Zach B. Please Read - Re: MSR Fling
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- Hi Zach,
I'm the editor for your first OR. As you point out in your review, this tent is no longer available except as a closeout from several small stores. As a general rule, we like our owner reviews to be about gear that is currently in production and readily available. Because of this, we have started to delete older reports (including several of mine) of products that are no longer available.
I would suggest writing an owner review of some small piece of gear. Tents are very complex and writing about them takes a lot of work. I can easily spend a couple hours writing a thorough review of a tent.
A smaller piece of gear (hat, spoon, socks) is generally much easier and will result in less frustration while you learn the ropes. I would suggest reading several test reports from veteran testers for an idea of how thorough a report should be. If you would like further advice about writing an owner review, please contact jenn@... for a mentor to help you out.