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Charles Wilson Short Sleeve Oxford Casual Shirt (XXX-Large, Yellow)
Charles Wilson Short Sleeve Oxford Casual Shirt (XXX-Large, Yellow)
Offered by Charles Wilson Clothing
Price: £22.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has a linen feel to the fabric, 3 Jun. 2016
This is a cotton shirt with white buttons down the front. Mine is labelled 'yellow'. It's a pale, sunshine yellow. It has a linen feel to it and feels nice quality. The cotton feels quite heavy-weight. It's still cool to wear, though. It's labelled as 100% cotton washable of 40°.

It has one breast pocket, a tailored, buttoned-down collar with contrasting blue trim inside, short sleeve, a pleated yoke at the back and a rounded base -- so you can wear it inside or outside trousers.

It's well finished​ and well stitched together.

Mine is labelled XXL (not XXXL, as my listing states, but I couldn't select the correct one due to a glitch.) The XXL measures 26 inches from underarm to underarm. It measures 32 inches from top to base. It measures 14 inches around the sleeve laid flat. It measures 18 1/2 inches around the collar done up.

I like the linen-like feel of this shirt. It's comfortable to wear.

I will send this free of charge by the manufacturer in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I can say that I love it.


Charles Wilson Long Sleeve Oxford Casual Shirt (XX-Large, Blue)
Charles Wilson Long Sleeve Oxford Casual Shirt (XX-Large, Blue)
Offered by Charles Wilson Clothing
Price: £22.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Set to be a favourite, 3 Jun. 2016
This is a rather nice shirt. It is labelled as 100% percent cotton and its heavyweight cotton, good for cooler weather. It's longsleeved. It has a two button cuff. And button along the sleeve vent.
It has a proper lined tailored buttoned collar. It has one breast pocket. It has a pleated yolk on the back of added comfort.
Israel put together a well stitched.
It has a button front with five buttons.
Mine is labelled blue. It's very attractive shade of mid-blue. Mine is slightly darker than that shown in the picture. A good colour though.

I reckon this shirt would pretty much suit anyone. Mine is labelled XXL. From underarm to underarm it measures 27 inches. From top to basic it measures 31 inches. For the of the sleeve to the end of the cuff it measures 26 inches. The inside collar measures 19 inches done up.

This is labelled as washable at 40°.

I was sent this by the manufacturer in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I love it. I think it's going to be a favourite.


Charles Wilson Short Sleeve Classic Gingham Checked Casual Shirt (XX-Large, Green & Navy)
Charles Wilson Short Sleeve Classic Gingham Checked Casual Shirt (XX-Large, Green & Navy)
Offered by Charles Wilson Clothing
Price: £21.95

5.0 out of 5 stars It's very cool to wear, 3 Jun. 2016
This shirt is labelled 100% cotton. It's surprisingly airy and lightweight. It's very cool to wear. It has short sleeves and a tailored, buttoned collar – so it also looks quite smart. It has one breast pocket. It has a pleated yoke at the back for added comfort. The base is rounded so it looks good worn inside or outside trousers.

The gingham is a big check. Mine is labelled white and dark navy. It is exactly that. The navy is dark. It has a plain button front. It's washable at 40° and, by the look of it, I reckon it would drip dry – at a push.

From underarm to underarm it measures 25 inches. From shoulder to base it measures 31 inches. From shoulder to underarm laid flat it measures 13 inches.

It's nicely finished and stitched. Just the job for the warm weather.

I was sent this by the manufacturer in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I can say that I love it.


Ceyue Hiking Boots Walking Shoes For Mens Trainers Size 9.5 UK Grey
Ceyue Hiking Boots Walking Shoes For Mens Trainers Size 9.5 UK Grey
Offered by Ce yue
Price: £54.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Serviceable boots, 3 Jun. 2016
These have quite a lot of grip to the sole. They are finished in suede backed with some kind of nylon fabric – for strength, I'm guessing. The rest is a mesh finish. The lacehole eyelets are reinforced with metal. There is a metal lace hook at the top. The toes are rubber. They appear well-stitched and well put together.

I ordered a size 9.5. These are labelled inside as 9.0 USA and 44 FRA ( I'm assuming this is continental sizing.) but they fit okay as a 9.5 which is my size. There is no other labelling to indicate the fabric is suede. The product tag is entirely Chinese. So no clues, there.

The innersole is detachable so you could take this out and replace this with something of your choice if you wanted to.
The grey is a true mid grey. The laces on these are black and red. There is a logo on the tongue which is black and red.

