How come I try gear and love it, then I read the latest gear review..doesn't matter where... and it sucks? Sucks bad in fact.
I have to wonder if they actually even used the item for what it was intended.
Not only that but I paid just under $20 cash for two hard copies of the annual "gear guide" that are total BS for content. Ads were good though. And manufactures pay $3 to 5K for a color cover? What are they thinking?
An incredible 7K meter peak down jacket reviewed for bouldering comes to mind. (no really that was the review!) Or one of the best skimo/touring skis I've been on, written up as a total looser when used as free ride ski? No, really, who would have thought.."free ride lift ski"? (me rolling my eyes here)
Do the stars, moon and freaking Sun have to align with a hefty wad of cash for the FREE gear to get a decent/honest review in hard print? The more I think about it and see what does get published the more pissed off I get.