Thanks everyone, for your posts.
We've been discussing the possibility of staff reviews of Bozeman-brand gear and I believe it will happen.
Clearly, our biggest challenge is to ensure that any such review is conducted fairly and forthrightly. In part because of the separation of the BPL editorial and retail staffs and the peer and outside review processes, it seems possible to do so. Another, more subtle issue is the possibility we’d review a Bozeman product at the expense of not reviewing a competing product. This needs to be addressed in an ongoing fashion by the editorial staff. Finally, we need to ensure that a Bozeman product receiving a poor review (as if! :-) would be published regardless.
Because we’ve not finalized our policies, I can’t say when reviews might eventually be published nor which items might be reviewed. I encourage you to suggest what Bozeman—or BPL Shop—items you’d like to see reviewed.