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Ross Patton

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Ross was born to a chairlift mechanic father and a research biologist mother, he falls somewhere in between. During his childhood, he either spent his summers hopping in the work truck with his dad to go to the local ski resort or looking through microscopes and helping with gel electrophoresis in his mom's neurogenetics lab.

With a diverse background that ranges from completing his Bachelor of Environmental Science degree at the University of Nevada, Reno to running heavy equipment and power tools for large residential tree services, to being the head distiller at a craft distillery Ross has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Having professionally used a vast array of tools, electronics, gear, and equipment he has honed his attention to detail and has the ability to put products to a true, rigorous test.

With more than ten years of product research and development in the snowboard industry, he is no stranger to hunting down even the tiniest of technical considerations to create world-class reviews. In his free time, you can find him searching the backcountry for the perfect snowboard jump or wrenching on his snowmobile. His summers are spent mountain biking, hiking, and camping around the Sierra with his hound dog Broadus.

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Best Memory Card of 2022

Best Memory Card of 2022

Need a new memory card for your camera, drone, or phone? We've measured the speed and performance of the best cards on...
Best Impact Driver of 2022

Best Impact Driver of 2022

To determine the best impact drivers on the market today we researched our brains out and finally narrowed it down to...
Best Label Maker of 2022

Best Label Maker of 2022

We studied, purchased, and conducted experiments on 15 of the very best label makers to determine which ones work and...
Best Travel Tripod of 2022

Best Travel Tripod of 2022

Be purchased the top 9 travel tripods on the market to be set head-to-head with each other to determine which are the...
Best Space Heaters of 2022

Best Space Heaters of 2022

In the market for a space heater? We bought 12 models for a hands-on experimental extravaganza. For weeks on end, we...
Best Earplugs of 2022

Best Earplugs of 2022

We bought the eight best sets of earplugs on the market to analyze side-by-side in a series of stringent tests. We...
Best Battery Chainsaw of 2022

Best Battery Chainsaw of 2022

For more than 50 hours we researched battery chainsaws until we narrowed it down to 10 of the best. These tools are...
Best Chainsaws of 2022

Best Chainsaws of 2022

After researching chainsaws for a week, we purchased 10 of the top-rated models to analyze side-by-side in order to...
Best iPhone Gimbal of 2022

Best iPhone Gimbal of 2022

We bought the best iPhone gimbals available today and analyzed them side-by-side in a series of stringent tests. After...
Best Jump Ropes of 2022

Best Jump Ropes of 2022

We purchased the best jump ropes available today and tested them side-by-side in a series of extensive tests. After...
Best Food Dehydrators of 2022

Best Food Dehydrators of 2022

After researching dozens of dehydrators, we bought and tested 13 top-of-the-line models, which cover a wide range of...
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