Swag the Dog

Bring your most loyal partner on all your adventures

    Photo: Photographs by Shana Novak

1. BACKPACKING
With compression straps, dual water bladders, and a harness for hoisting your pooch up steep scrambles, RUFF WEAR's PALISADES PACK is the smartest we've tested. $125; ruffwear.com

2. CAR CAMPING
Made entirely from recycled factory scraps originally destined for human sleeping pads, the POE DOG BED from PACIFIC OUTDOOR has a waterproof top, making it easy to wash. $40; pacoutdoor.com

3. RAINY NIGHTS
Tired of wet mutts in your tent? Get them their own. REI's ADVENTURE DOG TENT might seem like overkill now, but it weighs just 2.2 pounds, packs down to the size of a rolled-up jacket, and, trust us, makes life a lot easier when your campsite turns to mud. $40; rei.com

4. COLD
Sure, the oil-finished cotton shell and wool liner of FILSON's SHELTER CLOTH DOG COAT will help keep your pup warm and dry, but on milder days you can flip it inside out to show off your dog's stylish inner lumberjack. $72; filson.com

5. ICE
On spring ski tours, MUTTLUKS' waterproof ALL WEATHER booties will prevent snow from balling between your dog's paw pads. $44; muttluks.com

6. CONTROL
KELTY's slightly stretchy six-foot ROPE LEASH is long enough to let your pooch play but also has a grab strap down low to rein him in. $15; kelty.com

7. TRAVEL
With a six-liter food stash, water and kibble bowls, Frisbee, and pockets for everything else, MOUNTAINSMITH's K-9 CUBE is easily the most organized dog-travel kit we've seen. $50; mountainsmith.com

8. PLAY
SPIFFY DOG's quick-drying, thermomolded-foam SPIFFY DISC flies a lot farther than a stick. Warning: not for chewers. $21; spiffydog.com

9. DEEP SNOW
If you had to plow through powder up to your neck, like your dog, you'd appreciate the ample chest coverage of RUFF WEAR's fleece-lined and water-resistant K-9 OVERCOAT. $50; ruffwear.com

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