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Skins Compression Brand Review

I am so glad SKINS Compression are making a comeback, as I have missed them.

I have heard the moto “buy cheap, and buy twice”, and I often fall into that mindset of trying to save a few quid but then end up spending more in the long run.

Yes SKINS are a premium brand, and they come with a premium price… but they are premium quality. This is important.

All my SKINS gear arrived on my doorstep between 2017 and 2018. It is October 2020 at the time of writing, and I am still wearing them all. Don’t believe me? Just go on my Instagram and you will see recent pictures, and I am in head to toe SKINS still.

They have aged immaculately; I have lost count off the amount of times they have been washed and they have all kept their shape. No issues with seams, thinning or stitching. I could sell them all on eBay as “nearly new” and no one would bat an eyelid.

So fingers crossed that SKINS re-establish themselves and become an important sports brand again.

Check out all my reviews below.

SKINS DNAmic Thermal Men’s Compression Long Tights from March 2017

SKINS Compression DNAmic Short Sleeved Top men’s from July 2017

SKINS Compression DNAmic men’s Superpose Half Tights from July 2017

SKINS Compression unisex Calf Tights MX from July 2017

SKINS Activewear men’s running Jedeye Run Puffer Jacket from December 2017

SKINS Activewear men’s Running Jedeye Training Pant from December 2017

SKINS unisex Thermal Running Gloves from December 2017

SKINS DNAmic Thermal men’s Compression L/S Mock Neck with zip from December 2017

SKINS Activewear men’s Linear Tech Fleece Hoodie and Pants  from April 2018

SKINS DNAmic Ultimate Cool Short Sleeve Top men’s from June 2018

SKINS DNAmic Ultimate Cool Half Tights men’s from June 2018

SKINS Essentials Active Compression Socks men’s from June 2018

SKINS Activewear Fitness Avatar Short Sleeve Tee men’s from July 2018

SKINS Activewear Network 4 inch Run Short men’s from July 2018

SKINS Bergmar Short Sleeve tee men’s from November 2018

SKINS Activewear Bolmen Hoodie & Pants men’s from November 2018

SKINS Activewear Avatar Singlet from November 2018

SKINS K-Proprium from November 2018

SKINS DNAmic elite Recovery Tights from November 2018

SKINS DNAmic Primary Top and Half Tights

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Descended From Odin – Odin Galdr Tee review

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Odin Galdr T-Shirt.

You can get 10% off any order with the code ketogenicendurance

In the words of Descended From Odin “A unique Descended from Odin Galdr by Kai, lead shaman of Heilung!.

What the hell is a Galdr? “Galdr (plural galdrar) is one Old Norse word for “spellincantation“; these were usually performed in combination with certain rites.[1] It was mastered by both women and men.[2] Some scholars have assumed they chanted it in falsetto (gala).[2][3]

The T-Shirt in the photos is a Medium, I am 6 foot and 12 stone 6 pounds ish. It is made from 100% organic cotton, and is a regular fit.

There are 3 T-Shirts in the Galdr range. This Odin one was my favourite. It has a really unique look that I haven’t seen before. Which has a nice twist on the Odin design I am used to on other DFO products. I will not pretend to know what the runes and design say, I just find them cool looking haha.

I find the website really easy to order from, and even though they are a small independent company. They have always been efficient with deliveries. However, you cannot expect them to have the resources that bigger companies have. So if they are experiencing high orders, you need to be patient. 

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Descended from Odin – Beowulf Pt 1 Tee review

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Beowulf Pt 1 T-Shirt.

You can get 10% off any order with the code ketogenicendurance

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In the words of Descended From Odin

“When the Anglo-Saxons landed on Britain’s shores they bought with them the gods and the tales of heroes long past; kings amongst men, descendants of Woden himself. Over time these men became Christians, but one story endured over all others and not even the church could lay to rest the story of Beowulf, slayer of monsters and dragons.

Product Details + Size guide: 100% organic cotton. This shirt is our regular fit.  UK sizes given with chest circumference in inches for men & women’s (UK) dress size equivalent. For US, we recommend to size up one.

