Gear of the Dog: 11 Adventure Companion Essentials

Boa Lite leash

Boa Lite leash    Photo: Courtesy of Alite

Alite Boa Lite leash

Alite’s featherweight (4.8 ounces) Boa Lite leash reinforces responsible dog ownership: there’s a pocket for waste bags integrated into the leash.

Krebs Dog Leashes

Krebs leash
Krebs leash   Photo: Courtesy of Krebs

No fancy features here, just a cool idea: Krebs leashes are made from scraps of used climbing rope.

Kurgo Collaps A Bowl

Collaps A Bowl   Photo: Courtesy of Kurgo

At half a pound, the silicone Kurgo Collaps A Bowl is only two ounces heavier than a smashable water bowl, but it’s dishwasher safe, stores flat, and never gets soggy.

REI Ultra Dog Pack

REI Ultra Dog Pack
REI Ultra Dog Pack   Photo: Rob Butler

Dogs can carry up to a third of their weight comfortably—and REI’s durable Ultra Dog Pack makes it easier: compression straps tuck in extraneous pocket room, eliminating branch snags.

Astral Bird Dog Flotation Device

Bird Dog flotation device
Bird Dog flotation device   Photo: Courtesy of Astral

Astral’s Bird Dog flotation device has evenly distributed buoyancy to keep your pup afloat in whitewater. A haul strap makes for quick recovery into the boat. Available in five sizes.

Planet Dog On the Go Food and Water Bowls

Planet Dog
  Photo: Courtesy of Planet Dog

Planet Dog’s nylon-poly 48- and 72-ounce On the Go food and water bowls crush down in your dog’s pack when not in use.

Mountainsmith K-9 Cube

K-9 Cube
K-9 Cube   Photo: Courtesy of Mountainsmith

Mountainsmith’s K-9 Cube has compartments for keeping everything organized and comes with collapsible food and water bowls, a lined kibble container, and a soft frisbee.

Better Buddies Bedroll

Dog bedroll
Dog bedroll   Photo: Courtesy of Better Buddies

The Better Buddies bedroll is made with hemp, which is more durable and easier to clean than 100 percent cotton. Ten percent of the proceeds benefit Best Friends Animal Society.

Dublin Dog Collar

  Photo: Courtesy of Dublin Dog

Got a swimmer on your hands? Dublin Dog’s stretchy, synthetic collars don’t absorb water, so they’re stenchproof, too.

L.L.Bean Sporting Dog First-Aid Kit

L.L. Bean Sporting Dog first ai
L.L. Bean Sporting Dog first aid kit   Photo: Courtesy of L.L. Bean

Among 21 other medical products, L.L.Bean’s Sporting Dog first-aid kit has a skin stapler, saline and iodine solutions, a latex tourniquet, and, most important, an instruction book that explains how to use it all.

Garmin Astro 320 Dog Tracker

Astro 320 Dog Tracker
Astro 320 Dog Tracker   Photo: Courtesy of Garmin

Keep a virtual eye on your dog in the wilderness with Garmin’s Astro 320 Dog Tracker. It can keep tabs on up to 10 dogs in a nine-mile radius.

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