New OGIO Headquarters: A Reflection of our Culture

Since OGIO’s inception 27 years ago, our talented, die-hard crew has been crafting collections expertly designed to motivate high performance athletes. We’ve come a long way since the launch of our classic line of Moto gear, to the many product lines we offer athletes of all kinds. The adrenaline-fueled attitude embraced by all of our team members has resulted in a culture of consistent hard work and dedication that not only sets us apart from the rest, but shines through in every single one of our products. To put it simply, adrenaline-inspired sports are in our DNA.

And in true spirit, we’re upping our game.

Our brand new, 25,000-square-foot headquarters opening in Draper, Utah, is a complete physical representation of those values we have worked so hard to cultivate. The space is nearly double the size of our previous headquarters and is intended to both accentuate our sports-inspired culture and stimulate the creativity needed to reach our peak performance. Our CEO, Tony Palma, recently spoke with Inc. Magazine about our vision behind the new office, and why the changes are crucial in allowing our employees to thrive in everything we do.

“The office was designed to encourage interactivity and not departmental segmentation,” says Palma. “We wanted an environment that allowed us to recruit talented people and continue to spark the passion of all our current team in the spirit of ‘winning the day’ every day.”


Inside the New OGIO Building workspace

Walk into our new space and you’ll find yourself in an open-air environment with high ceilings, lots of natural light, angular design features, and unique workstations made from recycled materials. “We wanted the new workspace to embody the elements of a studio,” Palma told Inc.

Fitness Focused

An open cafeteria inspires teamwork and togetherness

The new office boasts an on-site fitness center, bike racks, and showers to encourage our employees to embrace our culture of health and fitness. A full kitchen and seating area embrace our ideology of teamwork and togetherness – along with healthy eating.


Brightly lit hallways provide ample ambient light

As Palma told Inc., you’ll never see plastic water bottles, reams of paper, or wall-to-wall carpeting in the office. “Architectural designs fused with environmentally conscious materials and lighting are the showcase of our new office,” said Palma.

Art on the walls inspires creativity

The opening of our new headquarters coincides with an exciting time of growth and development for OGIO. We’re thrilled to have an inspiring space in which to continue our legacy of hard work and dedication and further develop our passion for inspiring athletes with our innovative gear. We can’t wait to see what comes next!


How to Stay Healthy Behind a Desk

OGIO believes in a balance of hard work and wild adventure, and our products reflect that. However, sometimes finding that balance can be difficult if you’re stuck behind a desk for most of the day. In recent years, studies have shown the severe health risks that stem from prolonged inactivity − sitting in particular. Don’t be discouraged though! Integrate the following habits into your regular schedule and combat any negative effects your job may have on your health.

Plan Ahead

Many employees fall victim to the convenience of fast food and delivery options during the work week. A quick fix to this is planning your meals ahead of time. Packing your lunch the night before can make a monumental difference. You won’t be in a rush to throw things together and can take a little more time to consider your food options. An even better alternative is preparing well balanced meals on Sunday night that provide you with lunches for the entire week.

Don’t forget to pack your snacks, too! By bringing snacks and meals to work, you are in control of what, and how much, you eat.

Hydrate Every Day

It’s said that you should drink anywhere from eight to ten glasses of water per day. Keep a bottle at your desk that you can refill so you always have hydration on hand. Coffee may give you the quick boost you’re looking for in the morning, but like other caffeinated drinks, can cause an afternoon crash. We’re not saying to cut out coffee completely, but rather try not to make it what you rely on to get through each day. Drinking more water also means more walks to the bathroom, which brings us to our next point.

Walk It Out

Find a reason to stand up and walk around. This past January, the Journal Annals of Internal Medicine published findings that associated prolonged sitting to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and Type 2 diabetes. Even participants who exercised regularly had an increased chance of health problems due to their sedentary habits.

So how can you combat these findings? Some office supply retailers sell desks that can be adjusted into “standing desks.” Another option is to take a lap around the office as often as every half hour. Even if it’s just a trip to the bathroom, standing up and walking can significantly benefit your health. Stand up and do some calf raises or stretches at your desk, and even park your car farther away in the parking lot.

Share your newfound knowledge with your coworkers! If they’re sitting as much as you, then they run just as high of a risk for health problems. OGIO encourages you to be proactive about your health, and find the perfect balance between both professional and active lifestyles.


Is an Ironman the Triathlon For You?

