Here at Best Gear Reviews, our mission is to help outdoor enthusiasts embark on amazing adventures by providing honest and thorough gear reviews. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker planning your next multiday trek or a novice looking to try camping for the first time, having the right equipment makes all the difference.

For over 10 years, our team of reviewers has tested thousands of products across categories like backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, hiking boots, and more. We put gear through rigorous evaluations in real-world conditions to see how it performs over long miles and many uses. Factors like comfort, durability, features and value all factor into our ratings.

What sets us apart is our unbiased approach. We don’t accept sponsorships or payments from gear companies that could influence our opinions. Our sole allegiance is to you, the customer. We also offer detailed analysis, not just simple pass/fail reviews. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each item so you can decide what’s best for your own needs and budget.

Beyond reviews, we share gear guides and packing checklists to help novice and experienced explorers properly equip themselves. Our advice comes from years spent on the trail solving problems ourselves.

Whether gear testing in extreme environments or answering reader questions from home, our team is dedicated to supporting the outdoor community. We hope our reviews and expertise inspire and empower you to safely enjoy nature to its fullest. Hit the trail – and let us know how the gear works out for you!

Nicolas Fonte

Nicolas Fonte had spent decades hiking and climbing mountains. His love was trekking and rock climbing, pushing himself to climb higher peaks and hike harder treks with each journey.

Nicolas wants to teach others about gear in addition to being an ardent adventurer. He reviewed the latest backpacks, tents, climbing ropes, boots, and more on his blog. Nicolas learned by testing gear on innumerable expeditions large and small what was tough and reliable in any situations and what would break at the worst possible time.

Nicolas became famous for his outdoor gear evaluations. People relied on his advice since he had tested it for miles and hours. Nicolas was in his late 50s and contemplated travelling less, but he still reviewed new things. He wanted to teach the next generation how to appreciate the nature responsibly.

I promoted Nicolas as a seasoned outdoor lover and gear reviewer with decades of experience. If you need any clarifications or additions added to the introduction, let me know. I’m happy to explain his background.