The Trek Tech Black Evil Black Rifle Rating Scale is intended to help our readers make a quick assessment of an item being reviewed. It’s a standard 1-5 scale, with five being the best rating, in several different categories.
Appearance – Here at Trek Tech Black, we’re more concerned with function over form but we recognize that looks matter … at least to some of our readers. Beauty is obviously in the eye of the beholder. The Appearance category captures our subjective beholding.
Durability – Durability is a big deal to us. We want our gear to be like a Timex … take a licking and keep on ticking. We test products hard so you can be confident that they’ll hold up to more than average abuse.
Features – This is one of those “bang for the buck” categories. A feature-rich product is generally a good value … all other things being equal.
Market Leadership – We like to see products that provide creative solutions to age-old problems. If a product does things differently – and better – than competing products, we’ll rate it with a lot of evil black rifles.
Value – Unless you’re one of those “stupid rich” people, this is where the rubber meets the road. Good value. Bang for the buck. Whatever you want to call it, look for a high evil black rifle rating in this category before you shell our your hard-earned money.
Overall Rating – Simply put, this is an average of all the other ratings and a quick way to tell whether a product warrants your consideration. This rating is also a good way to compare multiple products in our “shootout” articles.