How do YOU find accurate reviews...
DON'T JUST POST A LINK, READ THIS POST FIRST.
Let's all be honest for a moment... most of the reviews on retail sites like Amazon are from less-than-average users who probably don't have the common sense to review the products in the first place...
Then on sites like YouTube and Vimeo you come across self-proclaimed experts who don't seem to have experience backpacking or they get sent a product and just review it after looking at it for a day or less...
Obviously there are exceptions to the rules here but where is the proverbial 'pot of gold' hiding for ultralight gear reviews?
I'm not looking for a cheerleader from a brand or a BS'er that makes up what they don't know.
I'm curious about WordPress sites, blogs, channels, or other places that put the content of their reviews out there with little to no regard for profit.
One example I have in mind is Hikin' Jim from: http://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.com/
But his content is only one very small segment of the community and it isn't as current as many new products have come out since his last post.
I'm nearly at the point where I should make my own content based on buying darn near everything I can find and tinkering with it all the time. I just prefer to consume than create since my bar for acceptance is so high.
I'd appreciate any direction that is within these parameters.