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ON TEST 2012UKCarp guide to the new and not so newCARPCK CYCLOTHERM SUITUKCARP MAGAZINE 53 JANUARY 3RD 2012Budget winter warmer Offer price £59.99www.dragoncarpdirect.comNEW FOR 2012, this quality suit is 100 per cent waterproof and windproof, and super insulated for extra warmth. The Cyclotherm suit set comprises a heavy duty, three-quarter-length quilted outer jacket with zip in/out lined fleece and a pair of fully lined, quilted bib 'n' brace-style trousers, all with a good cut. The garments come in sizes from medium to 5XL so you're guaranteed a perfect fit. The suits aren't bulky, so your fishing won't be restricted, and you can use them right through to summer by removing the inner fleece, which can be worn on its own in warmer weather. This really is a good value package that will keep you fully protected this winter. Pockets include handwarmers, ideal for winter fishing.The fleece zips out or forms part of the winter suit.The hood keeps head and neck dry.

on test 2012"These alarms have features you would expect on a far more expensive unit. I like their size, ease of use and sound. So far they haven't missed a beat"UKcarp magazine 54 janUary 3rd 2012These alarms stood up fine to a long-term test.It does everything except land your fish RRP £329.99JRC RadaR dSI alaRmS and dSR ReCeIveR SeTwww.jrc-fishing.co.ukAlArms AlwAys stand or fall on their reliability, which is why I've done this test slightly differently. I've used this set for two months solid now, living with them on every session. My thoughts? Brilliant - they haven't given me any problems and have performed faultlessly. The tiny receiver is very stylish, easy to use, and is great dangling round your neck on the lanyard provided. You can even tune a fourth head to it. It has a vibration setting, as well as a built-in torch which I found very useful. The alarms are simple to understand and all the adjustments are easy to make. The tone range is good, providing a nice crisp sound. The sounder is powered by an AAA, and the heads by easily obtained LR1s, and so far the battery life has been faultless. One feature that I really liked was the main light lens on the head. This is elongated down one ear, and is made up of small LEDs. On a forward take the LEDs light from the bottom upwards, indicating the direction, and when the take stops the top LED remains lit. For a drop-back the reverse happens and the bottom These LEDs indicate forward takes as well as drop-backs.