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Unisex Adult Dunlop Blizzard Boot GREEN Wellingtons
Unisex Adult Dunlop Blizzard Boot GREEN Wellingtons
Offered by Inboxfootwear
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars More like warm, comfy boots than wellies!, 16 Dec 2014
These are more akin to comfy boots than wellies!

Unlike 'ordinary' wellies, these are very comfortable. They're a closer fit around the calf so don't slop around as much which can make walking tiring. They also have a thicker sole than most basic wellies which is better for shock absorption and when walking on stony ground so you don't feel all the lumps and bumps. They also have a good tread which helps when walking on mud and slippery surfaces.

We live in an area prone to flooding so bought three pairs of these Dunlop Blizzard - which is testament to how much better they are than 'normal' basic wellies, despite being not quite as tall.

I'm a shoe size 7 with broad female feet and can confirm the wellies are true to size. I found the size 7 were a perfect fit with normal socks but my further two pairs are size 8 to wear with thick socks and found these to be a more comfortable combination.

With our regular winter floods, they've had a thorough testing along with paddling in our stream throughout the year. Unfortunately the size 7 leaked around the left heel but both pairs of size 8 are fine. They're warm, snug, comfortable and just the thing for wading through mud, floodwater, a chilly stream or even heading out for a ramble along muddy tracks and fields. Their draw-string top is a welcome addition too and helps prevent splashes tricking down your leg.

Having tried these, I won't be returning to the basic wellies again.


Dunlop Mens Blizzard Wellington Boots
Dunlop Mens Blizzard Wellington Boots
Offered by ABMultiproducts ltd.
Price: £44.56

5.0 out of 5 stars More like warm, comfy boots than wellies!, 16 Dec 2014
These are more akin to comfy boots than wellies!

Unlike 'ordinary' wellies, these are very comfortable. They're a closer fit around the calf so don't slop around as much which can make walking tiring. They also have a thicker sole than most basic wellies which is better for shock absorption and when walking on stony ground so you don't feel all the lumps and bumps. They also have a good tread which helps when walking on mud and slippery surfaces.

We live in an area prone to flooding so bought three pairs of these Dunlop Blizzard - which is testament to how much better they are than 'normal' basic wellies, despite being not quite as tall.

I'm a shoe size 7 with broad female feet and can confirm the wellies are true to size. I found the size 7 were a perfect fit with normal socks but my further two pairs are size 8 to wear with thick socks and found these to be a more comfortable combination.

With our regular winter floods, they've had a thorough testing along with paddling in our stream throughout the year. Unfortunately the size 7 leaked around the left heel but both pairs of size 8 are fine. They're warm, snug, comfortable and just the thing for wading through mud, floodwater, a chilly stream or even heading out for a ramble along muddy tracks and fields. Their draw-string top is a welcome addition too and helps prevent splashes tricking down your leg.

Having tried these, I won't be returning to the basic wellies again.


Dunlop Blizzard Unisex Mens/Womens Winter Wellington Boots
Dunlop Blizzard Unisex Mens/Womens Winter Wellington Boots
Price: £31.72 - £43.45

5.0 out of 5 stars More like warm, comfy boots than wellies!, 16 Dec 2014
These are more akin to comfy boots than wellies!

Unlike 'ordinary' wellies, these are very comfortable. They're a closer fit around the calf so don't slop around as much which can make walking tiring. They also have a thicker sole than most basic wellies which is better for shock absorption and when walking on stony ground so you don't feel all the lumps and bumps. They also have a good tread which helps when walking on mud and slippery surfaces.

We live in an area prone to flooding so bought three pairs of these Dunlop Blizzard - which is testament to how much better they are than 'normal' basic wellies, despite being not quite as tall.

I'm a shoe size 7 with broad female feet and can confirm the wellies are true to size. I found the size 7 were a perfect fit with normal socks but my further two pairs are size 8 to wear with thick socks and found these to be a more comfortable combination.

