Hello! My name is Ryan and I am an undergraduate studying product design. For our semester long design project we were asked to choose a category of products and work with consumers of those products to address key issues and work to understand what could be improved. I chose to focus on outdoor gear and am really excited about the oppurtunity to learn what products can be improved, added to, or completely re-designed in this space. I am hoping to address serious consumers of outdoor products that are using their gear in extreme environments and conditions in order to get the most reliable information on the needs of these products. I am an outdoor enthusiast and have gotten into spearfishing and that is a huge area of interest for this project. I was wondering if you would be willing to share with me what gear you absolutely love, hate, or think could be improved on. If you have constant issues with certain gear or find using it to be frustrating and have ideas of what would need to be changed to make it more suited to its job, I’d love to know! I really want to design based on exactly what you need, so the more information you can share about how you use the product and the needs you have for it, the better. I would really appreciate it if you’d be willing to help me out with this project and I am eager to hear any insights you are willing to share! Thank you!