Measurements given in inches for chest circumference. XS: 34-36″ (8-10) S: 36-38″ (10-12) M: 40-42″ (12-14) L: 42-44″ (14-16) XL: 44-46″ (16-18) XXL: 46-48” (18-20)

The Beowulf Story is : Part 1 – “Beowulf falls into two parts. It opens in Denmark, where King Hrothgar’s splendid mead hall, Heorot, has been ravaged for 12 years by nightly visits from an evil monster, Grendel, who carries off Hrothgar’s warriors and devours them. Unexpectedly, young Beowulf, a prince of the Geats of southern Sweden, arrives with a small band of retainers and offers to cleanse Heorot of its monster. Hrothgar is astonished at the little-known hero’s daring but welcomes him, and, after an evening of feasting, much courtesy, and some discourtesy, the king retires, leaving Beowulf in charge. During the night Grendel comes from the moors, tears open the heavy doors, and devours one of the sleeping Geats. He then grapples with Beowulf, whose powerful grip he cannot escape. He wrenches himself free, tearing off his arm, and leaves, mortally wounded. The next day is one of rejoicing in Heorot. But at night as the warriors sleep, Grendel’s mother comes to avenge her son, killing one of Hrothgar’s men. In the morning Beowulf seeks her out in her cave at the bottom of a mere and kills her. He cuts the head from Grendel’s corpse and returns to Heorot. The Danes rejoice once more. Hrothgar makes a farewell speech about the character of the true hero, as Beowulf, enriched with honours and princely gifts, returns home to King Hygelac of the Geats.”

The T-Shirt in the photos is a Medium, I am 6 foot and 12 stone 6 pounds ish. It is made from 100% organic cotton, and is a regular fit.

I love the graphic on this t-shirt which fills pretty much all of the front of the tee. It is a really cool design that reminds me of a panel of a comic book. The design is bold enough that it looks great from a distance, but it is super detailed up close. The print quality is also excellent. It has survived multiple washes and has retained its integrity.

I am an ambassador for DFO. However, all that really means is I really like the brand and wear the products myself. I have never understood the concept of just being an ambassador for the sake of it. Why promote something, that you would not wear yourself. You only have to look at my day to day postings on Instagram and Facebook, to know I wear DFO products on a daily basis.

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If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore, and how to exercise on it.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

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Descended from Odin – Grunge Hood review

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Grunge Hoodie.

You can get 10% off any order with the code ketogenicendurance

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In the words of Descended From Odin “Grunge as fuck. 100% organic cotton, screen printed by hand in England. All sizes UK chest: XS 36-38″ / S 38-40″ / M 40-42″ / L 42-44″ / XL 44-47″ / 2XL 47-50″ 3XL 50-53.”

The Hoodie in the photos is a Medium, I am 6 foot and 12 stone 6 pounds ish. The website doesn’t confirm a fit. I would personally describe it as in-between a slim and regular fit for me. Which is exactly what I want from a hoodie, I prefer slim to regular fit.

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It is a warm fleece-lined hoodie. I am from the North East of England, this hoodie will be perfect for Autumn, and Spring for me. Whilst also providing a warming layer for the winter. I like to spend a lot of time walking and hiking in the great outdoors. So I need a lot of layering options.

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The front of the hoodie has the DFO logo with the brand name in a really cool font, then the logo in a very large print on the back. It really does have a grunge feel to it. I was brought up on Nirvana and Pearl Jam and this hoodie is similar to the type of stuff I would have worn then. So they have nailed that.

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Shipping was a bit of a nightmare but only in my head, it was all my fault. I ordered it in November, and after a week it had not been dispatched so I was getting a bit wary. However, after reading the product item again, I realised it was a pre-order and it would not be sent out until the 12th December. Then on the afternoon of the 12th December, I got an email stating it had been sent out. It arrived the next day! So make sure you read the shipping details before you stress out, and remember it is an independent company so give them a little slack haha.

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Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – eBook and Paperback

Books – Journals, Notebooks, Diaries and Planners.

Clothing – Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company

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Descended From Odin – Odin’s Beard Balm

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Odin’s Beard – Beard Balm.

You can get 10% off any order with the code ketogenicendurance

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In the words of Descended From Odin “Coconut oil, Jojoba wax & avocado butter work to nourish, reduce dandruff and provide a natural hold whilst grapefruit seed and burdock root combat bacteria and dandruff whilst promoting growth. A dash of Cedarwood reduces stress and breakages. Item Details: 60ml tub Made in the UK from 100% natural ingredients. 100% recyclable packaging. 0% plastic.

As I eat a high-fat diet, my beard doesn’t really require daily maintenance. It gets washed in water daily but that’s about it. I do have a bit of a quite curly beard, so when I go out somewhere nice I do use either a Balm or an Oil to keep it under control a bit.

This is an excellent balm, it is super smooth, melts quickly in your fingers, and is easy to run the product through my beard. It allows me to straighten the beard, give it a bit of hold, all without being too firm. I don’t like a balm or oil that smells too strong, and it is pointless if the smell is too mild. This item gets it just about right, it has a nice smell but isn’t overpowering. I can’t wait their try their oil out too. The smell also lasts a good while. You can tell a poor quality balm, oil, or aftershave, when they smell great at first but it wears off quickly. This product lasts.

