Recommended gear review sites that aren’t just sponsored lists or obvious product placement?

Hi all,

I’m going to be giving up my flat in the UK at the end of August and spending the next 3-6 months working remotely. I’m aiming to spend approximately 1 month in each location with enough flexibility in the schedule to add on a few weeks here and there depending on how much I like a place.

I’m in the planning process and getting together all the kit I need. I like travelling light but am not quite in onebag territory. I like to have a checked bag and a cabin bag. I’m trying to find good, honest reviews of travel bags and other travel gear but every blog I find appears to be some Top 10 list of obviously sponsored content. Do you guys have any blogs you recommend? Can be video or written, I don’t mind. I just want to know they’re giving me their honest opinion and have thoroughly tested the product.

Thanks!

Recommended gear review sites that aren’t just sponsored lists or obvious product placement?