Outdoor Insiders' Top 10 Tips for Standout Gear Reviews

2:52 p.m. on August 7, 2019 (EDT)
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This thread is for comments on the article "Outdoor Insiders' Top 10 Tips for Standout Gear Reviews"

What makes a product review valuable and trustworthy? We've been asking community members, reviewers, and outdoor industry professionals to share their insights. Here's what we learned.

Full article at https://www.trailspace.com/blog/2019/08/07/outdoor-insider-top-10-review-tips.html

4:12 p.m. on August 7, 2019 (EDT)
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Great article, Alicia! Trailspace has been a great place for honest reviews for many years, and the place I go to most frequently. I trust the reviews here more than a brand's website, as they tend to be overly praiseworthy of most products. I like to see the good and the bad before I buy a piece of gear. 

9:36 p.m. on August 7, 2019 (EDT)
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i love this. I’ll try to apply this on Trailspace and elsewhere. 

8:13 a.m. on August 8, 2019 (EDT)
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Very thoughtful and informative article!  Thanks.

5:47 a.m. on August 9, 2019 (EDT)
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I just read this and really appreciate all the effort it took to put it together. Something for everyone in there and very well written. Thanks. 

7:04 a.m. on August 9, 2019 (EDT)
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Thanks for the comments above!

It was a beneficial process to step back and simply start asking people their thoughts on reviews, value, and trust. Seeing how points and themes repeated among individuals was interesting. I've heard a lot of insightful, thoughtful feedback and am grateful to everyone who spent time considering these topics. 

Thanks!

10:41 a.m. on August 17, 2019 (EDT)
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I really liked the article, and even though I‘ve written quite a few reviews there are always more tips to learn for making them better. 

2:16 a.m. on August 21, 2019 (EDT)
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A great effort to help us in this mirky world.

On the general question of good and fake reviews this is worth reading: https://theconversation.com/how-to-spot-a-fake-review-youre-probably-worse-at-it-than-you-realise-121043 Do the quiz in it too. I thought I was good at spotting fakes but only scored 3/5.

At the end of the quiz are some useful links to sites that sift out fake reviews: Fakespot.com and ReviewMeta.com.

12:10 p.m. on August 21, 2019 (EDT)
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Ianw said:

A great effort to help us in this mirky world.

On the general question of good and fake reviews this is worth reading: https://theconversation.com/how-to-spot-a-fake-review-youre-probably-worse-at-it-than-you-realise-121043 Do the quiz in it too. I thought I was good at spotting fakes but only scored 3/5.

At the end of the quiz are some useful links to sites that sift out fake reviews: Fakespot.com and ReviewMeta.com.

 Great article, Ian! Thanks for sharing it. I hadn't seen this one yet.

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