With our regular winter floods, they've had a thorough testing along with paddling in our stream throughout the year. Unfortunately the size 7 leaked around the left heel but both pairs of size 8 are fine. They're warm, snug, comfortable and just the thing for wading through mud, floodwater, a chilly stream or even heading out for a ramble along muddy tracks and fields. Their draw-string top is a welcome addition too and helps prevent splashes tricking down your leg.

Having tried these, I won't be returning to the basic wellies again.


Dunlop Blizzard Fur Lining Wellington Boots - Grey/Black
Dunlop Blizzard Fur Lining Wellington Boots - Grey/Black
Price: £46.81 - £55.12

5.0 out of 5 stars More like warm, comfy boots than wellies!, 16 Dec 2014
These are more akin to comfy boots than wellies!

Unlike 'ordinary' wellies, these are very comfortable. They're a closer fit around the calf so don't slop around as much which can make walking tiring. They also have a thicker sole than most basic wellies which is better for shock absorption and when walking on stony ground so you don't feel all the lumps and bumps. They also have a good tread which helps when walking on mud and slippery surfaces.

We live in an area prone to flooding so bought three pairs of these Dunlop Blizzard - which is testament to how much better they are than 'normal' basic wellies, despite being not quite as tall.

I'm a shoe size 7 with broad female feet and can confirm the wellies are true to size. I found the size 7 were a perfect fit with normal socks but my further two pairs are size 8 to wear with thick socks and found these to be a more comfortable combination.

With our regular winter floods, they've had a thorough testing along with paddling in our stream throughout the year. Unfortunately the size 7 leaked around the left heel but both pairs of size 8 are fine. They're warm, snug, comfortable and just the thing for wading through m


Dunlop Unisex Adult Footwear Plain Rubber Wellingtons Blizzard Boots Green
Dunlop Unisex Adult Footwear Plain Rubber Wellingtons Blizzard Boots Green
Price: £29.03 - £32.25

5.0 out of 5 stars More like warm, comfy boots than wellies!, 16 Dec 2014
These are more akin to comfy boots than wellies!

Unlike 'ordinary' wellies, these are very comfortable. They're a closer fit around the calf so don't slop around as much which can make walking tiring. They also have a thicker sole than most basic wellies which is better for shock absorption and when walking on stony ground so you don't feel all the lumps and bumps. They also have a good tread which helps when walking on mud and slippery surfaces.

We live in an area prone to flooding so bought three pairs of these Dunlop Blizzard - which is testament to how much better they are than 'normal' basic wellies, despite being not quite as tall.

I'm a shoe size 7 with broad female feet and can confirm the wellies are true to size. I found the size 7 were a perfect fit with normal socks but my further two pairs are size 8 to wear with thick socks and found these to be a more comfortable combination.

With our regular winter floods, they've had a thorough testing along with paddling in our stream throughout the year. Unfortunately the size 7 leaked around the left heel but both pairs of size 8 are fine. They're warm, snug, comfortable and just the thing for wading through mud, floodwater, a chilly stream or even heading out for a ramble along muddy tracks and fields. Their draw-string top is a welcome addition too and helps prevent splashes tricking down your leg.

Having tried these, I won't be returning to the basic wellies again.


Dunlop Blizzard Boot Unisex Wellingtons Plain Rubber Wellingtons Synthetic
Dunlop Blizzard Boot Unisex Wellingtons Plain Rubber Wellingtons Synthetic
Price: £29.17 - £36.89

5.0 out of 5 stars More like warm, comfy boots than wellies!, 16 Dec 2014
These are more akin to comfy boots than wellies!

Unlike 'ordinary' wellies, these are very comfortable. They're a closer fit around the calf so don't slop around as much which can make walking tiring. They also have a thicker sole than most basic wellies which is better for shock absorption and when walking on stony ground so you don't feel all the lumps and bumps. They also have a good tread which helps when walking on mud and slippery surfaces.

