Crateworks

A blog for Crateworks Customers present and future

Jogalite Standard Reflective Safety Vest

Standard Safety Vest - WhiteThe Standard Safety Vest is a great vest no matter what shape your in.. Weather your just starting out and need to lose those few extra pounds or your in the best shape of your life. The Standard Safety Vest are available in four different colors, and up to four sizes depending on the color you chose. With it’s hook and loop closure system sewn on to elastic straps it makes this Vest a great fit for most athletes. The Standard Safety Vest has two, one and a half inch reflexite reflective stripes on both the front and back of the vest so you can be seen up to 1200 feet on a dark road day or night. We hope you don’t need this but, it also comes with a sewn-in medical I.D. So for piece of mind next time you run, ride your bike, or just go out for a quick walk, pick up a Standard Safety Vest and BE SEEN.

Here at Crate Works our goal is to make you our customer’s happy. That’s why along with our collapsible Crate Works Bike Boxes made of corrugated plastic or corrugated cardboard. We also carry the entire line of Jog-A-Lite products. Many different styles and colors of reflective vests and other reflective products are available. (Please remember the roads belong to vehicles, not runners or bikers. That’s why I wear the reflective gear at night or hunting season.) Plus reflective dog collars and leashes. Both Crate Works Bike Boxes and Jog-A-Lite Products are made in the U.S.A. Check out www.crateworks.com we look forward to hearing form you!

Bill Rogers Runners log (a favorite for a new year)

Jogalite Runners Log

The 21st Century Running Log was written by Boston Marathon winners Bill Rogers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Greg Meyer. This Running Log has user friendly daily pages with easy to use pictographics for weather, mood, and training intensity. Plus it features 7 Keys to better running and Bill Rogers favorite stretching exercises. It also features comprehensive achievement charts, record of races, pacing charts, and much more!!
Here at Crate Works our goal is to make you our customer’s happy. That’s why along with our collapsible Crate Works Bike Boxes made of corrugated plastic or corrugated cardboard. We also carry the entire line of Jog-A-Lite products. Many different styles and colors of reflective vests and other reflective products are available. (Please remember the roads belong to vehicles, not runners or bikers. That’s why I wear the reflective gear at night or hunting season.) Plus reflective dog collars and leashes. Both Crate Works Bike Boxes and Jog-A-Lite Products are made in the U.S.A. Check out www.crateworks.com we look forward to hearing form you!

Customer Stories, where they go with ther boxes

I just heard from a customer this morning who has had our box for 2 years and took their bike from the USA to Germany, now they are headed back to the USA and needed a copy of our packing instructions, which i quickly sent them via Email. it’s always great to hear how and where our customers travel with their Crateworks Transport systems Boxes. Whats your story? Let us know thru Facebook, twitter or our blog, or you just email them to us and we will be happy to pass the story along to the rest of the Crateworks Universe.

