The Gear You Need to Outfit Your Adventure Dog – TheInertia.com

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My adventure pup is outfitted with the best of the best so he can go wherever I go. Photo: Rebecca Parsons
Solo trips can be fun, but trips with your pup are even better. As a dog owner, I can personally attest that bringing your furry friend is a sure-fire way to enhance most outdoor experiences. They’re great company, they make friends everywhere they go, they’re good motivators to get out and be active, and they’re always up for anything and everything. Whether you prefer the beach, mountains, or your local trails, here is the gear you need to outfit your adventure pup.
Rumpl Travel Dog Bed ($150)
Ruffwear Highlands Dog Sleeping Bag ($100-140)
Pendleton National Park Fleece Dog Coat ($49)
Ultimate Direction Dog Vest ($80)
YETI Boomer 4 Dog Bowl ($40)
NRS CFD Dog Life Jacket ($40)
Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch ($60)
Bark Blitz Football Super Chewer Dog Toy ($17)

The Gear You Need to Outfit Your Adventure Dog – TheInertia.com
If you plan on traveling somewhere cold, you may want to bunk with your dog. But, if you prefer your own space, a dog bed is a must. Featuring high-pile fleece on one side and recycled ripstop polyester on the other, Rumpl’s dog bed is water and abrasion-resistant, meaning it’ll last adventure after adventure. Additionally, it’s easy to transport, is comfy, and includes an antimicrobial treatment that will keep it smelling fresh (or at least as fresh as a dog bed can smell).
Check Price on REI and Rumpl.
dog sleeping bag
If you’re going somewhere extra cold and a simple bed won’t do the trick, set your dog up with a sleeping bag. Like a traditional sleeping bag, the Highlands bag includes a zippered opening and offers lightweight, synthetic insulation. Additionally, the bag is durable, water resistant, and dries quickly, so it works well for any and every adventure. To top it off, the sleeping bag includes an integrated pad sleeve, so you can insert a pad for added warmth and comfort.
Check Price on REI and Backcountry.
pendleton dog vest
If you plan on traveling somewhere chilly, you’ll want a coat for your dog to bundle up in. Pendleton’s National Park fleece dog coat features an iconic design and is reversible, so Fido won’t risk being caught as an outfit repeater. The outer shell is made from 100 percent polyester non-pill polar fleece and the lining is made from quilted canvas, so it’s warm and sustainable. An adjustable hook and loop belt makes the coat easy to take on an off and it’s machine washable, so you can throw it in alongside your own clothes between trips.
Check Price on REI and Amazon.
ultimate direction dog vest
My rule of thumb for adventures is if my dog wants to come, then he is responsible for carrying his own gear. The Ultimate Direction vest offers a comfortable and snug fit and includes large expandable saddlebacks to store food and other essentials. Other thoughtful features include side stash pockets, an adjustable multi-point harness system, a ring leash attachment, zippered bottle pockets, and an included collapsible bowl.
Check Price on Backcountry and Amazon.
YETI dog bowl
Whether you’re hanging at home or on the road, you’ll need a good dog bowl to feed and water your pup. YETI’s Boomer 4 holds four cups of water and is made from stainless steel, so it can withstand dog teeth, nails, and getting flipped around. The double-wall design further enhances durability and it’s dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to clean between adventures.
Check Price on YETI.com, Amazon, and Backcountry.
NRS dog floatation device
If your dog is anything like mine, then he likes to shred alongside you. Although I know that my dog is a solid swimmer, I like to have him in a life jacket when we surf and standup paddle, just in case. The 1000-denier Cordura shell ensures the NRS CFD jacket can withstand any abuse your pup might put it through. Standout features include a grab handle on top, a tough leash ring, and a reflective safety strap for extra visibility.
Check Price on Amazon, Backcountry, and Moosejaw
knot a hitch
While it can be nice to let your dog roam free, sometimes you need to tie them up per park regulations. Ruffwear’s Knot-a-Hitch hitching system allows dogs the freedom to explore while still being tied up. The system is easy to set up between two trees or on a single post and the swiveling carabiner ensures everything will stay tangle-free. The hitching system is made from durable webbing, so it will last for years to come and includes a convenient stow bag, making it easy to pack along for all your adventures.
Check Price on Amazon and REI.
Chew Toy Bark Blitz
Every dog needs a toy and Bark’s Blitz Football is a great option. Designed to be used anywhere and everywhere, the football floats and glows in the dark, so it can even be used in the water or for after-hours play. Made with natural rubber, the Blitz Football features a gnaw-friendly texture, a vanilla scent, and is dishwasher safe.
Check Price on REI.
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