We live in an area prone to flooding so bought three pairs of these Dunlop Blizzard - which is testament to how much better they are than 'normal' basic wellies, despite being not quite as tall.

I'm a shoe size 7 with broad female feet and can confirm the wellies are true to size. I found the size 7 were a perfect fit with normal socks but my further two pairs are size 8 to wear with thick socks and found these to be a more comfortable combination.

With our regular winter floods, they've had a thorough testing along with paddling in our stream throughout the year. Unfortunately the size 7 leaked around the left heel but both pairs of size 8 are fine. They're warm, snug, comfortable and just the thing for wading through mud, floodwater, a chilly stream or even heading out for a ramble along muddy tracks and fields. Their draw-string top is a welcome addition too and helps prevent splashes tricking down your leg.

Having tried these, I won't be returning to the basic wellies again.


Helly Hansen Women's W HH Warm Freeze 1/2 Zip Thermal Baselayer Top - Print White
Helly Hansen Women's W HH Warm Freeze 1/2 Zip Thermal Baselayer Top - Print White
Price: £39.00 - £59.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and snug - but watch the sizing, 16 Dec 2014
These are very warm, very snug and highly-wicking baselayer tops. They perform well, are hard-wearing, don't shrink when machine washed (40deg), last for years and there is no 'itch' from the merino wool. Thanks to the Lifa lining they wick much more effectively than merino alone but benefit from the merino outer - ie they combine the best of both materials.

The only issue I had is related to the sizing. I'm a large 10/small 12 and normally wear a small in the Helly Hansen range but the exception is in this specific design with the 1/2 zip where even the medium is a tight fit. The usual small size was not only skin-tight but also most uncomfortably constrictive and I felt the fabric stretch even in order to breath! The medium is a close fit but comfortable. For anyone ordering this style, I recommend ordering one size larger than normal for a close, skin-touching fit or two sizes larger for a looser fit.


Belkin Rotating Universal In Car Air Vent Mount for Smartphone Holder with Cable Management
Belkin Rotating Universal In Car Air Vent Mount for Smartphone Holder with Cable Management
Price: £19.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good phone mount - but it can't be fitted at eye level to use phone as GPS in all vehicles..., 15 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Length:: 3:12 Mins

The Belkin description of this car vent phone mount states 'safely view navigation with the sleek cradle that mounts directly into your car's dash vent' with the implication it can hold a phone horizontally enabling it to be used as a GPS. Yes, it does all of these things BUT, if you are planning to use your phone as a GPS then please ensure your dash vents are situated higher than the steering wheel. In my vehicle, an old-style Citroen Berlingo, these are mounted about mid-height of the steering wheel so if I were to use my phone as a GPS then I would be taking my eyes off the road for several seconds to glance down towards my phone then a further few seconds to register the route. Within these few seconds with my eyes off the road, a pedestrian could step into the road, a traffic light change to red, an oncoming car approach on the wrong side of the road - far too many hazards. In my view it would be unsafe to consider using a phone as a GPS in this way.

As a phone holder, however, it's is excellent. Build quality is excellent as I would expect from Belkin, it securely holds my phone in place and the fitting into the air vents is firm and secure. I can confidently drive along any bumpy track and do an emergency stop without any concerns about my phone slipping.


Aukey 7500mAh Waterproof Portable Charger External Battery Pack (Dual USB Ports) for iPad Air 2, mini; iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 4 3 2; Google Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7, 10; LG G3, HTC One, One 2 (M8); One Plus One; Motorola Droid, LG Optimus; MOTO X and other USB-Charged devices - (5V 2.1A Input for fast charging, 5V 1A / 2.1A Output) - Silver
Aukey 7500mAh Waterproof Portable Charger External Battery Pack (Dual USB Ports) for iPad Air 2, mini; iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 4 3 2; Google Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7, 10; LG G3, HTC One, One 2 (M8); One Plus One; Motorola Droid, LG Optimus; MOTO X and other USB-Charged devices - (5V 2.1A Input for fast charging, 5V 1A / 2.1A Output) - Silver
Offered by AukeyDirect
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last - a waterproof powerbank for outdoor use!, 15 Dec 2014
Length:: 3:41 Mins