The Ironman Triathlon is a grueling three-part long distance race that includes a 2.4 mile swim, over 100-mile bike ride and a full 26.2 marathon run. Without a single break.

It takes serious dedication, and some tough gear, to handle a race like this. We’ve paired up with Ironman to offer the kind of bags that can handle any terrain, so you can be prepared when your training starts.

But are you the kind of person that can handle the Ironman Triathlon?

The training is tough, and it takes more than time and self-discipline to get prepped for such a hard-core sport. Most trainers recommend you start out at a certain level before training even begins. Ask yourself a few questions to determine what kind of shape you’re in prior to starting.

-   How long can you swim before tiring? The race requires over an hour.
-   Can you bike for an hour and a half and still remain comfortable?
-   Have you previously completed a marathon?
-   Do you have at least 13 hours per week to train?
-   Do you have easy access to a pool that will allow you to train?

While the above questions tell them whether or not you can complete the Ironman in 12-14 hours, remember, you only have 17 hours until you disqualify. Part of the training will be ensuring you can complete all of these stages within that time frame, but you still need to be at a certain physical standpoint prior to beginning.

Once you’ve figured out if your body can handle the hits, it’s time to look at different training options that can fit within your time frame, and how long you’ll need to train in order to get in prime condition. We’ve outlined some options below, based on the opinions and training plans of long-time coaches.

12-Month Training Plan

12-month training plans typically include not only a dedicated workout regimen for your body, but a complete nutritional overhaul that will ensure your body doesn’t flake out in the throes of the race. It includes getting involved in other marathons, century rides and swim meets. It may include first doing the half-Ironman to give you a taste of the expectations. John Becker, who completed his first Ironman back in 1997, has an in-depth blog article detailing how he trained all the way up to the final week. This plan is good for those that may not already be in peak physical condition, and need extra time to get to a better place.

6-Month Training Plan

Ironmen themselves have come up with an effective training plan that starts 6 months from race date. While they’ve given you the tools you need to get started, they — and we — stress how important a good coach will be to your experience. The training guide includes specific workouts that increase in duration over time, with a 16-week crash schedule that gives you one day off each week.

13-Week Training Plan

This training plan claims that it will help you finish the race without injury and without disqualifying. It requires being in good to great physical shape prior to starting. The plan requires less time during the week, and much more time on the weekends. It focuses on gradually building your workout time in the first four weeks, one rest week, and higher increases in weeks 4-8.

While there are some plans that claim they can get you Ironman-ready in just a few weeks or days, unless you are an elite athlete (and sometimes even then), it’s just not true. You may be able to get through the race, but spending almost an entire day being miserable, in pain and risking injury isn’t the way you want to remember your first race. When you’re ready to commit, though, anyone can do it – even if it takes years to prep. OGIO will be right beside you every step of the way, providing you the gear that can stand up to anything you throw at it. And when you need a reminder of why you’re doing it, just look to the Ironman logo on your gear bag – then get back up and finish it.


Golf Drills: Where to Start and What to Do


Here at OGIO, we’re always trying to improve our golf game. Whether that’s with the latest technology in gear or by focusing on our swing, we take every chance we get to grow. Which is why we love our golf drills, and live by a list of practice techniques that cover swinging, putting, and even positioning.

You can start with any drill, but depending on your skill level, it might work in your favor to first start with the positioning drills. That alone will have a drastic effect on things like your swing, chips and even putts. Then you can move on to the more difficult drills to really up your game. Even if you have a hot shot game plan, it’s helpful to go through these steps to ensure you are getting the most out of each move.

Positioning Drills

1. Set-Up Drill

There are a few ways you can practice your set up to gain a smoother swing, but it begins with your stance.

Be Square Everywhere: Your stance and club position need to remain square to the target and ball, meaning if you laid your club down against your toes, it should point directly towards the target. The rest of your body should follow your feet. Each time you go to the range, are at home watching TV or even waiting your turn on the next hole, get in position. There’s no shame in doing it in front of a full-length mirror or having a friend critique it. Check out this site for an in-depth look at proper set up.

2. Feet Together Drill

Mainly designed to keep our positioning honest, this drill encourages a solid swing. The idea is, if you swing too hard, you’ll fall over.

- Step One: Place your feet together, either touching or just barely apart and practice hitting the ball.

- Step Two:  Swing slow. Work on making good contact with the ball first, and the rest should come naturally. Do this during each practice or when it’s time to warm-up for a game.

