When it comes to reviewing gear, I review gear that I would buy if I were in the market. Most of the products you see on my site are not necessarily the most expensive, don’t always have the latest and greatest technology, and may not be the best available. But most of them are feature-rich products at a reasonable cost – whether or not they’re worth the money, I set out to determine.
If I like most of the gear I review, it’s because I research much of it before requesting a sample. And don’t worry. I’ll never accept favors from a company in exchange for writing a positive review. I tell it like I see it, and it’s in the best interest of the company to appreciate an honest review.
That being said, I sometimes get to keep the gear I test. However, before and during my tests, as well as while writing a review, my policy is to assume everything is to be returned. That way, I’m not swayed in one direction or another.
Whether it’s a new tent, an HD helmet camera, a tried-and-true jacket or anything else, I do my best to put it through the paces in real-life situations. I absolutely love testing gear that proves any preconceived notions wrong (whether in a positive or negative way), and I look at things from a user’s point of view to try to help you make buying decisions.
If there’s something you’d like me to review, whether you’re an adventurer like me or a gear company, let me know. If I think I can fairly review it, I’ll add it to my list.