Mission Statement

We are a leading authority on gear, delivering independent reviews of the latest products, equipment, and related services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from quality products you can trust.

Editorial Principles


  • We are committed to world-class, original gear reviews and journalism.
  • We develop our product-related content through testing, research, interviews, along with product specific, technical, and niche industry experience.
  • Product reviews are based on information and test results, according to strict criteria that remain consistent across all like products, brands, and similar equipment types.
  • Our testing methodologies are designed to deliver accurate, repeatable, objective results.
  • We constantly work to discover new product tests and refine old ones.


  • We work with vendors to create honest and objective editorial product reviews and product coverage.
  • We will sign and honor embargoes to provide timely and accurate information to our readers.
  • An embargo defines the timing of product coverage, not its scope, nature, or editorial perspective.
  • During the review process, we give vendors the opportunity to address concerns as we discover them.
  • Evaluation gear and products (including attachments, apparatuses, and accessories) provided for testing shall not be distributed beyond our offices. If a vendor wants their gear or products returned, it will be returned within 90 days.
  • Products loaned to us for situational application testing, training use, and/or evaluation remain the property of the vendor and are returned within 90 days (or earlier at the request of the vendor).


Our team actively reviews gear, products, and related equipment. They have been active in the industry for many years and use that experience to help review useful products and gear while providing tips and best practices for the purpose of useful applications and more enjoyable adventures. Our editors select and review products objectively and independently. We may earn affiliate commissions from buying links, which help support our testing. You can learn more about this from our affiliate policy, terms of service, and privacy policy.