The Barker Image:

May 2, 2004
Outside Magazine

Family Vacations, Summer

The Barker Image:
The latest gear for dogs on the go

By day, Riley's sporty Glow Dog Reflective Jacket is a sedate royal blue. By night, it glows an eerie white. What gives? The jacket has microscopic reflectors embedded in the fabric's weave so that even drivers with a bad case of night blindness can swerve before it's too late. If your dog is prone to the chills, get him the fleece version ($30-$47, 888-456-9364).

Riley can pack in his own Power Bones with Wolf Packs' new Saddle Bag for Working Dogs ($45, 541-482-7669). The thin, lightweight, adjustable one-size-only daypack, originally designed for seeing-eye and other assistance dogs, comes in red, royal blue, and orange — shades to complement every canine coat.

Slightly resembling an oversize whoopee cushion, the Travel-N-Pet Travel Bed ($20-$22, 212-727-2390), an oval-shaped, inflatable Therm-A-Rest-for-dogs, comes in handy on nights when Riley's had a few too many licks from the bottom of the refried bean bowl to let him sleep in the tent.

— S.G.

Photographs by Jennifer Moller

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