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Introducing the 2017 LighterBro Skate Team

Introducing the 2017 LighterBro Skate Team

Skateboarding Is a big part of the inspiration responsible for the LighterBro design, innovations, logos, and our culture.  The inventor of the LighterBro multi tool, Kyber, started skating almost as soon as he could walk and has never stopped.  Part of our mission is to help the progression of the sport.  We could think of no better way to do this than support those on the cutting edge of the sport by forming the LighterBro Skate Team.  Check out Vinnie, Shuriken, and Sean's bios here.  If you want to support them too, the best way is to follow them and buy their signature LighterBros.  When you buy a signature skate team LighterBro, the profits go directly to that skater.  Like all LighterBros, these fit both Bic and Clipper lighters.  You will be helping them on their mission to progress the sport with new tricks, innovations and inspiration for us all.  Read about the team here

LighterBro's Environmental Principle

LighterBro's Environmental Principle


The LighterBro (Bic & Clipper lighter) accessory...

is not your average multitool.  We created this awesome multitool with instant fire, while ensuring that it helps the environment. While lighters may look small, thousands of them end in the environment each day: how many times have you been to the beach and seen a rusty bic lighter half buried in the sand?  Or a Clipper lighter floating down an otherwise pristine river.

Here are the ways that LighterBro helps the environment: 

 It is made of high-quality Japanese stainless steel that will outlive all those bic and clipper lighter brands that you already know. By transforming a cheap disposable lighter to something high quality and durable, LighterBro made sure people will not be careless with loosing or doping their lighters. This way, it ensures that people do not degrade the environment by trashing it with the lighters.
LighterBro went to extreme measures in design to make sure it was compatible with not only the most popular bic lighters, but also the clipper lighter.  The clipper lighter is refillable and hence it is not disposed with it runs out of gas like the Bics. 

LighterBros packaging is Made from recycled products.  Moreover, it works on reducing the amount of waste in the world. 
Lighterbro have combined several other utility items into the clipper lighter. You get a keychain, flat head screwdriver, poker or the Micro Philips Screwdriver, a bottle opener, riveted assembly and a pair of scissors. Unlike other lighters, which are just useful when lighting, the LighterBro’s Clipper lighter is useful in many activities at home. It takes a few steps to remove the lighter from the rest of tools for disposal. Most people are patient enough to wait for a refill rather than the hassle of detaching the lighter or throwing away the whole tool package. This lowers the trashing rate for this product.
The company is committed to cleaning up the oceans and beaches
LighterBro is committed to ensuring that the beaches and oceans are free of the plastic trash. In 2016, it took 100 percent of its profits and undertook cleaning projects that removed over 100,000 pieces from seashores and beaches along the Pacific. The company continues to place a significant portion of its revenues towards cleaning the environment. By buying the lighterBro clipper lighter, you also play a part in helping clean our environment.
It is refillable
In addition to being high quality and durable, LighterBro Clipper lighter is refillable. Therefore, you will not be trashing it after the gas has been finished up. Given the affordability of refilling the gas as well as the fact that you can use it over and over again, most people would rather have the lighter refilled rather than buy a new clipper lighter.
Environmental friendly packing
Not only is our product environmentally friendly, but the packaging is also made using materials that can be recycled and reused. LighterBro works in all ways to ensure that little or no trash gets into the dustbin.
Join the opportunity to keep the environment clean
The quality of life into the future depends on how well we are going to take care of the environment today. That piece of trash end up in the trash can may look small, but with many people doing the same, we will end up with waste problems. Join the LighterBro’s challenge for a clean and friendly environment for our time and our children. A clean environment has many benefits for all of us. You will be buying a high-quality product too when taking care of the environment. It is a win-win situation for you and the environment.

What have we been up to? Holliday Edition

 


Curious what's new for LighterBro?

Make sure to follow us on Instagram (@LighterBro) or Facebook (LytrBro) to keep up with us.  Here are a few things coming up this winter:

We have been growing our Skateboard team and have some of the most progressive skaters pushing the sport to new levels.  At a recent competition, all eyes were on Zander Gabrial as he became the first to pull off a clean 360 hard flip - a first in history!  

We will have some New LighterBro Team Rider signature editions coming out with limited quantities, so keep checking our social media to see when they might be launching.

  We are always looking to support new talent and grow our team even more.  If you know of any talented up and coming skaters looking to jump to the next level with our team, have them contact us.

