New “OVERALL RATING” System
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Feb 19, 2007 at 2:07 pm #1221926Douglas HusMember
@hustlerLocale: Ontario, Canada
I see that there has been a change in the gear rating system.
Will there be a list posted of all past gear reviews and the new rating system?
i.e., it would be nice to go the top rated gear, #5 or Highly Recommended items.
"ABOUT THE RATING: The rating above is a largely subjective rating proposed by the product reviewer to assess the quality and performance of products of interest to the lightweight backpacking community:
5 – Highly Recommended: The highest possible rating for a reviewed product. Indicates exceptional quality in materials and workmanship, outstanding field performance based on sound design principles, and a performance-to-weight ratio at the top of its class.
4 – Recommended: Solid performing products that provide good value for the money, quality materials and workmanship, and acceptable performance that should meet or exceed consumer expectations. Minor improvements in design or materials may be required to allow this product to be considered the best in its class and thus warrant a rating of HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
3 – Above Average: Products that should meet consumer expectations, but against which other products in its class should also be considered.
2 – Average: Products in categories where better performance:weight and performance:value can be realized in several other competing products.
1 – Below Average: Products with performance:weight and/or performance:value ratios that would not meet the expectations of most consumers and are neither worth the weight nor the money for the vast majority of users."
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