Sporting Accessories & Equipment 

Baseball Equipment

The following websites have been chosen because they cover valuable information for any parent whose children are involved in competitive baseball. These websites will inform you of the different outfitters for buying equipment in terms of cost, search time, quality, and usability. By using these sites you will be able to save money and valuable time that can be used to spend playing with your children.

Top Online Resources:

  1. Dick's Sporting Goods
  2. EBay
  3. Big Five Sporting Goods

Basketball Equipment

How much you want to pay is the main thing to consider when purchasing basketball equipment. There are not a lot of bargain deals where you can get a high quality product for a very low price. The main pieces of equipment you need to play basketball are a goal, consisting of a backboard, rim, and pole, as well as a basketball, and perhaps a good pair of basketball shoes to prevent injuries.

Searching for a basketball goal is a matter of what you need. A lot depends on where you will be playing basketball. If you are playing outside you will need something that is durable and not too expensive (since it will be subject to the elements). If the basketball court is indoors you will want something that looks nice, and it will probably get expensive. You must also consider if you want the goal to be adjustable. If you have small children who want to play, they will probably not be able to reach the 10 foot tall rim on a regulation goal. Adjustable hoops are also fun because you can lower them and have dunk contests with your friends. Basketball goals range from a couple hundred dollars, with steel or composite backboards and stationary rims, to well over $1000, with acrylic or glass backboards and breakaway rims.

Next you must choose what kind of ball you need. Again, the question arises concerning where the basketball is being played. There are outdoor balls made of tough, durable rubber, indoor balls made of leather, and indoor/outdoor balls made of composite leather. The prices on these only go up to about one hundred dollars for the best leather basketballs.

After you get a goal and a ball you are pretty much ready to play. You might need a pair of high-top basketball shoes so that you will not sprain your ankle. There is a wide variety of basketball shoes and what you want mostly depends on your opinion of how the shoe looks and also on your wallet.

After these important items there are tons of things that you might want to purchase from training programs to help you jump higher and run faster, systems that return the ball to you after each shot, and any amount of basketball clothing and accessories.

The bottom line for buying basketball equipment is what exactly you need it for. If you are a serious player aspiring for the NBA, then you would want the best, most expensive equipment. If your five-year-old son wants to start shooting around, then you might not need to buy a $1500 basketball goal just yet.

Top Online Resources:

  1. Dick's Sporting Goods
  2. Basketball
  3. Jump USA Basketball Training Equipment

Duffel Bags

The duffel bag is generally a cylindrically-shaped bag of thick material that is used most often as luggage or to carry sports equipment for those who enjoy the outdoors. It has also become a military staple, especially for sailors who call them sea bags. Predictably, many of the most popular brands of duffel bags are distributed by major sports manufacturers such as Nike or Adidas, however other bags produced more for leisure and travel are made by Ogio, Oakley, or L.L. Bean. Prices of course vary with the brand and the purpose of the bag.

Duffel bags are sold at a range of different prices, all contingent upon size, their intended use, and the quality and durability of the bag itself. A sturdier bag consists generally of polyester, vinyl, or even leather, while a cheaper bag might be made only of vinyl and plastic. If you were looking for a sports bag, it would be important to consider how often you would use it, and what extra features you may need. For travel or outdoor activity, you would want it to have multiple pockets with ample space, to be extremely durable, waterproof, or equipped with wheels and a pull handle. Generally they are priced from fifteen to almost two hundred dollars even depending on the brand and whatever extra characteristics it features.

Top Online Resources:

  2. eBags
  3. Dick's Sporting Goods - Travel/Luggage: Duffel Bags

Football Equipment

As one of America's most popular sports, football equipment is regularly purchased by people throughout the United States. However, just like all other consumer goods, all football gear is not made equal, and so it is necessary to evaluate objectively the various aspects of "quality" that an item possesses.

When looking to purchase football gear, consumer reviews are a necessary aid in determining product quality. These reviews include information about durability, comfort, performance, cost, and often other attributes. Such review should be provided by reliable sources that are widely recognized for providing reliable and objective consumer reviews.

Top Online Resources:

  1. Dick's Sporting Goods
  2. Sports Authority
  3. Review Centre