Buying Guides

Use the GearBuyer.com Buying Guides to help you make more informed decisions about your next product purchase. Get information on all types of outdoor, fitness, and sporting goods products with these handy buying guides. Learn what you need to know, and find the perfect product today at GearBuyer.com!

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The Best Camp Chair ReviewsThe Best Camp Chair Reviews
I evaluated the most popular camp chairs for comfort, portability, durability, and features. Based on those evaluations I selected 6 camp chairs to conduct in depth reviews on. Over the years I have purchased numerous camp chairs, and I admit that most of them were the sub 20$ "cheap" models. Those typically only last season before the fabric has ripped or the frame has bent. For this review, I elected to review more expensive models that will last more than a single season of use.

Performance Cotton ReviewsPerformance Cotton Reviews
For this series of tests I evaluated the current offering of Performance Cotton products for absorption rate and dry time. I am using Patagonia 100% Organic Cotton, and a generic 50/50 Cotton(50% cotton, 50% Polyester) as control material to test against. None of the "Performance Cotton" products performed nearly as well as synthetic base layers for absorption rate, wicking, or dry times. Merino/Synthetic hybrids also performed much better than any 100% cotton product, or any cotton/synthetic hybrid.

The Best Duffel BagsThe Best Duffel Bags
I evaluated the current offering of duffel bags for features, durability, weight and usability. Based on those evaluations I selected 5 duffel bags to present to you. Over the years my collection of duffel bags get more use than any other gear in my possession. My duffel bags are used when hauling gear to ski races, keeping things organized during multi-day river raft trips, and pulling duty as carry on travel luggage.

Jacket Buying GuideJacket Buying Guide
Jackets have seen rapid development over the last 20 years. Advances in fabric technology and jacket construction have dramatically improved performance and durability. This Jackets Buyers Guide covers winter jackets, fleece jackets, down jackets, womens jackets, mens jackets, kids jackets and more.

Sleeping Bag Buying GuideSleeping Bag Buying Guide
Choosing the right sleeping bag depends on your sleeping habits, the temperature and climate where you intend to camp, and whether you'll be carrying the bag in a backpack, boat or car. This sleeping bag buyers guide offers guidelines to help you select the sleeping bag to meet your needs.

Tent Buying GuideTent Buying Guide
Tents have become increasingly specialized with designs for Family Tents, Camping Tents, Backpacking Tents and specialized structures like a Dome Tent. The type of tent you buy should buy ultimately depend on capacity, protection level, design, features, weight, materials, and quality. Understanding how tents differ from one another is essential to be able to make a good buying decision. This tent buyers guide covers the different factors to consider when buying a Tent.

Tent Buying GuideBackpack Buying Guide
Backpack Sizing Buying Guide
Backpack Features Buying Guide
Backpack Types Buying Guide

Nikon 1 V1 vs. V2 Nikon 1 V1 vs. V2
This Buying Guide compares the Nikon 1 V2 specifications with the previous V1 model.


Laptop Buying Guide Laptop Buying Guide
In this laptop buying guide we will help inform you of the major choices and different categories of laptops currently on the market.


Waterproof Down - the next big thing? Waterproof Down - the next big thing?
Several companies have introduce hydrophobic down (waterproof down) solutions in attempt to solve down insulation's greatest weakness... it inability to maintain loft in the presence of moisture.


Down Jacket Buying Guide Down Jacket Buying Guide
The Down Jacket Buying Guide from GearBuyer.com provides an overview of variables to consider when purchasing a down jacket


iPad Buying Guide iPad Buying Guide
GearBuyer provides recommendations regarding current product cycles, and a summary of currently available news for the Apple iPad.


MacBook Air Buying Guide MacBook Air Buying Guide
GearBuyer provides recommendations regarding current product cycles, and a summary of currently available news for the Apple MacBook Air.


Retina MacBook Pro Buying Guide Retina MacBook Pro Buying Guide
GearBuyer provides recommendations regarding current product cycles, and a summary of currently available news for the Apple Retina MacBook Pro.