Review Formula

There are many factors that goes into all reviews — Backpacking Gear, Maps & Guides, and Everything Else. The most important thing on how I develop my review formula is simple — I rely on the facts and present my opinions and experiences towards the respective review. Yes, there may be some bias expected, it happens. With that said, I want all my reviews to be honest and fair — always looking at the big picture. I rate with the 1 to 10 scale system. That means, 1 being the worst and 10 being the best. Overall, my scores are determined by my opinions. Let’s continue…


Review Topics

I will review many topics related to backpacking. That means reviewing backpacks, hammocks, tents, sleeping gear, hiking shoes, and everything in between. My reviews are based on my opinions only. It’s not my intention to be influenced from other sources. Nor do I want to be biased towards any review. I will say it now, it may happen.

Review Formula


Review Factors

When I review backpacking gear, it’s my goal to give a honest detailed approach. There may be some bias towards a certain brand over another, in my reviews. I have to point that out — it may happen, as you might expect. But, I do look at the big picture when reviewing gear, regardless of any biases — so all my reviews are honest and fair.

There are many factors that goes into backpacking gear reviews:


Scores — Scale of 1 to 10

Review FormulaI rate backpacking gear, maps & guides, and everything else on a scale of 1 to 10 to help you understand the overall quality of the review. That means, 1 being the absolute worst and 10 being the absolute best. Scores are determined solely by opinions and nothing else — and never influenced from other sources.

Review Score Values:

10 – Outstanding
9 – Amazing
8 – Great
7 – Good
6 – Fair
5 – Mediocre
4 – Poor
3 – Bad
2 – Horrible
1 – Deplorable


Recap

To recap, there are many factors that goes into all reviews — Backpacking Gear, Maps & Guides, and Everything Else. The most important thing on how I develop my review formula is simple — I rely on the facts and present my opinions and experiences towards the respective review. There may be some bias expected. With that said, I want all my reviews to be honest and fair. I rate with the 1 to 10 scale system. That means, 1 being the worst and 10 being the best. Overall, my scores are determined by my own opinions.


What are Your Thoughts on my Review Formula?
If you have any questions or comments on how I rate my reviews, please leave them in the comments below. I will be more than happy to help you out.

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