I'll start off with something simple BUT important. (Just to show that NOTHING is off limits to this topic!)
So when I first got certified eons ago... there were only 3 colors for gear choices....
Actually they had:
- Black (go figure right!)
Even yellow/green was not readily avail yet so most of the guys chose blue and most of the girls chose pink. So guess which color I chose? YEP...the proverbial stereotypical 'pink'.
BUT IT GETS WORSE....
Not only did I choose this color but I made purchasing decisions SOLELY on this color!
So if it was not 'pink' I did not buy it...even if I needed it.
BUT WAIT....IT GETS EVEN WORSE THAN THAT.....
Not only did I choose gear based upon its color but I chose functionality and safety based upon it's color.
So I would choose a lesser quality item and even knew it was lesser quality ...but chose it anyway because it was PINK vs the true reason for the item. Since so few women were in the sport back then...suppliers threw some pink on their worst selling lines and offered them up to women and we bought them because they were pink! (Ok so maybe they did not add color to their worst lines/brands but it sure seemed the pink items were inferior to the black items that could be had from the same company.)
In any event... I now know that FORM (or COLOR) FOLLOWS FUNCTION!! Buy something because its the best...it does the job...its safe... ifs the best deal/value...but DO NOT BUY IT STRICTLY BECAUSE OF THE COLOR!!