3. Spinal Check Drill

Another great drill we learned from the pros, this one checks to ensure your spine is in the proper position. And we like it because it’s quick.

- Stand up, place the club along your nose, chin and belly button

- Use your hips to bend forward, and don’t lose contact with the golf club or move position on the club.

- Remember what this position feels like, and make every attempt to mimic it during your swing.

Putting Drills

American Golf offers three useful drills to improve your short, medium and long putting.

1. Clock Drill

This drill requires a green with a hole, and quite a few balls. Just place the balls in line at about 3, 6 and 9 feet away from the hole, and do this at each of the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions on a clock around the hole. American Golf suggests that if you miss a putt, it’s time to start over.

2. Path Drill

Intended to keep your club steady as you putt, this drill requires a flat area on the green and two additional clubs. Lay the clubs down on the green, parallel to each other, with just enough room in between for the head of your putter to fit. Place the ball down, and swing. You’ll know you’re in line if the putter avoids hitting either of the clubs – but they remind you to keep the head down and low, and always follow through.

3. Ladder Drill

This specific drill will focus on the accuracy of your long distance putting. Place a tee in the ground at 10 feet from the ball, 20 feet from there, 30 more feet and then 40 feet. Putt to the first 10-foot tee, then move on to the 20, and so on. You want the ball to stop as close as possible to the target tee. There are a wide range of descriptions for the Ladder Drill, one even suggests a point system, but they’re all designed to improve your precision on the green.

Swing Drills

Avid golfers know the feel, sound and sight of how well a long drive will be. Here are some drills to help you gain that inherent knowledge.

1. Whoosh Drill

To this avid golfer, the level of the whoosh sound that is made as a club goes through the air is a great indicator of the speed of your swing. He uses this drill to focus on his swing speed. Just turn a club upside down, hold the shaft just under the head with hands in standard grip, and take your typical swing. If the whooshing sound starts at the bottom of the swing arc, you’re good. If not, he believes you have premature wrist twisting. Keep practicing, and you’ll get rid of the bad habit.

2. Sans Club Swing Drill

Improve your balance and stability with this drill, by standing up straight with your arms crossed at shoulder level. Distribute your weight evenly between both feet. Now, shift your weight to your left foot and bring your right back with your big toe touching the floor. Upper body should be forward from your hip, then rotate like you are swinging a club. Start slowly so you don’t fall over, and go faster from there.

When your game is improved, and you’re ready to show it in your gear, OGIO has all the latest technology to get you looking as good as you play. Good luck, and we’ll see you on the course!

Food and Drink Choices that Keep Your Hike Moving

When experiencing the outdoors, the last thing you want to worry about is your health. It’s important to make smart decisions about what you eat and drink in order to make your adventure the best it can be. Here are some tips on items to bring on your next hike to make sure you’re fueled for the day.

Friendly Foods

Hiking is no time for dieting. However, it is the right time to eat foods that provide the nutrients and minerals your body craves. Snacking should happen at least once an hour when you’re on the move, and you should enjoy a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

There are two things to consider when packing food: weight and nutritional value. If you’re planning on taking a shorter hike, it’s fine if your food is a little bit heavier. This could include fresh fruit, cheeses, and cans of food such as tuna. However, if you’re planning a long hike, the lighter the food the better. Alternatives that keep you going without breaking your back could include dried fruit, jerky, and pouches of pureed food. Pasta, beans, and nuts also give your body the fuel it needs without weighing you down too much.

When packing, stay organized with bags that offer pouches to separate your daily snacks and meals. And remember to eat before you’re hungry to stay ahead of the game. Your body will thank you!

Water Works

In most cases, hydration is more important than nutrition. You need water more than you need food. Hiking all day and enduring the elements will only heighten your need for hydration.

There are many options for how to acquire quality drinking water. Boiling water for 3-5 minutes is the best idea, even if you are also using water tablets. After obtaining clean, drinkable water, wearing a convenient water pack will keep you drinking as your hike progresses.

Sports drinks should only be used when trying to refuel electrolytes. Salty snacks can replenish the electrolytes you need, and some stores sell gel packs that provide a quick shot of electrolytes and carbohydrates, which can be helpful during long hikes. If you feel like you can’t get enough water, there are also snacks that can provide some hydration. These include carrots, celery, watermelon, and cucumbers.

Don’t forget to invest in a quality hydration pack that will keep you hydrated all day long. Look for a size that serves your hiking needs best, and check for special features, like extra storage.

