Outdoor Product Guide was designed to provide our readers with information on a wide range of outdoor and travel related topics. Our informative reviews and guides help consolidate important product specific info into one place for easy viewing while giving our top recommendations as experienced outdoor enthusiasts and world travelers.
Helping Our Readers is Our Top Priority
We understand that there is a lot of information out on the web to wade through and our priority is to make your life easier by presenting that information in an easy to read manner with clear and concise thoughts. Our objective is to develop unbiased reviews and give our recommendations in a way that makes sense.
You’ll notice that we design our blog posts in a way that is tailored both for a quick glance and an in depth analysis. This is so that if you’re in a hurry, you don’t have to wade through a long article, and if you want to learn more about a certain product or issue, that information is provided in depth as well.
Our priority is you, the reader, and we take pride in developing our blog to make navigation and user experience as fluid as possible.
Building Trust is Important to Us
We pride ourselves on giving unbiased and trustworthy opinions on product recommendations and travel tips. We understand that someone’s opinion is only as good as the integrity and trustworthiness of the person that’s delivering the information.
Anyone can write reviews, but to really provide something useful, it involves knowing the subject matter at hand and spending countless hours researching and talking to experts. Some reviews we will spend over 60 hours researching before we even begin to develop a list of the best products for a certain category or topics for an informative guide.
Unfortunately, we cannot product test every item we write about, but this does not stop us from gathering as much information about it from others that we can. Researching product reviews from thousands of people can sometimes identify problems that would have never reared themselves after reviewing one item that happened to work fine.
We’ve found that a combination of our own real world experiences with the outdoors, plus thousands of reviews and expert opinions, make one powerful tool for our product reviews. We want you to return to us when looking for your outdoor gear and travel tips, so expect us to give honest opinions as if we were the ones searching for reviews ourselves.
How We Develop Our Product Reviews
Our product reviews usually center around items we are familiar with and have used extensively in the past. We also compile research on new products and unfamiliar items in order to make a list of the top products for a specific category.
Many times we will reach out to experts in their respective fields for their opinions on products for our reviews. Once we’ve compiled this information, we conduct an unbiased evaluation of the top 5 or top 10 items for a particular field.
These items are often further dissected into the best product for a certain use or at a specific budget. Reviews will list the Pros and Cons of each item and explain the reasons why it did or did not make the top spot.
How We Make Money
Outdoor Product Guide is a participant in merchant programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by adding links to items.
Many of our product reviews have links in them and will take you to the product that is listed when clicked on. We incorporate these links to help fund the site and make it easy for you to find the items for purchase if you so choose.
We would certainly like for you to purchase an item through our links, but we use certain links more frequently since shipping can be cheaper. Some of the products we review can also be found on other merchant websites. We encourage you to shop around to find the best deal since prices can change frequently.
Write For Us!
We are always looking for new outdoor products and travel destinations to review. If you’re a manufacturer and want to have your product reviewed, please contact us and let us know. If you would like to contribute with your own travel tips for a specific location or you’re an expert in your field and have an informative guide that our readers could benefit from, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you would like to write for us or just have a news tip please send us a message and let us know!
Who Are We?
Here at Outdoor Product Guide, our team is made up of unique individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds. The one thing we share, however, is a love and passion for the outdoors. Our team is focused on channeling this passion into the product reviews and informative guides you see on the site everyday. Below is a short list of the team of people that collaborate everyday to make this site what it is.
John Michael – Editor
John is one of the lead editors and content creators at Outdoor Product Guide. John‘s passion for the outdoors started at a very early age and has now amassed over 25 years of outdoors experience.
Growing up in Montana, John developed a love and appreciation for wildlife and the environment around him. He holds a Masters of Engineering degree and when he’s not building things, he’s in the woods becoming more proficient with the outdoors.
Rick Karsen – Content Manager/Editor
With over 30 years of travel and outdoors experience, Rick brings invaluable expert knowledge to product reviews and informative guides. His expertise comes in handy when choosing which outdoor products are truly the best and not just gimmicks.