I generally buy Karrimor walking boots and these are fairly similar in design. Initially, they don't feel quite as comfortable but maybe they need breaking in a little. Again, it is too early to say whether these prove waterproof.

These are serviceable boots, and just about okay for the price, I was provided with these by the manufacturer in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I can say that they are okay but I can't really get excited about them.


KING DO WAY Indoor Outdoor Clothes Airer Rack Drying Folding Laundry Hanger Foldable 55.5x21.6x37.4in (fully assembled)
KING DO WAY Indoor Outdoor Clothes Airer Rack Drying Folding Laundry Hanger Foldable 55.5x21.6x37.4in (fully assembled)
Offered by Wosirl
Price: £31.63

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy airer, 2 Jun. 2016
This airer arrives ready-constructed so you don't have to build anything. It folds out to give a small drying space at the base where you can dry underwear and socks. The top section gives you a large area where you can dry large items such as T-shirts. The bars are wide enough for a woman's T-shirt and just about wide enough for a men's. Picture shows an XXL shirt. It's a bit bunched up.. The inside width of the rung is 51 cm max. Larger shirts can go on either end which gives you slightly more room if you hang it around the edges but there is only room for two of these in each laundry load.

All the construction is metal. Fixing in the centre is plastic. It is held up by two metal struts which gives it a firm construction. You can have it going upright or flater if you move the struts out.

It's stable when it's set up – it doesn't collapse like the concertina-style airers and it's easy to fold up and store because it goes completely flat. It's lightweight. The thing I like about this is that most of the washing is kept high up with the area circulating. I find that the rungs lower down on airers never get much dry.

Interestingly, it has a four shoe-drying attachments at the bottom. I've never had an airerr with this before. Not sure how useful these will be prove it's nice to have the facility.

It seems to be solidly constructed and well made. It's a nice, roomy.

I was sent this in exchange for my unbiased opinion by the manufacturer and I can say that it's working well for me.
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Monobeach Automatic Pop Up Instant Portable Outdoors Quick Cabana Beach Tent Sun Shelter (Blue) (Small)
Monobeach Automatic Pop Up Instant Portable Outdoors Quick Cabana Beach Tent Sun Shelter (Blue) (Small)
Offered by iYOGO-UK
Price: £89.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sun protection on the beach, 2 Jun. 2016
This comes in a circular bag which is quite lightweight and measures 18 inches across. In the bag is the canopy and six tent pegs.

All you do is simply take the canopy out of the bag and give it a bit of a shake and it pops up automatically.

There is an deep mesh at the back so it doesn't ge stuffy inside. And you can see out. Lengthwise it doesn't accommodate a full person stretched out but if you want to keep off the sand or the soil someone of about 5ft 5 can do so lying slant-wise.

If you lay on the plastic, the water doesn't come up through the soil and the fabric is shower proof although In a downpour you get rain coming from the front and through the mesh so you don't really stay dry, particularly if it's windy. You need to use the tent pegs because It will wander about if a gust of wind catches it and you don't have loads of stuffy inside to weigh it down. There are two pockets either side – if you want to use those. It's an attractive blue colour and is well constructed. Internally, it's approximately 50 inches across by 45 inches deep by 47 inches tall at the highest point. (This isn't counting the outer flap under your feet.) The inside is silvered so I guess this affords a bit of UV protection.

To collapse it, there are instructions which are sewn into the bag. These instructions are in Chinese but the illustrations are universal. Essentially you fold it Into a teardrop shape, then fold it in half and then twist the two ends in separate directions so it folds into three sections which fold on top of each other. You may think it is going to snap, but it won't. Don't be afraid to use a bit of muscle. I actually did it first time. I promise you it does fold back up into the bag.

This is great fun for children and really does afford a welcome bit of sun protection as well as privacy on UK beaches which are rather inclined to get crowded. So, if you're in the market for a beach canopy, and the price is right this would be a good option.

I was sent this free of charge by the manufacturer in return for my unbiased opinion.
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Post-it 76 x 76 mm "PRO Bangkok and Bora Bora Colour Collection" Z-Note Pad with Dispenser - White (Pack of 12)
Post-it 76 x 76 mm "PRO Bangkok and Bora Bora Colour Collection" Z-Note Pad with Dispenser - White (Pack of 12)
Price: £26.01

3.0 out of 5 stars Dispenser ONLY good for Z-note pads, 1 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
That is a heavy duty Perspex Post-it note dispenser. It's spring-loaded so it pushes the next note up as you use it. It's logoed on the lower half. In the pack, you get two sets of five packs of post-it notes, giving you ninety sheets, altogether.

