About Us

Cascade Gear Reviews: Our Goal

Erik Nilson: Our Founder

Over a Decade of Outdoor Industry Experience

Erik brings more than 10 years of outdoor industry experience to Cascade Gear Reviews. Over the past decade he’s worked as a ranch hand and fly-fishing guide in Colorado, was a certified bike mechanic at one of the nation’s largest shops, spent over 5 years working on REI’s Marketing, Merchandising, and Product Development teams, and reviewed products for Switchback Travel. He understands the outdoor industry better than most, especially when it comes to bike related gear and apparel.

A Life Outside

Recognized Dedication

Joe Pasteris: Contributing Editor

Editor Joe Pasteris riding a bike and pulling his son in a bike trailer.

The Authority for Outdoor Gear Reviews

Mountain bike wearing Smith Mainline full-face mountain bike helmet descending steep and rocky trail.
Photo: Dustin Kingman

A Commitment to Excellence

How We Make Money

No secrets here–affiliate marketing is the sole source of income for Cascade Gear Reviews. Here’s how it works:

When you visit our site and read our reviews, you’ll find links to products we’ve tested and reviewed. These links are often affiliate links. When you click on them and make a purchase, we may earn a small commission from that retailer.

It’s important to note that this commission doesn’t affect the price you pay for the product. Instead, it’s a way for companies to reward us for introducing you to their outdoor gear. Rest assured, this affiliate relationship doesn’t influence our reviews in any way. No really, it doesn’t.

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