November Weekly Product Review Prize Winners!
Congratulations Jenny! You've won a $50 Gift Voucher this week for your 4-STAR review of the The North Face Womens Thermoball Insulated Jacket! Jenny writes; "I have been very impressed
I have been very impressed with this jacket. I don't like down jackets for hiking as by the time I realise I could shed a layer I've already got a bit steamy and down just doesn't cope with that on a multiday hike. I bought this jacket to replace the exact same model and I somehow left somewhere and there wasn't a seconds hesitation in purchasing another. I love how light it is and also how warm. I've used it as a top layer and also as a mid layer in zero temperatures and stayed warm with no challenge. The womens shape is also great. It may be a little slim in the hips for some (if you have a small waist) but I've loved it." Greatest new running belt with a great fitted design. found a little bit of bounce when attached heavier items (poles/large amounts of water). But, is a great running belt when all you need is some extra water, nutrition and maybe an extra layer. Provides so much less strain on your back then using a generic running vest. easy to step into and put on and overall quality product. would highly recommend." "Lets start with quality for price. This BA is sold as the "budget end" of their hiking tents. Budget yes as it is under $500, but BA is selling their self short. By no means is this a budget tent in the true sense of the word. The build. The thought and craftsmanship that has gone into this tent is as good as any of the high end tents on the market, and it comes with a footprint. All seams are taped and ready for the wet weather. The "bathtub " is deep so water really is an issue, all the walls are screen with 2 vents for preventing condensation. Duel doors so no more climbing over Mrs Millar in the middle of the night, along with plenty of vestibule space for mucky boots and stuff. The tent poles are not carbon fiber at this price level, but saying this the ones provided are light enough (and it comes with a splint), same goes with the pegs. I thought l would have to trade them out for titanium ones, but nope, they're light too. Size l picked the 2 man over a one man because if l am out by myself, l'd love the extra room. With me and Mrs Millar it is a cozy fit, but easily done. The use of pockets on the ceiling helps utilize ground space better. Weight l am not going to get into grams etc. It's is light enough for any multi day hike. I didn't notice it on my full pack, and considering it was our home for 7 days with some 6 hour days pack on. All l can say is, it's worth the 2 Kg and change. So to end this review all l will say is l love this tent, and can not see changing it in the near future."
Now I have found what's great for my feet, and over all great shoe's to wear. Can't wait to pick out more to buy. Regard's Darren and thanks Wild Earth." In the last year I have purchase three pairs of the Keens Newport range, just love them, as I have diabetes 2 and my feet have never been so happy before, now that I have healthy shoe's. "The Metolius foundry hangboard has the perfect combination of training holds and is a nice compact size. It is a great texture and I have loved using it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking at getting a hangboard."