Think Ahead

The most important part of your food and drink choices is to think ahead. Drink and eat before you are hungry or thirsty to keep your body working at its highest caliber. Take these tips from OGIO, and conquer your next hike.

7 Ways to Stay Cool During Your Outdoor Workout


As the weather gets warm, many of us are gearing up to head outside and get fit. We really can’t wait to ditch the treadmill and the sweaty smell of the gym for pavement or grass, and the sweet smell of fresh air.

But exercising outside – especially as the temperatures continue to rise – can be dangerous and potentially deadly. It’s important to first understand how heat can affect your body, and what happens when you don’t pay attention to the signs. Once you know, you can find ways to stay cool and stay outside!

The Heat Effect

When the sun gets strong, so too does its power to zap you. During higher temperatures, your blood circulates more through your skin to cool you down, which leaves less for your muscles. This increases the heart rate, and is compounded if there are high humidity levels; the higher the humidity, the harder it is for your sweat to evaporate.

The result? Painful muscle contractions called heat cramps, or lightheadedness and fainting. There’s also heat exhaustion, where your body temperature can get as high as 104 degrees. Left untreated, this can lead to a heatstroke, which is a serious condition.

According to WebMD, if you have these symptoms, stop exercise, get out of the heat and hydrate.

  • - Muscle cramps
  • - Nausea or vomiting
  • - Weakness
  • - Fatigue
  • - Headache
  • - Sweating extensively
  • - Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • - Confusion
  • - Irritability
  • - Low blood pressure
  • - Increased heart rate
  • - Visual problems

Keep it Cool

1. Chill Out: One of the best ways to avoid overheating is simply not doing strenuous exercise during high temperatures. Check the forecast, and if the humidity is up, switch your jog for a walk or change your biking path to one that has little to no hills. At the very least, plan your workout in the morning or late evening when it’s the coolest outside.

2. All About That Hydration: Seems simple, but drinking enough water can be a hassle when you’re on the go – especially jogging. With OGIO Hydration Packs, you have a full bladder right on your back, so it doesn’t get in the way and keeps you hands-free. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink; instead, keep up a slow but steady drinking pace to ensure you don’t get water bloat, but you stay cool.

3. Take A Cold Shower: Hopping in the shower or bath full of cool water can bring your core temperature down and help you stay steady when you get sweaty. It won’t last very long, but it will help improve your initial performance.

4. Don’t Be Colorful: Stick to light-colored clothing that doesn’t hug you tight. It will help reflect the sun while allowing air to circulate around your skin. “Wicking” fabrics like cotton/polyester blends that are designed to pull moisture away from your skin are very helpful.

5. Get Shady: Find a big, shady spot to stop, and do it frequently. You’re trying to keep up a healthy heart rate, not unhealthy rates, so it’s better to keep it lower than push yourself.

6. Ice, Ice, Baby: Grab some ice packs and store them in your backpack. When you stop in the shade, pull them out and run them over your neck and wrists. Don’t keep them there for more than a few seconds; going from one extreme temperature to another can be unhealthy, so use it sparingly.

7. Take a Dip: Water exercises are actually quite good for you, and are a great way to raise your heart rate without raising your risk for overheating. Even soaking in a pool, though, you still need to drink plenty of water.

Following these simple tricks will help you stay cool while exercising outside, but it’s so important to continue to check your heart rate and take stock of how you feel every few minutes. When the temps start to reach above 90 degrees, however, it might be better just to grab your gear and hit the treadmill — knowing that it’s better to workout inside than get hurt outside.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Dad


While all of our dads may have the same jokes, their likes and favorite pass-times are definitely not all alike. Maybe you have a golf dad, or maybe one who likes to get out and run. You might even have a moto dad, who hops on his bike and takes off for a ride in the mud.

Whoever your dad is, OGIO can help you pick out the perfect gift for Father’s Day. We’ve rounded up some of our best products to please the best man in your life.

For the Golf Dad

OGIO has so many different golf bags, you’re sure to find the perfect one for the dad in your life. Check out a few of our options, and see the rest here.

Camo Collection

This collection is for the adventurer, the dad who isn’t afraid to get dirty. Give him the latest in innovation with the Silencer technology, designed to protect clubs with a unique membrane. Or get the highest in quality with the Giza for oversized grips.

