What’s Your Pastel Personality?

One of the biggest trends lighting up the spring runways and being spotted on the streets this season is pastels. The candy-colored hues are bright, cheerful and the perfect pop of color we all need after a brutal winter. How do you choose the right pastel shade for you? While it’s hard to go wrong with pastels, some shades are more flattering for certain skin and hair colors. Donning your perfect pastel is also a great way to express your personality. Here’s the lowdown on the top pastels this season:

Yellow

Unlike its more garish cousins, the pastel version of yellow actually reads quite subdued and sophisticated. This yellow is cool and pale without the bright brassiness of sunflower shades. This hue is versatile and looks effortlessly chic. Treat it like a neutral and pair it with black, white or other pastels.

Redheads and those with yellow skin tones and blue eyes (think Cameron Diaz) will shine in this hue. Beware those with pale, cooler toned complexions and black hair as pale yellow will not be as flattering on ice princess types.

Green

Nothing says ‘spring’ like green, and cool mints are all the rage right now. Pastel greens channel a fresh, hip, smart vibe for a look that is both understated and eye-catching. This color is perfect for a quirky, cerebral type. It pairs well with white and it’s color wheel opposite, pink. The freshest way to wear it is a green denim pant.

Those with olive tones in their skin may want to avoid pastel green around the face. This color pops with blue eyes, cooler tones, and black hair (think Zooey Deschanel).

Pink
Soft, innocent, and unabashedly feminine, pastel pink is the ultimate expression of girlish charm. (That’s not to say that a guy can’t make it work too! There is something very manly about a dude who is confident enough to wear pink.) The girl who wears pink projects sweetness and charisma. Wear it with camel for a more sophisticated Grace Kelly look.

Redheads may want to steer clear of this hue as it can clash with their tresses. Salmon tones shine on darker complexions, while baby pink and blush looks stunningly appropriate on blondes.

Blue
Robin’s egg blue is another spring classic. Light blue evokes tranquility, serenity and an ethereal quality. It’s very on-trend paired with green this season.

The right shade is almost universally flattering, but blue helps blue eyes pop and also strikes a stunning contrast on dark complexions.

Now that you know your pastel personality, pick up your favorite shades from OGIO.com!

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The 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in the U.S.

A motorcycle isn’t made for a routine trip to the grocery store. Your bike is most at home on the open road, with overnight gear loaded into a moto gear bag, your favorite tunes on the radio, and a stretch of open road in front of you. As the weather starts to get warmer and spring approaches, it time to start thinking about your next big motorcycle trip. The diverse natural beauty found in the United States means that riders have plenty of scenic roads to travel, and the following five rides are the cream of the road warrior’s crop.

1. Arizona’s Highway 93

Motorcycle ride Arizona

This is a hidden gem of a trip. Exit onto the 93 east of Kingman and head south on a lonely highway that ends in the Phoenix metro area. You’ll drive past scenic hills sprinkled with desert trees, which gradually turn into fields of saguaro cactuses. There are plenty of roadside spots to pull over and grab a snack out of your backpack or a drink from your hydration pack as you marvel at the scenery.

2. The Pacific Coast Highway of Northern California

Motorcycle ride Highway 1

This iconic road has been immortalized in music and film. US Highway 1 runs the length of the Pacific Ocean for 655 miles, but the northern sections have less traffic and better views overall. You’ll ride on cliffs, through small coastal towns and over majestic bridges. Make sure to pack your camera, because you will definitely want to take some pictures.

3. “The Lasso” from Wyoming to Sturgis, South Dakota

Motorcycle ride Sturgis

The Sturgis Rally is the most famous motorcycle gathering in the U.S., and there are myriad roads an experienced rider can take to get there. The Lasso is mountainous, scenic and challenging, making it the perfect choice. This route 24 drive will take you right past Devil’s Tower National Monument, a great monolith jetting seemingly out of nowhere into the sky. This is a magnificent spot to pull out your camping equipment, throw on your warm moto jacket, and stay the night on sacred Lakota land.

