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Mountain Equipment Ion Bivi Bag, Storm Mountain Equipment
Extremely disappointed with this purchase. I had aimed at buying a bivi bag that was ultra lightweight to help take down the weight of my overall kit. The Ion seemed to fit the bill and I bought mine having been influenced by the previous buyers report on Amazon. I already own a British Army Gore-Tex bag and a Rab Alpine bag both of which have done the job under some testing conditions. The first (and probably the last ) time I used the Ion bag was at an altitude of 2900 meters , with a heavy fog and occasional shower of sleet.(used with tarp shelter).

Whilst The Ion bag is certainly water resistant it certainly isn't highly breathable. During the night the condensation on the… Read more
Jeremy Clarkson - War Stories [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson - War Stories [DVD] DVD ~ Jeremy Clarkson
44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Jeremy Clarkson side steps his usual motoring journalism with this superb little collection of tales of the bravery and courage by British and Commonwealth servicemen during the Second World War.

Laced with his own brand of dry humour, Clarkson creates a lively account of the grim realities of war, yet always respectful to those who laid down their lives or who miraculously survived against the odds. Stories of extreme danger and suicidal heroism make for a thoroughly absorbing and fascinating documentary.

The first of two one hour presentations examines the Victoria Cross medal "For Valour". How it came to be, how and where it is made, what it takes to earn one… Read more
Robin Hood - Extended Director's Cut [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Russell Crowe
9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Superb attention to detail on costume and set design really set this film appart from any other Robin Hood film in cinema history. If ever the "man behind the legend" ever existed, then the visual imagery in this film would really make you believe he did. A great cast and atmospheric sound track all take the viewer back in time to the start of the 13th century.

The film begins with hard and fast action but as the story wears on there is a dissapinting slump in the middle. In my oppinion the story hangs on too closely to politics. In stead of a meeting resembling the Magna Carta and confusing the plot with forest orphans the story would have done far better to develop the… Read more