Strilux Collection

The Strilux is designed for the practical yet style-savvy dad. He’ll look great next to the Pisa Cart Bag, and he’ll thoroughly enjoy the efficient Zipperless Ball Pocket (ZBP™) that lets him quickly grab a new ball any time he needs it.

Aquatech Collection

For the dads that can weather any storm, the Aquatech Collection is a truly water-proof golf bag that won’t weigh him down when things get wet. The lightweight material means he can carry it in any condition.

For the Athletic Dad

Some dads are the training type, focused on staying active and experiencing the great outdoors. If that’s the dad in your life, OGIO has you covered.

Training and Gym Collection

Does he like to de-stress at the gym? Any one of OGIO’s high-quality bags would be a perfect fit. For the dad who likes things just right, get him the OGIO Locker Bag. Or the grab-n-go 5.0 that keeps those stinky shoes separate from the rest.

Outdoor Collection

Maybe your dad’s more of the outdoorsy type. OGIO’s outdoor collection can keep up with him no matter where he goes, and keep him hydrated while he’s out there.

For the Moto Dad

Whether it’s on two wheels or four, this dad is always up to speed and stirs up the dust while he’s at it. We can help him do just that.

ATV Collection

From rear rack bags to front loaders, the ATV collection has something for everyone – including a wide array of colors and prints.

Street Collection

If your dad is more into road travel, he has a ton of options. Like saddles bags for the bike or packs for the back, and even somewhere to safely store his helmet.

Moto Collection

For dads who are into kicking up the mud, the OGIO Moto Gear bags will give him everything he needs to pack up and ride – in style.

This Father’s Day, get the dad in your life something that fits his personality perfectly. Whether he likes to stay trim, has a need for speed or loves the green, OGIO can help you find the gift he didn’t even know he wanted. Visit us at to chat with a product specialist right now!

Chilly Treats Without the Unhealthy Sweets


Summer has arrived. The days are warm, the activities are ample and the times are good. However, with so much going on, even the busiest bees of the world can run out of energy. Next time you’re enjoying your evening on the back patio and your sweet tooth kicks in, turn to these alternative sweets and keep your body working at its full potential.

Get Your Fruit On

How do you like your fruit? Frozen? Grilled? Blended? The possibilities are endless. Take advantage of the natural sweetness found in fruit instead of turning to candy. Sugars such as the high fructose corn syrup in candy can drain you of energy, causing you to crash later. They alter your body’s capability to feel “full”, making it difficult to stop munching. In contrast, the sugar found in fruit contains vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep your body functioning. Here are some ideas on how to serve up your favorite fruit:

- Throw some pineapple on the grill. Don’t let grilled fruit intimidate you, it’s easy. Cut the pineapple into wedges and lightly brush them with oil, then place them on the grill. After about 6 minutes, take them off, and for an added kick, drizzle the wedges with some natural honey. Enjoy, and let this treat bring you to a summer state of mind.

- Blend it up. This option opens the door to your personal preferences because just about anything goes. A good place to start is with a banana, but even that is optional. Add about two cups of whatever frozen fruit you’d like. Next comes one cup of milk which can be substituted with almond milk, or even juice. Last but not least, add some yogurt to your concoction, whether it’s Greek, vanilla or low-fat, figure out what you like best. Blend it all together and you’ve got yourself something special.

- The easiest fruit treat that you’ve got to try is frozen grapes. Yes, it’s about as simple as it sounds. Remember to give the grapes a rinse, throw them in the freezer for about five hours, and snack away.

Spice Up Your Life

Need a post-dinner refreshment to get you ready for that sunset hike your friends have been talking about? Behold the underestimated secret that could perk you right out of that food coma – mint! Aside from countless other health benefits, mint is a natural stimulant that can relieve you of fatigue. Not only is it refreshing, but it can improve your oral health, clear your sinuses, reduce allergies, promote digestion and has even shown to aid in weight loss. A surprisingly wonderful summer treat that will leave you energized and refreshed is sweet mint water. Add a bundle of sweet mint to a pitcher, throw in some ice cubes, and let sit. Enjoy all the benefits that mint has to offer.

Sorbet for Days

Sorbet is the healthier version of that sugar-packed and hard-to-digest ice cream we fall victim to when the going gets tough. Turn to this delicious alternative, and our personal favorite — Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet.

-Add 4 English Breakfast tea bags to 2 cups of boiling water in a large bowl and let it sit for about five minutes. Once done steeping, throw those tea bags out, add about ¾ cup of sugar and stir until it’s completely dissolved.