A problem for outdoorsy folk, such as myself, is we put our treasured electronic gadgets at risk when we use them outdoors. So far I've managed to equip myself with a waterproof phone, waterproof torch, waterproof camera... but what happens when we run out of power out on a kayak/boat/bike/trek and are relying on our mobile phone to provide GPS navigation or simply to upload photos to share our adventures with friends...?

This is where this rather wonderful waterproof battery pack enters the scene. It's the first of its type that I have ever seen and an absolute godsend.

At 265grams, it's not the lightest powerbank but this doesn't matter. It's function is much more important and this performs well. Its internal 7500mAh battery is ample to charge my waterproof phone 4 times, my smartphone 3 times or my 8" tablet twice.

Build quality looks unbeatable: It feels solid and well-made with its metal construction for strength edged with a chunky black rubberised outer and rubber cap over the USB connection ports, ie a micro USB input for charging its own and two USB output ports for charging attached devices. At the other end is a useful metal lanyard/loop which can be used to strap the battery pack to equipment (I used 10mm polypropylene webbing). It's IP65-rated which means it is both dustproof (ideal for use on a beach where it won't be damaged by sand) and waterproof to withstand heavy rain, sea splashes, a hose pipe, heavy rain or a run through a waterfall. It is NOT suitable for total immersion however so must not be used under-water - not that I could see any circumstances when under-water charging would be needed. It is also vital to replace the rubber cap over the ports in damp or wet conditions.

Another welcome inclusion is the single LED torch confirming again that the unit has been well-designed and thought-out for outdoorsy users who will value this.

For anyone hiking, camping, sailing, walking in any weather, all year round, this is the perfect power pack to recharge or top up ANY brand of phone, tablet, GPS, mp3 player or any other device which charges via USB. A recommended purchase and an essential for outdoorsy people who use a lot of USB gadgets - as I do.


ieGeek® Letouch 1350mAh Ultra Slim Portable Power Bank External Battery Charger (5V/750Mh Output) Universal For iPhone Samsung HTC Smart Phone with Micro USB, Credit Card Size (Blue)
ieGeek® Letouch 1350mAh Ultra Slim Portable Power Bank External Battery Charger (5V/750Mh Output) Universal For iPhone Samsung HTC Smart Phone with Micro USB, Credit Card Size (Blue)
Offered by GLOBALEBUY-UK
Price: £27.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars (Almost) credit card size mini powerbank to carry everywhere for when you need it, 15 Dec 2014
Length:: 3:10 Mins

This is such a small slim powerbank, only slightly larger than a credit card, hence there is no reason not to carry it everywhere for emergency phone recharging.

It also represents the height of good, practical design with its integrated micro-USB charging lead which flicks out from the rear and is ready to recharge your phone or other USB device. Naturally, being so tiny there has to be a trade-off and this is its relatively small capacity at 1350mAh but this is still ample to 80% charge a typical smartphone and could even charge a non-smartphone twice.

It is easy to use. Simply attach the mini charging lead supplied, or a more typical longer lead of your own to the micro-USB input port and when the blue LED switches off it is fully-charged. Now connect the integrated micro-USB output lead to the device to be charged, switch it on using the tiny power switch on the side, the blue LED will illuminate and it will begin to charge the connected device at 750mA, which is just slightly slower than the typical 1mA charge rate.

This will charge/partially charge any device which charges via micro-USB - phones, tablets, mp3 players etc regardless of brand. But, the micro-USB port is the only output port and other output cables eg Apple cannot be connected so before purchasing, please ensure your device charges via micro-USB. If it does, then you can't go wrong with this tiny powerbank card which will slip into your wallet and can be unobtrusively carried to be there when you need it.

Excellent!


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