Just noticed this the other day: REI.com has added consumer reviews (which backcountry.com was using two years ago, but hey, late progress is still progress). As a sampling, check out this link to the $600 Garmin Colorado 400t GPS unit, whose reviews run the gamut from tepid to terrible. Well, maybe all the grouches have chimed in first.

(I double-checked to see how long the comments have been there — the oldest date to the end of August of last year, which just goes to show how much resolve I’ve shown in avoiding buying new gear, no matter how badly I needed it.)