-Let this mixture cool completely.

-Stir in about ¾ cup of fresh lemon juice which equals about four lemons. Don’t forget to add about one cup of ice water here, too. This mixture should chill for about one hour.

-Throw the mixture into an ice-cream freezer, then let sit for about an hour or until firm.

-The best part is you can apply some of your newfound mint knowledge and toss a couple sprigs on your sweet treat.

Staying active means taking care of your body, and you can start by changing your summer treat of choice. When you’re ready to get out there and go, let OGIO help you every step of the way.


Planning the Ultimate Camping Trip

As the weather warms, the itch to camp is at an all-time high for most outdoor-loving folk. The key to a successful camping trip relies heavily on what happens before you even take off, and there’s no better time to start than now. Here are some suggestions on how to create the ultimate camping trip, and one you’ll never forget.

Your Destination Decision

The first step in planning your upcoming excursion is to figure out where you want to go. There are numerous options, so it’s important to discuss what you are looking to get out of this camping trip.

If you just want to enjoy a weekend of relaxation and time spent with family, it’s a good idea to narrow your search to camp sites that offer amenities such as grills, showers, and in some cases even Wi-Fi. On the other hand, if you’re looking to come out of this camping trip with a grizzly beard, layers of dirt caked onto your body and a stench that could turn away even the wildest of animals, then maybe a more secluded campsite would be beneficial. Whatever your final destination decision is, the webpage for each campsite will describe its environment and amenities. Print this off, refer to it often and bring a copy. This information will be key to all the following steps.

Campsite web pages also provide information on the availability of each site as well. Keep in mind that some sites are reserved months in advance.

Lists on Lists on Lists

For those free spirits out there who stray away from the life of lists, unfortunately it’s time to sacrifice your lifestyle choices for the betterment of your camping adventure. Don’t worry though, you will thank us in the end. These lists will be put to good use. In fact, a key to successful trips is to never throw away your old camping lists but rather, add to them as you learn what is helpful and what you may have forgotten.

To make life a little easier, Montgomery Parks has created this helpful list of essentials to help you check off what items you have and what you still need.

As for food, it’s a good idea to outline every meal planned each day. Create a list of ingredients required to make each dish. From there, have your travelmates sign up for what they are willing to bring. Another good idea is to make “foil dinners”, or meals where all the ingredients are wrapped in foil and the only step before eating is to cook it over a fire or on a grill. Any option where the cooking can be done before you ever leave on your trip is a good idea.

Don’t forget about the drinks, either! Water is essential on your adventure and hydration packs not only make traveling with water a breeze, but help you avoid dehydration. No one can “rough it” without at least bringing a quality cooler to keep your spoilable stuff and tasty beverages refrigerated.

Pack It Up

Start packing as soon as you can. Even if the details of your trip are hazy, begin with the essentials and throw them in a plastic bin so all of your items are in the same place. This reduces the chances of you having to scavenge around your house every time you decide to go camping, and provides some leeway for last-minute trips.

After having a general idea of how much food you will bring and the room required for all of your camping items, it’s time to choose a bag that will work best to fit the needs of your camping experience.

When packing, remember the “last in, first out” rule. It’s a good idea to also pack a trash bag to stow all of your dirty clothes and equipment.

Whether you’re an extreme camper and this is not your first rodeo, or you’re planning your first big trip, OGIO has the equipment to make your camping   adventure the best that it can be. Let us help you experience the great outdoors exactly the way you were meant to.


Support Veterans with the Stars & Stripes Collection


The last Monday in May is observed by every state as Memorial Day, a day of remembrance to honor those who gave their lives in service to the United States of America. While the exact location and date of its origin are unclear, Memorial Day began because of the Civil War and citizens’ desire to honor the dead.

This year, OGIO has partnered with NS2 Serves, “a program designed to train, prepare and employ recent veterans who are transitioning from a military career into a civilian career,” in order to give back to the veteran community. OGIO has developed the limited edition Stars & Stripes Collection; a portion of the proceeds from this collection is donated to veteran support and development charities. The collection features an antique flag pattern and is available for several golf bags and golf accessories.

