The Best Dog Gear of 2021
Equip your best friend for camping out
Lifekey Fetch Tag ($25)
Fetch lets passersby pull up a lost dog’s contact info and health data by scanning this tag with the Tap phone app. Worried owners will get an instant notification with their pup’s GPS location.
Ruffwear Switchbak Harness ($60)
The Switchbak’s sleek, low-profile pockets have just enough room for the essentials—a bowl, some food, and poop bags.
Atlas Pet Company Lifetime Leash ($58)
After getting chewed, dragged, and tugged, this climbing-rope leash showed no sign of wear. The stainless-steel clip is easy to use with one hand and is extremely secure.
Klymit Travel Dog Bowl ($15)
This collapsible nylon bowl was the lightest we tested, and also the best designed. It’s flexible, it’s stable, and it folds down to fit into a pant pocket.
Nite Ize NiteDog Rechargeable LED Collar ($25)
Keep track of your fur baby at your campsite with this light-up collar. It’s water-resistant and lasts just over six hours on a charge.
Helinox Dog Cot ($150)
With an elevated mesh base, this cot is perfect for all seasons. It’s quick to assemble and has wide feet to prevent mishaps when getting on and off.
Vapur EZ Lick Foldable Dog Bottle ($20)
Similar to a hamster bottle, this 23.7-ounce water vessel has an ingenious cap that drips water slowly as your dog licks it, dispensing only what Buddy wants and nothing more.
Hurtta Outback Dreamer Eco Sleeping Bag ($115 and up)
Keep your pup warm with this waterproof sleeping bag, which has a foil-lined polyester interior that reflects body heat.
Carhartt Canvas and Felt Chew Toy ($10)
It’s simply a block of wool felt covered in duck canvas, but this was the only toy we tested that withstood months of abuse. It’s great for tug-of-war.