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If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore, and how to exercise on it.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

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Descended From Odin – Senja T-Shirt review

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Senja T-Shirt.

You can get 10% off any order with the code ketogenicendurance

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In the words of Descended From Odin “Original watercolor by Linn Setanne. Sea eagle over Senja, printed by hand in the UK.

The T-Shirt in the photos is a Medium, I am 6 foot and 12 stone 6 pounds ish. It is made from 100% organic cotton, and is a regular fit. As with all the T-Shirts I have from Descended From Odin, they are well made, high quality and good value for money. The tee has been washed multiple times, and there have been no quality issues with the print, and the tee itself has held its shape.

As soon as I saw this T-Shirt I wanted it. It was no surprise to learn it was an individual design created by an artist. In fact, it looks like the artist has hand-painted onto the T-Shirt directly. I love it, and it is certainly one of my favourite T-Shirts period.

This is my third order from DFO. It arrived quicker than they said it would, and I received regular updates through all stages of shipping.

I like this brand because they have a nice range of products. Ranging from simple text design to unique creations from artists. So you can find something to your taste and mood. I wished they did a slim-fit t-shirt as well though. I do prefer slim to regular fit, however, maybe that just means I should work harder in the gym to fill out a regular.

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If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore, and how to exercise on it.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

 

 

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Descended From Odin – Sol Ari Brenna T-Shirt Review

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Sol Ari – Brenna T-Shirt.

You can get 10% off any order with the code ketogenicendurance

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In the words of Descended From Odin “Out of the darkness, the hissing black sea, a new world will arise, green and remade. Waterfalls cascade from the gleaming rocks, an eagle cries in the clear-Blue sky, rivers teem with life. A new-born sun rides high in the heavens and the children of the old gods return to wander the green earth, abundant with crops growing wild and gold.”

The T-Shirt in the photos is a Medium, I am 6 foot and 12 stone 6 pounds ish. It is made from 100% organic cotton, and is a regular fit. It is a comfortable and durable T-Shirt, it washes well, and the print is of a high quality which looks like it should age well.

I chose this T-Shirt because it is an interesting and unique graphic. It is large and bold, yet at the same time, it is detailed. So it looks great from afar but gets better up close and personal. I love the colour too, it is perfect for autumn but will work all year round.

The website is easy to follow, the T-Shirt was easy to order, and you get a quick confirmation email. You also get a lot of shipping updates, a lot more than the majority of companies provide. They do warn you that the T-Shirt may take a few days to dispatch, however, it has never taken that long for me. Within 2 days it has been dispatched and it arrived the next day. However, note I do live in the same country as the brand.

In fact, the only issue I have with the brand is that they only have one photo of the clothing products with a model. You cannot zoom in and it would be better if there were numerous photos. This is a minor issue though, as the photo they do provide represents the product well. Plus too be fair the models all look very cool in the items, and fit the brand perfectly.

All in all a very nice T-shirt which represents value for money. It is designed for people with an interest in Viking / Norse culture, however it is just an universally interesting design that would peak the interest of anyone.

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Disclaimer – I am an ambassador for DFO, however they have had no input in this review. These are my own thoughts.

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If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore, and how to exercise on it.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

 

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Merrel Vapour Glove 4 – review

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I have a pair of Merrel Vapour Glove 4, which I wore in the Loch Ness Marathon in October’19.

This is what Merrel say:

DETAILS

This minimal trainer provides little between you and the ground for maximum freedom and connection underfoot.

FEATURES

• Cordura® mesh and TPU upper
• Traditional lace closure
• Hyperlock™ TPU film heel counter for security
• M Select™ FRESH antimicrobial agents reduces shoe odor
• Breathable mesh lining
• Integrated insole
• Merrell Barefoot 2 construction for enhanced proprioception and stability during variable movement
• Vibram® TC5+
• Stack Height (heel/toe): 6.5/6.5mm; insole: 0mm; insole: 3mm; midsole: 0/0mm; sole: 1.5mm web, 2mm lug
• Weight: 4oz / 122g (1/2 pair)
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The Wife has had a pair of the Vapour Glove 3 for a while, and she raves about them. I have been barefoot running for 3 years now, however, I had a partnership with SoftStar Shoes for the majority of this time. So I always ran and walked in those for the most part. However that partnership came to a natural conclusion, and I needed some new running shoes for my marathon. I was happy to get the 3 but the 4 were almost the same price, so I went with the newer model.