You might not know that LighterBro MultiTool was first invented on a sailboat while cruising around the world. So, to ring in the new year, we are heading back to our roots and launching a new epic sailing adventure promoting world unity, environmental awareness & fun times with your LighterBro, as we cruise down the west coast of Mexico, spreading the good word of LighterBro usefulness all along the way. The LighterBro Boat #brovessel, departs from Santa Barbara, California headed down Baja California and then on to the west coast of Mainland Mexico. We will be giving out LighterBros to all we meet along the way, documenting how our unifying MultiTool helps people everywhere, while recording the wildlife and adventure that exists on the remote and seldom visited islands on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. We will be posting lots of pictures, video and writing about the trip the whole way on a dedicated website documenting the journey. So keep your eye out for the epic adventure aboard the LighterBro Boat to come.

Our surf team is expanding with some of the best underground rippers now representing LighterBro MuiltTool. So keep an eye out on instagram for @gabeventurelli who got the tube of the century at Sand Bar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlzVxfBXkO0 & @christian_enns with his unique surf art & style in big mysto waves all over the world. 

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Also keep an eye out for WuTang Clan rapper Prodigal Sunn of the Sunz of Man, as he teams up with LighterBro to help promote his new Album “The Spark” with his own custom LighterBro!  The spark LighterBro wraps around a Bic or Clipper lighter, and give you a knife, scissor, poker, screwdrivers, and a bottle opener.

Thank you,

Team LighterBro

LighterBro Coastal Expedition - Pedal Powered

Bucket list item #4: Ride down the Pacific coast on a bike exploring hidden treasures off the beaten path.

The "Lost Coast"

Things have been pretty busy around here. It's never easy to find the time to take off work and life, transport yourself, your bike, and all your gear for a 7-day 750mi one-way bike trip. Where to sleep, what route to take, how to shuttle gear, can I pedal that far? There is always time in the future for this... Right? A couple of weeks before my 35th birthday, I realized there is no better time for this adventure than now. I would leave immediately to drive north, and sort out the details on the 14-hour drive. Realizing this ride would be a lot more fun if I had friends come along, I blasted out a quick email to the short list of people I thought might have the right mix of mega-endurance, adventurous spirit, free time, and crazy. Only one person took the bait: Dylan. On Sep 26th 2015, Dylan and I started pedaling from Florence, Oregon on a one-way bike trip to San Francisco. We were fortunate to have my wife Charity and son Hayden join us via car to meet up at at the start, mid-point and end of each day.

  • 7 Days
  • 730 miles
  • 53,078 ft of climbing
  • Moving time: 47 hrs

Day 1: Florence to Humbug Mountain - 114 miles The start of our journey began in the perpetually green and densely forested rolling hills right in the middle of the Oregon Coast. We were greeted with cool temperatures and friendly roads (smooth quiet roads with wide shoulders), which proved to be the norm for our time in Oregon. The first 40 miles were in a shaded forest that rolled up and down and turned left and right. Water was everywhere: there was never a mile ridden without seeing creeks, rivers, ponds, and lakes. It was hard to tell how close we were to the Pacific with such a dense forest, but every so often we would catch a view and see the massive sand dunes that spanned most of the first 50 miles we rode. We stopped for lunch in an amazing cove in Charleston just south of Coos Bay. Continuing south, we embarked on the infamous 7 Devils climb(s). These 7 climbs turned out to be pretty easy and hardly noteworthy. It was unclear, at the time, why the notoriety. A Google search later revealed its history of paranormal activity, buried treasure and unexplained accidents. A couple hours farther south we took a detour through the town of Bandon where we took in epic vistas of the rock studded ocean.

Coast near Bandon

Rolling along the coast, we easily cruised past the 100-mile mark with the aid of a 10 mph tail wind into Port Orford. One last stretch of friendly road led us to our camping spot on Humbug mountain.

Port Orford Views

Day 2: Humbug Mountain to Klamath - 116 miles This day presented more amazing ocean vistas before our first detour of the day. We explored the Rogue river from its mouth for a 20 mile loop upstream.

Oregon Coast

At the mid-point of our day, we crossed into California just after dodging a pack of elk. We left the coast behind and headed inland up some steep mountain roads. Our route snaked though thick redwood forests with a canopy so dense it seemed like the day was ending. The cool, dark and damp climate allowed moss to grow on the side of the road where were were supposed to be riding. Not too many bikers get a chance to ride here.

