rucksack and brolly


Mountaintop 70L+10L Outdoor Sports Water-resistant Hiking mountaineering Rucksack Backpack

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Well, I’ve never seen a hiking rucksack close up so this came a s a surprise. Zips, pockets, buckles and straps everywhere and it took me some time to work out what they all did…It comes in a choice of colours, and i have the blue one.


It looks as though it would be heavy but considering how incredible it is for space, pockets and padding its very lightweight. only 5lb (2.25kg). So much though seems to have gone into the design so that the weight when full is spread evenly keeping wearer comfortable, and the straps are breathable and well padded and placed. They can be adjusted to the height of the wearer and when you think people range in size from around five foot to size and a half and more that’s a much needed addition!

Its got a huge amount of capacity, with separate compartments so there’s no need to rummage through, or tip things out to get to what you want. The fabric is water resistant – needed of course when outdoors in UK even if its mid August! there’s an additonal cover attached to help in heavy rain – see the yellow cover in images. There are endless straps, clips and rings for attaching essential equipment and keeping everything just where you can get to it easily when needed.

If you’re in the market for a new hiking back this is one to consider, so much thought has gone into design and comfort and when trekking for miles that’s exactly what you need.

Stars: Five, great value rucksack

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 Large 45″ Version]Vesgantti® Umbrella Classic Black Automatic Folding Travel Umbrella with Automatic Open & Close Folding,Ultra Comfort Handle (Diameter:114cm(45″)

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This arrived in it’s own protective box, with other items in a larger box.
I often think the UK default weather setting is Rain, it seems so this year anyway, so a good quality umbrella is essential. this one fits the bill perfectly.

I have the larger size and its big enough to easily cover 2 or 3 people and so simple to use.  Its very easy to open, simply click the handle and it automatically snaps fully open. That’s really useful if you’ve briefcase, bags, dogs or children with you, leaving only one hand free. No more struggling to keep hold of them and open brolly! Once opened out its a good decent size to keep you and a friend dry. Then to close simply press handle again and it folds down. Tweak the fold in the fabric to ensure correctly folded, and its easy to roll up, then press down against the ground to retract handle and pop into the case provided.

The fabric feels very robust, a tightly woven material  but I can’t find what it actually is. It feels like a silk type fabric. The  framework is a mix of stainless steel and fibreglass giving it flexibility, and looks set to last through the strongest gales.  The handle is very comfortable. Usually they are very thin and hard plastic or wood, either curved into a U shape or straight, and both are difficult to grip and slippery in the rain. This handle is slip resistant and wide enough to grip firmly and has a soft breathable section, making it very comfortable. The controls for closing and opening are here on the handle, and easy to flick with a thumb while holding it. There’s also a loop to slip over wrist to carry or hang up later.I’ve no idea what the description of  Grind Arenaceous Touch means 🙂 but its very comfortable to hold.

Its a perfect brolly, smart and yet very functional too

Stars: Five, great value brolly

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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