Welcome to the wild world of product reviews, where honesty is a rare gem, and everyone and their dog claims to have it. But here at A Van Life Thing, we’re not just any reviewer. No, sir! We’re the Sherlock Holmes of van life gear, the Hercule Poirot of portable appliances, the… well, you get the idea.

You won’t catch us parroting the same old talking points about the latest Jackery, BlueYettie, or whatever battery pack every YouTuber is raving about this week. We don’t just scratch the surface; we dig deep, asking the questions that matter to you. Like, how long will this battery power a fridge full of snacks and beer? (Because let’s face it, that’s the real question.) Or how long will it let me play Raid Shadow Legends while I publish my website to SquareSpace? Check out our post on How Much Power Do You Really Get From Solar? for some real talk about power solutions.

Sure, we may not have a massive following like some other reviewers, but that’s not what matters to us. What matters is providing honest, no-nonsense reviews that actually help people make informed decisions. We’re not afraid to call a spade a spade, or a subpar product a piece of junk. We approach every review with a fresh perspective, a healthy dose of skepticism, and a commitment to telling it like it is. If a review is sponsored we do so only on the fact we are allowed to give an honest review and give responses from the supplier.

So, if you’re tired of reviews that sound like they were written by a brand’s marketing department, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to A Van Life Thing, where we keep it real, keep it honest, and keep it entertaining. For more on our van life experiences, check out our post on The End of Covid Van Life.”