Oregon Coast

A final descent took us into a valley carved in the mountains by the mighty Klamath river. We stopped for the night in the town of Klamath.

Island

Klamath River

Day 3: Klamath to Ferndale - 88 miles We kicked off the day by leaving all roads and traveling through the heart of the Redwood National Park and the Murrelet Wilderness on narrow dirt trails. These trails were fairly smooth and climbed up through the forest showing us the the remote coast, dense river valleys, oak forests, and miles of old growth redwoods.

Redwood National Park

After leaving the National Park, we continued on south skirting the obstacles nature placed in our path including huge sand dunes, expansive bays, and wide open coastline. After many hours of awesome countryside exploration, the fun was coming to an end. At rush hour, we rolled right through the middle of Eureka, which was filled with lots of traffic and sketchy characters on the roadside. We got through as quick as possible and found our way south to the quiet farm-lined town of Ferndale.

Day 4 Ferndale to Garberville - 98 miles Ferndale sits just north of the most remote part of the California coast, the "Lost Coast", a stretch of rugged coast lined with mountains that is extremely hard to access. Only the northern and southern boundaries are reachable by car and it is a several hour drive off the highway. We climbed over several mountain passes to reach the Northern tip of the lost coast. We explored south until the only route farther south was on the sandy shoreline.

Northern Boundary of the Lost Coast

We climbed over several more mountains to escape the coast and headed into the one of the most expansive old growth redwood forests around. This incredible forest is home to the true giants of California, trees over 1000 years old, 200 ft tall and more than 50 ft in circumference. We rode for 15 miles though Humboldt Redwood State Park and the Avenue of Giants weaving through these redwoods on narrow winding roads.

Humboldt Redwood State Park

Little Redwood

We stopped for the night at a friends house in Garberville. This small mountain town was nice, though strangely we saw dozens of hitchhikers on the road here. We later found these visitors were "Trimmigrants".

Day 5 Garberville to Mendocino - 79 miles Smooth, quiet, and curvy mountain roads led us to the ocean just south of the Lost Coast. These are the roads cyclists live for: perfectly banked turns, smooth as ice, no cars, cool shade, fast descents, and picturesque climbs for miles. The last 30 miles were on the beautiful coastline of Mendocino County.

Road to Mendocino Coastline

Coastal creature sniffing out top secret prototypes

Day 6 Mendocino to Bodega Bay - 121 miles Heading south from Mendocino, the coast is very hilly. We were either going up or down hills, but rarely going up for more than a couple minutes. The road winds around many rock coves home to sea otters, abalone, jellyfish, crabs and more. We stopped for a quick dive to see all of these in the chilly waters.

Coves on Mendocino County

With such a rough coastline, many lighthouses were spotted en route.

Pt. Arena Lighthouse

After riding south for 100 miles, we turned off the main road, and went up a dirt road into the mountains at Willow Creek. This detour provided a big loop up onto some high mountains through the dense forests on the empty dirt fire roads of Sonoma Coast State Park before finishing the day in Bodega Bay.

Off the beaten path

Day 7 Bodega Bay to San Francisco - 87 miles The last day of our adventure took us by Tomales Bay, Stinson Beach, the summit of Mt. Tam, and finally over the Golden Gate Bridge. We only had one hiccup mechanical, which was solved thanks to our LighterBro with Clipper lighter combo.  We met up with our friends Daniel, Chester and Ben en route to San Francisco. We were expecting a easy social cruise this day much like the final day of the Tour de France. It all started out that way until at mile 40, we were passed by a Lycra-clad biker hammering the roads. We realized this was the first day-trip biker we have seen on the entire trip. (we saw about 12 "bike-packers" in 700 miles) It was also the only time we were passed by another biker. We had no plans of this being a race, but it seemed easy enough to re-pass this guy and and maintain our streak of never being passed. An informal race unfolded with us coming out ahead just before the start of the long climb up Mt. Tam. Here we met up with Daniel. He kept a high pace and made sure we did not have an easy time on the climb. Near the summit of Tam, we connected with Ben "the hammer" and the heavily sponsored pro champ Chester. Chester decided to made it a mission to turn the final 20 miles into an all-out gloves off race to the bridge. We arrived at the foot of the bridge in record time. Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco was a ceremonial welcoming back to the real world. As we travel back to our lives, the adventures left in our wake remain etched in our minds and souls. We are thankful for the experiences and those that helped us along the way. I hope we inspire a few others to get out and explore the coast..

ALL DONE!