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By seandoe
Aug 13, 2014
Hey all,
So here it is: gearchive.com
I've been working on this website for over a couple years now... yea pathetic. The idea is to gather specs on outdoor gear and organize them in an interactive table format (sorting, filtering, etc.). It's been a long, tumultuous road and I'm nowhere near done. I just figured it's at a point now where it could be of some use to some of you. I have many more categories Iíd like to add and complete, though, this shit takes FOREVER. Iíve started with the categories I know best (Ski/Camp/Climb) and hope to expand with the help of some experts from the various categories. Obviously, if the site ever built an audience the accuracy and completeness would be much better. Iím trying to get brands to help me out with filling in holes.

$$Disclosure: I can potentially earn income if users link through to merchants (REI, Backcountry, etc) via the comparison shopping links or deals blog posts and make a purchase.

Sorry for the shameless plug. Iíve just put too many hours into this thing to not put it out there a little.

tl;dr: checkout this website for comparing gear specs and shopping for the best prices

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By David Barbour
From Longmont, CO
Aug 14, 2014
ha...i was working on a similar project for a while, but quit because the data gathering was too much of a pain. nice work.

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By seandoe
Aug 15, 2014
Yea David, the spec gathering has been the toughest part: fragmented, incomplete, monotonous. I think that's why it might be worth it. Thanks for checking it out.

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By caughtinside
From Oakland CA
Aug 15, 2014
I think there is a similar website out there:

eighmyrack.com

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By seandoe
Aug 15, 2014
Yea, I saw their website a few months ago. Pretty nice! I like some of their design and look. gearchive.com is pretty dull, I know. I've been really focusing on functionality (primarily with the table) and that has brought a host of challenges in itself (performance-speed, pagination, horizontal scrolling, etc). When I have the content and functionality where I want it I'll go back and improve the design. Thanks for posting

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