At OGE, we love our dogs. Nothing’s better than taking our four-legged life partners along on all our summer adventures, and just as we want the best gear for ourselves, we want them to have the best stuff too. Check out this list of the best dog gear for this summer and never leave your furry pal at home again.
1. Ruffwear Approach Pack
Get your dog trail-ready with the Approach Pack so they can carry their own food and water, and stop freeloading.
The way the saddlebags are cut, plus its easy-to-use compression system, ensure that the Approach Pack is form-fitting and well-balanced. Don’t overload your pup, though—Ruffwear recommends they carry no more than 25% of their body weight.
2. Ruffwear Trail Runner Bowl
Ultralight, and able to fit into the palm of your hand when stuffed into itself, the Trail Runner Bowl is perfect for keeping your dog hydrated and fueled up on hikes (and trail runs, naturally.)
3. NiteIze Spotlit Collar Light
Keep eyes on your dog after the sun goes down with the NiteIze SpotLit. It’s easy to put on, thanks to its sturdy stainless steel carabiner, and its ultra bright, color changing LED bulb is visible from far away. Put the Spotlit in Disco Mode for a sweet canine-powered light show, or keep track of more than one dog at a time by setting their lights to different colors!
4. Mudd & Wyeth Spot The Dog Bandana
A high-viz bandana is another easy way to keep track of your dog in low-light conditions, and they look pretty dang cute too. The Spot the Dog Bandana from Mudd & Wyeth is made of durable, easy to clean nylon and secures quickly via a Velcro strap, while it’s reversible flourescent colors keep your dog visible and safe from hunters.
5. Ruffwear Grip Trex
If your dog likes to go all-out on rough terrain—when you’re mountain biking, for example—consider investing in some Grip Trex. Dogs’ pads, while tough, aren’t invincible; getting them comfortable with running with these on could spare them from a summer-sidelining paw injury (and you from a costly vet bill).
6. Kurgo Go-Tech Adventure Harness
Kurgo is a small company committed to making the highest quality dog gear they can. Case in point: The Go-Tech Adventure Harness is a padded, breathable, and comfortable harness for your pooch that takes cues from climbing and linemen’s harnesses for enhanced durability—with an all-steel nesting buckle system, it’s about as strong as a dog harness can get. Attach your leash to the halt ring in the front of the harness for a great training aid against pulling, too.