After days of trying to decide which one of my favorite dog products to review first I thought, what the heck!, I'll review a whole company!
Without a doubt, my favorite dog focused company has to be Bend, Oregon's Ruff Wear. Whether your a little terrier that needs boots for hiking, a Lab looking for support in the waves, or a Husky longing for something to lug around, Ruff Wear has the gear for you! Their products are made with quality as well as comfort and safety in mind, so you can be sure your pups are in good hands while out and about having fun.
Ruff Wear has everything from the basics like collars and leashes, to back packs and cooling vests. They have a variety of collars and leashes to choose from depending on your dog's needs. Their Hoopie Collar and Flat Out Leash are the most basic, they are both flat nylon and come in matching designs and colors. Don't let the simpleness of them fool you though, the Flat Out Leash is loaded with extra features such as the side release buckle in the handle that allows you to wear it around you or tie it to a pole for a break. It also has a built in traffic lead and a hook near the handle to attach the ever present poop bags. Not to mention a super comfotable handle, especially if your dog forgets loose leash walking and pulls occasionally (shhh!). Among the Hoopie Collar and Flat Out Leash are a huge assortment of leashes and collars for everything from long haired dogs, strong dogs, and dogs that love to run!
Flat Out Leash
Ruff Wear is also known for it's spiffy dog packs. There is no argument that Ruff Wear makes the toughest, and most functional dog packs on the market. All of their back packs are built on their Web Master Harness, making these packs some of the most comfortable for the dogs to wear. With three very different packs to choose from, how can you go wrong?!
The simplest, and what I like the call "the beginner" back pack, is the Approach Pack. It's simple, comfortable, but oh so functional. Gypsy and Stinky both have this pack, so I can tell you from first hand experience it does it's job, and does it well. We've taken them everywhere from hiking, a stroll through the park, and to restaurants to eat. The dogs barely notice them, but they're sure helping us out by caring a lot of our supplies. The Approach Pack comes in nearly every size imaginable, so there is no excuse for your Chihuahua or your Mastiff to help out a little. A step up from the Approach is the Palisades Pack which detaches from the harness, and their newest pack, the Singletrak Pack, that contains two water bladders.
Along with their famous packs Ruff Wear also has an assortment of life jackets, coats for every season, boots (yes, sometimes pooches need booties too!), awesome toys, and way to many other fun products to cover in one review.
If your pup love to get out and about with you, Ruff Wear is a dream come true! Their products are a bit on the steep end of the price range, but their commitment to quality, and guarantees make it so worth it! So next time your planning a hiking, camping, or beach trip be sure to pack your Ruff Wear gear (or pack things IN your Ruff Wear gear ;) ).
All photos taken from Ruffwear.com