@Happiegrrrl said in What happened to the Taco, anyway?:
I also wouldn't be surprised if the bottom line of the gear lab isn't as fat as one might imagine. But I haven't even looked at the site there since it's initial launch.
So do you have any basis for your statement at all?
Outdoorgearlab buys everything they review "at full retail price", plus they pay the people who test and write for them, and they ARE HIRING.
Job Opportunities at OutdoorGearLab
Last Update: Tuesday June 4, 2019
The compensation varies depending on each category's complexity and the number of products to be tested, but typically ranges from $1,700 to $2,500 for a full category review project.
Current openings outside of the Lake Tahoe region:
Barefoot Running Shoes (Men's)
Mountain Bike Pedal - Clipless (Women's)
July 20, 2011, Cheyenne, WY - The founders of the popular rock climbing website SuperTopo.com today announced they have formed a new web business, OutdoorGearLab LLC, and launched a novel free web service, www.OutdoorGearLab.com that is dedicated to offering the world's best quality reviews of outdoor gear. At launch, OutdoorGearLab features over 600 reviews in 58 categories of outdoor gear from Down Jackets to 4-Season Tents.
...OutdoorGearLab has also announced it will license review content to partner site, SuperTopo.com, who intends to augment OutdoorGearLab's editorial reviews with user-reviews and commentary from the SuperTopo rock climbing community. According to McNamara, SuperTopo.com has a large community of active rock climbers whose deep experience with rock climbing gear results in valuable insights. We think those user-reviews that complement and enhance the side-by-side comparison information from OutdoorGearLab......