket, I really couldn`t be more pleased! The jacket breaths well and doesn`t become too warm during spring and summer, and the jacket feels very comfortable and light on the body, this is not a heavy jacket to wear. There are several practical pockets spread across the jacket, ideal for transporting maps, snacks or cameras! Every cuff can be adjusted to your liking, and there`s straps to adjust to your body shape...

        I bought this jacket while travelling across Europe, and it costed me 139.99, a price I would be happy to pay again, as this jacket has delivered to the maximum of expectations! This jacket keeps you absolutely warm and dry, is comfortable and light to wear and is made up of gore tex material. A great choice!

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        22.10.2010 17:14
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        Not worth the money

        I don`t need a lot of words to sum up what I think of these refuse sacks from Sainsbury`s; they`re completely lousy! I could end my review there, as that`s pretty much the main meaning and experience I have to offer in regards of these, but let me explain why I really cannot recommend these one bit...

        Ok, so they cost close to nothing, barely 7 p for thirty bags, but that doesn`t mean that it`s ok for them to be useless, does it? The main problem about these refuse sacks, is the fact that they`re way too thin, they buckle under pressure, so to speak! You can`t load these sacks with a lot of garbage without them breaking or creating big holes in them, and they don`t fit all that much in the first place, as they`re quite small and very fragile! My main recommendation in regards of these refuse sacks, would be not to spend your money on them and instead go for someone costing a bit more and offering better quality! These are lousy and not worth the seven p, I will not buy them again!

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        25.09.2010 13:03
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        The Rome Solution 163

        This is actually the very first snowboard I ever owned, so I feel a bit nostalgic just by looking at the picture, and would like to share my experience with this snowboard from Rome Solution, a board that gave me a lot of fun for many years, and often still do when I feel nostalgia hitting me and I want to try on my old, still very good snowboard down snow powdered hills...

        A friend of mine told me that this board has dropped a lot in cost since I bought it, as I paid 399.88 for my board, now you can both find it cheaper in the stores, but also do a great bargain if you should stumble upon it second hand... I would say that this is a good snowboard if you are new to the sport, because it doesn`t take much movement and effort from your feet to turn and react to what you want, so you can easily turn and move, without needing to focus and consenstrate upon it all too much. I also believe that you will find that when new to standing on a snowboard, you want a snowboard that doesn`t go too fast down the slopes, all the while one that is sturdy and solid, and that can take some falling down... I have friends owning this board as well, and they all agree that this is a good snowboard for when you want to attempt on doing cool tricks, not like on Olympic level, but this is a board that reacts fast and quickly to your movement, so if you want to do tricks without all that much effort, I`d go for this board! It`s a well balanced, solid board to stand on, I feel safe and trusts this board completely, and all though I now have a new snowboard as well, I often use this one still, just because I think it`s a great board, fun to use!

        The look of the board gives a nice blend of white, yellow and black, and it`s a cool design, suitable for both men and women! This is a great choice for a snowboard, two thumbs up!

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        25.09.2010 12:50
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        A good value pair of snowboard boots, very good quality

        I have been a satisfied owner of these Vans Cirro Snowboard Boots for a long time now, and what stands out for me about these snowboard boots, is how comfortable and movable they feel for the feet, in comparison to some of my other snowboard boots, some of them feeling very heavy and "lumpy" on the feet, weighing them down instead of protecting and aiding when standing on my snowboard down the slopes...