Cheers

Steve Thompson

Manager

Crateworks Transport Systems

Bike Safety – It’s About Riders AND Bicycles

          Bike Safety – It’s About Riders AND Bicycles   Bike Safety: If you own and ride one; if you have a child still on training wheels or ride a recumbent bike; if biking is a passion or just a family activity; if you bike in New York City or in the rural English countryside, the consideration for bike safety should be the same. I know and understand both sides of the bike safety coin.  I own and operate a company called Crate Works that is based in the Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire. We build packing crates for the ‘bike’ safety side of the coin, and we also sell reflective gear to protect the human side. Let’s talk a bit about the boxes.  If you are thinking about taking a bike holiday, you have first to consider how to get your bike safely to your destination.  Crate Works boxes are the strongest of their type on the market.  We make them lighter than the hard cases sold by other bike crate manufacturers, which in turn makes them easier to check on as luggage or to ship separately to your destination. We make boxes for most budgets. If your bike is recumbent, we have only one option for you. Still, we do have you covered. Our boxes are built in components. An overview of the crates’ parts relates to all of our bike box options.  The boxes consist of three main parts – the box itself, the upper interior (for wheels), and the lower interior (for frame, seat, and additional gear).  Each part is made up of several components, but they add up to just three major sections of the crate. We know what kind of care a disassembled bike requires for a long trip, and we’ve addressed all aspects in our crate construction.  The biggest asset beyond the safety of your bike? Your investment in a Crate Works bicycle box is solid.  Because we can replace every part of your packing crate, its product life is indefinite! We have sold literally thousands of bike boxes in our ten years of business with only one report of mishap, and that was due to improper handling and not due to crate failure. Our Crate Works boxes have been to all corners of the world and, importantly, back again. Not only is there room for your bike, you can also pack lots of additional gear into one of our crates. In fact, more than one of our customers has packed in too much extra.  Because the boxes were over the weight limit per item at that time, our customers had to unpack some gear at the airport.  Keep that in mind, if you’re one who would pack gear with bike! Now, let’s talk about the human element of bicycle safety. We’ve come along way in the past 50 years in understanding how important protecting the cyclist is.  Part of that is the emergence in the 1950’s of cycling as a competitive sport. Before that, the bicycle in some form was a novel means of transportation that had been in use since the introduction of the first officially recognized bicycle (the velocipede) in 1816. Two other major leaps in bicycle use are notable…the introduction in 1962 of the President’s Council of Physical Fitness created a renewed interesting in bicycling for fitness in recreation.  Then, Earth day and the oil embargoes of the 1970’s created an environment that was highly conducive to bicycle advancement.  By the time the first mountain bike was developed in 1977, cyclist safety was becoming part and parcel of bicycling.  That isn’t to say that every cyclist wore protective gear every time they rode (we still can’t say that today), but inroads were being made. Bicycle helmets, at least, have become relatively prevalent in the U.S. For the bicycle enthusiast, the person who rides day or night, rain or shine, the most important thing after the bike helmet is being seen. The smart cyclist takes every precaution to make the bicycle and him or herself visible. Since bike enthusiasts share the roads with larger motorized vehicles, and since the roads do not always accommodate dedicated space for people-powered transportation, the onus is on the cyclists to be certain their larger, louder roadmates see them. We at Crate Works know that. We can put no less effort into protecting cyclists than we do in protecting their bikes.  The hottest items we stock to that end are reflective wear manufactured in the U.S. by  Jogalite. Jogalite sells the brightest products on the market using only quality materials. We carry a pretty extensive line of their reflective gear. There are different items for different sports including bicycling, running, and cross training  We even have reflective items for dogs, if your best friend is involved with you in any of your sporting pursuits. A couple of items we stock are rated to military specs and used widely by the American military. For example, the High Visibility belt is  standard issue for everyone entering the Military. In addition to reflective vests – the absolute minimum for a cyclist of any age (yes, we have children’s vests) to wear to be safe – we also carry reflective wrist wallets, weatherproof reflective tape for your bike or helmet, and reflective sash bands, wrist bands and shoe pockets, to name a few. But reflective wear is not the only means of being certain your place on the road is established.  Lighting makes a big difference, too.  We carry red and strobe safety lights, in addition to reflecting, for those conditions that require just a bit more visibility. If you’re not the bike enthusiast but want to get a gift for someone who is, we carry reflective gift packs for runners, cyclists, children and dogs.  Since bike safety is our concern, we can leave out no one in our consideration for safety. To find out more information about our bicycle boxes or for a closer look at our wide selection of reflective gear, visit us on-line at http://crateworks.com/.  If, after doing your research, you still have questions, please contact us. We’ve been in the business of bicycle safety for a long time and we’re happy to help you make the best decisions for your situation.        

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Jog-A-Lite Dog Vest

The Jog-a-Lite Reflective Dog Vest is a great item to own, especially now…Hunting Season here in New Hampshire… but can be used any time of year, it’s just a good idea to be seen while walking your dog at night or even in the daytime. With it’s very bright One and a half inch Reflective stripe across the back your dog can be seen up to 1,000 feet away. This vest is light in weight because it’s made of florescent orange mesh. Hook and loop on elastic straps goes abound their body while the hook and loop closure system around the neck keeps this vest in place. Sizes are Medium (30-65 lbs) Large (60-85 lbs) and Extra Large (80-120 lbs).     Here at Crate Works our goal is to make you our customers happy. That’s why along with our collapsible Crate Works Bike Boxes made of corrugated cardboard or corrugated plastic. We also carry the entire line of Jog-A-Lite products. Many different styles and colors of reflective vests and other reflective products are available as well, Plus reflective dog collars and leashes too. Both Crate Works Bike Boxes and Jog-A-Lite Products are made in the U.S.A. Check out www.crateworks.com for the Bike Boxes or the reflective safety gear we offer.

