Friday, 8 June 2012

Staff reviews and competition introduction

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Name: Lee
Product: Salomon Exit 2 Aero

These are a hardwearing, breathable, lightweight, hiking shoe.  I bought them half a size larger as I find that Salomon shoes are not overly generous in size. I wear them for work and general walking around town and commuting, they have great breath- ability and look good!
Perfect for the Summer, I would rate them as 9/10

Similar Products:  Merrell Refuge Pro Ventilator or Merrell Avian Light Sport.

Name: Anthony

Product: Littlelife Crosscountry Child Carrier

A lightweight and comfortable baby carrier, that can be used for a child 6 months to 3 years in age.  It’s got a sun/shower canopy and has a pocket large enough for nappies etc.  I chose this for its comfort and ability to adjust to fit different size back lengths, which means both me and my partner can use it!
It’s great value…. 10/10!!

Similar products: Bushbaby Lite.

Name: Mike

Product: Merrell Waterpro Manistee

Fantastic quality and surprisingly hardwearing for such a lightweight shoe!  Works brilliantly in water, but equally good as an all round shoe, with a good non slip sole which aids grip when wet.  They are ideal for everyday use, with their microbe shield, which is an antibacterial barrier providing protection against odour and staining.
For it’s unrivalled breath-ability and comfort, I’d rate these a 10/10

Similar products:  none!!

Name: Adam
Product: Salomon X-Over

Great walking shoe with loads of support without stiffness.  They have a quick lace system, which gives even tightness, across the shoe.  I tend to wear half a size larger in Salomon shoes, and purchased them for work and walking.  They are a soft feel shoe, but strong, which means they are comfy enough for all day wearing.
Rate: 8/10

Similar Products:  Salomon Exit 2Aero

Name: Jeremy
Product: Rohan Stravaig 28

Excellent, tough and highly water resistant, it has a comfortable back system, outside pockets, with a useful key hanger inside and is hydration system compatible.
This is an ideal bag for day use or commuting…. can fit a laptop… it does it all!!
It really is ‘the business’.  Comfortable and versatile – and will last for years!!
Definitely 10/10

Also available in 18 or 35L sizes.

Name: Michael
Product: Deuter Speedlite 10

Another well made product from Deuter.  Lots of features including, adjustable chest strap, waist strap, side pockets, loops for gear and space for a hydration pack.  It’s just the right size for a daypack, with room for a map, food and your hydration pack.  Ideal for use when walking or cycling.  It could use a little more padding on the shoulder straps for comfort.
Rate: 8/10 – it’s a bit pricey!

Similar products: Berghaus Remote 8+4 or Speedlite 30

Name: Ben

Product: Timex Temp Compass Watch

This is a top quality watch from Timex. It’s perfect for surfers, or those engaging in sea/tidal river water sports.  It’s tough and robust which makes it ideal for physical activity in the drink.  The compass is accurate and the temperature gauge seems to be spot on…. when off the wrist and away from body heat!  I do a lot of water sports and find the tidal check invaluable.  I love the functionality of this watch, but I am not overly keen on the look of it… although this is of course personal choice. 
I rate this 7/10 – if it were more stylish it would be a 10!!

Similar products: Timex have a range of watches that come with compasses, but this is the only model with the tidal/temperature sensors.

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