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Top 5 Adventure Dog Gear Ideas – Best Gifts For Your Trail Dog in 2019

Does your pup fancy his/herself as a bit of an adventure dog? I’m betting your answer is yes, hence the reason you’ve landed on this gear guide.

So, If you are planning to hit the trails to chase adventure with your dog then you’re going to have to consider getting them the best gear, that will make their lives easier and more enjoyable while on the trails. After all, what’s Batman without his fancy gear? That’s right, a man dressed as a bat.?

You’ll notice lots of Ruffwear gear on this list, that’s because we are very familiar with the brand/products and love what they are doing to enable dogs around the world to become fully outfitted in affordable high-quality trail gear. Enjoy the gear guide!

Ruffwear Web Master Harness

Ruffwear Web Master Dog Harness trail and kale

The Ruffwear Web Master Harness is a secure, supportive, multi-use harness built for manoeuvring and assisting dogs up and over obstacles as well as for designated working dogs. So, if the trail gets a bit too gnarly then you can easily lift up your pup with the handle on top, don’t worry, it’s a very comfy way to be picked up, from your dogs perspective. It also makes lifting older dogs into the car much easier.

The thin, durable foam on the straps provides support without hindering range of motion and a platform for attaching patches and signage for working dogs. There are 5 points of adjustment to create a secure fit, while padded chest and belly straps make the Web Master comfortable for all-day wear. The Web Master is a great collar alternative and ideal for hiking, trail running, scrambling, and mobility assistance.

Ruffwear Approach Pack (For Day-Long Adventures)

Ruffwear Approach Pack trail and kale

The Ruffwear Approach Pack is an everyday dog pack with excellent performance, fit, and functionality. It’s a step up from the Web Master Harness as it includes packs, ideal for all-day adventures where you’re going to need accessories and food to make your pup’s time out there even more enjoyable. It allows your dog to efficiently carry a load, generating instant four-legged motivation to explore. Ruffwear recommends you don’t load up your dog with any more than 25% of their own body weight.

The integrated harness enhances fit, pack stability and overall performance. Radial cut saddlebags create a passive compression system that is form fitting and better for load carrying. The Approach Pack is very comfortable and allows dogs to carry all their trail necessities, a great choice for day hikes and overnight adventures.

If your dog is new to dog packs, start with a light load and work up to a heavier load as your dog gets accustomed to wearing the pack. Remember, please don’t load your dog up with any more than 25% their body weight.

Rex Specs Dog Goggles

Rex Specs
Dog Patrol! Photo from rexspecs.com

Apart from these Rex Specs dog goggles looking adorable, they also help protect your dog’s eyes from debris, environmental hazards, and sun damage (especially so, in snowy environments where the light bounces into their eyes). They are stable and secure while still allowing for full jaw motion and field of view.

All lenses are rated UV400 – blocking 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays and the strap system is fully adjustable to accommodate a range of shapes and sizes. Make sure you buy the right size for your dog, the links below will help with that.

Watch the video below to see how well dogs get on with the goggles once they become used to them. SO CUTE!

Ruffwear Roamer Leash

Ruffwear Roamer Leash trail and kale

The Ruffwear Roamer Leash is an adjustable stretch-webbing running leash that can be hand-held or worn around the waist for a dynamic hands-free leash experience. This is great for those that like to run or hike with their dogs on-leash. Having the leash attached at your waist frees your arms up for other things.

The stretch webbing in the leash keeps humans and canines connected while allowing for an extended range for roaming and exploring. Ruffwear’s unique Talon Clip offers a strong and secure leash-to-collar attachment which can also be used to attach the leash to a harness if you’d prefer.

Ruffwear Grip Trex

Ruffwear Grip Trex dog boots

The Ruffwear Grip Trex dog boots set the standard in paw wear for dogs who hike, bike, run, or explore the great outdoors with their humans. They also set the standard to make your dog look the cutest, in my humble opinion.

These high-performance boots feature a rugged and resilient Ruffwear-designed Vibram outsole that provides exceptional traction on varied terrain. A  breathable upper mesh provides ventilation and keeps dirt and debris out too.

Just as you would with your own gear, check closure system and adjust the fit as needed 15 minutes into your activity and throughout your adventures.

Ruffwear grip trex in use photo from ruffwear
How cute is this!? Photo from the Ruffwear.com.


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Alastair Dixon
Alastair Dixonhttps://www.trailandkale.com
Hey, I'm Alastair. 5 years ago I started Trail & Kale as a way to share the mental & physical benefits that trail running and nature had given me. Since then Trail & Kale has grown to become a thriving blog and community that inspires people to trail run, hike, adventure more, and live a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

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