How We Test Our Products

Take a moment to browse through our catalog, and you’ll see that we’ve reviewed a lot of products over the years. From BBQ grills, smokers, woodworking tools, gardening equipment to photography gear, DIY tools, and lawnmowers, we’ve tested hundreds of outdoor tools and items.

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably wondering how exactly we go about testing all of these products. The process is actually quite simple, but we’ve made sure that it is as rigorous and unbiased as possible.

When we review a product, we evaluate it in ways that are unbiased and informative. We take pride in providing our readers with reliable information about the products that are best suited to their needs.

Our team pours through the web to search for the leading brands to share with you, and we start by looking at some of the most commonly recommended products in the DIY, outdoor, and gardening markets. We then review item specifications and user feedback.

The Testing Process

After we have found the products we are looking for, we put them through a meticulous assessment process to ensure that they live up to the expectations the brand has set up for them. We review products rigorously to weed out any of the products that don’t live up to their expectations in the real world.

The Sympathink team stays up to date with all of the current market products through extensive research, which we use in tandem with their own experiences to make sure that we are making accurate and fair recommendations. We are passionate about these products because we’re DIY, barbecuing, and gardening enthusiasts and want to provide unique perspectives which can help make your shopping experience better.

Depending on the product that we are reviewing, we’ll research its effects on different materials and see if there are any ways in which it fails. For instance, with lawnmowers, we find out if they are actually able to cut grass at the various heights the brand specifies, or in the case of gas-powered mowers, whether they’re really as fuel-efficient as the manufacturer would have you believe.

If the product doesn’t fail, then we know that we’re working with a truly great one. We review products to assess their durability, power, ease of use, performance, overall quality, and more so that you can have a comprehensive understanding of what you’re buying before you’ve even bought it.

The Products We Review

In addition to finding some of the most popular products on the market, we aim to ensure that the items we review are of quality construction and that they are reasonably priced. We do the pricing research so that you don’t have to because we know how frustrating it can be to spend hours online browsing through products that are way out of your budget.

We want you to feel confident knowing that the products we recommend on our website have been carefully curated to exclude overpriced, flashy gimmicks and showcase only the best of the best. We’re not here to waste your time – we want to save you time.

The products that we put to the test can be anything, including lawnmowers, barbeques, gardening equipment, woodworking tools, garden hoses, tillers, sanders, drills, and much, much more. If you are passionate about the outdoors and your garden, then you’ve come to the right place.

Staying Unbiased

In the event that we do receive a product courtesy of a brand or manufacturer, we do our best to stay as neutral about that brand as possible until we have been able to assess the product on its own merits. Of course, we have naturally developed a preference and love for certain products, and have also learned which products we need to be cautious of right off the bat.

After all, the quality of the brand does tend to be reflected in the products it creates. But if a smaller, less well-known brand does come into competition with what we have already established and what we know, we will always welcome them and review its products equally and fairly.

At the end of the day, we want to serve our readers, not the brands. And we want to do this in the fairest and most ethical way possible.

Why Do We Test Products?

There’s a pretty simple answer to this question, too. Basically, we evaluate our products because we know that if we do:

  • You’ll come to trust us
  • You will be happy with the results
  • We will showcase our integrity
  • We’ll be more fulfilled

What’s more, we want to help you save time and money in your busy life. Instead of browsing online and in physical stores for hours, you can visit our website and search for the products you’ve had your eye on for a while to get a feel for how they perform, what they cost, and whether they’re worth the asking price.

Additionally, if you’re looking to get into an outdoor hobby but don’t know where to start and what hardware to purchase, you can take a look at our reviews and buyer’s guides to get a better idea of what you’ll need. We’ve got plenty of tutorials and reviews for some of the most popular products on the market, and we’re sure that you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for in our catalog.

We’re here to make your life a little easier, and that’s the whole reason why we review and assess the market’s most popular products. This allows you to make an informed decision without the fear of purchasing a product that has been built up as something it is not and can’t offer. We do all of the hard work so that you don’t have to!

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