Product Research Gear Conducts Exhaustive Independent Evaluation
Have you ever wondered if the product you are buying really does what it claims? This can mean a difference of life or death in the fire service. Jason A. Ramos, the owner of Product Research Gear, understands this. He has spent more than three decades in the fire service, including serving as an elite smokejumper.
Jason started Product Research Gear (PRg) to independently test and evaluate gear, including items designed specifically for the fire service. From consultation and evaluation to product design with leading companies, Jason has been working with gear for over three decades. His company calls on the experiences and insights of true professionals in some of the most rigorous fields and tough, real-world conditions. PRg accepts NO MONEY for any evaluations, and the PRg cadre is not compensated for their time and efforts in evaluating products and gear.
PRg conducts a three-phased analysis that takes a minimum of a full year. This exhaustive evaluation starts with analyzing the prospective company. Where is the product manufactured? What is the company’s mission and core principals? How is their customer service? What is the product’s reputation? If the gear/product passes this phase, it is brought in for the second phase, a physical review for beta testing with the PRg cadre. The third and final phase puts the gear into live evaluation. If it passes, it is included in Product Research Gear’s “Circle of Trust.”
PRg has been evaluating various wipes for 10 years, desperately looking for one that would stand up to their rigorous assessment. Responder Wipes were the first wipes to meet their standards. After a thorough review and field testing of Responder Wipes, the wipes have been included in the “Circle of Trust.”
“We are pleased that Product Research Gear evaluated our wipes,” says Tonya Herbert, president of Responder Wipes. “The process that PRg puts gear and products through ensures it will meet the demands of the fire service. We were confident our product would pass muster and are excited to be included in the ‘Circle of Trust.’”
I’m happy we have finally found a product we can recommend and even use on a daily basis if needed.-Jason A. Ramos, Product Research Gear
Mr. Ramos states, “My first experience with this type of product dates back to the early 2000’s with a ‘shower in a bag’. Since then, I have seen and evaluated various types of products in this arena. Some were ok, and some unsatisfactory. The main issue I was finding is that I couldn’t find a company that really did their homework for a top-tier solution. Factors include ingredients, durability, scent – but most of all, it has to work. Wildland firefighters can go many days without a shower. Subsequently, when you do use a wipe-type product you want it to work, not leave you sticky or smelling so bad you can’t even handle it. We have evaluated Responder Wipes for over a year in all types of uses and across the U.S. I’m happy we have finally found a product we can recommend and even use on a daily basis if needed.”
About Product Research Gear
PRg is dedicated to consultation, evaluation, and assistance in product design for leading companies across the globe. Founder Jason A. Ramos has been working with gear for his entire career, with over three decades of professional experience. PRg calls on the experiences and insights of true professionals in some of the most rigorous fields and tough, real-world conditions. Companies have us evaluate and consult on products ranging from prototypes and cutting-edge models to tried and true classics. We give insight, advice, reviews and solutions for the professional arena.
PRg’s founder and owner, Jason A. Ramos, has been in professional outdoor public service for over three decades. He, along with his PRg cadre, are among the best outdoor professionals in the world and personally evaluates all the gear that PRg recommends. In 2021, PRg is currently evaluating and designing gear for some of the finest companies on the planet. For details please visit www.productresearchgear.com