First and foremost,

Who Are We?

We are a community of gear junkies. Not many get us going like getting our hands on amazing DTC produts to see if they live up to the hype… or just have an amazing marketing team behind them. We’ve been at this long enough to know that a lot of them turn out to be just a flash in the pan.

The Journey is where we share our finds so that you can save yourself time, energy, & money.

What Do We Look For?

We Look for Products That

  • Best in Class In terms of fitness for purpose — is it 4-5 stars at doing what it claims to do?
  • User Experience Bring pleasure to the user — does it delight with performance, user experiences, looks and feel, or… ideally all of the above?
  • Value Deliver good value — is the cost to benefit reasonable?
  • Quality Are built to last — will it stand up to intended use and delight the user through useful life?

How we keep the lights on

From the outset, we felt strongly that the website should be free to readers without compromising its future (ie we didn’t want it hand-to-mouth), but we also didn’t want it powered by annoying display ads. So far we’ve figured two main ways to solve this. First, we include (the usual) affiliate links to some of the featured products so, if you find our content valuable, you can support us at no extra cost to yourself by buying through the links (and we'll get a commission). Second, it occurred to us that we could let some of the featured brands reuse our content in their marketing efforts (for a fee). This way we get to stay independent (only available to brands we have already reviewed/approved) and keep the website access free to you (our audience), while making sure we have a way to keep the lights on.

Hope you enjoy!

Journey Commerce
Your Source for the Best in DTC