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The North Face Men's Quince Jacket - Cherry Stain Brown, Large
The North Face Men's Quince Jacket - Cherry Stain Brown, Large
Price: £140.60

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice fitted jacket, but not as warm as expected., 26 Dec. 2014
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Firstly, the finish on this jacket is much less shiny than the Amazon photos suggest, so don't be put off thinking it's a reflective fabric because it's not. I bought the cherry brown colour which is more of a dark burgundy than a brown, and it does look great (honest).

Having used the old style North Face puffer jacket for a few years (which was rated as a 700 down fill), I mistakenly thought this one would be warmer given it's rated as an "800 Pro" down. Be careful though, because the jacket is very thin & very light and is also quite fitted. As a result, it scores well on fashion but isn't anywhere near as warm as the puffer jackets. You'll notice it most when you're outside in a chilly wind, where you'll definitely need a fleece underneath to give more "wind stop" than the jacket itself offers.

Still, I'm pleased with mine despite the above. Plus it does have a neat waist cord that you can tighten or slacken with your hands still inside the two pockets, which is a nice touch.


Cross Apogee Fountain Pen with Spring-loaded Clip 18k Gold Nib Barrel Chrome Ref AT0126
Cross Apogee Fountain Pen with Spring-loaded Clip 18k Gold Nib Barrel Chrome Ref AT0126
Offered by K Direct
Price: £99.15

2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful but sadly 2 were faulty, 13 Dec. 2014
Had 2 of these recently, and both were faulty. First one wouldn't feed any ink to the nib, so returned that, and then its replacement leaked quite badly from the barrel. Beautiful looking pen and nicely weighted, but quality control just not up to scratch it seems. Real shame when you're spending that kind of money on a pen.


Oral-B Trizone 2000 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Oral-B Trizone 2000 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Price: £34.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & value for money, 13 Dec. 2014
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I have the Oral-B 2000 and a similar 4000 models in the family, and whilst both are very good at cleaning teeth, I think the 2000 has it edged over it's more expensive model companion in terms of value for money.

Principal differences are you get only one Trizone head with the 2000 and you forego a couple of extra cleaning functions that the 4000 has, which in reality aren't that much use anyway. So I'd stick with the cheaper 2000, which is still excellent at getting your teeth clean, especially if you pair it with Oral-B's own Pro-Expert toothpaste (an acquired taste at first, but easily better than say Arm & Hammer's equivalents).


Oral-B Trizone 4000 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Oral-B Trizone 4000 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Price: £54.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but ...., 13 Dec. 2014
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I have the Oral-B 4000 and a similar 2000 models in the family, and whilst both are very good at cleaning teeth, I don't think the 4000 is worth the price difference over the 2000.

Principal differences are the extra heads you get with the 4000 (useful but not deal breakers) and a couple of extra functions you can select covering sensitivity & whitening (useful but not sufficiently so). These extra functions don't really add anything to the level of clean you get because the Trizones are generally very good anyway. In fact, they just mean you have to press the on/off button a few more times to toggle through to "off" which is mildly annoying.

Other than that, excellent for getting teeth clean again.


Omron M2 Basic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron M2 Basic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth having., 13 Dec. 2014
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One of my family who's a doctor has this model so I decided to get one for home. Very easy to connect and to operate, and seems to give very accurate readings as well. Doesn't consume batteries too much either which is good.


Shimano Tourney/TY SL-TX50 Thumb Shifter Plus - Silver, 6 Speed
Shimano Tourney/TY SL-TX50 Thumb Shifter Plus - Silver, 6 Speed
Offered by Adventure Northumberland
Price: £14.91

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy 4 star., 11 Nov. 2014
Bought the 6-speed version of this thumb shifter to replace a horribly stiff twist-shifter which my daughter was finding too difficult to use.

Getting it installed is absolute child's play, but just remember you'll need a rear derailleur (gear changer on the back axle) that is compatible with Shimano's SIS system (most are, but worth checking first). Also remember you'll need to do some adjustment on the derailleur once you've connected and tightened the new shifter cable, so you'll need a basic understanding of what to do. As usual, YouTube helps.

Now for usage. Moving from 1st gear (easy) to 6th (hard) is so easy, just a simple push on the button to swap to the near gear. Dead easy. Moving from 6th back up to 1st just involves pushing the lever up in successive steps. It requires a little more force to move from 3rd to 2nd and from 2nd to 1st, but it's still a lot easier than the twist grip shifter that you're probably replacing.

Overall, works very well once all adjusted.


Velo Gripshift Grips (pair) - 90mm Black
Velo Gripshift Grips (pair) - 90mm Black
Offered by bikemadness
Price: £4.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice quality, easy to fit, 11 Nov. 2014
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Comfortable rubber with a nice "give" to them, and very straightforward to install. The finish is more matt than the Amazon photo suggests, which is actually a good thing. Bear in mind the 90mm length is suited to kids' bikes rather than adults, so measure before you order.


S.M.J. 1 Gang 1 Way Light Switch
S.M.J. 1 Gang 1 Way Light Switch
Offered by Price Attack Ltd
Price: £1.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to install, well made, 11 Nov. 2014
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Well made, no nonsense and easy to install. Switch is a little stiff but I'm nit-picking really as I'm sure it's just new-ness. The main thing is that the holding screws that secure the cables are easily accessed and turn without effort. I tried two switches manufactured by "MK" that I simply had to put in the bin because the retaining screws were so factory-tight they couldn't actually be loosened (was sick of driving back to B&Q by that point; seems others on Amazon had the same issue as well with the MK made version).


Sonax 373.141 Helder Zicht 0:100 Le
Sonax 373.141 Helder Zicht 0:100 Le
Price: £13.31

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Used for years, amongst the best., 11 Nov. 2014
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Have used this lemon Sonax for a few years now and have always found it to be amongst the best at getting bugs & smears off the windscreen (when compared to say Autoglym). I tend to use more than the 25ml dose that's dispensed from the neck of the bottle, but it's still quite economical given the dilution rate. The smell is "chemical lemon" which won't suit everyone, but I actually find it quite pleasant !


Velo Kids Plush Junior Gel Saddle - Black
Velo Kids Plush Junior Gel Saddle - Black
Price: £14.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable, 11 Nov. 2014
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Bought this for my 7-year old daughter's mountain bike as she was complaining of an uncomfortable seat. Seems to have done the trick given she's finding this new one much more comfortable and spongy once it had been run-in for a couple of hours.


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