About NS2 Serves

Established by SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2™), NS2 Serves is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to give back to the community by training and preparing veterans to reenter the workforce. This young program kicked off in March 2014, and has continued to broaden its program to fit veteran needs. NS2 Serves offers training courses in IT solutions that support national security of the United States, and employment assistance to place veterans in high-tech careers. Courses are open to post-9/11 veterans and reservists, as well as Gold Star spouses that meet certain criteria. Ideally, a potential trainee will have been out of the service for less than 3 years, and have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

An Overview of the Collection

The Stars & Stripes Collection includes the Machu Cart Bag, Vapor Stand Bag, Straight Jacket Travel Bag, Layover Travel Bag, and Shoester Golf Shoe Bag.

Machu Cart Bag

Keep your clubs organized and your golf balls at the ready with the Machu Cart Bag. Featuring the double barrel cart top, you can customize the club organization to your preference. Nine pockets – including a weather-resistant, fleece lined valuables pocket – guard your belongings from harm while you focus on the green, and the zipperless ball pocket allows you to reach in easily for more golf balls (if you happen to shank them into the trees).

Vapor Stand Bag

Simplify your club sorting style with the Vapor Stand Bag. Featuring OGIO’s propriety WoodeLite Top, your clubs are separated into seven designated sections and a special oversized putter pit. Seven zippered pockets organize your golf accessories, and a fleece lined valuables pocket keeps gadget from getting scratched up.

Straight Jacket Travel Bag

You’re golf clubs stay in check when you carry them in the Straight Jacket Travel Bag. Featuring a fully padded top and a large main compartment that fits tour bags and stand bags, the Straight Jacket Travel Bag gives you much needed peace of mind when you have travel with your clubs. Outer compartments also store shoes and accessories.

Layover Travel Bag

The perfect carry-on size, OGIO’s Layover Travel Bag ensures you have all the essentials you need. Interior mesh divider separates your belongings for easy organization, and the internal straps keep everything in place during transit. The two large external pockets are ideal for storing belongings you need access to during your flight or while traversing the airport.

Shoester Golf Shoe Bag

Sleek and functional, the Shoester Golf Shoe Bag features a carbon-based, anti-microbial interior that’s easy to wipe clean. The ventilated, main compartment keeps shoes separate with a divider, so they don’t rub against each other. The external zipper pocket is perfect for extra laces, gloves and accessories.

Healthier Memorial Day Dishes


Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and we know you’re ready to gather up your friends and family and celebrate with a good ol’ fashion cookout! But sacrificing your healthy lifestyle – and right before swimsuit season – makes you inwardly cringe. Have no fear! OGIO has some great healthy swaps for your Memorial Day weekend gathering.

Try some of the following healthy cookout recipes and other good-for-you suggestions.


Deviled eggs are a classic finger food for many parties, but can be chocked full of fat. The key to lightening up your deviled eggs recipe is to remove the mayonnaise. Luckily, this can be replaced by Greek yogurt – a creamy, healthier, protein-filled substitute.

Here is a healthier – but still yummy – version:


– 6 hard-boiled eggs

– 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

– 1 ½ tablespoons dill pickle relish or chopped dill pickle

– 2 tsp Dijon mustard

– 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

– Salt and pepper to taste

– Paprika as garnish



– Hard boil your eggs by placing them in a pot, adding enough water to cover, and putting on high heat. Cover and bring to a boil. Once they have reached a boil, turn the heat off and allow them to sit – still covered – for 12 minutes.

– Rinse your eggs with cold water and let them cool down before peeling (you can also put them in an ice bath).

– Peel the eggs and cut them lengthwise.

– Place yolks in a separate bowl, and mix in all other ingredients (except paprika). You can use a blender to make the mixture smoother.

– Spoon mixture into the empty egg whites, and sprinkle with paprika.


Main Dish

Choosing a healthy main dish for your cookout festivities is easier than you think! You don’t have to avoid beef dishes completely, but choose beef that is leaner or mix lean ground beef with other proteins such as ground turkey or chicken. Grilled chicken breast is a tasty addition to any grill; you can eat it plain or throw it on a whole grain bun as a chicken sandwich. And seafood is a great low-calorie entrée that is easy to grill up.

Easy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Thread shrimp onto barbecue skewers; brush shrimp with olive oil, and sprinkle with the seasoning of your choice. Cook for two minutes on each side, and then drizzle with fresh squeezed lemon juice as a final step.


Sweet Treats

Apple pie is a common American cookout dessert, but can be filled with extra sugar and processed white flour.

