First, a need is established. Then, we source out the gear to meet that need. We either seek out the right tool for the job, or an item is sent to us to evaluate. Once we determine the actual use for the gear, and what it is designed to do, we test it completely, without compromise.
We run all the gear we acquire through the most stringent of tests. We like to say that “we test warranties”. We put the chosen product through the ringer to make sure it holds up as advertised, so we can give un-biased advice on what makes the cut and what does not. If you see the “Ranger Proof” stamp of approval, you can rest assured that it has been completely vetted.
Once I test it, or my Staff tests it, and it meets our very high standard of performance, then we “Tab” the gear, and deem it “Ranger Proof!”