In recent years, online shopping has improved dramatically
First things first. Make a list of exactly what you need to purchase. Maybe you need a new saddle and some climbing rope. Or perhaps you need a pulley. Whatever the need, make a detailed list. Perhaps even include the brand names you're looking for. After all, once you find a brand name you can trust, it really is a good idea to stick with them.
With list close by, pull up your favorite search engine. Google is probably your best bet. Type in 'tree gear' or 'tree climbing gear' and let the search begin. What you're going to find is you'll get search results pages full of companies who would love to win your business. This is the hardest part-determining who really is deserving of your time and hard earned money.
Choosing the right tree gear supplier
If you don't have a method to sorting through the tree gear supplier, you're going to find yourself getting frustrated. With that in mind, it's a good idea to know what you're looking for in a company. Sure you have already made your list of desired products, but there are easier indicators of what sort of company you're dealing with that will help you weed them out quicker. Here are a few criteria to look for:
How do you tell if they are a dedicated arborist? Well sniff around a little bit. Go to the 'about us' or similar section on their site. Read a little bit about their background. If they're a lifelong arborist, it will shine through in the content.
Well, the company you choose will understand the importance of safety. And this will come through all over their site. That means you'll see links such as 'product safety' and 'safety equipment.' You'll also see messages informing the public of any product recalls. Why? Because the right company knows that safety really should come first in tree climbing.
Once you find a company that meets the above criteria, then you can start looking for the product you listed earlier. Finding it should be easy enough-after all, you've chosen well. So make sure you spend some time doing your homework as you shop online for tree gear.