The Gear Outside Dogs Depend On

Gear up for playtime

Here's what you need to adventure with your dog. (Charles Dustin Sammann)
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Orvis Grip Tight Windowed Hammock Seat Cover ($149)

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(Courtesy Orvis)

Protect your car’s upholstery from mud, dirt, snow, and whatever else gets tracked in. Orvis’s Grip Tight cover is water-resistant and big enough for the entire back seat. Once you get home, hose it clean.

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Filson Bridle Leather Collar ($65)

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(Courtesy Filson)

The O-ring on the Bridle flips if it snags on a branch, preventing choking. But be warned: with handsome saddle-grade leather, man’s best friend will be dressed better than you.

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Astral BirdDog Life Jacket ($50)

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(Courtesy Astral)

OK, your dog’s a great swimmer. But give yourself extra peace of mind with this PFD from Astral. Three easy clips—two underneath and one across the chest—allow for simple adjustments on the go.

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Adventure Medical Kits Canine Field Medicine and Me and My Dog First Aid Kit ($15 and $50)

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(Courtesy Adventure Medical Kits)

Fully stocked for humans and canines alike, this kit and book ensure you’re well prepared for mishaps.

First Aid Kit Field Medicine Book


Weather Tech PetComfort Feeding System ($60 and up)

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(Courtesy PetComfort)

Available in a range of heights, this platform-based grub station holds food and water bowls and saves your pup’s neck from strain. Keep it in the trunk for trailhead refueling.

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Howling Dog Alaska Skijoring Line ($29)

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(Courtesy Howling Dog Alaska)

If your pup pulls while walking (and whose doesn’t?), this lead is a must. The ultrathick bungee absorbs the force and spares your arm, and the leash’s burly bronze latches are practically unbreakable.

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Howling Dog Alaska Distance Harness ($30)

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(Courtesy Howling Dog Alaska)

This harness reaches about a third of the way down your dog’s torso to better spread the load and eliminate pressure on the hips.

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Zuke’s Mini Naturals Treats ($15)

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(Courtesy Zuke's)

Zuke’s Mini Naturals pack all the good stuff—like cherries, rice, sunflower oil, and turmeric—without the filler. The pork flavor was a particular hit with our dogs.

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Turdlebag Poop-bag Carrier ($20)

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(Courtesy Turdlebag)

Pack out your dog’s business with the Turdlebag. It attaches to a leash with a snap, and the roll top quarantines odors until you find a trash can. It holds plenty of fresh bags, too.

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From Outside Magazine, August 2018
Filed To: Adventure / Dogs / First Aid / Hiking and Backpacking
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