My project is over non-essential vs. essential equipment is all sports. In the last week, most of what I did was focused on research. I also added more to the website I created about my research.
I learned that, even though most players see it as an essential, that specific position gloves are non-essential equipment (in baseball). I also learned that in the past two years, there haven’t really been any big, new gear that has surfaced. There are obviously some new stuff that has come out, but nothing that sold over a hundered thousand products.
There isn’t much non essential equipment when it comes to most sports:
- Trach & Field
When it comes to things like hiking or kayaking, there becomes a lot more. When hiking, there are all the basic things like backpacks, water bottles, good shoes, or possibley a tent. There are also the non-essential things like sunglasses, overly priced shoes, fitted backpacks (in most cases), or water jugs that you carry on your back. There are many things that make hiking more enjoyable, but they aren’t essential. As for kayaking, there aren’t tons. But there are things like a kayak skirt. This would be essential if you were going through rapids, or any on any trip that mass amoutnts of water would get in your kayak. Most of the time though, this is not at all essential. Granted it does make it more comfrotable.
I’ve learned that there are many, many things most people would think non-essential, but the person using it would say it’s completely essential. For that reason, it is very hard to find examples of non-essential equipment. I also have to be carful what I say, because you could very easily affend someone writting about these types of thing. Ex, a person that buys these things, the person/s making these things, or a person who uses them regulary.
Anyway, I’m having fun researching these things. Tell me if you think of any non-essential equipment I haven’t listed. Thanks!