It is a very nice shoe, I think it looks great. Some barefoot shoes look a bit naf and silly, but these just look like normal running shoes really. So they would probably be something a barefoot newbie would think looked good.

They are very comfy and my foot stays nice and cool in them, they are narrower than a lot of barefoot shoes, but there is still ample room. I like to loosely tie my laces, the lace closure allows this whilst also being stable and not feeling like they will fall off. I do wear socks with them, and I have suffered no blistering or discomfort. These are excellent if you mainly road or track run. I have found them to be sub-optimal on gravely trails where you slip a bit and the stones hurt. I haven’t tried them on grassier trails or fells, as I do not think they would be suitable. However, they do a Trail Glove for such things, which I do not have.

All in all, this is a well made barefoot shoe, at a very reasonable price, made by a recognisable brand. The sole is hard wearing, and the upper is made with quality materials. They have lasted 6 months so far during the high mileage part of a marathon training plan, and still, look brand new. You could do a lot worse than starting a barefoot adventure in these.

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Descended From Odin – Fullr Styrkr Log Press (Sleeveless) T-Shirt Review.

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Fullr Styrkr – Log Press sleeveless t-shirt.

You can get 10% off any order with the code ketogenicendurance

I love this T-Shirt, I think the design is really cool. In simple terms it is just a design of a man, with a massive beard, lifting a log. What isn’t to like? haha

In the words of Descended From Odin, it is “Fullr Styrkr – meaning full strength in old Norse, our range of tees inspired by feats of strength & illustrated by the Raven from the North. The Log Press is a great strength test to ensure hired hands for war or timber work are worthy of full pay!”

I mainly got this as a training top for the Gym. So having a picture of a dude lifting a log is perfect. In fact the fella looks like my spirit guide haha, or what I used to look like in a past life. I will be spending a lot of time in the gym over the winter, and one of my targets is to build up to being able to Overhead Press my body weight. So I will definitely be wearing this top on that day. All my training over the winter will be strength based so I think this top will reflect my goals nicely over the winter months.

Also once next summer rolls back around, it is a nice top for chilling out in. It is something I could wear walking the dogs in, then jumping straight into the pub for a swift pint.

The top in the pictures is a Medium. I am 6 foot, and 12 stone 10, and it fits perfectly across the shoulders and chest. The length is just right too. It is 100% cotton, so should prove to be long lasting. It is certainly comfortable, and you can tell it is well made.

The Descended From Odin brand has really caught my eye, and you can expect to see me using more and more of their products.

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Cheesies Review

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Cheesies Crunchy Popped Cheese

They are launching in the UK on the 19th April 2019

Check them out: Website, Instagram or Email them at cheddarbox@cheesies.co.uk

It winds me up a bit about how few options people in the UK have for Keto or Carnivore. I follow a lot of people in America and they always seem to have more options especially in the Keto & Carnivore snack department.

So it is good to see Cheesies popping up in the UK. So I wish them the best of luck.

This snack on paper looks very appealing to anyone on a Low Carb High Fat diet.

They are all under 0.1g of Carbs per 100, and just normal cheese and salt. No added crap or preservatives. I often get approached by companies to review their food or supplements. Most of the time I have to turn them down, because even though they have been promoted as health foods. They will often have vegetable oils in them or far to many artificial sweeteners. So it was a pleasant surprise when they set me the below specifications.

Cheesies Product Specifications

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So on my Contemporary Carnivore Diet, I can definitely eat these and I love cheese. All positive so far, however if they taste rubbish there isn’t much point to them is there.

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…………. they taste pretty good haha.

They remind me of the taste of those little circle disc cheese biscuits things that you always get at a kids party. That’s a good thing because I used to love those, in the good old days before I knew biscuits were terrible for you on multiple levels.

The 3 flavours are distinct and you can tell they are different cheeses. I have had and enjoy all the cheeses that the Cheesies are made from, so I liked all of them. If a blue cheese version came out, I might give that a miss! So if you fancy trying the Cheesies out I would recommend simply buying the one that you would buy if it were a block of cheese. Easy. The texture and feel of them is a bit like popcorn, which is clearly something they intended. I don’t know how they do it, but it works.

The packets I got were 60g in weight. This is more than enough. I tried to smash a whole pack in, like a packet of crisps. I failed. So I am guessing this is why they come in resealable packs, so you don’t give yourself the cheese sweats. You can come back to them later.

Overall this product has good potential. It also fits my lifestyle as I am often away camping or out walking all day. So a tasty high fat snack could be useful to me.

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