4. The Low Road to Taos, New Mexico

Motorcycle ride New Mexico

While the “High Road” is more famous, the Low Road on State Road 68 from Santa Fe to Taos, New Mexico, has a charm all its own. This drive runs along the winding banks of the Rio Grande on the edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain. The authentic adobe houses along the route are particularly cool. The road also has plenty of picnic spots, art galleries, fruit and vegetable stands, and quaint eateries. You’ll want to bring your best moto equipment to store all the trinkets and treasures you find along the way.

5. Shenandoah Skyline Drive, Virginia

Motorcycle ride Skyline Drive

Nestled on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 105-mile mountaintop highway is absolutely breathtaking. While the views are amazing at any time of the year, this drive is most breathtaking in the fall when the leaves are changing color and the days are cooler. There are four entrances to Shenandoah National Park, and bikers will find many campsites and picnic grounds along the route. You’ll likely want to stay for more than one day, so don’t forget your sturdy luggage bag.

Make sure to check out OGIO’s extensive motorcycle line. Our high quality products are the perfect companion to any motorcycle rides.  You feel great hitting the road and starting your next motorcycle adventure with our equipment along for the ride.

 

OGIO Bag Symbols Decoded, Pt. 1

Apparently there has been some confusion and speculation regarding the OGIO bag symbols which appear on the OGIO bag pockets. Admittedly, some of them are a little cryptic. We’ll be revealing the meanings of all OGIO bag symbols in a four part series. But feel free to share your own creative interpretations, as helloemarie did:

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Close, but no cigar, hellomarie! This symbol actually means ‘No Boys’, as in ‘this is a compartment for lady stuff’. *OGIO does not condone the use of our products for the carriage of humans.

More symbols, revealed:

 

How much stuff can the OGIO Renegade RSS 17 backpack hold?

Geekbeat.tv answers the question for you with a fantastic live re-packing and review video featuring the OGIO Renegade RSS 17 backpack. Philip Nelson from PhilipNelsonMusic.com gives us a peek into his life and his hectic road warrior lifestyle by demonstrating how much stuff the Renegade RSS 17 backback can hold. Get ready. It’s a long video.

Head over the OGIO Renegade RSS 17 backpack page to purchase now!

FEATURES

  • Armor protected dedicated laptop compartment with RSS fits most 15” laptops and select thin 17″ laptops
  • Integrated foam panels keep your electronics and other valuables protected
  • Padded iPad™/tablet/e-reader pocket
  • Crush proof Tech Vault pocket with soft tricot liner
  • HUB (Hybrid Unibody Backpanel) for ultimate comfort
  • Padded mouse/digital camera pocket
  • Increased shoulder strap foam padding creates Sweet Spot comfort zone
  • Fully adjustable ergonomic shoulder straps with sternum strap
  • Two zippered side utility pockets
  • Dual side water bottle/accessory holders
  • Quick access expandable phone pocket
  • Deluxe organization panel with zippered stash pocket
  • Soft touch padded neoprene grab handle

MATERIALS

  • 600D Polyester Pindot

SPECS

  • Dimensions: 19.5″ H x 14″ W x 10″ D
  • Weight: 3.5 Lbs.
  • Capacity: 1800 Cubic Inches
  • Laptop Pocket: 15.5″H x 10.5″W x 1″D

OGIO Introduces Exclusive Line of Red Bull Signature Series Bags

OGIO and Red Bull have teamed up to create an exclusive line of premium bags designed especially for The Red Bull Signature Series, an action sports event that airs all year long on NBC.  The bags are designed with the needs of high-performance athletes in mind, and they will be made available on OGIO.com, RedBullShop.us, and some specialty retailers beginning October 1st.

The Red Bull Signature Series broadcasts the most exciting snowboard, surf, wakeboard, skate, mountain bike, BMX and FMX events. OGIO selected a special team of designers to create a line of products that would live up to the fast-paced, high-performance reputation that Red Bull Signature Series has maintained. The result is a high-quality, innovative line of 10 bags, each including unique features that fit the Red Bull Signature Series lifestyle.

