How to Write a Killer Gear Review

Arc'teryx Bora 80 I’d wager I’m the only person who’s read every single one of Trailspace’s 11,800-plus and counting gear reviews. That’s a lot of opinions on outdoor gear, clothing, and footwear, and I’d like to think I’ve learned a few things in the process, like not only what gear to avoid, but also what makes a good gear review.

The best gear reviews, whether positive or negative, come from thoughtful, observant gear users who put themselves and the details of their experience into their reviews. Good reviewers need not be the most experienced outdoor enthusiasts, but they always keep their audience in mind and anticipate what gear questions their fellow hikers, backpackers, and climbers want answered.

To help everyone write great gear reviews and share their experiences with the rest of us, I’ve pulled together some tips on “How To Write a Killer Gear Review.” Read it over. Write a killer review. And help your fellow backcountry enthusiasts gear up and get out.

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