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UNPACKING OUR LATEST + GREATEST GEAR DROP

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It’s been a while since we’ve dropped new gear, but after much anticipation (and plenty of patience), the day has finally arrived! Our newest products are in-stock now and ready for you to feast your Ize upon. Keep reading to unpack this latest launch and pick out your new faves!

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NITE IZE STAFF’S FAVORITE GIFTS TO GIVE

Nite Ize 2021 Gift Guide

Believe it or not, the gift-giving season is in full swing. If you’re lacking some inspiration for gift shopping this year, let our staff help guide the way. We asked our team members to hit us with their go-to products to give as gifts, and compiled our insider recommendations for you here as our 2021 gift guide.

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SURPRIZE-ING TRAVEL HACKS FOR NON-FREQUENT FLYERS

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It’s no secret, I love to travel! Whether it’s for business, vacation, or to visit friends and family, I take advantage of every opportunity I can to get out of the house. For me, one of the most stressful ways to travel is by air. During my travels, I’ve learned some tips and tricks from fellow travelers that have made traversing through airports easier and less stressful. After many trips for both business and pleasure, I’ve put together a list of my favorite travel hacks for the navigating the airport, while on the airplane, and once I’ve reached my destination.

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PLANNING YOUR MOTORCYCLE ROAD TRIP

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My first long distance road trip was a complete failure.  I had been riding for years, so I felt assured I could manage a multi- day trip for a couple thousand miles.  It was early June in Colorado, and about 5 hours into the ride it started snowing, which turned into a white out.  It was wet, heavy and cold and I was not prepared.  It was in the high 70’s when I left home, so I was wearing a half helmet, fingerless gloves and a leather jacket.  After waiting out the storm on the side of the road and giving time for the snow to melt, I continued, freezing, until I made it to a gas station.  I consumed large amounts of hot coffee and chocolate attempting a warm up.  The only clothing options available to try to keep dry on the road were bright yellow dishwashing gloves and a shower cap.  I planned to be Wyatt from Easy Rider, but I looked like Scuba Steve and I felt miserable.  I was so embarrassed I couldn’t even look at the other riders when I finished that days ride.

I’ve learned a number of lessons on my rides throughout the years.  To save your ego and get you safely to your next destination, I’ve put together some helpful hints from my years on the road.

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TRICK OR TREAT SAFETY TIPS (AND TRICKS)

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Halloween is the perfect time to embrace all the feels of fall, bring out the decorations, connect with neighbors, and binge a little (or a lot) on sugar. This year, let Nite Ize help you keep the kids seen and safe as they haunt around the neighborhood. Here are a few of our pro tips for having the most spectacular, spookiest, and safest Halloween night of all.

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6 TIPS FOR A WICKED HALLOWEEN GET-TOGETHER

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There are two types of people in this world: ‘Happy Holidays’ people and ‘Happy Haunting’ people. I am one of those spooky folks. The most wonderful time of year in my book is right now, at the cusp of spooky season. If you’re anything like me, you’re looking forward to pumpkin picking, cider drinking, costume planning, and scary movies galore for the next month. And to top it all off? A killer Halloween get-together with friends and family on All Hallow’s Eve.

If you have skele-tons of ideas for your wicked gathering but aren’t sure where to start, keep reading…if you dare.

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: DON’T FUR-GET YOUR PET

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I live in an area that has the potential for fires and floods.  Last year the fires were so bad, we had our first experience with evacuations.  It was an incredibly intense experience and not the best time to be making decisions.  If you are under a mandatory evacuation order, there is no time to waste.

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PURE HUNTING’S WILLI SCHMIDT REVEALS HIS FAVORITE GEAR

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If you’re familiar with the world of hunting, you might recognize our friend (and Field Team member) Willi Schmidt from his show Pure Hunting on The Sportsman Channel. Willi has been bow hunting for nearly 30 years, and enjoys sharing his expertise with the world. When Willi isn’t hunting or filming his series, he loves to play golf, work out in his home gym, spend time with his family and dogs, and explore the great outdoors around where he resides in Bozeman, Montana. We asked Willi to share his go-to gear he uses for hunting, as well as his favorite products for other areas of his active lifestyle.

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5 GAMES TO PLAY WITH A FLYING DISC

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There is something magical about flying discs. The way they effortlessly float through the air and can almost seem to hover as you run them down to catch one make them so much fun to play with. For most, the fun often stops with this basic game. I’m here to tell you that there are many other games you could be playing with your flying disc besides catch or Ultimate. Below are my five favorite flying disc games that are just as easy, but way more fun.

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15 ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR EMERGENCY GO BAG

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National Preparedness Month is here again, and it is a great reminder that if you still haven’t built or updated your emergency kit, there’s no time like the present. A Go Bag (also referred to as a Bug-out Bag) is a pre-packed kit that will be your lifeline in case of an emergency evacuation situation. Some disaster scenarios don’t leave time for thorough planning in the moment. Fires, for example, move fast – so should you. In these instances, you aren’t going to be able to take your time to gather up everything you want to from home. A Go Bag is about making sure you have what you need and getting away quickly and safely. After working in the survival and medical industries over the last two decades and experiencing my own fire evacuation due to living in California, I have compiled a list of items that I have tested and strongly recommend.

Before you start compiling your kit, here are a few helpful considerations:

  • Build it out for the number of people in your household (including your pets). My bag (pictured above) is built for five: two adults, two small children, and one dog for 24 hours.
  • Consider the type of disaster you are most likely to encounter where you live. For us, it’s likely grass fires or floods, so we should be able to reach a friend’s home or red cross shelter in 24 hours or less on foot. If you live in earthquake or hurricane territories, you should pack enough supplies for 72 hours as those disasters can take out a much larger area of infrastructure at once.
  • Determine where you’re going to keep your kit and communicate exactly what it’s for to all members of your household (you can even label it as an extra reminder). I recommend putting it in a place that you would pass on your fastest way out of the house, like a coat closet or hook near the front door.

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