Written and produced by Ben Brooks.

About the Site

The Brooks Review is about what draws my interest. My obsession with finding the what is best. Not ‘for most people’, the best thing I can find.

This site is not focused on one singular topic, however each topic is approached the same way. With the perspective: what’s out there, what’s popular, why’s that popular, why do I care about this, why should anyone care about this, ok fine let’s figure out what is the best. There’s little care given to rationality once the door to this gateway is opened. So while you may think it’s absurd to pay a certain price, or it’s absurd not to pay a higher price, I look only within the bounds of what I am comfortable paying.

I refuse to pretend to play an expert in order to stay on whatever the current popular topics might be.

Only read this website and pay attention to what I say if you really hate the notion that everything can be understood by filling out a form. I’m unsure how many reviews I’ve done for bags on this site, but I am sure that each one was done in a silo — done without a template for how to do it, or what to cover. There is no points system because those are useless. There is only experience, and real testing.

Ultimately, this site is written by me and for me.


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