Welcome to OutdoorCrunch! My name is Canberk and I'm the creator of this website.
My passion for the outdoors and my engineering expertise come together on this site, where I share informative and commercial articles about outdoor gear, with a focus on insulated and shell jackets.
I'm a former engineer with an academic background in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; both of which later focused on the engineering of heated jackets using conductive yarns.
As part of my thesis work, I partnered with a textile engineering PhD to develop a heated insulated jacket using conductive yarns. This was a cutting-edge technology at the time, and we put a lot of effort into testing different types of conductive yarns to find the best one for our purposes. I used a thermal camera to conduct these tests and was able to determine which yarn was the most effective.
In addition to testing the materials, I also analyzed the feasibility of the project as a business for my Industrial Engineering thesis. My background in both Mechanical and Industrial Engineering allowed me to approach the project from both a technical and business perspective, and I was able to contribute valuable insights to the development of the jacket.
Today, heated insulated jackets are still a niche product, but my work on this project sparked my interest in outdoor gear and played a role in my decision to create OutdoorCrunch.
I have always been passionate about the outdoors and love spending time in nature, whether it's hiking, camping, or just enjoying the fresh air. After working as a Design Engineer for General Electric Aviation for a few years, I decided to pursue my love of the outdoors full-time and created OutdoorCrunch. Here, I share my knowledge and experience with others who share my passion for the great outdoors.
One of the things that sets OutdoorCrunch apart is my background in engineering. I have a unique perspective on outdoor gear, and I use my expertise to thoroughly test and review the products I feature on the site. I have a particular interest in insulated and shell jackets, and I have a wealth of knowledge on the latest technology and materials used in these products.
My experience working on a startup that focused on developing cutting-edge insulated jackets gives me a unique insight into what makes a great jacket, and I use that knowledge to help my readers make informed purchasing decisions.
Thank you for visiting OutdoorCrunch. I hope you enjoy the content on the site and find it helpful as you plan your next outdoor adventure.