Crateworks Bike Boxes and Accessories: Pet Gear

Labor Day 2011

Labor Day weekend, 2011

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Now that summer is almost over here in the beautiful Mountains of New Hampshire, the days are getting noticeable shorter and it’s getting dark much earlier it’s time to start thinking of your safety while walking, running or just riding your bike.

Here at Crate Works we offer a full line of Jog-a-Lite reflective safety and sports gear to enhance your visibility to vehicles passing by. With many different styles and colors of reflective vests I’m sure we have the right one for you or your loved one. (We even offer a breast cancer vest and a child vest). Other great products include Reflective Legbands and Armbands (we also offer slimbands they are1/2 inch in width for those who don’t like the wider 1 and ½ inch Legbands), Shoe pockets and shoe wallets, Sashbands, Yield Symbol, many different colors of High Intensity Reflective Belts that meet military requirements, different styles of reflective tapes, the Bill Rogers Running Log and we even offer Vests, Collars, and Leads for your dog too.

Jogalite Zippered Shoe and Belt Wallet

http://bit.ly/rslhEl The Shoe and Belt Wallet is a great item to have. It can be used in every day life and almost every sport. With it’s rectangle design it can easily carry your drivers licence, credit cards and some cash, It also has a zipper on the side so it can also carry your keys and even change without it sliding out. It can be worn on your shoe laces or belt but is small enough to slid in your pocket or even try connecting it to your backpacks shoulder strap. It has a hook and loop closure system so easy on and off is not a problem… not even on your belt. It has a 2 inch long 3M Scotchlite reflective stripe on the front for better nighttime visibility for those who bike, walk,  run, etc. at night or early morning. The Shoe and Belt Wallet is also water resistant. The Shoe and Belt Wallet was made for athletes but can be used for lunch money or a house key for back to school.     

  Here at Crate Works our goal is to make you our customer’s happy. That’s why along with our collapsible Crate Works Bike Boxes made of corrugated cardboard or corrugated plastic. We also carry the entire line of  Jog-A-Lite products. Many different styles and colors of reflective vests and other reflective products are available as well. Plus reflective dog collars and leashes. Both Crate Works Bike Boxes and Jog-A-Lite Products are made in the U.S.A. Check out www.crateworks.com for the Bike Boxes or the reflective safety gear we offer.

Crateworks Bike Boxes and Accessories: Jogalite Shoe and Belt Wallet

Results from 2011 Mt. Washington Hillclimb (Known as The Toughest Hillclimb in the World TM) news article: http://bit.ly/oSCeam

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Jogalite Reflect-o-vest

http://bit.ly/peBxqV The Reflect-O Vest is an excellent entry level vest , but can also be used if you’re a hard core athlete. The Reflect-o vest has a 2″ wide Reflexite reflective stripe on both the front and back of this breathable mesh vest. The Reflect-O vest is made to fit a large variety of athletes. With it’s Hook and Loop Closure system sewn onto elastic straps. To make this vest even better it comes in four different colors. (#1 Orange mesh with Lime reflective stripes) (#2 Lime mesh with white reflective stripes) (#3 White mesh with White reflective stripes) ( #4 Blue mesh with White reflective stripes) But wait there is a fifth option the Reflect-O vest with ID Pocket. This vest is Orange mesh with Lime reflective stripes but has an ID Pocket on the front. The ID pocket is Clear so you can put an ID card or badge in it , but can also be used for your wallet, cell phone, MP3 player, or IPOD.

Here at Crate Works our goal is to make you our customer’s happy. That’s why along with our collapsible Crate Works Bike Boxes made of corrugated cardboard or corrugated plastic. We also carry the entire line of the Jog-A-Lite products. Many different styles and colors available plus reflective dog collars and leashes. Both Crate Works Bike Boxes and Jog-A-Lite Products are made in the U.S.A. Check out www.crateworks.com for the Bike Boxes or the reflective safety gear we offer.

Crateworks Bike Boxes and Accessories: REFLECT O VEST ORANGE / Lime

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