        I bought these shoes for 255.99, and as with most snowboard gear, it`s a high cost, but then again, in the area of sporting equipment, you want to focus more upon quality than cost, as a very good and solid pair of snowboard shoes might provent an injury or some discomfort that a very cheap version might not be able to... The first time I tried these on, I was struck by how very light and comfortable they felt on the foot, as my old snowboard boots felt like they weighed more than my coffee table and didn`t allow my foot to move and have much flexibility... These shoes doesn`t come off looking all that solid and sturdy, but I suppose it`s what on the inside that counts more than what`s on the outside, because these shoes have done a great job in protecting and supporting my feet when on the snowoboard, and what`s even better, they aren`t all that difficult to just walk in either! As with most snowboard boots, you can adjust these to fit your feet as you want, if you want a loose or tight fit, you can adjust the shoe, as we all have different things that works for us... These shoes are completely water proof, and with good inside insolation, they keep warm as well, I have yet to have my feet really freezing when wearing these... They allow you to twist and turn nicely when on the board, and they are very motion sensitive, you don`t have to put much strength and effort into getting your board to react....

        The look of this snowboard boots is simple, modern and cool, I quite like how they are completely black with just a white logo, it makes them come off as very expensive and exclusive! So, this is a pair of boots that works nicely for me, I wouldn`t hesitate in recommending them!

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        25.09.2010 12:17
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        A good choice for a gogge pouch

        Zoggs Economy Goggles Pouch kind of reveals the fact that this is a budget friendly product, because it doesn `t take a big chunck of your bank account, as you can find it costing not more than one single pound, which makes this a great value product, as I am very pleased with the quality of it as well!

        I took up my swimming a couple of years ago, and I realized that in order to have my swimming goggles last me for as long as possible, it would be a good idea to invest in a goggle pouch, and I chose to give this very affordable goggle pouch from Zoggs, and I have not regreted it since! This is a perfect storage product for your swimming goggles, as it protects your goggles should they bumb into something, fall on the floor, fall into water and so on... The pouch has a mesh interior and is sized to fit one pair of goggles, and having had this goggle pouch for nearly three years, I am still satisfied with the quality, which is obvious to me very solid and long lasting. This product can be bought at stores such as sports direct and amazon, it`s cheap and of good quality, so I wouldn`t hesitate in trying it out.

        Five out of five seafish!

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        25.09.2010 12:06
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        Good pair of swimming goggles

        I used to swim a lot as a young child, but for some reason, I stopped, only to begin enjoying swimming again a couple of years ago, the first thing I did investing in a good pair of swimming goggles, as I absolutely load getting water in my eyes, especially water with clorin in it... Speedo is a well known, trusted brand on the subject, and these swimming goggles from Speedo has been faithful and functioning for some years now, and seeing as they only costed me 12.00, I think it is a good purchase as well.

        What I can say with absolute certainty, is that in my case, these are one hundred percent water proof, not a single drop of water comes near my eyes while swimming, which all in all is the major point to a swimming goggle! I swim a lot in an in doors swimming pool, so the risk of them fogging was a factor, but these goggles do not fog, so another big plus in the book for them! The goggles can easily be adjusted to your eyes and head shape, seeing as the distance between our eyes vary, and we need to adjust to our need in order for the product to function up to its greatest potential... When I had adjusted my pair to fit me perfectly, I found this goggles to be great in every way, they`re comfortable to wear, they don`t let water in and they don`t fog! However, I will say that when I let a girlfriend of mine, with long hair, borrow them, she complained that the rubber band got tangled and stuck in her hair sometimes, which felt a bit uncomfortable, but she stressed that it wasn`t really a major problem t speak of... Each eye is protected with a rubber rim, that not only makes the goggle feel more comfortable, it creates a suction that doesn`t allow water to join the eyes...

        To conclude, a great pair of trust worthy swimming goggles!

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      • Beko CDA660FS / Fridge / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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        24.09.2010 12:21
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        Modern, high quality Fridge Freezer from Beko

        The Beko CDA660FS Fridge Freezer is rated A in its energy efficiency, therefore it will save our environment an overspending of electricity, as well as helping you out with your budget as well... This fridge freezer from Beko is the first kitchen product I purchased from this brand, and so far, it has not let me down in any way, I`m in fact highly impressed and pleased by its quality, and I would absolutely recommend this fridge freezer to anyone looking for such!

