We review a lot of products throughout the course of the year, and it’s always interesting to look back and see what resonated with fans at the end of the year. Looking at our analytics, here are the top 10 most popular reviews from 2023.
#10 Most Popular Review
Keen Utility’s Cincinnati was a 3-time top pick in our Best Work Boots Reviews article, so it’s no surprise to us that people looking for a comfortable work boot found their way to this one. Can it hold on to take the top spot 4 years in a row? Our lips are sealed, but the 2024 update is the very first buying guide on our list for January 1st.
Price: $180 – $205
#9 Most Popular Review
Portable power stations (AKA solar generators) are growing in popularity. With so many people on Ryobi’s 18V One+ battery system, it’s understandable why the launch of a battery generator for those batteries was so popular.
Price: $649 – $849
#8 Most Popular Review
Of all the battery-powered electric lawn mowers we’ve reviewed, Milwaukee’s might have been the most requested. This Pro-grade option features 212cc gas equivalent power and a strong build. Considering how many people have been asking for a mower since Milwaukee launched its first-generation OPE product several years ago, it’s safe to say that the overall package exceeded our expectations.
#7 Most Popular Review
Lithium-ion jump starters are all the rage. And why not? You don’t need another vehicle and they don’t take up a ton of space. Launched late in 2023, Ryobi’s 18V One+ jump starter uses the brand’s most popular battery system and quickly rose in rank to make our top 10 of the year.
#6 Most Popular Review
Around here, we love our stick vacs. They’re super-convenient to use and make a great replacement for a broom and dustpan. Ryobi’s pet-rated stick vac has a double roller system paired with an HP Brushless motor that gives it higher performance than previous versions. Coming in at our 6th most popular review of the year, it clearly got people’s attention.
Price: $249 – $299
#5 Most Popular Review
When you’re upgrading your vehicle’s audio system, sometimes you don’t want to rip out the old one and go through a whole new install. Carpuride avoids that with a dash-mounted system that connects through your existing radio, making for an easier conversion. The concept is gaining attention, coming in as our 5th most-read review of the year.
#4 Most Popular Review
Milwaukee makes its first of 3 appearances in our top 10 this year, coming in at number 4 with the rth generation M18 Fuel impact driver. It picks up more speed than the previous generation, while maintaining a strong 2000-inch pound torque rating and keeping its compact form. More importantly, it earned our team’s selection as the best impact driver of the year.
Price: $149 – $299
#3 Most Popular Review
Ryobi cracks the top 3 on our list this year, but it’s not with any of its popular power tools our outdoor power equipment. It’s the hybrid cooler that operates on either AC power or with an 18V One+ battery. From soccer games to camping trips, it’s a product outdoor enthusiasts can get behind.
#2 Most Popular Review
When Milwaukee announced its RedLithium USB Jobsite Earbuds, we were curious how they’d perform in sound quality and hearing protection. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones, and this one came in as the number 2 most popular review on our website this year.
#1 Most Popular Review
Shaking up things at Pipeline 2023, Milwaukee launched new Forge batteries for the M18 and MX Fuel lines, entering into pouch cell technology for the first time and pushing the capabilities of round cell tech. These high-performance batteries promise to take Milwaukee’s cordless products to new levels of productivity, and the review earned more views than any other one we wrote this year.
Price: $199 – $1149