N.B. It is designed for the Z shaped post-it notes. (The ones that look like 70s Christmas paper-chain decorations if you accidentally drop them.) It doesn't work with regular pad post-its because the top fold stops you pulling off a note, no matter how hard you pull. looks nice on the desk. It's quite heavy – would double as a paperweight.

Small point: The logo is embossed on the lower fold – this means that if you want to scribble something on the note while it is still in the dispenser (such as someone's telephone number) then pull the note from the dispenser – you have to write on a bumpy surface. I would have thought it would be more logical to put the logo on the top fold where you can you can see it, and where it won't interfere with your ability to write if you want to use the dispenser as a notepad.

It's nice quality but seems a tad expensive for a note dispenser.


MeiKee 100 Leds Solar Fairy Lights , 55ft ,Warm White, Outdoor Waterproof LED Solar String Lights, Christmas Lights, Ideal for Decoraions, Party, Gardens , Weddings ,Parties.[Energy Class A+]
MeiKee 100 Leds Solar Fairy Lights , 55ft ,Warm White, Outdoor Waterproof LED Solar String Lights, Christmas Lights, Ideal for Decoraions, Party, Gardens , Weddings ,Parties.[Energy Class A+]
Offered by MEIKE INTERNATIONAL GROUP
Price: £22.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Attractive solar lights, 31 May 2016
These are pretty solar lights. They came with a ground spike but I never have had much luck putting these outside so I'm using them in my conservatory. You need to peel the plastic covering of the solar panel and set it in the sunlight. These lights work in direct relation to the amount of sunlight they are able to garner through the day so they are brighter in the summer months and dimmer during the winter.
They come on at dusk, so if you want to check with that they are working, simply cover up the solar panel,or take them into a dark cupboard.

There is a on-switch on the back. You can choose between constantly on or flashing. These give an attractive white light.

I was sent these free of charge by the manufacturer in exchange my unbiased opinion.
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PYRUS ZEALOT Outdoor Rugged Speaker Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Shockproof Water Resistant with 4000mah Power Bank function for iPhone Samsung Android Phone-Grey
PYRUS ZEALOT Outdoor Rugged Speaker Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Shockproof Water Resistant with 4000mah Power Bank function for iPhone Samsung Android Phone-Grey
Offered by PYRUS UK
Price: £26.76

4.0 out of 5 stars Speaker with integrated powerpack and torch, 31 May 2016
The first thing you notice about this speaker is that it is quite rugged. It's got a kind of rubberised outer coating. .It paired up easily enough with my netbook. It has a TF card slot and it comes with its own 3.5 jack and charging cable. It has an easily accessible on off switch and you can cover over the controls so it makes it splashproof. I like the fact that the volume up and down buttons are nice and accessible at the top.
The speaker itself has a good tone. I've been Using it all weekend to listen to music and talking books.
As mentioned it has an auxin facility so you can use it with a Non-Bluetooth device such as an MP3 player.

The unique selling point for this particular speaker is that It doubles up as a powerpack and a flashlight. The button is on the front. It gives a bright white light, a slightly dimmer light, and a flashing light.

There is supposedly a radio function but I didn't get any luck with it. It just picked up a load write noise.

Mine came with some kind of clamp but I wasn't too sure what to do with this and there was no mention of it in the instructions.

The other good thing about it it has a sturdy belt hook which you can also attach a loop to say you can hang it up.

I was sent the speaker by the manufacturer In exchange from my unbiased opinion and it's working well for me.


CUCOL Bamboo Wooden Watches For Men Genuine Leather Strap Watch Japanese Quartz Movement Gift For Groomsmen
CUCOL Bamboo Wooden Watches For Men Genuine Leather Strap Watch Japanese Quartz Movement Gift For Groomsmen
Offered by cucol
Price: £22.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, 30 May 2016
This watch arrived with plastic coating over the glass, which you need to remove. The dial is wood. The winder is white metal. The hands are black. There is a minute hand. The buckle is white metal. The back is wood, which is a plus for anyone with a nickel allergy. There are screws on the back so you can get to change the battery when required.

Pros:
It's stylish-looking.
It's nicely made
Surprisingly light – that's because is made of bamboo.
The tick is quiet.
The bamboo looks rather beautiful – I was worried it might look a bit cheap but it looks like attractive wood and it's very nicely finished.
The strap is very soft suede which makes it lovely and comfortable to wear. It's quite flexible.
It's nicely boxed in a sturdy and attractive cardboard with its documentation and a little manual – should you need it. The manual is in English.

Cons;
It is possible the suede strap may mark a bit.
No calendar window.
Not water resistant.

This watch was sent to me by the manufacturer in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I can say that I'm really pleased with it.
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