        There are three main advantages and factors that provides this product with a very good quality; its high capacity for storage, its severale units and shelves for storage and the very good quality freezer... All in all, absolutely everything about this fridge freezer is recommendable, from its capacity of storage to the practical outline and design of every shelf and drawer. There`s for example a big sized drawer for salads, fruit and vegetables, and under this drawer, you will find a chiller drawer, where you can store food such as butter, yougurt, cheese and similar foods... As for the door, there`s plenty of storage space, with compartments and shelves to store milk bottles, eggs, soda cans and so on, and with a big freezer that allows you to store meat, bread, fish, poultry, cakes, freezed fruits and vegetables etc..., this entire fridge freezer allows you to store large ammounts of food and beverage, making it perfect for large families, but also a great product for absolutely all looking for a good quality fridge freezer.

        For some, cleaning a fridge freezer is a hassle, but I`ve found that if you spill something, as you`re likely to do eventually, it comes off easily from the smooth exterior of every shelf and drawer, and I often use antibacterial wipes for fast and efficient cleaning, so there`s really no problem in that area... Also, friend of mine owns a fridge freezer that is safe to say extremely noisy, so I was very glad to find that this fridge freezer runs very silently, I can`t hear it if I put my mind upon trying! So, I really do recommend this product from Beko, it`s a great fridge freezer!

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        • Cambridge Audio DAB500 / Tuner / 8 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          24.09.2010 11:53
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          Cambridge Audio

          Now we`re talking! This is sound the way sound ought to be, a system so good that I would marry it if I could... I would definetely go for the brand Cambridge Audio again, this digital radio system of such good all round quality that I have no reason not to!

          In a world of mp-3 and Apple, I find products such as these, all though comming across looking very modern and stylish, refreshingly nostalgic, it`s something about listening to the radio that just brings me back, and after all, listening to a really good radio channel offers way better entertainment than watching some half drunk kid eating worms on a reality tv show... On this Cambridge Audio System, I have found the sound to be crystal clear, there`s no high pitch or disturbance, and after having scanned and tuned for channels, the selection of channels are of the hundreds, all of which are presented with very good and well balanced sound! When wanting to access a radio channel, this is very easily done by using the largest button on the product, the scroll is efficient and easy to manuever, and every knob and switch is of solid makings, so there`s no doubt to the fact that this is a high quality product that will last you for several years!

          At first look, I was impressed with the stylish, elegant and modern design of this product, it looks really nice and silvery, and will fit nicely in with most interiors and home styles, as its modern and cool enough to be awarded the occasional envy stare, yet not flashy and over the top in its design! When I purchased this System some years ago, I paid 193.99 for it, but I`ve noticed that the cost of it seems to have shrunk quite a bit, so the bargain is all the better! A really great digital radio system from Cambridge Audio!

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        • Tesco HM09 Handmixer / Mixer / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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          24.09.2010 11:34
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          A standard, good quality handmixer

          I really wanted to add a handmixer to my wobbling heap of kitchen equipment, because a handmixer is great for when the job isn`t too big, but too big for letting your arm going to too much trouble, and with that, pain... The Tesco Handmixer is a choice I don`t regret having done, as it really was one of the cheapest choices I could have done, and it does the basics really nice and fast, no trouble at all!

          When paying 10.00 for a kitchen product, what can you really expect? Well, I was certainly awarded a good product, and the only minor disadvantage I could mention, would be that the product itself does look a bit cheap as well, as one obviously hasn`t put all that much funding into the design of it... But that aside, the mixer does the job very easily and effortless, with five different speeds to choose from, where it on the top has a turbo switch, which obviously works very fast and efficient for when you need things to go by in a whirlwind... I have found this mixer great for mixing cake batters, waffle batters and such, and with a button to eject the blades, you can easily wash the blades either by hand or in a dishwasher.