Try this sugar-free, whole wheat apple pie recipe:


– Healthier Whole Wheat Pie Crust

– 10 cups Granny Smith apples (peeled and thinly sliced)

– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

– 1/4 teaspoon salt

– 1 ½ tablespoon stevia

– 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour

– 1 egg white



– Mix cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and stevia in a small bowl.

– Toss sliced apples and lemon juice together. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and stevia mixture, and mix carefully.

– Place 6 cups of the apple mixture in a large Dutch oven, and cook over medium heat until tender (about 10 minutes).

– Remove from heat, and stir in the remaining apples. Stir in the whole wheat pastry flour.

– Let cool for 30 minutes.

– Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

– Add apples to bottom pie crust, and cover with top crust. Brush the top lightly with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon.

– Bake for 40 minutes, or until browned, and let cool 20 minutes before slicing.


Looking for a simpler way to soothe your sweet tooth? Brush pineapple wedges with a honey, lemon juice and black pepper glaze, and grill it up!

Cookouts are a great way to celebrate this special day of remembrance, but loading up on unhealthy dishes might put a damper on your fit lifestyle – and your festivities. Try any of these healthier recipes and fully enjoy yourself at your Memorial Day cookout! Looking to further celebrate Memorial Day? Check out the limited edition Stars & Stripes Collection. Part of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to veteran support and development charities.

Motocross Guide for Beginners

Got a kid considering jumping on a bike and hitting the dirt track? Maybe you’re looking into racing yourself. Either way, Motocross is an awesome sport for all ages. As team sponsors of a few professional motocross guys, at OGIO we get geared up each time we have a chance to educate others on how to start.

This OGIO Motocross Guide for Beginners covers the basics, from finding a bike, to getting the right gear, to prepping for your first race.


Finding a Dirt Bike

We’ve considered renaming this section to “Finding a Dealer” because ultimately, that part matters the most. It’s important to find a dealer whose owners and employees either currently race or have in the past. They will have intimate knowledge on how a bike should feel, what size you need, and what kind of power you can handle. They’ll understand if you show up to get parts for your bike without an appointment. Start searching online, and don’t be shy about asking them for racing experience.

Quick Tips for Choosing a Bike:

- Let the dealer know you are going to be mainly riding tracks
- Start with a bike that lets you put both feet on the ground
- Be honest about how heavy of a bike you’re able to keep control of
- Choose something “crashable” – meaning it won’t be so expensive to fix
- Look for “low mechanic maintenance” machines like a two-stroke bike that you can learn to work on
- Start with lower power bikes and graduate your way up


Getting the Gear

There are two groups of gear: safety and handy. While we cover both, safety comes first – and then the handy stuff.

Safety Gear:

Helmet – Look for helmets with a certified safety rating.  Make sure it’s snug but not uncomfortable, and always keep the strap tight enough that it won’t slip off should you crash.

Goggles – Choose ones that have a thicker padding around the inside, as they’ll offer more comfort and grip.

Padding – knee pads, elbow pads and body armor. They are all for your protection during a crash, but also for objects getting kicked up by the rider in front of you.

Clothing – Long sleeves, made of sturdy material. You’ll eventually want to get racing pants, as most knee pads are designed to go inside them.

Boots – Boots must at least cover the ankle. Get a sturdy pair, break them and they’ll last a long time. When buying for kids, buy a little bit bigger so they have room to grow.

Handy Gear:

Storage Bags – Goggles and helmets are expensive. Keep them in top condition with the OGIO MX Goggle Box or combine them together with the ATS Gear Case.

Hydration Packs – When you’re out there practicing, you don’t want to stop for a drink. Carry a light-weight hydration pack from OGIO to stay cool.

Travel Bags – Sometimes you have to travel to get to a track. Pack it in one with a travel bag from OGIO.

Tool Case – Stay on the go with the OGIO MX Flight Vest. Carry your tools, hydration pack, goggles, and more with this light-weight vest.


Time to Practice

Getting used to your bike and the way it handles is the first step to racing on the track. Go out to different terrains, try out different speeds. Get used to the way your brakes, clutch and other aspects of your bike work. Once you gain confidence, start with tricks like wheelies and small jumps. Practice tight turns, because how you handle corners is going to impact your race time. Learning proper body positioning like keeping your elbows up will make a huge difference.

And never forget the buddy system. Motocross is a dangerous sport. If you go out riding by yourself and end up getting hurt, no one will be there to help you. Plus, having someone to race with will push you to do better, go faster and overall improve your skill.