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Sub Sports RX Women's Graduated Compression Baselayer Leggings / Tights - X-Large, Black/Pink
Sub Sports RX Women's Graduated Compression Baselayer Leggings / Tights - X-Large, Black/Pink
Price: £26.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Very comfortable and good price, 19 July 2014
First time user of compression wear, on recommendation of others. Very comfortable, keep you warm and dry. Competitive price. Having now bought a compression top (different make) which I am also very happy with, wonder whether I should have bought the leggings one size smaller and not let myself be frightened by other reviewers' saying sizes are tiny.....


Mountain Warehouse Walkabout 20 Litre Walking Hiking Travelling Waterproof Cover Backpack Rucksack Black One Size
Mountain Warehouse Walkabout 20 Litre Walking Hiking Travelling Waterproof Cover Backpack Rucksack Black One Size

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great small day sack, 1 July 2014
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Love the design - compact, mesh keeps sack away from back. Outside compartments useful, as is raincover underneath. My 2 litre platypus fits into it fine and this will be a constant companion for day trekking and also my daysack for a forthcoming overlanding trip


Berghaus Women's Spectrum Interactive Fleece Jacket - Lapis/Lapis, 16
Berghaus Women's Spectrum Interactive Fleece Jacket - Lapis/Lapis, 16
Price: £50.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great jacket, lovely fleece, 1 July 2014
My only complaint -the size ordered based on my chest measurement in cm was a size too big, so I returned it. Was in a hurry to get the fleece for a holiday and felt I couldn't wait for exchange process, but after scouring the shops, I found nothing I liked as much, for the softness, warmth and just the right weight. So I re-ordered it in a smaller size. The Lapis colour is gorgeous too.


Sub Sports Dual Men's Compression Baselayer Leggings - Black, XX-Large
Sub Sports Dual Men's Compression Baselayer Leggings - Black, XX-Large
Price: £23.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Great support and warmth, 1 July 2014
Bought for trekking at altitude. Very comfortable to wear and give support in all the right places. Worn under trekking trousers great for cooler weather, perhaps will find a little too warm for full summer, but worth it for the knee support when trekking downhill in the late afternoon!


Mountain Warehouse Trek Womens Lightweight Fast Drying Walking Hiking Trekking Short Trousers Navy 16
Mountain Warehouse Trek Womens Lightweight Fast Drying Walking Hiking Trekking Short Trousers Navy 16
Offered by Mountain Warehouse
Price: £39.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Style a little baggy, but very happy overall, 1 July 2014
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Having ordered a size 16 based on my cm measurements, had to exchange for 2 sizes smaller - fine for UK residents who KNOW what UK size they buy, but vanity sizing really annoys me! Full marks to Mountain Warehouse however for ease of exchange in store - and while there, I bought other things too! My husband bought the equivalent men's version (also 2 sizes down from the cm measurements!) and we love their lightweight feel. For tough walks and cooler weather use them with compression leggings underneath, a great combination.


LADIES FLEECE LINED SOFT THERMAL FULL LENGTH LEGGING WOMEN PLUS SIZE FOOTLESS TIGHTS SIZE XL (XL, BLACK)
LADIES FLEECE LINED SOFT THERMAL FULL LENGTH LEGGING WOMEN PLUS SIZE FOOTLESS TIGHTS SIZE XL (XL, BLACK)
Offered by Miss Attitude UK
Price: £5.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super comfortable and warm, 1 July 2014
Bought these primarily to sleep in when camping at altitude in the Andes, intending to use them next winter as base layer. Warm, soft and very comfortable, sure they will do a great job in both uses


Karrimor Aspen Convertible Trousers Ladies Beige 16 (XL)
Karrimor Aspen Convertible Trousers Ladies Beige 16 (XL)
Offered by Field & Trek
Price: £16.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great trousers but vanity sizing, 1 July 2014
I don't live in the UK so based my order on the cm size guides given by Amazon, according to which I needed a 16 (and my waist is still larger than that given for a size 16). But the trousers were huge for me. I couldn't wait for the exchange so returned them for refund and bought them elsewhere on sale (unfortunately still £3 more expensive than price online) in SIZE 12. Have already used them for trekking and very satisfied - just wish the UK would admit today's "size 12" is yesterday's 16....


Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat
by Philip Lymbery
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for anyone who cares about the planet and/or their own health, 8 May 2014
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Incredible how this non-fiction book can be so un-put-downable! Philip Lymbery tells us what is going on all over the world in this crazy factory farming or mass assault on nature: from China to California, from Britain to Brazil, how Agribusiness and Big Pharma are changing the face of the earth and ruining the health of the most vulnerable: deserts used to house mass broiler chicken factories; anchovies which could feed malnourished Peruvian children being industrially fished, ground up and turned into animal feed, while the factory emissions poison the air and the waste sludge pumped out into the sea kills life around the shores and ruins the livelihood of local fishermen; the knock-on effects of thoughtless policies (to feed the hungry Chinese, Chairman Mao ordered his obedient citizens to exterminate the sparrows he blamed for eating too much corn...... having done that very efficiently, the Chinese were overrun by the insects that sparrows used to eat; so another mass extermination, with pesticides..... except that these killed all the bees which pollinated the fruit trees..... so there is this absurd situation where Nature's pollinators have been exterminated and hundreds of thousands of Chinese people swarm like ants over their fruit trees, pathetically trying to do with bought pollen and cotton buds something bees did so efficiently for them! Anyone who has seen the fantastic documentary 'More than Honey' will recognise the tale.
Each chapter reveals more about the interconnectedness of nature, food production, health of the planet and that of human beings. This book hits as hard as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (which of course started the whole mass ecological movement and inspired Philip Lymbery too), and deserves the same accolades.
Despite all the facts, as said, the book is very readable and the personal anecdotes Philip includes about his youth and his memories of rural Britain will strike a chord with many people who have seen the countryside disappear. Hopefully, it will inspire many more to join the association Compassion in World Farming, which Philip leads, and to demand freedom food (or to demand at least that food animals be kept humanely and enabled to satisfy their natural habits, be they pigs, chicken or cattle).


Chocolate Advent Calendar
Chocolate Advent Calendar

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 18 Dec 2013
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Nowhere did it say the calendar was just a calendar with chocolates hanging beneath. A cheap imitation of a proper chocolate advent calendar, all the more disappointing because I bought several as presents and can only have disappointed the receivers


Bling Jewelry Pink Freshwater Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Clip On Earrings
Bling Jewelry Pink Freshwater Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Clip On Earrings
Offered by Bling Jewelry
Price: £22.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and comfortable, 18 Dec 2013
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I bought these earrings for a recent family wedding.... as I was wearing some heavy-duty family jewels, needed something less busy for the ears. They are slightly smaller than I expected, but were absolutely fine, looked great and were very comfortable on the ear lobe. Excellent buy and great value


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