 

RBS 9800 – A custom-colored sled system deck with a wide mouth LID opening and large main compartment. Features heavy duty oversized wheels, a compression strap system and a telescoping pull handle. Also crafted with an iFOM (integrated foam construction). MSRP $279.99

RBS Gear Bag – Specifically designed to have a dedicated boot pocket with a changing mat and multiple carry handles. Also features a suspended padded valuables pocket and multiple stretch-mesh pockets. The hardware is all custom made to Red Bull Signature Series specs. MSRP $179.99

RBS Hydration Pack – A unique design, this pack has a full-access front stash pocket to fit tubes, bike pumps, etc. It also has a top access hydration port and is made with light-weight shoulder straps and a waist belt and sternum strap. MSRP $64.99

RBS Tech Pack – This pack comes equipped with dedicated Red Bull can holsters. It also has a padded laptop pocket and internal tablet sleeve. The quick access drop fleece pocket, and front slip/flap pockets offer multiple storage options. MSRP $89.99

RBS Day Pack – One of the most versatile packs in the collection, this pack will go anywhere with its padded internal laptop sleeve, tablet sleeve, and external Red Bull can holders. The organizer panel and hidden side stash pockets make it great for everyday use including work or school. MSRP $49.99

RBS Roll-top Pack – The unique roll-top pack has a roll-over lid closure and wide top-loading for easy access and protection from the elements. The front zippered stash pocket allows for quick storage when on-the-go. MSRP $39.99

RBS Carry-on – A uniquely styled retro carryon with a large main compartment and multiple grab handles. Features a front slip pocket and top easy access pocket. Custom detailed hardware is utilized with the exterior finishes. MSRP $149.99

RBS No Drag – Designed for wind resistance while riding your street bike, it features a streamlined molded exterior shell and bolstered back foam profile. It also comes equipped with a dedicated laptop and shoe storage compartment and is hydration ready. MSRP $149.99

RBS Travel Duffel – The perfect grab and go weekend duffel was designed to offer convenient storage during travel; comes equipped with a large main compartment, 3 external side stash pockets and 1 medium sized side pocket. Also features haul handles and an adjustable diagonal shoulder strap. MSRP $79.99

RBS Skate Pack – Designed for Red Bull Signature Series’ top skate athletes. Intelligently crafted with heavy webbing compression straps and skate straps/waist belt/sternum strap. Features the eye-catching Red Bull Can Holsters. MSRP $69.99

“We’re not just an adrenaline bag designer, we are a creative and unique entity dedicated to offering the entire world a bag option that will suit their hobbies or daily activities,” said Tony Palma, CEO of OGIO. “Having Red Bull recognize that direction in our company and reach out for a joint venture is a huge step in the industry. We’re looking forward to introducing these models that will change the game for anyone looking for the most dependable bag option.”

“Sharing an ongoing commitment to elevating progression and innovation in action sports makes OGIO an ideal strategic partner for the Red Bull Signature Series,” said Sean Eggert, Head of Sports, Red Bull North America. “The collection is super functional and will give high performing athletes and sports-minded enthusiasts a trusted product line in the playgrounds they play in.”

The full line will be available October 1st, with a few products available now! Head over to the Red Bull tab on the OGIO website and take a look before they’re gone!

PHOT-OGIO: A Photoshopped Collection of OGIO Apparel

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It’s not every day that we get to play dress-up with our OGIO online store items, which is why we went a little bit overboard to put together this Photoshopped OGIO model. We assure you that this photo is 100% Photoshopped. Enjoy!

VORTEX FULL ZIP GOLF JACKET

Vortex Ogio golf jacketThe Vortex Full Zip Golf Jacket is of 100% smooth face poly mid-weight construction. It’s mechanical stretch allows for a full range of motion. Wind-resistant material provides thermal protection from chilling temperatures. Front pockets provide for both warm and protection of valuables. It’s fashion forward style allows for “on-course-off-off-course” wear.

