We’re excited to announce TopTenREVIEWS’ newest review site for water sports enthusiasts on the prowl for great equipment at even greater prices. Our Water Sports Store Review takes a look at the best online water sports equipment dealers, revealing the top ten stores to buy everything from water skis and wakeboards to buoys and pylons, all delivered straight to your door. Our thorough matrix compares it all - from the inventory each site carries to site features like discount codes and product reviews. Our matrix also compares shipping methods, payment options and community extras.
The top rated store among our top ten products is Overton’s, a mega water sports store owned by Gander Mountain. Overton’s has an amazing inventory with real customer reviews found on a number of their items, which is helpful when it comes to buying water sports equipment online. And their inventory has everything under the sun, from hard-to-find barefoot equipment to both wet and dry suits. Overton’s even has a print catalog, perfect for shopping ocean-side. And if customer service is a concern, they offer “5 Star Service” to ensure every customer has a satisfactory shopping experience and a low price guarantee is offered on all products.
Community features is another area in which Overton’s shines. Signing onto their email list is a fabulously easy way to be kept in the loop on exclusive internet only deals and promotional events. And their fun “Get Recognized” photos area is a place for customers to upload photos of Overton’s products in use. They also have both Facebook and Twitter accounts, each posting exciting info on everything from water sports competitions to gift ideas for upcoming holidays.
When it comes to the variety of equipment one can find at a water sports store, it can be overwhelming. The Inventory category of our matrix, an important feature for any water sports store review, includes a list of carefully chosen items, ranging from the more popular (water skis, junior skis, wakeboards and kneeboards) to the more obscure (wakekites, wakesurfers and wakeskates). We also included the necessary accessories, such as gloves, life vests, tow ropes and ski pylons.
Site Features is another category found on our matrix, and this section compares the extras a site can sometimes have, like whether they offer a print/online catalog or if advice and tips (for the equipment and the sports themselves) can be found on their site. Discount codes/coupons, sizing charts, product reviews and if they sometimes offer any specials are other features we looked for while compiling this section of the matrix.
In addition to checking out our matrix and reading the store-by-store reviews for our products, be sure to also read, Exciting New Water Sports Equipment, an exclusive article found in the TopTenREVIEWS’ Learning Center. This article gives a great overview of the latest water sports equipment to hit the scene in recent years.
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