          When studying the blades, there are blades for mixing and blades for when working with dough. I was pleasantly surprised to find the quality of these blades to be very high, I really didn`t expect the blades to be of such solid making, but their stainless steel exterior is very good indeed!

          Given that the cost of this handmixer is only 10.00, I would not hesitate in recommending it to all of you, because it really is a very good product for a very low cost! Two thumbs, five stars!

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        • Morphy Richards 40739 / Iron / 5 Readings / 3 Ratings
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          24.09.2010 11:21
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          A great choice for an iron

          I`m not a big fan of ironing, but sometimes you just have to bite the dust and embark upon something that just doesn`t entertain you all that much... At least, this iron from Morphy Richards, comes across as a good one, and it has made my ironing more or less managable, as it slides very smoothly and easily over my clothing, from shirts to pants, and I have yet to experience any difficulty when manuevering it...

          All though this is a high quality iron, you can buy it very cheap at amazon, now for the cost of 20.00, which I would say is a clear bargain! This is a great iron for when you don`t have the time to wait around! By switching it on and installing it to the setting of your wanting, it takes not more than 10-15 seconds before it`s ready for use, which I find to be very fast and efficient! At most times, I use the steam feature when ironing, so I wanted an iron that would allow me to easily pour water into it, and this iron comes with a practical jug, and with a 420 ml. tank, it only needs to be filled once or twice a month... When running the iron over my clothing, it smooths out and removes wrinkles very fast and easy, which kind of is the entire point to an iron... Manuvering this iron is very effortless and easy, all though I will add that my grandmother owns this iron as well, and she has found the weight of it to be a bit heavy, so she can`t really iron a lot of clothing at once... The steam button lets out a lot of steam, and I would recommend using it, because it makes your ironing a lot easier and efficient!

          Given that the cost of this product is so low, I am very pleased with it, it offers easy and trouble free ironing, comes with the standard features and I have found it to be reliable and trust worthy... A great choice!

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        • Sony MDS JE330 / Archive Electronic / 8 Readings / 7 Ratings
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          24.09.2010 11:08
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          I wouldn`t bother

          To be completely honest when uttering my thoughts on this Sony MDS JE330, I would have to say that I really wouldn`t bother purchasing it, as it was a major let down in most ways, and I found it to be a waist of money, a large sum at that...

          I purchased this product at ebay for 166.99 a while back, and I will say that it`s one of the most disappointing buys I have ever done, as I expected a lot more quality and features from such a well known and praised brand as Sony, however they didn`t really impress me with this product... First of all, the lack of variation in features cannot be denied, as the sound quality is anything but well balanced and good, the remote control is difficult to understand and doesn`t really offer all that many options and in light of the high cost, I expected a lot more from this product, at least being awarded a better sound, as I found the sound presentation from this machine to be fragile and thin, not at all a good listening experience...

          The level of outputs is very limited and non-variated, meaning that you can`t really hook most of your audio equipment up to this machine, and I am certain there are many other similar products on the market that will award you a better range of opportunities and features, not to mention a sound that is worth listening to... I would also have to mention that I didn`t really like the design of the machine, as it came off looking a bit boring and old, it lacked a modern touch and elegance... So I guess my recommendation would have to be staying away from buying this Sony MDS JE330 and research for a better version of this product instead!

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        • Goodmans CS23 / Microwave / 19 Readings / 13 Ratings
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          I would go for this one!

          I own a more ordinary microwave, but I really wanted a combination microwave as well, and the decision to go with this version from Goodmans is not one I`ve regretted, as this is an excellent product, well worth the 75.99 I spent on it!

