Our goal is to highlight gear that is still being made the way people used to make it when it was equipment one truly had to depend on – gear that functions just as well, or even better, than some of the new-fangled stuff out there. It might even be gear that, with care, could be handed down to someone else when the time came. In addition to featuring solid, time-tested equipment, the items you’ll find here ideally possess a certain, admittedly subjective, “quality of quality.” To put it another way – gear that is instantly recognizable as being well-made, because it simply should be; the type of gear that you will likely need to spend time wearing-in, not wondering how soon it will wear out.
We also believe that in outdoor pursuits (if not life in general), the ultimate virtue of a good piece of gear is that it’s simplicity and dependability are such that you don’t have to think about it. We feel that the ‘cult of high-tech’ approach to the outdoors misses the entire point. Isn’t it about getting away from technology and excessive contrivance?
We’re always looking for gear that fits the somewhat nebulous criteria mentioned above. Feel free to send suggestions.
Disclaimer: All opinions shared on this blog are the honest, personal point of view of the author/s. We do not work for any of the companies whose products are reviewed here, and do not receive free samples from companies for review.