OnCloud Men's Cloud Venture Peak

Following on from my recent run with the impressive urban CloudSwift trainers, I am now excited to be testing out another pair. This time the OnCloud Men's Cloud Venture Peak. I set to the hills. These are tougher shoes and are specialised for trail running and long off-road runs in mind. Heavier than the Cloudswift, weighing in at just 295 grams, it’s still a lightweight trail running shoe that's big on cushioning, protection and grip.

On Cloudswift Trainers

After my 15-minute warm up exercise routine, I set out on bi-weekly 4-mile city run. I wanted to put these Cloudswift trainers to the test. Before I put them on, I had to re-lace the trainers. Call it what you like but since an early age I have to make sure the lengths are correct on the laces as well as the tension across the top of my feet. This process was over quickly and soon were upon my feet. The first thing I noticed was how light they felt, very bouncy and springy too.

LIVALL BH51M Cycle Helmet

The BH51M is a cycle helmet with many innovative features including indicators, Bluetooth, speakers, handsfree phone calling, GPS and an SOS alarm. I was quite concerned that with all the technical aspects the rider may look reminiscent of a Martian, however upon opening the package I was pleased to see otherwise, instead this helmet looks very similar to many other cycle helmets and doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb.

Activ5

The Activ5 is a small home isometric workout device that allows you to access a full body workout all from using this small apparatus. The Activ5 connects to your phone via Bluetooth and measures your strength, precision endurance all through squeezing the appliance together over set periods. The Activ5 Training app features some different games you can play to make exercising with this device more fun and a little less laborious.

Winmau Professional Darts Set

As I’ve mentioned a few hundred times we recently moved, and with our new-found space we have slowly been turning the garage into a 1980’s-themed pub, much to the amusement of the previous owners who used it as a – wait for it – garage. I mean we don’t have a sofa; my office doesn’t have a desk, but we have decided to focus on filling the garage with retro-themed posters and beer mats and neon signs, and what could be more iconic in a traditional pub than a dart board?q If you have ever played darts before the chances are you have used a Winmau dartboard,