          Now, this is a stainless steel microwave, so yes, it looks very nice as an addition to any kitchen, giving it a modern and stylish boost, but not looking too flashy and "bragging", if some of you know what I mean... The design is nice and modern, but doesn`t try too hard... There are four power levels on this product; P100, P80, P50 and P30, meaning that you have a wide range of choices to fit your demands and needs, and with ten different cooking programs, you should easily find the settings most current and suitable for you and your use! The ten programs are these; Pasta, Cake, Chicken, Meat, Bread, Fish, Pizza, Vegetable, Reheat and Potato. These settings are offering you the chance to choose the perfect setting for what you want to do, whether it`s reheating left overs or defrosting a chicken... You simply press down your setting of choice, and the microwave then does its thing, and voila, the result is always great as far as I`m concerned!

          Where my other microwave makes a beep, this is totally silent, which can be a problem, but now I`ve gotten used to it, and therefore I`m careful to remember when using it... The combination of microwave and grill allows you to make nearly everything, and all features and settings are great, so I really don`t have any complaints here, and would absolutely recommend considering buiyng this version of a combination microwave, as it`s affordable, yet of very good quality. Goodman is absolutely a brand I would go for again, a lovely product!

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          • Cuisinart SSB1U Soup Maker / Mixer / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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            23.09.2010 15:25
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            Soup Maker... Do you really need one? Well, yes!

            I`m not all that addicted to kitchen gadgets, and when I saw this product, I thought to myself that this probably is one of those products that would end up covered in dust deep inside a broom closet... But faith would have it that I received this soup maker for my birthday, and ever since, I`ve realized that making soup in this machine is very much fun, and it awards you great tasting soup without stress and a lot of labor!

            Most of the soups I make in this fancy thing takes from between 20-40 minutes, depending upon the ingredients and recipe I`m making... And seeing as the cost of it is rather high, about 116.99, I would almost have a guilty conscience for not using it more, so I use it a lot! This machine not only allows you to make your own soup, you can also very fast and easy reheat soup left overs, and if you want to, add some fresh ingredients to spice it up again... You begin the process by adding a bit of oil to the machine, the jug, and letting it warm for some minutes, before adding your ingredients, this is a easy process that also can be learned from the guideline book, and the entire process shouldn`t take longer than about 40 minutes, again depending upon the soup you`re making... After use, I prefer to add very warm water to the jug, as this makes it easier to clean afterwards, and I do not, I repeat, I do not, wash the jug in a dish washer! I simply remove the jug from the base and wash all by hand, this isn`t all that time consuming...

            Now when autumn is arriving, I love sitting inside with a smoking warm bowl of soup, and with this machine, I`ve added to my repertoar of soup cuisine, and I think my friends enjoy the various flavours I`ve created as well! An expensive, yet recommended gadget for your kitchen!

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            • Indesit DF125 / Dishwasher / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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              I would choose Indesit again

              My experience with the Indesit DF125 is among other things that it is very solid, I first noticed the sturdy nature when stumbling onto the front of the dishwasher while it was open, and luckily, I didn`t cause damage to either myself or the dishwasher ;) I use this dishwasher for washing pretty much everything, and I was delighted to discover that it does just as good a job with pots, pans and heavy cutlery as it does with glasses, plates, mugs, etc... There are times when my frying pan for instance, is very greesy, but this machine in some way manages to clean all things I put into it very thoroughly, and on top of that, very energy friendly!

              The machine lets you choose from five different washing programs, where three of them are pretty standard settings and therefore those I use the most... This is a level A machine in terms of energy use, meaning that you not only save your environment, chances are you will save a bit of cash as well... I don`t know if it`s because it is an energy A machine, but the machine is very, very silent, which is a huge plus in my book, because the one I used a couple of years ago was really noisy and it drove me somewhat insane... As mentioned, there are several programs to choose from, and when my kitchen stuff isn`t all that messy, I go for a program that cleans it up after about thirty to fourty minutes, on other occasions I choose programs lasting for a couple of hours... I bought my machine at Marks & Spencer for 288.99.

              The look and design of the machine is absolutely modern and stylish, and with several good features, good quality washing and a silent run, this machine really deserves five out of five stars from me!

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