 

 

GROOVE GOLF PANT

ogio groove golf pantsThis 94/6 poly spandex Groove Golf Pant comes in white and black and is fashion forward. It’s lightweight stretch and woven fabric is generous for a full wide range of motion. The Groove Golf Pant has easy care fabric and custom pocket lining.

 

 

450 TOOL PACK WAIST BELT

Ogio tool pack beltThe 450 Tool Pack Waist Belt is a deluxe front flip down tool organizer pouch. The Right side necessity pocket has a water resistant zipper along with an expandable beverage stow-away holster with cinch strap. Weighing just 1.4 Lbs. and a capacity of 450 Cubic inches, the 450 Tool Pack Waist Belt is designed of 840 dobby nylon, 420D dobby nylon and nonslip PVC.

 

 

AQUATECH GOLF STAND BAG

aquatech golf stand bagWeighing just 4.2 Lbs. with a custom fit waterproof rain hood, the Aquatech Golf Stand Bag is lined with a lightweight waterproof fabric. For your valubales, the Aquatech Golf Stand Bag has a fleece lined valuables pocket with a cell phone sleeve.

 

 

NEWT II MONO STRAP BACKPACK

Newt II monostrap backpackThe 2Lbs., 900 cubic inch capacity Newt II Mono Strap Backpack comes with 1680 D Ballistic Nylon, 300D Oxford Ply, 210D poly cotton. This lightweight backpack has a dual density soft neck mono strap evenly and comfortably distributes weight on your back. Have a tablet or iPhone that you would like to take with you? No problem, the backpack comes with a padded tablet pocket and a fleece lined iPhone/audio side hip pocket with headphone slit.

Your Life in a Backpack: Renegade RSS 17 Laptop Backpack Can Hold It All

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As digital and mobile technologies advance, so does our desire to carry our devices everywhere we go. If only they weren’t so fragile and expensive, we might feel a little bit better about making them our travel buddies. With the Renegade RSS 17, you might find yourself packing all of your digital assistants on your next trip.

Back in February, a lightning review was published on Gizmodo stating that the Renegade RSS 17 was both “a lot of comfortable”, and “well-protected real estate” for only $150. If you are looking for a backpack to just throw your gym shoes and towel into, this may not be for you, but there are plenty of other backpacks that fit the need. The Renegade RSS 17 is your heavy hitter of sorts and is a perfect safe haven for your laptop and mobile devices. Let’s take a look at the backpack in closer detail.

SPECS

  • Dimensions: 19.5″ H x 14″ W x 10″ D
  • Weight: 3.5 Lbs.
  • Capacity: 1800 Cubic Inches
  • Laptop Pocket: 15.5″H x 10.5″W x 1″D

FEATURES

  • Armor protected dedicated laptop compartment with RSS fits most 15” laptops and select thin 17″ laptops
  • Integrated foam panels keep your electronics and other valuables protectedrenegade rss 17 backpack
  • Padded iPad™/tablet/e-reader pocket
  • Crush proof Tech Vault pocket with soft tricot liner
  • HUB (Hybrid Unibody Backpanel) for ultimate comfort
  • Padded mouse/digital camera pocket
  • Increased shoulder strap foam padding creates Sweet Spot comfort zone
  • Fully adjustable ergonomic shoulder straps with sternum strap
  • Two zippered side utility pockets
  • Dual side water bottle/accessory holders
  • Quick access expandable phone pocket
  • Deluxe organization panel with zippered stash pocket
  • Soft touch padded neoprene grab handle

 

The Renegade RSS 17 Backpack has a lot of padding and protection for your mobile adventures. One of the greatest things about the backpack is that it can fit virtually every gadget that you might want to travel with. Recently a customer posted a nice Youtube video of a packed Renegade RSS 17 backpack being unloaded.

Source: Gottabemobile

With a capacity of 1800 cubic inches you might find yourself needing more gadgets to store in this backpack. If you travel with your electronic devices including cameras, laptops, smartphones or other devices, then the Renegade RSS 17 backpack is for you.