Frequently Asked Questions
Profile & Hub Points
SpringLocker was created to provide the outdoor community with meaningful recommendations that are relevant to people’s specific interests, experience level, age, etc. This is why when you create an account we ask for your name, age, and location; and when you add an interest, we ask for your experience level. We only show age ranges so your birth year is safe with us. Our goal is to help people get the best gear recommendations and advice, and that comes from real people.
Hub Points are our way of acknowledging our members’ contributions to the community. The more you do on SpringLocker, the more Hub Points you’ll earn. For the full breakdown of how to earn them see our Hub Points Overview.
No, you can’t redeem them for anything, but whenever we have contests, we use Hub Points to determine the number of entries everyone has. So the more you do on the site, the more entries you’ll get in our contests.
On a more competitive note, earning Hub Points moves you through the SpringLocker ranks and who doesn’t want to be a Guru?
You can search for a person, activity, specific item, type of item, discussion topic, or location. Basically anything. Just use the search bar. You can then narrow your search by price /location or filter the results by experience level or age.
We are not trying to compete with the thousands of great retailers that are already out there. Our goal is to help you find the best gear by showing you what other people recommend. When you find the item you want, we will show you where to get it. This keeps us focused on helping you instead of worrying about selling goods and lets you know exactly where you can get what you want.
On every item page, there’s an option to “RECOMMEND” it. If you use a piece of gear and think it’s great, recommend it. You can select which of your interests the item is relevant for and help other people find the best gear out there. Everyone starts with an “Other” section, but you can easily add more interests.
You can also create a gear guide with the gear you recommend for an activity. We then take all your recommendations and use them to compile your specific SpringLocker.
If you don’t see the item on SpringLocker that you want to recommend, you can easily submit a new item to SpringLocker by clicking the “+ Item” button on the search results pages and pasting in the URL. When you click the “Load Item” button, we will attempt to grab as much from the site as possible to fill in the key fields for the picture, brand, price, and description; or just click the “Quick Add” link and we will take care of all of it for you. Once a SpringLocker admin approves the item, you’ll be notified.
The outdoor market revolves around word of mouth recommendations. When you recommend an item, it is your word of mouth recommendation to the world. Similarly, when professionals recommend an item in their SpringLocker, these recommendations are the Pros number. Collectively, these numbers tell you what items other people believe in so that instead of getting a recommendation from one person, you’re getting a recommendation from thousands.