I also thought the 29er tyre test was a bit lacking.....
They tested two Panaracer tyres - one was a semi slick and one was for hardpack. How useful is that for a UK magazine in October?
I've been running 29er Panaracer Rampage 2.35 front and rear for 18 months. Would have been nice to learn how they compared to the opposition.
They are a bit draggy but as a true all round non-race tyre they have been great - grippy, robust, big volume, don't clog, not superlight but also not overly heavy. I began using them with the Schwalbe ultralight tubes on Crests (thinking I'd swap to tubeless once tubes trashed) but never bothered converting - just 2 punctures (pinches) in all this time