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2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide

The Best Dog Gear of 2021

Equip your best friend for camping out


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Lifekey Fetch Tag ($25)

(Courtesy Lifekey)

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.

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Ruffwear Switchbak Harness ($60)

(Courtesy Ruffwear)

The Switchbak’s sleek, low-profile pockets have just enough room for the essentials—a bowl, some food, and poop bags.

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Atlas Pet Company Lifetime Leash ($58)

(Courtesy Atlas Pet Company)

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.

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Klymit Travel Dog Bowl ($15)

(Courtesy Klymit)

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.

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Nite Ize NiteDog Rechargeable LED Collar ($25)

(Courtesy Nite Ize)

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.

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Helinox Dog Cot ($150)

(Courtesy Helinox)

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.

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Vapur EZ Lick Foldable Dog Bottle ($20)

(Courtesy Vapur)

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.

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Hurtta Outback Dreamer Eco Sleeping Bag ($115 and up)

(Courtesy Hurtta)

Keep your pup warm with this waterproof sleeping bag, which has a foil-lined polyester interior that reflects body heat.

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Carhartt Canvas and Felt Chew Toy ($10)

(Courtesy Carhartt)

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.

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From Summer 2021 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Courtesy the Companies

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