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I have many fans
on 29 July 2012
At first I was a little apprehensive about popping one of these puppies out on the N35 night bus to Brixton Central (or the 42 to Rusholme for my northern counterparts). After all, as a distinctly heterosexual beardy male in his 30s, I was worried about attracting unwanted attention.
But let me tell you this, be you man or woman, little old Chinese lady or Stella-drinking metrosexual bloke, when the heat hits 35 degrees on the Central Line, ain't nobody going to laugh at you for doing such a thing.
(That's my theory, anyway.)
As for now, I've been using it in the home and the garden, and I can attest to how well-made this fan is. It is very lightweight, unfussy, and solidly built.
The fan consists of what appears to be balsa or other lightweight and reasonably flimsy wood struts, and some form of synthetic material which is glued onto each of the struts. The centre pin is adequately loose; it is important there is some give when folding the fan up, but it has a decent rivet head to keep it secure.
The fan is the perfect size. When fully open it provides very good fannage with minimal effort, but isn't so big that it won't fit into the bottom of your bag.
Ideally I would love a tiny little carry-case for the fan (a soft tote, or perhaps a neoprene affair), but for three quid including postage one cannot complain.
Get one. Hell, get two - like I did.