Noxgear’s Ten-Year Throwback
A photo journey of how it all began
Before we were Noxgear, we were just Tom and Simon, two engineers who wanted to play ultimate frisbee at night with our friends.
But we knew we couldn’t keep playing with glow sticks around our heads.
We took matters into our own hands and got to work designing the first light-up vest. (Yes, plenty of duct tape was involved).
In those early days, our happy place was working behind the scenes on designing the perfect gear for athletes of all shapes and sizes.
We held start-up meetings, which wasn’t always as fun as designing the gear. . .
But we quickly got into a work rhythm that worked for both of us. This “Day in the Life at Noxgear” shows a time-lapse of our work from the early days (circa 2013).
Around this time we also started working on the first version of the LightHound so our favorite furry friends could play sports safely at night too. Tom’s dog Jake was a perfect model for us! He was a good boy 😊.
To launch the company, we ran a Kickstarter campaign where 444 backers brought this company to life in 2013.
We credit a lot of our success to our customers over the years talking about us to friends, family and random people on the street, giving us feedback on products.
We faced all of the usual start-up growing pains- and then some- and supported each other through the ups and the downs.
The result was the first iteration of the Tracer vest and the inception of Noxgear.
The last decade has been a wild ride. We know we wouldn’t be where we are today without our friends, family, and our incredible customers who make up Noxgear Nation.
Thank you for tuning in and celebrating 10 years with us!
-Simon and Tom
P.s. If you want to learn more about our origin story, tune into this podcast on how Noxgear came to be and why it means so much to us.
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